Indica vs Sativa, Which is Better?

If you are a new home grower of cannabis, you have to ask yourself this important question. Which one is better to grow, Indica or Sativa

Now, the answer depends on your requirements and capacity as a grower. But if you do not have an idea which to choose from these two, this post is beneficial for you. 

As you may have already known, there are thousands of cannabis strains. It’s important that you understand what a strain could do for you as a grower and a consumer. Some are beneficial for certain diseases, while others will do nothing about your health condition. 

Below is a table detailing the differences between Indica and Sativa.

In a nutshell, Indica strains are known to give you a relaxing experience. On the other hand, Sativas can be considered as an energy booster. So for example, if you are looking for a cannabis plant that can help you get through a busy day, growing Sativa is more logical. However, if you wish to have a more relaxed sleep, Indica is the way to go.

Learning the Hybrids

Today, there are many hybrid strains to choose from. What’s great about this is they can potentially get the traits and properties from their parents.

Talk to Your Supplier

When you are buying seeds or plants, it’s best if you talk to your source. Most likely, they are aware of the attributes of the strain. That’s one of the easiest ways to get the right cannabis seeds for you. Yet again, doing your research beforehand can help with your decision-making.

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabis plants contain chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. These are responsible for bringing effects to the cannabis consumer – whether good or bad. The two main ones are called (1) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and (2) cannabidiol (CBD)

  • THC: This is a psychoactive compound in the plants which is responsible for giving that high feeling. In other cases, THC could be responsible for different side effects such as dry mouth, dry eyes, even dizziness, and anxiety.
  • CBD: This doesn’t give you a high feeling but has several benefits, such as reducing migraines and pain. 

In the past, much importance was given to THC and CBD. However, let’s not forget Terpenes which can also have an impact on its consumer. This is also a compound found in cannabis plants and could directly affect the smell of the plants. It could also affect the effects of the strain.

Understand Your State’s Regulations 

Knowing which type of cannabis is perfect for your needs is one thing. However, you must understand your state’s individual regulations and laws. Check if you are allowed to grow the strain and learn the quantity of plants you can grow. While most of us are aware of its benefits, there are restrictions we need to follow as cannabis home growers.

Today, many people have stopped using the term strains when referring to cannabis plants. It’s because the word ‘strain’ is often associated with viruses and bacteria. Instead, they use ‘chemovars’ and are categorized as Type I, Type II, and Type III

Type I 

High THC 

Type II 

Combined THC and CBD 

Type III 

High CBD 

If you want to know the right type of cannabis to grow, you can send us a message to the team@cartiercrops and get personalized advice. 

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