Types of Weed- Indica vs Sativa.
At one point or another, everyone who is above the age of 18, no matter how straight and narrow they may be, has smoked weed in their lives. It could have been that they lit up a joint, or they were part of a chain during a puff-puff-pass session, or they inhaled second hand weed smoke. The point is, they got high, and liked it.
Marijuana, or more commonly known as weed, is a herb that has psychoactive properties. It has been used over the centuries for different purposes, as a;Source of industrial fiber -the Sativa stalk is used to make Hemp.As a source of seed oil.As a source of bird food (the seeds contain a high concentration of protein)As a recreational substance.To induce a sense of spiritual and religious enlightenment.
When certain parts of the weed plant (Cannabis sativa, or Cannabis indica) are ingested, smoked or inhaled, they produce an effect that culminates in a happy relaxed feeling. The effects have been known to produce religious and spiritual enlightenment. Weed is also used for medicinal purposes, especially by people suffering from cancer, to combat the effects of chemotherapy and as pain medication. This is called medical Marijuana.
Now, to smoke weed, in a responsible manner, it is paramount that you know what types of weed exist, and how they differ from each other. The cannabis plant has two main subspecies, Cannabis sativa, and Cannabis indica. These two types of weed are dissimilar in appearance and have very different effects when partaken of. The Indica vs. Sativa debate is a long one, but this is an attempt at making it clearer;
Indica vs. Sativa – Appearance.
Sativa plants grow long and lanky, and have narrow serrated leaves and loose spear shaped flower clusters. Indica plants grow short and stocky, and they have wider deeply serrated leaves, with a denser, more compact flower cluster. Sativa is more suited to outdoor growing, while indica is the best for growing indoors
Indica vs. Sativa– The Benefits
The benefits of smoking either indica or Sativa vary, and the effects of both are different. Indica has the effects on the body. It induces a typically relaxed feeling and gives one an overall sense of peace and tranquility. Most indica users are very polite and obedient, although it tends to turn you into a couch potato. Other benefits of indica are;It relieves the body of painIt is great for relieving muscle spasms and reducing seizures.Its high induces muscle relaxation.It is a good source of relief for headaches and migraines.It is a stress reliever.
Sativa on the other hand, mainly affects the mind. Its effects produce a heightened mental awareness, which induces creativity and enables the creation of new ideas. It has a very energetic high, with a buzz effect, that is uplifting and has an optimistic twinge to it is popular with musical artistes, especially rappers. Other benefits are;Creates a feeling of wellbeing and ease.It stimulates the body and infuses it with energy.It is a great reliever of depressionIt increases creativity.
Indica vs. Sativa- Usage
Indica is used medically to treat insomnia and anxiety, while sativa is used to increase creativity and combat depression.
Now that you know the difference, please use the herb in a responsible manner.
So there are:
- scientific weed names
- popular weed names
- official registered weed names
Scientists have classified cannabis into three general subspecies. These subspecies each manifest somewhat different characteristics in structure and chemicals produce in the flowering process, but all share many similarities such as the ability to produce THC, their breeding methods and seed production, along with similar needs for healthy cultivation. The three cannabis subspecies are:
The use of cannabis goes back way before the genetics of a plant could be patented, or even before anyone thought to register the name of their unique strain of marijuana for commercial purposes. Because of this, many of the types of weed names that we commonly use today were created collectively by the weed-using comminuty in the public domain. Some examples of popularly created and commonly used weed names that indicate the quality and potency of the product are:
- Acapulco Gold
In addition to the proper names for the individual strains of weed, there are general terms that can be used to classify a general quality of a batch of marijuana. Some common examples are:
- kind buds (a.k.a. KB)
- ditch weed
There are other types of weed names that refer just to usable marijuana in general. These names aren’t necessarily going to indicate the relative quality of the weed, but typically do imply that it is of a grade that is high enough to be considered of recreational or medicinal quality. One example of a name that indicates cannabis plants that are not of this higher potency would be “hemp” while these names refer to the better, consumable marijuana:
- mary jane
In markets where cultivation and consumption of marijuana is legal there tends to be a more specific definition of weed names used in those places. This is mainly as a result of the freedom of communication and trade of genetics that occur in these freer, more open markets. In contrast, black market marijuana trade is reported to use more general terms like a simple “bag of weed” or perhaps Sativa or Indica, but may often lack the details of the strain and genetics that were used to grow that particular crop. Buyers in a black market may tend to be less picky when it comes to the particular breed of weed, and more willing to accept pot sold under the more general types of weed names.