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Differences Between Cannabis Types

Walking into a cannabis dispensary can be overwhelming with so many products and strains to pick from. At The Botanical Co., we strive to make it as easy as possible for our Michigan customers to understand the difference between cannabis types. The main types of cannabis are indica, sativa, and a hybrid form. Our knowledgeable team will guide you to the perfect products for your needs.

Differences Between Indica and Sativa

The main difference between indica and sativa is the growing process. Indica plants are short with thick stems and short flowering cycles, while sativa plants are taller with narrow leaves and longer flowering cycles. Sativas are generally known for giving an uplifting, energizing high, and indicas are typically known for a sedating, relaxing high. The hybrid strains commonly offer a mixture of sativa and indica effects. One thing to remember is that the chemical compounds of each strain, including its terpenes and cannabinoids, determine the specific effects of any type of cannabis. We are happy to guide you through our different types of cannabis to find the one that works best for your needs.

What is Sativa Cannabis?

Sativa cannabis strains are known for their energetic highs. While not all sativa strains will give you quick energy, most consumers say the strain stimulates them while alleviating stress and boosting focus. Many users choose to use sativa during the day to feel more productive and creative.

What is Indica Cannabis?

Indica strains are known for their relaxation and pain alleviation effects. Many consumers associate indica strains with a tingly face and high level of relaxation. Many users use indica cannabis at night because it helps most users feel happy, sleepy, and relaxed.

What Are Hybrid Strains?

Hybrid strains are a combination bred from sativa and indica-descended cannabis plants. Most hybrid strains help users feel uplifted, energetic, happy, and relaxed. The type of high most users experience depends on the type of consumed hybrid strain.

Making Your Cannabis Choices

The most important things to remember when choosing your cannabis type include:

  • Keep your mind open to other strains –Explain to us your goals, and we’ll lead you to the best fit for your needs. It’s important to remember that not all sativas are uplifting, and not all indicas will put you to sleep. We can find the best strains to meet your needs.
  • Think about your tolerance – Today’s cannabis strains are often highly potent with THC. If your tolerance levels aren’t accustomed to a high potency level, it’s essential to be modest. We’ll help you find the best balance and level for your ideal experience.
  • Speak to your healthcare provider – If you’re taking medication or have an existing medical condition, it’s important to speak to your healthcare provider before trying cannabis. They may offer recommendations to complement your current health regimen.

Visit The Botanical Co. Today

The Botanical Co. team is passionate about helping you find the best cannabis that fits your needs and improve your life. We’ll help you feel welcome and excited about our products. Our warm atmosphere helps you feel comfortable while learning about our cannabis products. Call us today or visit one of our locations in Michigan,  Tawas, Lansing, and Kalkaska, to learn more about our products and reward program.