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Differences Between Cannabis Types

The legalization of cannabis has brought about a massive influx of products and strains into the market. As a result, walking into a dispensary can be a daunting experience, especially for those who are new to cannabis or are looking for specific products to cater to their needs. At The Botanical Co. in Michigan, we understand that selecting the right cannabis product can be a challenging task, which is why we strive to make the experience as easy and straightforward as possible for our customers.

Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to educating our customers about the differences between the three main types of cannabis: indica, sativa, and hybrid. Indica strains are known for their calming effects and are often used to relax and unwind after a long day. Sativa strains, on the other hand, are known for their energizing effects and are often used to increase focus and creativity.

Hybrid strains are a combination of both indica and sativa strains and offer a balance of both effects. Our team will guide you through the different strains and products to help you find the perfect fit for your needs, ensuring a personalized and satisfying experience.

Cannabis Terpenes


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.
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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, TawasLansing, and Kalkaska, to learn more about our products and reward program.