Indica, sativa, or hybrid?

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Indica, sativa, or hybrid?

When shopping for cannabis, you may have noticed to see strains classified into 3 categories: indica, sativa, or hybrid. 

Indica strains give a more "body" high, or physically sedating/relaxing effect. These are good to "chill out" to, to listen to with music, watch a movie, or before sleep.

Sativa strains give a more "head" high, or cerebrally uplifting/invigorating effect that are good for more problem-solving or creative pursuits. 

Hybrid strains fall in the middle. 

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Even though this is the general rule of thumb, the strain is not totally predictive of its effects — not all sativas produce "head-highs" and not all indicas are sleep-inducing. It usually depends more on the combinations of all the compounds in the plant, which includes cannabinoids and terpenes.

The effects of any given cannabis strain depend on a number of different factors, including the product’s profile of compounds such as terpenes and cannabinoids, your unique biology and tolerance, dose, and consumption method. By understanding how these factors change the experience, you’ll have the best chance of finding that perfect strain for you.

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