Cannabis Sativa

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The two most well-known varieties of cannabis—sativa and indica—historically, were considered to be subspecies. However, current botanical thinking refers only to a single species, Cannabis Sativa, as most cannabis plants grown today are hybrids of the historical varieties. The hybrid nature of current cannabis plants means their cannabinoid content cannot be determined by their variety description or appearance. Therefore, composition analysis is necessary for all plants to determine cannabinoid content. 

Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica are two species of cannabis. This means that they share many similar features but have specific and distinct differences. Although anecdotal evidence and some marijuana dispensaries claim that indica is more calming and sativa is more energizing, they say that such statements are misleading. Many more factors are involved in creating the recreational and medical effects of marijuana than strain alone. 

Botanists use physical differences — such as variations in height, branching patterns, and the shape of the leaves — to identify different strains of plants. This is where the names “indica” and “sativa” come from. Indica plants are shorter than sativa plants, and they have a woody stalk, not a fibrous one. Indica plants also grow more quickly than Sativa plants. There is some disagreement regarding what caused these physical differences between strains. Some say that these differences are due to humans breeding different varieties, while others say that a mixture of evolving adaptations and geographic isolation is responsible. 

Cannabis sativa comes from warmer parts of the world, such as Southeast Asia and Central and South America. The general perception is that it provides a more energizing and creative high, though it can prompt anxiety in some people. Sativa can also be helpful for people with depression, headaches, nausea, and appetite loss. Sativa plants tend to contain more THC than 

CBD. This negates these claims. Some sativa plants may be energizing while others may not. The same goes for Indica strains. My CBD Cert, LLC / / / Personal & Confidential / Not for Distribution

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