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Indica, Sativa and Hybrid

The distinction between Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains.

Historically, marijuana is often classified into two major categories: Indica and Sativa.

INDICA

VS

SATIVA

Sativa leaf
Indica leaf

Dark, broad leaves

Thin, lighter leaves

PLANT CHARACTERISTICS     |     INDICA

Indica plant,2-4 feet tall

UP TO 2-4 FEET TALL

INDICA     |     ORIGIN COUNTRY

India orginiated in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

India originated in Pakistan

Pakistan

India originated in India

India

Indica originated in Turkey

Turkey

Powerful,

evening sedatives

Relaxed,

ready for bed

SATIVA      |     PLANT CHARACTERISTICS

Sativa plant, 6-20 feet tall

UP TO 6-20 FEET TALL

ORIGIN COUNTRY     |     SATIVA

Sativa originated in Africa

Africa

Sativa originated in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Sativa originated in Central America

Central America

Sativa originated in parts of Western Asia

Parts of Western Asia

POSSIBLE BENEFITS

Possible mental and physical relief

Reduces chronic pain

Reduces nausea

Improves focus and creativity

Less overall pain

Boosts serotonin 

Greater appetite

Increases dopamine levels

Energizes mood

Reduces depression

HYBRID

Cannabis leaf

Modern day strains are essentially all hybrids; typically dominant in either Indica or Sativa. Hybrids are new and unique strains that are bred from an Indica and a Sativa plant. Ideally, a hybrid inherits most of the beneficial medicinal properties of both its parents. Breeders can “cross” any two strains in an effort to create a new strain that delivers the best possible medicinal efficacy.

Happiness

Anti-anxiety and

anti-depressant

POSSIBLE EFFECTS

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Our Strain Library

We are proud of the variety and quality of strains we grow at Pure Dakota. Learn more about our Sativa, Indica and Hybrid strains and find which strain would be best suited for your medicinal needs.