They grow faster than sativas and each plant produces more buds. Indica strains come from the indica cannabis plant, which is generally shorter and bushier than its sativa counterpart. Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica are two species of cannabis. This means that they share many similar characteristics, but they have specific and distinct differences.
Myrcene, the most common terpene in cannabis, is known to help patients sleep, fighting conditions such as anxiety and insomnia. If present in a specific strain in a volume greater than 0.5 percent, the strain is considered an indica. If the amount of myrcene is less than half of one percent, then the strain is considered sativa. Indica plants usually contain higher amounts of CBD than THC, while sativa plants tend to have higher amounts of THC than CBD.
Indica is thought to produce a more calming or relaxing effect, while sativa is known to cause an uplifting sensation. Indica cannabis plants are usually short, bushy plants with broad leaves. Indica plants tend to grow faster and have a higher yield than the sativa variety. Medicines produced from Indica cannabis plants have higher levels of CBD and lower THC.
Most dispensaries must store at least some of these sativa marijuana strains, as they are generally a public favorite. The effects of different varieties of herb depend on a number of different factors, but mainly on the cannabinoids and terpenes of the strain, or the chemical compounds it contains.