What is the difference between sativa, hybrid, and indica?


Sativa effects tend to be centered around the mind, which is why people say it offers a “head high.” People find smoking Sativa makes them feel more energized and better focused. These effects make Sativa strains best for daytime use.

There are many reasons people use Sativa cannabis strains. Some simply prefer the head high to the “body high” dominating Indica strains. Other common reasons you may choose a Sativa strain include:

  • Help ease depression symptoms
  • Ease headaches
  • Decrease nausea
  • Help combat appetite loss
  • Generally, focus better


Hybrid cannabis strains are created by crossing a Sativa and an Indica together. Sometimes a hybrid cannabis strain will be Indica-dominant or Sativa-dominant. Other times, it can be an almost even combination of the two. The effects a person receives from using these strains depends on the combination of parent strains used.


Indica effects tend to focus more on the body, which is why people say it causes a “body high.” You may have heard this referred to as “In-da-couch.” Since Indica strains tend to be so relaxing, they’re best for nighttime use.

There are many reasons people choose Indica strains over other options. Some users simply prefer a body high over a head high. Other reasons people commonly use Indica strains include:

  • To relieve body pain (especially muscle pain)
  • Reduce nausea
  • Increase appetite
  • Help ease insomnia symptoms
  • Reduce anxiety symptoms