Cannabis Strains

Whether you are looking to learn more about cannabis purely for recreational purposes, or you have a medical condition that you feel may benefit from marijuana usage and are trying to find an appropriate strain to treat your symptoms, it can feel overwhelming to first learn about the many different cannabis strains available today. There are hundreds and hundreds of documented strains available to be researched online. They all fall into one of three categories: indicas, sativas, and hybrids.

Indicas vs. Sativas

cannabis strainsIt is generally accepted that there are two different kinds of species of marijuana plant: cannabis indica, and cannabis sativa. The two plants look generally the same, yet they are distinctly different from one another. They also have different properties when smoked or ingested. Typically, indica plants are much more relaxing and calming than sativas. Often, these strains are best for at the end of the day. Sativas, in comparison, are much more uplifting. Rather than making you sleepy, sativas energize you, leaving you clear-headed and able to focus on tasks more easily. This often makes them a better choice for use during the day.


Hybrids often mix and match the best of the sativa and indica worlds, blending relaxation with clarity. Hybrid cannabis strains may have equal parts of two different crossbred plants, or may instead use a 75/25 ratio to achieve the desired effects. For more information on any strain you are considering trying, ask your dispensary budtender or do your research online. For more information on cannabis strains, visit Weed Depot at or call (480) 385-3800 today.