There are lots of ways to find your vibe. Some like to learn through research, some through experience, but it’s good to have a basic grasp of varieties. Let’s talk about your sativas vs your indicas.
Sativa is your day-time, pep-in-your-step, “let’s get a creative flow” go-to. While cannabis may have developed a reputation for a mellow buzz, sativa can actually be energy-boosting. It gets you there with greater levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. A sativa variety might be where you turn for non-drowsy activity when you want your focus and imagination to take center stage. These varieties often come into play when you’re looking for a stress-relieving or anxiety-reducing pick-me-up. Think effervescence and invigoration!
Indica is your warm cup of tea, your bath after a long day, your weekend-mode activated, your “easy like Sunday morning”. Indica is known for that “let’s curl up” feeling of deep relaxation. The CBD level is higher than the THC, so you’re looking at a pain-reliever and inflammation reducer that leaves you clear-headed, not high. The kushes are in this family, the ones that unspool you from your day and get you ready for bed.
Keep in mind there IS variation within the sativa and indica families, and that’s where our cultivation team comes into play. A lot goes into crafting a desired effect, and it goes beyond which particular variety of cannabis is used in the process. Our cultivators are experts and they know their plants right down to their chemical compositions; they know what plant they’re growing and what product they plan to build. Hybrids matter, dosing matters, method of consumption matters. Knowing what variety of cannabis was used won’t always be the best predictor of its effects. Unsure of what you need? Let our product descriptions be your guide or reach out to our team!
What if you want something like “an indica that acts like a sativa” (as in, a variety higher in CBD but with higher levels of THC) OR “a sativa that acts like an indica” (as in, a smooth mellow variety with loads of those soothing CBD properties but will still be energetic)? When we know what kind of vibe you’re chasing, we can help you get there! Over time you’ll start to get a feel for what works for you and your body; it’s like being able to say “I don’t love a chardonnay from California, but I love them from France,” or “I don’t like raw tomatoes but I love them cooked!” Personal preference, you get the idea.