Sativa is a class of marijuana that many people associate with uplifting the mood and invigorating the mind. Most of the “Sativas” we see in the market today are likely hybrids, so it’s difficult to generalize their effects. However, the usual impact of Sativa-dominant strains is cerebral, which contrasts the body-highs of Indica-dominant varieties. Cannabinoid profiles and concentrations can vary widely by strain, but Sativas, in general, have higher concentrations of THC compared to their Indica cousins. As you may know, THC is the cannabinoid that causes intoxication and euphoria. Sativa strains also typically have lower concentrations of CBD than Indica strains. So, Sativa products might not be the best choice if you need relaxation, stress-relief, and pain management.
Sativa plants – which are capable of reaching heights of up to 20 feet – are much taller than Indica plants. The branches of these plants tend to grow upwards and slowly spread out. Sativa buds begin at the nodes and expand along the stem’s length. These flowering bodies might be much bigger than Indica buds, but they are also less dense, so their effects are typically weaker.
The effects of Sativa consumption are localized in the brain, whereas Indica strains produce effects for the whole body. These mental effects help you feel more motivated and focused. We generally recommend Sativa cannabis for daytime consumption because its energy-boosting capabilities can negatively affect your sleep quality at night. It’s also good to keep in mind that Sativa products with higher THC levels produce an amplified psychoactive effect, which will make you feel spacey and dreamy. While this type of Sativa is excellent for relaxing at home or for social gatherings, it might not be the best choice for precision or focus-driven tasks. For this same reason, new cannabis users should look for Sativa strains with low THC content to gauge their tolerance. Many describe the Sativa high as “euphoric.” Several studies affirm this notion, as they show that THC can boost the body’s serotonin levels – the hormone that stabilizes the mood and imparts feelings of happiness. For many people, it also enhances creativity and encourages deep conversation, making it suitable for artistic endeavors and social gatherings.
People use Indica strains for pain relief because they generally have higher CBD concentrations. However, Sativa might be more useful for those who want to avoid the sedated high of Indica but want to medicate during the day. If you still have tasks that you need to accomplish, but you need effective pain-relief, a Sativa variant with a slightly higher CBD concentration might be up your alley. Aside from pain relief, Sativa weed flower can impart other beneficial effects like:
At Cheeba’s, we understand that people have different needs. Some want a milder hit of that familiar Sativa high that lets them stay functional throughout the day. In contrast, others might want to go all out and disconnect from the world with a high THC strain. Regardless of your preferences, our Sativa line is only filled with quality buds that we love using ourselves!