The Three Types of Cannabis Strains: Indica, Sativa & Hybrid

The Three Types of Cannabis Strains: Indica, Sativa & Hybrid

There’s so much to know about modern cannabis. Let’s explore what these different types of cannabis can do for you!

Different combination of cannabinoid compounds yield different cannabis strains. Each of the strain provides different experiences. Their are two main types of traditional cannabis strains- Indica and Sativa. Hybrid strains are also commonly found these days, too. Let’s talk about the different properties and attributes of each…


Okay, ready? Here’s your first tip… In-da-couch! Indica yields a heavy, full body high that creates a relaxing effect. Many users find this strain has them “couch-locked.” Nighttime use is preferred with these strains as they aid pain reduction and sleep. There is are also some evidence these strains are effective in fighting nausea, depression, migraines / headaches. Mostly they provide a Netflix and chill kinda vibe.

Cannabis Indica plants are typically short, bushy plants with wide leaves. Indica plants typically grow faster and have a higher yield than the sativa variety. Medicine produced from cannabis Indica plants have higher CBD and lower THC counts.


If you are looking for cannabis to help you create some energy, the use of sativa strains should be your choice. Sativa provide a “head high” or “cerebral high.” 

Sativa is known as a daytime strain creating enhanced focus, and stimulating feelings of well-being and ease. 

These strains tend to have a higher THC than CDB content. Users of sativa find their high promotes with creativity and imagination. However, strong sativas may sometimes cause anxiety or paranoia. Those with high anxiety should be mindful of this. (High-CBD strains help reduce anxiety.) Sativas mix well with socializing, physical activity, and creative projects.

Cannabis Sativa plants grow tall and thin with narrow leaves. Sativa plants are also generally a lighter shade of green than other strains. Sativa strains take longer to grow, mature, and require more light.


These strain aren’t like a hybrid car but kinda the same idea. They are actually more like a crossover. Hybrid strains mix the properties of both Indica and Sativa plants to create a new experience altogether. They are thought to give you a experience somewhere between what’s typical of Indicas and Sativas. Ideally hybrids aim to give you the best of both worlds.

Hybrids are known to have varied flowering times but are high-yield like indicas while retaining cerebral highs like sativas. This blended strain provides various symptom relief and makes up the largest majority of the cannabis market.


Each strain has unique genetics resulting in different levels of THC and CBD. Cannabis indica, sativa and hybrids can benefit each individual in various ways. Examining cannabinoid levels is advised in choosing the best strain for you!


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This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Pam

    Very interesting – I had no idea there were different strains, but I guess it makes sense.

    1. WelcomingWeed

      Yes Ina! Sativa has been proven to help with arthritis! Pls DM me for more info and/or stay tuned for a blog post soon about that!

  2. Anitra

    I had no idea there was so many options for cannabis.

  3. Tiffany

    So much information I didn’t know! Thanks for sharing, it’s all very interesting, I’ve enjoyed reading your posts.

  4. Candi

    It is interesting to see how the difference types of cannibas provide a different high, or pain relief, etc. This is important information for anyone who is using, or considering the use of, cannibas.

  5. Melissa Parcel

    I always learn something when I read your posts. I had no idea that the different strains had different effects.

    1. WelcomingWeed

      Thanks for continuing to show your support Melissa! Glad to hear your learning stuff! That’s the whole point of my blog! Thank you!!!

  6. Michele Vadnais

    You always have a great deal of info…would love some pics as well!

    1. WelcomingWeed

      Hey Michele! Thanks for continuing to read on! More pics coming soon! Thanks for letting me know about your interest!

  7. Tricia Snow

    Interesting to know the different strains! Great info!

  8. gail

    Did not know this! I’ve heard of people being couch locked before! Thanks for the handy way to remember it!

  9. Naomi

    Wow, fascinating information. I enjoy learning something new from your blog each week!

  10. Jennifer

    I never knew there was so much too it. This is like a botany class on cannabis.

  11. Tina

    So interesting! I have heard people talk about the focus they find when using, but I never quite understood that.

  12. Kristi Ann

    Ok, didn’t know there were different kinds. I think I need the one that gives energy!

  13. T.M.

    Lots to process….lots to learn.

  14. Christa

    I am learning SO MUCH through this blog. I’ve been super fun at summer parties sharing all I have learned. 🙂

    1. WelcomingWeed

      Christa! That’s hilarious! Enjoy your parties! Happy to help provide the info for the entertainment! Keep spreading the word!!!

  15. Katie

    I had no idea that different strains were the reason for different effects. I guess I never thought deeply enough. That for sharing!

  16. Kat

    In-da-couch! Haha. I always loved that one. Great summery of the three types. I also know that indica is best for pain…

  17. Fredia Manville

    Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

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