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What is the Difference Between Indica vs. Sativa?

Indica vs Sativa: What’s the difference?

Cannabis can be an effective treatment option for a variety of medical conditions. This is because different strains produce different results in the body.

Understanding different strains is important in understanding how cannabis works throughout the body. At the most basic level, the different types of cannabis plants are indica and sativa.


Indica plants are produced with a greater amount of CBD and a lower amount of THC. Indica strains are typically used for increased mental relaxation, muscle relaxation, decreased nausea, decreased acute pains, increased appetite and increase of dopamine levels. Indica strains are most often used to help treat insomnia.


Sativa plants are produced with greater amounts of THC and less CBD. Sativa medicinal strains are best for daytime use. Some common uses are for anti-anxiety, anti-depression, treatment with chronic pain, increased focus and creativity and increased serotonin level.

Making the Choice

When it comes to choosing between sativa and indica, it is your preference. You can consult with your doctor on selecting the strain that best fits your needs based upon your medical condition(s) and symptoms. Your doctor can help make the best recommendations for you. However, you might also try different strains to see which produces the desired results for you. Every patient is different, so the variety in cannabis plants makes it ideal for patients with different conditions and symptoms.


If you are a Missouri resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Missouri Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.

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