Indica? Sativa? Hybrid? Dominant?
If you are new to cannabis, you may be scratching your head at all the new terminology.
Here is a quick breakdown of what each means for consumers.
Indica generally refers to strains/products that have a calming/mellowing effect. Think of Indica products as ones that provide a "low" buzz. Common effects include sleepiness, relaxation, and pain relief.
Sativa, on the other hand, refers to strains/products that can energize and elevate. Common effects of Sativa products can include uplifted moods, creativity, socialness, and a boost in energy.
Hybrids are yet another type of cannabis product that have a combination of effects from the two previously mentioned labels.
Then if people are getting really specific, they go one step further when classifying hybrids with labels like Sativa-dominant or Indica-leaning. This is pretty self-explanatory if you understand Indica and Sativa strains!
Supposedly botanists say this info is misleading, but the typical cannabis consumer shouldn't worry too much about plant classifications by botanists!
Weed delivery services or local cannabis dispensaries typically have knowledgeable budtenders who can assist you with most of your cannabis-related questions!