420 with CNW – Why Looking at Indica or Sativa Categorizations Isn’t the Best Way to Select Cannabis Products

420 with CNW – Why Looking at Indica or Sativa Categorizations Isn’t the Best Way to Select Cannabis Products

Once in a while at your local dispensary, you will hear clients referring to indica or sativa when choosing the marijuana products they want to purchase. These terms are mostly used to describe the characteristics and effects of cannabis buds. Products such as vapes or edibles also lay claim to these terms. Indica-dominant strains are chill, and sativa strains are energetic. Hybrid strains represent a balance between indica and sativa. The question on people’s minds is, is the classification of the marijuana strains accurate in predicting a person’s experience after using marijuana? According to Daniel Simone Brand, it is not always accurate classifying weed with people’s experiences. Discussed below is the reason why indica, sativa, and hybrid classification is not reliable and what is replacing them. Origin of Indica and Sativa Back in the 1700s, the French biologist Jean Baptiste Lamarck classified weed into cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. According to Lamarck, a cannabis sativa plant was tall with light-colored, pointy shaped leaves while the cannabis indica plant was short with broader, dark-colored leaves. In those centuries, there were no labs for in-depth testing, but the THC levels were much lower those days than today, and the terpene content could…

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