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Cannabis Indica

Cannabis Indica

It’s important to know the difference between indica and sativa strains, as each has its own individual characteristics. Knowing the differences can help you decide which strain to choose when growing your own medicine or when purchasing it from a dispensary, depending on what your state guidelines are. Read on to learn more about cannabis indica.

Growing Indica

The Indica plant, which is better for indoor growing, is short, dense and can grow up to 6 feet tall. Its leaves are broad and deep green, often tinged with purple. Indicas originally come from hash producing countries such as Afghanistan, Morocco, and Tibet. Compared to Sativa strains, indicas generally yield more but the product is less potent. Indica strains have more chlorophyll than sativa, which mean they grow and mature faster and have a shorter growing season. After flowering starts they will be mature in 6 to 8 weeks.

Indica Buds

The buds from an indica plant are typically thick and dense marijuana buds with flavors and aromas ranging from pungent to sweet and fruity. The buds will vary in color from dark green to purple, just like the indica plant’s leaves.  The smoke that comes from indica strains is often thick and can induce fits of coughing.

Effects of Indica

Indicas have a higher level of cannabinoids than sativas, which results in a sedated body-type stone. Because indica strains may cause feelings of sleepiness and heaviness, many patients prefer to medicate with this type of cannabis at night. Read more about medical marijuana side effects here.  

Popular Indica Strains

Common indica strains include: White Berry,Blueberry, Northern Lights, Sensi Star and Gold Star. 

Talk to your Marijuana Doctor

This information should not replace the advice of your doctor. Ask your doctor which medical marijuana strain is best for your medical condition. If you are in need of a quality medical marijuana doctor, a medical marijuana card, or would like to get medical marijuana in your state, can help. We have licensed doctors in all medical marijuana states. Find a marijuana doctor now.


This information is not provided by medical professionals and is intended only to complement, and not to replace or contradict, any health or medical advice or information provided by healthcare professionals.  If you have any questions, please contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.

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