What's the Difference Between "Indica" and "Sativa" Strains? | Grow Weed Easy


What are the best strains of cannabis, the ones labeled Indica or Sativa or Auto-flowering? Which strains produce this or that effect? Which ones are “medical” and which aren’t? The sheer number of cannabis strains available today can be overwhelming, and it can be tough to cut through the marketing speak and find the information you’re really looking for!

Indica vs Sativa vs Ruderalis

The three main “types” of cannabis are Indica, Sativa and Ruderalis (auto-flowering).

In the scientific community, all types of marijuana (including hemp) are referred to as Cannabis sativa, whether you’re talking about Indica, Sativa or Ruderalis strains!

Scientifically, there are not different “strains” of marijuana as much as they are “varieties” of the plant Cannabis sativa. Genetically, the various strains cannabis we know and love are actually very closely related to each other and hard to tease apart.

When it comes to the cannabis growing scene though, growers universally refer to various varieties as strains.

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