Cannabis Strains: Indica

Confused by all the terminology flying around your local MMJ dispensary? Have no fear; we’ve created a quick overview of what makes the Indica plant different from Sativas and Hybrids, as well as common Indica strains in Denver. This should help you be able to identify what strains could work best for your needs.

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What is an Indica Strain?

Marijuana strains are categorized as either Indica, Sativa or Hybrid. Indica strains are generally a bushy plant with large broad leaves. By comparison, Sativa plants are tall and narrow with long skinny leaves. For the most part, patients turn to Indica plants for their sedative effects, used to help you relax, sleep better and reduce anxiety.

The Indica plant thrives in cooler climates and has a shorter flowering cycle compared to Sativa plants. Indica plants can produce a wide range of CBD and THC profiles. This means that some Indica strains are ideal for medical use, while others are more suited for recreational use. Even once you understand the difference between Indica and Sativa, you will want to compare individual strains more closely to determine which one is best suited to your needs.

What are the best Indica strains?

There are many popular Indica strains in Denver today. A longtime favorite is Bio Chem, a spicy herbal strain that is perfect for helping you overcome insomnia and reducing stress in your life. For MMJ users, Triangle is widely used to treat depression, headaches, and body pains. It has more of an earthy, pine flavor. Along with these, you will often hear of Indica strains derived from the famous Afghani strain. Afghani is one of the single most successful strains ever created and is mostly used for pain relief. However, it has also been used as a cross in many other strains, lending it’s potency to other medicinal strains.

If you are curious about which Indica strains are available near you, visit Options Medical Center online or stop by our Wheat Ridge  or Boulder location. We are always here to answer your questions and help you compare different Indica strains so you can find your perfect solution. Make sure to ask about our daily deals and our in-house creations coming straight from our grow!