May 19, 2018

What are the differences between cannabis species?

Genus: Cannabis

Species: C. indica, C. sativa, C. ruderalis

Contrary to popular belief, the species of cannabis you consume doesn’t indicate the varying effects you can expect to experience.

That’s right, indica doesn’t chill you out, nor does sativa energize you. Regardless of species, it’s a strain’s unique mix of cannabinoids and terpenes that gets you in the groove. In fact, most modern-day strains of cannabis are crossbreeds (a mix of species), with very few linking back to their pure lineage.

Taxonomy terms such as indica or sativa are best used to categorize the varying climates, appearances, origins and growth patterns of each variety. The combination of cannabinoids and terpenes present, regardless of species, is the best predictor of consumption effects.