Sativa plants are much taller and thinner than Indica plants and grow much narrower leaves in a lighter shade of green. They can grow as quickly as 20 feet in a single season, thus making them better suited for outdoor growing. Their geographical origins range from equatorial Colombia and Mexico to Thailand and Southeast Asia. Once the plants begin flowering, they will take on average 10 to 16 weeks to fully mature. The sativa plant ranges in flavors and scents from sweet and fruity to earthy with diesel fuel undertones.
Cannabis Sativa Facts
Best in the Morning
A Sativa high is known as a cerebral “head buzz.” Sativa high’s are most often associated with intellectual enlightenment, enhanced audio and visual senses and energetic optimism. Cannabis Sativa contains a higher level of THC compared to CBD, a psychoactive substance more closely linked to epilepsy, multiple sclerosis spasms, nausea, convulsions and cancer cell growth inhabitations. Sativa works as a an appetite stimulant, which can be incredibly useful for patients diagnosed with Cancer or Anorexia Nervosa.
Patients prefer Sativa to Indica during the day because it raises social alertness while providing an uplifting, energetic high. For these same reasons, Sativa is suggested for patients suffering from depression. The Cannabis Sativa strain is extremely effective in treating both mental and behavioral issues such as anxiety and ADHD. Additionally, Sativa works to stimulate focus and creativity. They tend to leave you engaging in in-depth-conversations and analyzing the human experience as we have come to know it. Therefore, Sativa has become very popular amongst artists, musicians and philosophers alike, sparking up with Sativa to spark some new ideas.
Common Sativa Strains
For feelings of euphoria, patients recommend Sativa strands such as Sour Diesel, Trainwreck, Jack Herer, Purple Haze, 3 Leaf Sativa, Aloha Sativa, Amnesia Sativa, Green Crack, Blue Haze, Hindu Kush Sativa, Magnum OG and Headband.