We’ve established that Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa each have their own uniquely beneficial effects. The beauty of hybridization is that it recognizes those benefits and breeds them together, for the best of both worlds. In blending both strains, it can enable us access to our favorite qualities taken from Indica and Sativa, in one bud.
Hybridization is broken down into three basic categories. Sativa-dominant Hybrids Staying true to its roots, Sativa strains promise a cerebral-high with an overall tranquil body-high. The favored elements of the Sativa strain, including energetic and uplifting positive mental effects make Sativa hybrids ideal for day-time smoking. Certain Sativa-dominant strains are more potent for numbing pain relief than others.
For example, Purple Trainwreck’s cross-genetics can be linked to Sativa based Grandaddy Purple and Trainwreck strains. This stress-relieving hybrid provides an intense body high with a mental high to match it. Trainwreck alone is known for its success in healing physical ailments. The addition of Grandaddy Purple brings a smooth berry flavor and an uplifting, energetic high to the table. Another crowd favorite is the well known Sour Diesel strain. Its lineage traces back predominantly to Sativa, though it is a blended strain. Sour Diesel has an unforgettably pungent scent, and is coupled with an exhilarating energetic boost. Unlike Purple Trainwreck, Sour Diesel provides a purely cerebral high with absolutely no couch-locked effects. This energy-producing blend makes individuals acutely aware of their surroundings, while promoting consciousness.

Even Hybrids (50/50)

Even hybrids are the ideal strains for individuals seeking a perfectly balanced high between body and mind. Combining the favored effects of both Indica and Sativa, even hybrid 50/50 strains provide all the benefits of Sativa’s cerebral highs with Indica’s body-buzz. White Widow is considered one of the most popular hybrid strains and for good reason. Perfect for social gatherings or adventure-seekers, this full-bodied high produces energetic, yet thought-provoking mental effects. White Widow provides an instant sweet and sugary flavored throat coat and promises to deliver. Another favorite 50/50 strain is Blue Dream. Known for its strong, energetic head-high, Blue Dream’s genetics can be linked to a cross between the Indica strain, Blueberry, and the Sativa strain, Haze. Its powerful cerebral experience adds a long-lasting kick of energy while freeing its users from all stress. Blue Dream is a super smooth inhale with a musty, blueberry Popsicle exhale.

Indica-dominant Hybrids

To achieve that classic, couch-locked feeling, Indica-dominant Hybrids are the perfect strains. Indica strains are Ideal for winding-down after a long day at work, or catching some well-deserved z’s at the end of the day. Indica hybrids are recommended for night-time use as they make for a great sleeping aid alternative. Derived from Mendocino Purps, a 60/40 hybrid blend, Purple Urkel is the perfect antidote for combating depression. Getting purely positive feedback, this strain has a scent reminiscent of fruity pebbles and berries. Producing a full body-melt, this strain is an incredibly potent Indica-dominant blend perfect for maintaining a collected calm. For optimal medicinal value, purple strains are ideal as it keeps patients uplifted and thinking positive. Also renowned for its night-time medication properties, Skywalker OG Kush is a hybrid derived from OG Kush lineage and blended from Mazar and Blueberry Indica strains. Skywalker OG Kush gives off a potent piney aroma and is recommended for Kush lovers everywhere. This strain is ideal to ease physical ailments or soothe chronic pain. Skywalker OG Kush provides a strong body-high and makes for a great sleep-inducer.

Medicinal Benefits

medicinal cannabisAs with all Indica and Sativa strains, all hybrid blends have highly beneficial medical properties. Indica-dominant blends such as Headband strain have been known to provide relief to patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, generalized anxiety, migraines and headaches without the added on fatigue. Due to its highly sedative nature, Indica blends are notably efficient at acting as a muscle relaxant. Patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic muscle pain, Fibromyalgia and Lupus are often referred to Indica blends for ideal pain alleviation. Additionally, strains such as Tahoe OG are particularly potent for aiding sleep deprivation, sleep apnea or diagnosed insomnia. Even hybrids, such as Super Silver Haze and Purple Diesel are best for relieving headaches, stress, anxiety, migraines and general chronic pain while still maintaining an uplifting high. Sativa-dominant strains such as Blue Dream are especially effective for treating nausea and migraines. Its properties often help with managing mental issues, such as depression and bi-polar syndrome. Sativa strains are ideal for doubling as an appetite stimulant, which can be incredibly beneficial for patients suffering from various forms of Cancer.

Now that you know our top picks along with all the wonderful benefits of these unique strains, why not choose your perfect buds, and spark up for an even mind and body buzz with these perfectly blended hybrids?

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