Indica strains are known for their sedating effects. Think of the classic, stereotypical stoner zoned out on the couch and you’ve got an idea of how an indica will affect you. Indicas are awesome for anyone who is looking to relax after a long day. Indica strains produce more of a body high than a cerebral one, but this isn’t to say that an indica doesn’t get you high, because it most certainly does. You’ll experience a head change for sure, but its more of a relaxed, dreamy high that keeps you comfortably locked to the couch than a sativa that might have you up cleaning the kitchen.

Indicas are great for watching movies and relaxing. These strains are also excellent for anyone who suffers from insomnia, as they’re known to lull users to sleep with their sedative effects.

Popular indica strains include:

The origin is believed to come from the Hindu “Kush” region close to Afghanistan. Anyone who knows anything about marijuana knows that Kush is really strong weed. In this area of Afghanistan, the strain developed thick coats of resin as a mean of protecting themselves due to the harsh climate.

Characteristics of Indica include flowering time, yields, geography of where seeds came from and various flavors. Some of the epic names given to top flavors include; Purple Haze, Granddaddy Purple and Northern Lights.

The Indica strain is a more relaxing effect with the tendency of making you want to hang out on the couch. I sometimes wonder if the gaming companies are in cahoots with the marijuana industry as they seem to go hand in hand.

Typically, cannabis Indica plants are short, bushy plants with wide leaves. Indica plants typically grow faster and have a higher yield than the sativa variety. Medicine produced from cannabis Indica plants have higher CBD and lower THC counts.