Cannabis Sativa plants are quite different from their Indica counterparts in both the way they grow and the way they smoke. Known for its cerebral, uplifting high, Sativa strains are very popular among recreational smokers as well as with the medical marijuana community, where it is widely used to relieve anxiety, depression and muscle tension among other things. Sativa plants usually grow quite tall and take longer to flower, but produce higher yields.
Cannabis Indica plants get their genetics from the original landrace strains of India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where they were used primarily for the production of hashish. Unlike Sativas, smoking Indica buds typically results in a heavier, sedating stone, which is why they are often used for pain relief by medical marijuana patients. When growing, indica plants tend to be somewhat compact and have tight nugs and wide leaves.
Hybrid marijuana strains are much more common these days than pure Indica's or pure Sativa's. As more cannabis breeders cross different strains in an effort to combine and improve favorable genetics, many wonderful hybrids have been introduced to the world. These strains combine their parents’ genetics and often have a wonderful balance of both Indica and Sativa characteristics
Concentrates Concentrates generally contain a higher % of THC than hash products. The common theme of all concentrates is they use some type of solvent to extract the THC. In the later part of the process, the solvents and plant matter are removed from the concentrate. The 2 most common types of solvents used in the extraction process are butane or CO2. One criticism of concentrates is that it’s unlikely for all the solvents to be fully removed from the product. This is why CO2 extraction has become more popular than butane extraction. CO2 is harmless while consuming butane spells bad news. With that said, professional concentrate manufacturers have become extremely efficient in removing butane, so don’t write off butane extracted concentrates too quickly.
Edibles After eating an edible, your body needs to digest and metabolize the food before you feel the effects. Something like a truffle needs to be processed by the liver before it affects the consumer. That means slower absorption time and more of the THC will be filtered out of your system. The amount of time it takes for the effects to kick in also depends on your metabolism. People with faster metabolisms may feel medicated after an hour, yet people with slower metabolisms may not feel the effects for two hours or more.