Sativa plants are generally skinny, tall, slim plants with very light green leaves. These plants can easily grow to be more than 12 feet tall and they tend to flourish in hot climates. As such, sativa cannabis is often found in places such as Southeast Asia and Central and South America. As mentioned, sativa plants tend to energise and give people a “head high”. They are also believed to be helpful in dealing with stress or anxiety, and many people turn to sativa cannabis strains to sharpen focus and boost creativity and motivation. As such, sativa strains are thought of as daytime strains that will help people complete their daily tasks.
Sativa strains have very low levels of CBD and higher levels of THC. It is important to be aware of THC levels when choosing a sativa strain as it will determine how potent the strain is. The effects of a strain is determined by far more than whether it is indica or sativa. They will be influenced by the plant’s chemical composition, the growing technique, and of course, the person. Therefore, when looking for sativa cannabis, it is worth looking at the description provide by the grower, as it will give more insights into the effects.
You can also look to see which terpenes are present in the sativa strain as there is growing evidence that they are just as important. There are several different terpenes common in sativa cannabis, each of which has a different effect.