Sativa and Indica are the two major types of marijuana plants that are commonly used for medicinal purposes. In the medical marijuana market, there are many strains and crosses of these two varieties. The properties and resulting effects of the various strains of Sativa and Indica marijuana are very different, with each strain producing a unique profile effect that is specific to the plant.
With a significant difference between these two marijuana plants and their resulting crosses, it is important to know a little about each before you proceed toward a medical marijuana solution for a chronic ailment. When these profiles are better understood by member-patients and growers, the properties inherent to each strain can be easily applied to a number of different health issues as a medicinal.
A quick overview: Sativa has an active profile that stimulates the appetite and the mind. Sativa is also an excellent strain for the elevation of moods and emotions. Indica, on the other hand, has a sleepy profile – one that produces a profoundly-relaxed state. Indica is typically used for muscle spasms, seizures, and stress.
Of the many types of medical marijuana available (where legal and available), three main strains are certainly popular above the rest: Diablo OG, Roadkill Skunk, and Super Lemon Haze (SLH). The following is a brief profile on each.
Genetic parentage: Blueberry, Grapefruit and South African Sativa.
Classified as an Indica-dominant, the Diablo OG strain has a 15 to 20% THC range. Has a sticky pine smell with just a hint of lemon. Typically sought to combat medical conditions such as chronic pain, loss of appetite, migraine headaches, side-effects of chemotherapy, stress, persistent anxiety, and insomnia. The profile effect is an instant relaxing of muscles and a mild numbing to the head.
Genetic parentage: Skunk#1 and Afghani.
An Indica-dominant, the Roadkill Skunk strain has a 12 to 15% THC range.
This strain is often used as a medication for inflammation, chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, and ailments associated with multiple sclerosis, PTSD, and Crohn’s Disease. The profile effect begins with a big skunky smoke that leads to an incredibly-intense all-body numbing sensation.
Super Lemon Haze (SLH):
Genetic parentage: Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk.
Classified as a Sativa-dominant strain, the SLH strain has a 20 to 23% THC range. Super Lemon Haze is often used to medicate against migraine headaches, nausea, or loss of appetite, chronic depression, persistent anxiety, and inflammation of certain types of tissues. The profile effect is a dreamlike, yet energetic, state that comes on gradually and lasts a good 2 to 3 hours. The smoke has a delicious sweet lemon aroma.
The PRC Medical Marijuana blog articles are meant for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for actual medical advice. The PRC Dispensary serves patients in the San Pedro, South Bay, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Harbor City, Wilmington, and Palos Verdes Estates areas. All new patients are required to call or come in 24 hours in advance of their first visit. You may phone (310) 832-2420 between 9am and 8pm every day.