With the recent election, another sea change is beginning. That change stems from a number of states approving legislation for the legalization of marijuana, either for recreational or medical purposes.
It seems odd to me that
any substance can be classified as either medical or
recreational. I guess that pouring vodka on a wound to cleanse
it might be considered medical use and drinking it might be
considered recreational. However, marijuana can be ingested the
same way for both purposes. The practical distinction appears to
has been around for a long time. Early taxonomic distinctions
between Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa began in the 18th
century when differences between their structure and resin
production were first noted. The hybrid category was adopted
later on, as growers began mixing genetics from different
geographic locations. In addition to the major strains, each can
have many minor strains that produce different effects.
are known for being physically sedating, perfect for relaxing
with a movie or as a nightcap before bed.
typically provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects
that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and
Hybrids tend to
fall somewhere in between the indica-sativa spectrum, depending
on the traits they inherit from their parent strains.
Indica and sativa plants have differences in appearance.
Sativa plants have a longer maturation cycle than indica plants.
Indica strains tend to produce heavier yields than sativa
Indica and sativa strains tend to have different flavor
Because of these
differences, medical patients using cannabis to treat their
symptoms and conditions may also consider a strain’s
classification. A patient suffering from fatigue or depression
may use a sativa during the day, and another treating pain and
insomnia will likely choose an indica strain at nighttime.
countries use the word cannabis vs. the US use of the
word marijuana. Also, the US stock market and valuations for
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