Hybrid strains fall somewhere between the indica/sativa spectrum and can take on characteristics from both cannabis families. A hybrid can provide the best of both worlds for many patients and creates a nice balance of body and mind highs. For example, if you have a chronic pain problem and need to medicate before going to work each day. You want to reap the benefits of the pain relief without being too drowsy..
Indica creates a supremely mellow, deep body-centric relaxation effect. The physically sedating nature of indica makes it a great choice for relaxing with a movie or music, or it can be used as a nightcap before bed. It’s also perfect for patients looking to treat symptoms such as chronic and acute pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, nausea, appetite stimulation and sleep deprivation. Indica also increases dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers).
Sativa provides a more invigorating and euphoric head-high, creating an uplifting cerebral experience for daytime use. It’s ideal for any kind of physical activity, social gathering and creative project where you need focus. Sativa is an anti-anxiety/anti-depressant used to treat problems such as chronic pain, eye disease, cancer-related weakness and many other medical issues. It also increases serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of learning, mood, sleep, anxiety and appetite).