Sativa Strains

What is Cannabis sativa, really? Commercially, C. sativa strains are marketed as producing a clear-headed, high functioning, creative high – known as a “cerebral rush”. The taxonomic framework for cannabis strains, however, is rooted in the biology and chemotype of the plant – not the effects that it elicits. C. sativa plants have longer flowering cycles and fare better in warm climates with long seasons. They usually grow taller with light-green, narrow leaves. They are indigenous to eastern Asia, but now of cosmopolitan distribution due to widespread cultivation.

Regarding their aroma, C. sativa strains tend to emit sweet, fruity or spicy odours. How a particular cannabis strain affects the consumer is dependent on the cannabinoids and terpenes of that strain and how the individual reacts to that specific combination. In terms of cannabinoids, C. sativa strains often have higher levels of THC and less CBD. The predominant terpenes found in cannabis include myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene, linalool, and pinene. If the amount of Myrcene is less than 0.5% and a greater volume of limonene is present – then the strain is deemed a C. sativa. In terms of particular ailments, C. sativa strains help to combat chronic pain and can aid in easing or treating depression, PTSD and anxiety.

Strain Effects
Strain Flavours