The Truth About Cannabis Sativa
Sativa marijuana strains are just about the opposite of Indicas.
They are tall, thin marijuana plants, with much narrower leaves and grow a lighter green in color. Sativas grow very quickly and can reach heights of 20 feet in a single season.
They originally grew in places like Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Depending on where the original marijuana strain came from sativas will vary a little but all tend towards similar traits.
Once marijuana flowering has begun, sativas can take anywhere from 10 to 16 weeks to fully mature.
Sativa marijuana strains are very potent with a high THC – CBD ratio giving a soaring, energetic “speedy” weed high.
Sativa marijuana plants also have the advantage of not tending to be as strong in their aroma which can be beneficial when growing in less conspicuous environments.
Flavors range from earthy to sweet and fruity.
Sativa’s higher THC than CBD equals cerebral, soaring type of marijuana high more energetic which can stimulate brain activity and may produce hallucinations.
Sativa cannabis plants are taller, take longer to mature, have less chlorophyll and more accessory pigments (accessory pigments protect the plant from excessive sunlight). As Sativa strains have less chlorophyll than Indica they take longer to grow, mature, and require more light.
Sativa typically takes longer to germinate and flower also, and grows more gangly then Indica breeds.
Yield is usually lower than Indica, but is very potent.
Products made of Sativa