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Cannabis Basics Sativa vs Indica and why terpenes matters!


Typically thought to be energizing, sativas originally grew in warm, humid climates like yes like hear in Thailand, growing long and lanky so they can dry out and not absorb so much humidity. Their warm climate also means they can take a long time to grow and flower, or produce buds, because the weather won’t get cold and rainy at the end of the growing season.


Typically said to be relaxing, indicas originally grew in cold, northern climates. They grew short and dense because of their environment, and their growing life cycle is shorter so they can get harvested before the cold and wet of fall and winter set in.


As a side note, what we call “hemp” refers to the industrial, non-intoxicating varieties of cannabis harvested primarily for fiber, seeds, CBD, and other novel cannabinoids. Hemp’s fiber can be used to make materials and textiles, its seeds can be eaten, and CBD and other novel cannabinoids can be extracted from it under the current Thai Law (8/9/2022) extracts are only allow when containing less then 0.2% THC.