What’s the Difference Between Sativa and Indica? The 2 Strains of Marijuana, Explained.

Not all marijuana works in the same way. And understanding the differences between the two major strains — indica and sativa — could play a crucial role in advancing themedical uses of pot over the next few years.

But even though marijuana has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years, we know surprisingly little about the two strains. Part of the problem is that the US government has made it notoriously difficult to study marijuana — since pot is a schedule 1 substance, it’s considered to have no medical value by the feds, so they’ve been reluctant for years to allow much research on it. (Although that’s beginning to change.)

Still, we do know a little about the different strains of marijuana based on anecdotal evidence from users. As the video above by Aaron Byrd and Axel Gerdau in the New York Times explains, indica tends to produce a relaxing body high, while sativa tends to yield a more energetic and euphoric high. And of course, the effects vary from person to person.

– Read the entire article at VOX News.