Sativa are a strain of cannabis that is more suited for daytime use. It sparks creativity, focus, energy and happiness. Words associated most with sativa highs are uplifting, happy and creative. It really boils down to the specific strain of the weed on how it will effect you. There are specific characteristic that differentiate sativas from indicas, how the plant will taste, smell and potency will all depend on the grower.
Medical Uses for Marijuana – Sativa
You will want to read about each strain offered by any dispensary before purchasing, so that you choose the correct weed for your need.
Sativa can be best for:
- Mood Disorders
- Fighting Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Increase or Reduce Appetite
And of course depending on the strain of the weed much more. You can think of a sativa as being more of a stimulant.
What is Sativas Characteristics
Sativas grow tall and thin; some can grow up to 25ft in height. The leaves are thinner and longer and the branches are longer and wiry, which makes the plant look more sparse. I think they look like the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree in comparison to an indica plant. Due to the height that sativas can grow, they are usually best suited to be grown outdoors.
The flavor of sativas can be earth, but others have said fruity. So once again, the science is really not specific or clear. More and more is being learned about marijuana, the different types and strains everyday.
One thing that is clear, is that marijuana helps many people have a better quality of life in the mist of being ill. They are people who would normally not have the energy to do everyday errands or household duties due to being sick. People who would normally have a problem being productive due to depression or mood swings are happier and moving forward in life. This is a natural plant that provide relief to so many, it should never be out of their reach.