Is indica or sativa better at getting you high?
saturn og indica

This is an extremely difficult tough question. We love indicas, sativas, and hybrids at GetHigh. So which one is better at getting you high? Overwhelmingly, our staff and friends said indica strains will get you higher than sativa. Do you agree? (let us know in the comments below!) Let’s look into the differences between the two main types of cannabis, to decide for once whether indica or sativa is better at getting you high.

saturn og indica
saturn og indica

In the past fifty years with the mass cultivation and experimentation on marijuana has given us an abundant amount of weed strains to choose from. Medical marijuana has given us strains specified towards certain disorders such as anxiety (something I suffer from personally), nausea, and pain. These specific uses of marijuana strains has given doctors and patients alike great flexibility in treating different disorders. While there is numerous “flavors” of weed to choose from due to creating hybrid strains, the basic underlying type of any type of marijuana is Indica or Sativa.

Indica produces a strong body buzz that causes you to be super glued to a couch cushion whereas sativa’s buzz is more of an energetic, productive high. Frequent users of marijuana tend to wake and bake with a sativa-based strain because it helps focus you mentally and won’t bog you down. On the other hand, Indica is great for evening smoking since the body buzz and high it creates causes you to be relaxed and lazy. This is great before going to bed. It’s a hell of a lot better for you than taking an over-the-counter sleep aide which can become addicting and habit forming.

An indica plant, usually, has wide and short leaves, whereas a sativa plants grow tall and thin leaves. Those who wish to pursue the growing of marijuana (legally, of course) should know that sativa plants can reach heights of 20+ feet tall so they aren’t ideal for indoor growing unless you live in a mansion. At full growth, sativa tends to resemble a spruce tree whereas indica looks more like a small Christmas tree.

blue crack hybrid sativa dominant
blue crack hybrid sativa dominant

Pain management is greatly helped by the use of Indica weed strains as well as trouble sleeping (insomnia or a racing mind). I personally like to smoke indica before I do yoga or meditate because it helps the body and mind relax making meditative ascension and relaxing during yoga poses easier. Indica strains typically have a sweet or sour odor to them, not like the grassy odor of a sativa.


I’ll give a small list of other benefits of smoking indica:

1. Lessens anxiety and stress
2. Reduces the likelihood of seizures (much safer than anticonvulsants)
3. Relieves migraines and headaches
4. Causes the muscles in the body to relax


Benefits of Smoking Sativa:

1. Relieves depression symptoms
2. Raises creativity and focus
3. Causes positive and uplifting thoughts
4. Gives you a boost of energy (I actually really enjoy smoking before I go work out or go for a run because it gives you that energy boost and it helps focus my mind on the task at hand, not on the thoughts racing around my brain.)

Examples of Indica Strains:

Lime Haze
G13 (One of the strongest weed strain’s out there right now)
Purple Urkel (An extremely “heavy buzz”)
Northern Lights (One of my personal favorites)


Examples of Sativa Strains:

Alaskan Thunder F*** (Catchy name, right?)
Green Haze
Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix, anyone?)
Willy Wonka (I’ve got the golden ticket!)
Sour Diesel

While the choices of marijuana are overwhelming, having those options is also a luxury. Imagine if our marijuana was this advanced in the 60’s and 70’s, we’d be thirty years progressed out of this prohibition and drug war.

Author: Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

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