Cannabis has adapted itself to just about every corner of the globe. Indigenous varieties of Cannabis indica (from more northern, arid regions) and Cannabis sativa (from tropical and subtropical zones) have been gathered up over the last 40 years and bred together to make hybrids plants that combined the characteristics of both. Native indica varieties are short (4 – 8 feet), quicker to flower and produce very dense buds.
The cannabinoid profile of indicas is typically rich in the psychoactive THC that produces the mental effects but also loaded with many other cannabinoids that alter the effects of THC. Indicas typically have a range of “body-high” effects that include pain relief, muscle relaxation, sedation and appetite stimulation.
From Will the Real Sativas please Stand Up by Jade Kine