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What is the Difference Between Indica and Sativa

The Difference Between Indica and Sativa

Cannabis can be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from a variety of approved medical conditions in Louisiana. The key to understanding a tailored treatment plan for you as a new patient is to understand the basics of the plant. In particular, you need to understand the two types of cannabis plants: indica and sativa.


Indica plants contain a large amount of CBD and less THC. Indica medicinal strains are often used to increase muscle relaxation, decrease nausea, decrease acute and chronic pain, increase appetite and increase dopamine levels. Also, indica strains are commonly used at night to help treat patients suffering from insomnia.


Unlike indica, sativa plants have a higher THC to CBD ratio. Sativa strains are best for daytime use, as they are more energizing and produce uplifting, focused effects. Sativa is commonly used to treat depression, anxiety and chronic pain.

Indica or Sativa?

When choosing between the two, you should ultimately decide which strain is best for your specific needs. Your doctor may suggest one over the other for your specific condition, or they may suggest you try both in small doses to determine which strain best fits your treatment plan. Every patient is different, and ultimately it boils down to the product that gives you the most relief and fits into your daily schedule.

If you qualify for one of the approved qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use, call us today to learn more and to book your appointment!


If you are an Arkansas resident suffering from a medical condition you think may benefit cannabis, you're likely eligible for medical marijuana treatment.

Click here to learn more about what Arkansas Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (844) 249-8714 and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process and schedule you for an evaluation appointment.

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