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What are Indica Cannabis Strains?

Indica marijuana is a cannabis plant typically short and stocky with a bushy, broadleaf. It grows faster than its sativa counterpart, yielding dense buds in approximately eight weeks of flowering.

In general, indica strains produce a body high that’s relaxing and medicinal. Many people use indica to treat insomnia and pain, but it’s also great for relaxation and creativity.


What are the Benefits of Indica Marijuana?


Indica strains of marijuana are well-known for their heavy sedative effects. They’re often recommended as a nighttime strain to help with insomnia, though they also have substantial medical benefits.

Top 10 Benefits of Indica Strains

1. Deep relaxation and stress relief. Indicas are considered the most relaxing and stress-relieving of the two major types of cannabis (indica vs. sativa). Their naturally high levels of CBD and CBN mean that indica strains can help you relax after a long day at work or before bedtime.

2. Pain relief

3. Sedative effects

4. Leisurely activities

5. Sleep aid

6. Anti-anxiety

7. Appetite stimulant

8. Increased creativity

9. Headache relief

10. PTSD treatment


How to Get the Effects of Indica Marijuana


To experience the effects of a relaxing indica, you’ll need some high-quality, indica strain cannabis. Indica strains are known for their relaxing effects, so most people use them at night or right before bedtime. Here’s how to get the effects of indica marijuana if you’re just getting started-

  • Choose an indica strain known for it’s beneficial relaxation effects.
  • Choose what type of cannabis product you prefer; flower, edible, smoke or tincture.


What are the Best Strains of Indica Marijuana in the Market?

indica cannabis strain flower blue dream in full bud right before harvest

Indica cannabis strains are well known for their relaxation effects. Rather than give a heady “high” their effects promote a sense of well being and relaxing whole body calm. Pictured is the indica strain Blue Dream in flower near harvest.

There is information available about which indica strains are the most popular for relaxation and aid in sleeping. Indica strains are well known to produce a relaxing effect on body and mind, making it easier to fall asleep. Some of the best indica strains we know of are:

  • Northern Lights
  • Kosher Kush
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • God’s Gift
  • Purple Urkle
  • Blackberry Kush
  • 9 Pound Hammer
  • Godfather OG
  • Purple Kush


Understanding Cannabis Strain Effects is the Key to Great Cannabis Experiences!

With a little research and an open mind, it’s possible to gain a deeper understanding of cannabis and it’s effects. All cannabis plants contain terpenes which are the compounds in the plant which produce the different experiences and effects.

Knowing strains and terpenes can help you find the type of experience you want to have or the relief you are looking for. It’s true each indica strain has unique characteristics and effects. Knowing a little more about the terpenes in strains will allow you to make better choices and have the experiences that’s right for yu.

With so many excellent Indica strains available today, there’s never been a better time to discover the benefits of this excellent plant for yourself. If you have any questions about our Indica cannabis strains, or the information in this guide, reach out to us in the chat feature of our website.

Or if you plan to visit a Vibe Dispensary, ask any of the friendly budtenders to guide you through the many indica products available and find one that will deliver the experience you are looking for.

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