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  1. Avatar01 Oct
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    Zachary David

    Your Indica and Sativa explanations are incorrect. Indica strains have a higher concentration of CBD, and Sativa strains have higher levels of THC; when compared with one another. Cannabidiol, is the chemical that gives you the “body high”. CBD wants to slow your body down, and having your body becoming fatigued majorly influences your mind to sleep. And it just winds your mind down altogether. THC is a/the more of the pscychoactive component (in both, yes, but Sativa’s have a larger percentage of THC than Indica strains) in Sativa strains. While CBD winds your mind down, THC only activates and (essentially) energizes your mind.
    I can say this as a medicinal Cannabis patient with quite a few years of experience and exposure

    1. Avatar01 Oct
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      Ben Neal (Listing owner)

      Hey Zachary, thanks for your comment. I had the same impression when I began to write the article, but my research led me to a different conclusion. Yes, THC produces an energetic and uplifting high, but CBD is generally considered non-psychoactive. It has many medicinal properties, but doesn’t get you high. The relaxing, body-high of indica dominant strains is now thought to result from terpinoids or “terpenes,” another naturally occurring chemical compound in the plant.
      The chemical cocktail of cannabinoids and terpinoids, and the different amounts and ratios in which they are present, is what gives different strains their different effects. And the whole process is actually too complex for anyone to say for certain that they know or understand what is going on and why. I am simply reporting the most accurate information I can find. I refer you to these article for further reading:
      http://www.hightimes.com/read/understanding-effects-indica-vs-sativa
      http://www.leafscience.com/2014/06/19/indica-vs-sativa-understanding-differences/

      Thanks again for your comment! Everyone benefits from open discussion. Peace,

      Ben

  2. Avatar11 Jan
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    Brad

    Hello Ben,

    Good article. My 2 cents. Both Indica and Sativa can cause drowsiness. It has less to do with the THC or CBD ratio than the way it was grown and cured. As Marijuana reaches maturity the crystal trichomes of both varieties start off as clear like water. Over the course of the next few weeks they will go to a cloudy and then to an amber color. As this happens THC begins to degrade and turn more in to CBN which is the chemical that makes one sleepy. The longer it is grown the more of a sleep medicine it becomes. When picked early the product will have a stimulant and more of an up high.

    Finally, CBD which as you stated is not really psychoactive at all, is actually not good for sleep. It is a great anxiolytic but will actually thwart sleep initiation.

    There is so much to be learned from this amazing plant/gift… We have been successful in breeding strains that are 17% CBD and 1 or 2% THC and have found many incredible uses for this medicine. Imagine what we will learn and treat when we have created strains high in some of the other 70+ compounds found in cannabis, be it Sativa, Indica or Ruderallis… I believe every ailment known to man will be cured by these various strains!

    Cheers,

    Brad

    1. Avatar11 Jan
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      Ben Neal (Listing owner)

      Thanks for your 2 cents Brad! I’ve never come across this information regarding CBN before, that’s fascinating! I agree that we are only just beginning to scratch the surface of the medicinal uses of cannabis, and that we will uncover many more as research continues. I think many of the most important health discoveries of the 21st century will involve this miracle plant.

      Thanks again for your comment. Cheers,

      Ben

  3. Avatar02 Jun
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    Stewart

    It may act as a good sleep aid.But the risk of addiction does exist.dosage also matters.

  4. Avatar11 Jul
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    Someone Else

    This is a great article but I can’t stop looking at that unhealthy struggling plant up above. Aren’t there any other feature images you can use? I’ll send you one of my own if you’d like!

    Best,
    M

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