Two Types of Cannabis
Sativa: Sativas have a fruity, floral or sweet aroma. They are said to be focusing, energizing and inspirational. These characteristics can be used to distance the mind from pain and can be useful in conjunction with other activities, especially during the day as they have less of a sedative effect.
Indica: Indicas have a dry, acrid, sometimes skunk-like odor. They tend to be relaxing, sleep inducing, anti-nauseant and relieving of stress and pain. The sedative effects are used to treat chronic pain, often in concert with massage, a hot bath or sauna. Patients report that they work synergistically with opiates and pain relievers. In contrast to sativas, indicas tend to be body-oriented and good treatment for migraines, post onset.
Modern cannabis strains are usually hybrids of indica and sativa, with one type predominating. Ask our farmacist to assist you in selecting the strain that best addresses your symptoms.