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Sativa

Last updated: April 29, 2019

What Does Sativa Mean?

The term sativa refers to a species of cannabis; it is one of the three most popular species of marijuana, the others being ruduralis and indica.


Sativa is a variety of marijuana that is known for its tall, lanky growth habits. Because of its growth habits, Sativa is not a variety that is suitable for indoor growing and is almost exclusively used on outdoor farms.

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Maximum Yield Explains Sativa

Sativa can grow to well above eight feet and is known for its sprawling growth habits. Its branches spread far more than those of indica strains, which are a shorter and more compact variety.

Cannabis strains are often labeled or described first by whether they are a sativa, an indica, or a hybrid of the two strains. Knowing whether medical marijuana is an indica- or a sativa-dominant strain is key to getting the right medicine for the right health conditions you are experiencing.

Sativa strains are known for producing an energetic high that leaves the user with a euphoric state of mind that is very enjoyable for an extended period of time.

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