Last updated: September 24, 2018

What Does Indica-Dominant Mean?

An indica-dominant strain of marijuana is likely made from a cross (hybrid) of indica and sativa strains of cannabis, but it leans more toward the indica side in terms of its growth pattern and the effects it has on the end user. A pure indica strain would have no sativa characteristics whatsoever.

Indica-dominant strains of cannabis are known for their ability to produce a 'body high'. These strains are often prescribed medicinally for the treatment of physical pain and anxiety-related disorders.


Maximum Yield Explains Indica-Dominant

Indica-dominant strains are much shorter than sativa plants and branch wider, with wider and darker green leaves than sativa strains, making them more suitable for indoor growing and production than sativa strains.

Due to their more diminutive size, indica-dominant strains do not yield as much plant material as their sativa-dominant counterparts, but they do produce THC at levels many times higher than sativa strains do. However, they produce generally lower levels of CBD. They are native to the Middle Eastern countries.

Indica strains are often consumed in the evening or at night, especially by those who have difficulty sleeping or with falling asleep as it has a relaxing effect on the body. They are also used often to soothe work-related muscle pain and soreness at the end of some work days.

Most strains that contain the word “kush” are indica-dominant strains. Some commonly produced and available strains of indica-dominant cannabis include: Blackberry Kush, Girl Scout Cookies, Kosher Kush, Northern Lights, OG Kush, Purple Urkle, SFV OG, Tahoe OG, and White Widow, among hundreds more.


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