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Understanding the Species of Cannabis

Decoding Cannabis: Understanding Sativa, Indica, Hybrid, and Ruderalis

Welcome to the Ashario Cannabis Blog! As Canada's top cannabis store, we take pride in educating our valued customers about the fascinating world of cannabis. In this post, we will delve into the primary cannabis species: Sativa, Indica, Hybrid, and Ruderalis. We will discuss their unique characteristics, chemical components, effects on the body, and appropriate consumption methods. Let's dive in!


Cannabis Sativa is known for its uplifting, energetic, and cerebral effects, making it ideal for daytime use. Sativa strains typically have higher levels of THC (the psychoactive compound) and lower levels of CBD (the non-psychoactive compound). These strains can promote creativity, focus, and social interactions, making them perfect for gatherings or productive tasks.

Consumption Tips:

  • Pre-rolls or vaporizers for quick-acting and short-duration effects.
  • Tinctures, edibles, or capsules for a longer-lasting effect.


Cannabis Indica is famous for its relaxed, calming, and sedative effects that are perfect for nighttime use. Indica strains usually have a higher CBD content, providing a more tranquil, full-body experience. They may help with stress relief, relaxation, and sleep.

Consumption Tips:

  • Pipes, bongs, or vaporizers for quick-acting and short-duration effects.
  • Edibles, capsules, or topicals for a longer-lasting effect, great for relaxation and pain relief.


Hybrid strains are created by crossbreeding Sativa and Indica plants, resulting in a mix of effects from both species. These strains can be balanced (50:50) or may lean more heavily towards Sativa or Indica. The versatility of hybrid strains allows users to enjoy the best of both worlds, depending on the specific combination.

Consumption Tips:

Experiment with different products (edibles, concentrates, capsules) to find the right hybrid strain for your needs.


Cannabis Ruderalis is less common in the recreational market but plays a crucial role in the development of auto-flowering strains. Ruderalis plants have lower THC levels and higher CBD contents, making them ideal for users seeking the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without a strong psychoactive effect.

Consumption Tips:

Ideal for CBD-focused products like topicals, tinctures, and capsules.

At Ashario Cannabis, we boast the most extensive selection in Canada, featuring high THC and CBD products. Our knowledgeable staff are always available to help you navigate our luxury, wellness-focused store. Here's where you can find us:

  • North York: 1111A Finch Avenue West Unit 1, North York, Ontario M3J 2P7 | (647) 368-7722
  • Aurora: 15114 Yonge Street, Aurora Ontario, L4G 1M2 | (905) 503-6770
  • North York: 6464 Yonge Street, North York Ontario, M2M 3X4 | (416) 477-9333

For more information, visit our website at www.ashario.ca. Stay tuned for future blog posts that will introduce our latest products and strains, perfect for every cannabis enthusiast!

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