Dive deep into the world of cannabis taxonomy with our comprehensive guide to the differences between Indica and Sativa strains. Explore the origins and characteristics of each variety, from their physical appearance to their effects on the body and mind.

What is the Difference between Indica and Sativa?

Welcome to Ashario Cannabis, home to Canada's best selection of cannabis strains and products. In this blog post, we'll delve into the fascinating world of cannabis and explore the differences between indica and sativa strains. For cannabis enthusiasts and consumers alike, understanding how various strains affect the body can significantly enhance your experience. Whether you're a seasoned user or a novice, knowledge is power, and we're here to help you make an informed choice on your cannabis journey.

Indica vs. Sativa: Exploring the Differences

Cannabis strains can be broadly categorized into two types: indica and sativa. Each strain has distinct characteristics and produces unique effects on the body and mind. Here's a quick breakdown of their key differences:


  • Body-focused effects that promote relaxation and sedation
  • Generally higher in CBD and lower in THC
  • Ideal for nighttime use or alleviating stress and anxiety
  • Common characteristics include short, bushy plants with broader leaves

Examples of Indica Strains:

  1. Granddaddy Purple 
  2. Blueberry Kush 
  3. Northern Lights


  • Stimulating and uplifting effects that encourage creativity and focus
  • Generally higher in THC and lower in CBD
  • Ideal for daytime use or promoting energy and socialization
  • Common characteristics include tall, slender plants with thin leaves

Examples of Sativa Strains:

  1. Sour Diesel 
  2. Jack Herer 
  3. Durban Poison

Consuming Cannabis: Smoking vs. Edibles

There are numerous ways to consume cannabis, and each method produces different effects. Two popular methods include smoking and consuming edibles.

Smoking Cannabis:

  • Immediate onset of effects
  • Easier to control and monitor dosages
  • Generally less potent than edibles
  • Shorter duration of effects

Consuming Edibles:

  • Delayed onset of effects
  • Full-body, long-lasting experience
  • Potentially more potent than smoking
  • Easy to consume discreetly

Whatever your preferred method, we always recommend starting with a low dose and gradually increasing as you become more familiar with a strain's effects.

Visit Ashario Cannabis Today!

At Ashario Cannabis, our mission is to provide you with the largest selection of high-quality cannabis strains at the best prices in Canada. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready to answer your questions and guide you through your cannabis experience. With our focus on luxury and wellness, you can trust that we offer an unparalleled shopping experience.

Visit us at one of our convenient locations:

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

For more information, visit our website at www.ashario.ca and stay up to date with our latest product offerings. Happy consuming!

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