Sativas are skinny plants that can reach up to 20 feet tall.  They’re well known for their ability to relieve symptoms, while still allowing the patient to go about their daily life without feeling too tired or “couch-locked.”  Sativa strains are known to alleviate many of symptoms for diseases and disorders such as:

  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Low/no appetite
  • Glaucoma/Intro-ocular disorders
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Chronic pain


Indica plants grow wide, dense, and are generally much shorter than Sativa plants.  Indicas are known to have more a sedative effect on the patient.  Indica strains are ideal for alleviating the symptoms of patients suffering from insomnia and pain, but they also can alleviate symptoms of other diseases and disorders, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinsons
  • Panic attacks
  • Chronic Pain


Hybrid strains are the best of both worlds for many patients.  Hybrid strains are a cross of two or more strains of cannabis, allowing the patient to get the desired effects of both Indica and sativa strains in one hybrid strain.  For example, let’s say a patient has arthritis pain but needs to medicate before work each day.  A hybrid strain would allow him to reap the benefits of Indica’s pain relief without becoming too drowsy.