The History of Sativa

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Sativa cannabis strains are typically characterized by their uplifting and energizing effects, making them popular among those looking for a cerebral high. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at what makes a strain sativa, the effects you can expect, and some of the history behind this particular type of cannabis.

What is a Sativa Cannabis Strain?

Cannabis plants can be classified into three main types: sativa, indica, and hybrid. Sativa strains are typically associated with a “head high” and are known for their cerebral and stimulating effects. Indica strains, on the other hand, are known for their “body high” and are typically more sedative in nature. Hybrid strains are a combination of both sativa and indica, and can have characteristics of both.

Sativa plants are often taller and thinner than indica plants, with narrower leaves. They also tend to have longer flowering cycles.

Effects of Sativa Cannabis Strains

As mentioned, sativa strains are known for their uplifting and energizing effects. They can help boost creativity, focus, and productivity. Sativas are often associated with a “cerebral high” that can be euphoric and mood-lifting. They can also be helpful for those dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.

Some common effects of sativa strains include:

Uplifting and energizing

Increased focus and concentration

Heightened creativity and productivity

Cerebral high that can be euphoric and mood-lifting

Can help with depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders

History of Sativa Cannabis Strains

The history of sativa cannabis strains can be traced back to the earliest days of human cannabis use. Sativa strains were originally cultivated in tropical regions, such as parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America. They were used for their stimulating and energizing effects, as well as for their medicinal properties.

During the 1960s and 70s, sativa strains (along with other types of cannabis) gained popularity among counterculture movements and hippies. They were often associated with creative expression, spiritual exploration, and a rejection of societal norms.

Today, sativa strains are still popular among those seeking a cerebral high, as well as for medicinal purposes. Some of the most well-known sativa strains include Sour Diesel, Green Crack, and Jack Herer.