Unlocking the Potential of Cannabis Sativa

Cannabis Sativa is one of two subspecies of Cannabis plant. Sativa tends to grow tall and has dense foliage. These plants are native to hot climates and can thrive in regions with warm summers. Cannabis Sativa is renowned for its cerebral high that boosts creativity for drawing art or making music and productivity. Sativa is…

Unlocking the Potential of Cannabis Sativa

What is Cannabis Sativa?

What is Cannabis Sativa

Sativa plant originates from tropical and subtropical areas: of Central Asia, particularly areas within Tibet, China, and Thailand.

Sativa plants thrive in areas with rich soils and plenty of sunlight. Due to their origins, they are highly resilient to hot weather conditions.

Originally domesticated for hemp fiber production, Sativa plant has grown in popularity as intoxicant thanks to its energizing effects.

Cannabis sativa is one of three subspecies of Cannabis genus and most widely cultivated variety.

While subspecies indica and ruderalis also contain their own unique traits, sativa has come to define cannabis as we know it.

We have no idea when exactly Cannabis sativa first appeared. However, we know it was cultivated at least 5000 years ago in China because of remains found in tombs of Xia dynasty emperors.

Remains showed hemp twine with woven bamboo pattern – incredible craftsmanship for time period! Since then, cannabis has become an extremely popular plant worldwide for its many uses.

Sativa can grow very tall, up to 20 feet tall (6 m). Because of height, these strains are more suitable for outdoor cultivation, where they can grow to their full potential.

Sativa plants are tall and skinny. They feature thin, wiry stems. Leaves are thin and light green in color and have serrated edges.

Sativa has remarkable ability to adapt to new environments due to its high plasticity. In other words, plant can change shape according to conditions it finds themselves in; futhermore, plant can use this attribute as defense mechanism against natural threats such as harsh winds.

Cannabis Sativa contains many chemical compounds, some unique to this species. THC is most notable, but there is number of others that contribute to plants’ characteristics.

Sativas flower between 12–16 weeks, flowering longer than Indicas. Their buds are large and filled with thick resin containing high THC levels!

Sativa Effects

Sativa Effects

Sativa is commonly known for its cerebral high. Due to this high, Sativas are often used as daytime strains. This strain is quite uplifting and will leave you with heightened senses.

One of most notable effects of Cannabis Sativa is stimulation of creativity and focus. Because of these effects, many people use them to start their day or before they begin an intellectual activity.

However, some users report increased paranoia or anxiety when smoking pure Sativa strains.

Plant contains high levels of THC, wich is responsible for their energizing effects.

It can be beneficial to those suffering from fatigue or chronic depression as it will provide a boost in your mood and energy.

Uses of Cannabis Sativa

Cannabis Sativa is best known for its psychoactive properties. It can also be used as an energizer and to improve creativity. In ancient times, Sativa Cannabis was used for religious and spiritual purposes.

  • Medicinal Uses: Sativa Cannabis has many therapeutic benefits. It can help to reduce stress and increase appetite in people with eating disorders.
    It can also help treat depression. Because of these effects, doctors have often prescribed cannabis Sativa to patients with these issues.
  • Psychoactive Uses: Thanks to its psychoactive effects, cannabis can also improve mood and reduce feelings of depression. It can also help to enhance sensory experiences such as art, music, or food. Sativa’s effects are often uplifting and cerebral. Comforting body sensations are also common in this strain.

Sativas can cause some side effects. These tend to be experienced by users not used to strains with high levels of THC. Most side effects are due to THC rather than CBD.

Although some people praise it for being “relaxing,” there is chance that it will increase your anxiety and paranoia. This is because of opposite reactions that different users experience.

Methods of Consumption

Methods of Consumption

There are several methods of consuming cannabis. Most common method is smoking it in form of joint or blunt, but there are other popular options, such as vaping, dabbing, and edibles.

Vaping has become one of most popular methods of consuming cannabis.

You can choose from various vape pens, such as disposable ones that only last single use or rechargeable ones with longer battery life.

Sativa can be consumed through edibles in form of brownies, oils, and many more ways by mixing it with other dried ingredients that may provide health benefits from cannabis compounds like terpenes.

Sativa Compounds

Sativa Compounds

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. There are over 100 of them, but most significant for humans are THC and CBD.

Sativa strains tend to produce higher levels of THC than CBD.

CBD in Sativa Strains

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is one of many compounds found in cannabis plants. CBD has numerous health benefits. Most notably, it can treat seizures, chronic pain, and more. CBD is not psychoactive, but it can have calming effects on users.

CBD is only found in cannabis plants. However, Indica strains tend to have higher levels of CBD than Sativa strains.

Sativa strains usually contain low levels of CBD or not at all.

THC in Sativa Strains

Tetrahydrocannabinol is psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. It binds cannabinoid receptors in human brain and body, causing high.

There are two main THC cannabinoids present in cannabis, delta 9 and delta 8. Although these are different, they’ll both give you similar high. However, it has been found that delta 9 is slightly more potent than delta 8.

Sativa strains generally contain more THC than Indica strains. However, exact values depend on strain and genetics.

Sativas are often used in breeding processes to boost THC levels of other strains. Many modern hybrid strains feature high-THC content as result of crossing with Sativa strain.

Although it is not always case, THC in Sativa strains can reach up to 30%. THC levels in any Sativa strain of cannabis can vary, depending on several factors.

  • Origin of strain: Strains originating from Pure Sativa tend to have higher THC levels.
  • Breeders: Some breeders are better at breeding for high THC content than others.
  • Environment: Strains grown in optimal conditions may exhibit higher THC levels.

Indica vs Sativa

Sativas are known for their uplifting and cerebral effects, while Indicas are known for their soothing, body-high effects.

However, truth is that hybrid strains have varying degrees of both effects depending on specific strain.

Want to know more about the differences, read our sativa vs indica post for more info

Difference between Sativa and Indica

While Indica and Sativa both come from Cannabis family, they differ in structure, genetics, and effects.

Indica weed plants are typically short in stature and take less time to flower than Sativas.

Indicas also tend to have thicker leaves and broader leaves as opposed to thin leaves of Sativas.

Sativa plants are significantly taller than Indicas, with typical height range between 3-6 meters (10-20 feet), almost like tree.

Leaves can be up to 30cm (12 inches) long with deep green hues on both sides. Sativa buds have thick stems and are dense in nature.

They have orange hairs that loosely cover nug surface and appear clear when compared to Indica’s white hairs.

Indica effects tend to be more relaxing and can often promote sleepiness in users.

Conversely, Sativa effects tend to be more uplifting and energizing, often making users feel “high” or inspired.

Regarding seedling growth, they look similar regardless of strain type, having thin taproots and few leaves.

Sativa strains usually take longer to flower than Indicas.

Most pure Sativas will take around 12–16 weeks to finish flowering, while most pure Indicas will take 9-12 weeks.

Indica vs Sativa vs Hybrid

Sativa strains produce higher levels of THC than CBD, while Indica strains generally have higher levels of CBD.

Most hybrid strains nowadays have an even balance between THC and CBD, with 1:1 balanced ratio being most common.

Indica and Sativa are always crossed with each other (usually at least 2 strains or more) so that specific bred strain has desired traits such as higher resin production or bigger yields.

Due to their high CBD content, Indica dominant hybrid strains will give you body high while Sativa dominant hybrids high is cerebral – uplifting and invigorating without being too sedative like Indicas tend to be.

Best Sativa Strains

Best Sativa Strains is most popular, potent, and best strains chart that is primarily Sativa in their genetics.

Most of these strains can be found at DSS.

Most potent Sativa-dominant Hybrids

Here are most potent Sativa-dominant Hybrids we offer at Dutch Seeds Shop:

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is great Sativa-dominant strain for anyone looking for high that is both mentally and physically stimulating.

This strain has dominant Sativa effects, which will boost your creativity and improve your mood and focus.

Sour Diesel is one of most popular Sativa dominant hybrid strains in world.

Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze

One of most popular Sativa strains in world, Super Silver Haze is potent cross between Northern Lights and Skunk#1 marijuana seeds.

Super Silver Haze won Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998, and 2007. It has become one of most iconic Sativas around, wich is no surprise considering its potency and popularity.

This strain delivers THC levels of up to 21% alongside low CBD levels. Its effects are cerebral, thanks to its balanced THC ratio.

Super Silver Haze offers boost in energy. As with all Sativas, this strain is excellent for daytime use as it is energizing rather than sedating.

Here are some of most popular pure Sativa seeds we offer at Dutch Seeds Shop:

Colombian Gold Seeds

Colombian Gold Seeds

Colombian Gold weed is one of most celebrated Sativa strains. It has won numerous awards for its quality, including being named best strain at High Times Cannabis Cup in 1994 and 1995.

This strain is an excellent choice for those who want to try pure Sativa strain as it is one of most popular and well-known strains out there.

Its buds are light green in color with tinges of brown and orange, appearing very vibrant.

Its buds are highly aromatic and have citrus, spice, and vanilla notes. Colombian Gold offers an intense cerebral high that will leave you feeling uplifted, happy, and creative.

Chocolate Thai Seeds

Chocolate Thai is one of most popular Sativa strains in world. Plant was developed in early 1980s by cross-breeding Thai landraces.

Chocolate Thai fem seeds produces plants of moderate size with thick, green leaves. Flowers appear light green with orange hairs and blotches. Buds are sweet, spicy, and earthy in taste.

This strain is remarkable for its high levels of THC, which can reach up to 16%!

These effects are accompanied by an uplifting euphoric sensation that makes Chocolate Thai a favorite among patients suffering from depression or stress-related conditions.

Durban Poison Seeds

Durban Poison Seeds

One of most popular pure Sativa strains available, Durban Poison feminized seeds are one of best Sativas you can find.

This strain was first bred in 1970s in South Africa and has since become a favorite among Sativa fans.

Durban Poison is 100% pure Sativa strain.

This strain offers relaxed high that is great for daytime use. Its effects are primarily cerebral, with slight physical sensation at onset.

Durban Poison offers mood boost without causing lethargy or drowsiness, making it perfect for activities such as socializing or creativity.


Here are most frequently asked questions about Cannabis Sativa and their answers:

Is Orange Sherbert strain origin Sativa or Indica?

This is hybrid strain, and it has 50% Sativa and 50% Indica genes.

You can expect equal amounts of Indica and Sativa effects from this strain.

Is California Orange strain origin Sativa or Indica?

California Orange is pure hybrid strain with 50/50 Indica/sativa ratio.

What is best Philippine landrace sativa strain?

Filipino Kibungan is one of most potent pure Sativa strains you can find.

With THC of up to 24%, this strain is best enjoyed in small doses.

This strain is excellent for daytime usage due to its energizing effects.

What is most potent Jamaican landrace sativa strain?

Jamaican Lambsbread is most potent pure Sativa strain available, Jamaican Lambsbread is rare treasure and was Bob Marley’s favorite marijuana strain.

Is Blueberry strain origin Sativa or Indica?

This strain is an Indica-dominant hybrid.

It has a more significant portion of Indica genetics, meaning it will display more Indica characteristics than Sativa.

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