Jan 262012
 
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Sativa vs Indica: The Biggest Differences Between The Two Cannabis Plants

Sativa and Indica are the two major types of cannabis plants which can mix together to create hybrid strains. Each strain has its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits.

Indica plants typically grow short and wide, compared to Sativa plants which grow tall and thin. Indica plants are better suited for indoor growing because of their short growth and sativa plants are better suited for outdoor growing because some strains can reach over 25 ft. in height.

The high produced from smoking Indica bud is a strong physical body high that will make you sleepy or ‘couch-locked’ and provides a deep relaxation feeling compared to a Sativa high, which is known to be more energetic and uplifting.

Marijuana strains range from pure sativas to pure indicas and hybrid strains consisting of both indica and sativa (30% indica – 70% sativa, 50% – 50% combinations, 80% indica – 20% sativa). Because Sativa and Indica buds have very different medicinal benefits and effects, certain strains can be targeted to better treat specific illnesses.

Indica dominant marijuana strains tend to have a strong sweet or sour odor to the buds (ex. Kush, OG Kush) providing a very relaxing and strong body high that is helpful in treating general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders.

Photo of a Sativa and Indica cannabis leaf side-by-side:

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Image of a Sativa and Indica cannabis plant side-by-side (Sativa plant on the left, Indica plant in the middle, the mostly benign Ruderalis on the left):

 

cannabis varieties

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You can see in the photos above Sativa plants tend to be significantly large while Indica plants are shorter and wider.

Indicas are very effective for overall pain relief and is often used to treat insomnia for many people. Indica buds are most commonly smoked by medical marijuana patients in the late evening or even right before bed due to how sleepy and tired you become when high from an indica strain of marijuana, like Kush.

Benefits of Indica:
1. Relieves body pain
2. Relaxes muscles
3. Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
4. Relieves headaches and migraines
5. Relieves anxiety or stress

Sativa dominant marijuana strains tend to have a more grassy type odor to the buds providing an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy as being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. Many artists take advantage of the creative powers of cannabis sativa (marijuana) to create paintings.

Benefits of Sativa:
1. Feelings of well-being and at-ease
2. Up-lifting and cerebral thoughts
3. Stimulates and energizes
4. Increases focus and creativity
5. Fights depression

The most popular Indica strains currently include Kush, Northern Lights and White Widow, and popular sativa strains include Purple Haze, and Mauwie Wauwie.

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About Jay Smoker

I have been smoking marijuana for almost twenty years and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. My life was turned upside down in 2009 after getting arrested and tossed in jail for being in the wrong state with legal medical marijuana. I got fed up, and I now devote all my time to ending this insanity.I am responsible for the technical side of this project, but try to chip in when I can, either with syndicated articles or original content.Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Digg and feel free to email. any questions or concerns. Peace!
  • Chris Hawkes

    Cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning; having both male and female plants. The hops plant (Humulus) used in brewing beer, is also a dioecious plant. In both species the female plant is used for intoxicating purposes.

    So, the next time you hear the phrase “this buds for you” it may have a whole new meaning. :)

    • http://www.reeferskatetrp.blogspot.com New Moses

      I try to break it down by telling people that marijuana is a plant like any other and the buds we smoke are the fruit. Just like apples or orange’s…this usually makes it clear lol

      • Chris Hawkes

        Why are stoners usually the most polite people in the crowd?
        I may know a lot about cannabis, but I have no idea why polite people are attracted to this plant.

        • james

          smart people are also more likely to do this

        • http://www.facebook.com/christinalee91 Christina Lee Seifert

          Its not polite people who are attracted to it, its the plant that make them polite. Which is the complete opposite for alcohol… hmm…

          • michael maccloud

            lol smart observation

          • Gribble

            The plant doesn’t make them polite it shows them that they need to be polite

  • DAn

    So what is up with the Ruderalis? Ive heard that it has no thc, but if you cross breed with a sativa or indica it makes an autoflowering plant, is this true?

  • al johnson

    which strain is good for glaucoma

    • Mary Jane

      I like Blueberry, and Jack the Ripper. Generally a really heavy Indica like Chem Dawg, Skywalker, Pluto OG, or Grand Daddy Purple works welll for Glaucoma. If you’re in southern california you can grow your own as well with a medical card. It’s not that difficult and cheaper than always having to buy it.
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  • http://www.indicavssativa.org/ Whutqr

    Read more about sativa and indica strains at: http://www.indicavssativa.org

  • Bobhope

    “Image of a Sativa and Indica cannabis plant side-by-side (Sativa plant on the left, Indica plant in the middle, the mostly benign Ruderalis on the left):”

    Stoner! ;-P

    • Pepsi&kush

      every person is different, regaurdless of nationality or race there are polite & rude people

  • Stephentodd123

    while the photo of the three different strains of plants are showing the one in the middle is the indica plant small but bushy and gives of a hell of big dense buds and these buds come through all the leaves just producing wads of huge dense buds which also bushes out and all around. indica plants are the best to smoke because of the feelings it gives you

  • hoolio

    @65ec2dab9f5ad981adc19eb4af193d2f:disqus I work in a Coffeeshop in Amsterdam and I refute that statement. But I do scale politeness based on nationality, I’ll break it down for you. From most polite to least: Dutch, Danish, American, English, German, French, Italian.

    • john

      honestly i’m surprised America is so high on your politeness scale. i’ve always thoughts people from other countries thought we’re all assholes over here. but thank you for the compliment.=]

    • kimber

      So where would you say the Assyrians, Latinos, Cambodians and Hmongs fit in to your equation?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1282983507 Kyler Aulisi

      I’m Italian and one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, that’s bullshit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/klorimor Katheryn Lorimor

        This reaction should lift Italians on the politeness scale.

  • burtmikka55@comcast.net

    excuse me but? i read this shit from a dude that says cannabis is a dioecious plant.
    check this out bone head. what ever a pot plant is it is. simple as that. so you put in your overtly intellectual views of this. STICK IT IN YOUR ASS ASS HOLE.
    i am burt mikka from chicago born and raised in the AUDY HOME. thats right asshole
    A GETTO BOY.YOU WANT TO PLAY YOUR PLAYS IN THE INTERNET. PLAY ELSE WHERE. WE THE PEOPLE DON,T NEED THIS. WE THE PEOPLE NEED TRUTH AND THAT IS IT. TRUTH. EVEN THOUGH I CAME TO YOU AS A OPPONITE.
    JUST LET LIFE GO ON.
    AND COME BACK WITH SIMPLE SHIT. NOT ALL THIS,THIS THAT AND ANOTHER.
    DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING? IF NOT CARRY YOUR ASS TO THE GARBAGE CAN AND TROUGH IT AWAY. I AM FROM WE THE PEOPLE. I WAS RAISED IN THE AUDY HOME WITH MR JONES AND MR WASHINGTON AS THE MEN IN MY LIFE THAT TOUGH ME. THEY TOUGHT ME THE RIGHT WAY. NO BULLSHIT NO LIES.

    • SpeakClear

      What?

    • ladygurl

      What in the world is this doofus talking about?

    • joe

      not polite = not high/drunk Christina Lee Seifert was right

    • http://twitter.com/MartianEmpress Rezeya Montecore

      I really don’t think somebody with your grammar skills and inability to carry on a lucid conversation should be throwing around terms like “bone head”. And apparently shouldn’t be trying to spell words like “opponent”. You’re dumb, kid, and don’t go around putting on airs that you’re otherwise. Knowing what the hell you’re talking about isn’t “overly intellectual,” and being proud of your ignorance is just humiliating. (And I don’t think “overtly intellectual” means what you think it does.)

      You’re just a real piece of work. I don’t think a single person here took you seriously, and you should ponder that next time you make an inane, incoherent post like this.

      • natalie

        I would think this was a joke…. if it made more sense….

      • Ears14U

        Wow Rezeya, I support your statement completely! I am similar in writing styles with you, in the fact that you are truthful enough to just “tell it like it is!” No beating around the bush. We need more people that believe in truth, justice and the ability to stand up and defend your moral convictions! Yaaaaaaaaa!!! LOL…

        • JFKKK

          Do you like ear sex or what is with the name?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Ak1337sT Stefan Chretien Taylor

        You’re disturbing the peace

      • JFKKK

        I took you half way seriously. (:

      • mike

        Trying to argue with him is dumb

      • yams

        ur reply to that has made my night!! sorry…. your ;)

    • Aria

      dioecious di·oe·cious or di·e·cious (d?-?’sh?s)
      adj.
      Of or relating to organisms, especially plants, having the male and female reproductive organs borne on separate individuals of the same species; sexually distinct.
      He was sharing his knowledge, I for one, thank him. I love gaining knowledge and knowing that about this plant.

      If you want more simple conversation I suggest you go hang with 5 yr olds they may be in you intellect range.
      AND I AM WE THE PEOPLE. AND I SEE NO FALSENESS TO HIS STATEMENT WHAT SO EVER.
      Yet I do smell something but, I think it is from you wading around in your own B^!!$#!t. Have a nice day!

    • SandyLester

      Wow. Are you really that ignorant and so incoherent as well.

    • Ears14U

      Sounds like a “rapper wanna-be”. Nobody was even discussing rap music. How did this misapplied d.s. think he was trying to spotlight his poor (c)rap spill? Some people…..wow……lol…

    • Bc

      You are a dick. Italian?@birkmiccawhateverthefuck

    • http://twitter.com/TheHobosProjekt Hobo Projekt

      I can’t stop laughing at this post. I suppose it’s hip to be dumb. If you are smart, you’d better not show it or you are the bonehead. Haha I prefer to be smart over cool any day. I am also proud I am not from the ghetto.

      • JFKKK

        your trying to hard niggaaaa

    • JFKKK

      that sucked.. :P

    • mike

      What?! theres always bull shit and lies in this world its your choice to ignore them and move on with your life or try to point out eveyrthing you see. I don’t know why you decide to hate your opinion won’t get heard

  • Mikeal T

    Roach all THAT noise…just wanna say, I appreciate the info here and keep doing you..as for the guy snappin’ out, consider this page like a human body…now you know where the asshole is! Stay blazin’!!

  • squidyy123

    Which one is more expensive?

    • http://www.facebook.com/paula.shore.10 Paula Shore

      the quality of the strain determines the price, as well as, how difficult it is to grow, not whether it’s indica or sativa.

    • JFKKK

      are you from NIGGGGGGERia.

  • mindFUC#

    I love life on weed!

  • Ears14U

    This is actually great for people that own a “Red” card. I remember years ago smoking “fields” of this just for “recreational reasons”. Stupid kids we can be. ..Then after being diagnosed and treated for “Fibromyalgia” (chronic pain syndrome), they have a damn name for everything nowadays don’t they? I quit smoking cigars/cigarettes 3 years ago, so I really didn’t want to go back to that type of “intake”. So I have found those “Cheeba chews”, to be such a better alternative. They have the “Quad” dosage “tootsie roll type chews”, that come in a strain of “Sativa”, and “Indica”. I use them in that order referring to Day/Night. I can tell you this though. I would much rather intake something “natural”, and not have to rely on a type of man-made pain reliever that oftentimes is synthetic in nature.

    • Lieveo

      You used “quotation marks” a bit “too” much and “unnecessarily”

      • Lizardking 172

        I know right

    • Elle

      “man-made” and “synthetic” are synonymous

  • Dustin Helton

    yea mary jane has me high as a plane, niggas cant see me cause im high off this strain, a joint here and a blunt there, i just dont know why but i love those orange hairs, my eyes red as hell and i know u can tell, momma and papa tell me im goin to jail, i dont care thats the life of livin high, and i have to say that i just cant lie, i love my weed and thats who im gonna be, till the day i die, im gonna always be high:)

    Copyright:Dustin Helton
    Somerset, KY loling all day long boi!!!

    • JFKKK

      remember to thank jesus you even have that weed!

  • dashian

    can i grow a plant with weed that is ready to roll (joint)

    • Nebula Haze

      No

  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.shore.10 Paula Shore

    Migraines can be exacerbated by indica. You need sativas for migraine, not indica. Indicas are great for muscle tension headaches, but can cause your head to pound more, if it’s true migraine, ie, vascular headache.

    • vernicekaminski

      thank you for your post ive had migrains for most of my life and also been a smoker for a longtime and have always found if i smoked when i had migrains it would make it worse however since reading your post ive went and purchase so sativa and it really did help!! thank you!

  • malcolm

    im gonna join the fight to let people know the truth

  • Dan L

    dude, if u dont know the differences between indica and sativa, dont have a website on it.

    • JFKKK

      nyuggaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Stupid Hater

      oh sure you can for sure tell difference just by looking at a picture of a 3 week old plant……not……. so shut-up stupid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cam.oyarzun Camila Oyarzún Silva

    Hello!! somebody gave me a couple of,baby plants as a gift but he doesn’t know exactly what kind they are and I’m no expert either :( do you think you could tell if I show you a picture of them?

    • Rhekyt

      Looks like indica :)

    • The Weed

      it looks like indica. But are you talking about what strain i think it is
      JKbush

    • laurajustlaura

      Does anyone know how or where to get plants or buds tested professionally? When someone gets busted for having weed, only SATIVA is listed, and it is illegal. This makes INDICA not mentioned and not illegal. HE got busted with less the 2g, and we think it is Indica. How do I know for sure wihtout a test? Where can I get the test?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cam.oyarzun Camila Oyarzún Silva

    Hello!! somebody gave me a couple of,baby plants as a gift but he doesn’t know exactly what kind they are and I’m no expert either :( do you think you could tell if I show you a picture of them?

  • Jayce

    I really appreciate this information, you’re doing a great thing.

  • Erik

    hey i have relly bad migranes some times but iv tried weed before and i tdosent seem to help eny edvice it just made me freak out

  • http://www.facebook.com/nehemias.gomez.71 Nehemias Gomez

    Really Helpful

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.maguire.50 Robert Maguire

    Dealers and governments make money from a plant while sufferers suffer. This needs sorting, it’s crazy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ak1337sT Stefan Chretien Taylor

    I don’t like 50/50 I smoke it and I feel lazy then I get over anxious and it fucks with my anxiety then I gotta go for a walk to calm down

    • Lizardking 172

      Purple kush is my baby you should try it, very relaxing

  • NovicePotSmokerAgain

    I used to smoke pot many years ago, but gave it up because it always made me feel weird and self-conscious, and difficult to interact in social situations. I thought, I’m just not a pot-person, or it’s not my drug of choice. Cocaine and alcohol always made me much more confident and comfortable, but of course they carry serious consequences if over used. My question is, I would like to find a strain of pot that will make me relaxed, confident, and not feeling the stress that I develop from my job. I know there’s a lot of strains out there, so what would be best? I tried some pot last night that was given to me, and I felt like “everyone was watching me” and I was over-thinking everything! Thanks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523747111 David Harper

      Go for the Indica strains, more of a body high, not so much on the mind…

    • oj

      I used to have the same problem, intense self consciousness and the feeling that everyone is watching me. While experimenting with different strains def helped me, I’ve found that the best way for me to have a good high is mental state and company. I only smoke by myself or with people i trust, almost never with strangers. Before I take the first pull I remind myself of who i’m with, that i’m comfortable with them, and that doing silly shit is part of the appeal. It’s helped exponentially

  • JFKKK

    Whoever runs this website is seriously an absolute bitch!

  • Kandi

    I have lupus which has now been accompanied by crohn’s disease. I’m constantly nauseated, muscle and joint aches, headaches and migraines as well as never ending anxiety over what could possibly go wrong when dealing with auto immune diseases. I’ve been smoking pot since diagnosed with lupus at age 16, not by docs orders, simply recreational in the beginning until I realized I could eat without feeling sick, headaches and migraines subsided, muscle and joint pain minimized and all from a plant! Now I smoke for medicinal purposes but in a state that doesn’t recognize the medicinal use of this plant, more needs to be done to spread the word about this miracle drug! I have been on life support three different times due to being over medicated by docs who ate supposed to know better, now I just smoke my green which in turn increases my appetite allowing me to eat without being nauseated or actually vomiting, which allows me to take in nutrients and vitamins in their natural state. I still have skin issues like eczema outbreaks, and my hair occasionally still falls out a bit, but my t cell count is great as is my overall health without ANY man-made prescription drugs, just my herbs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Inmortal2890 Ivan Peraza Dueñas

    Where could i get any sativa seeds from… if im from Guadalajara Mexico!? i would like to grow my own weed ty!

  • Chop313rd

    Im in IE CALI a I brought some hybrid weed and dnt like the taste I have four oz 150 a pop good weed who wants it I like indica….And im licensed

  • Chop313rd

    Is there a way u can make dry weed more sticky or moist?

    • Jessie

      Put it in a ziploc with a leaf of lettuce … plumps it right back to life :)

      • Hope

        I always used a slice of bread.

      • Hope

        I always used a slice of bread.

  • j-dog

    Who here is a indica person, and who here is a sativa person??? I think I am a sativa person at the end of the day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbie.lazo Robby Leeds

    Hey can someone please tell me what type of weed is my plant? greetings from Cancun, Mexico

    • Ken Olson

      Ruderalis hybrid.

  • Matt AttacK

    Boy, do I love my sativa’s!! =^_^=

  • Aces

    Is their any problem with growing to plants in one pot.

  • KGB

    I can find Sativa anywhere. Maybe now that Washinton has legalized, that will change.

  • KGB

    I meant to say, I CANT find a pure Sativa anywhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpladue J.p. Ladue

    What kind of high would you get if you mixed these 2 types together? I would definitely like to put both an indica and sativa strain in my grinder and see what the combo would bring. :-)

  • 1hotmimi

    I’m so stoned. Life is good.

  • Ellen Henniger

    Thank you for taking up this frustrating and dangerous task. I am having to deal with severe body pain, anxiety and difficulties with focus. . I have been given marijuana at times and find it helps all these ailments unbelievably. And yet I feel guilty because of the stigma I feel uncomfortable asking my doctor for medical marijuana because I know she won’t think it wise….I will have a fight.. Again thank you.

    • aLunaTik

      why wouldn’t your doctor think it’s wise? I have found over the years, when the question of “do you use any illegal drugs” comes up, I’m honest & say medical marijuana and 99% of the responses have been the only problem was it was illegal at that time.

    • Medicinegirl

      Find a new doctor if you don’t think they will agree. Especially if your state offers medical marijuana. NEVER be afraid or ashamed to ask for help, no matter what the help is. Would you be ashamed to take aspirin? No. And if that drug had to pass the current standards the FDA has in place, it wouldn’t be on the market at all. The blood thinning properties would be deemed to dangerous a side effect.

  • Pinky69

    My son who is 15 is on 4 different meds for depression bio polar he suffers from insomnia I would like to get him off the meds n try something natural but I don’t know where to start we went to a clinic but dr wouldn’t see him til he is 18??? HELP

    • ALunaTik

      maybe try a product called “sleep eeze” it’s at walgreens — it’s main ingredient is hops … have you tried melatonin (sp?)…my doctor has also suggested valarian root when the pharmacuticals didn’t work but I didn’t try that one — lack of sleep makes the bi polar a lot worse

    • Tielman

      Dr. I have a problem.
      How old are you
      9 months, and I have tumors on my brain.
      Come see me when you’re 18 or older, if you live that…….
      So the parent of this child put the oil on the childs pacifier and you know what ? Stay away from Dr.’s. They’re not healthy people, and they steal and cheat. They even say when their patients cure themselves : must’ve mis diagnosed………it’sa miracle ! not the pot, no, never the pot.

      • Medicinegirl

        Not all doctors are bad people. There are many out there who have lost the reason they practice. Unfortunately, they are bound by many other people: The FDA, the government, the HMO’s. If you find a bad doctor do what most people do when they find a bad mechanic–Don’t go back. Find a doctor who is willing to help you find the solution that works for you. There are great doctors out there who want to change the world in the way you do. They will help you anyway they can. And realize that their livelihood is constrained by the same people who are stopping medical marijuana. They aren’t legally allowed to say certain things. Ask them about studies in other countries. That’s a great way to ask questions that they can’t answer directly.

        Doctors are humans bounds by more rules than you will ever be. it’s the crappy part of trying to save the world one patient at a time.

  • beauchamp

    If I’m depressed, can I be qualified for medical marijuana? I live in the state of New Jersey.

    • pisshard

      I believe your depression is because you live in the state of New Jersey. You don’t need pot, you need to move.

      • redman12

        6 years ago. I drove from Chicago to New York with my really good friend.. We got lost in New Jersey, this is when technology is not capable. He had a sidekick phone back then. We decided to go to the Police Station, the perimeter is full of bard-wires. He went inside the station and came back to my car telling me. There’s nobody there.. Me: What do you mean there’s no one there… Him: like there’s no one there… Till then we realized, we are in the ghetto neighborhood. We eventually find our way to New York in complete pieces.

  • billybizmo

    I love how easy it was to read this article while high! …only it took me 30 minutes to find out how to leave a comment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juwin1555 Jiwan Persaud

    hi

  • Uther Pendragon

    pssst. don’t feed the trolls

  • Cowman

    Do cows like to eat hemp plants or do they avoid them like lantana or other noxious weeds?

  • Dr. Richard Ippolito

    We are hoping for approval of a medical marijuana bill in our legislature. If it approved I will probably want to get a mix of indica and sativa. Each one, that cannot be achieved by taking one type alone, allows for relief of my various symptoms.

    In states where it is now legal do they sell combo ounces? What is the preferred blending percentage to get the most from each strain?

    What can I expect to pay for an ounce of marijuana that will be used mostly in cooking recipes (yes, I am aware of creating an oil saturated base by sautéing pot in oil)? Are leaves sufficient or will I need buds? This would be for the state of Florida. I would need to smoke some of it to ease pain enough to be able to get out of bed in the early morning.
    Hopefully, I will be off all narcotic medications, which work, but are in short supply. Will the physician need to write the mixture percentage on the prescription, or do I tell the pharmacist?

    Are inexpensive vapor pipes worthwhile?

    Thank you,

    Dr. Richard Ippolito
    drrai@tampabay.rr.com
    drrai@tampabay.rr.com

    • tyler

      I too am hoping this bill gets passed in Florida, and as for the cost per ounce it really depends on the strain’s potency and rarity. Rarer strains like ice kush, dark clone superman, and OG kush will run a pretty penny maybe $200-$500 an ounce but are amongst the most potent strains on the planet so far. And for pipes, cheap ones won’t rip as hard as more expensive ones, my favorite brands are roor and grav labs but if you want to be cool and impress your friends get a plasma pipe although they are a lot more expensive because the technology is relatively new they do make some amazing pieces to add to your collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryplnrJv1pU&feature=youtube_gdata_player of course you can also make your own pipe with whatever colors you want with a torch, a 2 inch diameter glass tube, a carbon rod, a metal awl, and stained glass shards heres how its done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=malHUGakhBU

      • eric

        omg 500 yikes

    • mikeyv

      I live in Oregon where medicinal marijuana is legal. Vaporizers are great, they have a very precise temp control allowing you to dial in your preference. Vaporizing high is different than a water pipe high, or joints, blunts, whatever. It’s cleaner and easy on the throat. I work with musicians and most singers prefer a vaporizer.

      I have tried quite a few vaoprizers and recommend the Vapir line. Yeah you can get cheap tabel top models with a whip. But you have to decide what your style of usage will be. I prefer battery powered and portable.
      I have had muliple surgeries on knees and hands and have a drawer full of vicodin. Now I am able to manage my pain without the narcotics.

    • henery savage

      hey doc, vaporizers are deff the way to go with people who suffer from asthma or lung cancer, or who don’t usually smoke or who are health conscious, its like breathing air! also you say you use oil to cook your weed. thc and canabinoids attach themselves to fat molecules, just like when you smoke they attach to our fat in our bodies and stay there for two weeks to a month, thats why weed isn’t addictive, as its in your system for a long time. that said, using butter to cook weed will result in a better product to cook with afterwards. some people are timid to use butter as it burns quickly as you cook, a good recipe is 1 part unsalted butter 1 part water and 1 part weed(green leaves straight off the plant when harvesting). bring your butter and water to the boil, it will emulsify(fats and water join together) when this happens add your chopped up green leaf or keff to the mix, then turn down as low as use can to a small simmer. using green leaf(not dried), will increase your cooking time hence stronger butter. once water has evaporated add another part of water and repeat. cooking time should take 6-8 hr. use like normal butter in recipes. hope this helps!

      dont hate! participate!

  • cj

    Never seen it spelled Mauwie Wauwie. Maui Wowie is more standard.

    • pisshard

      I remember back in tehe 70s Maui Wowie was popular. I thought it might be a cool idea to market a cat nip called Meowie Wowie, But then I twisted one out and put on some Steely Dan.

    • Bigislandsis

      Spelled with the “wie” it’s not even Hawaiian Pidgin, yet the “w” would have a “v” sound and the “ie” would have a “ee-ay” wound…Mauvee-ee-ay Wovee-ee-ay, yeah sounds PeeWee Herman.

  • MystiqueBlack

    so having slight depression i have tried not to smoke much anymore because of anxiety and depressive issues. So If I were to get a hold of some Sativa I should be able to smoke it and not have the problems ya?

    • Schism

      I find, suffering from both anxiety and depression that shifting between different strains does a lot of good, Sativa can feed into anxiety attacks but it would have to be rather severe while Indica is more calming. Changing strains regularly and finding a few favorites usually helps. Good luck to you!

    • http://www.facebook.com/milo.brucks Milo

      I was on all kinds of anti depressants and anti anxiety meds, they messed me up badly. I would never go back on them. Cannabis is more symptom effective, time effective and wont mess your head up. Other than happily anyways.

  • Viral Survivor

    Other possible effects of sativa: confusion, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, and lost.

    • D Castillo

      Like Reagan!!

      • Tielman

        Reagan was a figment of his own limited imagination. Poor thing didn’t have any brains at all.

    • Spec0

      Delusions of grandeur, brief catatonic outburst of eternal flame, and many many more…

      • Bud

        How do you explain the delusions of grandeur exhibited in someone who hasnt smoked pot?

    • pisshard

      “confusion, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss,”

      Hell I pay good money for that trio.

      • Hope

        quad

      • Hope

        quad

  • Smaj

    BOWLSHITTTT!!!