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Indica vs Sativa: Which Strain Is Right for Me?

Although medical marijuana is not yet legal in Kentucky, it will be soon! We hope that state legislators will continue to make steps in the right direction toward our very own medical marijuana program.

When the program does launch, you should be as prepared as possible. One thing many people who have never used cannabis before are always curious about are the strains of marijuana offered at dispensaries.

There are a few main strains, which include sativa, indica, and hybrid, which is a mix of the two. The strains are thought to have different effects on people, so some people prefer one over the other.

In this blog, we will talk about the strains and hopefully help you decide which strain is best for you.


Indica strains are very popular and famous for their calming effects. People normally describe indica dominant strains as relaxing or almost sedating, depending on THC content.

Indica strains are great for those with any type of sleep issues including insomnia, narcolepsy, or sleep apnea. If you are not getting enough sleep or enough quality sleep, indica is probably for you.

Because of its relaxing effects, it isn’t great to use an indica strain first thing in the morning if you have things to get done throughout the day. Sativa would be better for this.


Sativa dominant strains are great for those who want some relief but do not want to feel tired. Sativa strains are thought to be energizing and some can even boost your creative ability and concentration.

The uplifting effects of sativa are great for those who need some extra relief to get through the day, but still want to get things done. Some even say sativa is great for exercise and that their workouts are more productive when they use cannabis.

The Bottom Line

The type of strain that is best for you depends on your symptoms, condition, and what you hope to get out of your medical cannabis. You can also go for a hybrid, a mix of both if you don’t want one or the other. Hybrid strains are a happy medium, and many people prefer them.

You should use indica if you are trying to relax or fall asleep and you should use sativa if you want to get things done and be as productive as possible.

It should be noted that one size doesn't fit all with medical marijuana, and you may want to try all three strains to see which you prefer. You can also ask an employee at a dispensary for a recommendation once they open.

Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Although medical marijuana is not currently legal in Kentucky, it is inevitable! Kentucky officials will soon have no choice but to pass legislation approving a medical marijuana program, because polls have shown that residents resoundingly want them to.

You can get prepared beforehand to ensure that you won’t have to wait any longer than you have to for medical marijuana in Kentucky. Call your politicians and let them know your feelings about a medical program!

Cannabis is a natural, safe alternative medicine without the harsh side effects that come with many prescription drugs. If you think you could benefit from medical marijuana, speak your mind to your lawmakers so we can get you the relief you deserve!

Reserve an evaluation online today with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate doctors, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Kentucky’s medical marijuana market is up and running. Why wait any longer than you have to for the relief you’ve been missing?

You’ll meet with your doctor virtually via a telemedicine appointment using your smartphone or computer. Together, you’ll discuss your condition and decide if medical marijuana is right for you. You’ll even save $25 off the cost of the appointment if you reserve your evaluation today!

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