Conventional cannabis wisdom tells us that Indica strains are powerfully relaxing, with relaxing effects and even sedative influences. On the other hand, Sativa strains are said to be uplifting, with concentrating or energizing effects on all members of the group. To understand the difference between Indica and Sativa edibles, we first need to understand the effects of Sativa versus Indica. The effects depend on whether a Sativa or Indica flower was used in the process and the terpenes were preserved.
The destruction of terpenes will make Sativa and Indica edibles difficult to differentiate. In fact, the results of this test may vary depending on your perception. For example, let's say you're someone who only feels uplifting effects during the day. If you eat an edible during the afternoon and it improves your mood and energy level, you're going to assume it's a sativa.
However, if you consume the other edible at night and it knocks you out, you're going to assume it's an indica. Sativas, on the other hand, are stimulating and cerebral, and improve creativity and productivity. Indicas provide what has been called a “body high”, while sativas provide more of a “mental high”. Unfortunately, Sativa plants need more time to grow and produce less medicine (flowers) than indica varieties.
This is why indica strains have traditionally dominated those available on the black market, where there is no concern for patient needs and the only goal is benefit. Commonly reported effects of Sativa edibles are creativity, increased energy, mood lifting, and euphoria. If edibles are made after thorough processing of the flower and with the help of delicate cooking (when the temperature does not ruin the chemical components of the plant, for example), it is possible to produce a good Indica vs. While many would guess that a particular strain of cannabis is classified as an indica, sativa, or hybrid based on the presence or absence of a particular cannabinoid, or a cannabinoid in a given volume, it is actually a terpene that determines this important state of a strain.
The sativa plant, on the other hand, produces a more energetic high and is best used during the day. Some labels for products sold separately such as sativa or indica usually don't specify the effects you'll experience. When buying marijuana or edibles in advance, many strains are not just Sativa or Indica, but their profiles are already a hybrid of the two categories. If you ask what the difference is between the effects of Sativa and Indica edibles, you may not get a definitive answer.
Indica is often used at night as a sleep aid, as it relaxes the body and generally leaves its users sleepy. There's no denying that all knowledgeable stoners know all about the differences between sativa and indica edibles, and many have a very strong preference as to which one is better. Like Indica-specific edibles made from Indica strains, Sativa strains such as Trainwreck, Lemon Jack and Strawberry Cough are used to make Sativa edibles. On the other hand, eating a higher dose of sativa edibles creates a dizzy, euphoric and very laughing effect.
Potent indica strains can give some patients what's called “couchlock,” a condition where they relax so much that they barely mind getting off the couch. That means that hybrid strains of indica-prone marijuana are likely to produce edibles with more indica effects. Either way, knowing the indica and sativa varieties makes it easier to differentiate between descriptions of weeds in general.