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What is an Indica?

An Indica is a short plant usually under 6ft tall and it's leaves have short, wide fingers and are dark green. At maturity, the Indica leaves start to turn purple.

It has short branches covered with thick, dense marijuana buds. The Indica buds vary in color from dark green to purple, just like their leaves.

Under cool conditions, the coloration becomes more intense. The marijuana buds have little trouble maturing under the cool conditions of northern climates.

Indica marijuana buds smell very potent. The best Indicas have a relaxing social high, but most Indicas leave you sitting on the couch.

Indicas are found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and other surrounding areas. All of these fall between the 25th and 35th parallels, and have extremely variable weather (rainy one year hot the next year).

For that reason, each plant population's gene pool is heterogeneous. Plant characteristics vary regarding all phases of their growth including maturation time and climate preferences. In any season, no matter what the weather, some marijuana plants do well.

In Canada and the United Kingdom, the vast majority of marijuana plants grown come from a mainly Indica background due to the early flowering times and bad weather. T

he THC/CBD ratio also varies. Poor quality Indica marijuana and hashish contain high quantities of CBD. This is where the smoking patient becomes sleepy.

The Indica High

The Indica high is most often described as a pleasant body buzz. Indicas are great for relaxation, stress relief, and for an overall sense of calm and serenity.

Indicas are also very effective for overall body pain relief, and often used in the treatment of insomnia. They are the late evening choice of many patients as a sleep aid.

A few pure Indica strains are very potent in THC, and will cause the "couchlock" effect.

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