You’ve come a long way in your medical marijuana journey! First, you got your medical paperwork together. Then you visited a medical marijuana doctor and got approved for your Arizona medical marijuana card. Finally, you waited patiently for your card to come in the mail. Now that you’ve received your card, you can head to the nearest dispensary to get some medicine. Before you head off, you should really learn the difference between the two different types of cannabis available for patients: sativa and indica. They provide users some very different effects that can be taken advantage of for relief of different medical symptoms.

When choosing between sativa and indica, you’ll first need to identify the medical symptoms that you’re trying to treat with medical cannabis. If you’re not too familiar with cannabis, you might not know that these two different types really do have different applications medically. Let’s find out what sativa and indica are best used for when treating symptoms.

What are Sativa Strains?

Medical MarijuanaSativa is a fantastic type of medical cannabis, as it gives its user a more euphoric, energetic experience. Patients using sativa-dominant strains may feel a bit more happy, creative, feel more alert, and have more increased energy. During the day would be a better time to use sativa because of its stimulating effects. Migraines, nausea, fatigue and mental and behavioral conditions are treated well with sativa strains.

If you were experiencing pain during the day and still need to get things done around your home, sativa would be your best choice. One of the best effects of sativa is that it leaves its user cheerful, which makes the day better for everyone.

What are Indica Strains?

For pain relief and relaxation needs, indica would be the best medicine for you as it produces more of a “body high.” They are more sedating and calming than sativa strains, and are better suited for mellowing out the situation. Because of all these relaxing effects, indica is better suited for nighttime users.

When some medical marijuana users think of this type of cannabis, they think “Indica: In Da Couch.” It most certainly will leave you smiling as your worries and pain melt away as you rest on your favorite comfy couch. Indica is best for treating ailments like insomnia, chronic pain and muscle spasms.

Don’t just take our word for it. Go out and try a wide variety of medical marijuana strains to see which ones work best for you. To aid you in the future when looking to treat certain symptoms, keep a spreadsheet, diary, or blog with your experiences using different types of stains. You could be helping more than just yourself.