Yes, Sativa and Indica are the first love of every cannabis enthusiast. They are the two pillars of the marijuana world and the strings that tie all the products together. If it weren’t for Sativa and Indica, probably none of the cannabis products would exist. You could forget about concentrates, extracts, oils, all that good stuff. You can see why these two strains are essential and how they are important for the whole cannabis universe. But, here’s the thing about Sativa and Indica: they are different and they have their own effects. The effects which are unique to Indica you can’t really experience if you consume Sativa strain. That’s just a fact. And sometimes, truth to be told, you may want to feel these two sets of the effects combined. Ten or so years ago, this was simply impossible. But now, thanks to the advanced technology and crossing of the breeds, you can. From Sativa and Indica, a different type of strain emerged – hybrid one.
Hybrid strain is what we can call a modern strain. It’s a strain that combines both Sativa and Indica. People realized that when they smoke Sativa for an example, they get that uplifting and enthusiastic feeling. But, at the same time, you won’t be getting the complete relaxation and concentration benefits which you would get from Indica. It seems that you can’t get the best of both worlds. But can you?
Thanks to hybrids, you can. Hybrids are precisely crossed strains which contain both Sativa and Indica. The ratio of these two strains inside of a hybrid can differ. Depending on the hybrid strain itself and the effects which that manufacturer wants to accomplish. But, as good as hybrid strains may sound, they are kind of “hated” in the cannabis community. Many people think that hybrid strains aren’t natural and they despise them. People even go that far and say that hybrid strains can’t even be considered a cannabis strain. We think that this is completely unjustified and that this way of thinking is pretty much outdated. Hybrid strains have a lot of benefits and, albeit debatable, we say that in some cases they are even better than Sativa or Indica standalone. And it’s not just us who think this way. Many surveys have been done on this topic and most of them showed that people in fact love hybrids and that they consume this type of strain more compared to pure Indica or Sativa strains. And why wouldn’t they?
With hybrids, a manufacturer can control the strain and the effects which it will have. They can tailor the strain so it aids people who have serious problems or cross it so that it has 2 or 3 specific effects. For example, if you are looking for a strain which will give you an uplifting feeling, a bit of concentration and creativity, you probably won’t be able to find it if you look only at pure Sativas or Indicas. But if you shift your attention to hybrids, you will surely find the one which has similar effects. The amazing thing about hybrids is that they have the best of both worlds. Both Indica and Sativa alone have amazing effects, but at the same time, they can have nasty side-effects for a minority of people. Vomiting, anxiety, vertigo just to name a few. You can bypass all of this if you use hybrids. These strains are bred so that their side-effect panel is minimal and they only contain the good part of both Sativa and Indica.
As for the percentage of Sativa and Indica in hybrids, there are a lot of options. Generally speaking, most hybrids are either Indica or Sativa orientated. This means that they either have a higher percentage of Sativa or Indica in the mix. Usually, it’s 60% of one strain and 40% of other but there are other combinations as well. Amazing thing about hybrids is that they are extremely versatile and you can customize them as you like.
The market is currently flooded with different hybrids. It seems that people started to realize that hybrids aren’t that bad and that they are in fact beneficial for a wide range of issues. On Cannalyft, one of the biggest online dispensaries in Canada, you can find a ton of different hybrid strains available. Some of the most popular ones are:
HOW TO USE HYBRIDS
You can use hybrids in many different ways. Most popular one, of course, is in a joint form. When we say hybrids, in 90% of cases we are talking about strains and thus, the joint is perfect to consume it. This doesn’t mean that you can’t use other accessories as well, Same as Indica and Sativa, hybrids can also be used in different forms. On sites such as Cannalyft you can find hybrid concentrates, edibles and other products. As we said, hybrids are extremely versatile and depending on the product, you can consume them differently. Apart from joints, you can also use bongs, dabbing equipment, pipe and many more.