Sativa, indica, hybrid, what’s the difference?

Herbin Harvest at Hashtag Recreational Cannabis in Seattle

Indica and sativa are species names in the cannabis genus. Each species can affect your high in different ways. Here’s a very simple explanation from our budtenders:

Sativas provide an uplifting head high, making you feel more creative and engaged.

Indicas give you more of a body high, making you feel more relaxed or sleepy.

Hybrids can have traits of both! Some are sativa-dominant, some indica-dominant, and some a 50/50 mix.


Many people who tried cannabis before there was such a big market may remember having very different experiences with it and not understanding why. With recreational cannabis legalized, one big advantage is that you now can know exactly what you’re getting. You can have the experience you want to have!