Indica vs. Sativa: A Meaningful Distinction?
The folk taxonomy of cannabis as either Indica or Sativa provides some clues to a strain’s effects, but does not guarantee a given response. Other plant compounds such as terpenoids and flavonoids contribute to the “entourage effect” of cannabis. In addition, social factors like set, setting and expectations further color our experience with this venerable herb. In cannabis culture, aside from industrial-use hemp, strains of marijuana fall into two main subspecies: Sativa and