Sativa plants are thin and tall with finger-like leaves. They can grow for up to 12 feet, and takes longer to mature compared to other kinds of cannabis. Three of its popular strains include the Durban Poison, Panama Red and Acapulco Gold.
This strain originates from the warm climates of Central America, Southeast Asia and Mexico, thriving well outdoors in the heat. Compared to the indica strain, it usually has higher doses of THC and lower doses of CBD.
Sativa gives a more cerebral effect, impacting emotion and food. They increase energy levels, combat depression and improve focus. These strains are recommended for daytime use because they give symptom relief without interfering with daily activities.