You may already know that marijuana is a plant divided into three species: Indica, Sativa or Ruderalis, the last of which due to its low THC content ends up being used for industrial purposes. This makes cannabis varieties of the Indica and Sativa species better known to consumers and growers, which appeared in different parts of the world, with different cultivation techniques and needs, but mainly with opposite effects.

If you do not know the difference between the species of cannabis Indica and Sativa check this text here that explains everything right for you to know what is the ideal species for a given moment, if you want an effect that will leave you more calm, thinking or more agitated.

After all, it is good to know what you are looking for when growing or buying marijuana, as there are many strains (varieties) available in a legal market for the plant, and because of that we have prepared this list with the 5 most popular varieties of Sativa and Indica. Those that you can not fail to try on a trip or the first opportunity that you have to taste any of these varieties of cannabis.

Cannabis Indica

Northern Lights

This is undoubtedly one of the most famous and consumed strains in the world. Northern Lights is an Indica that gave rise to other famous hybrid species and became known for its quickly noticeable effects of relaxing the body, which makes it a great variety for treating muscle pain, for example. It is also recommended for those who have difficulty sleeping, since its effects are really potent in this regard as most of the Indicas.

Northern Lights is known for fast flowering, about 45 to 50 days in an indoor crop. It is easily found in dispensaries in places where the plant is already legalized.

Bubba Kush

Of likely Afghan descent or even the result of a Northern Lights crossover mentioned above, Bubba Kush is another variety of Indica cannabis that deserves to be tasted, especially if you are looking for very calming effects that not only seem to relieve stress but also bring take joy according to user reports.

It usually has bulky flowers, with a slight shade of faint lilac in its terpenes during flowering, which is also fast.


Voted the best Indica cannabis in the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2000, Blueberry remains a sought after and widely consumed variety, even after 18 years of its worldwide fame. After all, its high levels of THC usually give that “knockout” that everyone likes, both in mind and body, being ideal to get rid of that problem that left you with a headache all day.

It is a variety that usually grows well when grown outdoors, in addition to having long-lasting effects.

Grandaddy Purple

This is another Indica cannabis variety that yields considerable harvests quickly for those who grow it, which ends up being the joy of California growers, precisely where this strain comes from. Grandaddy Purple has about 60 days of flowering and has powerful effects both on the mind, leaving you a little fluctuating and with long thinking, as well as very relaxed, ideal for a deeper reflection on any topic, or just to slow down.

Grandaddy Purple is an Indica variety that is among the 5 most popular, perhaps because of its light grape-like flavor or the purple color of the plant during flowering, with more succulent terpenes.


Many researchers believe that the most potent cannabis genetics in the world come from Afghanistan, and Afghani is an Indica variety that lives up to this and that it is no wonder that it is among the most famous not only for its origin, but also for its strong effects by a resin that gives rise to a very well-known and appreciated hash, which is the Afghan hash. It is widely used to calm pain and even anxiety.

When grown it does not usually exceed 1 meter in height, growing almost internally, and it is usually a resistant variety precisely because it is a genetics historically grown outdoors.

Cannabis sativa

Jack Herer

Starting the list of the most famous and sought after Sativa cannabis varieties in the world is Jack Herer, who already deserves to be appreciated only by name, as nothing more fair than honoring one of the main activities in the history of marijuana by growing and lighting a joint. a plant that bears his name.

Author of the book The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Jack Herer was creative and agitated just as this Sativa will leave you when you consume it. It is very likely that fame goes with the name, but its effects gained notoriety by itself, which made it recognized medicinally by the Dutch. It has a flowering time of more than 2 months and it can grow very outdoors, or if it grows freely even in a greenhouse.

Sour Diesel

The name of this Sour Diesel variety, a famous Sativa and widely consumed in legal places, is exactly to remember Diesel, because it has an aroma so strong that it comes to remember, in addition to having enough resin that leaves an even more similar expression. With a stimulating effect, it tends to make those who use it happy and cheerful.

For those who think about cultivating to feel this description better, it is good to have patience, as its flowering is usually 10 to 12 weeks, in addition to being a variety that requires a lot of control.

Green Crack

Ignore the name that this variety has, because despite it it has nothing to do with the drug Crack. Green Crack is a highly recommended Sativa to be consumed when you are lazy and really need to lift your butt off the couch. It invigorates, animates and leaves you physically and mentally ready for activities and that is precisely why it is so appreciated.

It is a Sativa with fast flowering and a certain care is recommended, especially at the end of the growing season. 

Lemon Haze

In Brazil, the press that comes in light green is called “lemon”, but where there is regular trade or for those who grow it, lemon is just Lemon Haze, another Sativa cannabis variety that leads the list of the most remembered by consumers. This “lemon” tends to have important effects for those who need to perform sociable tasks, for example, or just get rid of fatigue.

It is extremely resistant, which makes it a good plant for outdoor cultivation and also for novice growers.

Purple Haze

Purple Haze closes this text precisely because it is so special. After all, it is a variety known worldwide for having the name of a color, which is purple, but more than that it has the terpenes and pistils of its flowers purple too, which makes it a very consumed and also cultivated Sativa, already which is usually an eye candy to see those purple, purple flowers, well differentiated.

She tends to take those who use it back to Wood Stock, with its vibrant psychedelic tones that begin to appear in 8 to 9 weeks of flowering.

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