An article about the Common Sativa Side Effects.
As most people know, there are two (2) popular species that are known for Cannabis and they are the Sativa and the Indica Strains. Though they are related, many in terms of effects are unique to each one which results in a different “high” being experienced by the consumer.
Even Though, in reality these two are in fact a sub species of the same family, they have continuously evolved through the years growing into different regions with different climates around the globe.
Cannabis Sativa are popular as the energetic and uplifting strain and Indicas on the other hand is leaning towards a more relaxing and sedated high. Because of this, Indicas and Sativas are excellent for application for different and unique medical conditions. However, knowing that they do have differences in their effects, we will discuss below what the Sativa Side effects are and what to expect with them?
What is Cannabis Sativa?
Most Sativa strains are native in the tropical regions that are situated along the equator. These regions experience hot and humid environments like Mexico, Thailand or the Philippines. These regions have an ideal environment for Sativa strains.
Cannabis Sativa strains naturally grow tall, sometimes reaching 20 feet in height with long narrow and delicate leaves. Indicas on the other hand are shorter in height and come with denser buds compared to the Satva’s fluffier bud appearance.
Generally, Sativa strains have more THC to CBD ratio than Indicas. However, there are still others that are an exception to this rule as there are some Indicas that are really above expectations.
Sativa Strains that are popular;
Super Silver Haze
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Short term Sativa Side Effects
Similar to any strong drug, cannabis also has some tendencies to produce unpleasant or adverse effects. There are those that are common to both strain species, Sativa and Indica, but there are some that are a bit more prevalent in Sativa’s. These side effects are usually temporary and should wear off as the cannabinoids are getting digested by our system and should self regulate. Just make sure to stay hydrated and don’t forget to breathe.
Paranoia and Anxiety
Long Term Side Effects of Sativa
The most common and acknowledged long term side effect of Sativa is throat and lung problems. This is not directly associated per se as similar to tobacco, marijuana is usually smoked to consume the chemical compounds in the. Nicotine for cigarettes and THC and CBD for Marijuana.
Long term and frequent smoking of marijuana can result in coughing, irritation or even bronchitis in extreme cases. This is one of the major reasons why many patients opt weed edibles instead. As eating them will eliminate this health risk mentioned.
Another long term side effect to mind when frequently using marijuana is the increase in risk of schizophrenia and psychosis, especially if the patient was undiagnosed with a pre existing mental health condition even before consuming weed.
Take note, that cannabis and the cannabinoids in it does not produce the above long term effects directly. In fact, the cannabinoids in marijuana are identical to what we naturally produce in our bodies, hence its direct binding to our Endocannabinoid system is actually seen to improve brain functions if consumed moderately. It is just that some other factors involved may be aggravated because of cannabis use.
Everything that is in excess is always expected to have a negative impact in most things and this same rule applies to mariuana. However, the natural and organic advantages of this plant to produce such effects has been unrivaled by any chemical based pharmaceutical that is available in the market today.