Cannabis Sativa marijuana plants vary from about 6ft to over 25ft in height. Most varieties grow in the 8ft to I2ft range. The marijuana leaves are long and thin fingered and are light green , especially equatorial varieties, which have less chlorophyll and more yellow pigments in order to protect the plant from intense light. Temperate varieties are darker green. The marijuana leaves of some varieties yellow and fall off during maturity. The marijuana plants have long branches. The bottom ones may spread 4ft or more from the central stalk, rather like a conical Xmas tree shape. Its seed, chiefly used as caged-bird feed, is a valuable source of protein. The flowers (and to a lesser extent the leaves, stems, and seeds) contain psychoactive and physiologically active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are consumed for recreational, medicinal, and spiritual purposes. When so used, preparations of flowers (marijuana) and leaves and preparations derived from resinous extract (hashish) are consumed by smoking, vaporizing and oral ingestion. Historically, tinctures, teas, and ointments have also been common preparations.
The Sativa high is often characterized as uplifting and energetic . The effects of a Sativa marijuana are mostly cerebral. They give a feeling of optimism and well – being, as well as providing a good measure of pain relief for certain symptoms. A few pure Sativas are also very high in THC content. They are known to have a quite spacey, or hallucinogenic, effect. Sativas are a good choice for daytime smoking. The marijuana produced by Sativa plants is generally higher in THC and lower in CBD than indica plants. This means marijuana from a pure Cannabis Sativa strain will produce a more clear headed, energetic type of high (when compared with marijuana from a Cannabis indica plant).
Interestingly, some people believe Sativa marijuana gives the user a euphoric head high, and indica marijuana gives a body high (tingly pins and needles feeling), while others feel it’s exactly the opposite.
The effects of certain strains of marijauna tend to vary between people. While each person’s experiences of the effects of marijuana intoxication seem to be different, they also seem to break down into various groups (or “types of stoners”, to which they are commonly referred).