Benefits derived from either indica or sativa can be classified into two categories.

  • Medicinal benefits however peripheral and
  • Indica and sativa use for recreational purposes

In medical intervention, the use of cannabis Cannabis dispensary goes back millennia and as late as the 19th century doctors were routinely using it for the alleviation of extreme pain. Convulsions and inflammation. Currently however, cannabis is used selectively and sparingly in medical conditions management. Some of these conditions are:

  • Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s conditions
  • Arthritis, and MS spasticity
  • Weight loss/anorexia

The use of cannabis in alleviating pain and suffering for chronic disease patients is gradually gaining recognition albeit unofficially. Sativa’s active ingredient, THC does quite well in anxiety management and as an antidepressant. Due to its capacity to change brain signals, it helps in diverting pain sensations and feelings of anxiety. Medicine extracted from cannabis Sativa contains lower CBDs and higher THC levels and generally helps to relieve of symptoms in the following conditions:

  • management of chronic pain
  • anti-anxiety
  • increases serotonin which regulates appetite, mood, sleep, and anxiety
  • anti-depressant
  • as a stimulant it is recommended for use during the day

Indica has higher levels of CBDs and low THC levels ideal for general body and muscular relaxation. Its ability to induce mental relaxation is also good for those with anxiety condition.

Indica extracts help in relieving symptoms as follows:

  • increased mental and muscle relaxation
  • decreased nausea and increased appetite
  • alleviates acute pain
  • increases release of dopamine that controls the brain’s feel good centers
  • since the active cannabinoid is CBD Peak420 which greatly relaxes muscles it is best used at night

Without thorough scientific analysis, the use of cannabis in the medical field has been hampered. It is a plant with many active compounds whose effect on human health needs verification before release for general use. In fact,in the USA the variant forms of indica and sativa are classified as Schedule 1 drugs indicating they possess no medicinal value and carry the risk of abuse. Perhaps at this point it is good to list a number of side effects associated with both indica and sativa:

  • Depression, paranoia, and sudden mood swings
  • Urinary retention and constipation
  • Lethargy and slowed reaction
  • Trouble concentrating and impaired judgment
  • Poor coordination and slurred speech
  • Dizziness, uncomfortably dry mouth and red eyes
  • Insatiable appetite
  • Problem thinking logically and solving problems

Despite the official stand and the above side effects, cannabis indica and sativa continue to help a number of patients suffering chronic pain and side effects of chemotherapy. Beside the traditional methods of use like smoking or vaporization preferred for recreation, one can use dermal patches or tinctures.