There are two main types of cannabis that are available – Sativa and Indica. The strain you choose will determine the overall effects you experience. Each has its own unique characteristics and grow patterns.

The two most common questions asked by patients upon getting approval for medical marijuana are :


  1. Are there different strains of marijuana?
  2. Which one should I take for my condition?


The answer to the first question is: There are two main types of cannabis that are available – Sativa and Indica. These two strains are further broken down into breeds designed for different effects. The strain you choose will determine the overall effects you experience. Each has its own unique characteristics and grow patterns.

The second question is a little more difficult to answer.


Certain strains have been found to effectively ease the symptoms of specific conditions. But we have found that patients may respond differently to the same strain. This is where you will benefit from the expert help at Depot Town Dispensary. We can identify – down to just a few strains – what may work best for you.


The efficacy of cannabis is directly related to strain selection, so care needs to be taken when selecting strains that will benefit you. Potency and recommended dosage will also vary with different strains, conditions and individuals.


We will work with you to identify the most appropriate strain and dosage for your specific condition. That way, we can help you minimize costs and potential side effects, while helping you get the relief you need.  


The Sativa effect is one that is uplifting, energetic, and mostly cerebral. It gives a feeling of being cheerful and content. It is also effective in providing a good dose of pain relief for certain ailments. A few pure Sativas are very high in THC. These strains are known to have a more spacey or hallucinogenic effect. Some occasions of dizziness or nausea might occur with a person not familiar with this medicine. Consume only a little bit to sense the overall effects. Sativas are a good choice for daytime use.

Sativa Benefits:
  • More stimulating and uplifting
  • Energizing and thought provoking
  • IIncreases focus and creativity
  • Supports immune system
  • Best for use in daytime
  • Reduces nausea
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Fights depression
  • Positive, uplifting, cerebral effect
  • Energizes and stimulates
  • Promotes creativity
  • Relieves headaches and migraines
  • Relaxes muscles, relieves pain
  • Acts as an expectorant


Indica strains are highly effective for overall body pain relief. They have proven to be a great treatment for insomnia. A few select Indica strains are very potent in THC, and will cause the “couch lock” effect – allowing the medical marijuana patient to simply sit and enjoy the experience of the smoke. For this reason, Indicas are great for smoking, vaping or ingesting during the evening.

Indica Benefits:
  • Reduces pain
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Aids sleep
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Reduces nausea
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Relieves headaches and migraines
  • Reduces intra-ocular pressure
  • Bronchio-dilator and expectorant

Sativa & Indica Cross Strains

Most cannabis seeds and medicine available today are from hybrids. They are cross of Sativa and Indica varieties. This allows cultivators to enjoy and select for various desired characteristics of growth, appearance and effect. The genetics and effects of one lineage will usually be dominant. For example, an Indica-dominant cross would be great for pain relief, but the Sativa component would help with energy and activity levels. A Sativa-dominant cross, on the other hand, could be effective for stimulating appetite, while the Indica component would helping to reduce any pain and increase relaxation.