Indica, Sativa, Hybrid: Is there a difference? Are they real?

Indica, Sativa, Hybrid:  Is there a difference? Are they real?  Short answer, No.  Everything is technically a hybrid.  At best, these descriptors are lazy shorthand for growers to describe plant qualities (not effects) and at worst they are pure marketing buzzwords.  Your set and setting play a bigger role in how cannabis will affect you. Long answer:  There is a different perception of indica, sativa and ruderalis (also known as autoflowering), depending on whether you are a breeder, or a consumer.  When breeders are discussing the qualities of their own plants, they are usually referring to the growing characteristics of...

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