Cannabis strains are generally classified as sativa-dominant, indica-dominant or hybrid.
Many people associate sativa with a stronger “head high”—energizing and enhancing to focus, creativity and productivity. On the other hand, indica is generally sought for its stronger relaxing, body-soothing and even sedating properties. A strain classified as hybrid is offered as good balance between sativa and indica.
It is worth noting that all of these qualities live on a spectrum, so be sure to review strain descriptions, which may include descriptions like “heavy, spacey sativa,” “slightly sativa-leaning hybrid,” “strong indica that without sedation.”