Mixing Sativa and Indica Strains

Mixing indica and sativa strains

If you’re looking for a new way to improve your cannabis experience, we have a simple tip. Mix two or three different varieties and blend them. Read about mixing sativa and indica in this article. 

Mixing Sativa and Indica Strains

People can curate their own experience when mixing strains of weed. Mixing strains gives the user more control over the effects and benefits they receive. It creates a unique flavor, aroma, and range of effects. In addition, it can sometimes increase the potency and high. 

Veteran users, in particular, benefit most from mixing them. Those new to cannabis should try strains as they are, without combining them, until they gain more experience. Additionally, when mixing it’s important to know what you’re doing and be cautious so you don’t cause unwanted effects.

Why Mix Strains?

Mixing sativa and indica strains gives the user the effects of both. These hybrid strains tend to give more balanced, uplifting, and calming effects. 

What is Sativa and Indica?

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Sativa and indica are two different classifications of cannabis. There is also a third, known as hybrid strains. They contain a percentage of both indica and sativa. Hybrids are the most common type of cannabis, and here are the differences you need to know when considering mixing strains. 


Indica plants are short and have thicker leaves. Generally, indica plants tend to have more CBD than sativa varieties. Indica strains are associated with full-body effects. After use, people report feeling relaxed, happy, and sleepy. They are the preferred strain type before bedtime or for those with insomnia. Additionally, people with chronic pain, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, can greatly benefit from indica strains. They also reduce nausea and increase hunger.


Sativa plants are taller with thinner leaves. They are known for their cerebral, or “head high.” Sativa strains usually have more THC than indica strains and less CBD. Consequently, sativas can be the most intense and euphoric type. Sativa strains relieve fatigue and can increase creativity and productivity. These strains are best to use during the day. 

Guide to Mixing Indica and Sativa Strains

The best way to mix indica and sativa is to consider the desired effects. For those looking for an intense cerebral high, mixing two sativa strains is best. You can also try a sativa strain with a hybrid or indica strain for more relaxation. Similarly, for those wanting to relax with more clear-headed effects, an indica and balanced hybrid are best. Alternatively, you can mix an indica strain with a sativa for the benefits of both. 

It’s also important to consider the CBD vs THC ratio. CBD tempers the effects of THC so people don’t get as high. In addition, CBD reduces inflammation.. High CBD strains are best for those who want a clear-headed high. 

It can take time to find the right combinations for you. However, once you do, it is well worth the effort.

Best Combinations of Cannabis Strains

The best combination of strains are determined by your specific needs. It‘s important to consider the time of day, as well as your recreational or medical desires. 

You can blend for your medical needs. For example, if you have pain and inflammation, indica strains are best. If you suffer from pain and fatigue, mixing a sativa and indica strain can be the most effective. Also, for those with cancer, using one or two indica strains helps increase appetite. Sativa strains are best for those with low energy and depression.

Here are some of the best combinations of mixing indica and sativa. 

Jack Herer and Afghan Kush

These award-winning strains are polar opposites of each other. Jack Herer is a sativa strain. It increases creativity and focus, and gives a rush of euphoria. Afghan Kush is 100% indica. It relieves the body of pain and provides intense relaxation. Many people use it to treat anxiety and stress. 

Mixing it with Jack Herer gives a more balanced effect. People feel euphoric, productive, and relaxed. This combination works well for most people, especially for chronic pain.

Purple Urkle and Bubba Kush

Purple Urkle is a relaxing indica that eases muscle spasms. After use, people report feeling relief from anxiety and pain. Bubba Kush is also an indica strain. It can be tranquilizing and lull people to sleep. The combination of the two produces a deeply soothing effect with an out-of-this-world body high. If this mix is too sedating, consider adding or substituting one strain for Cannatonic or ACDC.

Granddaddy Purple and Sour Diesel

Granddaddy Purple is an indica strain with beautiful purple colors. It makes people feel incredibly euphoric, relaxed, and hungry. Sour Diesel, on the other hand, is a sativa strain that increases energy and creativity. These heavy-hitting strains reduce pain, anxiety, and fatigue. Instead, you might be left with an inspired high with energy.

It’s important for you to try to mix and match strains according to your needs. Start off slowly with one strain and understand how it affects you. After experimenting for some time, try adding one more. Be sure to start low and slow. The end result may be well worth the effort. 


JANE Dispensary can answer all of your questions and provide you with an abundance of indica and sativa strain options. Speak with our cannabis consultants at our Santa Rosa Dispensary or our Cotati Dispensary to find out which products may work best for your symptoms. Additionally, you can shop at our online dispensary.


Note: This is an informational article. This is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your doctor.


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