Hybrid strains contain a mix of sativa and indica genetics and, depending on their lineage, can take on characteristics from both strain families.
What is a Hybrid?
A hybrid is a cross between two different types of cannabis. By crossing an indica plant with a sativa plant, you get the effects and benefits of both of the parent plants in the hybrid produced. Many people do not like the sedation effects of a true hybrid but appreciate the clear-headedness of a sativa and a body high. A hybrid allows the effects to be dependent on the percentages of the parent flowers in the cross. A hybrid with a higher sativa percentage would allow the consumer to have a clear head and a body high without the sedation of a true indica.
Why Choose Hybrid Marijuana Strains?
As mentioned above, you get the benefits of both and indica and sativa in one flower, and can essentially craft the effects you are going for by doing this. A hybrid cross can also elevate THC levels, so you aren’t limited to a particular strains potency.
By crossing a high CBD strain with an indica or sativa, you can also create heavy CBD effects in a flower which have been reported to help with a wide variety of conditions. Also, by crossing strains, you can combine flavors and terpenes to make some really tasty cannabis! Sour Banana Sherbet would be a really flavorful hybrid that’s flavor profile would not be possible without crossing strains to create the hybrid.