Sativa cannabis plants originated close to the equator, thriving in temperate regions with mild winters and long summers. These plants require balmy temperatures with relatively high humidity and thrive when given space to grow. The species was first classified by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The word sativa refers to plants that have to be cultivated. Unfortunately, sativa plants require a longer growth time and produce a lower yield than Indica varieties.
Sativa often has lower levels of CBD and higher levels of THC. Sativa-dominant strains are generally known for increasing creativity, improving focus, and producing energizing, uplifting effects. Because of its stimulating effect, it is mostly used during the daytime.