Cannabis sativa is an annual herbaceous flowering plant indigenous to eastern Asia but now of cosmopolitan distribution due to widespread cultivation. It has been cultivated throughout recorded history, used as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation, religious and spiritual moods and medicine.
Cannabis indica is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae family. It is a putative species of the genus Cannabis. Whether it and Cannabis sativa are truly separate species is a matter of debate. The Cannabis indica plant is cultivated for many purposes; for example, the plant fibers can be converted into cloth.
Hybrid strains provide the effects of sativa and indica cannabis strains. The hybrid effects are determined by the parent plants genetics in a process called cross-breeding. The effects or “high” of this strain type include uplifting, relaxed, happy, energetic or tired, hungry, sleepy.