Cannabis plants can basically be divided into 2 genera. These are described as Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa. For the sake of completeness, it should be mentioned that there is also the Cannabis Ruderalis, although it is still disputed among botanists whether this is really an independent subspecies of the genus cannabis.
The real origins of Sativa and Indica are still not clearly defined. The common theory is that Indicas come from higher altitudes where the air is thin and water sparse. This is why their characteristics can be described as short and stocky, with shorter and thicker leaves that store water better. Afghanistan, India, Pakistan and Turkey are typical areas of origin. The plants have adapted to the often harsh, dry and turbulent climate of the Hindu Kush mountains. Indicas are typically associated with whole body effects, such as increasing deep relaxation and reducing insomnia.
The original home of the Sativa seems to have been lush and humid forests. The humid climates have shaped the evolution of the Sativa with correspondingly thinner, long stems and longer, narrow leaves, allowing for better breathing and oxygen uptake in such regions. These include Africa, Central America, South East Asia and the western parts of Asia. Sativas are known for their "head-high", invigorating and energizing effects that can help reduce anxiety or stress and increase creativity and concentration.
Every year, marijuana growers produce new and unique strains from different combinations of parent plants. These cannabis hybrids are often grown to achieve specific effects. They try to cross desired positive characteristics of Sativa and Indica parent plants and combine them in a new cannabis strain.
Of course you can buy all three genera at Linda-Seeds, far more than 2000 different varieties are available. By using our selection search mask, you can buy cannabis seeds specifically and identify the seeds that best match both your preferred growing conditions and your desired effect.