Post by David Dalton Post by Hugh Post by David Dalton
Indica is supposed to be better than sativa, which is more
likely to cause psychosis.
It's the other way around surely?
No, sativa has a higher ratio of THC to CBD.
"Based on this explanation, indica plants have high THC:CBD
ratios and sativa plants have high CBD:THC ratios.
The problem is that, today, many strains produce varying amounts
of both enzymes. Some researchers believe this is due to
hybridization of the gene pools, which explains why some sativas
are rich in THC and some indicas are not."
"That being said, it is actually the indicas that have the
strongest analgesic effect when it comes to medical cannabis,
it¹s usually the sativas that have a higher amount of THC
compared to CBDs."
I have heard that indica medical marijuana is good for
anxiety and has a relaxing effect whereas sativa causes
an energetic buzz which can result in psychosis in some
As described on my Salmon on the Thorns web page, I had
a waxing gibbous moon mixed/psychotic episode in May
of 1992 induced by my smoking a joint on Wreck Beach
in Vancouver. After that I abstained from marijuana
until recently when I have been occasionally partaking
of medical grade indica marijuana during waning moon, and
it has had a relaxing/anti-anxiety effect, not a
psychosis-inducing effect. But also note that since
mid-July of 1997 I also abstain from alcohol 1.0--9.0 days
before full moon after having had eight waxing gibbous moon
psychotic episodes from 1992 to 1997 (one induced by marijuana
and seven induced or drastically worsened by alcohol).
So is this skunk cannabis sativa or indica or a hybrid?
From a google of skunk indica sativa I got the page
which says that
"Skunk is a hybrid of Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, thus
the combination of these two strains is considered to produce
unique and conflicting effects that separate skunk weed from
other types of marijuana. Additionally, this particular strain
of cannabis is considered to be a more potent form of the drug
as it contains 2-3 times more THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) than
standard marijuana. THC is thought to be the main active
ingredient in cannabis, and its higher concentration in skunk
weed has raised concerns regarding its potential negative
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http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
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