Indica CBD flower is considered to be “nighttime” bud. Since cannnabidiol is already known to induce sedation, indica CBD strains can make it easy to shut out the chaos and sink into a deep sleep…or zone out with your eyes (somewhat) open.
Indica is one of the three major categories of cannabis (next to sativa and hybrid). In contrast, sativa offers a heady and energetic experience, while hybrids can be more balanced or lean toward one side or the other. But like the strains contained in our indica-CBD list, which may include some hybrids, the overall effect is that of indica.
Enjoy the smooth earthy and citrusy taste of Abacus. This indica-dominant strain has a distinguished look. It features deep green and purple leaves and a sour diesel taste with notes of citrus and pepper. Contains a variety of cannabinoids including CBG, CBD, and CBC. Its terpene profile is dominant in pinene and myrcene.
This strain is best known for its heavyweight effects. OG Kush is a go-to indica-dominant strain that provides soothing and mellow effects. It’s packed with high levels of terpenes like caryophyllene and humulene, in addition to a full spectrum of cannabinoids. Each eighth contains lab tested hand-trimmed buds.
Northern Lights is one of the most well-known cannabis strains. This top shelf indica dominant strain contains over 20% CBD. It features bright orange hairs, lime green leaves and has a strong sweet and spicy aroma with a strong earthy flavor. All of Cheef Botanicals’ flower is non-GMO and independently lab tested.
Secret OG is a hazy and creamy indica. Its buds are dense and frosted with an aroma that is reminiscent of OG Kush. It features 17.2% CBD + CBDA and 19.4% cannabinoids in total. Each eighth features 3.6 grams of lab-tested premium hand-trimmed buds in an air-tight hermetically-sealed container.
Bubba Kush is an indica-dominant evening-time bud. It has a complex aroma of citrus and cloves, with notes of coffee and cocoa. The flower has been tested by third-party labs and is shown to have 12% CBD and CBDA in total. It also has a variety of other cannabinoids and terpenes like myrcene and humulene.
Here is a general breakdown of the major distinctions between indica and sativa CBD flower. They are not only different in physical appearance, but can provide different effects based on their individual terpene and cannabinoid profile. Using this cheat sheet, you should now be able to tell the difference between the two:
Due to its sedative effects, indica flower is best suited for nighttime use. CBD indica flower can make you feel anywhere from calm, relaxed, and sleepy, to straight up couch-locked—or even lethargic. While indica might not be the best type of bud for daytime use (unlike sativa CBD flower), it is ideal if you are suffering from insomnia, or just want to get a better night’s sleep.
A terpene typically found in higher concentrations in indica bud is linalool. It’s said to be partly responsible for its calming effect. Linalool occurs naturally in lavender. It can induce sleepiness, especially when it interacts with CBD, as one of the commonly reported effects of high CBD dosages is increased tiredness. Indica CBD flower is said to contain higher levels of myrcene, found naturally in mangos and lemongrass, which may be partly responsible for the couch-locking effect.
These are some of the known effects that are associated with indica flower:
The reason why some prefer indica CBD flower is for its noticeable full-body effects. It could be used as a sleep aid or for chilling out and relaxing. People who use flower for pain tend to prefer indica for its soothing and euphoric properties. Though it is considered to be a nighttime bud, some cannabis users just prefer it all day, every day. (Even if they have to take an indica nap every now and again.)
Another reason why people prefer indica CBD flower is for its distinct dank smell—it tends to have more of a piney aroma than sativa. Some indica-dominant hybrids may have a slight fruity or sour note, but indica is known for its pungent aroma.
Some of the most common flavors and aromas associated with indica bud are: