SATIVA & INDICA: What's the big difference?
Besides the obvious difference in leaf characteristics, which in turn makes the buds look different...each strain of marijuana caters to different medical issues. So what ails you buddy?
Short & Fat bud versus Long & Narrow bud
(Don't freak over the slight resemblance to the periodic table there. Those symbols are references to big charts you'll find in the dispensaries.)
Do you have a medical issue that requires more physical, emotional and mental energy? Something like anxiety, depression , PTSD, or the like? Then something from the Sativa strains would be more likely to help. Do you have chronic pain from injuries, AIDS, fibromyalgia, or other illnesses like glaucoma or cancer? Strains of Indica will help with relaxing muscles, tension release, aiding in sleep and easing of anxiety.