Marijuana comes in a variety of different types. These types can be broken down into three basic groups. Indica strains of marijuana, sativa strains of marijuana, and hybrid strains of marijuana are the three basic varieties of marijuana available on the market today. There are also landrace strains of marijuana like Afghani or Hindu Kush, but these typically fall along the lines of being indica or sativa dominant.
Sativa strains of cannabis are known to give you energy. Despite the stereotype of laying around on the couch, sativa strains are very popular with athletes in training, architects who design and individuals who live active lifestyles. Sativa strains are not recommended for those who suffer from anxiety or hypertension disorders as they sometimes can provoke or bring on anxiety attacks or paranoia.
Indica strains of cannabis are exactly opposite from Sativas. Indica strains of marijuana are known to be great at relieving pain, increasing your appetite as well as helping promote a good night's sleep in addition to relieving anxiety. If you are looking to be active all day long you might consider trying something different than your normal Indica strain. You may find that you have an incredibly larger amount of energy. However when night time rolls around and you're ready to get some sleep try blazin that Indica strain and watch how relaxed you become.
Hybrid cannabis strains provide the best of both worlds giving a delicate balance between Indicas and Sativas to consumers. Everybody is different and you will find a strain of marijuana that works better for you that may not work as well for others. This is because a hybrid oftentimes can be Indica dominant or sativa dominant but carry characteristics from the other side as well. Individuals often find a favorite strain of all three to keep on hand.