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Patio Season Sessions

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With patio season in full swing again, what’s your favorite, indica or sativa?

Summer is a great time to be alive, and gives us all the fantastic opportunity to enjoy an outdoors session in the sun on your local dispensary’s patio. More and more, we’re discovering that dispensaries are offering comfortable and relaxing chill patio areas for their clients. Just search for a “dispensary near me” to find your local cannabis dispensary and see if they have a patio. If you have never visited any of our four downtown Toronto CAFE dispensary locations – you will be pleased to learn we have not one, but four gorgeous patios that offer a mix of sun, shade and all the cannabis you could want to enjoy in a range of products. Each of our stores is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, and they are an absolute must-visit for any cannabis fan in the city. Not only can you roll up your fave buds in a safe, cozy and friendly spot – you can also enjoy our selection of local snacks, and iced summer beverages to keep you cool in the summer sun!

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Our cozy CAFE patio at 104 Harbord St, bordered by our flower garden.

If you love to relax at home over summer, either indoors with the AC on or out on your deck, then weed delivery is a great option. You can have your favourite indica and sativa strains delivered directly to your home via our speedy and convenient same-day weed delivery service across the GTA. However, that begs another question, which is better? Indica vs sativa?

In the following article, we’ll take a closer look at indica vs sativa and see if we can settle the debate once and for all!

The Difference Between An Indica High and a Sativa High

Traditionally, the two strains, when consumed, provoke a very different response both in body and mind. While it is possible to get indica strains that have characteristics of a sativa and vice versa, most strains of indica and sativa follow a clear pattern. Many cannabis enthusiasts enjoy sativa strains during the day, and then switch to a relaxing indica at night when it’s time to wind down and chill out.

Indicas are traditionally relaxing, calming, and soothing. When you use an indica cannabis product, you’re more likely to curl up on the couch and relax for a few hours in front of the television. Indica highs are typically characterized as a body high.

When you use a sativa cannabis product, the chances are high that you’ll feel more creative, active, and energized. Your body and mind will feel more alive and receptive to activity, both physical and mental. Sativa highs are generally described as a head high.

Physically the two plants are also different. Indica plants are short, squat, and bushy with large, broad leaves. They are much more suited to indoor growing because of their size. Sativa plants, on the other hand, are taller, with wispy and skinny branches and leaves. 

When it comes to using cannabis for medicinal reasons, both strains offer distinct possibilities. We’ll talk about that more in the next section!

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CAFE carries many exciting strains of premium flower, as well as all the accessories you need.

What Is Indica All About?

Indica strains are all about that ‘in da couch’ feeling. If you have ever heard the term ‘couch-locked,’ then you’re already familiar with the intense effects of a potent indica strain. An indica high can be characterized by its sedative body buzz that leaves your limbs feeling heavy, accompanied by a euphoric and calming head high.

Anecdotal evidence from users worldwide suggests that indica strains could be beneficial for pain, migraines, headaches, muscle and body aches, sleep, boosting appetite, and relaxing. 

What Is Sativa All About?

Sativa strains are all about that uplifting, energizing, and euphoric head high. Many people who enjoy cannabis regularly like to use sativa strains during the day because they provide an energetic and uplifting head high that’s better suited to maintaining productivity.

People worldwide commonly prefer the euphoria of a sativa head high when looking to increase motivation, boost appetite, decrease depression, and elevate their mood.

Indica and Sativa Delivery Methods

When it comes to indica vs sativa, you have a lot of choices in how you consume different types of cannabis products. We’re fortunate enough to be living in a world where cannabis popularity fuels innovation. Only a decade ago, we were limited to strictly fresh cannabis buds and the occasional edible, which could be hit or miss on its potency. 

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Enjoy a smoke sesh in summer or fall on our heated patio at 66 Fort York Blvd!

Now, we have many different high-quality cannabis products to choose from, such as vape pens, shatter pens and dab kits, and of course tons of fresh flower. There also happens to be a mind-boggling variety of edibles available on the market. It can be quite intimidating trying to select a product, so to help you decide what kind of cannabis will be fueling your patio sesh, we’ll summarize some of your options below: 

Cannabis Edibles – Cannabis edibles are an effective and controlled way to enjoy indica and sativa products. The effects take about 30-60 minutes to kick in and can last anywhere from 2-6 hours, depending on the strength of your edible. However, there’s no way to rewind the effects of an edible so take it low and slow until you understand your tolerance.

Cannabis Bud, Joints, and Pre-Rolls – Traditional cannabis products such as fresh bud, joints, and pre-rolls are a fun and effective way to enjoy cannabis. You can smoke joints or pre-rolls and even vape fresh flower if you don’t like the idea of smoking. The effects are usually felt within 5-10 minutes and can last several hours.

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Our premium pre-rolls come in indica, hybrid and sativa, in a wide range of strains.

Cannabis Concentrates – Concentrates are concentrated cannabis products. The cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from fresh cannabis flower and provide a potent and intense high that’s recommended for experienced users. You can choose from wax, budder, oils, shatter, and much more.

Cannabis Vapes – Vaping cannabis is a relatively new product. Cannabis extracts are heated in a vaporizer until they reach the point of vapor. The vapor is then inhaled. It’s like smoking, but without the smoke. The effects are usually felt within 5-10 minutes and can last several hours. 

Cannabis Topicals and Lotions – Topicals and lotions are applied directly to the skin, where they are absorbed into the bloodstream. The effects of topicals can be effective in treating specific areas such as muscle aches and pains, but how much of the cannabinoid enters your system is hard to gauge.

Patio Season Sessions – Conclusion

Patio season sessions are a great time to relax with friends while enjoying premium cannabis in a great location. More and more dispensaries are offering patios over the warm summer months so their clients can sit back and blaze away. 

If you are looking for a patio to chill out on, try searching online for a “dispensary near me”. CAFE is proud to boast cozy patios at each of our four downtown locations, and we would love to have you visit!  If smoking at home is more your style, then there is always the option of getting weed delivery sent straight to your house or apartment. We are happy to offer quick, efficient same-day delivery across the GTA!

That age-old question, indica vs sativa, is a debate that’s sure to keep on raging for many more years to come. Ultimately, which strain you prefer will depend on your personal preferences, and the activities you are engaging in at a particular time of day. 

Have questions, and want to learn more? CAFE is your local resource for all things indica, sativa and cannabis in general.We stock only the best, premium quality cannabis and marijuana products and offer the best rates and service across Canada. Visit our shop to see what’s new in store, and be sure to drop by one of our beautiful patios this summer!

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