Originally Posted by unclefishstick
I prefer Sativas myself and get very high off of them too, but I don't feel that makes them better than another strain in another situation. The most memorable experience I've ever had smoking was in Costa Rica with some random Rastas Id met while bungee jumping, they shared some of the most schwaggy looking red bud with me, smoked in a corn husk joint, that got me higher in a different way than anything I'd smoked since or before. The shit was like psychedelic cocaine with a serenity that neither of those drugs give you. I'd love to have that again, but not all the time. An example I'd offer for the benefits of Indicas is medicinal. Recently my mother has been diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica (an MS like condition that starts attacking the optic nerve and travels through the brain stem eventually leading to death), her brother who has been growing SE Asian Sativas for the last 30-40 years, gave her some to assist with the condition and she simply couldn't handle it and didn't like it, she didn't need the head high. After the steroids and other medications gave her more negatives than positives she asked me to source something for her. I had recently grown some Phantom Cookies x Black Domina, a strain that while very strong, I didn't personally like. But, it did wonders for her, she said it was the first time in years she'd actually felt good, not just high, but without the thought of her condition and actually content. It's great that the OP here loves Sativas, we need more people to get on that train, but like the political threads here the Sativa threads seem to get very heated and full of ego and seem to cause more division than love. We could get into the taxonomy of cannabis and argue about how all drug varieties are technically Cannabis Sativa, even the 'shitty' hybrids of today, but what's the point of sowing more division in this world? And anyone whose high shouldn't have any sense of hatred towards anything, but it seems a lot of the 'Sativa Only' dudes do, so what is it about that type of cannabis that leads to this? I don't think it's the weed...
(I appreciate your tone there though Unc, getting high is what it's all about)