Sativa 101: A Buyer’s Guide for Stoney Creek Residents

by Elevated Minds
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It doesn’t matter how experienced or new you are when it comes to cannabis, we are sure that you have heard of cannabis being categorized into two groups. Those categories are Sativa and Indica. We want to go into a deeper dive of what Sativa is, where you can find it in Stoney Creek (Spoiler: you can buy it at our dispensary, Elevated Minds), and some of our most popular strains of Sativa cannabis. 


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  1. What is Sativa 
  2. What are Some of the Most Popular Strains of Sativa in Stoney Creek
  3. What are the Pros and Cons of Sativas
  4. What are Popular Methods to Consume Cannabis Sativa
  5. An Important Reminder 
  6. About Elevated Minds


What is Sativa

Sativa strains are known for their uplifting and energizing effects, making them popular for daytime use. As compared to Indica strains, Sativas tend to be higher in THC, which produces the “high” feeling, and lower in CBD, a non-psychoactive compound that can provide medicinal benefits. Sativas also tend to have thinner leaves, grow taller, and have a longer flowering period than Indicas. Sativas and Indicas are more of a generalized term used to describe strains, but for a more comprehensive guide to the effects you feel when enjoying cannabis, you’ll want to learn about cannabinoids. 


What are Some of the Most Popular Strains of Sativa in Stoney Creek

Since the legalization of cannabis, many retailers supply many great Sativa strains. Here are a few that are popular at our dispensary in Stoney Creek: 


Sage N Sour
A popular sour diesel strain at our dispensary in Stoney Creek is the Sage N’ Sour. Sage N’ Sour is a Sativa-dominant cross between the pungent Sour Diesel and S.A.G.E. This strain takes its well-known Sour Diesel lineage to the next level with a citric bouquet of aromas.


Mango Haze
Mango Haze is a Sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain known for its fruity flavor and energizing effects. It is a cross between three strains, namely Northern Lights #5, Skunk, and Haze, and it’s popular among cannabis enthusiasts for its unique combination of flavors and effects.


Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon Pound Cake is a hybrid cannabis strain that is known for its sweet and citrusy flavor, as well as its balanced effects. It is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Cheese, which gives users the feeling of relaxation as well as euphoria. 


It’s important to note that while Sativa strains are often associated with energizing effects, each strain can have its own unique set of effects and everyone’s experience may differ based on factors such as dosage and individual tolerance. It’s always a good idea to start with a low dosage and go slow when trying a new strain! 


If you’re looking for recommendations, feel free to ask one of our budtenders at Elevated Minds. An important note to remember: your budtender cannot offer you medical advice. Always check-in with a health-care professional if you have any health concerns surrounding cannabis. 


What are the Pros and Cons of Sativas

Like any strain of cannabis, Sativas have both pros and cons, and the effects can vary from person to person. We’ve broken down some of the pros and cons that come with Sativa strains:



  • Uplifting and energizing effects, which can help combat fatigue and increase productivity
  • Can increase focus and creativity, making it a popular choice for creatives
  • May help with symptoms of depression and anxiety by providing a mood boost and reducing stress



  • Sativas can be high in THC, which can cause paranoia and anxiety in some people, especially if consumed in large doses
  • Can be overstimulating for some users, leading to racing thoughts or difficulty sleeping
  • Sativa strains may not be as effective for treating pain and inflammation as Indica strains, which have more sedative effects


However, the effects of Sativa strains can vary widely depending on the specific strain, dosage, and individual tolerance, so it’s always a good idea to start with a low dose and go slow when trying a new strain.


What are Popular Methods to Consume Cannabis Sativa

There are several popular ways to consume Sativa cannabis, each with its own benefits. Here are some of the most common methods:


Smoking dried Sativa flower in a joint, pipe, or bong is one of the most traditional and popular methods of consumption. This method provides a quick onset of effects, but may not be the healthiest option for the lungs.


Vaporizing dried Sativa flower or concentrates in a vaporizer heats the material without burning it, producing a smoother inhale than smoking. This method provides a quick onset of effects and is generally considered to be healthier for the lungs than smoking.


Consuming cannabis-infused food or drinks, such as gummies or brownies, provides a longer-lasting and often more intense high than smoking or vaping. However, the onset of effects can be slower and less predictable than smoking or vaping, and it can be easy to consume too much if you’re not careful with dosing.


Tinctures are liquid cannabis extracts that can be consumed sublingually (under the tongue) or added to food or drinks. This method provides a quick onset of effects and is generally considered to be more precise in terms of dosing than edibles.


Topical cannabis products, such as creams or lotions, can be applied directly to the skin for localized pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects. These products do not produce a psychoactive high and are generally used for medicinal purposes rather than recreational use.


An Important Reminder

When trying out new methods, be aware that the method of consumption can also affect the onset, duration, and intensity of the effects, so it’s important to choose a method that works best for your individual needs and preferences. 


About Elevated Minds

Located in Stoney Creek, Ontario – Elevated Minds is an imaginative, energetic dispensary that offers a variety of premium cannabis products. 


Elevated Minds considers itself as partners with its community, employees, customers, and the environment. They uphold a commitment to provide educational content through their platform by exceeding consumer expectations and maintaining quality assurance on all their products.

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