Indica is a type of cannabis known for its relaxing and sedative effects. Indica strains are typically high in THC and are often used for medicinal purposes by those who want to relax after a long day or by those who wish to relieve pain or anxiety.
Indica is commonly juxtaposed against its counterpart, sativa. The two strains of marijuana provide opposite effects: sativa is more stimulating, while indica is a relaxant. Indica is typically grown in areas with cooler climates because it has a short flowering period. The cannabis indica plant is shorter and bushier than its counterpart.