Today, the vast majority of commercially-grown cannabis should technically be classified as Hybrid. At THC Design, we reserve this classification for cultivars that are evenly balanced between Indica and Sativa lineages.
Hybrid Varietals are cultivars that were produced from a cross of both indica and sativa genetics. These strains are generally very robust and adaptive to different climates, due to their diverse background. As we learn more about the more than 140 cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis, more detailed classifications will emerge.
Some scientists now consider there to be more than the commonly known 3 varietals (sativa, indica, and hybrid) and have begun grouping different cultivars into what are now several chemotypes (THC-dominant, CBD-dominant with low THC, CBD dominant with no THC, mixed dominance, myrcene-dominant, limonene and caryophyllene-dominant, terpinoline-dominant, and more). Experienced cannabis users would likely agree that we need even more nuance than the existing categories and scientific knowledge currently allow.
We recommend making notes of which cultivars or strains work best for you, since everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different and different cultivars will affect each individual uniquely.