Crystal Coma – The Healing Co – is a rare sativa-dominant hybrid from California that induces deep, trance-like effects. Its name foreshadows the debilitating relaxation to come, a long-lasting calm that shuts off mental overactivity. Pastel green breaks through this sativa’s thick blanket of crystal trichomes that contributes to its staggeringly high THC content of up to 26 percent. Crystal Coma’s genetics are long lost, but myth has it that the origins lie in Cheese and Skunk #1. Anxiety, PTSD, pain, and sleeplessness are no match for Crystal Coma’s potency, a medicine that is highly recommended for nighttime use. Crystal Coma took 3rd place in the 2014 L.A. Cannabis Cup.
Effects: Happy, Relaxed, Euphoric, Uplifted, Hungry
Flavour: Citrus, Earthy, Pungent
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The Top-5 Medical Effects of Sativa Marijuana Strains
1 | Elevates Mood
This is certainly not to say that anyone who consumes a sativa or sativa-dominant cannabis strain will experience an elevated mood. In fact, as we mentioned earlier many individuals experience increased anxiety with pure sativas – pretty much the opposite of an enhanced mood.
From a therapeutic perspective, however, elevated mood is surely one of the top sativa effects that people use the strain for medically.
2 | Increases Energy
Another common medical use of sativa strains is to increase energy levels and promote productivity. Know as a daytime “social strain,” sativas tend to spark activity, reduce levels of apathy, and promote the desire to engage with others in a social setting.
In other words, you might say that medical sativa effects are more or less the opposite of indica strains, where all you want to do is chill on the couch, listen to music, and fall asleep).
3 | Improves Appetite
While both sativa and indica strains could probably be used effectively to increase appetite, sativas appear to be the preferable choice. In fact, several scientific publications have alluded to the notion that the medical effects of sativa strains include appetite enhancement.
In one of these publications, it was suggested that “…the ability of [C. sativa] to promote eating has been documented for many centuries … [many users report] strong cravings for, and an intensification of, the sensory and hedonic properties of food.” In other words, sativa strains spark your appetite — big time.
4 | Helps with Depression
Given the well-established ability to help promote energy levels, lower apathy, and elevate mood, it only stands to reason that one of the most common medical benefits of sativa marijuana strains is to ease symptoms of depression.
Often, patients that are diagnosed with depression find it difficult to find meaning in day-to-day life and everyday situations. They are overcoming with a sense of apathy and find that nothing is worthwhile. In our experience – and not to mention the experience of millions of cannabis users worldwide – a potent sativa strain would work wonders in helping to mitigate (and possibly even reverse) these feelings.
5 | Promotes Creativity and Focus
Not that a lack of creativity should really be defined as a “medical condition,” but a lack of focus certainly would be – especially given the prevalence of things like adult onset ADHD in the United States.
In this particular instance however, the medical effects of sativa strains in terms of promoting focus and creativity would largely be dependent on the chemical makeup of the individual in question – perhaps moreso than any other condition. However, increased focus would surely be more of a symptom of a sativa strain than an indica strain.
Crystal Coma – Sativa – The Healing Co