A cannabis plant that's bred to inherit the most favorable characteristics from its two parent plants. 

She was looking for a variety that would flower quickly like an Indica but grow tall like a Sativa, so the breeder recommended she grow hybrid weed.

Blue Dream, a cross between the Blueberry and Haze strains, was his favorite for a good hybrid weed high.

hybrid cannabis plant Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

What is hybrid weed?

Hybrid strains can be a combination of any plant varieties and will typically depict phenotypes that are either sativa-dominant, indica-dominant, or equally balanced. Hybrid weed plants may also contain genetics from ruderalis varieties, a third variety of the cannabis plant that isn't dependent on light exposure to start flowering, a process known as “auto-flowering.” 

What is the difference between sativa and indica and hybrid?

Hybrid strains currently rule the market, as most marijuana cultivars are either Sativa-dominant or Indica-dominant due to crossbreeding over generations. Hybrid weed effects tend to be more balanced as the marijuana is some combination of Sativa and Indica. Sativa-dominant strains are known to be more energizing, making them ideal for daytime use. Indica-dominant strains are more relaxing, making them a good choice with which to unwind in the evening. 

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