You could almost think of Indica as existing at the opposite end of the spectrum—which may be reductive, but isn’t entirely off point. Whereas Sativas can make you feel stimulated, active, and hopped-up, Indicas tend to have more of a relaxing feel on the body. If you’ve ever had a high that made you want to curl up on the couch for relaxation—or if you’ve ever effectively used marijuana to fall asleep at night—then it was likely Indica that you were dealing with. Indica has its own range of medical uses. It can be great for pain relief, as it has more of a narcotic, bodily effect than Sativa. It can help with sleeping disorders and with the relief of stress. It’s popular among patients who suffer from something like MS, fibromyalgia, lupus, or simple insomnia.