Kinfolk Farms
Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker, Gas Tanker , Scooby Snax, Strawberry Guava
LIGHTSHADE - Sheridan
Bananaghani , Biker OZ , Cherry Diesel , Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , Grape OZ , Ice Cream Cake , Papaya Cake , Sherb Crasher , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Tart Pops , Unicorn Poop , Wookie Fruit
LOVA - Arapahoe
Garlic Breath , Gas Tanker , Ice Cream Cake , Peach Pie , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
LOVA - Colfax
Cherry Diesel, Gas Tanker, Gas Tanker , Grape OZ , Ice Cream Cake , Unicorn Poop , Veritas Cookies
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Bananaghani , Biker OZ , Cherry Diesel , Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , Grape OZ , Ice Cream Cake , Papaya Cake , Purple Papaya Punch , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
MEDICINE MAN - Aurora
Biker OZ, Cherry Diesel, Durban Kush, Forza Sans Souci, Gas Tanker, Gelato 41, LA Kush Cake, Milky Weigh, OG Sin, Sour Orange Zkittlez, Sour Rado
MEDICINE MAN - DENVER
Durban Kush, Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Veritas Cookies
Makena
Cherry Diesel , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
Medicine Man Thornton - REC
Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream , Durban Kush, LA Kush Cake, Milky Weigh, OG Sin, Papaya Cake , Peach Pie, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Slurricane , Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream , Tractor Beam, Unicorn Poop , Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
NATIVE ROOTS DILLON
Biker OZ, Grape OZ , Milky Weigh, Slurricane , Unicorn Poop
NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER
Grape OZ , Ice Cream Cake , Peach Pie, Tractor Beam, Unicorn Poop , Wedding Crasher
NATIVE ROOTS Frisco - rec
Bananaghani , Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Purple Papaya Punch , Slurricane , Unicorn Poop
NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC
Cherry Diesel , Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , Peach Pie, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Slurricane , Unicorn Poop
NATIVE ROOTS LITTLETON
Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , Milky Weigh, Peach Pie, Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Super Sour Lemon, Unicorn Poop , Wedding Crasher
NATIVE ROOTS LONGMONT
Bananaghani , Slurricane , Unicorn Poop
NATIVE ROOTS SANTA FE
Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
NATIVE ROOTS VAIL
Biker OZ , Grape OZ
Native Roots Austin Bluffs MED
Cherry Hills , Papaya Cake , Sueno , Tart Pops
Native Roots Colorado
Grape OZ , Purple Papaya Punch , Slurricane , Unicorn Poop
Native Roots Extracts
Bananaghani , Garlic Breath, Ice Cream Cake, Tart Pops
Native Roots Grant Street (Medical)
Papaya Cake , Slurricane
Native Roots Littleton MED
Cherry Hills , GG4 , Sueno , Tart Pops
Native Roots Tower
Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , Item #9, Milky Weigh, Peach Pie, Slurricane, Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
Native Roots Trinidad
Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , LA Kush Cake, Peach Pie, Slurricane, Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Super Sour Lemon, Unicorn Poop
PIG N' WHISTLE
Cherry Diesel , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
RJJ Academy
Apple Fritter, GG4 , Sour Diesel, Sueno , Veritas Cookies
RJJ Edgewater
Cherry Hills , GG4 , Papaya Cake
RJJ Frisco
Sueno
RJJ Tejon
Cherry Hills , GG4 , Sueno , Tart Pops
RJJ Tower
Cherry Hills , GG4 , Papaya Cake , Slurricane , Sueno , Tart Pops
ROCKY MOUNTAIN - RIDGWAY
Cherry Diesel, Forza Sans Souci, Gelato 41, Peach Pie, Scooby Snax, Sour Orange Zkittlez, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies
ROCKY ROAD VAIL
Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Grape OZ
ROOTS RX BASALT
Cookies N Cream , Strawberries N Cream
ROOTS RX EDWARDS
Strawberries N Cream
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Forza Sans Souci, Gas Tanker , Item #9, Milky Weigh, Miracle Alien Cookies , Peach Pie, Peach Pie , Unicorn Poop
Rocky Mountain Cannabis - Denver
Scooby Snax, Sour Orange Zkittlez
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Company Fraser
Blue Sherbert, Peach Pie, Sour Orange Zkittlez, Sunset Drive
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Craig
Cherry Diesel, Forza Sans Souci, Gelato 41, Peach Pie, Scooby Snax, Sour Orange Zkittlez, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Dinosaur
Cherry Diesel, Forza Sans Souci, Gelato 41, Peach Pie, Scooby Snax, Sour Orange Zkittlez, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Naturita
Cherry Diesel, Forza Sans Souci, Peach Pie, Scooby Snax, Sour Orange Zkittlez, Tractor Beam
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Trinidad
Bananaghani , Cookies N Cream , Gas Tanker , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
Rocky Mountain Georgetown
Scooby Snax, Sour Orange Zkittlez
Rocky Road Remedies Thornton
Cherry Diesel , Unicorn Poop
Roots RX Aspen
Cookies N Cream , Strawberries N Cream
SIMPLY PURE
Cherry Diesel, Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Peach Pie, Slurricane , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Cookies N Cream , Grape OZ , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream
Solace Meds - WR
Cookies N Cream , Grape OZ , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream
Solace Meds Broadway
Cookies N Cream , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream
Solace Meds Colfax
Cookies N Cream , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream
Solace Meds FOCO Medical
Biker OZ , Cherry Hills , GG4 , Papaya Cake , Sueno
The 404
Biker OZ , Birthday Cake , Cherry Diesel , Gelato 41 , Miracle Alien Cookies , Peach Pie , Slurricane , Strawberries N Cream , Super Sour Lemon , Zookies
The 64 Store
Cherry Hills , Papaya Cake , Slurricane , Sueno
The Dispo (REC)
Bananaghani , Biker OZ , Birthday Cake , Chemmy Jones , Cherry Diesel , Cookies N Cream , Garlic Breath , Gas Tanker, Gas Tanker , Ice Cream Cake , LA Kush Cake, Milky Weigh, Miracle Alien Cookies , Scooby Snax, Slurricane , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop , Zookies
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Slurricane , Strawberry Guava , Wookie Fruit
Tumbleweed Debeque
Apple Fritter, Forza Sans Souci, Sour Orange Zkittlez, Tractor Beam, GG4, Layer Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Sherb Crasher
Tumbleweed Edwards
Bananaghani , Cherry Diesel , Cookies N Cream , Durban Kush, Forza Sans Souci, GG4 , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Veritas Cookies
Tumbleweed Frisco
Cookies N Cream , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
Twin Peaks - REC
Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Item #9, Peach Pie, Slurricane , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
VERTS
Cherry Diesel, Item #9, Milky Weigh, Peach Pie, Slurricane , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
Verts
Apple Fritter, GG4 , Sueno , Veritas Cookies, GG4, Grape OZ
WELLNESS CENTER OF THE ROCKIES INC
Cherry Diesel , Unicorn Poop
Zengolds - Lyons REC
Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
5280 Weedery MED E 45th 402-01237
Cherry Hills , GG4 , Papaya Cake , Slurricane , Sueno , Tart Pops
A Cut Above - Springs med
Biker OZ , Cherry Hills , GG4 , Gelato 41 , Layer Cake , Papaya Cake , Sueno , Tart Pops , Unicorn Poop
BUDDY BOY - York St
Gas Tanker , Unicorn Poop
BUDDY BOY -38th
Gas Tanker , Unicorn Poop
Buddy Boy - S. Federal
Gas Tanker , Unicorn Poop
CANNACO
Cherry Diesel, Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Scooby Snax, Veritas Cookies, GG4, Papaya Cake, Wookie Fruit
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY
Cherry Diesel, Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Item #9, Koko Puffs , Peach Pie, Slurricane , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Strawberries N Cream , Tart Pops , Unicorn Poop
COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE
Cherry Diesel, Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Item #9, Papaya Cake , Peach Pie, Peach Pie , Slurricane , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop , Veritas Cookies , Zookies
Canna Cabinet
Cherry Diesel , Gas Tanker , Grape OZ , Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
CannaCo II
Cherry Diesel, Scooby Snax
Cannabicare
Apple Fritter, Cherry Diesel, Cookies N Cream, GG4, Sour Diesel, Veritas Cookies
Cherry Peak
Apple Fritter, Chemmy Jones , Cherry Diesel, Cherry Diesel , Cookies N Cream , Garlic Breath , Item #9, Milky Weigh, Peach Pie, Peach Pie , Slurricane , Sour Orange Zkittlez, Strawberries N Cream , Unicorn Poop
FIDDLERS GREEN LLC
Blue Sherbert, Cherry Punch , Grape OZ , Wedding Crasher, Layer Cake, Purple Papaya Punch
Golden Meds Colorado Springs
Amarelo , Apple Fritter, Cherry Diesel, Cherry Diesel , Cookies N Cream, GG4, GG4 , Garlic Breath , Layer Cake , Peach Pie , Sky 600 , Sour Diesel, Sour Rado , Strawberries N Cream , Sueno
Golden Meds Peoria
LA Kush Cake, Scooby Snax
Higher Grade 38th
Cherry Diesel, Cherry Diesel , Cherry Hills , Sueno , Veritas Cookies
Higher Grade Medical (at Galena)
Cherry Hills , Cookies N Cream, Sueno
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Biker OZ, GG4, Grape OZ, Layer Cake, Papaya Cake, Wookie Fruit

November 17, 2021

An Energizing Indica? A Relaxing Sativa? Cannabis Mythbusting

Forget what you think you know about these classic yet flawed cannabis categories and learn what to look for instead—cannabinoid and terpene profiles are key.

All sativas will get you up and running with a racy high. And all indicas slow things down and create a mellow chill. Right? Not so fast. That distinction—based more on folk wisdom than actual facts—is pretty outdated. These days, we know that the experience you get from any given cannabis strain has a lot more to do with cannabinoids and terpenes in that strain than its classification as indica, sativa or hybrid. 

Cannabis Mythbusting About Sativas and Indicas

You’ve probably heard a number of widely believed things about cannabis that are more myth than fact—like the one about the origin of the term 420 (it was conceived decades ago in California by a group of Marin County teenagers) or the theory that cannabis is a “gateway” drug that leads to use of harder substances (nope). Similarly, the belief that cannabis effects can be boiled down to just three broad categories—uplifting (sativa), relaxing (indica) and somewhere in between (hybrid)—isn’t all that accurate. Turns out, those classifications don’t mean much when it comes to consumer experience.

Despite the prevalence of sativa and indica in cannabis culture, this long-accepted standard for differentiating between uplifting and sedating strains is really only a botanical distinction. That means it’s still helpful for cultivators who need to predict whether a cannabis plant will grow into something stout and bushy with thick, stubby leaves (indica) or taller with thin leaves (sativa), but it’s not super relevant in terms of consumer guidance.

So where did these terms come from anyway? They can be traced back to the 18th century, around the time the plant was first classified as Cannabis sativa and a French biologist named Jean Baptiste Lamarck coined the term C indica to distinguish specimens collected in India. The classification wasn’t related to the effects of consuming that particular variety of cannabis. 

This was largely confirmed more recently when modern technology enabled scientists to study both indica and sativa cannabis samples on the molecular level. What they found is that there were no pattern differences between sativas and indicas to set them apart from one another. In short: Relying on the old cannabis standby of indicas being a sedative that will land you “in da couch” and “viva sativa” producing a stimulating experience, isn’t a great way to approach cannabis shopping. 

The truth is that some sativas can make you feel sleepy and some indicas have energizing, invigorating properties. That’s why Veritas gives consumers the chance to browse our inventory by desired experience.

While we also give a nod to the traditional sativa / indica / hybrid categories for those newer to the scene, in our eyes, more information is better. That’s why we’re constantly building out our database of cannabinoid and terpene profiles for the dozens of strains in our rotation.

Find Cannabis Strains Based on Effects

Ready to try it for yourself? Visit the Veritas Interactive Strain Guide online and select “Experience” from our strain wheel to see our available flower for over 10 distinct states of mind such as Euphoric, Focus, Energetic, Calming and Relief. From there, you simply need to decide whether you’re in the mood for a pre-roll or pre-packed flower to see all the best options we have on tap for your desired experience. 

How do we categorize our strains? By using each strain’s unique cannabinoid and terpene profile to distinguish its featured properties. As the legal cannabis industry continues to evolve and mature, we expect a given strain’s cannabinoid and terpene profile to overtake sativa / indica / hybrid categorizing as the new gold standard for connecting consumers with the strain that’s perfect for their needs. 

In the meantime, we’re happy to be ahead of the curve in the service of making sure that your next cannabis experience meets (and exceeds) expectations.

Check out the Veritas Strain Library for current availability and pick up something tasty today.