Indica plants were harvested and the trichomes were separated out and pressed into bricks. Other techniques harvested the resin live, by walking through the fields and rubbing the plants with their hands. The resin was then rolled into finger hash or temple balls. The cannabis plants were selectively bred for the sole purpose of producing the maximum amount of trichomes. During the 70’s, many of the early cannabis pioneers ventured into the valleys of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to bring back some of the genetics we all know so well today. The classic, wide-leaf, dense, purple Indicas are still some of the most popular strains today.
Many people prefer Indicas because of the traditional “stoned” effect it produces. Most Indica Strains have myrcene as the dominant terpene giving us that laid-back, mellow feeling. You may also recognize the earthy, musky notes with mild fruity, grape like aromas. If you’re seeing purple, most likely you’re holding an Indica dominant strain. Some plants can become so dark they almost look black!
If you’re looking for a great choice for movie night, a mellow walk through the forest or maybe a little quality time with the one you love, you really can’t beat a classic Indica strain.