As discussed in The Cannabist, strains are generally lumped into two categories: Sativas, which are better suited to daytime use and are more energetic; and Indicas, which are better for nighttime use and are more sedative. Most strains are hybrids of the two, but will still tend to fall more on the indica or sativa side. Max Montrose from Trichome Instutute came on The Cannabist Show to discuss the chemistry behind different kinds of highs. Because of the high degree of hybridization, terpenes may play a bigger role in what kind of cannabis high people experience, at least according to Montrose: “It’s terpene-dependent. It’s the terpenes that will dictate the psychoactivity that we’ll experience from cannabis, not really the cannabinoids.” Some terpenes are more common in indica than in sativa, however. Each strain is a unique experience, which is why having a knowledgeable budtender is indispensable when choosing the correct strain.