Cannabis sativa is one of the three primary species within the cannabis genus, along with Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. It is a flowering plant that is native to Central Asia and has been cultivated for thousands of years for various purposes, including medicinal, recreational, and industrial uses.
Cannabis sativa plants are known for their tall, slender stature and narrow leaves. They typically thrive in warmer climates with long growing seasons and are often grown outdoors. Sativa plants tend to have higher levels of THC compared to other cannabis species, though they can also contain significant amounts of other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, and CBN, as well as various terpenes and flavonoids.