Indica is one of the two primary types of cannabis plants. Unlike Sativa, Indica creates a relaxed,  effect often described as a “body” high. By educating themselves about the differences between Indica and Sativa, consumers are better able to customize their high. To fully understand marijuana strains, it helps to know a little history. The name “indica” first came from Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, a French naturalist. Indica Effects