Indica plants originated on the Indian subcontinent and were first brought to the United States in the 1970s. They can be visually identified because they grow short and wide relative to sativa (more "stubby" looking). They result in a very relaxing and strong body high that helps support a healthy response to stress, helps with temporary pain caused by exercise, and supports quality sleep. Seasoned cannabis enthusiasts know that indica tends to make you sleepy, sometimes even causing "couch-lock" – making it your best friend for any (Netflix) Marathon Sunday. But why is this the case? In this article, we dive into strains and terpenes and the different effects they have on your body.