A hybrid is a cross between two different types of cannabis. By crossing an indica plant with a sativa plant, you get the effects and benefits of both of the parent plants in the hybrid produced. Many people do not like the sedation effects of a true hybrid but appreciate the clear-headedness of asativa and a body high. A hybrid allows the effects to be dependent on the percentages of the parent flowers in the cross. A hybrid with a higher sativa percentage would allow the consumer to have a clear head and a body high without the sedation of a true indica.
By crossing a high CBD strain with an indica or sativa, you can also create heavy CBD effects in a flower which have been reported to help with a wide variety of conditions. Also, by crossing strains, you can combine flavors and terpenes to make some really tasty cannabis! Sour Banana Sherbet would be a really flavorful hybrid that’s flavor profile would not be possible without crossing strains to create the hybrid.