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5 Best Indica Strains


Looking for a mellow high that will leave you feeling calm and relaxed? We recommend going for an indica. They’re great for chilling out at the end of the night, watching a movie or listening to music, taking a nap, or just staring at the wall. Here are our picks for the 5 best indica strains on the market right now:

Located off of 495 in Lowell, MA, Smyth Cannabis Co. is the most popular dispensary for indica strains in Andover, Ayer, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Nashua, Dracut, Groton, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, North Andover, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Westford, Wilmington, Woburn and the surrounding towns.


What is an Indica?

Indicas are known for their calming and relaxing effects. Just think of “in da couch.” They’re known to slow you down more than sativa strains.

But the difference between an indica and a sativa is actually the makeup of the plant itself. From 1753 to 1785, all cannabis plants were categorized as “Cannabis sativa L.,” with “Cannabis” as the genus, “sativa” as the species, and “L.” to indicate its Linnaean taxonomy.

After this time period, French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck separated the plant into two distinct species: “Cannabis sativa,” a taller and more fibrous plant, and “Cannabis indica,” a much shorter and more psychoactive plant.


5. Chem Cake | Best Indica Strains

chem cake

Chem Cake has a sweet, berry and citrus aroma and flavor. In addition, this is complemented with herbal notes of basil. Users report an intense and trippy psychoactive elation. Overall, it’s our vote for the best indica strain for a smooth crescendo of energy combined with a vivid and colorful imagination.

  • Cross: Birthday Cake x Chem D
  • Tastes Like: Sweet Berry, Citrus

4. Quattro Kush

quattro kush strain indica

Quattro Kush is an indica that is noted for its very high THC content and wonderfully offensive terpene profile. Definitely not the best indica strain for beginners, its effects come on strong and hit you like a truck. (In a good way!) However, Quattro Kush produces a very happy and euphoric high that’ll leave you hungry and stress free.

  • Breeder: Ethos Collective
  • Cross: 707 Headband x Triangle Kush x SFV OG Kush
  • Tastes Like: Earthy, Gas, Garlic, Hot Garbage

3. Slurricane

slurricane strain indica

Slurricane is a well balanced indica that produces a relaxing high that comes on smooth, a true straight-shooter. Similarly, it features a sweet flavor profile that leads with berry notes then finishes slightly earthy. It’s a best indica strain contender due to its high testing levels. As a result, it’ll likely leave you couch locked.

  • Breeder: In-House Genetics
  • Cross: Do-Si-Dos x Purple Punch
  • Tastes Like: Fruity, Sweet, Berry, Citrus, Light & Earthy

2. Abby’s Road

abbys road indica

Abby’s Road is an unique indica with a slight apple-like aroma. A very relaxing and calm high, Abby’s Road is strong but mellow in small doses although it can definitely get you fully stoned if you take multiple hits. In the same vein, we think it’s the best indica strain for before bed, or just sinking into your couch and watching movies. To clarify, this one’s sure to quickly become one of your go-to strains.

  • Breeder: Pollen Nation
  • Cross: Lemon Skunk x Skwurl Killer
  • Tastes Like: Earthy, Autumn, Diesel, Pine

1. London Pound Mints

london pound mints strain indica

Lastly, London Pound Mints is the best indica strain for those searching for a truly deep indica experience. In short, it’s a “sink into your couch at the end of the day” type of hard-hitter. So don’t be surprised if your eyes get heavy as a blanket of calm drapes over you. With interesting and floral notes of citrus and berry spice, you’ll savor this unique flavor profile.

  • Breeder: Seed Junky Genetics
  • Cross: London Pound Cake 75 x Kush Mints 11
  • Tastes Like: Berry, Citrus, Spice, Floral

While indicas are usually associated with a more psychoactive, “in your head” type of high, this is not always the case. In short, each and every cannabis strain has its own unique chemical profile that will interact differently with each person’s body chemistry.

You can better understand a strain’s effects by looking more in depth at the cannabinoids and terpenes its contains. But for beginners, the indica/sativa/hybrid model is a quick and easy way to get a basic idea of how a strain will affect you.


Check Out Smyth Cannabis Co. For The Best Indica Strains in Massachusetts

Our 15,000 square foot cannabis growing facility is controlled to the last detail. Our flower is always properly cured and hand trimmed for quality, and we grow dozens of strains at maximum strength and efficiency. So, check out our menu to see what’s available in our Lowell, MA dispensary or find it in a store near you!