These are strain types that correspond to cannabis plant varieties. Cannabis plants of the sativa variety grow taller with thinner leaves. Indica grows shorter with larger leaves. Hybrid plants incorporate both Sativa and Indica genetics through cross-breeding. Some experiential qualities have been historically assigned to the different strains.
Strain names refer to the lineage of the cannabis plant’s history. Often cannabis plants have a long history in the legacy market and have had street names which are associated with their genetic lineage. In the legal market, some cannabis producers have come up with new names for the plant genetics, but there’s usually a historical legacy name to match.