Marijuana is a plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal and psychoactive properties. The plant comes from the Cannabis genus, which includes three species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Each of these species has different characteristics and produces different strains of marijuana. In this blog post, we will discuss the origins of weed and how it is grown!
The Origins of Weed
Cannabis sativa is the most common type of cannabis plant. It grows tall and slender, with long, thin leaves. The buds of this plant are large and fluffy. Cannabis sativa is native to warm climates, such as in Central America, Africa, and Asia. This plant is known for its uplifting and energizing effects.
Cannabis indica is a shorter, bushier plant with wider leaves. The buds of this plant are smaller and denser than those of Cannabis sativa. Cannabis indica is native to cold climates, such as in the Himalayas. This plant is known for its relaxing and sedative effects.
Hybrid cannabis strains are a mixture of crossing sativa and indica strains. They come in a variety of scents, flavours, and appearances. The THC and CBD is different for each strain but most hybrid strains are potent with THC.
Cannabis ruderalis is the least common type of cannabis plant. It grows short and stocky, with small leaves. The buds of this plant are small and dense. Cannabis ruderalis is native to Russia and Central Asia. This plant is known for its earthy flavour and low THC percentage.
How Is Weed Grown?
Weed is typically grown indoors under artificial lights. This allows growers to control the environment, which results in a higher-quality product. Indoor growing also allows for year-round production. Outdoor growing is more challenging because the plant is at the mercy of the weather. However, some people prefer the taste of weed that has been grown outdoors.
To grow a cannabis plant, you will need seeds, soil, water, and light. You will also need to choose a strain of cannabis to grow. Different strains have different effects on the user. For example, some strains are more uplifting while others are more sedative.