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Like all other plants in the world cannabis has several species known as species and subspecies. This is similar to choosing between a red buff tomato and a cherry tomato in the grocery store. Cannabis species, like tomatoes, can come in different shapes: their buds can be different colors, their stems can be different heights, and their overall shape can be different.
Understanding Strains: Three Types of Cannabis
If you decide to go for cannabis or browse the options at your local bud store / pharmacy, you will likely find that the strains are divided into a few different groups: Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis, and Hybrids.
These different plant strains not only have different looks, but also different combinations of cannabinoids. These are the active ingredients that are why we look for and consume the drug, lift our spirits, and offer ourselves all sorts of spiritual and medicinal benefits. So it’s not surprising that the different strains each have different effects, be it calming, invigorating, uplifting, creative, and relaxing.
In the next section, we will examine the significant differences between the three types of cannabis as they are different.
In the medical cannabis field, pure sativa cannabis is rare because these strains are difficult to cultivate, especially indoors and outdoors in the northern hemisphere, northern United States, and Canada. These types of seeds are also rare because suppliers like to keep popular varieties in stock even though they are all natural Sativa Seeds are less popular. Sativa comes mainly from tropical latitudes, equatorial regions (Colombia, Mexico and Southeast Asia). They grow into tall, sparse plants with narrow leaves and a light green color. They grow faster and taller than indica plants, reaching heights of up to 20 feet in a single season. After flowering, it can take 10 to 16 weeks for them to reach full maturity. The taste varies from sweet and fruity to earthly.
The purity of sativa cannabis often causes feelings of paranoia and irregular heartbeats. As a result, pure sativa is a rare choice as a medicinal product. If you ingest too much sativa, you may feel the same about ingesting too much caffeine.
The positive effects of sativas are their invigorating or uplifting abilities and can act against depression, fatigue, appetite stimulation, pain relief and nausea. Sativas was a widespread strain that was common in North America in the 1960s and 1970s. Although pure sativa is rare, bud growers often use their genetic stability to create designed hybrids. The “haze” strains of cannabis sold at your local bud store are primarily based on sativa.
Benefits of Hybrid Sativa
These are rice varieties that have been cross-pollinated by breeders and are known to meet special criteria, such as: B. Exotic smells, tastes and the stimulating effects of sativas. These hybrids usually contain some of the indica genes, but are mostly sativa.
Hybrid sativa-dominant strains are coveted for their dynamic characteristics and usually do not exhibit the paranoia associated with pure sativa strains. Sativa’s dominant strains are heady, energetic, and “heady high” and are best for daytime smoking. These types have antidepressant and appetite stimulating properties and are widely sought after for medicine in this regard.
Indica is very different in appearance and effect from its sister cannabis strains, which have a larger appearance. Indica grows to only 6 feet tall, usually around 3 feet tall. These short, sturdy plants lack the makeup for a wide, bushy look with large leaves that grow wide. Indica grows much faster than Sativa, and each plant produces more buds.
These physical traits are the opposite of variations on Sativa, and the differences don’t stop there.
While the large sativa plans require a lot of space to be successfully produced, the smaller indica strains are preferred for indoor growing. Plants usually enter the flowering phase and then come into harvest faster. They ripen 6 to 8 weeks after flowering. This also increases their tendency towards the indoor climate, as these shorter growth cycles lead to faster crop rotation.
Indica is native to Central Asia and is common in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tibet, and other countries. In Nepal, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Turkistan and other countries, the harvest usually grows over 30 degrees north latitude.
These strains usually contain a high volume of resin, which is an essential ingredient in hashish production.
The indica strains promote relaxation and tranquility and tend to relax the mind and body, generally resulting in more “body high” and less effect on the brain. Many Indica type strains have shown incredible results in combating insomnia, various types of pain, mood disorders, anxiety, chronic stress, depression, and other similar illnesses or diseases. It is important to take indica at the right time of day as this strain can have powerful sedative effects. If you smoke too early, it can be difficult to function throughout the day. So it makes a great nightcap. Cannabis strains known as “skunk” are likely to be dominated by indica.
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Ruderalis is a subspecies that Originally from central Russia, it is adapted to the extreme conditions in Siberia, Russia and the Himalayas and has some unique properties. Ruderalis are small hardy plants that rarely grow more than a foot or two in height, although the height can reach 1.5 meters. The only advantage they have is the ability to grow quickly, go from seed to maturity, and harvest in just over a month.
Ruderalis is so low in THC that it is rarely used for recreational purposes. And while it has a lot Higher levels of CBD (cannabidiol) are still not very effective when compared to strains of sativa or indica.
Ruderalis is interesting because it blooms by age, not by photoperiod. This is known as automatic bloom. This means that regardless of the light it receives, whether in a room under 24 hour light or outside where there is less than 12 hours of light per day, it will automatically start to bloom on its own genetic schedule. Hence, it is often crossed with or sativa or indica. The resulting plants are made to preserve the potency of other strains while inheriting the auto-flowing trait from the Ruderalis strain.
Ruderalis is also quite resistant to damage from insects or disease. Ruderalis cannabis and its genetic / medicinal benefits have dramatically changed the way geneticists and seed breeders produce strains. It’s one of the least-used basic genetics, but it’s changing rapidly across the industry.
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Hybrid strains were bred from all other strains, often targeting a certain maximum level of the medicinal treatment desired. Due to the long history of crossing different strains and sub-strains, it is rare to find pure indica or sativa lines these days. While most hybrids will be marked as Sativa or Indica, they will likely be hybrids with traits from each strain but predominant physical traits of the labeled strain.
Final thoughts on different cannabis strains
Since there have been well over 1000 different strains and subspecies of bread in the past 70+ years, it is important to know the main characteristics and various properties of the main strains. Some strains have been specially developed or adapted for the treatment of certain medical conditions. Therefore, this can be important to know when choosing the best therapy for your needs.