The Cannabis Plant
There are many medical and recreational users of cannabis around the globe, and many of these users don't actually know much about what they're using. There are many different parts of the cannabis plant that play a large affect on the high you receive.
Sativa vs Indica vs Hybrid
Cannabis plants all come from different families and growth periods resulting in differing terpene, THC, and CBD content among many other changes. Sativa is most often what people would associate with marijuana. It's a tall, slim plant with narrow leaves, and is commonly said to give people euphoria, stimulation, and creativity. Indica is a short, bushy plant with wide leaves and is commonly said to give people relaxation, appetite, pain relief and sleep aid. Hybrid strains of cannabis are hybrids between sativa and indica, utilizing 2 different parent plants to create flower with the benefits of both plants.
As we already have a blog on terpenes, this isn't going to be very long. Terpenes are additional compounds inside all plants that can change the aroma and flavour, and can actually have an effect on the high received from cannabis. Different terpenes have active effects such as increased energy, relaxation, or tranquility.
The growth cycle of a cannabis plant is a hard one to control. Cannabis plants are very picky with temperature, humidity, light, and UV ray exposure. It must be grown in a controlled environment, which is one of the reasons it must be so heavily regulated federally in Canada. Cannabis can be invasive, even if the plants don't survive the flowering process. This is because little seeds drop out of the plant at the beginning of the flowering stage, and the seeds can spread in the wind much like blowing a white dandelion. There are many different ways to grow cannabis, like a classic soil garden, hydroponic lab, or a 'flower tower'! Most plants will be fully grown within 4-6 months.
Given the difficulties surrounding growing and understanding cannabis, appreciate the growers. The cannabis used by a large percentage of Canadian population wouldn't be available if it weren't for someone taking the time to grow something that is satisfying.
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