If you are relatively new to the world of weeds, you may not fully understand the different types of marijuana. You may have heard words like “indica”, “sativa” and “hybrid” to describe different strains. For example, Northern Lights is Indica, Super Silver is Sativa and Blue Dream is a hybrid variety. But what is the difference?
Initially, there were indices of cannabis and cannabis plants. However, generations of crosses have led to a huge number of hybrids (containing caskets containing indica and sativa elements). Here is a brief explanation of the three types of strains followed by a brief history of these tribes, as well as a more detailed description of what you can expect when you use them.
Cannabis Indica: this cannabis plant is known to be short and its leaves are wider than the sativa. The Indica tribes relax the body and, as a rule, have a calming effect. Therefore, they are popular among people with chronic pain and insomnia. You can also use the indication for MS, sleep apnea, arthritis, anxiety and Parkinson’s disease.
Cannabis Sativa: plants are made of marijuana more and thinner than their counterparts from India. You can often see 20-foot sativas! This type of tension provides a stimulating head, increases energy and increases creativity. Satisers are popular in patients with diseases that make them lazy and tired. You can use this strain in the morning or afternoon, and it is used for chronic pain, glaucoma, HIV, headaches and depression.
Hybrid: as the name suggests, hybrid strains are a mixture of two or more strains of cannabis and offer a combination of body and head. Breeders are trying to create global strains that can alleviate a range of medical problems. For example, you can find hybrid strains that can fight inflammation and pain that bring even more energy.
Marijuana – Origin of the Species
Cannabis is one of the oldest cultures in the world. There is evidence that it has been grown for more than 12,000 years. His story almost certainly continues. However, people did not distinguish between Sativa and Sativa until the 18th century. Cannabis sativa was the first species to have a name. Karl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist, found the genus in 1753 and named it “Sativa”, derived from the Latin word “cultivated”.
Sativa was originally grown in equatorial countries such as Thailand and Colombia because they grow best in a warm, sunny climate. At that time, Linnaeus believed it was the only form of the plant because it had nothing to do with it.
In 1785, a French naturalist by the name of Jean-Baptiste Lamarque discovers a new type of marijuana. These new plants were much shorter, densely branched and loaded with broad, broad leaves. The leaves were much darker than the Sativa plant because of the increased concentration of chlorophyll. Lamarck called Cannabis indica, a plant grown in places like India and Turkey.
Indica plants have developed special properties that allow them to grow in difficult conditions. For example, Hindus produce a sticky organic substance, called pitch, which also increases power. Hybrids were developed much later and are a feature of the modern era when breeders attempt to create unique varieties of marijuana.
There is another type of marijuana strain that is still relatively rare. The cannabis Ruderalis is D.E. Yanishchevsky, the Russian botanist, in 1924. The name comes from the word “ruderal”, which describes a plant that can grow in the most severe climatic conditions. Yanischevsky noted that Ruderalis differs significantly from Indica or Sativa plants.
At first, it rarely exceeds 0.8 m and has a “wild” appearance without branches. Recent studies have shown that different types of marijuana are not associated with index or sativa and have concluded that they should be ruderal. These plants have a low concentration of THC, which means they are not used in medical environments.
Can You Tell an Indica From a Sativa?
Although it is easy to find the names of the tribes to find out if they are indicators or sativa, it is very useful to be able to understand the difference between a quick study of weeds. As you know, the most common way to buy marijuana is the dried gem form. The best way to distinguish the two species is to carefully analyze the kidneys, although the name of the variety can sometimes be a gift.
How to spot a sativa
How to spot an indica
Indica plants are shorter and more compact and follow their kidneys. When analyzing the kidneys of the indicator plants, pay attention to its density. This is because their flowers adhere to the stem node during flowering. The result is a series of kidneys that feel “more complete” and more solid. As indices usually grow in colder climates, they develop a shade of purple.