Did you know there are three distinct types of weed – but only two of them are commonly used. Read on to find out about the history of the three main, different types of weed used by humans!
Did you know that Cannabis was one of the first crops grown by humans?
Cannabis, throughout history, has been used for both industrial and medicinal purposes for hundreds of years.
And then it was made illegal.
How long ago were humans using cannabis? Well, there’s evidence of its use in Medieval Germany – and that is WAY back.
Apparently, the Germans liked using it for medicinal purposes.
Cannabis is still widely used today, as you’re probably well aware. It is now legal in parts of the world too.
Like in certain states in the US, where you can pick it up via weed dispensaries.
There are THREE main species of cannabis plants used today:
And today you’re gonna learn the differences between these three different types of weed.
The Different Types of Weed DETAILED
Sativa mostly grows in areas where there is heat and rainfall – basically anywhere near the equator where you get tropical weather.
The vast majority of Sativa plants comes from Mexico and Colombia, Thailand, India and Northern Africa.
Sativa can grow very big, about five meters in a single season.
Leaf Characteristics – Sativa leaves can grow as large as a plate, and they tend to produce a lot of excess leaves.
Sativa is made up of terpenes that interact with cannabinoids to produce cerebral effects.
Recreationally the effects of sativa are typically cerebral in nature and they differ from spacey, creative and very focused.
It is preferable to smoke Sativa strain cannabis when you are having fun, for example partying, surfing, artistic focus etc.
Medical Uses of Sativa
This strain can be used as a treatment for anxiety, pain and PTSD.
It can also be used to increase appetite, elevate your mood and treat nausea.
There are some many benefits of this strain but due to the fact that it’s illegal, research on this strain is limited.
The Indica species originates from the Himalayas.
Powerful cannabis strains are produced from crossbreeding Indica with tropical Sativa plants, so as to lessen flowering time, and speed up production, without losing quality.
Indoor growers love Indica strains because of its short growing season.
This strain is mostly known for its ‘monging’ effect. When you smoke this strain, you’ll feel relaxed. Big time.
Recreationally, it is good for watching a movie or attending a concert (the proggier the better).
This strain is also known for its ability to make you sleepy.
Medical Uses of Indica
This strain is useful for people suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia and headaches.
It is also useful for treating nausea, increasing appetite and reducing chronic pain.
Indica vs. Sativa – The Main Differences (In Pictures)
Ruderalis was first classified in 1942.
It originates from the steppes of Siberia.
This strain is known for its auto-flowering attribute.
This strain has no psychoactive compounds, however, and it is mostly used for its auto-flowering effect.
Ruderalis is short in nature which prevents it from being used as fibre hemp.
Though Mongolians have long used it as an antidepressant.
Ruderalis grows as much as possible in every direction due to the harsh conditions of the Siberia.
It has a distinctive palmate shape made up of serrated leaflets, which is a notable shape that differentiates the cannabis plant.
Ruderalis has little or no psychoactive compounds which means it doesn’t make you high.
Ruderalis produces cannabidiol or CBD which is used for medical patients.
Ruderalis is used for developing other cannabis hybrids.
Due to its shorter maturing times, this strain is suitable for indoor growers.
The legalization of cannabis is gradually happening. Things look positive.
This is why vaporizers are getting very popular, as smokers look for healthier ways to consume cannabis.
This gives researchers an opportunity to do in-depth analysis on cannabis and justify the reasons why humans should use this plant.
If you’re currently smoking weed, you should definitely think about switching to a vaporizer.
They’re super portable and WAY healthier.
You can check out my current favorite weed vapes right now for a detailed breakdown of the best devices in the business.