What Are The Different Types of Cannabis Plants in Hamilton?
Did you know that there were different types of cannabis plants?
The two most common cannabis plant types are Sativa and Indica. Another less known type is Ruderalis.
Each strain is thought to have different properties, for example, some may prefer Sativa for its energetic effects, while others may prefer Indica for its associated calming effects.
Currently, there are hundreds of strains that can be bred for their unique characteristics that target the particular needs of the consumers.
The Sativa is a tall species that can grow over 20 feet when grown outdoors. It has long, serrated light green leaves. Sativa is also grown for industrial use (hemp) and can be regulated to meet the less than 0.3% THC level standard.
Indica is a fast-growing cannabis plant due to its short flowering cycles. Moreover, they tend to produce more yield thanks to their thick compact buds. They are also shorter compared to Sativa with thick green leaves.
Ruderalis is a hardy cannabis species grown in the cold mountains. It’s short and stalky with light green leaves. It's an auto-flowering breed that makes it good breeders. Moreover, it’s common to find it as a hybrid in the market.
Modern cultivation and breeding of cannabis have allowed for the emergence of new varieties. Leveraging the three primary varieties above, breeders have managed to produce strains with different characteristics. The aim of creating hybrids is to combine the positive characteristics from the different strains to produce the desired effects for consumers.