Gender Differences Between Marijuana Plants
Cannabis is a plant that is different from any other flowering species on the planet. Many people who smoke weed have had to explain this to people who don’t like drugs, and the stigma surrounding cannabis is gradually disappearing in our modern, legalized marijuana era. However, there are still some myths about cannabis as a medicine that need to be debunked.
Cannabis is a versatile plant with many uses. It is used to make marijuana (dried and crushed leaves and flower buds), hashish (the resin of flower buds), and cannabis extracts (oils, waxes, shatter). The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years for medicinal, recreational, and industrial purposes.
Cannabis has a wide range of benefits, including CBD and THC. CBD is non-psychoactive and has many health benefits, while THC is known for its psychoactive qualities and is also beneficial for health. Whether you are a grower, a consumer, or just interested in learning more about cannabis, there are many interesting traits that make it a great choice for any need.
Cannabis can be derived from the flowering buds of the female gender weed plant, which can produce different strains with different potencies and effects. Why would we consume the male gender plant, which doesn’t have any beneficial effects? There is a clear divide between the male and female plants – they are only related because they live in the same solar system.
Let’s take a look at the different gender of plants and learn a bit more about the biology of cannabis.
GENDER DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WEED PLANTS
Plants are unique in that they have male and female gender traits that set them apart from one another. This is beyond just reproduction, and goes to show how plants seek to reproduce. Plant biology is actually quite simple, and can be understood by anyone who is interested.
There are a variety of ways to reproduce plants, including through cloning, grafting, and seed production.
Hermaphrodites are plants that produce single flowers that have both male and female reproductive organs. Monoecious plants produce two different types of flowers within the same plant, while dioecious plants produce male or female reproductive organs. Cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning it produces male or female reproductive organs. However, it can be tricked into developing hermaphroditic qualities under certain circumstances, but this is typically due to external factors like stress, deficiencies or genetic mutations.
Male plants have small, bubble-like green pockets on their stems. These pockets generate pollen spores, which help fertilize female gender plants. Female gender plants have small protrusions on their pistils called stigmas. These stigmas catch pollen from the male plants, leading to a happy marriage and the creation of cannabis plants.
WHO RUNS THE CANNABIS WORLD? GIRLS
Most weed growers don’t breed cannabis plants because it is a very difficult process. Genetic engineering is typically done by commercial growers or the experienced cultivators because it takes a lot of skill and knowledge. Most cannabis cultivators “clone” strong genetic specimens, known as “mothers.” These queens of the cannabis crop are strong, potent, or exhibit the desired traits that a grower wants to cultivate. A “clone” is simply a cutting – or a part of the mother plant – that is removed and grown on its own in a crop of similar cuttingtings. A mother plant can be kept alive and given expert care for as long as possible, whereas most crops are a “one and done” life cycle from seed (or cutting) to harvest.
The buds we consume are all from female gender weed plants. Males, which are used to reproduce female gender plants, are not a part of this process. This is because cultivating cannabis for its flowers (buds) is a subversion of nature – we’re controlling the environment, lifecycle of the plant, in order to get the desired outcome. Therefore, males, which are meant to reproduce females, are not desirable in this process and can therefore be avoided or destroyed.
The way female cannabis plants grow is typically preferred by growers, as it allows for uncontrolled pollination. This allows for the plants to produce seeds, which is another popular way of growing cannabis. Germinating seeds can be viewed as more difficult, but it’s up to the individual to choose the method they prefer.
You can remove the male plants from a cannabis plant by cutting them, drying them, and taking their pollen. Growers will do this to better control the variety of cannabis they are growing.
If you want to create a new variety of cannabis, you can create a hermaphrodite that contains both male and female parts. If you don’t care about the type of strain you get, you can leave the males in, but if you want to control the strain, you’ll have to rip out the males. By isolating the males, you can harvest and store the pollen for future use, or simply focus on the females for the flowers. Many growers dabble in both breeding and flower growing, but no matter your preference, there’s a lot to know when it comes to growing this complicated plant.
TYPES OF CANNABIS
Do you know there is only one of these left? I’m not sure how this is going to work out.
There are three types of Mary-J, each with its own unique biology and traits. Each type is best suited for a different growing environment, and together they make up the broad category of cannabis.
There are many different types of cannabis, each with its own unique benefits. Sativa is a popular choice for those who want a more sociable, energetic high, and its thin, pointy, and jagged leaves reflect that. Sativa can help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, focus, creativity, increasing serotonin (which is associated with regulating mood, sleep, anxiety, learning, appetite and more). Sativa leaves have a light to dark green color and a higher THC content than the other types of cannabis. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing experience or a more active one, Sativa is a perfect choice.
Hemp, used industrially and recently legalized in the US, is a Sativa variety but is unique in that it is produced due to its high CBD content. In fact, one of the defining features of federal cannabis approval was very low, almost non-existent levels of THC (<0.3% on average). Hemp is used to produce a variety of sustainable products such as cosmetics, clothing, food, paper, rope, insulation, biofuels and, more recently, CBD for health and wellness.
We’re going to discuss the different types of marijuana here- one being indica, which is known for its relaxed and chilled-out effects. It has olive-colored leaves that grow shorter and wider, and is most commonly used for mental relaxation, muscle relaxation, decreases acute pain, increases appetite, and increases dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers). Indica is most effective when used at night, since it often produces a powerful relaxing effect.
Ruderalis is an overlooked form of cannabis that is known for its high THC content. Some botanists believe that it is a separate species, while others believe that it is a descendant of the Indica plant. Regardless of its classification, Ruderalis cannabis is still a powerful source of THC, and is popular for its strong effects.
The term “Ruderalis” was created to describe a type of hemp plant that escaped from the fields of growers, and has since adapted to changing weather conditions and turned into its own unique strain. Cannabis Ruderalis has lower concentrations of THC and is often used for breeding strains, as it can kick into the flowering stage without any environmental change or manipulation. This makes it a popular choice among newer, less experienced growers, who appreciate its quick life cycle and ability to handle harsher climates.
Cannabis is a complex and fascinating plant with a lot of potential. We’re just starting to understand its capabilities, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for future developments. But don’t forget to enjoy its benefits – cannabis helps us relax and chill out.