Cannabis is a genus of plants that encompasses species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis.
Each of these species has its own unique terpene and cannabinoid compounds, which is why there are so many varieties of marijuana available on the market. In addition to pure indica, sativa, and ruderalis varieties, hybrid varieties with varying proportions of these three types are also common. Growers cross cannabis plants to develop new strains with specific characteristics, and experts suggest that there are more than 700 varieties of cannabis. But scientifically, we don't know how, or why, or even if sativas and indicas exist in pure form.
Myles suggests that it is better to think that the herb exists on a spectrum of sativa and indica, and the most accurate way to describe the herb is its THC and CBD content rather than its genetic heritage.Autoflowering cannabis strains have the advantage of being discreet due to their small stature. They also require shorter growth periods, as well as having the added advantage that they don't rely on a change in photoperiod to determine when to flower. Lowryder was an early autoflowering hybrid that maintained the flowering behavior of ruderalis plants, while producing appreciable amounts of THC and CBD.The differences between marijuana varieties are due to the genetic makeup of existing cannabis species, as well as the different types of weed used by different stoners. Cannabis strains are pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus Cannabis, which encompasses species C.
Each strain has its own unique terpene and cannabinoid compounds that define all the differences.The most commonly cultivated species of the Cannabis genus are Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa. A third species, Cannabis ruderalis, is very short and produces only traces of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so it is not commonly cultivated for industrial, recreational or medicinal use. However, because Cannabis ruderalis blooms regardless of photoperiod and age, it has been used to breed autoflowering strains.When it comes to the genetic differences between a strain of herb that is supposedly 30 percent indica and 70 percent sativa, or vice versa, science has already strongly suggested that it's a big lie. This may be because each strain has its own unique terpene and cannabinoid compounds that define all the differences.