The Legendary Varieties of Marijuana

Discover what was the first variety of marijuana: Cannabis Ruderalis! Learn about its origins in Asia & North Africa & famous Sativa & Indica strains like Afghan weed & Northern Lights.

The Legendary Varieties of Marijuana

Cannabis Ruderalis is the strangest of the original native marijuana varieties. This plant is the smallest of all and grows very well in northern climates, which can be very harsh. The cradle of the native strains of Cannabis sativa is Asia, Anatolia and North Africa. These native varieties tend to be much taller (up to 3-4 meters) and thinner than their Indica counterpart, with greater internodal spacing and long, often airy flower clusters, and significant stretching during their very long flowering period.

The leaves are thin and have deeply toothed striations. The aroma of Sativa flowers is often described as fruity and floral. The native strains of cannabis sativa have adapted to a life near the equator with longer summers and more intense sunlight, and cannot mature properly even in temperate northern or southern latitudes. Some famous Sativa strains are Thai, Acapulco Gold, Durban Poison and Panama Red.

It shouldn't surprise us where Afghan weed comes from, and it's one of the most recognizable native varieties in the world. This strain stays true to its Indica origins by inducing a long but pleasant high that closes the sofa. This sensation will go very well with the beautiful combination of sweet, spicy and skunk aromas of this bud. Afghani and Afghani 1 feminized seeds are worth a look for those who love this charming indica.

These strains are known to grow to manageable heights and produce large yields, despite their compact structure. The dense and heavy buds will make you an Afghan defender for life. Unlike the previous strain, Thai is a pure sativa. This means it will give you a cerebral and energetic high that is perfect for any waking up and baking.

In addition, the effects are often uplifting and creative; if you're struggling with some kind of artistic block, a bowl of Thai will surely get you out of it. Overall, it's the perfect strain for the productive smoker. But don't smoke it at night unless you're planning to spend the whole night. We have a couple of great strains made from these legendary genetics.

Thai Fantasy is very easy to grow outdoors and will withstand harsh conditions due to its robust and vigorous nature. The AK-420 is a tough, high-yielding specimen that is an excellent choice for any novice grower. Nepalese refers essentially to any strain grown in the region of Nepal. This includes the country itself and nearby surrounding areas.

This environment has imbued Nepalese genetics with super earthy genetics with a touch of berry sweetness. These strains are known to have the relaxing and stimulating effects of an indica, with the growth profile of a sativa. Cannabis strains are pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus Cannabis, which encompasses species C. The two most frequently cultivated species of the genus Cannabis 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. In addition to pure indica, sativa and ruderalis varieties, hybrid varieties with varying proportions of these three types are common, such as the White Widow hybrid, which has approximately 60% indica and 40% sativa ancestry. These hybrid varieties exhibit traits of both parent types.

There are also commercial cross-hybrids that contain a mixture of ruderalis, indica or sativa genes, and are usually autoflowering varieties. These strains are mainly bred for the medical cannabis market, as they are not highly appreciated by recreational cannabis users because ruderalis varieties are lower in THC and impart a slightly unpleasant taste. Lowryder was an early autoflowering hybrid that maintained the flowering behavior of ruderalis plants, while producing appreciable amounts of THC and CBD. 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 bloom. Haze is probably the most cultivated and recognized 100% sativa hybrid in the world. Its origins date back to the early 1970s in the region of Santa Cruz, California (USA). During this time, two brothers known as Haze Brothers (R.

Haze) grew and crossed different cannabis lines using seeds of the best imported sativa strains, most often offered by their friend and neighbor Sam The Skunkman. It all started with a hybrid between a sativa native to Mexico and another native to Colombia. A year later, the best selected females of this hybrid were crossed with a native strain from southern India. Finally, the female offspring of this new hybrid were crossed again with a male native to Thailand.

Recently, Northern Lights has become one of the most demanded weed varieties in California state. There is also more information than ever available for free through resources such as Weedmaps strain finder, Wikileaf and Leafly if you want to fall into an online cannabis rabbit hole. This respected marijuana strain is famous for its relaxing properties, making it ideal for insomniacs or relaxing before bed. Meanwhile, these legendary strains have survived the test of time, proving that even the herb from 80s can still be relevant.