The word “local race” comes from the Danish language and means “origin”. As you may have already guessed, native marijuana strains represent the oldest known cannabis varieties. Therefore, native varieties are the ancestors of the many different types of hybrids that cannabis users enjoy today. Cannabis Sativa is probably the oldest scientific name given to a strain of marijuana that is pure sativa and is not hybrid.
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. UU.). 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.
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. For there to be genetic stability within a marijuana strain, the breeder has to go through selection and breeding, identifying the dominant and recessive genes within the two strains that are crossed.
Different strains can survive in different conditions and, in general, marijuana is quite adaptable. There may come a day when global cannabis markets will open, giving us direct access to native varieties from all over the world, however, until that day, here are some heirloom varieties you can find in your local store to keep you. All of these strains are a cross of two or more varieties of marijuana, as are the vast majority of their parent strains. Strainhunters travel the world to find and collect practically intact native strains to recover original genetic material that can be used to develop new strains with.
A native marijuana strain is one of the earliest varieties grown in various regions of the world and often bear a name that hints at their origin: “Thai”, “Durban Poison”, “Acapulco Gold” and more, are some well-known examples of this. If you get a true native strain, it will most likely be less potent than a strain you find today, as current strains are usually created for greater potency. . .