Did you know that there are four different types of cannabis plants?
The common cannabis plant types are Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and another lesser-known type is Cannabis Ruderalis.
Each breed is thought to have different properties. For example, some may cultivate the Sativa type for its energetic effects, while others grow the Indica type for its associated calming effects.
Currently, there are hundreds of cannabis strains that can be bred for their unique characteristics that target the particular needs of consumers.
Here are the four types of cannabis plants you need to know when buying weed in Toronto.
The Sativa is a tall species that grows to about 25 feet. It has long, serrated light green leaves. Sativa is grown for industrial use and can be regulated to meet the less than 0.3% THC level standard.
Cannabis 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 short 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.