The Thai landrace strain is a pure sativa with a THC content of up to 24%. Thai is a pure strain and provides users with a euphoric high. Some users say that it provides an energy boost and a focus that few marijuana strains offer.
However, here are five we believe make the cut.
Research indicates that the cannabis plant originated in South and Central Asia near the Himalayan Mountains and the Middle East. Throughout history, humankind spread cannabis globally, which means the oldest strains have probably been lost due to crossbreeding. Therefore, it is hard to provide a 100% accurate list of the world’s oldest cannabis strains.
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Like Afghani, Hindu Kush’s smoke is creamy, and it has a sweet and spicy taste. It also has hints of lemon and pine cone. This plant grows short and is easy to grow outdoors, as long as you live in a warm climate. Outdoors, the yield is approximately 16 ounces per plant. If you grow Hindu Kush indoors, the yield is about 14 ounces per square meter planted. The indoor flowering time is between 7-8 weeks.
If you are in the mood to relax, there are few better options than this strain. Some say it is the perfect strain for evening use as it reportedly has soporific effects.
Usually, landrace strains get their name after their place of origin.
Usually, landrace strains get their name after their place of origin. Classic examples include Panama Red and Acapulco Gold. However, it is becoming harder to find true landraces. Imagine taking Panama Red out of its natural environment and growing it in California under different conditions in a new climate. Inevitably, the strain will lose some of the traits that made it unique.
You smell it, smoke it, and cook with it. But where did cannabis come from and how did this miraculous plant migrate across the globe and leave such a psychedelic presence? Cannabis history has traveled a long and diverse road around the world.
Spaniards brought cannabis to the Americas in the mid-1500s, where it was grown on North American plantations for rope, paper, and other fiber-based products. Jamestown settlers even imposed fines on those who didn’t produce hemp in the early 1600s. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp.
Scythians, nomadic Indo-Europeans known to have cultivated cannabis for rituals and burial customs, introduced the plant to Iran and Anatolia between 2000 and 1400 BC as they roamed the Altai Mountains. These mountains later became part of the Silk Road, a vast, ancient network of trade routes that connected the eastern and western parts of civilization from the Korean Peninsula to the Mediterranean Sea. The Scythians used cannabis in numerous social rituals that were documented by the Greek historian, Herodotus. As the Silk Road began to formally take shape, cannabis was quickly introduced to Greece, Egypt, and Africa. The tomb of Ramses II contained cannabis pollen, and numerous mummies have been found to have trace amounts of cannabinoids, indicating the plant has been around since at least Egypt’s 19th dynasty, or around 1292 BC.
One of the earliest documented uses of ancient cannabis was hemp rope in the Czech Republic that dates back to 2900 BC. The first documented use of marijuana in ancient times as an anesthetic dates back to 4000 BC . The Siberian Pazyryk tribes consumed cannabis seeds for their nutritious qualities and burned them during burial ceremonies, as evidenced by their presence in burial mounds dating back to 3000 BC. Yanghai Tombs in Xinjiang’s Turpan Basin, which date back to 2500 BC, also contained mummified cannabis.
The marijuana plant originated in Central Asia and spread quickly throughout the world. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
After this really long “trip” throughout the pre-modern and modern worlds, cannabis finally came to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. It arrived in the southwest United States from Mexico, with immigrants fleeing that country during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1911.
Cannabis plants are believed to have evolved on the steppes of Central Asia, specifically in the regions that are now Mongolia and southern Siberia, according to Warf. The history of cannabis use goes back as far as 12,000 years, which places the plant among humanity’s oldest cultivated crops, according to information in the book “Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years” (Springer, 1980).
Americans laws never recognized the difference between Cannabis sativa L. and Cannabis sativa. The plant was first outlawed in Utah in 1915, and by 1931 it was illegal in 29 states, according to the report.
Both hemp and psychoactive marijuana were used widely in ancient China, Warf wrote. The first record of the drug’s medicinal use dates to 4000 B.C. The herb was used, for instance, as an anesthetic during surgery, and stories say it was even used by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 B.C. (However, whether Shen Nung was a real or a mythical figure has been debated, as the first emperor of a unified China was born much later than the supposed Shen Nung.)
“Many early prejudices against marijuana were thinly veiled racist fears of its smokers, often promulgated by reactionary newspapers,” Warf wrote in his report. “Mexicans were frequently blamed for smoking marijuana, property crimes, seducing children and engaging in murderous sprees.”
Where did pot come from?
In the report, author Barney Warf describes how cannabis use originated thousands of years ago in Asia, and has since found its way to many regions of the world, eventually spreading to the Americas and the United States.