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Marijuana has been grown for at least 12,000 years. It was legal for most of its history before its prohibition in the Western world during the 20th century.

Those who lived through the dark days of the 1960s were lucky to get their hands on low-grade Mexican brick weed. However, today, high-quality sinsemilla cannabis is the norm.

What Is Sinsemilla?

Hydroponically grown weed using the sinsemilla technique usually has a higher THC level than cannabis grown in soil. Hardly anyone tries to grow sinsemilla weed outside due to the high risk of pollination by male plants.

Surprisingly few people seem to know what sinsemilla actually is. One school of thought suggests it relates to high-quality seedless marijuana tended to with extreme levels of care. Other people believe sinsemillas are potent strains from the Southwest of the U.S. or Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

The rationale behind this was that unfertilized female flowers would remain high in resin and develop larger branched flower clusters. Breeders were delighted to find that sinsemilla cannabis had at least twice the THC of fertilized weed. Also, depending on the strain, the THC level could be up to ten times higher.

Only female cannabis plants produce buds, so when they are pollinated, seeds grow with the buds. Sinsemilla, or “seedless” cannabis was grown to keep seeds out of female plants so they only produce buds. To grow sinsemilla cannabis, male plants are discard or moved away from females before they develop pollen sacs and can pollinate females. This allows female plants to focus their resources on bud production instead of seed production.

Cannabis can be male or female, and in the wild males pollinate females, which then produce seeds. The genetics of both male and female plants are passed down to the seeds, so that when a female plant dies—cannabis is an annual, growing and dying each year—it drops seeds, which grow into new plants the following spring.

Growing cannabis with seeds is beneficial for the natural evolution of the plant. Plants naturally evolved within their environment, picking up traits and characteristics that helped them better survive their environment.

History of sinsemilla

“Sinsemilla is the only way to grow premium cannabis.”

Before sinsemilla became a standard practice among cultivators, there was a good chance weed you grew or bought had seeds in the buds. Bud with seeds are generally considered lower quality—seeds lead to a harsh smoke.

A Spanish term meaning “seedless,” sinsemilla refers to cannabis grown without seeds. In the wild, cannabis grows seeds along with buds so when it dies, it will grow again the following year. Growing sinsemilla cannabis was adopted in the 1960s and ‘70s to produce buds without seeds for consumers, by only growing bud-producing female cannabis plants and not allowing them to get pollinated.

“I only buy sinsemilla flower.”