Where did pot come from?
“Cannabis seeds have also been found in the remains of Viking ships dating to the mid-ninth century,” Warf wrote in the study.
In 1930, Harry Aslinger became the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) and undertook multiple efforts to make marijuana illegal in all states. In 1937, the Marijuana Tax Act put cannabis under the regulation of the Drug Enforcement Agency, criminalizing possession of the plant throughout the country.
A second psychoactive species of the plant, Cannabis indica, was identified by the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and a third, uncommon one, Cannabis ruderalis, was named in 1924 by Russian botanist D.E. Janischevisky.
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.
Hemp is exceptionally strong and is ideal for making rope as well as fabrics and paper, but it has low levels of THC, the molecule that gets you high. In this piece, we’re looking at the second type of cannabis, the type that’s cultivated for its psychotropic properties – in other words, for getting stoned. This type is actually fairly useless for making rope with!
You need male plants to create female seeds. It’s a complicated process of cross pollination which is why most growers leave it to the dedicated professionals. Female marijuana seeds should produce 100% Female plants. It’s the female plants that produce the flowers or buds you end up harvesting and smoking, so unless you want to breed your own, feminized seeds are the way to go.
Types of Weed
When grown indoors, autoflowering plants don’t need to be encouraged to flower with complicated lighting systems like regular plants, making them easier to grow. They’re also fast growing with as little as 60 days between germination and harvest. The downside with autoflowering plants is that they grow much smaller so yields tend to be much lower.
Three types of cannabis seeds are used and cross-bred to create cannabis plants with high THC levels: sativa, indica and ruderalis. The first two are the most commonly used.
Autoflowering seeds are a combination of sativa and indica with some ruderalis thrown into the mix. Ruderalis is a marijuana type that grows wild in Russia and Eastern Europe and is the result of seeds from cultivated crops of hemp escaping into the wild.