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The Evolution of Marijuana in the 21st Century

The Evolution of Marijuana in the 21st Century

Marijuana the turn-around

Some of us may remember a time not too long ago, when marijuana was something that was extremely frowned upon. From incarceration to severe punishment, fines or penalties and in parts of the world even facing death; being the consequence of getting caught with it.

Luckily today things seem to be quite different from weed legalization to general overall acceptance of it, things are looking up for “Mary”.

Genetics

The marijuana that is available to us today, whether through medicinal dispensaries or any other means; isn’t what was being passed around during the “hippie” days.

As a matter of fact, the weed that floats around now-a-days has been genetically modified by means of either cloning and hybridization.

From various strains of kush to earthy or floral sativas there seems to be a whole lot more variety available to us, then years passed.

Generally speaking most strains available today whether be it indica or sativa all are hybrids. There are really slim-to-none chances of finding a 100% pure indica or 100% pure sativa. Most are combinations of the two,  and usually 10-30% one over the other. (Congolese however is a one-of-a-kind marijuana that can be found in 100% pure sativa; though searching for it may prove to be quite difficult, perhaps even futile)

 

Looking Ahead

Looking ahead into the future,  it seems like more and more people will enjoy the medicinal benefits of marijuana. Scientists may possibly find cures or perhaps even more benefits of the plant (as the genetic research has only just reached the tip of the iceberg). Old ways of thinking about marijuana are changing and the world is becoming more and more amazed at the wonders behind this God-sent plant -as science sheds new light on it with each passing day.

Keep your Head up! If things keep unfolding as they do soon medicinal marijuana will be available to all those truly need it and readily accessible –at lower costs then EVER before!

 

 

Indica Vs Sativa

Indica Vs Sativa The Difference Between the Two Cannabis Plants

We sometimes receive calls that will ask about what type of weed should they order?  Customers want to know what the pros and cons are with marijuana Indica Vs Sativa. The answer would be depending of what kind of effect you want to experience when you smoke weed. We usually have a variety of Sativas and Indicas available on our web site. So you will ask, what is Sativa and Indica?

Today’s article will let us distinguish the difference between an indica and sativa type of weed.

To start, indica and sativa are the two major types of cannabis plants. When the two types are mixed, a “hybrid” type is formed and each types has different effects on body and mind.

LOOK and TASTE

Indica typically grow shot and wide while Sativa grow tall and thin. Indica plants are better grown indoor because they grow short and Sativa are better grown outdoor because it can get as high as 25 ft. in height. Indica’s flowering time is shorter, about 8-12 weeks while sativa’s will take about 10-16 weeks to grow.

indica vs sativa

Indicas have fat fan leaves, where each leaf segment nearly touches each other or even overlaps a little. Sativa leaves look more like thin little fingers.

In terms of taste, Indicas are sweet and fruity while sativas are earthy and piny.

Buds:

buds
buds

The dried buds are are a little bit more difficult to differentiate because they might look like hybrids but once you know the basic features of each type, in a way, you can make an educated guess as to whether or not your strain is indica or sativa dominant.

Sativa’s buds are usually long, less dense, wispy bud or fluffy, often with red or orange coloring and have a sweeter or lighter aroma.

Indica’s buds are short, heavy, compact and dense, often purple coloring and have thick pungent aroma.

 

GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN

origin
origin

Most indica strains originated from the Hindu Kush region of the Middle East like Turkey, Morocco and Afghanistan while most sativa strains originated from those countries near the equator like Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Southeast Asia.

It makes sense when you want to distinguish each strain when it comes to the name of the weed. Indicas usually have Kush at the end while sativas have Haze.

 

EFFECTS

effects of sativa vs indica
effects of sativa vs indica

 

Indica:

  1. Relieves body pain.
  2. Relaxes muscles.
  3. Alleviates spasms and seizures.
  4. Good for headaches and migraines.
  5. Manages anxiety or stress.

You will feel relaxed and tired that you would want to go to bed and sleep when you take indica strains that is why it is best to smoke this at night or later in the evening or at anytime you wish to sleep.

 

Sativa:

  1. Feeling at ease.
  2. Up-lifting and cerebral thought.
  3. Stimulates and energizes.
  4. Increases focus and creativity.
  5. Fights depression.

You will feel cerebral high when smoking sativa strains that makes this a good choice to smoke at daytime. You will feel more energetic and creative that is why this strain is more preferred by artists.

 

Next time you place an order, you now have an overview of what each type of strain you want. So goo ahead, what are you waiting for? Subscribe now and make a quick pick!!!

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Is CBG The Ultimate Cannabinoid?

The Next Generation of Medicinal Cannabis: High-CBG Strains

Cannabigerol (CBG) happens to be responsible for most of marijuana’s medical effects, CBG works behind the scenes, which scientists have only recently started to investigate.

Cannabigerol, a small non-psychoactive component of cannabis, shows significant promise as a treatment for glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, colon cancer, Huntington’s Disease, skin diseases, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, antidepressant, etc, etc,  but its mostly unavailable in the medical marijuana market.

All the major cannabinoids in marijuana come from cannabigerol (CBG); THC and CBD – the two most common chemicals in marijuana – and other minor cannabinoids all begin as CBG. CBG is non-psychoactive and is quickly converted to other cannabinoids by enzymes in the cannabis plant, which explains the low concentration of CBG in most strains. CBG gets turned into THC, CBD or CBC almost soon as it gets made. Since it’s the precursor for the major compounds, very little of is left over in mature flowers.

Besides its role in forming other cannabinoids, CBG has a number of important medical effects of its own.
CBG inhibits the uptake of a chemical in our brain called GABA – something CBD also does. “When GABA [uptake] is inhibited, you actually have muscle relaxation and you have anti-anxiety effects, so it appears to promote similar effects that CBD has. It also appears to have anti-depressant and some modest anti-fungal properties.”

Just recently in January 2015,
( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25252936 ) researchers discovered that CBG had neuroprotective effects in mice with Huntington’s Disease, a disease characterized by the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. CBG improved motor skill deficiencies significantly and preserved neurons against toxicity.

In 2014, a study was conducted into the effect of CBG on cancer. The study revealed that cannabigerol can prevent the progression of cancer cells formed in the colon. CBG slowed down progression of colon cancer in mice. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25269802 ). Another new study published in a recent issue of the journal Phytomedicine, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis-based medicines may provide a cure for colon cancer.

Evidence also suggests it has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects as well. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2823359/ Cannabigerol is perhaps most widely recognized as an anti-inflammatory cannabinoid.

It’s been known since at least the ‘80s that CBG can help treat glaucoma by relieving interocular pressure. Researchers writing for Experimental Eye Research gave rats and cats CBN and CBG, finding that chronic administration of these cannabinoids lowers ocular tension considerably.

Medical marijuana patients have access to high-THC and high-CBD cannabis, but what about high-CBG strains? They are rare, but they exist. Narrow-leafleted drug strains from the Indian-subcontinent, were found to have slightly higher levels of CBG than others. Relatively high amounts of CBG can be extracted from budding plants about three-quarters of the way through flowering. Testing of industrial hemp has found much higher levels of cannabigerol (CBG) than most strains of cannabis.

CBG-only strains will soon be as available is CBD cannabis. Hybridization between different types of strains will allow patients to use medicinal cannabis tailored to their needs and preferences in a way people only can dream of today.

 

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