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what are cannabis strains?

If you’re thinking about growing your own marijuana, then it’s a good idea the read up about the different types of cannabis available. Cannabis strains are variations of the plant and there are three (or 4) well known varieties. They are sativa, indica and ruderalis. The fourth one is a hybrid variation.

Sativa’s grow taller, are lighter in colour and have thinner leaves.

Indica’s are shorter and more dense, producing thicker flowers. 

Ruderalis is shorter than an indica but has the thin leaves like a sativa. 

When choosing a strain, you should look less for whether it’s a sativa, indica, or hybrid, and more on the cannabinoids (THC & CBD) content, as well as which terpenes it has.

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Cannabis Sativa - (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Cannabis Indica
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Cannabis Ruderalis - (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Find out more about what a cannabis strain actually is, what terpenes are and what the most popular types of strains there are on the market. 

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