The Terpenes in Cannabis

Some Cannabis users describe the psychoactive effects of C. Indica and Sativa as distinctive, even opposite. Are they really? Beyond reports  by users, is there a clear evidence for  “pharmacologically” different cannabis species? There are, biochemically,  distinct cannabis strains, but the sativa / indica distinction, as commonly applied in secular literature, is a total absurdity …

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Cannabis: Origins, genotype, taxonomy, chemotypes

THE ORIGINS OF CANNABIS Studies and scientific researches converge on the fact that cannabis was, for the first time, found on the Asian continent therefore we’ll take this notion for granted. Cannabis is native to Central Asia and perhaps the foothills of the Himalayas. Converging lines of evidence exist, including a centre of biological diversity, …

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Hermaphroditism, causes, origins and curiosity

Hermaphroditism or monoicism is the phenomenon by which an individual of a given species can reproduce both male and female gametes simultaneously or subsequently. Etymologically, the term hermaphrodite derives from Hermaphrodite, a character from Greek mythology son of Hermes and Aphrodite who, having merged with a nymph, appeared to possess physical traits of both sexes.A hermaphroditic …

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How to select a variety of Cannabis

How to select a variety of Cannabis Selecting a “personal” type of Cannabis takes time and patience. Selecting means above all choosing and therefore excluding. Let’s see what is best to select, choose and what should be excluded. First of all we must start from the parents, and we know, if we want healthy, robust …

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From Landraces to the present day. The Importance of starting from seeds grown outdoors

It is called ‘landrace’ or ‘ecotype’, a variety of Cannabis that constitutes a group of populations that in a very long period of time have adapted to the environmental conditions of a given region, or a portion of territory that has a defined microclimate and characteristics. The natural selection, the climatic conditions, the nature and …

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