Sativa Indica or Hybrid

Hybrid cannabis

Cannabis farmers are constantly pursuing the goal of using new, highly potent varieties with special genetics and the best possible properties of several varieties in order to combine them in one: the cannabis hybrids. A large number of the cannabis varieties represented on the market are so-called hybrids; that is, they are the product of a cross between several types of cannabis.

Although the three species Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis belong to different cannabis families, they can all be crossed with one another. Medicinal potential, high THC content and the ability to thrive under special growing conditions are just a few of the traits sought. By selectively crossing Cannabis Sativa or Indica, for example, with Cannabis Ruderalis, which has the resilience and autoflowering properties, an attempt is made to combine the best of the three species.

This means that there are now many varieties that have the characteristics of several families. This means that you can find strong and potent hybrids, which not only increase the effect but also the yields. Another goal of cannabis growers is often to create a strain that is robust and less susceptible to disease.

Often times, an indica-dominant strain emerges that has an uplifting high (as is typical of a sativa plant) or a sativa-dominant strain emerges that has a rapid flowering time of an indica. For example, indica-dominant plants can retain the growth characteristics of the indica and at the same time have a cannabinoid profile (e.g. the CBD or THC content) of the sativa. By bringing together different genetic lines, the possibilities for crossbreeding and therefore hybridization between the types of cannabis are almost endless; so the properties and the subsequent effects must be assessed individually. In fact, the majority of the cannabis strains on the market today are hybrids.

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