Indica, Sativa or Ruderalis?

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Indica, Sativa or Ruderalis?

Post by Weedguru Higher » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:02 am

Indica, Sativa or Ruderalis?

Indica

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Indica is a short plant, usually under 6ft tall, rarely over 8ft tall. Its marijuana leaves have short, wide fingers and are deep green, often tinged with purple.At maturity, the marijuana leaves start to turn even darker purple. It has short branches laden with thick, dense marijuana buds, which mature early.

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The marijuana buds vary in colour from dark green to purple, just like their marijuana leaves. Under cooler conditions, the coloration becomes more intense. The marijuana buds have little trouble maturing under the cool conditions of our northern climate. Indica marijuana buds smell stinky, often pungent and their smoke is thick even a small toke will often induce fits of coughing.

The Indica High :

The indica highs are most often described as a pleasant body buzz. Indicas are great for relaxation, stress relief, and for an overall sense of calm and serenity. Marijuana indicas are also very effective for overall body pain relief, and often used in the treatment of insomnia. They are the late - evening choice of many smokers as an all - night sleep aid. A few pure indica strains are very potent in THC, and will cause the "couchlock" effect, enabling the smoker to simply sit still and enjoy the experience of the smoke.

Sativa

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Sativa marijuana plants vary from about 6ft to over 12ft in height. The marijuana leaves are long and thin fingered and are light green , especially equatorial varieties, which have less chlorophyll and more yellow pigments in order to protect the plant from intense light. Temperate varieties are darker green. The marijuana plants have long branches. The bottom ones may spread 4ft or more from the central stalk, rather like a conical Xmas tree shape.

The marijuana buds are long and thin, far less densely populated than the Indica, although longer in length.

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Maturation time varies considerably Low THC midwestern varieties mature in August and September, while Equatorial varieties mature from November through to January. The marijuana buds require intense light to thicken and swell. Under the low light conditions found in the UK the marijuana buds are very skimpy and thin but are often very potent. Sativa marijuana buds smell sweet, fruity (Apple Pie comes to mind) and perfumed, and their smoke is usually smooth and easily inhaled.

The Sativa High :

The sativa high is often characterized as uplifting and energetic . The effects of a sativa marijuana are mostly cerebral. They give a feeling of optimism and well - being, as well as providing a good measure of pain relief for certain symptoms. A few pure sativas are also very high in THC content. They are known to have a quite spacey, or hallucinogenic, effect. Sativas are a good choice for daytime smoking.

Ruderalis

One of three major types of cannabis along with sativa and indica, ruderalis has the distinction of developing buds at a very early stage of growth regardless of the light cycle. Consequently, it only ever gets about a foot high. Although normal ruderalis plants have virtually no THC, there are hybrids that have most of the bud quality of regular weed, with the early budding of ruderalis plants. Cannabis ruderalis is ideal for cultivation in cooler climates and areas where conditions are harsh. Cannabis ruderalis is less potent than both indica and sativa, its main purpose is for cross breeding plants that can stand harsh conditions.

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