¿Qué es la marihuana, el cáñamo y el cannabis? La guía completa para entender el cannabis

junio 21, 2019 36 minutos de lectura

¿Qué es la marihuana, el cáñamo y el cannabis? La guía completa para entender el cannabis

El cáñamo, la marihuana y el cannabis pueden significar lo mismo para usted, pero le aseguramos que, de hecho, son muy diferentes entre sí.

El cáñamo y la marihuana son productos de la planta de cannabis, que tienen funciones y efectos contrastantes en el organismo humano. Se sabe que los productos de cáñamo alivian el dolor, ayudan a calmar los dolores y las condiciones externas e internas, mientras que los productos de marihuana tienen un alto contenido de THC y, por lo tanto, tienen un poderoso efecto psicótico en la mente.

En las siguientes líneas, puede obtener más información sobre los beneficios y también sobre los posibles efectos secundarios de ambas especies de plantas de cannabis.  

Tabla de contenido:
  1. ¿Qué es el cáñamo?
  2. ¿Qué es el aceite de semilla de cáñamo?
  3. ¿Qué es el aceite de cannabis?
  4. Marihuana, cannabis y cáñamo, ¿cuál es la diferencia? *
  5. ¿Qué son los terpenos?
  6. Plantas que contienen cannabinoides
  7. Cannabis sativa
  8. Cannabis Ruderalis
  9. Harlequin
  10. Katelyn Faith
  11. ACDC
  12. Conclusión

1. ¿Qué es el cáñamo?

El cáñamo ha sido parte de nuestra cultura por más de 10.000 años. El cáñamo es uno de los cultivos domesticados más antiguos conocidos por el hombre y se cree que se originó en el sur o el centro de Asia. Es una de las fibras más fuertes, duraderas y naturalmente suaves del planeta. Sus aplicaciones incluyen papel, combustible, aceites, medicamentos, ropa, carcasas, plástico, cuerdas e incluso alimentos durante miles de años. De hecho, la Historia del Mundo de Columbia afirma que la reliquia más antigua de la industria humana es un trozo de tejido de cáñamo que se remonta a aproximadamente 8,000 AC

Otro hecho interesante es que el cáñamo se usó como moneda de curso legal (dinero), ya que las personas pudieron pagar sus impuestos con cáñamo durante más de 200 años en los Estados Unidos.

El cáñamo no es marihuana. La marihuana no es cáñamo

hemp and marijuana are different

La marihuana y el cáñamo son dos formas diferentes de cannabis. Cada uno tiene sus propias aplicaciones y beneficios.

Una de las primeras diferencias entre el cáñamo y la marihuana es el hecho de que la marihuana se utiliza generalmente para el tratamiento médico y la recreación. Muchos lo utilizan por sus efectos y beneficios psicoactivos ("notas") o no psicoactivos, que dependen del contenido de cannabinoides.

El cáñamo, por otro lado, contiene naturalmente una alta cantidad de cannabidiol (CBD) y solo una cantidad mínima de tetrahidrocannabinol (THC). Afortunadamente, las variedades de cannabinoides en el cáñamo son la forma ideal de beneficiarse del cannabis sin el efecto psicoactivo.

El cáñamo se usa para hacer suplementos herbales, alimentos, fibra, cuerdas, papel, ladrillos, aceite, plástico natural, y ha tenido muchas otras aplicaciones y beneficios industriales y ambientales a lo largo de la historia.

En la última década, los investigadores se han interesado cada vez más en los beneficios médicos de otro compuesto que se encuentra en ambas plantas, conocido como cannabidiol (CBD). El CBD es un componente no psicoactivo de la planta de cannabis, pero tiene fama de ayudar con una gran variedad de condiciones médicas

Es importante saber que aunque el THC y el CBD son los componentes más estudiados del cannabis, hay más compuestos químicos que se encuentran dentro de la planta, como (CBG), (CBC), cannabidivarin (CBDV), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), terpenos, y flavonoides. Si bien todavía hay mucho que aprender sobre estos otros productos químicos, los investigadores han descubierto que los extractos de cannabis de plantas completas que contienen estos otros productos químicos son más beneficiosos que los extractos aislados que contienen solo CBD o THC.

Todo es cannabis.

Científicamente, el cáñamo industrial y la marihuana son las mismas plantas, con un género y nombre de especie de Cannabis sativa. Sin embargo, tienen un perfil genético completamente diferente.

El cáñamo y la marihuana generalmente se mezclan, ya que ambos son de la misma especie de planta, Cannabis sativa L. Aunque tanto el cáñamo como la marihuana tienen características masculinas y femeninas, el cáñamo tiene más mujeres que hombres, en comparación con la marihuana.

En la planta de marihuana, las cepas femeninas producen los brotes y las flores para que los usuarios las consuman con el fin de obtener efectos psicoactivos o no psicoactivos. Con el cáñamo por otro lado, las plantas femeninas producen semillas y tienen fibras fuertes. Por lo tanto, el cáñamo se utiliza principalmente para fines industriales y comerciales

El Cañamo Industrial es una variedad de Cannabis sativa, mientras que la marihuana podría ser un producto de Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica o Cannabis ruderalis. La principal diferencia es cómo se ha criado el cáñamo industrial en comparación con una forma de marihuana de Cannabis sativa. En general, el cáñamo industrial es muy fibroso, con tallos largos y fuertes, y apenas tiene capullos de flores, mientras que una variedad de marihuana de Cannabis sativa será más pequeña, más tupida y llena de capullos de flores. Sin embargo, en Suiza se están criando nuevas variedades de cáñamo industrial. Se espera que tengan más flores y mayores rendimientos de cannabinoides y terpenos. Para ponerlo en perspectiva, la marihuana puede tener de un 5% a más del 20% del contenido de tetrahidrocannabinol (THC), mientras que el cáñamo solo tiene un 0,3% a un 1,5% de THC.

2. ¿Qué es el aceite de semilla de cáñamo?

what is hemp seed oil

El aceite de semilla de cáñamo tiene un sabor a nuez que es un producto de las semillas crudas de la planta de cáñamo. Es un suplemento dietético documentado y un producto de belleza que se ha utilizado en todo el mundo durante cientos de años. En el año 6000 a. C., tanto las semillas como el aceite se usaban como alimento en China. A comienzos del siglo XX en los Estados Unidos, se usaba comúnmente en lámparas, aceites de secado para pinturas, barnices para madera y otros fines domésticos

Sin embargo, el aceite de semilla de cáñamo no es lo mismo que el aceite de cáñamo. Este último proviene de las variedades de cannabis de alto crecimiento, pero no contiene THC, el principal compuesto psicoactivo de la marihuana. En su lugar, se extrae por sus ácidos grasos saludables y ofrece algunos beneficios para la salud poderosos cuando se usa tanto interna como externamente.

La investigación ha encontrado que el cáñamo contiene todos los aminoácidos esenciales y también los grasos, los cuales constituyen la base necesaria para la existencia de la vida humana. Las semillas de cáñamo son ricas en proteínas, ácidos grasos poliinsaturados, omega 6, omega 3 y fibra insoluble. Son una buena fuente de tocoferoles o antioxidantes de la vitamina E. Están llenos de minerales como potasio, magnesio, hierro, zinc, calcio y fósforo, y microelementos como estroncio, torio, arsénico y cromo. Por lo tanto, el aceite de cáñamo se puede usar para aumentar la inmunidad, contrarrestar los procesos de envejecimiento y mejorar la salud cardiovascular. Varios estudios muestran que el ácido linoleico presente en el aceite de cáñamo podría combatir la psoriasis.

El aceite de semilla de cáñamo también contiene una proteína única llamada edestina globular que es similar a la globulina en el plasma sanguíneo humano. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo posee poderosas propiedades antiinflamatorias y antioxidantes. También se considera que es el aceite más nutritivo que se encuentra en la naturaleza. El aceite de cáñamo también es fácilmente digerible

Todo esto combinado proporciona muchos beneficios maravillosos para la salud y la belleza, tanto por dentro como por fuera.

Los beneficios para la salud del aceite de semilla de cáñamo.

Según la investigación científica en esta área, el aceite de semilla de cáñamo tiene los siguientes beneficios para la salud:

1. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo ayuda a mantener un equilibrio hormonal

El cáñamo es la única semilla comestible que contiene ácido gamma-linolénico, que finalmente se convierte en la hormona protectora prostaglandina PGE1 que regula el equilibrio hormonal y apoya la salud menopáusica.

2. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo se regenera y energiza la capa protectora de la piel

Its high content of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids makes hemp seed oil an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer. It is especially useful for dry, tired or dehydrated skin and nails. It increases the skin elasticity and water retention capacity in tissues. Pure hemp seed oil can be used to treat dry hair and is often included in hair conditioners.

3. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo es ideal para los vegetarianos

Obtener el equilibrio correcto de ácidos grasos omega-3 y omega-6 puede ser complicado para vegetarianos y veganos. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo tiene la proporción óptima de estos ácidos.

4. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo ayuda a reducir el colesterol

Al ser el único aceite vegetal que contiene ácidos grasos omega-3 y omega-6 (3: 1), el aceite de semilla de cáñamo puede ayudar a reducir los niveles de colesterol al acelerar los procesos metabólicos. Con un metabolismo más rápido, las grasas se queman a un ritmo más rápido y no se depositan en las paredes de las arterias.

5. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo puede ser bueno para los diabéticos

Debido a su bajo contenido de carbohidratos y azúcares, el aceite de cáñamo es un excelente aditivo alimentario para los diabéticos. Los nutrientes presentes en él pueden ayudar a moderar los niveles de azúcar en la sangre.

6. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo puede ayudar a prevenir la psoriasis

La psoriasis es causada por una deficiencia de ácidos grasos omega-6 en el cuerpo. Los ácidos grasos presentes en el aceite de cáñamo ayudan a mejorar la oxigenación y la hidratación de la piel.

7. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo puede aumentar tu inmunidad

Los ácidos grasos omega-3 y omega-6 también mejoran la inmunidad y regulan la flora intestinal, creando así una barrera natural contra los microbios y aumentando la resistencia del cuerpo.

8. HEl aceite de semilla de cáñamo ayuda a prevenir la desmielinización del sistema nervioso

Los ácidos grasos esenciales son necesarios para una estructura de membrana celular saludable. También previenen la desmielinización, la destrucción de la vaina de mielina (una membrana que protege las células nerviosas).

9. El aceite de semilla de cáñamo puede prevenir las varices.

Debido a que contiene altas cualidades de omega-3, el aceite de cáñamo puede reducir los coágulos de sangre y las venas varicosas.

Nosotros no hacemos estas declaraciones y reclamos, así que asegúrese de leer nuestra renuncia de responsabilidad de salud.

3. ¿Qué es el aceite de cannabis?

what is cannabis oil

Debe haber encontrado el término "aceite de cannabis" cada vez que buscó un tratamiento a base de hierbas u orgánico para diferentes enfermedades y afecciones. Pero es muy probable que todavía no lo haya usado.

Este es el caso de muchas personas, simplemente porque los blogs médicos en línea, así como la industria médica, aún carecen de la conciencia adecuada sobre el cannabis. Esta falta de conciencia es parte de la razón por la cual ciertas enfermedades aún no se pueden tratar y conducen a resultados fatales. La mejor manera de abordar esas condiciones es buscar métodos de prevención, en lugar de nuevos tratamientos

El aceite de cannabis es una opción natural y orgánica para dicha prevención. Entonces, permítanos decirle más sobre esto en los siguientes párrafos. Y después de familiarizarse con las formas en que se extrae este aceite y de destruir los mitos en torno al concepto, puede decidir cuál es su opinión al respecto.

Entendiendo el término cannabis

El cannabis es una planta a menudo denominada erróneamente como "marihuana". Este último es un término más común para los no científicos. Existen diferentes cepas dentro de la planta de cannabis. El aceite se extrae de ellos y luego se mezcla con otros aceites orgánicos como el aceite de oliva.

Por lo tanto, la planta de cannabis podría producir diferentes tipos de aceites para numerosos propósitos, todos relacionados con el campo de la medicina. Sin embargo, el hecho de que cada tipo de aceite de cannabis tenga un nombre diferente y propiedades diferentes ha creado confusión entre los usuarios.

Un mito relacionado con los aceites de cannabis es que tiene el mismo efecto psicoactivo en el cerebro humano que la marihuana.

Los cuatro tipos diferentes de aceite de cannabis.

En pocas palabras, la planta de cannabis consiste en cepas de cáñamo y las semillas de cáñamo tienen diferentes ingredientes según la raza de la planta. Estos ingredientes podrían ser utilizados para el tratamiento de varias condiciones mentales y físicas.

La razón principal de la confusión antes mencionada sobre el aceite de cannabis y sus efectos secundarios es que en el cáñamo de la planta de cannabis hay algunos ingredientes que podrían afectar al organismo humano de manera negativa

Aquí hay una lista de los diferentes tipos de aceites de cannabis con sus respectivos beneficios y efectos secundarios:

1. Aceite de CBD:

Uno de los ingredientes en el cáñamo de la planta de cannabis es el cannabidiol, también conocido como CBD. El aceite extraído del CBD, es utilizado por personas que prefieren el tratamiento orgánico en lugar de la medicina convencional. Es por eso que el aceite de CBD se está convirtiendo en una forma cada vez más exitosa de tratamiento natural en muchas partes del mundo.

2. Aceite de THC:

El tetrahidrocannabinol, es decir, el THC es otro de los ingredientes principales que se encuentran en el cáñamo de la planta de cannabis. Sin embargo, el THC no es tan común como el CBD debido a su efecto psicoactivo. Aunque el THC es un componente completamente diferente de la planta de cannabis, el aceite de CBD también se considera peligroso, debido a una confusión común.

Por otro lado, aparte de los efectos secundarios, el aceite de THC también se usa como tratamiento de algunas afecciones que requieren que el paciente se encuentre en una afección mental en particular

3. El aceite de cáñamo:

Como se mencionó anteriormente, el cáñamo es una parte de la planta de cannabis que podría diferenciarse de las razas separadas que tiene. Sin embargo, el aceite de cáñamo se extrae del cáñamo de la planta de cannabis para producir el efecto deseado y la cantidad requerida de CBD y THC

En resumen, hay muchas cosas que considerar antes de comprar aceite de cáñamo – no se limíte a la descripción del producto

4.Aceite de marihuana:

El aceite de marihuana también se extrae de la planta de cannabis. Tiene algunos efectos secundarios dañinos, como la liberación excesiva de dopamina artificial. Esta es la razón por la cual el aceite de marihuana, aunque es el mismo que el aceite de cannabis, se cree que es un producto orgánico dañino en el que no se puede confiar para tratar las condiciones físicas y mentales

Otros tipos de aceite de cannabis incluyen el aceite de butano, el aceite de Rick Simpson y el aceite de CO2, todos los cuales tienen diferentes beneficios, siendo el más común el tratamiento y la prevención de enfermedades peligrosas en el período de tiempo especificado con efectos secundarios mínimos

Beneficios del aceite de cannabis.

  • Es adecuado para el tratamiento de trastornos neurológicos graves, como el Alzheimer y el Parkinson.
  • IEs altamente beneficioso para el tratamiento de dolores corporales leves y severos.
  • Se sabe que es una buena cura y una buena manera de prevenir enfermedades de la piel como el acné y el eccema.
  • Ha demostrado ser un medio exitoso para perder peso.
  • La ansiedad y la depresión también son curables con el aceite de cannabis.

El aceite de cannabis se ha vuelto muy controvercial resientemente, por buenas razones. Sin embargo, con el aumento de la conciencia y la cantidad de tratamientos exitosos a su favor, el aceite de cannabis se está volviendo igualmente popular con el tipo correcto de atención que merece

4. Marihuana, cannabis y cáñamo, ¿cuál es la diferencia?

marijuana cannabis and hemp

Debido al enorme desarrollo en el mercado de extractos de cannabis y aislamientos de cannabis, estamos viendo numerosas páginas web, grupos de redes sociales y páginas que actualmente están dedicadas a este mercado, y con eso, inevitablemente, viene información falsa no controlada propagada por personas que no tienen conocimiento real. o están empujando una agenda. Independientemente de las razones, el problema es que la información falsa y contradictoria propaga la confusión y la duda. Estos productos tienen un gran potencial médico, pero desafortunadamente, un movimiento vehemente contra ellos todavía está en movimiento

Opiniones diferentes

Numerosas personas aún no entienden que la marihuana y el cáñamo son la misma planta del mismo género y especie, llamada Cannabis sativa o Cannabis indica.

El término "Cáñamo" se refiere a cepas genéticas que son más altas en Cannabidiol (CBD), mientras que "marihuana" son las que son más altas en tetrahidrocannabidiol (THC). CBD y THC son los principales cannabinoides (entre varios) que se encuentran en el cannabis

Tanto los términos como los productos, basados en ellos, también varían en sus usos. El "cáñamo" está reservado para el uso industrial / comercial del tallo de cannabis y las semillas para textiles, alimentos, papeles, productos para el cuidado corporal, detergentes, plásticos y materiales de construcción, mientras que el término "marihuana" se utiliza para fines recreativos y medicinales de productos derivados de la flor y las hojas.

Claramente, estas perspectivas pueden generar contradicciones porque, bajo una definición, un material con un alto CBD se llamaría cáñamo y, bajo otra cosmovisión, lo mismo se llamaría cannabis. Debido a esto, muchas personas están confundidas, y deberíamos dejar de usar los nombres triviales y adoptar la nomenclatura de quimiotipo de la industria del aceite esencial. Por ejemplo, existen numerosos quimiotipos del aceite fundamental de albahaca, y la mayoría de ellos se originan de la familia y especie similar Ocimum basilicum. El aceite de albahaca que tiene un alto contenido de linalol se llama albahaca ct. linalool. El aceite de albahaca que tiene un alto contenido de metil chavicol se menciona como Basil ct. metil chavicol. Será más fácil si simplemente hablamos de Cannabis ct. CBD o Cannabis ct. THC. Esto viene a demostrar que estamos hablando de la misma planta, solo diferentes cepas que producen diferentes cannabinoides principales cuando se extraen.

Esto nos lleva a la diferencia entre CBD y THC. Si bien ambos son cannabinoides muy importantes, tienen efectos muy diferentes en el cuerpo humano. El THC tiene la propiedad adicional de vincularse con los endocannabinoides en su cerebro y producir un efecto psicoactivo. Dado que CBD no tiene esta propiedad, se considera que es más aplicable en medicina, al menos desde el punto de vista práctico de uso. La cantidad de CBD para tratar afecciones médicas graves, como convulsiones o dolor crónico, puede ser tan alta como cientos de miligramos por día. Por otro lado, 100 miligramos de THC puro serían peligrosos para las personas durante al menos 12 horas

El THC sigue siendo médicamente útil, pero con él hay que pisar con cuidado. Hay casos en los que la combinación de CBD y THC tendría un valor medicinal óptimo

Los productores de "marihuana" (Cannabis ct. THC) de la vieja escuela, por ejemplo, que han transformado sus actividades que alguna vez fueron ilegales en grandes negocios en estados como Colorado y los recién llegados en el mercado, ahora se están concentrando en extractos de cannabis con CBD. Casos como este llevan a la desinformación que se difunde en el mundo y esto se debe a la falta de educación y a los intereses económicos

Ejemplos de declaraciones falsas

La afirmación de que "el CBD del cáñamo no es tan alta como el CBD del cannabis" es falsa en al menos dos casos. En primer lugar, el CBD del cáñamo es el CBD del cannabis, porque el cannabis es simplemente el género de esas plantas. En segundo lugar, el CBD es una molécula con una estructura tridimensional específica. Por lo tanto, no hay un factor importante a partir del cual se genere el CBD, va a tener exactamente el mismo efecto en el cuerpo, independientemente de dónde se aisló

Otras afirmaciones falsas son afirmaciones como "Los extractos de CBD del cáñamo no son tan buenos como los extractos de CBD de cannabis porque el cáñamo no tiene los terpenos necesarios para el efecto compuesto". "El efecto de séquito" se refiere a la mayor eficacia de los cannabinoides ofrecidos por el Inclusión de los terpenos nativos de la planta. En general, se asocia con una mayor efectividad del uso del extracto de toda la planta en lugar de un solo cannabinoide aislado.

En el mundo del aceite esencial y la curación fragante, básicamente llamamos a esto el impacto sinérgico, ya que la sinergia de todas las moléculas en el aceite esencial tiene un impacto más prominente que la suma de sus partes individuales. El problema con esta afirmación es, por lo tanto, que lo que se conoce como el perfil terpénico del cannabis es simplemente el aceite esencial de cannabis.

El aceite esencial es la fracción orgánica volátil de la planta obtenida por vapor o hidrodestilación. Es un metabolito secundario y básicamente determina el olor de la planta de cannabis de interés. Pero independientemente del olor, el aceite esencial generalmente contiene tres terpenos principales: mirceno, alfa-humuleno y beta-cariofileno. El mirceno es un monoterpeno, mientras que el alfa-humuleno y el beta-cariofileno son sesquiterpenos. Los diversos olores, independientemente de si el aceite en cuestión se extrae de "cáñamo" o de "marihuana", son el resultado de la variedad de proporciones de estos componentes. Además, también podría haber cientos de diferentes componentes de terpeno y terpenoides menores. Es muy probable que se encuentre con dos cepas genéticas que podrían tener perfiles de aceites esenciales muy similares, que tienen un olor bastante parecido y, sin embargo, una sería más alta en CBD y la otra más alta en THC. Esto ocurre naturalmente, pero también podría lograrse a través de la cría selectiva.

Últimamente, muchas compañías están tomando sobre "aislamientos de terpeno de cannabis" y los están agregando a extractos de cannabis para obtener el efecto de entorno deseado. Estos aislamientos son fracciones de terpeno de la extracción real de CO2 del cannabis. Las fracciones de terpeno son muy caras, pero los compradores tienen cuidado, la mayoría de las veces, los productos de terpeno baratos que provienen de otros productos botánicos, o incluso están hechos de forma sintética, son lo que se presenta en el mercado. Es bastante fácil para un laboratorio como el nuestro determinar el origen de los terpenos mediante el análisis de GC / MS, ya que nuestra especialidad es el análisis de terpenos de literalmente cientos de ingredientes botánicos y podemos detectar la adulteración en todos ellos. Lo mejor que se puede usar para lograr el efecto de séquito sería simplemente el verdadero aceite esencial de cannabis que es el resultado de la destilación al vapor de una variedad de variedades de cannabis. Sin embargo, la destilación generalmente se realiza con baja biomasa de cannabinoides, ya que el proceso es algo destructivo para el material vegetal y reduciría drásticamente el rendimiento de extracción de las partes que contienen cannabinoides de gran valor.

Tipos de cannabinoides

Un cannabinoide es un término que se usa mucho en la industria del cannabis, pero ¿sabías que la Madre Naturaleza ofrece otros tipos de cannabinoides también?

Estos tipos incluyen:

  • Fitocannabinoides: estos son los cannabinoides producidos por las plantas.
  • Endocannabinoides: estos cannabinoides se producen en los cuerpos de humanos y animales.
  • Cannabinoides sintéticos: estos cannabinoides se producen en laboratorios.

The interesting fact is that cannabis is not the only plant that produces healing cannabinoids. Many other superfoods also produce this healing compound which nourishes the endocannabinoid system of our body.

Some plants produce compounds, which has similar properties of cannabinoids but is a little different structurally. These compounds are known as cannabimimetic compounds.

The cannabinoids in those plants are not psychoactive as they don’t contain THC. Instead, these plants contain cannabinoids, whose interaction with the endocannabinoids helps in maintaining the homeostasis. In simpler words, these plants won’t get you high but help in relieving pain and stress. 

5. What are terpenes?

cannabis terpenes

Any natural component whose properties not only benefit its origin but are also useful for the human body is always appreciated by the masses. Especially people who believe in treatment through natural and organic products tend to be healthier than the others who become addictive to the harmful medicines for physical and mental health. The main reason for using the natural ingredients is to permanently get rid of the diseases and prolonged ailments that make the person`s immune system weaker. For this purpose, a lot of the awareness is being created by the scientific experts who are the true believers of the herbal elements.

This is why the number of harmful medicines decreases day by day as opposed to the number of natural treatments. Plants are the best sources for that, and the cannabis plant is one of them.

The cannabis plant is a common type of the marijuana that is popular for its highly effective properties of treating severe medical illness without producing any side-effects. The hemp of the cannabis plant contains terpenes, that are responsible for producing a specific aroma.

Definition of terpenes

The terpenes are components of the cannabis plant, present in its hemp. The special aroma of the flowers of the cannabis plant is mainly produced by the terpenes. This aroma is a distinguishable element of the plant`s characteristics. Some consider it sweet and fruity, while others think of it as an unpleasant aspect of cannabis products. This smell of the terpenes is not an ordinary one like that of other herbal plants. In fact, it contains some amazing properties which are medically fit for the treatment of severe physical and mental diseases including cancer and neurological disorders.

The cannabis terpenes

The effect of the cannabis terpenes is somewhat similar to that of the cannabinoids, another element of the cannabis plant. That said, what separates both of them are the individual effects on the human organism. People who have used terpenes in the form of oil for treatment of severe diseases, claim that the latter have zero side-effects.

Does it make you high?

does cbd make you high

Before proper scientific experiments and research, most people thought terpenes to have psychoactive and addictive effects on the human brain. However, thanks to the latest research and technology, terpenes have been labeled as a safe organic source of oil which can be commonly used without the need for a prescription.

The effects of terpenes

A thorough research on the differences between cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, and terpenes, concluded that unlike CBD, terpenes directly link with the natural endocannabinoid present in our bodies only to affect the brain cells that release dopamine i.e. the pleasure cells. This way, if terpenes are taken in the form of oil or a dabber, they react with the brain receptors. This process acts as a remedy for pain, as well as neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. Therefore, terpenes have a great influence on our body without producing any side effects such as addiction or a high-effect on the brain.

The common immediate effects of terpenes include:

  1. Sleepiness
  2. Relaxation
  3. Anxiety relief
  4. Improves heart rate
  5. Elevates mood

Are there any side-effects of terpenes?

THC is the psychoactive ingredient that is also found in the cannabis plant and most people relate it to the other elements of the plant that gives birth to a misconception. THC makes the person “high” and also becomes a source of addiction. However, terpenes do not contain any psychoactive ingredients that are harmful to the brain. That said, when terpenes are consumed, they immediately have an effect on the parts of the body that need repair. Terpenes are one of the highly-effective natural and organic remedies in today’s time.

How are terpenes consumed?

The most usual way to consume terpenes is hemp oil. However, terpenes are naturally present in some fruits such as mangoes, which allows the humans to consume it on a regular to daily basis to maintain a balance in the mental activities of the brain receptors. Moreover, terpenes are said to release an aroma like that of cloves and black pepper, which aroma is unbearable under normal circumstances. Terpenes could also be taken in the form of oil, capsules, and fruits etc.

The smell of terpenes is basically meant to attract the pollinators and distract the predators, which is why it is also called a “shield” of the natural cannabis plant. The cannabinoids and terpenes present in the cannabis plant are the most effective natural ingredients when it comes to treating cancer and chronic pain.

6. Plants containing cannabinoids

Cacao (botanical name: Theobroma cacao)

Ever wondered why chocolate is being enjoyed by people of all ages around the world? Well, this is because chocolate is made up of cacao, which is rich in chemicals that trigger happiness in the brain. These chemicals include theobromine, anandamide, tryptophan, and phenylethylamine.

Anandamide, an endocannabinoid, is abundantly present in cacao. This endocannabinoid is naturally produced in the brain and regulates the mood, pain perception, memory, and appetite. Other than mood enhancing, cacao has other benefits as well. It improves brain health, speeds up the healing process, and even helps in fighting cancer.

To absorb all the nutrients and health benefits of cacao, it is important to consume it in its raw and organic form. If you are eating milk chocolates and assuming that you will get all the benefits of cacao, they you are wrong. The powdered milk added to cacao in milk chocolates inhibits the absorption of useful nutrients in the body.

Helichrysum (botanical name: Helichrysum umbraculigerum)

Helichrysum is usually used as a mood-stabilizer and an anti-depressant. It is rich in cannabigerol (CBG), which is a phytocannabinoid and is commonly found in the plant of cannabis.

Scientists have found that this plant not only contains CBG, but it is also rich in cannabigerol acid-like compounds.

Helichrysum umbraculigerum is the only plant discovered so far that contains CBG.

In South Africa, people smoke this plant as a means for stress release.

Black Pepper (botanical name: Piper nigrum)

Black pepper is something present in every household. Whether you are using it to season your steak or in another recipe, this ingredient always delivers more than just providing a spicy taste.

An important compound present in black pepper is beta-caryophyllene (BCP). This compound is present in many other plants and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Presence of BCP makes it suitable to ease the pain of osteoporosis and arthritis. Different studies also suggest that it helps in preventing cancer and enhances the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs.

Kava (botanical name: Piper methysticum)

Kava is known for its anti-anxiety and calming effects. People from the Pacific area used to make medicine from the roots of kava. This plant relieves pain, and has a sedative effect on the body.

These properties of kava are due to the presence of a compound known as kavalactone. A kavalactone binds with the CB1 receptor, which is also a binding site of THC. Scientists believe that this interaction is possibly the reason of anti-anxiety effects of the plant.

Coneflower (botanical name: Echinacea)

Coneflower is a well-known herb that has been used for centuries to treat cold and flu. Various studies show that it also helps in reducing the recuperation time, reducing anxiety, and fighting fatigue, migraines, and arthritis.

Certain species of echinacea contain cannabinoids, which are called N-alkylamides (NAAs). This compound interacts with the CB2 receptor of the immune system. These receptors are responsible for strengthening your immune system, relieving pain, and regulating the inflammatory response.

Rosemary

Just like black pepper, rosemary is also rich in beta-caryophyllene (BCP). It is a terpene which acts just like a cannabinoid. Terpene is responsible for flavor and aroma in plants.

Many studies have revealed that BCP has a therapeutic potential. It also has anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects. When BCP is combined with a cannabinoid like CBD, it helps in treating stomach ulcers and recovery from aid addiction.

Black truffles (botanical name: Tuber melanosporum):

As discussed earlier, there is a difference between cannabinoids produced by plants and such produced by animals. Those that are produced by plants are known as phytocannabinoids, whereas, endocannabinoids are produced by animals and humans. Although they are similar in chemical content, they have some other differences.

Scientists have found that black truffles contain anandamide (AEA). It is also known as the bliss molecule, which is a version of THC produced within the human body.

Anandamide is responsible for regulating mood and pain in the human body by binding to CB1 receptors.

Electric daisy (botanical name: Acmella Oleracea)

Electric Daisy is an Amazon native plant. People from the Amazon region have been using it as a pain-numbing gel for centuries. It is also known as “the toothache plant”. A study by a team from Cambridge University reveals that electric daisy blocks the pain receptors at the nerve end.

The compound responsible for the pain-relief effect is N-isobutylamides. It binds with the CB2 receptor and helps with regulation of pain and inflammation throughout the body. 

Liverwort (botanical name: Radula marginata)

This plant is native to New Zealand. It contains a compound known as perrottetinenic acid, which is like THC in structure. Just like THC, it binds to the CB1 receptors of your immune system.

This plant has been used traditionally to treat bronchitis, liver, bladder, and gallbladder problems.

These are only a few plants whose cannabinoid compounds have a positive impact on the endocannabinoid system. Scientists are in a process of researching more on this topic to find more natural cannabinoids-like compounds and use them for treating different medical conditions.

In conclusion, when it comes to cannabis extracts, it’s critical to be informed before you buy or use a product. The cannabis industry is relatively new and it’s experiencing some of the similar issues of vast scale adulteration and outright fraud that the essential oil and mainstream extracts industry industries experienced decades ago. The cannabis business is disconnected from the more standard enterprises because of the lawful obstructions. People have an enormous lack of scientific expertise and information about the cannabis world, but we hope that we play an important role in helping you get the right information.

7. Cannabis sativa

cannabis sativa

Introduction to Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa is a well-known herbaceous plant which originates from near-Equator areas in Asia and South America, such as Mexico, Thailand, Colombia etc. This plant has been used widely in medicine for centuries. Cannabis sativa belongs to the family of Cannabaceae. Cannabis sativa is known as a best source of fibers. It was widely known in ancient times for its usage in medical and textile line. Because they use less water than other crops, the Cannabis sativa plants are being harvested at a record level. Products of this plant are oil, seeds and fiber, which means that it is of best use in fields like nutrition, textile and medicine.

Physical appearance of Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa has a tall stem and green leaves. The leaved are colored in a lighter shade of green and are long and narrow in shape. Its flower is thin, which means that the plant grows in a healthier way and has a lesser risk of a fungus attack on its stem. Its male plants are taller than the female ones.

Uses of Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa`s seeds are most commonly used in the formation of hempseed oil whose main applications include cooking, manufacturing of lamps or making of paints. The seeds of Cannabis sativa are also used as bird feed because they provide the maximum required nutrition to the birds.

Psychoactive chemical compounds that are contained in the flowers of Cannabis sativa, are being used for multiple spiritual purposes as well as in medicine. According to historical sources, leaves and flowers of Cannabis sativa were used in the preparation of skin ointments, for the making of teas and tinctures etc.

In India leaves and seeds of Cannabis sativa are a main ingredient in the preparation of hypnotics, tranquillizers, painkillers or anti-inflammatory agents.

Farming of Cannabis sativa plants

In the period of vegetative growth, Cannabis sativa requires twelve to thirteen hours of light in one day. Period of flowering of Cannabis sativa plants totally depends on the condition of environment.

Flowering cycle cannot happen before the first nine to sixteen weeks. Ph range of the Cannabis sativa in the soil should be 6.3 to 6.8. But if you want to get best nutrition values from Cannabis sativa plant then you have to maintain the pH level in the range 5.2 to 5.8. This is because in this range the soil is hostile for the most types of bacteria and fungi.

Purposes of the cultivation of Cannabis sativa plants

There are three main purposes behind the cultivation of Cannabis sativa plants.

The primary one is to get the fiber from the stems and branches of Cannabis sativa (as Cannabis sativa plant is a rich source of fiber).

The second most common purpose of cultivating the Cannabis sativa plants is to get the seeds from it. Seeds of Cannabis sativa plants have multiple applications, as stated above. They can also be consumed in raw form.

The third purpose of Cannabis sativa plants` cultivation is that they are an important ingredient in recreational medicines. These recreational drugs are obtained as part of the industrial hump production process. In this process the, the concentration of compounds known as psychoactive is very low, in order to make the product useful and not dangerous. Marijuana is also obtained from Cannabis sativa plants.

Medicinal purposes of Cannabis sativa plants

Cannabis sativa has multiple purposes of medicinal and recreational nature. It can be inhaled or taken with food or in tea.

Here you can get more information about the medicinal benefits of using Cannabis sativa:

  • Marijuana (made from Cannabis sativa) can be used to cure glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition which affects the optic disc due to pressure in the eyeball.
  • Epilepsy can be cured by Cannabis sativa. Epilepsy is an abnormality that occurs mostly due to the irregular release of electrical pulses in the brain.
  • Cannabis sativa offers a solution for both sensory disturbance and a case of unconsciousness
  • According to the results of recent studies, Cannabis sativa helps with the treatment of cancer too.

Side effects of Cannabis sativa

Here is a list of the side effects of usage of Cannabis sativa plants:

  • Feeling “high” or having your state of consciousness altered. This means that Cannabis sativa can distort the level of perception of the person who has consumed the plant.
  • Cannabis sativa could increase appetite.
  • Cannabis sativa could increase the normal level of the pulse rate.
  • A lower level of concentration.

Cannabis sativa plants are common and can easily be found around you. In most cases, they are cultivated among other crops.

8. Cannabis Ruderalis

cannabis ruderalis

As you probably know, cannabis is a plant and its most common strains are indica and sativa. Another strain of cannabis is ruderalis, which is not as common. The botanists have contradictory opinions on cannabis ruderalis as a spate strain or a sub-species. There are a lot of differences between ruderalis and the other two strains of cannabis. The detailed information provided in this article will help you to gain knowledge about ruderalis and will assist you in planting or farming the plant.

The origins of Cannabis Ruderalis

The word “ruderalis” comes from a Latin word “ruderal” which means “wild plant”. Botanists used the term “ruderalis” to define its quality to be cultivated as a wild plant and without human intervention, adapting to the extreme environmental conditions. A ruderal plant is therefore one which grows and is easily cultivated even in areas, inhabited by people or areas which have been affected by natural disturbances, like wildfires or avalanches.

Ruderalis species are thought to be descendent from indica species which in return are descendants of sativa species. So, in scientific circles there are heated discussions whether ruderalis species are the subspecies of cannabis or the distinct species themselves. The ruderalis plant belongs to the northern areas of Asia, Eastern/Central Europe and most importantly Russia.

Characteristics of Cannabis Ruderalis

The cannabis strains are classified according to their properties. The size, growing time, morphology and flowering time are the characteristics that distinguish them.

Size of the ruderalis

Cannabis ruderalis is the shortest type of cannabis strain, which only blooms to about 30 cm to 80 cm in height when it is fully grown. It has a rugged and shaggy pattern that grows only a few branches with wide and fat-bladed leaves which are light green. The buds that grow from ruderalis are small but chunky and have thick sturdy stems. Because they are smallest in size, the ruderalis are also called “dwarf” or “bonsai” cannabis.

The growth time of Cannabis Ruderalis

This characteristic of ruderalis sets it apart from other strains of cannabis. The flowering cycle of ruderalis occurs according to the maturity of ruderalis. The ruderalis can produce flowers in approximately 20 to 30 days after the seeds are planted, regardless of the cycle of the sunlight. It completes its cycle from being a seed to providing seeds in nearly 10 weeks. The seeds of ruderalis can easily detach themselves from the plant and can survive in the ground unless the conditions are favorable for a continued production. The ruderalis plant seeds continue to grow even if the shells are cracked. This is why they are called auto-flowering strains. Because of this trait, they produce flowers as they age, without the need for vegetation. This trait has led to the invention of various genetically modified strains of cannabis.

The cannabinoid concentration

The concentrations of the cannabinoid THC found in ruderalis is relatively lower than other strains. Because of this, ruderalis is not considered suitable for recreational uses. However, it has high concentration of CBD which makes it a better option to cultivate for medicinal utilization. The CBD content, the short growth cycle, and the auto-flowering properties of ruderalis are what makes it very valuable to cannabis breeders.

Auto-flowering

Auto-flowering is the ability of the plant to grow and reproduce as a result of changes in the plant itself rather than the environment. Usually, plants depend on the changes of season and climate in order to cultivate, but this is not the case with ruderalis. This is the most important trait of ruderalis that distinguish it from other strains. The ruderalis strain growth depends on its maturity – the strain continues to produce flowers until they complete their reproduction cycle.

The ruderalis strains do not need light to grow and do not depend on a light cycle exposure, unlike indica and sativa strains. Breeders have included these autonomous genes into the blooming cycles of other strains. As a result, more effective and prolific strains are produced.

The auto-flowering plants have evolved the process of hybridization and cultivation. This property of ruderalis allows the growers to be careless in cultivation because the plant takes care of itself – does not require much light, and has shorter sow and harvest periods. Thus, it is considered very popular for home cultivation by beginner growers and has created a boom in the cannabis world.

One of the most famous autonomous flowering strains of cannabis is called Amnesia Haze, which is short in size and grows to its full length for about 10 weeks. This version of Amnesia Haze is one of the sativa favorites. Royal Haze Automatic is another popular strain because of the same reasons as Amnesia Haze - short growth time, small size and easy to cultivate properties. Royal Bluematic is a strain with a sweet smell and a taste of blueberries. It is ready to harvest in 8 to 10 weeks. Northern Light Automatic, another ruderalis strain, has a sweet taste and a relaxation effect. This strain has reached big heights of popularity because of its short harvest period and gigantic yields.

The cannabis ruderalis is extensively used by the cannabis growers for its benefits when it comes to quality, as well as the production of other extraordinary strains in terms of flavour, content and cultivating characteristics. This has contributed in developing various strains of cannabis.

9. Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin is 75/25 sativa that has a sweet musky mango fragrance. It is famous for the high potency of CBD that makes it a reliable strain to use for therapeutic benefits. It has been reported that the strain can make its users clear-headed and relaxed. The ratio of CBD and THC in Harlequin is 5:2, which means it an ideal strain of cannabis for medicinal purposes. It increases the pain-killing strength of the strain 2 times. It will relax your body without sedation or intoxication. Here is everything you need to know about this strain.

Origins, genetics and history of the Harlequin CBD strain

It is a hybrid strain that comes from a combination of parent plants including:

  1. Thai Sativa
  2. Columbia Gold
  3. Swiss Sativa
  4. Nepali Indica

This is a very carefully bred sativa. It is commonly grown for the medical purposes and some even use it for recreational effects. Once you start using Harlequin you do not get addicted or couch locked. However, it is important to avoid any kind of overexposure to the strain.

Harlequin will help you deal with any kind of overexcitement and avoid any overstimulation in your body. It will help restrain any king of psychomotor irritation. Harlequin is an attractive option for treatments because it contains THC but is also effective against different types of seizures. The reason that Harlequin is a unique hybrid strain is that it is a combination of various strains and has many therapeutic benefits.

Appearance and smell

The plant has a taller stem as compared to other strains. The leaves are green and have green buds, frosty trichomes and orange pistils. The smell is commonly floral and herbal. It has a hint of mango, citrus, oak, sweetness, spiciness and wood.

Therapeutic benefits of Harlequin

As a therapeutic cannabis, Harlequin has THC levels as high as 15 percent. Its CBD levels also go as high as 15%. This makes it the ideal strain for medicinal purposes. Harlequin is a valuable ingredient treating a few types of epilepsy, as the epileptic react well to treatment with CBD. In youth types of epilepsy, types of weed strains which contain next to zero THC are regularly utilized. The THC is vital in treating the resulting from epileptic shocks agonies and dysphoria.

Harlequin is the ideal strain for grown-ups whose specialists prescribe a preliminary of weed to treat their illness and pain. Harlequin weed, for example, can treat musculoskeletal pain. In spite of the fact that THC levels are not high, 15 percent THC is sufficient to give proficient help with discomfort without the symptoms of love seat bolt or tension.

Harlequin is a Sativa and as such, it invigorates the brain. Agony signals from conditions like back pain, sciatica, neck pain, wrist pain, bear pain, foot pain, and different sorts of muscle pain and fits could be hindered by the pain slaughtering capacity of Harlequin restorative cannabis. Harlequin's CBD level reduces the irritation which is the reason for the pain. The CBD diminishes pain in the long term, even after the underlying impacts of the weed have worn off.

Harlequin restorative cannabis may also have the capacity to address manifestations related to ADD and ADHD. The psychomotor disturbance, present in these conditions, can be relieved by the loosening up impacts of cannabidiol. In the meantime, the absence of concentration can be enhanced by the impacts of the Sativa hereditary qualities and THC, which can empower and enhance center.

Harlequin cannabis can likewise be helpful against the attacks of uneasiness and wretchedness. CBD`s ability to decrease irritation can help battle dejection which is caused by autoimmunity and aggravation in the mind, gut, and sensory system. In the meantime, the Sativa impacts can address the side effects of dormancy and the absence of inspiration.

Since its consumption doesn't result in torpidity, couchlock, tension or neurosis, Harlequin is an ideal method to battle queasiness. Harlequin weed can treat the latter without causing brutal reactions.

Harlequin restorative pot can enhance hunger also. Harlequin weed can enhance cravings without the symptoms of other weed strains. It won't cause upsetting or excessively extreme cravings. You will, in any case, have the majority of your capacities while utilizing this weed. Your brain will be clear and dynamic. 

10. Katelyn Faith

katelyn faith

Recently in 2015, a licensed cannabis producer in Minnesota claimed that he has produced the medical marijuana strain with the highest CBD content in the world. Minnesota medical solutions or MinnMed, based in Otsego, announced that their medical cannabis strain is said to have the CBD to THC ratio of 34:1, according to independent lab tests.

The strain was given the name “Katelyn Faith” by MinnMed, after an 8-years-old little girl, Katelyn Faith Pauling, who died of Battens disease. Her parents fought for the access of cannabis for the purpose of treating her seizures. Katelyn Faith died just a few months before the state established laws for medical cannabis.

Katelyn Faith strain and other strains

Katelyn Faith strain is the cannabis strain that has the highest content of CBD, earlier this title was given to the Charlotte Web strain, which had a CBD to THC ratio of 20:1.

Properties of Katelyn Faith strain

The Katelyn Faith strain was cultivated by germination research that was conducted in the span of a few months. The CEO of MinnMed Kyle Kingsley said that this is a strain with an extraordinary CBD content, though this statement is still difficult to be verified with certainty because testing is not as transparent and rigorous as it should be.

There is no kind of genetic modification done in the development of Katelyn Faith. The extraction method used for this high-quality CBD means that carbon dioxide molecules should be subjected to high pressure and low temperature, which requires very expensive equipment.

Claims about Katelyn Faith strain

Kingsley said that they named this strain after Katelyn in order to give a tribute to the bravery of the girl, and added that the strain would not have cured the disease of Katelyn Faith but could have helped her in making the quality of her life better.

It was also revealed that Katelyn Faith does not have any intoxicating effects. Kingsley said that there is not enough THC in this plant to produce intoxication, so the strain will provide the maximum benefits to the patients of epilepsy and seizures.

The company is encouraged to provide the strain to all the patients who qualify. The qualifying conditions in Minnesota depend on the diseases. Patients with cancer, seizures, HIV/AIDs, glaucoma, Tourette syndrome, ALS, muscle spasms or illnesses with excruciating pain are eligible to get benefitted from Katelyn Faith strain.

The company added that this strain will help them to create more effective CBD medications, and will drive down the costs for all patients of MinnMed dispensaries. The lowering of the prices is due to the wide availability of the Katelyn Faith strain.

The company was motivated by the number of patients, coming from different parts of the country to Minnesota in order to achieve benefits from this strain. The epileptic patients and other patients who use conventional medications for their diseases like seizures will also have the advantage to get CBD at an affordable price.

Most cannabis experts say that CBD requires a little content of THC to produce the desired results. David Kowalsky of Cannabis Network Radio said that when it comes to the medicinal use of cannabis, we need to make sure to use the plant as a whole. The whole plant medicine is more effective in treating diseases, but people are eliminating the THC content which resembles only hemp’s paste. Kingsley of MinnMed also said that the 50-50 split of CBD and THC is common among users, and while many use the combination of both, he added that the patients of Batten disease and epilepsy are more likely to get the most benefits from the Katelyn Faith strain. 

11. ACDC

Cannabis is used for a variety of purposes that includes recreational as well as medical purposes. In order to get the most of this plant, growers look forward to developing strains that provide as many benefits as possible.

Cannabis indica and sativa are the most common and one of the purest cannabis strains. Another category of cannabis strains includes hybrids which possess the qualities of both afore mentioned strains. The majority of the strains that cannabis growers are cultivating nowadays belong to the hybrid species of cannabis.

The cannabis or marijuana plants have much more to offer than just get you high or make you relax. These wonderful plants are also a great way to deal with a number of medical conditions – an example for that is CBD, a compound found in cannabis, which is gradually gaining popularity for its medicinal benefits.

Cannabis breeders and researchers are in process of cultivating cannabis strains that contain more and more CBD content as compared to other cannabinoids found in the strain. This has led to the discovery of many cannabis strains that are rich in CBD, such as Cannatonic, ACDC, Charlotte’s web and Katelyn Faith.

What is ACDC?

In order to understand what ACDC is, you must be familiar with Cannatonic. Cannatonic is one of the initial strains developed for the purpose of treating medical conditions. ACDC is a sativa-prominent phenotype of Cannatonic that contains an even higher amount of CBD while having the least possible THC content which means that its medicinal effect is stronger than its psychoactive properties.

Characteristics of ACDC

ACDC received huge recognition because of its medical benefits. The following features set it apart from the other strains:

1. CBD ratio

The biggest reason for the popularity of ACDC is its CBD ratio. To your surprise, ACDC has been proved to have the CBD to THC ratio as 20:1. When ACDC was tested in a laboratory, the sample contained 16-24% of CBD while having only 0.5-1.2% of THC, which makes it a better alternative than Cannatonic in the context of its medical advantages.

If you want to experience a little psychoactive effect, then Cannatonic is a better option for you. Its THC content is 6%. But if you are only interested in the medicinal benefits of the plant, then ACDC is definitely the answer – it does not impair the abilities to think or work.

2. Appearance and aroma of ACDC

ACDC is similar to a mossy-style embryo with yellow-green hues and paired with orange streaks. Because of the very low content of THC, the orange pistils are curled and wrapped throughout the sugar leaves and are not very frosty.

The flavour and odour of ACDC are both very pleasant. It has a sweet taste with a spicy flavour, and the fragrance is woody and tangy. ACDC is preferred by patients, who are allergic to smelly odours like ones with epilepsy.

3. Plant structure

ACDC is of medium height and grows about 4 feet tall. The plant structure consists of skunk strains and large bunches that are grouped together, which is known as “colas”. Growing ACDC requires a lot of time and responsibility. It needs a strong support from which the large bunches can hang. The plant is also not pest or diseases resistant, so excessive observation is vital.

It can be grown indoors or outdoors but typically indoors are preferred because the environment can be controlled, and the plant can be kept away from pesticides and diseases. ACDC could be grown in the wild in warm to mildly cold conditions but very cold weather can increase its flowering time. The growth time of the plant both indoors and outdoors is about 9 to 10 weeks, but if grown indoors it provides more yield.

4. ACDC effects

The ACDC strains are bred from Resin seeds and the strains` indica and sativa ratio is 50:50, which means it possesses the features of both strains. Although it does not produce psychoactive effects, after consuming ACDC one can feel a little more relaxed and stress-free, the users have also reported that after smoking a little ACDC they witnessed increased ability to focus and concentrate.

5. Medical benefits

Due to its high CDB content, ACDC has medical benefits, connected to treating conditions like seizures, muscle spasms, chronic pain or nerve pain. It can also help in managing stress and anxiety and provides an uplift in the mood. Reports and researches have established that ACDC can heal and provide a relieving effect even in serious conditions like cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis or tremors.

6. Side effects of ACDC

Even though it does not alter the thinking abilities of a person due to the low THC content, the only side effect that ACDC has been linked with, is dry mouth or cotton mouth. Dry mouth can easily be taken under control by having a lot of fluids before and after consuming ACDC. A little preparation can be helpful in getting rid of this side effect.

12. Conclusion

We hope that after reading this article you will understand the difference between hemp and marijuana, the importance of terpenes and the very different characteristics of the most popular strains.

In Formula Swiss we primarily use a strain based on Futura 75, which we believe to be superior to the strains described above, and have improved it further. The exact details are proprietary.

Este artículo fue escrito por un autor independiente y tercero especializado en la investigación del CBD, el cáñamo y el cannabis. Cualquier opinión, consejo o recomendación expresada en el artículo no refleja la opinión de Formula Swiss AG ni de ninguno de nuestros empleados. No hacemos ninguna declaración sobre ninguno de nuestros productos y recomendamos leer nuestra  renuncia de responsabilidad para mayor información.


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