Welcome to our ongoing collection of strains. Cannabis strains are divided into three main genetic types: indica, sativa, and hybrids. Each type is characterized by different structural characteristics.
What is a Cannabis Strain?
Cannabis strains are considered to be a pure or hybrid genetic variation of the plant Genus Cannabis. There are three main species: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Ruderalis is not as popularly known as the others; however, it is a derivative of cannabis with the lowest THC levels. Although they are popular among the cannabis community, hybrids are not considered a species as they are made of Sativa and Indica, with typically one or the other dominating the gene pool.
For marketing and medical marijuana purposes, cultivators will develop a cannabis strain to highlight specific desired characteristics, such as:
THC vs. CBD content
Those within the cannabis community report that there are close to< eight hundred unique weed strains worldwide, but that number has increased steadily throughout the years. It's important to remember that all of them originated from Thai, Mexican, and African landrace strains that were imported at some point in history.
Different strains are created yearly as botanists experiment with crossing classic marijuana strains with hybrids to change their genetic qualities.