Cannabis seeds, cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot, grass, ganja…just some of the terms associate with one quite unique plant. Cannabis sativa is an Indian hemp plant originally and is known to be a “weed-like” species which can grow in the wild. Cannabis means “hemp” in Latin and is derived from the Greek word Kannabis. Cannabis had been cultivated for thousands of years within a variety of cultures but only within the past 150 years has this been prohibited.
The cannabis plant can adapt and grow on most continents and therefore in a multitude of temperatures and soil types. It has had historical significance as a recreational drug but it has also been used as a fibre, oil, and medicine as well as an edible seed. There are two types of cannabis plant, cannabis indica and cannabis sativa. Cannabis indica is a short squat plant that grows best in northern climates, examples of this type of plant is Afghan #1 and Northern Lights. Whereas cannabis sativa is a tall, thin plant that needs a longer growing season and so is typically found in regions such as Mexico, examples of this type of plant include Haze and Colombia Gold.
There has tended to be a focus within today’s society of cannabis as a mood-altering substance and it has been used as such throughout history both in religious practises and to stimulate creativity as well as to treat disease. Currently, it is possible to buy medical cannabis in some states in the US, as it is known to alleviate the symptoms of some long-term illnesses as well as the effects of chemotherapy. Moreover, the first evidence of the medicinal use of cannabis can be traced back to a 5,000 year old Chinese health publication, which described it as a herbal remedy. The primary active ingredient in the cannabis plant is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Here at Demon Seeds, we do not condone the growth or cultivation of our cannabis seeds as it is illegal in many countries. However, if you are interested in collecting cannabis seeds then knowing the history and culture surrounding this item may be of interest to you. We stock an extensive range of seeds, including feminised cannabis seeds and single cannabis seeds whether you are looking to begin a collection or are enhancing your current collection, we are certain that you will find a seed for you! For inspiration, take a look at our current top sellers!