The cannabis facts about the medical uses of marijuana have led to the legalization of the drug in as many as 18 states in the country. If you are in one of these states, you can take the necessary permits and licenses to start a medical marijuana farm. To start with, you can choose the right marijuana seeds for your farm.
The Different Varieties of Marijuana Seeds
Before you start your marijuana farm, you need to familiarize yourself with some basic cannabis facts. Though generally known as cannabis, there are three different species of cannabis plants: Cannabis Indica, Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Ruderalis and Cannabis Afghanica. These species grow to different sizes and the concentration of the psychoactive component (THC) in them varies.
The marijuana seeds that you are going to purchase will be a crossbreed or hybrid variety of these marijuana species. Such marijuana varieties grow to the ideal length with good concentration of THC and very short harvesting periods. Many hybrid varieties available can grow in any type of soil and are pest-resistant.
Feminized Marijuana Seeds
In the wild, the sexes of the marijuana plants are unpredictable and depend on various factors. For the most productive pollination and harvesting, you can use feminized marijuana seeds. These genetically designed marijuana seeds will take the same gender as their parent.
Jack Herer Marijuana Seeds
This very popular marijuana seed is a hybrid variety from the Cannabis Sativa and the Cannabis Indica marijuana species, with Cannabis Sativa as the dominant strain.
White Widow Marijuana
The White Widow marijuana is a marijuana variety derived from the Cannabis Indica species. Its trichomes are characteristically white in color with snow-like crystals and hence the name White Widow.
Auto-flowering Marijuana Strains
The specially designed hybrid variety called auto-flowering marijuana requires very less photoperiod. This makes this marijuana variety ideal for indoor cultivation. The most commonly used auto-flowering marijuana seed is the Lowryder marijuana.
Afghan marijuana varieties
Certain marijuana varieties found in the Afghan region are famous for their characteristic fruity flavor. These are mostly derived from the Cannabis Indica varieties.
There are plenty of other marijuana varieties available in the market with new hybrid pest-resistant varieties developed that have shorter harvest cycles and photoperiods. You have to choose one considering the quality of the soil in your region, the PH level of the water, your choice of indoor or outdoor cultivation, etc.