So this brings us to: perennial (multi-year) cannabis – what is it? Why would an everyday cannabis user want to be well-versed on the subject?
While this mother keeping can be fantastic for cloning, you won’t be able to get any buds as the plant will be in an “always growing” mode during the vegetative growth phase.
That’s right – Cannabis ruderalis has the ability to autoflower on its own, based on age only, and not on how much light it receives. This explains why so many growers are now cross-breeding Ruderalis with sativa or indica strains to enjoy the benefits of both.
In fact, in the last few years, enthusiasts and seasoned growers as well have attempted to cross-breed marijuana species with Hops and a number of other Cannabaceae family species, with no success in sight. There have also been reports of growers trying to graft cannabis branches on hop plants and even the other way around. This has not worked either because the grafted section would house the original plant genetics, while the host plant would house different genetic material. The two simply cannot be mixed.
However, it’s difficult to say how many vegetative to flowering to vegetative stages a cannabis plant can tolerate. We’re willing to bet that the constant light cycle change will subject the plant to a lot of stress and it might eventually die altogether.
We believe that extensive clinical testing is vital in order to verify that every single aspect of the flower remains the same, but particularly to ensure that no harmful chemicals or substances are present as a direct result of the genetic modification process.
A strain dubbed Long John Silver by Pukka Seeds comes to mind. Sharing similar genetic traits as its stronger, older and more obese brother Big Bad John, the strain has an indoor flowering period of just under 8 weeks and can grow up to 5 feet tall. Pukka Seeds have also made claims that “if left to be it will set seeds, then these seeds will grow & then these plants will do the same thing so on & so forth ad infinitum!” –Source
Another grower that goes by the name Doggies Nuts Seeds has apparently manufactured a perennial autoflowering strain called Big Bad John – claiming that it is a deciduous herbaceous perennial strain, which more or less means that it can re-emerge after dying.
So what can we take away from this short, sweet and simple answer? You’re probably familiar with indicas and sativas because they’re the two varieties that tend to pop up the most in ‘intellectual cannabis discussions’. But little is often said about Ruderalis – a small and fast growing marijuana plant that typically reaches no more than two feet, with its narrow leaves and significantly less branches and flowers
Well, long answer short: Yes, there is and it’s called Cannabis ruderalis, a low-THC variety native to Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. Many cannabis experts accept the fact that Cannabis ruderalis is a species in its own due to its traits and phenotypes, which set it apart fro …
More long-term effects include altered social behavior, impairments of attention, memory, and decision-making.
The psychoactive/psychological effects of THC include the following: time distortion, intensified sensory experiences, increased socialization.
THC is classified in most parts of the world as an illegal drug with very significant immediate and long-term cognitive side effects which include impaired reasoning and thinking, reduced ability to make plans and to organize, altered decision-making, and also reduced control over impulses. More than this, chronic use of THC is associated with major abnormalities in the brain and heart.
The common side-effects of THC include the following: anxiety, panic attacks, increased heart rate, dizziness, dry mouth, red/bloodshot eyes, sedation, cognitive impairments, motor impairment. In severe cases or during overdose the effects include agitation, vomiting and nausea, psychosis, paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations.
The combination of the varying levels of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenoids seems to make the most efficient medicine for particular symptoms and diseases. On the other hand, the isolated components appear to be less effective but still therapeutic.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are both natural compounds which are found in the cannabis plant. The chemical compositions of both elements might be the same, but to put it in the simplest form possible, THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. This difference among many others has led to the mislabeling of THC as the “wrong” cannabinoid and the CBD as the “safe” cannabinoid. Things are very far from being this simple, and through this article, we will explain as detailed and as simple as we can the differences between the two compounds of the cannabis plant.
It also helps in fighting the symptoms and the side effects of the following: chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, AIDS, and spinal injuries.
Medicinal cannabis and its benefits for the body. Hemp and medicinal cannabis
There’s a vast amount of information available to weed through (I couldn’t help myself!) regarding medicinal marijuana. The article I’ve reposted below provides an excellent explanation of the differences between THC, CBD, and hemp. Although THC has its place for treating anxiety, nausea, and inducing relaxation, CBD is proving to be effective in treating epilepsy, inflammation, depression, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other disorders. This is a fascinating read and will provide hope for many Perennials.
There's a vast amount of information available to weed through (I couldn't help myself!) regarding medicinal marijuana. The article I've reposted below provides an excellent explanation of the differences between THC, CBD, and hemp.