What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three different species, Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis, all of which are indigenous to Central and South Asia. For centuries, cannabis has been used for hemp fibre, for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug.

Getting Started With Cannabis

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Additional Reading

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Innovative Technology Could Take The Cannabis Industry By Storm In 2014
As we know, the veil of cannabis prohibition was lifted in Colorado last week. Thousands of people have answered the call by flocking to the Centennial State in search of their first retail cannabis experience. This has some entrepreneurs chomping at the bit for their share of the market. The beginning of each year brings about new hope for business owners, regardless in which industry one works. This sentiment seems to ring even truer in 2014 as cannabis makes its way to the limelight. Entrepreneurs throughout the nation …
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Pre-Veg and Vegetative Growth Management in Medicinal Marijuana Crops
Our last article in this series about growing quality medical marijuana discussed why plant propagation is such an important step in the process. We also learned about the differences in starting from seed versus clones and how to perform these two very important processes in a reliable and easy to follow method. Once plants have developed a small root system and can support their water intake needs without a humidity dome, most people will say it’s time to step into the next phase of marijuana crop development: vegetative …
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A Brief Overview of Cannabis Sativa Strains
What is Cannabis Sativa? Cannabis Sativa is a species of the Cannabaceae family (hemp) that grows tall with narrow leaves. Cannabis Sativa strains originated in the equatorial countries of Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, and South East Asia and thrive in warmer weather. Fully grown Sativa plants can stretch to extraordinary heights of up to 20 feet when grown outside, and have much longer vegetation periods than their Indica cousins. Once the plant begins to flower, it can take anywhere from ten to sixteen weeks to fully mature. Most landrace (pure) strains of Cannabis Sativa require …
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Cannabis Smoke May Benefit Asthma and Lung Functions
The unique nature of cannabis is demonstrated partly by the special characteristics of its smoke. Unlike virtually all other forms of smoke, which impair lung function, cannabis smoke may actually improve it. That being said, vaporizing cannabis is clearly the superior alternative to smoking cannabis, as it provides the medicinal compounds of marijuana without the negative side effects of smoke (such as carcinogens and other cancer-causing chemicals). Regardless, many studies have shown that cannabis use may benefit asthma patients and enhance general lung function by acting as a bronchodilator, rather …