Cannabis is a type of flowering plant that has three species in its family. The species consist of Cannabis sativa, indica and ruderalis. The flowering plant is placed into a number of uses ranging from medicinal, industrial and recreational use. The plant is grown for Cannabis seeds which like other plants demand appropriate maturing in their growth process.
The seeds come in various strains such as the white widow, caramelicious, big bud, super skunk, Aussie blues, easy rider, Light of Jah, California Skunk, Durban Poison, Purple Power, and Haze amongst other strains. Regardless of whether the seeds will be grown indoors or outdoors, they need similar conditions for growth. Water, heat, air, light and nutrients are some of the conditions which promote the seed’s growth. These conditions are crucial to promote growth and depriving the plants of any the factors halts the plant’s growth and may result in the eventual death of the plant. Growing the plants is a science which needs the proper amounts of exposure to light and the provision of adequate nutrients, carbon dioxide and water and providing the plants with a consistent level of the essential factors of growth results in optimum progress.
The plants are highly utilized in the medical arena to develop drugs used to treat various illnesses. The plant’s use for its medicinal value dates back to the 2700 B.C era, when Shen Nong, a Chinese emperor, documented the plant’s medicinal potentials. The plant as a medicinal drug is used to treat illnesses ranging from seizures, asthma, depression, pain, poor appetite, muscle spasm, insomnia and nausea among other ailments. The drug has also been documented to have potential in the alleviation of menstrual and labor pains both in ancient times and the present. Some of the properties found in the plants which improve their potential for medicinal use include their Cannibol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), Cannabichromene (CBC) and Cannabicycloc (CBL) compositions. Plants with high CBD levels are known to induce sleep when used medically. THC levels are normally higher in most Cannabis sativa plants as compared to CBD levels. The Indica plants are best used for pain relief.
Although the plant’s use for recreational purposes remains contentious, its use in the medical arena is widely accepted. There have been advancements in analysis when it comes to the use of Cannabis seeds for therapeutic purposes; however marijuana laws still hinder the realization of the plant’s full potential through analysis. It is advised that you must seek medical guidance before using the plant for medicinal purposes.