Cannabis strains are various subsets of marijuana and hemp. The different strains of marijuana produce different levels of CBD and THC. The hemp strains have tall growth and fewer flowers. So, let us see what these cannabis strains are all about and what are the different types of cannabis strains that are found in Australia.
What are cannabis strains?
Cannabis comes in multiple forms but two of the most common forms are marijuana and hemp. These strains grow taller and faster but they do not produce much amount of THC. The cannabis strains are mostly used for recreational and medicinal purpose. Cannabis has been used for the treatment of various disease for years now. It can also give you relief from pain, nausea, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, glaucoma, spasms and sleeping disorder. With time, more and more benefits of cannabis are coming to light each of which can be extremely beneficial for human beings.
The different types of cannabis strains found in Australia?
There are hundreds of different strains of cannabis available to us. The characteristics that separate these strains are aroma, CBD level, THC level, growth attributes and their ability to grow in multiple environments. We are going to talk about some of the most popular Cannabis strains:
Sativa: Cannabis sativa is no doubt the most popular strain of Cannabis. It has leaflets that are narrow in shape. The branches are farther apart and the colour of these leaves is green. The plants are taller and they produce fewer flowers. They are a very popular member of the cannabis family. Sativa strains are mainly used for depression, anxiety, anorexia, etc. They are mostly consumed during the daytime. The strains have medium to high level of THC and low to medium level of CBD content in it.
Cannabis Indica: Cannabis Indica is another popular member of the cannibis family which is mostly known for its medical purposes The plant has broad leaflets that often overlap one another. The branches are close to one another and the colour is olive green. These plants are shorter and they also produce more flowers. The content of THC is low to medium while the CBD content is medium to high. They are mostly taken during the nighttime. Indica strains are also used for chronic pain, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, sleep apnea, etc. They are grown in a sunny humid climate.
Ruderalis: The Ruderalis strain is also popularly found in Australia. The plant has different types of leaflets having natural leaves. The leaves are also shorter in size. The subspecies of ruderalis can be used to create Indica hybrid. These plans are one to two feet tall and the leaves have a light green colour. These plants are small and plump. The flowering cycle is around 21 days. These plans are also quite easy to grow as they thrive well in all kinds of environment.
So, these are some of the most popular strains of cannabis that are found in Australia. If you can think of any other strains, do let us know of them.