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Scientists Find We’ve Been Wrong About The Terms, “Indica” and “Sativa”

Indica, Sativa, Ruderalis – the classifications for the different types of marijuana were originally classified in the 1970’s. Now scientists are taking another look at the classification of the plants, and it seems that we may have been wrong about how we refer to these plants.

Since the 1970s, cannabis has been divided into three sub-species (often confused as different species), C. indica, C. sativaC. ruderalis, with ruderalis largely being considered ‘wild cannabis,’ not fit for medicinal or recreational uses. A common lay-persons distinction is between marijuana, which is bred for high cannabinoid content, and hemp, which is bred for industrial uses like fiber. Read more »

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