Weed and COVID: A Surprising Truth About Smoking in Times of Pandemic
Cannabis has already become a part of the everyday lives of many people who live in the blessed areas where smoking is legal because weed makes things better. So, what do you do when the whole world seems to come crashing down, and you are under the lock with no power to change the situation? Right, you try to make things better for yourself, and smoking weed might just be the best way to reduce stress during those trying times and feel a bit better.
Congratulations, you’ve found a seed. More specifically a bagseed, as the seeds found in packaged or bagged flower are commonly called.
Maybe congratulations aren’t quite in order. Depending on where it came from, who you ask, and if the seed is viable or not will affect your level of excitement.
While finding a seed in your stash is not ideal for truly exceptional flower and much less common than it once was, it is a pretty ordinary occurrence. Anyone who has been smoking cannabis for some time has undoubtedly come across a bagseed. Sometimes you’ll notice one when grinding down some flower or you’ll see it pop, spark, and crackle as the heat of your lit bowl pops the precious kernel within.
Ok, so you found a bagseed. Now what?
These last years’ biggest cannabis hype has been, without any doubt, OG Kush. This is the most highly regarded and most requested marijuana strain by Californian VIPs. Why? Well, because she marvellously combines an incredible flavour with mind-blowing effects that are unsuitable for beginners. Consuming OG Kush is like getting an incredible whiff of lemon and diesel oil accompanied by some earthy hints.
Cannabis is a naturally growing plant that has been used not only for recreational purposes, but also for its ability to treat health conditions for thousands of years. Cannabidiol or CBD, is one of many (phyto)-cannabinoids often found in Cannabis. Cannabis contains at least 85 types of cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC etc.), many of which have documented medical value, proven through scientific research. (Phyto)-cannabinoids fit like a lock and a key into existing human receptors, which are part of the ‘endocannabinoid system’. “The endocannabinoid system comprises two type of receptors, CB1 and CB2, which serve distinct functions in human health and well-being.”
Regular Seeds (Regs) is the term applied to non-feminized seeds that produce either male or female cannabis plants, in a natural ratio. That being said, Regs are not really suitable for a direct seed-to-harvest crop, because there won’t be only female plants and, as said before, only female plants will produce flowers (buds). Regular Seeds are mostly used to breed new cannabis cultivars (strains) or for the selection of mother-plants for cloning purposes.
Feminized seeds (Fems) are guaranteed to only produce female plants and because they are specifically bred for this reason; NO BOYS ALLOWED! Growing cannabis from feminized seeds will bypass the hassle with males and the whole selection process; this comes in handy especially when growers are limited by space (keeping a motherplant requires more space). With Fems you will be able to grow your favorite genetics directly from seed to harvest!
There are hundreds of different species of seeds, better known as genetics or cultivars. These genetics are available from various companies, known as ‘seed banks’ and a large portion of the sales of these seeds is through online stores. The quality of the cannabis seeds is important, but actual ‘quality’ is a vague concept, because it can mean the quality of the genetics, the quality of the end product, the quality of the actual plant-development etc. In this article we go into more detail about this..
Autoflowering cannabis plants have become popular for a number of reasons. Growers who are looking to save time have found the quick flowering time of autoflowers to be useful for obvious reasons. Due to the ruderails gene present in auto's, most auto's will harvest within 60 -75 days of germination, the plant will grow much faster and ultimately flower faster than feminized and regular plants.
If you haven’t started your outdoor grow yet, the best tip is to just start growing. Otherwise, here are some great tips to help you make your outdoor grow successfull!