Cannabis Culture and History

Cannabis Culture and History

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Cannabis originated in Asia, specifically in Mongolia and Siberia and, according to archaeological studies dating back to 5000 B.C., the Chinese were the first culture to cultivate and consume this plant, besides processing different materials and foods using it as a main element.  

There is also evidence of the first recorded use of cannabis in the area of medicine which was in the time of the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, which was used as an analgesic and for other diseases. 

Its rise in those countries led to its spread in 2000 BC to Korea, from there to India in approximately 1000 BC. Then, it arrived to the Middle East in 1400 BC, being cultivated by the Scythians who made it known in Russia and Ukraine and from there it took off in most European countries and Africa, being passed down from one culture to another.

At the beginning of the 19th century, it spread to South America, Mexico and later to the United States. At that time, cannabis was associated with criminal acts, leading to the prohibition of its legal consumption, which criminalized the possession and use of cannabis. 

Some main species can be found throughout history such as: Sativa, Indica and rudelaris, which can be regular, feminized or autoflowering. These can be obtained through the cultivation of seeds, either regular or standard ones.

The standard cannabis seeds stand out because they allow you to obtain feminized plants that by their properties are very strong and resistant to different conditions. They are ideal seeds both for growers who are starting in the cannabis world and looking for high quality products, and for the most experienced ones.

John Herer is a type of feminized seed that originates from the cross between two plants of standard cannabis, a hybrid between the Jack Herer and Og Kush strains that has a THC level greater than 20%.

It stands out for being a plant with a high Sativa content, approximately 70%, that makes it robust and vigorous. You can recognize it by its height, a plant with large resinous buds and large and wide leaves.

Its flowering is similar to that of an Indica plant. It will have 55 to 66 days of flowering before it reaches the stage of maturity, so it is an excellent choice for inexperienced growers. 

It can be grown both indoors and outdoors because it is a plant resistant to moisture and any external agent, which allows it to develop in different types of climates.

One of the advantages of the John Herer seeds is its high production capacity. Indoors, it can reach up to 600 gr/m2 with a height of 70 to 110cm; and outdoors up to 800gr/plant with a height between 2.5 to 3 meters. All these qualities make it a variety of seeds to be taken into account.

Its taste and smell? It has a very intense flavor that is difficult to explain, since it combines spices and incense, typical of the Jack Herer, with a citrus flavor and an earthy base of OG Kush. It has a high level of smoke with a characteristic incense smell.

What effect does the John Herer strain have? If you like to experience strong sensations, this is the ideal choice for you. It has a powerful cerebral effect that will start to awaken your mind, your creativity will be at its peak, with a euphoria that will make you enjoy the moment, and after a couple of hours you will gradually return to reality, you will notice a relaxing sensation, as if you did not feel your body.

If you want to grow a variety of cannabis plant that has physical and mental effects, which stands out for its power, resistance, as well as its high production, both internally and externally, you should opt for the standard cannabis seeds.