WeGROW is raising leader in the field of hybrid growing approach balancing between pharma-tech enabled and human first medical cannabis cultivation techniques at it’s facility in Lesotho
Considered for decades to be environmentally destructive, it is now widely recognized that medical cannabis cultivation, when well managed, can be beneficial to both communities and the environment. Recently, for example, it was recognized as one of eight potential “game changer” agro systems for Agenda 2030. However, fully reversing the prior perceptions of medical cannabis cultivation and revitalizing it with an eye toward the future remains an uphill challenge.
At WeGROW Cannabis in Lesotho, we strongly believe in hybrid models for future success, models that involve both the human long lasting tradition of hand work together with advanced agro-tech systems to ensure optimal outputs from each process.
For the care and attention we take great pride in our hand driven process. Most people understand that cannabis flower looks and feels better when it is handle by a skilled hand. But unfortunately, many companies try to reduce costs by relying on machines to perform this task rather than people. Not us! We believe patients deserve the best quality therapeutic cannabis. And that is why we take time to ensure that our flower is treated with the utmost care at every step in the process.
Choosing the right strains
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different cannabis strains in the world. This is a result of science and new research that has allowed for different strains to be combined and manipulated. Creating entirely new cultivars with novel and interesting properties. Learn more about sourcing cannabis from Africa. Although there are endless choices when it comes to cannabis flower, there are essentially two major varieties that you will come across: Indica and Sativa.
At WeGROW, we know that Indica and Sativa may not be the best way to classify cannabis cultivars. The chemical composition of the plant (terpenoid and cannabinoid percentages) are a much more accurate way of gauging the potentiality of a specific cultivar. However, the Sativa/Indica distinction is relevant when it comes to growing patterns and genetic lineage.
Differences Between Indica and Sativa
While Indica and Sativa are very similar, they are not without a few key differences. These can range from the intensity of their effects to their preferred cultivation processes. So, let’s take a look at a few of the most important differences between Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa:
Physical & Chemical Properties – As stated previously, Cannabis Indica and Sativa plants simply look different. Indica is a short plant with broad leaves. While Sativa is a taller plant with narrow leaves. Indicas also tend to have a denser bud structure than Sativas. Learn more abouth the difference here. Some consumers tend to associate Indica-dominant strains with high CBD levels. And Sativa-dominant strains with high THC levels, although this classification is largely incorrect.
Effects of Consumption – The real distinction between the effects felt by consuming Indica and Sativa strains are the result of terpenes – the aromatic compounds found in cannabis.
The deep and pungent terpenes commonly found in Indica-dominant strains are associated with relaxing, sedative effects. Terpenes associated with Indica-like effects include Myrcene and Beta Caryophyllene.
The bright and fruity terpenes that are abundant in Sativa-dominant strains are often associated with uplifting, energetic effects. Terpenes associated with Sativa-like effects include Pinene and Limonene.
Potential Uses – While Indica and Sativa cannabis cultivars are generally consumed for the same medical, spiritual, and recreational purposes, there are a few differences when it comes to their potential uses.