The article aims at highlighting the cultivation process behind the plant Cannabis Ruderalis. It is almost like a forgotten member of this cannabis family and for many years there was only curiosity about the uses of this species. Nobody took much interest in growing or cultivating this species like they do for other ones. But in recent time the cultivation of cannabis ruderalis has become a good interest to people and many have started learning and cultivating this. There are many benefits and advantages of cultivating ruderalis and it is extremely easy and productive. Because of its small life cycle the cultivation of this is very beneficial as well. People who want to use medical marijuana for treatment purposes should be aware of the species as much as possible. The awareness mainly could be in the form of knowledge provided to people about the different aspects of medical marijuana.
Information related to the cultivation of Cannabis Ruderalis or medical marijuana or Cannabis Ruderalis are as follows :
The main part of cultivation of the seeds of medical marijuana or Cannabis Ruderalis could be traced back in the year 1980. During this time, the seeds of Cannabis Ruderalis were first taken into a Seed Bank in Amsterdam. The idea behind this was to enhance or make the cultivation process of Cannabis Ruderalis better. This species is very easy to cultivate and they are naturally very hard and prone to many adverse weather conditions. They have small life cycle and thus if cultivated properly with expertise then it is possible to cultivate 2/3 times a year.
It is also worth mentioning that, overall content of the primary psychoactive chemical i.e. the THC is less in Ruderalis than the other variants. Therefore, Ruderalis are not at all considered an option for usage as recreational drug. It also has limited usage or application for the process of production of hemp. Hence the growths of Ruderalis are mainly for medical purposes due to their high content of Cannabidiol.
It is said that Ruderalis, in its early stages had auto flowering tendencies. The plant is capable of stronger form of resistance to pests and diseases hence breeders have a weakness towards them. Sometimes the Indica variant of Cannabis are allowed to be cross bred with the Ruderalis variants in order to form a variant with high content of psychoactive component. Also a cross compound called Cannabis x intersita Sojak was also formed out of Indica and Ruderalis. Also, the Ruderalis variant could be cultivated to produce a particular strain of Cannabis which has overall a reduced growing period. Cross between Ruderalis and Indica and Sativa forms an autoflowering plant which matures in approximately 10 weeks time.