Difference between cannabis plants

Sep 20, 2022 | Cannabis Light | 0 comments

Knowing the difference between male and female cannabis plants is very important for those beginning to approach this world.

What is the difference between male and female cannabis plants?

Female plants are the most sought after because they have a greater beneficial and psychoactive effect. They contain the most top used in all cannabis products and the amount of THC is higher than male plants. 

Male plants are used in smaller quantities and may occasionally be used to make concentrated products such as hashish. Male cannabis plants pollinate female plants with pollen sacs. Cannabis grown from male plants is not usable because it does not contain the buds. 

The male plant is large, with few branches and few leaves. Male specimens do not flower and have limited THC content. Male plants are used to produce seeds.

How to recognize Cannabis plants?

Difference between male and female cannabis plants

From the initial stages of the plant's growth, it is possible to recognize the sex; by the second week the differences they have through the stem can already be seen.

During the first 4 weeks of growth, you can observe pollen sacs in males and stigmas or pre-flowering in females. By the sixth week of growth, you can clearly distinguish male and female marijuana plants.

Female plants are tougher and rougher sometimes they are also used to make ropes or other products that require strong fiber. 

Male cannabis plants are vital in breeding programs and provide 50 percent of the seed's genetic material. 

They often have more phytocannabinoids on the leaves and are less hardy and dense, which is why they are useful for producing hemp fibers; the material is softer than that of women and is widely used in the textile industry.

On rare occasions, you might see cannabis plants with both male and female reproductive organs. These hermaphrodite plants often develop due to environmental stresses, including harsh climates and nutritional deficiencies. Hermaphrodite plants will not develop under optimal growing conditions.