The Many Genders of Cannabis

Girls run the world.

But did you know there are both male and female cannabis plants? In fact, weed plants express a variety of genders, and the sex matters a lot to the people growing it.

Seeing as how assuredly our state will soon legalize growing weed for recreational users (like every other state that has legalized recreational cannabis), I figured we could begin to look at some of the fundamentals of growing.

In the plant world, reproduction can happen in a variety of ways. Hermaphrodite plants produce single flowers that have both male and female reproductive organs. Monoecious plants create two distinctive types of flowers on the same plant. And then there are dioecious plants like cannabis, which produce either male or female reproductive organs.

Because cannabis plants develop as either male or female, we can isolate the benefits of growing females with or without male interference (#2019yearofthewoman). Allowing male and female

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