What types of cannabis plants are there?

Types of cannabis plants

There are 3 basic cannabis plant types – all are from the “cannabis sativa” plant

• Cannabis indica
• Cannabis sativa
• Cannabis ruderalis

Types of Cannabis plants evolution

• The older generation and usually not modified plants of Cannabis sativa used to contain a healthy ratio of CBD and THC.


• In the current times plants are genetically modified to produce increased THC potency, at the same time as the amount of CBD
is decreased.

• Science points to that CBD may help regulate some of the psychoactive side effects of THC.

• There are hundreds of compounds in the cannabis plant itself, all stemming from THCA.

• We have an ‘endocannabinoid receptor system’ – this is how we are able to feel the euphoric high.

• However, keep in mind there are limited receptors in the brain and they can be fried (temporarily).