A new type of lucrative farming has emerged for the modern farmer. The growing of award winning strains of cannabis Shiva Buzz weed .Cannabis is a psycho active drug obtained from the cannabis plant, popularly known as marijuana. The drug is used both for medicinal as well as recreational purposes. The drug is also known as tetra hydro cannabinoid. (THC) The drug is usually consumed through smoking, blending with edibles or vaporizing. For the farmers the choice of which strain to grow is tricky since every strain has a unique flavor profile, a wide range of effects which are determined by plant genetics and overall growing conditions. Some of factors to consider when choosing which variety to grow include;
- Seeds – choosing the right variety of seeds is important because some varieties have a high germination rate and will guarantee high income.
- Budget- some varieties are budget friendly and therefore easier on the farmer’s capital.
- High yielding strains are available in the market and will increase income for the farmer.
- Flavor- strains with a good flavor are easy to market and ensure good income.
- Where to grow. it is important to consider whether the farmer is growing his crops in the open or in greenhouses as strains doing well outdoors may not be suitable for indoor farming
- Flowering period. It is prudent for the farmer to know the estimated flowering period.
- Strains grown foe medical use are easier to sell then recreational strains.
- THC content- tetra hydro cannabinoids are the drug component in the plant and therefore strains with high THC are more marketable. A THC component of between fifteen and twenty percent is ideal.
- Auto-flowering- does the plant flower on its own when the time comes or will it need sprays such as fertilizers to stimulate flowering?
Tetra Hydro Cannabinoids
Some of the strains known to be rich in tetra hydro cannabinoids (THC) include;
- MK Ultra –it is named after a mind control program operated by the Central Intelligence Agency of America. It is a strong Indica hybrid and known to promote a dreamy euphoric state of mind. It is one of the strongest Indicas in the world. It has a THC level of between eighteen and twenty three percent. It promotes body numbness and euphoric feeling.
- Critical Kush- It is a cross between critical mass and OG Kush. The tetra hydro cannabinoid level is between twenty to twenty five percent. It is deeply tranquilizing and is soothing for anxiety and chronic stress cases. It is fast growing and high yielding and good for farmers. It has critical mass offspring and is large. The resin is dense with buds that release an intoxicating lemon pine scent. It is popular amongst patients with chronic pain. It is best for night relief.
- God’s gift- contains twenty two percent THC and is fast acting. It is believed to have been around since 1990’s. It brings about happy and upbeat effects and is good in sedation. It’s side effects include areas behind eyes growing heavy. It is advisable to take snacks when using it.
- Sunset Sherbet is an Indica dominant hybrid. It is a cross between Funky and Pugent. It’s reputed to bring about a joyous and upbeat high. It is best for mood disorders and chronic pain .It is also very enjoyable when used with a vaporizer.