A couple big drawbacks, though: Autoflower strains are known for being less potent. Also, because they are small in stature, they usually don’t produce big yields.
Germination is the process in which a seed sprouts and begins to grow into a new plant. Also referred to as “popping,” germination is the very first step in starting your weed grow.
If buying from a reputable breeder or seed bank, growing from seed is the best way to ensure your plants will have solid genetics and start clean, meaning they won’t come with diseases or pests.
However, a type of cannabis called Cannabis ruderalis, which developed in extreme northern conditions without much sunlight, will begin flowering once the plant reaches a certain age—they automatically start flowering regardless of the amount of light they receive, hence the name “autoflower.”
Some seeds germinate very rapidly while others can take a while, but generally, seeds should germinate in 3-10 days. If it’s been two weeks and a seed hasn’t sprouted, it’s probably a dud and won’t sprout.
Cannabis seeds may all look pretty much the same, but within those brown, speckled hulls, the potential for infinite variety is captured. From industrial hemp to carefully refined sativas, from the latest autoflowering strains to the oldest cannabis seeds yet found, it all starts from a seed! Here we present ten interesting facts about cannabis seeds for you to enjoy and share.
There is no visible difference between regular cannabis seeds, feminized cannabis seeds, autoflowering cannabis seeds, and seeds for growing industrial hemp plants. For this reason, always buy your cannabis seeds from a reputable seed bank (such as Sensi Seeds and White Label Seed Company) so that you definitely know what you’re getting.
1. All cannabis seeds look the same
Cannabis seeds are the very essence of our mission, not just part of our company name. We love them, we’re fascinated by them, and we want to share our knowledge with you! Here are ten facts about cannabis seeds that every ‘cannasseur’ should know.
You can eat cannabis seeds, and they’re good for you! Cannabis sativa L. seeds are a great source of protein, and contain a near-perfect balance of the essential fatty acids (EFA) omega 3, 6 and 9. These are vital to human health and cannot be produced by the body. It is better to eat hemp seeds than cannabis seeds as the former are a lot cheaper! There is no difference in the EFA content of the seeds – just the THC content of the plants they produce. Cannabis seeds do not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or any other psychoactive substance.
A single cannabis plant can produce hundreds of cannabis seeds – even over a thousand! – depending on its size and the efficiency of pollination. Some hemp strains are bred to enhance seed production for when seeds are the primary crop – for example, for use as a food source.
A lot of people assume that if you find a few seeds in your cannabis, perhaps you can smoke
those too and get the same effect as you do from the flower of the plant. Sorry folks. You
definitely don’t want to smoke marijuana seeds–even top quality marijuana seeds. All you’ll get
is a sore throat and a lot of holes from all of the crackling and burning.
Marijuana seeds do contain THC, however and have THC on their surface from the trichomes
coating the rest of the bud–it’s just a lesser amount of THC than the rest of the bud. Keep in
mind though that the amount of THC in or on a cannabis seed depends on the strain.
High quality buds can have an average of 10% THC.
There are a lot of questions around marijuana seeds–especially from beginners and hobby
growers. But one that continues to come up is ‘can marijuana seeds get you high.’ Well, yes and
The potency of marijuana seeds is still significantly lower than even top quality marijuana buds and about 600x less than brick weed. For someone with a low tolerance, this could work, however. Naturally for a regular smoker, there’s no effect. Although even the low tolerance smoker would have to smoke a large amount of marijuana seeds to get high. This would be not only time consuming, but an unpleasant experience.
All of this goes back to our previous mention–you really won’t get high until the plant is cultivated from top quality seeds and becomes a smokable bud. So all that to no seeds themselves (the actual seed) don’t get you medicated, but buying high quality seeds from some of the best seed banks will definitely result in getting you medicated.