An overview of the anatomy of the cannabis plant and its multitude of uses.
*Can be eaten and are high in easy to digest proteins, contain crucial omega fatty acids, they are also great for your heart and for preventing diseases.
*Cannabis(Hemp)seed oil is also used in many topicals and tinctures
The main stem emerges from the root and supports the cannabis plant growing vertically. Naturally, the stem is the primary vascular highway, carrying the water and minerals from the roots. Secondary growth emerges from the main stem from what is called a leaf node.
*Can be broken down and used in topicals or cannabis oils.
A node is the part of the plant stem where the flowers, branches, and leaves first start to grow. Nodes can hold several leaves and buds that have the capacity of growing and spreading into branches.
Fan leaves/ sugar leaves:
the fan leaves act like the solar panels of the cannabis plant. They soak up all the light available, and internally the phloem transports the energy throughout the rest of the plant. Think of the phloem as similar to the electrical wiring in the walls of your home.
*If you find yourself with a bunch of cannabis fan leaves, you can put them to a good purpose. Raw cannabis is always great for green juices and smoothies and by adding some fan leaves you’ll make your drink ultra powerful and beneficial.
Fan leaves and sugar leaves also make excellent cannabutter and concentrate. You can mix these in with stems, then add some oil or butter to extract and activate the cannabinoids. With this, you'll be able to make anything from weed brownies to infused steaks. Even though the leaves don't have as high of a natural THC content as buds, by concentrating them, they can become extremely potent.
Cola is a botanical term that describes the flowering site of a female plant.
The cola actually consists of the entire flower, as well as its connection to the larger plant.
Pistil and stigma:
The pistil contains the reproductive parts of a flower, and the vibrant, hairlike strands of the pistil are called stigmas. Stigmas serve to collect pollen from males. The stigmas of the pistil begin with a white coloration and progressively darken to yellow, orange, red, and brown over the course of the plant’s maturation. They play an important role in reproduction, but stigmas bring very little to the flower’s potency and taste.
Buds are not just a tangled mess of leaves and gooey resin. Calyxes are the tiny clusters shaped like a teardrop, that constitutes a cannabis bud. Leaves will grow from between and around the calyxes. The elusive calyx is most visible to the naked eye in the later stages of flowering as buds begin to swell.
In cannabis, trichomes function as a defense mechanism. When female cannabis plants begin to produce flowers in the wild, they often become vulnerable to various insects and animals as well as non-living environmental variables such as potentially harmful UV rays. Trichomes serve as a deterrent for animals because their bitter taste and strong aromas render cannabis flowers unpalatable. At the same time, they also serve a dual function in protecting their plants from damaging winds and even some varieties of fungal growth. Trichomes on weed almost resemble frost when looked at with the naked eye; under a microscope, their appearance is more mushroom-like. They’re a highly important part of the marijuana plant because they house most of the resin that creates the cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids that make cannabis special.
*Resin farming, the separation of the trichome resin from the rest of the pot plant into cannabis concentrates, is the underlying essence of modern medical marijuana advances as well as contemporary recreational reefer revolutions. Concentrates such as oil, shatter, and wax are made by using pressurized butane oil as a solvent to separate trichome resin from the plant.
Cannabis Concentrate Tree
⧭Used in Edibles
⧭Used in Capsules
⧭Used in Topicals
⧭Smoked or Vaped
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