Understanding the Anatomy of the Cannabis Plant
Life on earth relies on plants for sustenance, in the maintenance of health. Without plants, the human race would not have survived as long as it has. The power plants have over other living things, is that plants can make their food. This is known as photosynthesis and is true, so long as they have a source of solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. With a history that dates back thousands of years, the cannabis plant is one of nature’s oldest known medicines. Misunderstood and misrepresented for centuries, the Cannabis plant is being rediscovered globally, in a big way. Clinical studies over the past 20+ years have been accumulated and report evidence of Cannabis and its medicinal prowess. To appreciate the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant, one must take a step back and grasp some basics first. Learn about the anatomy of the plant, the location of the medical constituents and how they are extracted and prepared pharmaceutically. Understand how Cannabis works within our bodies and the science of the treatment. Prepare to be astounded by the truth about Cannabis.
What is Cannabis – The Anatomy of Cannabis Explained
Cannabis plants can be male, female or both (hermaphrodite)
Growers can ensure the sex of their cannabis plants by growing clones or the genetically identical clippings from a parent strain. Feminized seeds are also made available through a special breeding process.
The cannabis plant grows by cell division. Cells make clones of themselves and then proceed to expand in size. The division of these cells occurs rapidly at the top of the cannabis plant. This also applies to the root tips and in the upper part of the side shoots. The division of cells in these areas are continuous and speedy. Newly cloned cells elongate by absorbing water.