Medical practitioners prescribed Cannabis Sativa for a wide variety of complaints such as whooping cough, asthma, pain relief and as a sedativeAround the middle of the 20th century, Medicinal Cannabis was close to disappearing completely. Reasons for this were the variable potency of cannabis extracts, as well as the introduction of synthetic pharmaceutical substitutes such as aspirin, and barbiturates. Legal restrictions were created prohibiting the use of cannabis-derived medicines.
In the 1960’s, the main active psychotropic constituent of cannabis, D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9-THC), was identified and synthesised. It took another 30 years to pass before clinical studies discovered the existence of the Endocannabinoid System and the receptors located in the human brain. The functionality of the Endocannabinoid System was then discovered which created an increased interest in Cannabis as a medicine. The legal status and regulations have since then been challenged and changed in a number of countries around the world. Scientific research across the globe has been testing the functionality of this system alongside the unique qualities of cannabinoids to heal and relief symptoms of disease and degeneration.
A taller and thinner plant than that of the Indica strains, the Pure Sativa plant can reach up to 4.5 meters in height. It exhibits long internodes and branches which the leaves being of a lighter shade of green.Origin
The Origin of the Sativa strains began in Columbia, Mexico, Thailand, and South East Asia.Cultivation
Once the Sativa plant begins to flower, you can expect it to take anywhere from ten to sixteen weeks for full maturity. As vegetation periods are so long, these plants will typically produce a much higher yield than the Indica strains. The Sativa commonly possesses a lower THC percentage than Indica on average (around 12-16%).