Your Guide to Cultivars, Chemotypes, and Chemovars

It’s just a plant, right? How complicated can it be? Well, it turns out that cannabis is incredibly complex. The more we learn, the more questions we have, and many times the legal market is still well behind science. Sativa, indica, and hybrid are lazy marketing tactics used to tell consumers how they should feel with particular strains of cannabis. Yet, that’s a narrow view of classifying the plant’s effects. So, if you’re ready to take your weed knowledge to the next level, let’s dive into cultivars, chemotypes, and chemovars. 

Cannabis Categories are Complex

Have we been using the wrong terms to classify cannabis? Sort of, but it’s not all off base. Although there is a more accurate way to describe how a plant grows, what it’s made of, and how it will affect you. The terms cultivars, chemotypes, and chemovars will help you understand a bit more about the plant. At the very least, it will be an interesting topic to discuss over your next smoke session. 

What Are Cannabis Cultivars?

You’ve probably seen this word used to describe things at greenhouses, garden stores, or anywhere you might buy plants. Not just weed plants but tomatoes,…

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