New to the Cannabis Scene – Feminized Seeds

Jul 08, 2022

Feminized Cannabis Seeds Produce Higher THC Content, Taking Guesswork out of Germination


Cannabis has been around forever. The earliest documented use of cannabis for medical purposes dates to 2800 BC in Emperor Shen Nung’s pharmacopeia. According to “Science,” cannabis/hemp/marijuana evolved 28 million years ago on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. (This strain is a close relative to hops found in beer and still grows wild across Central Asia.) “Science” also reports that Chinese farmers grew it 4000 years ago for oil and fiber.

Benefits to Cannabis Growers


Experimentation with and on cannabis/hemp/marijuana has been going on throughout the ages. Growers are trying to produce a plant strain that can withstand colder temperatures, more flowers, higher THC (the psychoactive compound that makes people experience a “high”), different flavors and aromas, etc.

Initially, cannabis seeds were either male or female. When growing cannabis, male plants are considered inferior because they produce pollen sacs and not the sought-after buds which contain the higher THC in the female plants.

It was in the 1990s that feminized seeds were introduced. Feminized seeds are genetically engineered seeds with a 99% success rate of becoming female plants that will produce the higher THC. The mindset of using feminized seeds is the 99% guarantee that your plants will be female, and therefore your harvest will be more significant in volume and THC using the best growing methods.

What are the benefits of growing feminized seeds? Since most cannabis regulations limit plant counts, the feminized seeds take the guesswork during germination, streamlining the growing process and saving space and time.

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