Ditch weed, wild weed, or feral weed means one and the same thing. This is a weed that grows wildly in some parts of the world, and hence, belongs to no one. This sounds too good to be true to some weed lovers, but it’s a reality. In case you haven’t come across any, perhaps you are not visiting the right places. This article will tell you just where you can find some wild ganja. Unfortunately, ditch weed may not get you high as a kite, but there are still good reasons to go out hunting for it.
Cannabis has been used for medicinal, recreational and spiritual reasons for thousands of years. In the US, hemp was used as a source of fuel from as early as the 18th century. It is believed that wild weed first originated in central Asia from where it circulated to other parts of the world. Human migration is a likely cause for the dispersion of wild cannabis seeds, though wind and water could have also played a role. As the seeds were migrated, they adapted different characteristics to suit the climatic conditions in that area.
Wild weed may not have the resplendency of cultivated weed, because the plants are not tended and cared for. They are also more likely to be found by nibbling predators that work on the plants before they are even mature. Hence, the plants are typically shorter and leaner than well-tended hybrid cannabis strains.
On the flip side, wild ganja is pure landrace weed. This means that the plants are either pure Sativas or pure indicas that are good for creating hybrids. Pure landrace strains are also good when you want pure Sativa or pure indica effects. Pure sativas will give you potent heady effects while pure indicas are good for complete body relaxation.
Marijuana loves the warm and humid tropics, but the fact that it also grows in the Himalayas means that it can adapt to different climatic conditions. Feral weed has been found in different parts of the world including Nepal, Jamaica, Mexico, Oklahoma, and parts of Africa. If you want to try out a taste of feral weed, here are a number of places to check out.
Tropical regions have the ideal conditions for feral weed, this includes good humidity levels, heat, and adequate rainfall. Strain such as Jamaica and Malawi landrace strains can be found growing as a feral weed in these regions.
Temperate regions are also known as subtropical. These regions have cooler climates and moderate rainfall throughout the year. Strains such as Swazi Gold and Lebanese red do well in these regions and may be found as a feral weed.
Hardy strains of cannabis can be found in very dry regions such as the Sinai Desert or Afghanistan. Strains such as Sinai and Afghani landrace strains may be found here as a feral weed.
Continental regions have cold dry winters and hot, wet summers. You can also find some wild weed growing in such regions. Strains such as Swiss Sativa (Switzerland) and Nepalese landrace (Nepal) can survive in continental regions.
When hunting for wild weed, autumn months are ideal because at this time the plants are likely to be flowering. You may want to time your raid so that predators don’t get there ahead of you. Remember that this weed generally has less THC, so you need to get the most potent buds loaded with kief.
As mentioned above, areas to hunt include the following:
What Is Cannabis Ruderalis?
This is a rare type of wild weed that is neither sativa nor indica. Like other feral weed, it has low THC amounts and therefore it is not used for recreational purposes. You can find this type of wild weed in some parts of Europe. People living in Mongolia and Russia have used cannabis Ruderalis for medicinal purposes for a long time.
The Law and Wild Weed
The legality of weed in the US varies from state to state, with the vast majority limiting weed to medicinal use purposes only. Well, so what happens when you stumble upon some wild ganja, are you free to take some home with you?
The law against marijuana is unfortunately very harsh. For starters, wild weed grows in some of the weirdest of places. If you can find some of this weed, you are likely to enjoy it without getting caught. Taking this home with you is a different story altogether.
Let’s say you live in Nebraska and come across some stray ganja which you indulge in. Should you get caught, you will be charged with “being in possession of,” or “being under the influence” of a prohibited substance. You will then be forced to pay a hefty fine or serve some time after you are convicted. However, you will not be charged with growing the wild weed, even if it was found on your farm.
If you live in a state where recreational weed is legal, then you are free to enjoy some wild ganja. However, you need to be acquainted with the specifics of the marijuana law in your region. Factors such as legal age, where you can smoke your weed and the amount of weed that you can be found with time vary from state to state.
Bu as much as you can enjoy wild weed, it will not get you high. Wild weed contains low amounts of THC and is better suited for relaxation and medicinal purposes.
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