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Have you ever stood in line at a coffee shop and wondered what the differences between Indica and Sativa actually are? We’ve got you covered. These are a few of the most important characteristics.

Weed Plants

Sativa plants are taller and their leaves are longer and slimmer than Indica leaves. They’re usually described as uppers. They give you a head high and increase your energy. The effects can make you feel euphoric and creative, so pick up that guitar or start drawing! All in all, sativa is best for daytime use.

Leaves and Effects

Indica leaves are shorter and wider, and the plants look bushier. If you’re looking to relax and relieve anxiety or stress, this one’s for you. Indica gives you more of a body high and can help you sleep. It helps relieve pain and stimulate your appetite, so get ready to munch! Indica is best for night time use, unless you’ve got a relaxing day off ahead of you!

“Why use up the forests, which were centuries in the making, and the mines, which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?” ~ Henry Ford

In 1941, Henry Ford built a car out of plastic from hemp and other plant material that ran on hemp fuel. 

Plants: The Fuel of the Future

Ford HempCar adIn 1925, Ford told the New York Times: “The fuel of the future is going to come from fruit like that sumach out by the road, or from apples, weeds, sawdust—almost anything. There is fuel in every bit of vegetable matter that can be fermented. There’s enough alcohol in one year’s yield of an acre of potatoes to drive the machinery necessary to cultivate the fields for a hundred years.

Ford continued to grow hemp illegally for some years after the Federal ban, hoping to become independent of the petroleum industry. But, Ford ultimately found it impractical to mass-produce vehicles that relied upon a steady supply of hemp.

But, as we wrote before, hemp had to disappear:

“However, at the beginning of the twentieth century, hemp quickly came to an end as the crop that had played an important role for mankind until then. As always, this development had to do with money and nothing at all with public health.

There was a wave of colored journalism in the media in the late 1920s and subsequent 1930s. William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers posted horror stories about marijuana. Its threat became headline news. Readers were led to believe that it was responsible for everything; from car accidents to low morale. William Hearst and Kimberly Clark’s Hearst Paper Manufacturing Division owned huge manufacturing forests. The Hearst Company supplied most of the paper products. Patty Hearst’s grandfather, a destroyer of nature for his own gain, would lose millions because of hemp.

In 1937, DuPont patented the process of turning oil and coal into plastic. DuPont’s annual report called on shareholders to invest in their new petrochemical division. Synthetic materials such as plastic, cellophane, celluloid, methanol, nylon, artificial silk, Dacron and the like could now be made from oil. The industrialization of natural hemp would have ruined 80% of DuPont’s businesses”.

With the hemp plant being associated with drug use to this day, Henry Ford’s hemp car will forever be a memory.

Many consider the tropics to be the most beautiful places on earth. These are the regions closest to the equator where the temperature is hot all year round. The tropics include parts of North, South and Central America as well as parts of Africa, Asia and Australia. These regions are home to many plants, animals and ecosystems that we don’t see anywhere else.  

Some people grow cannabis in their yard to help keep their environment healthy. Plants and animals thrive in hot climates- especially those close to the equator. The temperatures in these climates are ideal for the survival of many types of life. The high temperatures reduce the amount of water necessary for life to survive. In addition, high humidity levels allow rain to keep plants moist and help them survive. Animals also have a better chance at survival in hot conditions since they can easily cool off, rest, and rehydrate themselves with water. The tropics are a great place for us to find solutions to our problems; they show us new ways to care for the Earth and its inhabitants.  


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