Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant? How The Cannabis Aficionados Now Value Terpenes And Cannabinoid Profiles

The cannabis industry is booming and there are now more varieties of cannabis than ever before. There are two main types of cannabis: Short Photoperiod Plant and Long Photoperiod Plant. Each type has its own unique set of characteristics and effects. In this article, we will discuss the basic differences between Short Photoperiod Plant and Long Photoperiod Plant, their origins, effects, and popular strains. We will also explore how cannabis aficionados are beginning to value terpenes and cannabinoid profiles.

Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant: What’s The Difference?

The Short Photoperiod Plant and Long Photoperiod Plant distinction is based on the plant’s physical appearance and effects. Short Photoperiod Plants are short and squat, with wide leaves and a dense bud structure. They grow well in cold climates and are typically harvested early in the season. Short Photoperiod Plants are known for their relaxing and sedating effects.

Long Photoperiod Plants, on the other hand, are tall and lanky with thin leaves. They grow well in warm climates and are typically harvested later in the season. Long Photoperiod Plant-dominant plants are known for their energizing and uplifting effects.

The rule of thumb here is that Short Photoperiod Plants produce 0.5% more CBD compared to their Long Photoperiod Plant counterparts. This is why short photoperiod plants are often recommended for medical use, as they provide relief from pain and anxiety with fewer psychoactive effects. They also have different terpene and cannabinoid profiles. Long Photoperiod Plants are better suited for daytime use because they energize and uplift the consumer, whereas short photoperiod plants are better for nighttime use because they induce a heavy body high.

Unlocking The History Of Cannabis

The history of cannabis is long and complex. For thousands of years, people have been using it for its medicinal properties as well as recreational purposes.

In 1753, Carl Linnaeus classified the plant into two species: Cannabis long photoperiod plant L. (long photoperiod plant), which was used for fiber and medicine; and Cannabis short photoperiod plant Lam., which was also grown for use in textiles but not as much as long photoperiod plants were.

In 1785, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published a description of Cannabis short photoperiod plant and his account included the history of cannabis cultivation in India. He stated that it was grown for medicinal purposes and its seeds were used to make oil. He also noted that there is a variety between C. long photoperiod plant L. (long photoperiod plant) and C. short photoperiod plant Lam., and that the former is more robust and has a higher Potency content. This was one of the first scientific descriptions of cannabis and it helped to distinguish between the two main types of cannabis.

This classification system stuck until the 1990s when researchers discovered that there are more than 500 distinct types of cannabis! They found that many plants had characteristics that fell somewhere between Short Photoperiod Plant and Long Photoperiod Plant – so they created a third category called Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plant strains. Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plants combine the best traits from both parents to produce a plant with desirable traits of both.

In the past decade, cannabis aficionados have begun to value terpenes and cannabinoids more than ever before. This is because these compounds play such an important role in determining how you’ll feel after consuming them (e.g. energize or relax).

How To Tell Short Photoperiod Plant And Long Photoperiod Plant Apart From One Another?

The answer to the question is actually very easy. Although they are similar in many ways, Short Photoperiod Plant and Long Photoperiod Plant plants can be identified by their leaves. The leaf shape of an Short Photoperiod Plant plant will be broad with wide blades that taper upwards. Long Photoperiod Plant plants have narrow leaves that taper downwards; this feature makes it easy to tell the difference between these two plants.

The related Cannabis Short Photoperiod Plant was formally described by the Dutch botanist, Jan Hendrik de Leeuw in 1928 based on a specimen from India he had received earlier from Russia. The Russian plant was probably a combination between short and long photoperiod plant of Cannabis long photoperiod plant and short photoperiod plant though this is not known with certainty. This Russian combination between short and long photoperiod plant then became the basis for all Cannabis breeding in the 1930s, simply still called ‘dutch’ or ‘short photoperiod plant’. The leaves of Cannabis Long Photoperiod Plant are thin and narrowly serrated, while those of Cannabis Short Photoperiod Plant are thick with broad, deep serrations.

Find Out About The Effects Of Short Photoperiod Plant And Long Photoperiod Plant Strains

Short Photoperiod Plant effects: Short Photoperiod Plants are known for producing a heavy body high that relaxes the mind and eases tension in muscles. They’re great for people who want to feel calm but still be able to focus on tasks at hand – like listening to music or watching TV shows. Short Photoperiod Plants tend not to have as strong of an effect when it comes time for bed because their effects wear off faster than those produced by long photoperiod plants.

Recommended Short Photoperiod Plants:

Long Photoperiod Plant effects: Long Photoperiod Plants produce more cerebral effects, which makes them better suited for daytime use (or anytime you need energy). Long Photoperiod Plants can energize your mind with euphoria and focus while also relaxing your body so there’s no pain relief involved here! You might find yourself feeling more creative too – so if you’re looking for inspiration then try some long photoperiod plant strains.

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Ideal Growing Conditions For Long Photoperiod Plant And Short Photoperiod Plant Plants

Short Photoperiod Plants do best in cold climates with shorter growing seasons, whereas long photoperiod plants thrive under warmer temperatures and longer growing seasons. Short Photoperiod Plant plants grow more compactly than their long photoperiod plant cousins which means they don’t need as much space outdoors but require a lot of support if you want them to stay upright indoors!

Long Photoperiod Plants are usually grown outdoors or in greenhouses where there is plenty of space for them to stretch out their long branches and leaves up towards the sun (they tend not to reach very high). Indoors, it can be difficult because most rooms aren’t big enough so some growers use HID lighting systems instead – this will help keep them growing tall even when there isn’t much natural light coming through windows.

Terpenes and Cannabinoid: The New Cannabis Craze

People are now starting to pay more attention to terpenes and cannabinoids because they play a huge role in the overall experience of consuming cannabis. By understanding these molecules better, we can learn how to select strains that will provide the best effects for our individual needs.

  • Terpenes are aromatic organic compounds found in many plants and fruits. These molecules play an important role in determining how you’ll feel after consuming cannabis. For example, terpenes like linalool and myrcene give strains a floral or herbal aroma, while terpenes like pinene provide a more piney smell. Each terpene has its own unique set of benefits, so it’s important to know what terpenes are in a strain before you consume it.
  • Cannabinoids are the active chemicals in cannabis that interact with our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsible for maintaining balance in our bodies, and cannabinoids help to keep it functioning properly. There are over 100 different cannabinoids found in cannabis, but the most well-known are Potency and CBD. Cannabinoids interact with receptors located all throughout our bodies, which is why they have such a wide variety of effects.

So what are the key factors consumers use to evaluate terpenes and cannabinoids? The most important factor is how the molecule makes you feel. Does it energize you or calm you down? Is it euphoric or does it help with pain relief? Other considerations include the smell and flavor of the strain, as well as its effects on the body and mind. With cannabis becoming more mainstream, more and more people are interested in understanding these molecules better so they can find strains that work best for them. Terpenes and cannabinoids play a huge role in the overall experience of consuming cannabis, so it’s important to understand them before making your next purchase!

Making The Right Decision

So, what’s the verdict? What should you buy next time? The answer is – it depends. If you want to feel energized and talkative, go for a long photoperiod plant. If you need relief from pain or anxiety, an short photoperiod plant might be more your speed. But remember, both of these cannabis types have their own unique set of terpenes and cannabinoids that can affect how they make you feel. Do some research on the strains available before making your decision so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. With so many different varieties of cannabis available today, there’s something for everyone. Just take your time and think twice before deciding what to buy – not all strains are created equal!



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator