Cannabis Plants With Gender?
Most plants are hermaphrodite, however Cannabis is dioecious, meaning they can grow up to be male, female or hermaphrodite… each with its own purpose and properties. When they are seedlings, there is no way to identify the plants gender. However, once they begin to grow, there are several identifiers that clearly differentiate one to the other.
Male plants have a low levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), compared to the female plants.
The highest concentration of cannabinoids is found in the female flowers. Most growers prefer this for the coveted buds needed for medicinal purposes.
The Male plant has a lower amount of THC vs. the female and they grow less leaves BUT, grow much taller which means they have thicker stalks to support the additional weight.
Marijuana growers looking for the high THC levels tend to use the males to mostly produce seeds.