In the world of cannabis, nature has taken care of everything. Thus, there are male and female singles of this plant, which is quite rare in the plant world (flowering plants are mostly hermaphrodites). It is not always easy to notice the signs of gender recognition in the hemp stem, so visit this page to learn how to do it.
Hemp breeders are not thrilled with the appearance of ‘guys’ among their ‘ladies.’ Female specimens are much more useful because they are used to make buds, from which CBD oils and other products are later produced. They also contain a permissible percentage of THC, which is desirable in the CBD industry. Males are THC free.
Until recently, it was thought that ‘guys’ didn’t provide many benefits, but the truth is different. They can have many other purposes. So, if you notice hemp gentlemen in your garden, don’t destroy them immediately. Maybe they can serve you.
Males Are Essential for Breeding
In simple language – ‘girl’ plants are there to give birth to buds, and it is up to males to perform fertilization. If you have no experience with cannabis breeding, it probably seems like a smart idea to leave Mr. Hemp among all those ladies.
You should know that male plants are potent and will fertilize all hemp females in your garden. The result of so much pollination will be a vast number of seeds. Unless you are planning a large, commercial production, the seeds are unnecessary.
Experienced hemp breeders know what to do with a ‘spy.’ When they discover a male plant in their gardens, they separate it at a safe distance from the females. This plant is grown independently in controlled conditions. When it’s time to fertilize, breeders collect pollen from male flowers to pollinate females – something like artificial insemination.
To grow a plantation of top-notch cannabis, you need quality donors. Since smoking or vaping male hemp is not common, you can’t decide which stem is good or bad. You have to get a quality sample by elimination. Eliminate too tall plants, those that bloom too early, and those with a pithy stem. Only a good ‘father’ will give good offspring.
Male Hemp for Textile Industry
Unlike most mammals, members of hemp ‘guys’ are no tougher than females. This claim generally refers to the physical predispositions of their stalks. Female stems are more potent and suitable for breeders who grow hemp for the CBD industry’s needs. The fibers in their stems are strong and very firm, but they are also porous.
Males contain a higher percentage of fine fibers, which have significant applications in the textile industry. Due to its flexibility and higher torsion resistance, males are used to producing household items and clothes.
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If you leave a few ‘guys’ among the female orchards, you can expect Mr. Hemp to be a real gentleman and great company to your ladies. Still, this doesn’t mean that the male plant should be left among the females. As already explained, keep it at a safe distance to avoid direct pollination.
The concentration of terpenes, which give aromatic properties to cannabis, is higher in males than in females. These substances are significant pest and rodent repellent. From a safe distance, Mr. Hemp can be the protector of an entire garden.
Use CBD from Males
All cannabis stems contain cannabinoids. As seen on Cheefbotanicals, these can only differ in ratio and quantity. Males are less potent than females, and cannot be used to extract CBD oil. But this doesn’t mean that this compound can’t be used in any other way.
Instead of oil, try to make raw cannabis juice or tea. These liquids can be a great source of nutrients even though they have a lower dose of cannabinoids than oils and tinctures. Like any veggie juice, raw CBD liquid is rich in nutrients and beneficial fiber and can be a great supplement.
If you know how to treat male hemp stems, they can really serve a greater purpose. It is recommended that you inform about these specimens before their elimination. You’ll be surprised how undeserved all that bad reputation is.