Times have truly changed. In the 1970s almost every cannabis farmer, as well as users, could explain something about sinsemilla.
Now, less than a quarter of cannabis consumers worldwide can give a direct answer to this question, most especially the current generation of users. They have most likely not heard the word before.
Most times, the few that have an answer say “sinsemilla is a strain of cannabis,” but they’re wrong.
Sinsemilla, abbreviated sensi, is the fusion of duo Spanish terms sin and semilla which means without and seeds, respectively.
Simply put, sinsemilla means the absence of seeds.
Sinsemilla is a seedless cannabis flower obtained from unfertilized feminine plants. It’s also the most potent form of marijuana, because it possesses a very high concentration of THC.
It is neither a Sativa, Indica, or hybrid. The only aspect that counts when a plant is being termed a sinsemilla is that it must be feminized and unpollinated.
Current cannabis users do not realize how lucky they are to be born when marijuana is being legalized for both recreational and medical uses in different countries worldwide. The legalization of weed has made only premium products available in markets. Dispensaries in these countries sell only the best sinsemilla cannabis.
In the past choices revolved around buying either seedless cannabis which was more expensive and rare, than buying cannabis with seeds. Now, the only struggle is buying the sinsemilla weed with the right flavor and aroma suitable to the user.
You can hardly hear anyone around calling the seedless cannabis ‘sinsemilla’ because it is the norm now. It is that potent— THC-filled— cannabis bud everyone smokes to get that extra intense feeling and effects that come with the “high.”
History of sinsemilla
Sinsemilla came into the spotlight during the 1970s when local production of marijuana started in the USA, although it has been around for several thousands of years before then.
It was gathered that the first set of farmers that commercially cultivated the sinsemilla plants indoors were Mexican. When it was tried and seen to be far better than seeded cannabis, it started getting exported to various countries worldwide to be cultivated. It was popularized as the best thing in town and was sold at very high prices compared to its counterpart bearing seeds.
Is sinsemilla hard to find?
Back in the 1970s to 1980s, this cannabis bud was rare because growers were not yet experienced and knowledgeable enough to grow these entirely female population of cannabis.
Presently, it is everywhere.
The steps to gain the best yield from seedless cannabis have been made in a straightforward pattern. Growers use a controlled greenhouse system with advanced genetic techniques and other hydroponic techniques to make sure they always have a supply ready for the ever-growing demands.
Most importantly, growers have learned about the advantages of growing marijuana/cannabis indoors to prevent accidental fertilization by other male cannabis plants found outdoors.
Cultivation technique of seedless cannabis
Cannabis farmers changed their farming techniques when they discovered that the customers were demanding more and more sinsemilla. Sinsemilla is grown indoors in a greenhouse facility with the aid of superior hydroponic techniques.
To reiterate, outdoor cultivation of sinsemilla increases the chances of a male plant fertilizing a female plant— if this happens, the plant is no longer sinsemilla, but rather a seeded cannabis plant.
The improved technology in greenhouse facilities has also improved the cultivation of cannabis indoors. The greenhouse has proven to be the perfect medium through which all-female plants can be monitored throughout cultivation to the moment they are harvested for sales.
It should be noted that the cultivation of Sinsemilla is done annually.
How potent is sinsemilla?
However, before I go further on this, I’d like to state that all forms of cannabis generally have heightened potency now— Compared to the previous generation where the potency was lost in various plants due to improper storage facilities and techniques.
Researchers at a University discovered that weed today is over 50% more potent than older weed.
The potency of a cannabis plant depends on its THC content. The THC content gets degraded once there is bad storage. The lower the THC content gets, the less potent the cannabis becomes.
The THC content also increased to over 30% if the conditions in the greenhouse used are optimal— the hydroponic technique also increases the THC content of a cannabis plant.
Why is sinsemilla more potent?
Here are some of the reasons for the increased level of potency in sinsemilla.
Feminine marijuana plants are carefully selected plants which when unfertilized survive longer and continue their flowering period producing flowers for a month longer than fertilized cannabis plants. During this period, a lot occurs at the buds; they become larger and more developed— without seeds present.
Also, the plant can convert the excess energy meant for seed production into the production of more THC, terpenes, and other cannabinoids that make the sinsemilla plant a gold standard.
That is, the mature seedless cannabis flowers have an increased level of resins, making them more psychoactive due to the absence of pollination.
Effects Of Sinsemilla
The effects induced by a sinsemilla plant depend on how potent the plant is; the level of high induced by the plant often varies.
Some of the effects of this magical plant include:
Increased perception of colors
Hunger; increased appetite
Increased awareness of textures, as well as sounds
And so many more
Fortunately for cannabis users, the evolution and improvement of sinsemilla has saved us from being stuck with only stemmy and seedy dark brown grass produced from seeded cannabis.
Farmers currently enjoy high yields and increased ROIs due to the improved growing technology while users also enjoy a better and more intense “high” from using sinsemilla. Not to mention, consumers are saved from the stress of picking through the buds of seeded cannabis trying to remove the seeds by hand.
Unlike before when it was very hard to get, sinsemilla is now everywhere.