When humans had not yet established a relationship with cannabis, all plants of this species were monoecious, that is, they contained flowers of both sexes. It was the man’s hand that began to disaggregate females and males when he realized that the most interesting were those of the female sex, and at present most commercial varieties are dioecious. Can you tell the difference between a male and female marijuana plant? Do you know the uses that male cannabis has today? Well, this article is about that, so read carefully because this interests you.👉
⭐ How to know if marijuana is male or female, visual differences
During the vegetative growth phase, male and female marijuana plants are practically identical, and the only significant difference visually is that males stretch more than females , as if they were spiked for lack of light. They do this to try to always grow larger than the females and thus be able to pollinate by gravity.
If you let the flowering continue, you will see that the male marijuana forms small clusters of sacs, which once they mature open and release the pollen. On the other hand, the females produce their famous buds, which are nothing more than the accumulation of calyces that protect the seeds when they are pollinated, and if they are not pollinated they become quite fat.
Another easily noticeable difference between male and female cannabis is the amount of resin they produce. You will see that females generate a large amount of trichomes both in buds and in the leaves closest to them, while in male marijuana it is difficult to find specimens that resonate a lot.
Male and female Marijuana, other differences
Female plants normally give off a very intense aroma during flowering, especially during the fattening and maturation phase of the buds. On the contrary, male marijuana hardly smells, unless you rub its stems and smell your fingers it is very difficult to assess whether it smells good or not, and they usually do not smell more than the females before flowering.
Sometimes you find male individuals that smell a lot and good from the moment they start to flower, and even have the ability to produce a lot of resin, but usually they end up being hermaphroditic marijuana.
⛳ Male marijuana Is it smoked?
If you smoke the flowers of a male marijuana plant, you will understand why only female buds are smoked, because the taste has nothing to do with that of a good bud. This occurs due to the small amount of resin normally produced by males, together with the taste of the pollen itself contained within the male cannabis flowers.
If you find a male with resin and you want to smoke it, there is a good way that the pollen does not spoil the flavor, and that is by doing a dry extraction or using solvents. For this you need alcohol, gas, or sieves of different lengths, one of around 150 microns, which separates the vegetable matter, and at least another one of about 45 microns so that the pollen is filtered and the trichomes are clean.
✨ Effects of male marijuana
If they do not have resin they will not place, or at least not with pleasant effects. There is a very beautiful phrase in the cannabis world that says “Nature is wise, the male does not hit” referring to the male of marijuana but also as an allusion to sexist abuse. But this is the case, it does not normally cause perceptible psychoactive or physical effects.
On the other hand, if you do what I told you before extracting the resin mechanically or with solvents, then the effects of male marijuana plants can be remarkable, and they can become like that of females.
🚀 Male marijuana seeds
For a few years, the majority of marijuana growers for self-consumption buy feminized seeds, among other things for the convenience and savings of not removing the male specimens, but are there male marijuana seeds as such? The answer is no, there are no “masculinized” seeds, although they could be made.
To find male marijuana plants you have to sow regular seeds, also called standard or natural ones. These are the original seeds, and thereforeof them both female and male, and also hermaphroditecan come out or intersex.
✅ What is male marijuana for?
- Pollinisation: The most important mission that marijuana males have today is to pollinate female specimens to produce seeds. The seeds from a cross between male and female marijuana will always be regular.
- Industrial: In industrial hemp crops of dioecious varieties to obtain fibers, male plants have the same utility as females, since they are mainly used by the stems, which are the same.
- Medicinal: Despite being much less interesting than females for this task, many people take advantage of male cannabis to extract cannabinoids and later use them medicinally. The roots of marijuana are also being used lately for their therapeutic benefits, and in this case it does not matter if they come from females, male, or hermaphrodites.
🎯 Male marijuana, real photos
Below you can see photos with several examples of the evolution of male cannabis plants, from showing the pre-flowers until they open and release pollen, going through the fattening phase of these.
Today we have seen the different uses that can be given to male cannabis, solved some doubts, and above all we have reviewed the differences between male and female marijuana plants. Now I’m sure you know how to perfectly distinguish the different sexes of our beloved plant, but if you have any questions, let us know, we will try to solve them.👉😜