Wild Cannabis: Where does marijuana grow naturally?

Cannabis plants have existed on earth for thousands of year. Some claim it has been around for millions of years. But how many exactly, is still uncertain. One thing is for sure though; these beautiful green plants have been living and breathing on this planet long before men’s discovery.

In this article, we will give you a brief introduction to wild cannabis. More specifically, we will be talking about climates most accommodating for a Cannabis plant to flourish naturally.

Some drugs require specific climates and cultivation techniques to grow. Marijuana fields thrive in climates as dissimilar as the dry heat of Mexico and the chilly winds of Canada. Does this mean the marijuana plant can grow nearly everywhere and anywhere? Naturally, the answer is no. Similar to any other living beings, plants too have a particular environment in which they thrive best. A cannabis plant prefers sunlight and higher temperature along with regular food through watering. So as long as the environment is well-balanced in regards to temperature, sunlight, and food, the hemp plant will flourish. An absence in any of crucial life-giving supply will indeed affect the plant. If the plant lacks significant amounts of either food, temperature or sunlight the plant will not survive. Most Marijuana we get our hands on today is “homemade”. Meaning, it doesn’t come from a cannabis plant growing naturally in the wild. It is most likely made using indoor growing techniques and setups. This doesn’t necerssaarly mean that Marijuana cannot be found in the wild anymore. There are still a lot of untouched regions where they grow freely. Let us talk about that.

Where can you find wild cannabis today?

In parts of China, Vietnam, Nepal and other countries with a climate, suitable for a marijuana plant to grow naturally, the plant is considered a dangerous drug. Locals believe that consuming cannabis is abusive and addictive and that getting high on marijuana can lead to social, mental and even physical problems. This perception of the plant has caused law enforcement of these countries to treat the plant as a weed by burning fields and conditioning woodlands. Wild cannabis is rare in countries which have tried to eliminate it. However, in some areas of Asia, regions near Mongolia in particular, you may still be able to experience cannabis plants growing on the hillsides, and on the wild plains, sometimes covering entire hill surfaces and spreading down onto the valley below.

A marijuana plant is very adaptive. And as long as you facilitate the proper environment required for the plant to grow, it will grow whether it is indoors using LED grow lights or outdoors in the wild. Humans have taken advantage of this attribute, making it possible to grow weed under more manipulated conditions. Because of this, marijuana can be found in areas where the plant has no origin or history.

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