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What is the Difference between Sativas and Indicas? February 28, 2019

What is the Difference between Sativas and Indicas?

The marijuana industry is growing at a trailblazing pace. For instance, you can now enjoy CBD gummies and edibles without having to worry about getting high. Yes, that’s what the legalization of cannabis has led to. Visit Free Your Spine to learn more about the best CBD gummies and edible that you can buy online.

And, in the spirit of marijuana legalization here’s what you should know about sativa and indica, the most common strains of the cannabis plant.

Size

Sativa can grow taller compared to indica. Sativa can attain a maximum height of up to six feet while indica can be up to three feet tall.

Effect/High

Indica has a stronger analgesic effect compared to Sativa. According to users, sativa has an uplifting and energetic effect, while indica produces a relaxing and calming effect. Indica is best suited for night use, whereas sativa is ideal for daily use.

Flowering Time

Sativa takes relatively longer to flower (about 20 weeks), while indica will take approximately 44 days to flower. The flowering time is dependent on climatic conditions.

Harvest

Indica has a higher yield than sativa. In fact, if well catered for, Indica can produce twice as much compared to Sativa grown on the same area of land.

Where Do They Originate From?

Most Sativa varieties trace their roots to tropical regions such as southern India and Jamaica. There is evidence that sativa grew in Taiwan for its fiber way back in 8000 B.C. It then made its way to China in 2700 B.C where it was used to cure conditions such as menstrual problems and absentmindedness. Today, you can find it across the world in climates like Mexico, Thailand, and Columbia.

Indica originated from Central Asia, parts of Northern India, and the Tibetan Plateau. It grew n in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush area of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Indica has a strong connection to India where it is popular for its medicinal properties.

What Does It Mean For A Strain To Be Hybrid?

Hybrid strains of marijuana contain both Indica and Sativa strains. They are super strains that bring out the best aspects of either species.  Hybrids are sativa or indica dominant and fall into three categories;

Sativa dominant hybrids

These are designed to give an effect that helps the user to relax and unwind, both physically and mentally.

Balance Hybrids

These are a combination of indica and sativa strains in equal portions. They are ideal for individuals looking for a balance between body and mind highs.

Indica dominant hybrids

These are designed to provide an intense high and are ideal for pain relief or relaxation.

What Is Selective Breeding/ Dominance?

Selective breeding is an art of manipulating the gene frequencies in a marijuana plant to lock out specific genes so that the resultant strains possess the most dominant characteristics of the original species.

Some traits are dominant, and others are recessive. It means that a plant can have hidden features that aren’t apparent unless it’s bred together with another plant that carries a copy of the hidden gene.

In conclusion, through selective breeding, better tasting and strains that can tolerate multiple weather conditions are created. Most species available today are as a result of selective/dominant breeding. Selective breeding is done by expert breeders who want to create a strain with specific features.

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The History of Legos November 3, 2017

The History of Legos

It’s hard to imagine any kid throughout history, or even prehistory for that matter, who did not have a toy to play with. One of the oldest toys ever discovered was a 4,000-year-old doll discovered on the Italian Island of Pantelleria. A board game, called Senet, has also been recorded in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics over 4,000 years ago.

Children’s toys start out as the things they love, and over time they become this nostalgic thing that takes the person, as an adult, back to memories of a simpler time and a happy place. People can tell you what their favorite toy was when they were little and some of them may have even kept them. One of the most famous toys of all time is Legos.

Legos are a staple in any child’s toy chest, regardless of whether they are a girl or a boy, and millions of children around the world have a love of this timeless building block. Some adults still build with Legos as fun with their kids or for the therapeutic quiet time with a Lego Set. Lego Ways is a great place for great Lego ideas for adults and kids. Legos are one of those timeless toys that everyone knows and loves. Legos had a meager beginning that continues as Legos are one of the most popular and well-known toys of all time.

Where Did Legos Come From?

Legos have a meager and simple beginning by an inventive man with time on his hands. Legos were the creation of a wonderful carpenter turned toy maker. Ole Kirk Kristiansen was a master carpenter in post WWI Denmark. He began to create wonderful wooden toys, and other wooden commodities. After a major factory fire in 1942, the Lego company was only able to resume making wooden toys to save the business. From these simple beginnings, the creation of the Lego Company began, and Lego expanded into the plastic toy industry in 1947.

The word Lego comes from the Danish phrase, “leg godt,” which translates to “play well,” and was later found to mean “I put together” in Latin. The company started out making different types of toys but later on they went exclusively to making the famous brick. The Lego bricks, as we all know it, came into existence in 1958.Throughout the 1960’s, the Lego company expanded to having factories all over the world. The company has been passed down from father to son, for over 80 years, and it is now run by the grandson of Ole Kristiansen, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen.

The rest is history. Legos evolved over time to stay current in the ever-changing world in which we live. One thing that Lego did well was to adapt to their ever-changing market, as we all know how finicky children can be. Lego created something that children for over 80 years love playing with Legos and using their imaginations to create incredible feats of basic engineering.

Lego Achievements

You don’t stick around for more than 80 years, as a successful company, without leaving behind a legacy of being one of the greatest toys ever. Lego has spread the love of building blocks all over the world, with more than 320 billion blocks floating around the toy chests of the world. Lego has been named as Toy of the Century two different times in its’ history. Not only has Lego stayed relevant in today’s everchanging world, they have also expanded their horizons to further their company, and their brand.

Lego toys are synonymous with Christmas and birthday presents, but now Lego is so much more than that. Aside from the usual Lego set, Lego has made its’ way into Hollywood and has etched itself out a nice corner in history. Under the Lego brand, there have been a plethora of feature films, straight to DVD films, TV series’, and short films, the first one in 1951. Children dress up as the different Lego Ninjago characters for Halloween. Lego has, also, created sets to reflect pairings with popular cartoons, like Scooby Doo and Batman. They have Lego clothes, shoes, hats, and other apparel as well. Lego has made sure to capitalize on their continued popularity and has continued to expand the reach and success of the brand.

Final Words

Legos are one of those toys that could be considered an iconic American toy. There probably isn’t a person in the US that doesn’t know what a Lego is. Not for nothing, but the Lego company must know what they are doing to create this type of lasting legacy. Legos have become something that people pass down from parent to child. My mother kept all of my little brother’s Legos, because they were his favorite toy, and now my two sons play with the same Legos that my little brother played with as a kid. These types of stories are what makes a toy so much more than a toy, it becomes a memory of simple happiness.

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