Brewer & Company Medicinal Indian Hemp Extract

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India-Central Southern- Kerala, Mysore, and Madras regions (10 degrees to 20 degrees north latitude)

Ganja (or flowering Cannabis tops) has been grown in India for hundreds of years. These strains are usually grown in a seedless fashion and are cured, dried, and smoked as marijuana instead of being converted to hashish as in many Central Asian areas. This makes them more considerable interest to domestic Cannabis cultivators wishing to reap the benefits of years of selective breeding for fine ganja by Indian farmers. Many Europeans and Americans now live in these areas of Indian and ganja strains are finding their way into domestic American Cannabis crops.

Ganja strains are often tall and broad with a central stalk up to 12 feet and spreading highly-branched limbs. The leaves are medium green and made up of 7 to 11 leaflets of moderate size and serration arranged in a circular array. The frond- like limbs of ganja strains result from extensive compound branching so that by the time floral clusters form they grow from tertiary and quaternary limbs. This promotes a high yield of floral clusters which in ganja strains tend to be small, slender, and curved. Seeds are usually small and dark. Many spicy aromas and tastes occur in Indian ganja strains and they are extremely resinous and psychoactive. Medicinal Cannabis of the late 1800s and early 1900s was usually Indian ganja.

- pp. 108-109, Marijuana Botany by Robert Connell Clarke (1981)

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