Washington Post: Marijuana is emerging among California’s vineyards, offering promise and concern

It is the fall harvest here in this fertile stretch of oaks and hills that produces some of the country’s best wine. This season, though, workers also are plucking the sticky, fragrant flowers of a new crop.

Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as a rival to the valley’s grapes but as a high-value commodity that could help reinvigorate a fading agricultural tradition along the state’s Central Coast. Brushed by ocean breeze, cannabis has taken root, offering promise and prompting the age-old question of whether there can be too much of a good thing.

Here’s a Great Big Venn Diagram of All the Most Popular Marijuana Strains

Marijuana strains can be very confusing, especially to those just getting into market. Most everyone knows that there are indicas, sativas, and hybrids, but understanding which strain is which type can be much more confusing. So we thought we would make it a little easier and create a visualization that may help you remember which of the most popular strains are of which of the marijuana types. Remember, hybrids are just a mix of indica and sativa, which is why they are the overlap in the Venn diagram.

Indica & Sativa: Do These Cannabis Labels Mean Anything?

Long ago, cannabis plants grew wild, in regions as far-flung as the Mongolian steppes and the monsoon-soaked hills of Thailand. The plant adapted to its location, gradually morphing into two separate members of the cannabis family: Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa. Botanists identified the two cannabis varieties over 250 years ago. Then, many years later, they identified a third species—the non-psychoactive Cannabis ruderalis.

Cannabis Brews on Rise for Canadian Market

The first time Dooma Wendschuh tried brewing cannabis into beer, it “tasted like rotten broccoli,” the co-founder of Belleville, Ont. startup Province Brands told The Guardian. But once he figured it out, the resulting “beer” — which is gluten-free and does not contain alcohol — was “dry, savoury, less sweet than a typical beer flavour,” Wendschuh told the British paper. “The beer hits you very quickly, which is not common for a marijuana edible.”