4 Types Of Marijuana Leaves; A Guide For Stoners

The marijuana leaves are the powerful source of inspiration i.e. artistic and otherwise in many cultures for stoners throughout the history.

There are 4 types of marijuana leaves. They are as follows:

All the types of marijuana leaves belong to the Cannabis sativa L of the general umbrella category or genus. The L stands for Carl Linnaeus’s last name. He first identified the species in 1753.



Sativa has thirteen long, jagged; slender, spiky, and pronounced serrations. The colouration of the leaves varies from light green to dark green. These leaves can come either from the male plant which is known as hemp or from the female plant which is famous for smokable weed. The male plants produce more CBD than THC. They are grown for industrial and planet-saving purposes. They are renewable and eco-friendly also. The marijuana leaves can be used as medicine or for some other truly righteous things. The cannabis sativa is grown for agricultural purposes in Europe.



Linnaeus thought that cannabis was having only one species i.e. sativa variety. But later it was found that there are several other varieties of marijuana leaves. The other varieties grow from the cannabis sativa plant like cannabis Indica. These leaves are much shorter and wider than the cannabis sativa leaves. They contain 7 to 9 olive green leaflets. The name, cannabis Indica was coined by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in 1785 to point out the difference between the cannabis sativa and the cannabis indica. The cannabis indica is grown in India for medicinal purposes.



The third species of marijuana plant was identified by the Russian botanist D.E. Janischevsky and he named the third species as Cannabis Ruderalis. These leave the used to treat depression by the Russians and Mongolians. They grow across Eastern Europe.

The cannabis Ruderalis is similar to the indica leaf. The Ruderalis plant has 5 to13 leaflets. The difference between the Ruderalis leaves and the indica leaves are somewhat narrower and smaller. The Ruderalis does not have much THC content but it grows wildly.


  1. Origin- these are mostly grown on greenhouses or farms from the combinations of indica and sativa strains.
  2. Plant description- it depends on the combination of the parent plants.
  3. Typical CBD to THC ratio- each type has unique ratio of the two combinations. But mostly they are grown in order to increase the THC percentage.
  4. Daytime or night time use- it depends on the effects of the hybrid.
  5. Popular strains- this is typically classified as indica dominant, sativa dominant. Popular strains are trainwreck, blue dream and pineapple express.

Side effects and risks:-

  1. Dry eyes
  2. Dry mouth
  3. Anxiety
  4. Dizziness
  5. Paranoia
  6. Increased heart rate
  7. Lethargy
  8. Decreased blood pressure

Read Also: Types Of Drugs And Their Risk.

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