What is Cannabis Ruderalis?

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Cannabis Ruderalis is a category of cannabis strains that are high in CBD and contain very little THC. These types of cannabis originated in Central Asia and Russia, they are sturdy and short in appearance, and they are auto-flowering plants. Cannabis Ruderalis could likely become a key player in the crossbreeding of currently utilized strains, which could lead to the introduction of new cannabis breeds tailored towards the treatment of specific symptoms for different conditions. It can be bred with strains higher in THC or it can be used to produce high-CBD strains, while at the same time offering its own unique benefits to the cultivation process. Because it is auto-flowering, it can speed up the maturation process. Its small stature could make it ideal for indoor cultivation, and its natural pest resistance could greatly benefit outdoor grows. 

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