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First of all, don’t over-react. Before you force your child into a professional drug treatment program that you may not be able to afford and they may not even need, take a step back and try to evaluate the situation.

If you see plants like this growing around your home, chances are they did not just pop-up in the wild—they were purposely cultivated. Cannabis plants have a palmate leaf with serrated leaflets. You are likely to recognize them from popular art. While there are plants with similar leaves, the serration pattern for Cannabis is distinctive.
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If your child is using marijuana, you may be likely to find rolled joints of marijuana cigarettes. You may also find rolling papers. Your child may claim that these are hand-rolled tobacco cigarettes, which would also be a concern.
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If you find a larger quantity of processed marijuana buds in your home, someone either has an expensive habit or they are selling weed to their friends.

Even if you live in a jurisdiction where marijuana is legal, there are age restrictions and your child can end up on the wrong side of the law. You should prepare to have a conversation with your child about the risks involved in using or selling marijuana when underage.

Parents may want to know what marijuana looks like in all stages of development and use. See photos that can help you check what you find at home.

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Identifying male plants is easy. A week or two after it entered the flowering phase, the male pre-flower will look like a ball.

For breeders, Ruderalis is a valuable plant for two reasons. One is that they could use it to develop new hybrids that contain both the Sativa and Indica genetics. Another is that they could also produce auto-flowering seeds – its native trait.
1. Male Plants

2. Feminized Seeds
Sativa plants originated mostly from equatorial territories. Because of the more balanced light cycle, it developed the ability to continue growing even while flowering with some reaching 20 feet tall. Because it has a more extended flowering period, it tends to have a higher yield.
Before going into the details, though, here are some useful background information on the different types of cannabis. Basic as it is, these are the foundation of successful cultivation.
Effects of Cannabis Indica

  • Cooking additive
  • Dietary supplements
  • Body care
  • Detergents
  • Fuel
  • Paints

Unlike Sativa, the leaves of Indica plants are broader. One can say that it looks similar to a fan. It also does not grow as tall with most averaging between 3 to 9 feet. Due to its physically shorter structure, many people prefer to cultivate it indoors.

As a beginner in growing cannabis, all the things that need to be taken into consideration can be challenging. Here are some useful background information on the different types of cannabis.