Last updated: August 13, 2018

What Does Sinsemilla Mean?

Sinsemilla, which translates to "without seed" has two different meanings in cannabis culture. First, it is used to designate types of cannabis that are noted for their high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Second, sinsemilla is used to describe a cannabis growing method where the flowers of a female cannabis plant are not allowed to come into contact with pollen from a male cannabis plant, thereby preventing the development of seeds.


Maximum Yield Explains Sinsemilla

Female cannabis flowers that are not fertilized are high in resin and develop larger panicles (branched flower clusters). This type of cannabis production is thought to have debuted in the mid to late 1970s.

Levels of THC in simsemilla cannabis are at least twice that of fertilized cannabis and can be almost 10 times higher, depending on the strain and how it was grown.

Hydroponically grown sinsemilla tends to have higher levels of THC than soil-grown cannabis. Sinsemilla cannabis is almost never grown outside as the risk of pollination by male plants is too high and can be difficult to totally prevent.

Some growers says sinsemilla should not be considered marijuana, since marijuana is deemed by some to only refer to the vegetation of the cannabis plant, and sinsemilla refers only to the flower.

The method of not allowing female flowers to be pollinated is also performed on hemp plants to increase resin.


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