Located in Madison County, Huntsville is a medium-sized city known for its historic districts, museums, and libraries. While attitudes towards marijuana use have evolved in significant ways throughout the past decade, Alabama is one state where recreational cannabis is not legal. However, strides have been made regarding medical marijuana. If you’re a Huntsville resident looking to learn more, read on.
Marijuana in Huntsville and the State of Alabama
Nicknamed “Rocket City,” Huntsville is a popular destination for outer space enthusiasts and tourists thanks to the role it played in first putting astronauts on the moon: The rockets themselves were built in Huntsville, and today, the city is home to the most popular paid tourist attraction in the state: The U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Huntsville is also a hub for individuals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Yet despite the city’s innately technological lean, it is equally well-known for its scenic attractions and proximity to nature.
Cannabis Laws in Alabama
Huntsville also made the news in 2022 for considering participation in Alabama’s medical cannabis industry. In 2021, Alabama became the 36th state to permit medical cannabis through the approval of the Compassion Act. In 2022, Huntsville’s city council voted 4-0 to approve the sale of regulated medical marijuana products.
Rocket City is also currently considering changes to its Zoning Ordinance that would accommodate medical cannabis facilities. Additional information on the Compassion Act is available here. While progress is being made, there is no set date as to when medical cannabis sales will begin in Alabama. We recommend checking for updates with the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission.
What Are the Main Species of Cannabis?
While there are hundreds of cannabis strains in existence, virtually all strains originate from cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, or some combination of the two. These separate species have contrasting effects, yet both are popular in their own right. In fact, the most popular strains today typically include a mixture of both sativa and indica lineage.
Sativa plants are slender and tall. They typically have wispier buds and narrow, elongated leaves with serrated edges. This species is native to Eastern Asia and was first classified in 1753 by the biologist and physician Carl Linnaeus. The name “sativa” originates from the Latin term Sativum, which means “cultivate.”
Sativa plants are primarily known for their cognitive effects. They tend to enhance focus, alertness, and mental acuity. They also tend to promote energy and motivation. As such, they’re preferred by cannabis users looking to enhance their sharpness of mind—whether for socializing, completing tasks around the house, or embarking on a creative project. While every strain of cannabis will have its own unique blend of flavors, as a general rule, sativa strains tend to taste earthier and more savory. (Whereas indica plants, as a general rule, have sweeter flavors.)
Sativa Strains at Growers Choice
Growers Choice carries a wide variety of strains with sativa lineage. While most have some indica influence, we also have a number of pure sativa plants. We recommend browsing our entire selection, but have plucked a few from our collection to highlight here to help get you started.
One of the most popular sativa strains in our library, Durban Poison feminized seeds are sweet, spicy, and have profoundly energizing effects. This 100% sativa strain emits an earthy, pine-like aroma and contains moderate levels of CBD. It is also a fairly easy plant to cultivate, and therefore, an excellent choice for novice growers.
This strain’s 80% sativa genetics produce creative, energetic, and gleeful effects. With a flowering time of 55-65 days, Orange Crush seeds have cheesy, citrus-like flavors and a THC content of 20%.
This type of cannabis was first identified in the late 1700s by French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. In contrast to cannabis sativa, indica plants are denser, shorter, and more conical in shape. They tend to have wide leaves and, as a general rule, endure temperate climates more successfully than cannabis sativa. They are also recognizable by their darker, richer hues; the leaves are often a deep green.
Effects-wise, indica plants tend to be physically lulling. They are often used to enhance sleep or to induce a pleasant state of languor and peace. While sativa plants sharpen thoughts and instill the user with cognitive drive and clarity, the indica cannabis plant soothes and relaxes the user both physically and mentally.
Indica Strains at Growers Choice
Growers Choice has a broad selection of indica strains. Many of these are indica-dominant cannabis seeds, with some sativa lineage. However, we also offer some 100% indica strains.
Another easy-to-grow strain, White Rhino feminized seeds produce plants that contain 100% indica genetics and have a flowering time of 60-70 days. Pine-like, spicy, and sweet, this strain produces sensations of profound euphoria, relaxation, and joy.
This beautiful plant has a sweet, earthy aroma and a delectable, fruity flavor. One of the most coveted cannabis strains in existence, Purple Kush plants have 100% indica genetics and a 19% THC content. Fans of this strain use it to relax. Its effects are powerful enough to even lull users to sleep.
As the name implies, sativa-dominant hybrids are strains whose lineage consists primarily of sativa genetics–but they also contain some indica (and potentially ruderalis) influence as well. For those who find the effects of a pure sativa too overwhelming, but still enjoy the cognitive boost, sativa-dominant hybrids are one additional option.
While every strain is distinct in its appearance, aroma, and effects, speaking, sativa-dominant hybrids tend to produce mental energy and precision of thoughts. However, these traits are counterbalanced, in a pleasant way, with the tranquil aspects of indica genetics.
Sativa-Dominant Strains at Growers Choice
We have a broad selection of sativa weed seeds Growers Choice—many of which are sativa-dominant hybrids. One example is Gushers Feminized Autoflower Cannabis Seeds. Sweet and highly flavorful, this strain contains a 40:60 ratio of sativa-to-indica genetics. This strain also has a flowering time of 8-19 weeks and produces a pleasant mixture of relaxing, yet invigorating, effects.
Indica-dominant hybrids instill, first and foremost, a sense of physical chill and calm. Yet in smaller amounts, they may provide users with cerebral acuity and verve.
This indica-dominant strain boasts vivid purple buds and a THC content of 18%. Its 80% indica genetics make for a sleepy, indulgent, and glee-sparking strain that many prefer to enjoy during a quiet evening at home. Berry, Diesel-like, and earthy, Blackberry Kush plants are easy to grow and produce indoor yields of up to 450 grams per square meter, and up to 800 grams per plant outdoors.
Good news for those who can’t choose between indica and sativa effects: You don’t have to. Balanced hybrids incorporate these two species in equal amounts. As such, balanced hybrid strains tend to produce a pleasant equilibrium of mind-sharpening pep and physically soothing chill.
This strain is somewhat difficult to come by, but thankfully, Growers Choice makes it simple to obtain. Highly popular for its mixture of sativa and indica effects, the Shipwreck plant has a flowering time of 60-70 days, a THC content of 15%, and produces energetic, mood-boosting effects.
Additional Cannabis Varieties and Characteristics
Our catalog of cannabis seeds is quite vast, as is the world of the marijuana plant itself. In some respects, this article only skims the surface: Other characteristics you’ll want to research further and consider when selecting the perfect seed strain include fast-flowering varieties such as auto-flowering seed, feminized strains, THC and CBD levels, and terpene content—to name a few.
Seeds in Huntsville
Unfortunately, Hunstvillians are not able to embark on legal homegrows right now. Even though locals don’t have access to legal weed or any other legal marijuana products, the good news is that they are permitted to simply possess ungerminated seeds.
Many individuals who have a natural interest in cannabis actually collect these seeds as novelty items—as one would collect coins, stamps, etc. Additionally, should you ever find yourself living in an area where cannabis cultivation is legal, it’s important to purchase premium cannabis products at a reliable establishment. A quick search will bring up many online retailers, but not all have the same level of quality.
The Benefits of Purchasing Seeds from Growers Choice
The health of your seeds is one of the most important factors in any gardener’s cultivation process. Even the most skilled and experienced grower will be at a disadvantage if they don’t begin their gardening process with healthy, premium seeds.
Growers Choice is an excellent choice for experts and novices alike in that we place a strong emphasis on providing only premium cannabis seeds. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our products that we provide a 90% germination guarantee, which is the best in the industry. For this reason, Growers Choice is an attractive option for those seeking reasonable prices without sacrificing quality. We also provide friendly customer service, discreet delivery, and a large collection of educational articles. Additionally, all of our seeds are accompanied by detailed product descriptions.
Jack Herer Feminized SeedsFrom Just: $39
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Great White Shark Feminized SeedsFrom Just: $39
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OG Kush Feminized SeedsFrom Just: $47
White Widow Feminized SeedsFrom Just: $43
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