1783, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck came across a type of cannabis that was
distinct and totally different from the sativa that Linnaeus had
found a few decades earlier.
from the rocky, environmentally-hostile Hindu Kush mountains in the
Middle East, these newly discovered cannabis plants were much
shorter, roughly 3-4 feet high, and densely branched with broad,
wider leaves. These leaves are a much darker, forest green colour,
due to a higher concentration of chlorophyll.
species — which Lamarck called Cannabis indica — adapted to its
harsh growing environment in countries like Afghanistan, India,
Turkey and Morocco and developed some unique characteristics.