Cannabis is a plant whose female and male reproductive organs exist separately. While the female cannabis plants grow in an environment without males to producers themselves, the male plant thereby pollinates the female plant to produce the seeds.
How weed comes from Cannabis seeds
That being said, many cannabis plants can produce both male and female flowers together. This usually occurs when the plant is left to flower longer than usual, or exposed to environmental stressors. It is the hermaphrodite condition.
However, the male flowers will produce viable pollen sometimes and also self-pollinate the female flowers around it to produce Cannabis seeds.
As soon as the Cannabis seeds are mature, the female plant starts to die, just like an Octopus does after giving birth to a child. Meanwhile, the Cannabis seeds drop on the ground and begin to germinate, thereby growing into a new Cannabis plant.
In addition, farmers and cultivators gather the seeds so they can sell them for food products, medications, hemp oil and other forms of materials for human use.
The flowering cycle
During the photoperiod, most cannabis plants start their flowering cycle (a period or length of time that the plants are exposed to light each day). The flowering cycle usually begins when the photoperiod is reduced to 12-14 hours. There is no hinderance of the size or age of the plant in this case.
However, a species called the Cannabis ruderalis will start to flower as soon as the plant reaches a certain age and does not depend on a change in photoperiod.