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Where “Ditch Weed” Cannabis Grows in the Wild, Here in the U.S. and Abroad

Cannabis, a species that includes both hemp and marijuana, has been so commodified it’s easy to forget that it is a wild plant. Humans did not invent cannabis, though we have selectively bred it to encourage characteristics we enjoy. That being said, cannabis still grows wild in many places, both here in the United States and abroad. Here’s a look at where you can find wild cannabis, which is commonly called “ditch weed” here in the United States. Wild American Cannabis One very common wild cannabis plant that grows in North America is a variety of hemp called Ditch Weed. The plant, which can grow relatively tall, has rich fiber content and has a multitude of uses. The plant's flowers house its many seeds. Birds and other...