The pot leaf is one of the most well-known symbols of cannabis culture and the fight for the legalization of marijuana.
Marijuana or Cannabis sativa is perhaps the most recognizable plant in the world. Pictures of the ubiquitous green marijuana leaf show up in the news media, textbooks and drug-prevention literature, and the leaf's shape is made into jewellery, put on bumper stickers and clothing and spray-painted on walls. The leaves are arranged palmately, radiating from a common center like the fingers of a hand spreading apart. Although most people know what the cannabis plant looks like, they may know very little about its horticulture.
Cannabis sativa is believed to be a native plant of India, where it possibly originated in a region just north of the Himalayan mountains. It is a herbaceous annual that can grow to a height of between 13 and 18 feet (4 to 5.4 meters). The plant has flowers that bloom from late-summer to mid-fall. Cannabis plants usually have one of two types of flowers, male or female, and some plants have both. Male flowers grow in elongated clusters along the leaves and turn yellow and die after blossoming. Female flowers grow in spike-like clusters and remain dark green for a month after blossoming, until the seed ripens. Hashish, which is more powerful than marijuana, is made from the resin of the cannabis flowers.
Pot leaves comes with 3, 5 or seven fingers. The better the pot plant is grown, the more fingers the leaves have. Depending on a strain of pot, leaf fingers can be narrow, long and thin in case of sativa strains or shorter, thick and broad for indica strains. Indica/sativa hybrids have leaves in between those of indicas and sativas. Celebrate the strict guidelines set forth by Digital Militia Horticultural Society and get your digital pot leaf shirt today!