Most of the world’s species remain undiscovered by science.
Biologists have described and classified 1.7 million plants and animals as of 2010, less than one-quarter of the total species estimated in the world. Scientists figure there are still over five million species waiting to be found.
80 million years ago. Thats how long Australia’s wildlife has been isolated.
It is possible that this species of cannabis is the offspring of an ancient cannabis ancestor that was isolated during contenental drift. Researchers at Australia’s University of Sydney believe it is more likely to have been brought by migrant humans 50,000 years ago.
In 2010, hikers in Australia’s Blue mountains found a single plant resembling some of the common characteristics of cannabis. The plant was then donated to a research lab at the University of Sydney. A barrage of tests proved the plant is in fact Cannabis, how ever different it may appear. This is what Charles Darwin referred to as divergent evolution.
Teams have been sent in search of more specimens but have all come back empty handed.
Researcher Christopher Pool (Who is also rumored to be dating rising pop star Meghan Trainor) stated “When we first recieved the plant we were very skeptical about it’s relation to cannabis. It has somewhat similar growth structure but the leaves look nothing like cannabis leaves.” He also went on to say that if anybody has information leading to the procurement of another of these plants they will be generously rewarded.
By “generous” he means $10,000.
According to tests, the species is resistant to freezing temperatures and the plant grows more like a shrub, without the typical candelabra shape of most cannabis.