Autoflowering cannabis strains are descendants of the Cannabis Ruderalis species. According to studies, it is native to Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. Ruderalis is its own species, rather than a subspecies of C. Sativa. The main difference between Ruderalis, or autoflowering strains, is that those that do not depend on the light cycle to start flowering. They are perfectly capable of growing on their own with minimal interference. Moreover, they require no alterations in their cycle. Of course, they go through a vegetative period of about 4 to 6 weeks, after which they enter the flowering stage. On average the entire life cycle from seed to harvest takes 9 to 12 weeks. Despite their compact stature and structure, autoflowering strain can actually produce great yields.
Due to years of breeding, the autflowering strains available have high percentage of THC. In addition, they present also quite an impressive range of aromas and flavor. Moreover, autoflowering strains often have higher CBD percentages than their Indica and Sativa counter species, making them a good choice for medical users.