To start off, endo means internal or within; that’s the dictionary definition of the word. But as we all know, the cannabis community assigned a very expansive catalogue of slang to reference various cannabis-related terminologies.
In the cannabis world, the term endo either refers to premium grade cannabis that has been cured by hanging it upside down, or to high-quality flower that has been grown indoors using hydroponics equipment.
Why is it called “endo”?
As most of us already know, cannabis is usually grown best between 68 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit; this does vary slightly depending on the strain. If the temperature falls outside of the mentioned optimal temperature, the crop can become damaged, thus affecting its potency.
This is where the endo cannabis plants come into play! Plants that are grown indoors for maximum yield.
What are the best cannabis strains for endo growing?
Critical Mass is an excellent all-around strain and is ideal if you want high yields with a short flowering period. It can produce a substantial indoor yield of up to 27 ounces per square meter planted. Another plus is that it seldom grows taller than 140cm when grown indoors.
It is based on the Girl Scout Cookies “forum cut.” Supposedly, this forum cut was a rare clone that people could only find on a specific online forum. These days, you can get a stabilized seed from breeders.
Royal Cookies offers up to 18 ounces of bud per square meter planted, and usually grows no taller than 110cm indoors.
Amnesia Haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a diverse lineage. To produce this strain, cannabis breeders crossed South Asian and Jamaican landraces with Hawaiian, Thai, Haze, Afghani, and Haze strains!
TheMoby Dick strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that’s a cross between White Widow and Haze. This strain is an excellent option if your indoor space is limited.
This multiple Cannabis Cup winner provides a high calyx-to-leaf ratio. Indoors, it produces a yield of around 14 ounces per square meter planted. Its flowering time is 8-9 weeks, and it seldom exceeds 140cm in height indoors.
So, there you have it – “endo” cannabis is basically just cannabis that’s grown indoors. It can technically refer to any strain that’s been cultivated and harvested in an indoor environment, but it most often refers to premium, high-quality crops that have been maximized using a hydroponics setup.
Cannabis has been around for centuries, yet despite that fact we are only just now beginning to understand where it came from. While using terms like Indica and Sativa to describe a particular strain may not be historically or scientifically accurate it’s what we’ve been doing for generations and it’s unlikely to change anytime soon.