Cannabis Ruderalis originated in Central Europe and made its way to Amsterdam in the 1980’s by a seed bank that was trying to improve their marijuana breeding program. You can find Ruderalis plants outdoors from Minnesota up north through Canada. Cannabis Ruderalis is also known as “ditch weed” as it is a plant containing very little THC. The high from smoking Ruderalis marijuana is not good and usually cause headaches or nausea. The only benefit I have found growing Ruderalis Strains is that it starts to flower after only a few weeks of growth. With that being said, Cannabis Ruderalis is mainly used in cross-breeding marijuana plants due to its ability to flower early.