Definition - What does Ditch Weed mean?
Ditch weed is a slang term referring to cannabis that grows in the wild. It is also called feral weed.
Ditch weed can be found on the side of the road as well, hence the name. When it is dried, cured, and smoked, ditch weed makes for a decent head high. Ditch weed is related to and descended from industrial hemp plants that were produced for fiber, so it typically has low amounts of THC.
Hydrolife explains Ditch Weed
Some people have been known to deliberately plant seeds in the ditches and come back for it, in order to avoid the law. This is because as by DEA definitions, ditch weed has no evidence of being the result of planned cultivation, and is assumed to have grown in wild.
Some ditch weed may just be randomly growing, likely to have come from hemp crops that have reseeded themselves. Hemp is a wild plant found in the Midwest and states like Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Another theory behind ditch weed is that it grows from seeds that were present in the roach of a joint that was tossed out the window. All of these theories means that ditch weed is scattered about instead of appearing in an organized grid or layout.
Ditch weed can grow to be eight or nine feet tall, but because it isn't tended to like farmed, indoor-grown, or greenhouse plants, the buds are not as sticky. Also, the run-off of pesticides or toxins on the road likely affect the quality of the bud, depending on the location and climate.
Ditch weed is considered to be low quality buds because it is not fertilized or tended to.