Face it, buying cannabis can be a tricky endeavor. If you are fortunate enough to live in one of the few U.S. states where the possession of marijuana is legal, you might be forced to shell out a small fortune for high quality product. Maybe you should consider growing your own weed.
Growing Your Own Weed
If you live anywhere else, there’s the whole ordeal of visiting a doctor to get the appropriate credentials and finding a reputable dealer that carries your preferred products. There are many hassles that come along with buying cannabis and growing your own weed can be a great alternative. Read on for the top five reasons why you should start growing your own cannabis today.
1. It Will Save You Money
Buying cannabis isn’t cheap — at least, not if you are interested in buying a high quality product. Growing your own weed, however, can be much cheaper and will, in the long run, keep your supply (and your bank account) a lot fuller.
Research done by price information researchers found that the cost of store-bought marijuana can range anywhere from $10 to $20 per gram. An ounce can set you back anywhere from $175 to $360.
Growing your own weed outdoors can allow you to grow a pound or more from just a single cannabis plant. Each of which can be purchased for less than $100 per plant. Indoor growing setups do require more upfront costs for grow lights, carbon filters, soil, and other equipment. You may have to research regulations in your state or county to learn whether you are required to grow indoors or out and base your decision off those rules.
2. You Can Grow What You Like
There are literally hundreds of strains of marijuana to choose from. Each with their own potency, smells, flavors, and effects. Since everyone has their favorites, it’s better to grow your own to ensure you always have what you like on hand when you want it. Some may be harder to grow, it’s best to learn from experience. Start with a plant that’s easier to grow and then jump up a level.
Growing your own weed allows you to explore germination techniques and cross breeding. It also dictates what type of cannabis you’ll be smoking or ingesting, and ensures the crop you’re using has not been tainted with any unnecessary pesticides or other chemical treatments.
It’s harder to detect which cannabis flowers do not have any pesticide. Some are even grown using Plant Growth Regulators (PGR). This can make the weed grow faster and give fatter yields.
3. Quality Control
Quality is one of the most important part of your weed. You don’t want to buy something you thought was good tasting and potent when it really only smelled good. That is a big let down.
Knowing how to grow quality cannabis is very important. Quality is a very broad word but it can consist of a lot. Different ways to test quality is to check the smell, color, structure of the bud, trichromes, taste and potency in percentage.
While you are growing, you want to keep looking for molds and pests on your bud. This can kill your plant. One thing that will separate you from the big guys is that the big guys can’t tend to every single plant where as the small grower can. More focus on each plant means higher quality.
4. Growing Weed is a Hobby You’ll Actually Care About
If you have ever thought about gardening as a pastime, growing your own weed is a great introduction into the world of gardening and horticulture. Not only can it be an extremely therapeutic hobby, it can introduce you to a ton of information about different cannabis strains and strain effects.
Of course, there’s a better-than-good chance that your first crop will be a letdown. After all, it’s a skill that takes some time to master. But, after some practice and a few mistakes, you’ll notice your harvests getting better and better each time.
Growing your own plants is an extremely rewarding and gratifying experience, and it also means you’ll be growing some high-quality bud in the process.
5. Save Money
Growing will require some initial capital in the beginning. You will need to buy lights, fix your grown tent, make sure you have the right temperature and much more. You will also spend money learning how to grow it properly. However, this is all part of the strategy in learning to grow.
When you realize what you learn and how much your plants are yielding, it will eventually make more sense financially to grow. Growing weed can help you save money in the long term.
Your biggest cost is going to be electricity from the lights constantly being on. Running two plants will probably run a $75 monthly electricity bill, depending on your areas power rate.
6. You’ll Be Everyone’s Favorite Person
If your harvests begin yielding more weed than you know what to do with, why not let your friends and family be the main beneficiaries of your extra supply.
Sharing your cannabis with those closest to you will not only make you everyone’s favorite friend, it will also give you some feedback on how your harvests are improving and motivate you to keep growing more.
Just make sure you know about the regulations concerning sales and distribution of cannabis in your region. You don’t want to end up getting in trouble because you didn’t register with the proper government authorities.
7. Because It’s Legal Now (In Some Places)
Smoking weed is now mostly legal in 30 states in the U.S. 11 of those states allow you to grow your own supply. Put plainly, this is an amazing time when it comes to weed legalization. As more states slowly get on board with letting you grow your own cannabis, why not enjoy it now while you can.
Go out and take advantage of your right to grow weed and enjoy the freedoms that you have rightly earned.
8. Waste Less Time Going to a Dispensary
You will have your time more deicated towards growing but going to the dispensary is not a problem anymore. Unless you’re looking for a specific strain or a product that you can’t grow or make, you don’t need to worry.
Most people rather smoke weed but with the growth in popularity in oils and wax, it can be harder to make this.
Growing marijuana requires experience but experience is a lesson that is taught after the lesson. In order to learn, you have to keep pushing and trying.
Keep on growing your cannabis plants until you have learned what you need to. In the beginning you will suffer and think it’s not for you.
As you get more experience, you can start and be the founder of local meet up groups in your area. This form of networking can go a long way. You can trade seeds with other people and grow your arsenal of plants by having more than one strain.
Regardless of the reason you choose to start growing your own weed, in the long run, you’ll be happy you did!
— Article by Cannabis Twenty-Four Seven —