Cannabis is one of the world’s most popular drugs, and it’s not hard to see why. It has myriad medicinal benefits, from treating diabetes to significantly reducing the terrible symptoms associated with depression, PTSD, and anxiety. It is also entirely possible to grow it at home, provided that it is legal in your state or country. If you haven’t ever grown Cannabis before, then there are a few things that you need to know. If you don’t do your research and learn about Cannabis growing, then you won’t be able to make the most out of your crop.
This article will tell you everything that you need to consider:
If you are going to grow Cannabis, then you need to buy seeds. It’s important that you find a trustworthy seed bank to work with. The quality of your crop can be negatively impacted by buying poor-quality seeds. In addition to finding a quality seed bank, you also need to conduct research into different strains of Cannabis. You need to buy a strain that’s perfect for you (and potentially your customers). Bear in mind that there are thousands of sub-strains, but three main ones, which are Sativa, Indica, and hybrid (a combination of Sativa and Indica). Different strains produce different highs.
The next step is to go ahead and buy equipment. When you are buying equipment, you need to factor in the size of your crop. If you want to produce hundreds of kilos of Cannabis, then you are going to need a lot of equipment. If you are going to grow a little bit of Cannabis, then you might only need a light and a fan. The best people to speak to about equipment are professional retailers and manufacturers. They will be able to advise how much equipment you need for your crop.
Finding the Room
Another thing to take into consideration when you are buying equipment is the space that you have available to you. It doesn’t really matter how much Cannabis you want to grow, if you don’t have the room then your crop is limited. If you are growing Cannabis outdoors then you need to make sure that your gate of the area, so that intruders can’t interfere with your crop. If you are going to do a large indoor crop, then a small warehouse should suffice. It is also entirely possible to convert your home into a Cannabis farm, although this method comes with legal difficulties and safety problems.
Indoor or Outdoor?
Do you want to grow your Cannabis indoors or outdoors? If you choose to grow your Cannabis indoors, then you don’t need to worry that much about security. If you are growing it outdoors, however, security becomes more of a concern. Growing Cannabis outdoors does have its advantages, however. If you choose to grow your Cannabis outdoors, then you won’t need to spend as much on electricity, heating, and water. Cannabis only grows in temperate climates, so you need to make sure the weather outdoors is suitable for Cannabis growth. If it isn’t then you have no other option but to grow it indoors.
You need to invest in security features, otherwise, your crop could be stolen or tampered with. Cannabis growers are regularly targeted by fraud gangs, who either steal their crop or their growing equipment (which can be extremely expensive). An investment in your crop’s security is an investment in your future as a Cannabis grower. CCTV cameras, an alarm system, and potentially attack dogs should all suffice as sufficient protective measures.
Something that we haven’t mentioned yet, but that needs to be taken very seriously, is the legality of Cannabis in your state or country. If Cannabis isn’t legalized then under no circumstances should you attempt to grow it, at home or anywhere else. Growing Cannabis without permission, a permit, or legalization, can result in you being arrested, fined, and even sent to prison. The illegal cultivation of Cannabis is a very serious crime. It’s possible to receive a life sentence in prison for it in some places. Your personal opinion on Cannabis growth is really beside the point; if it’s illegal, it’s illegal. It’s that simple. Whether you use it medicinally or recreationally, you will be treated the same as everybody else if you are caught.
If you have a large family or will b growing Cannabis at home, then you need to take into consideration that your family could potentially interfere with your crop’s growth. If you do live with family, then make sure that you lock away your Cannabis and grow it somewhere where it can’t be interfered with or played with. This is especially important if you have teenagers in the house!
Cannabis is a drug that has a lot of benefits. One of the main benefits is that it is very easy to grow, and provided that you aren’t running a largescale operation, very cheap. If you do intend upon growing your own Cannabis, then you need to prepare properly and factor in all of the points made here.