Growing your own cannabis is a very rewarding experience that gives back exactly what is put in. Beyond the pleasure of tending to your own grow, there are a number of other reasons to consider growing your own plants and producing your own bud.
Reason 1: Save Money
One of the main reasons to grow your own cannabis is for the cost savings. With legalization in Canada now, most provinces are allowing for 4 plants per household. This is a relatively small grow with minimal start-up costs that pay for itself after a few harvests. On average, one cannabis plant will produce an ounce of dried, cured and smokable bud. Individuals with small grows of 2-4 plants can usually start and finish approximately 3 grows per year, resulting in approximately a dozen ounces of quality, crafted cannabis.
Reason 2: Unlimited Options
Another benefit to growing your own cannabis is that, not only can you access a nearly unlimited number of options when it comes to which strain, but you can also secure your own supply of that strain. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to medical patients who may find a great strain that manages their symptoms at their local shop, but then it is gone when they visit next. Most stores have a limit of 10-12 strains that they offer at a given time, making it difficult to find that perfect strain. Growing your own gives you an opportunity to grow a few different strains and see what the results are. Once you find a strain that works best for you, you can easily grow more from the seeds on your existing plants, or buy purchasing seeds or clones from reputable suppliers.
Reason 3: Home Grown Quality
When it comes to purchasing cannabis from your local dispensary or dealer, you often don’t know where that cannabis comes from or how it was grown. Some individuals and companies may be using pesticides and non-organic fertilizers to cut costs, while others may use more organic methods, but there is no way to track that information when you purchase cannabis. Growing your own is the best way to track the source and be aware of how the bud has been handled and grown, therefore giving you a better indication of what you are ingesting.
Reason 4: Technological Advances
With the recent upgrades to cannabis grow technology including harvest machines and trimmers, lighting options and even grow tents, growing cannabis has never been easier! With a multitude of LED and affordable grow lights, you can ensure your plants get everything they need. In addition, there are hundreds of tutorials online for growing and a variety of strains to choose from; some easy to grow and some more difficult. Lastly, with a variety of home grow trimming machine options, such as the CenturionPro TableTop system, harvest time has never been easier. Trimming your plants can be done in as little as an hour so you can enjoy your hard work!
Reason 5: New Plant Appreciation
Growing your own cannabis provides users with a brand new appreciation for the cannabis plant. Tending to these plants as seeds or seedlings and watching them grow into big, beautiful flowers is a very rewarding process and one that gives back exactly what you put into it. While there may be a bit of a learning curve in the beginning, you will soon be on your way to producing beautiful, dense buds full of flavor and with the benefits you’re looking for!