Now that growing your own marijuana is legal in many states, people all over the country finally have the ability to take their health into their own hands. We’re no longer dependent on billion dollar pharmaceutical companies whose bottom line depends on your illness. Marijuana has been proven to be an effective treatment for everything from anxiety to cancer, and you can grow it in your very own home.
If you’re still new to medical marijuana, there are some benefits to purchasing it from the dispensary. You can explore different strains and strengths, finding the one that works for you. But if you know what you’re looking for, you can save yourself a lot of time and money by growing your own.
Setting up a legal indoor grow is a surprisingly simple process. All you need is a small space and a few different pieces of equipment. The main thing you’ll need is a light source. LED Grow Lights are the most eco-friendly way to give your plants the natural, healthy light they need. They use very little power and produce a spectrum of light that is conducive to aiding photosynthesis.
The rest of the materials can be picked up from a hardware or gardening store. you need some soil, some pots, some fertilizer, and some kind of vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is what prevents the humid environment of your grows room from damaging your home. Some people spend time building a barrier out of duct wrap, but others purchase a simple grow tent to make things easy.
Once you’ve got the materials, growing marijuana is just like growing any other plant. The one difference is that you need to work with exclusively female plants. The buds are actually a part of the plant’s reproductive organs. If males and females are grown together, the plants will become pollinated and develop seeds. This must be avoided. For that reason, many people choose to use feminized seeds to make the process easy.
Once you’ve got your seeds started, you’re able to experiment with how you grow. You’ll be taking care of your plants daily, and you’ll begin to develop a bond with them. You can experiment with altering light cycles and different fertilizers. Over time, it will become easy for you to tell if your plants are happy or not.
It’s important for marijuana users to grow their own as it instills a sense of independence. That’s what the whole movement is about. The notion that we, as individuals, can be empowered to control our own health. Removing corporations from the industry is a key component of our development as a society.