Let’s face it, marijuana can be expensive. Especially if you start getting into higher THC strains. If you are supporting a heavy habit, that will cost you a substantial amount of money. One of the best ways to cut the cost of your cannabis is to grow your own. There is an up-front cost to growing your own cannabis. Soil, containers, seeds, fertilizers, and pest control management solutions are not free.
Once you get over this cost, the cost goes down exponentially. Not only that, but you can get a very large return on your initial cost. So maybe start with one or two plants and work your way up. This will spread the initial cost out over time.
It’s Easier than You Think
You can’t wake up one day and have a full plant in your backyard. Just because there is some work involved, doesn’t mean that it is impossible either. Growing your own marijuana is easier than you might think. There are so many different ways to grow marijuana these days, that you can tailor a grow plan to your own environment. Couple that with the amount of information available to you, and growing your own cannabis should be relatively easy. Some strains require more work, as do some processes, so there is some research and work involved.
We all have a desire to have enough, if not more than enough, of something. In the case of weed, you don’t want to run out. It just makes sense to grow your own. If you grow your own cannabis, you will have a large supply when you harvest. If you grow year-round, you will always have marijuana at hand. You shouldn’t run out unless you go around handing it out to everyone you meet. ☺
Having an abundance of weed on hand means you don’t have to worry about running out. You don’t have to plan your time around making a run to the dispensary. You can rest assured that you will have some in your stash. Having what you want available can lend to giving you peace of mind.
When you really enjoy something, it doesn’t really feel like work, is it? If you enjoy cultivating weed, then growing it becomes an enjoyable pastime. Growing any plant can be a learning experience that enriches your life. Growing cannabis just happens to enrich your life twice. You get to learn a new skill and you get to have your own weed. You may not be an expert right away, but there are plenty of easy strains to get started with. There are a lot of resources available for the new grower. You can check out our blog guide for growing your first plant.
You Control What Your Cannabis Is Exposed To
Your local dispensary is probably a great place. You have probably gotten some of the best weed you have ever had there. But do you know where they got that weed from? Are they aware of all of the growing techniques used by the grower? Do they know if there was an infestation on the plants and pesticides were used?
I am not saying that the grower or the people at your dispensary aren’t good people. Most people in the industry are probably amazing people. They most likely have the absolute best intentions. What I am saying is that you just don’t know how that weed was grown. You don’t know what is in the soil it was grown in. There are many factors that can come into play when you grow any plants and having control over those factors can bring you peace of mind. Growing your own marijuana gives you as much control as possible over what your plants are exposed to.
You Choose What You Grow
Have you ever gone to your dispensary only to find out your favorite strain is sold out? Maybe they didn’t have the edibles you were looking for. It’s happened to all of us - and it’s kind of a bummer. Yeah, you can make the trek to another dispensary to see what they have. If you’re lucky you can order your favorite online and it will be here in a day or two. But didn’t you want it right now?
When you grow your own, you get to choose what strain of weed is available because you grew it. Yes, it takes a while to grow but once you harvest you can have plenty of weed. Under ideal conditions, you can get up to 500 grams from an outdoor plant and an ounce per foot for an indoor plant.
Pro-tip: Order more seeds near harvest time so you can start a new grow once you are able to do so. Just remember to store your seeds properly.
Imagine the benefits of growing your own marijuana. You will be around green plants every day. You will be nurturing them from seed to maturity. By growing your own cannabis plants, you will be an integral part of the process of the life of a piece of nature. Imagine the benefits that will come from being involved with your plants as they grow. Imagine the benefits of your yield during harvest. It seems like a win-win situation to me.
Develop A Skill
Growing anything is a skill. I know it seems like you put a seed in some soil and then a plant grows, but there is more to it than that. When you learn to grow your own cannabis, you are learning skills that can be transferred to other types of gardening. You can learn to grow a grow food or flowers.
Growing cannabis will teach you some of the following skills:
You will learn these skills and others. All of these skills can be used in other gardening techniques. Learning new skills can improve you as a person. You will also truly appreciate the end product. Not only as something that you can get high from but as something that you grew with your own hands.
As you learn to grow your cannabis, you can begin to experiment. Growing your own cannabis allows you to try to create a strain with qualities that you want. You can begin to crossbreed strains in order to try to focus on certain qualities. Maybe you like the cerebral high from a certain strain of Sativa but you also want the mellow of a strain of India. With research and experimentation, you can try to bring those two qualities together in one strain.
Imagine creating an entirely new strain of marijuana for you and your friends to enjoy. You can create a strain that will produce the effects that you want. Maybe you want a strain with higher THC. Maybe you want a strain with lower THC and higher CBD. Just remember to research what you want to do. It can make the whole process a lot easier.
It Could Lead To A Rewarding Career
If you have spent time partaking in cannabis and learning the skills of growing, you may be the perfect candidate to start cultivating it on a commercial scale. You can turn growing marijuana into a profitable, full-time career. The cannabis industry is just starting to get going. As cannabis becomes legal in more and more places, the need for it is growing exponentially. With the need for cannabis, comes the need for people who can grow it. You can use your skills to get yourself in at a grow house or you can start your own business. Just make sure to look up the local laws and make sure you do it right.
Even if you don’t decide to turn it into a career, you can still grow to have fun. There are plenty of resources available online. Maybe you can join an online community and share what you know. You may influence the next generation of professional growers.
Growing your own cannabis has many favorable skills and conditions that go along with it. It can save you money and teach you a new set of skills. It may even be a way for you to become gainfully employed. If you do it correctly and take the time to do research, growing your own cannabis can be a highly rewarding activity.