In this day and age where you can just go to the dispensary on the corner and pick up whatever strain you desire, why should you bother with growing your own cannabis? There are lots of reasons why, not the least of which because it’s legal now (in some places anyway).
It’s Less Expensive
Going to the dispensary is not terribly expensive. It’s certainly less expensive than buying it on the street used to be. Depending on how often you go, those trips can add up pretty fast. When you factor in things like gas, one trip to the dispensary can end up costing you a pretty penny. Growing equipment costs some money at first, but once you get a good crop going it’s a lot less expensive than going to the dispensary.
Get a Sense of Accomplishment
When I grew my first plant I felt so proud of myself. I watched this living thing grow from a tiny sprout to a glorious, lush, green, plant. It felt like how I would imagine raising a child would feel like. You get to watch the fruits of your labor quite literally blossom before your eyes, and in the case of growing your own cannabis, you get to smoke it.
You’re in Control
When you grow your own cannabis you are the one who gets to be in control. You feed your plants the nutrients you want, you choose whether to grow hydroponically, whether to go organic, you name it. The choice is yours. If you get good enough maybe you can cultivate your own strain.
You Could Make a Little Money
If you get good enough at growing your own cannabis, you can make a little bit of money, maybe even a lot of money. All the growers that I know, make a good living selling their wares to various retail establishments. Wouldn’t you rather make money doing something you love than spending your days at a 9-5, right?
It’s More Discreet
I certainly don’t have a problem running into people I know at the dispensary, but I know some people would rather not announce to the world (or at the very least, their boss and/or coworkers. Growing your own cannabis is more discreet than going to a dispensary any day of the week.
It’s Easy to Do
Growing your own cannabis is not as hard as it might seem. If you can grow a houseplant, then you can surely grow your own cannabis. It’s not as simple as that, but as long as you start with a strain that’s relatively easy to grow like Northern Lights, for example. All you have to do is make sure that you have the right set up, and give your plants the TLC that they need. As I understand growing your own cannabis is like riding a bicycle: once you master it, it’s a skill you will never forget.
It May Benefit Your Health
Although growing marijuana is still illegal in most states without a license, there is a move to make it legal and expose the many great advantages that marijuana actually possesses. From a young age, many people have been taught to say no to drugs. This is a common activity for concerned parents. However, it is past time to bring to light the advantages of marijuana that include growing it for medicinal purposes. Health advantages have been coming to the forefront for years, ever since the first marijuana clinic was opened to sell pot that was prescribed to patients with certain medical conditions.
The more medical studies that have been done on pot, the more it has been proven that it is healthy for certain medical treatments. Those that suffer from Multiple Sclerosis are finding relief from tics, muscle spasms and neurological effects. Marijuana has also been known to help reduce anxiety and treats not only migraines but also premenstrual syndrome. Some of the latest medical studies show that weed helps those afflicted with ADD, ADHD and Tourette’s syndrome. Normally these disorders would be treated with prescription drugs that tend to have negative side effects. When they were treated with pot there were no proven negative side effects.
What does all of this have to do with you? It is quite simple really. The legalization of pot could help millions of people lead a better life. If you could grow your own marijuana or legally purchase it from a local grower then you could potentially lead a healthier and happier life. A particular type or strain of marijuana may prove to benefit your health conditions better. If you were allowed to grow it at home legally, you could essentially produce pot for medicinal purposes for the greater good. In order to begin growing your own pot, you will need to know a little bit about pot and the processes used to grow the plants.
What other reasons are there to grow your own cannabis? Surely we missed some! Tell us below!
The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]