Top 5 Reasons To Grow Your Own Weed
Deciding to take the plunge and grow your own cannabis can be a great way to cut costs and gain a lot of control over what you smoke. Considering how many people smoke weed across the world, only a few of us make the effort to actually grow it. This means that unless you live in a more pot tolerant country, such as the Netherlands or Spain, you have to resort to black market dealers to get a supply.
The thing is, growing your own marijuana is actually easy. Sure, there are a lot of advanced techniques, and there is always something new to learn and master, but the basics are pretty simple, and once you have them down, you can easily produce your indefinite supply.
Here is our rundown of the top 5 reasons to grow your own:
1. You Save A Lot Of Money
Weed is expensive when you buy it, but cheap when you grow it. Depending on where you live, the cost per gram varies a lot, but it certainly ain’t cheap. Of course there is nothing wrong supporting you local businesses, particularly if you have the privilege to live in a place where’s it’s legal (or semi-legal). However, if you would like to save cash, there’s no way around growing you own.
And don’t think that in order to grow weed you need a complex, expensive, full on grow room. Growing outdoors is the easiest: All you need is a seed, soil, water and light - and nature provides most of that for free.
2. You Know What You Get
One of the biggest problems with buying weed is that you never really know what is in it. Has it been sprayed with heavy pesticides? Is it contaminated with pests? Who knows? Your dealer is unlikely to tell you. By growing your own you can rest easy knowing you have total control over what is used, and the overall final quality of your bud.
It also gives you the opportunity to dry and cure your own marijuana. Curing cannabis is the process of allowing the chlorophyll left in the bud to break down, and it dramatically improves the quality of your weed - making for a much smoother smoke. The thing is, most average weed you can get hasn’t been properly cured as it takes quite a while. But once you had well cured bud you will never go back, it is what truly sets the mark for some connoisseur quality stuff.
3. You’re Self-Sufficient
"Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.“ Unless you’re lucky to live in Amsterdam or Barcelona you most likely won’t be able to chose bud from a menu - if there’s any at all, depending on your location! More likely, you depend on what’s on offer by friends and friends of friends. Plus, you possibly have to deal with people you’d rather not.
When you grow your own you can escape both subpar weed and times of no weed at all. Plus, you don’t have to make that suspicious phone call.
4. You Have Room For Experimentation
Growing your own marijuana can yield quite a lot of bud. Where you would normally ration the stuff you get off the street, you will likely end up with more then you know what to do with if you grow it yourself. Even one plant can yield huge amounts. This gives you a bit more room for experimentation. You can work on turning those excess yields into edibles (what about Space Cake?), or a tincture for stealthy on the go dosing. Perhaps you can start incorporating in into your cooking by infuse it is some oils (Read here: How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil). The potentials are limitless, and you will have all the weed at had to explore it all.
5. You Develop A Relationship With The Plant
As a bonus, there is the satisfaction. To know that you grew your own bud from seed to finish with your own hands and effort is immensely rewarding. It results in you developing a much deeper relationship with your plants, allowing you to really appreciate the experience and end result a lot more.
Also, with every grow your skill will improve. Growing cannabis is a constant learning experience, and knowing your next batch is likely to be better than the last is an exciting prospect. You will eventually end up as an expert grower, able to read your plants and gain a good idea of their quality simply by how they are growing. You will never buy marijuana again.
As you can see, there is a lot of advantages to growing your own cannabis, and it can be a really fun and worthwhile experience. Once you have the basics, there will be no stopping you on your way to the top.