There are a lot of benefits to growing your own weed. Not only do you get to choose what strain you want, but you can save money and learn a lot more about the plants that you enjoy during the process. It’s understandable to worry about having the right equipment and space to set up a cannabis crop, but it’s actually easier than you think to get started, even if you live in a small space.
Check out our top 10 reasons to grow your own weed.
- Save Money
When you grow your own weed, you’ll save money (especially if you’re a daily partaker), even when you take into account the cost of your grow setup, lighting, and supplies. In many cases, you’ll spend multiple times the amount of money for purchased weed over the course of years than you will for growing it yourself.
- Choose Your Own Strain
The strain of cannabis that you get matters a lot when home growing. Whether you enjoy indica or sativa, a cerebral high or a body effect, you can experience wildly different results from various types of cannabis. When you grow your weed yourself, you can experiment with the wide range of cannabis strains available and find the ones that you like best.
- Trust Your Product
Especially if you live in an area where cannabis sales are not yet legal, you may never really know what you’re getting when you buy your weed from someone else. You don’t know if it has had too many industrial pesticides applied or if it’s even been contaminated along the way. When you grow your own weed, you know that you’re getting a clean product from start to finish.
- Meet Your Own Needs
When you grow at home, you’ll always have access to weed. Whatever is happening with your connection, your dispensary or even your financial situation, you’ll have your own weed on hand. Even better, it’ll be just the kind that you like best.
- Learn and Experiment
If you love to learn, growing your own weed is a great experience. You can try out different methods, see how different growing technologies work and have access to the whole plant. If you want to develop concentrates, oils and more, you’ll have the whole plant at your disposal.
- Get To Know The Plant
You enjoy the effects of cannabis, but there’s a lot more to know about the plant. You can develop a relationship with cannabis, read articles and get into the growing body of literature developing the cannabis crop. The more you get to know the plants you smoke and enjoy, the deeper your understanding will be.
- Growing Your Own Is Easy
It’s easier than you think to grow your own weed. With so many resources and how-to guides available, you have easily everything that you need on hand to enjoy a successful crop without too much fuss. You can also develop advanced techniques or use a strain known for specifically for its ease of growth.
- Always Have Weed On Hand
Just one plant can give you up to eight pounds of weed, depending on cultivation circumstances and growth. Even if you’re just growing one indoor plant, you’ll have a lot more weed on hand than if you’re depending on buying from others.
- Develop a New Hobby
Cannabis growing (and gardening in general) is extremely rewarding. There’s so much to learn about the process, and it can become an exciting and rewarding hobby. You can use increasingly advanced techniques to cultivate different strains as you become more familiar with the process. And who knows, you may find that growing weed is your life’s calling (Message!).
- Legal and Social Attitudes are Changing
Social attitudes toward cannabis are more friendly than ever, and the legality around growing and consumption is also changing. While there’s still a long road ahead to complete legalization, today’s landscape regarding cannabis presents a great opportunity to get started.
These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider growing your own weed, but they’re definitely plenty more!