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WHY GROW CANNABIS? CANNABIS IS SUSTAINABLE AND HAS MANY, MANY USES

The secret truth to cannabis’s growing popularity is it’s one of the easiest and most sustainable crops you can grow. Unlike major cash crops such as corn or wheat, cannabis grows in dense clusters that require very little pesticide or herbicides and a minimal amount of fertilizer. It requires less water than some cash crops like cotton, though it isn’t considered a low water crop.

You can grow cannabis almost anywhere in the country, excluding very dry deserts and high mountaintops. Preferably, cannabis prospers in well-drained soil that has a high quality of organic matter. This guide from HempTechGlobal offers more detail on the logistics of growing and harvesting cannabis. One potential complication is decortication, in which the parts of the cannabis plant are separated. Decortication can require access to specialized equipment.

Research has discovered growing cannabis holds potential to heal polluted soil. With the possibility to replace fossil fuels and be a new source of paper, cannabis is considered one of the most eco-friendly crops around.

In fact, there are over 25,000 known uses for cannabis. Whether you’re looking for something as complex as a form of concrete (cannabiscrete) or something as simple as some pet bedding, cannabis has you covered.

People’s health also benefits from access to cannabis. Cannabis is a superfood that provides a great source of nutrients and fibers. But even better, it’s the key ingredient in CBD oil, an amazingly beneficial nutritional supplement.

When it comes to why people grow cannabis, whether it be for personal or industrial use, there are a wide variety of reasons to consider. Many farmers report it’s an incredibly rewarding crop to grow.

 

THE GREAT ADVANTAGES OF GROWING CANNABIS

Health advantages have been coming to the forefront for years, ever since the first cannabis clinic was opened to sell pot that was prescribed to patients with certain medical conditions.

Cannabis growing advantages

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.  cannabis 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 cannabis or legally purchase it from a local grower then you could potentially lead a healthier and happier life.  A particular type or strain of cannabis 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.

There are two main strains of cannabis; cannabis Indica, which is a strong strain that leaves you feeling heavily stoned, and the cannabis Sativa strain which is lighter and gives more of an uplifting and euphoric type of high.  Both types look different when they are grown too, Sativas being leggy and tall and Indicas being compact and short.  You can grow it traditionally in soil or you can grow hydro weed, which means you are growing your plants with a hydroponic method.

The basic elements you will need to grow your own cannabis traditionally are light, soil, water, suitable air, nutrients, certain temperatures and ventilation.  As long as you provide all of the elements needed for pot to grow, you should be able to produce a healthy plant.  The more hands on you are with this activity, the more you will learn and be able to produce the type of cannabis plants you desire.

Another way to grow cannabis is with the hydroponic method.  This means that you grow the plants in a sterile medium, such as water, instead of in traditional soil.  The process of growing hydro weed is a great way to grow your plants that allows you to put the nutrients directly in the water.  The plants are grown in eighty to ninety five percent water.  If you want perfect crops when you plant pot hydroponically, then you need to make sure the atmosphere is controlled via temperature and with the use of grow lights.

Growing pot hydroponically is a great set up for developing cannabis indoors.  This gives you total control of your plants.  Pot has many healing qualities that are overlooked due to a negative ideology.  It is time to educate people and show them the positive healing nature of cannabis instead.

*Credits to source: Paul James, Ministry of Hemp

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