Growing Cannabis From Home Is Becoming The New Norm

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Growing cannabis from home is becoming one of the most widely utilized sections of the industry. With more states understanding the benefits of legalization – the opportunity to grow 100% organic marijuana is available to recreational and medical users.

Its a new day for a new and emerging industry. There are currently 18 states in the US that allow for fully recreational cannabis. This means that the opportunity to grow from home is reaching new and broader heights. While cannabis shops are opening up across these states, many are looking at DIY methods. Thus, growing from home is taking root in households everywhere!

While purchasing cannabis at a local retail store has its benefits – the benefits of cultivating the legal levels of cannabis in the safety of your own home are enormous.

Growing Cannabis Is Easy and Saves Money

We’ve all had pretty similar situations when our state decided to fully legalize. We were excited! We saved some money to go all in on our first purchase, drove to the closest shop and checked out their selection. Unfortunately we were met with a restriction (in MA) on how much we could purchase and the prices were outrageous (thanks taxes). This has been a major reason why so many turn away from high-priced retail stores.

Growing cannabis has become an alternative for those looking to steer clear of $65-$75 dollars per eighth. The math is simple. A single marijuana plant can produce up to 7 ounces of cannabis per growth cycle. In 3-4 months, you could have more than 10x the amount of cannabis from JUST ONE PLANT. The overall cost of setting up a grow kit in your home fails in comparison to the money you save by no longer going to a dispensary. If you calculate the cost on a national average, 1 ounce of cannabis is worth $230. This means that a single plant (which can produce anywhere from 4-7 ounces) is valued at well over $1000. Now, small grow kits can hold 1-3 plants so you can go ahead and triple those savings.

In states where home grow is permitted, the typical house can hold up to 6 plants at one time. In places like Maine the numbers are much higher. Now the savings are sextupled.

The Downside

While many are eager to try their hand at a new hobby, it can be quite a price to set yourself up. Even when you set up and get everything ready its a learning process to understand how cannabis is grown. This means that sometimes trial and error can occur. You may make a mistake that can cost you the entire grow. Don’t let that discourage you. After all, making mistakes is how we learn. I would be lying if I said I never messed up during the learning process.

Aside from making a mistake, the time it takes to grow from seed to harvest is on the heavy side. The process can take up to 4 months before you can enjoy the “fruits” of your labor. In that time you might be hitting the dispensary quite a lot. Again, this isn’t something to fret over too much. Your first harvest will more than likely provide an adequate amount of cannabis by the time its done. This will more than likely last you until your next harvest is ready.

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