Laws vary from state to state when it comes to growing marijuana, but before you start developing your plants, make sure you do your research and understand the laws in your area. If you’re planning on selling any of your crops, you’ll need a craft growers license, which not all states have available. You’ll also need to choose between an indoor or outdoor grow, which can impact the type of equipment you buy and the setup of your garden. Of course, whether you get started growing marijuana or not depends entirely on whether it’s legal in your state!
How to get a cannabis license
In states where marijuana is legal, individuals can get a license to grow and sell cannabis for medical or recreational purposes. Getting a cannabis license depends on your state’s laws but generally requires completing an application and paying a fee. Because growing marijuana legally may require getting more than one license from different authorities, be sure you understand your licensing options before applying.
Growing weed 101
If you’re growing marijuana at home, you must understand what you’re doing. This guide covers everything from cultivating your seeds and clones to selling weed legally in states where it’s legal. If you have any questions about growing marijuana, we will do our best to answer them for you here! You first need to know how to get a craft grower’s license. While there are many things you can do to learn how to grow weed, getting your hands on some actual marijuana plants is essential to understanding how to grow cannabis. Here are some tips on how to go about getting a craft growers license:
Home Grown Weed Is Healthier
While many people believe homegrown weed is healthier, it may be true. Growing your weed is a good alternative if you want to smoke marijuana but prefer not to go somewhere. It can be just as affordable as buying it from your local dealer and provides a safer experience than going out at night. For you to enjoy smoking your weed, there are some things you need to know before growing marijuana.
How many strains should I grow?
Depending on your state laws, you should probably start with one or two different strains of cannabis. Of course, if you’re growing for personal use only and have plenty of space, feel free to get crazy and experiment with as wide varieties as you like. But when starting, it’s wise to work within state-mandated limits. If possible, consult a doctor or dispensary about potential medical benefits before starting your garden.
Where can I buy seeds?
The main problem for first-time growers is where can I buy seeds? The short answer is that you can’t. Seeds are illegal in most states, and even if they were legal, you would risk a federal offense by sending mail or shipping them across state lines. Even if you find a seed bank online or in another state, it’s best not to take that risk. There are plenty of seeds on dispensary shelves — and they don’t carry a fine and prison sentence.
The best way to germinate your cannabis seeds
Cannabis seeds are easy to germinate and have a high success rate if you follow a few basic steps. Here’s what you need to know: First, soak your seeds in water for 12-24 hours before planting. Second, thoroughly dampen soil with a mixture of water and perlite.
How long does it take to grow weed?
The time it takes to grow marijuana depends on how much you know about growing weed. If you’re a craft grower with a license and a large setup, then growing weed isn’t too difficult as long as you follow proper instructions. But if you want quick harvests, be prepared for months of waiting, or go pro!
How much weed can I grow in my garden?
The short answer is that you can grow one mature marijuana plant for every adult (21 years old or older) at your residence. That means that if you live alone, you can grow one mature plant in your home and keep everything it produces. If two adults live in your house, you may harvest a total of two mature plants and all of their yield.
When do I harvest my bud?
Even with a craft grower’s license, it’s not always easy to know when your plant is ready for harvest. Buds should be inspected regularly and harvested at least once a week. This schedule may vary slightly depending on each strain of cannabis you grow, so you should consult with fellow growers and veteran cannabis enthusiasts before setting your harvesting schedule. Some strains will take longer than others, especially indicas and sativas that tend to grow longer, more branchy buds.
Do I need HPS or LED grow lights?
To successfully grow marijuana, you’ll need one of two things: high-pressure sodium (HPS) light or an LED light. HPS lights give off a more orange glow and have been used for years by commercial growers; LED lights, on the other hand, are becoming increasingly popular among craft growers because they give off a white light, use less energy and last longer than standard bulbs. The question remains: which is better?