Last updated: May 30th, 2016
Growing at home is a must for many medical marijuana patients seeking quality and affordable medications — especially pediatric patients that require clean medicine rid of any pesticides, microbiological contaminants, or residual solvents. Because of this, a majority of the sickest patients are often forced to become at-home growers. This is especially true without a system of strict growing regulations and checkpoints in place, where dispensaries are not forced to vend products that have been properly lab tested for both safety and efficacy. As such, patients that want to feel good knowing exactly what was used to grow their medical cannabis and to ensure the cleanest possible medicine should consider learning the basics of growing cannabis.
Generally speaking, first-time cannabis growers should consider starting with a soil-based system rather than other (more complicated) methods such as hydroponics or aquaponics. Your first harvest will help you get the feel for the growth and life cycle of cannabis. This will help you build confidence that things are going well for your next harvest. Growing quality cannabis is meant to be a learning process so patience is key. Having said that, many patients report the practice of growing cannabis to be a meditative, life-altering experience. To get more cannabis growing tips, visit Medical Jane’s comprehensive Growing Advice section.
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