“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilisation of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” – Carl Sagan
Are you considering growing and curing marijuana for your personal use? If so, do you know anything about growing cannabis, especially should its end use be for medical purposes? Unfortunately, growing Marijuana is not as simple as planting a few seeds in some soil and waiting for them to grow and flower; however, on the other hand, with the proper setup, it is possible to produce a successful crop.
Additionally, the best news is that with the decriminalisation of Marijuana possession in many countries around the world, there is an increased demand for, and supply of new strains of Marijuana seeds, such as the super silver haze strain. Thus, increasing your chances of growing the herb successfully.
What is Cannabis?
For the sake of clarity, let’s look at what Cannabis or Marijuana is before we consider the feasibility of growing your crop.
Tia Ghose of LiveScience.com explains that Marijuana is the “slang term for portions of the Cannabis plant“. It is also known as weed, pot, ganga, and bud, etc. Marijuana is made from the female Cannabis plant; ergo, the leaves, stems, and flower buds can be smoked, eaten, put into a tincture, and brewed in a tea. Furthermore, Marijuana is also one of the oldest psychoactive plants used by people for different purposes.
The Cannabis plant is a tall, flowering plant which most likely originated in Central Asia and was first cultivated in China and India. Not only is the plant grown for its recreational and medical benefits, the plant fibres can be woven into a fabric or rope known as Hemp. In fact, Hemp fabric was a main clothing source in Ancient China.
The effects of using Marijuana
As mentioned above, Marijuana is used for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Limited studies have shown that one of the active ingredients, THC, has been successfully utilised for the treatment of nausea and vomiting, moderate to chronic pain, sleep disturbances, as well as to treat conditions such as epilepsy.
Final Words: Is it feasible to grow your own Cannabis?
It is worth noting that it is easier to successfully propagate and grow Cannabis indoors rather than outside in your garden. Additionally, there are many reasons why people choose to grow their plants instead of buying their stock from a supplier or dealer. Some of these reasons include savings in cost and time, the guarantee of a constant supply especially if grown for medical purposes, as well as for personal health and safety reasons. Ergo, even though Marijuana is legalised in many countries around the world, it’s still sometimes difficult to get hold of a consistent, and high enough quality supply.
Therefore, with the modern seed cultivars as well as the standardised equipment that is currently available to successfully propagate, grow, and harvest Cannabis, leaves, seeds, and buds, etc., it is a viable option to consider growing your own Cannabis crop.