Grow Your Own Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana may be freely available if you live in the right part of the world. But growing your own is a great alternative if you don't want to get medical marijuana from a dispensary or compassion club. If you're new to the whole marijuana business, growing your own may seem hard. So let us help out.

Grow Medical Marijuana

If you can't see the forest for the (marijuana) trees, if terms like "hydro", "aero", "sativa" "LST" and "trichomes" are Greek to you (and you're not Greek)... In short, if you're looking for "Growing Medical Marijuana for Dummies", then we got your back. Because despite all the talk about advanced growing techniques, getting a modest marijuana grow started is actually pretty easy and fun! To be more precise, you can make it as easy or as hard as you want. To start growing cannabis, you need exactly the same as for any other plant:

  1. Light
  2. Water
  3. Soil (or some kind of substrate)

Grow your own Medical Marijuana

Growing your own medical marijuana from seeds or clones is a good way to ensure you get the high grade of medicine you deserve and need. Buying on the street can be dangerous in and of itself, but it's also a bad idea if you're not completely sure of the quality of marijuana offered.

Weed for recreational use has to meet different criteria than medicinal cannabis. What do you care if a strain has "bag appeal" or gets you "completely shit-faced"? You want a strain that provides reliable, long-lasting and strong pain relief. A strain that protects you from feeling nauseated and ill. A strain that won't make you paranoid or set you on edge, but that will soothe your anxiety and calm you down enough so you can get a good night's sleep.

Growing your own will help you maintain an adequate supply of medicinal-grade marijuana. If you do it right, it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult - it will even be a blast!

How to get started

First, you need to buy medical-grade marijuana seeds. Check out our shop for reliable breeders of cannabis seeds. 

Indoor vs. outdoor growing

Growing outdoors is most suitable for warmer climates, but can be done successfully even in say, Canada or Finland. The key precautions to remember are:

  1. wait until there's no more chance of night frost
  2. use a relatively fast-flowering strain

The best way to make your outdoor grow successful is to start the seeds indoors and wait until you have healthy seedlings several inches high before planting them outside. Protect your plants from the elements, from vermin and bugs, and from nosy neighbors.

To grow indoors, you will usually need more equipment than for growing outside. Proper lighting, filters, fans and a designated grow area will help your grow flourish and stay secure.