75 Easy Growing Indoor Cannabis Tips for Beginners

Easy Growing Indoor

Ask any cannabis grower and he’ll tell you how easy it is to grow cannabis. Whether you’re growing recreational or medicinal cannabis, you’ll be surprised as to how easy cultivating these plants. In fact, cannabis was discovered as rouge, roadside weed. Up to now, people still find the cannabis that grows in the wild. However, with delicate care, utmost dedication, you can turn a wild plant into a recreational or medicinal wonder. 

But why grow cannabis indoors?

Indoor growing has many advantages. It allows beginner cannabis growers to properly care for their plants and to learn new growing techniques. Indoor growing reduces many problems of outdoor growing like pests, molds, severe weather conditions and poor lighting, humidity and soil conditions. 

Indoor growing allows you to grow all kinds of plants and strains. If you’re new to growing cannabis, you’ll find indoor growing very convenient and rewarding. If you’re taking medicinal cannabis, growing your own supply will ensure that you have a constant supply of your medication.

Here are some tips to help you begin your indoor cannabis growing journey. 

General growing tips

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  • Understand cannabis growing laws in your state or country

We’ll start this list with a very basic tip: please understand the marijuana growing laws in your country. If you’re in Canada, where growing recreational and medicinal cannabis is legal, you can grow up to a certain number of plants only and will carry only a particular amount too. Every province may have additional provisions of this law so make sure to check local laws as well. 

Also, growing cannabis may be prohibited from where you’re located like your apartment building or condominium unit. By understanding these laws, you’ll likely be more confident in growing weed on your own. 

And if cannabis growing is not allowed in your area, there are still options for you. You may grow stealthily indoors or simply purchase your supply from a grower or breeder instead. 

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are people all over the world who support beginner growers like you. Just search for cannabis growing techniques and you’ll be flooded with results coming from professional growers and seasoned breeders. No matter what cannabis strain you’re growing, you’ll surely find good help online or even from your local seed bank or dispensary. 

  • Read growing bibles and tips

Growing bibles come from expert growers, and this is one of the ways to get useful, trusted and expert tips for growing cannabis. Whether you’re looking for help for growing a specific strain or techniques for feeding, watering, training or drying cannabis, you’ll surely find these in a growing bible. Download one or two for easy access on your PC or mobile device. 

  • Have a growing diary handy

If you’re serious about growing cannabis indoors or outdoors, document your work by creating your own growing diary. This will also help you identify your mistakes, do something about them and better your next growing activity. A growing diary can also be handy for future generations of growers. Pass it on to family or friends who are also new to growing marijuana. 

  • Don’t hesitate to share your success and your failures

We recommend documenting (in writing, online blog or by video) your growing activity. It does not matter if you were successful or a failure, don’t worry. This is how successful breeders and growers started. 

When choosing the right strain

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  • Check for the strain’s climate requirements

Now we begin indoor growing with some tips regarding choosing the right strain for your indoor growing. You must start with selecting strains that can grow in your outdoor climate. Yes, this seems weird since you will grow cannabis indoors right? Experts say that as much as possible, select strains that will match your growing climate even if you’re planning to grow indoors just in case you need to move your indoor growing outdoors for any reason. An electrical outage or mold growth may be some reasons you need to revert to outdoor growing. But if you can guarantee that these may be avoided then you may not have anything to worry. 

  • Grow easy indoor growing strains first

Select indoor growing strains to increase your chances of success. These strains are specially made to grow indoors and can be cultivated even by someone new to cannabis growing. Just some of the possible strains are Northern Lights, Pineapple Kush, Bubble Kush, Fat Banana, ICE, and Royal Cookies.

  • Consider recreational or medicinal strains

Now is the best time to consider if you want to grow cannabis for medicinal or recreational use. Recreational cannabis is strains with higher THC, the natural cannabinoid compound that brings out the psychoactive properties of weed. There is a consistent demand for recreational strains and of course, new recreational strains.  

Medicinal strains have higher CBD content, which is the therapeutic compound in cannabis. With high CBD, strains are less psychoactive and therefore you may experience little to no psychoactive effects.  THC also has medicinal properties but you need to deal with psychoactive effects. 

  • Determine how many plants do you want to grow indoors

Now you’re ready to grow a particular strain, it’s time to identify your growing area. Which one is suitable for your project? An extra room in your home, your garage or your basement perhaps? Or would you resort to growing inside a grow tent or growing cabinet? The location of your indoor growing area determines how many plants you can grow. For instance, a basement may hold more plants while a grow tent may only accommodate two, three or four plants. 

We recommend starting with two to three plants first and after a successful grow and you’re more confident, you may cultivate more. 

  • Growing closets or tents tips

If you choose growing cannabis in to grow tents or closets then you’ll get several advantages as well as a few disadvantages. Growing closets come with all you need to grow cannabis stealthily. Most basic setups come with growing lights, fans, growing containers, soil, and even plant food. Some high-end closets have dehumidifiers, digital control panels, power strips, and reflectors. 

Basically, a grow cabinet saves you money, time and effort of installing all the growing components. The main problem with growing closets is the size. The most you can grow is around four small plants. It’s very rare you’ll find a growing cabinet or tent that can accommodate five plants or more. Another problem is the cost. Some growing cabinets can be as expensive as $300 to $400 depending on the size, capacity, updated equipment and design. 

Consider these advantages and disadvantages of using grow tents and decide if this is the best option for your indoor cannabis growing needs.

Germinating cannabis tips

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  • Learn how to properly select viable cannabis seeds

Most expert growers can tell early if a seed is worth growing or not. You must learn about this too and this starts before you even germinate your seeds. Start by checking the overall appearance of the seed. Viable seeds should have a dark color (dark brown, brown, dark blue or black). Seeds that are white, yellow or green are not viable and thus will never germinate. Viable cannabis seeds are usually covered with spots, stripes or any unusual pattern, which indicates that these are mature, and will be ready to germinate. 

Hold a seed in between your forefinger and thumb and press on it gently. If it opens, discard it. Viable seeds are hard, with no scratches, pits, holes, and cracks. If you spot a seed with a cracked shell, don’t germinate it.                                                                                                

  • Never leave cannabis seeds in water for more than 24 hours

A popular way to germinate cannabis seeds is to place it in water. This is also a way to test for the viability of the seed. Seeds that float do not contain any viable insides and therefore won’t be able to germinate. Seeds that sink are heavy seeds because of their viable insides. These should be planted because these will germinate. As you use this technique, your seeds are allowed to remain in the water for less than a day. Leaving these for more than 24 hours can drown your seeds.

  • Peat pellet germination is still the best

If there’s a cannabis growing product that deserves an award that would be the lowly peat pellet. Peat pellets are ideal for germinating seeds. These can serve as a growing medium and will provide your seedlings with the nutrients they need to grow well. Peat pellets absorb water too and thus your seedlings won’t become dehydrated as they grow to mature plants.  

And when you’re ready to transplant your seedlings to larger containers, you don’t need to remove your plants in peat pellets. You can directly place the pellets in the soil. There’s less chance that you’ll stress your plants as you transfer it to a larger container or final pot. Also, the peat pellets are very cheap. You can buy peat pellets from any garden supplies site locally or online.  

  • Always use distilled water

When germinating cannabis seeds, use safe distilled or bottled water. Tap water, well water or rainwater may be accessible but these may contain dangerous chemicals and compounds that can affect the germination of your seeds. 

  • Keep germinating seeds in a moist, dark and quiet environment

Germinating cannabis artificially is also, according to what is natural. In a natural setting, cannabis seeds fall from the female plant to soil or ground. This will be covered by dirt through wind or animal action. If the ground receives water through rain, it this helps the seeds germinate. 

Seeds need darkness, moisture and a quiet environment that is followed by most germination techniques like the damp paper towel technique and the peat pellet technique. Cannabis seeds will soon sprout with the taproot appearing first. After a day, the first round leaves appear and then the first pair of serrated leaves. As the roots thicken, the juvenile plant begins to grow and is now ready to be transplanted.

Transplanting tips

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  • Use only sandy clayey soil for cannabis growing

Transplanting seedlings is necessary to allow the plants to grow its optimum size and height. And when you’re transplanting to a larger pot or container, it’s best to use sandy-clayey soil. This soil is good for cannabis plants because it is able to absorb more water and nutrients and will also drain excess water and nutrients. 

Sandy-clayey soil also permits better aeration; oxygen can pass through the soil to the roots. Plants need oxygen to manufacture their own food and for different metabolic processes. You can purchase sandy-clayey soil from local garden shops or from online cannabis supplies stores. 

  • Use the latest growing container craze: fabric bags

Aside from traditional ceramic or plastic pots, fabric pots are now fast becoming more popular. This is because fabric pots can efficiently contain enough soil to grow cannabis but can also drain any excess water or nutrients. 

Fabric pots are also disposable and are cheap. You can buy fabric pots from local garden shops or from online cannabis growing sites. 

  • Never, ever touch the taproot

No matter what you do, never touch the taproot. The taproot is the first structure that sprouts from a germinated seed. This taproot is essential to the growth of the plant, in absorbing more water and nutrients and for stabilizing the plant as it matures. 

But as it is vital to a plant’s growth, it is also very fragile. Touching it can stress the plant and may even break the structure. So whatever you do, hands-off the root!

  • As much as possible, start growing plants in large containers

Avoid using a party cup or a very small container to germinate your seeds and to hold it while it’s on its seedling phase. Grow it straight away in a larger container or a larger pot to minimize any damage to the taproot and from the other precious structures of young cannabis plants. 

  • Place newly transplanted cannabis seedlings under strong lighting and high humidity

At this stage, your seedlings need much higher humidity and will love strong lighting so that it can grow larger, taller and ready to grow more leaves, stems and longer roots. 

Vegging phase tips

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  • Provide fertilizer mixes with high nitrogen content

The vegetative stage or the growing stage is when cannabis plants are at their active stage of growth. When feeding vegging plants, your fertilizer mix must have higher levels of nitrogen. This nutrient is important in growing more leaves, stems, and roots plus will ready the plant to grow larger and denser buds come flowering time.

  • LED lamps are the best for vegging cannabis plants

There are different types of grow lights available for cannabis growers but the best has to be LED. LED lamps are perfect for growing indoors because these burn bright or even brighter without making the room hot. LED lamps are available in different wattages and colors, therefore, you can find the ideal lamp for your growing needs.

LED lamps are available almost everywhere and are cheaper to use. LED bulbs may be expensive but the costs will be augmented by its many good features. 

  • Water your plants only when the ground is dry

For a successful vegetative stage, water your plants responsibly, water only when the soil is dry and high and not when the soil is wet. Water during the early morning, even when you’re growing indoors) because this is the time when everything is still fresh and evaporation is slower. Thus, your plants can absorb more water than usual. 

If a puddle of water remains on the soil, use an electric fan to dry the soil. Wait until this puddle completely disappears before you water your plants again. 

  • Vegging cannabis plants need ample space to grow

Cannabis plants in the vegetative stage are actively growing and thus need a lot of space to grow and to mature. Whether your indoor growing area is in a room or in a growing tent or cabinet, allow at least two inches or more space between two plants. 

  • The best time to start training is during the growing phase

During the growing phase, your plants will be actively growing and hence it’s the right time to train. Training for cannabis plants is controlling its growth in an effort to get more yields. Just some of the most common training methods at this stage is pruning, trimming and scrogging or the SCROG method. Other methods are done during the flowering stage like topping and FIMming where the bud or main cola is cut to produce more flowers for more yields. 

Flowering phase tips

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  • Remove males for weed, let them stay for seeds

The flowering phase has that initial phase known appropriately as pre-flowering. This is when cannabis plants show their genders. Now if you want to grow seeds then let the male plants remain but if you want to grow weed then remove them as soon as they show. 

The problem with cannabis seeds is that you can never tell if you’re growing male or female plants. You will only be able to find out once your plants are at the pre-flowering stage. Female plants will grow white wispy flowers called pistils while male plants will grow balls or sacs that release pollen when these mature. 

Males should be removed right away to prevent accidental pollination if you are growing cannabis. If you don’t want to grow male plants, use feminized seeds and not regular seeds. 

  • Watch out for hermies!

Hermaphrodites are cannabis plants that have two genders. This happens in cannabis plants a lot especially when the plant is stressed. There are many factors that can stress plants including poor nutrition, under or over watering, pests, plant diseases, poor lighting, poor humidity, overlooked harvesting times and others.  

There are also strains that are more prone to growing hermies. You need to watch out for these because these character traits may show up during this time. 

Hermaphrodite structures are often seen in females as they try to self-pollinate to save their species especially when harvest time has passed. Female cannabis can grow male parts like balls or sacs and may also have small yellow structures that look like bananas. If you spot these structures, remove the affected plant altogether.  But if you plan to grow feminized seeds then let the affected plants remain. 

  • Provide fertilizer mixes with low nitrogen content

In contrast to cannabis plants in the vegetative phase, flowering plants have ceased growing and thus will now require a new set of fertilizer mix. A mix with lower nitrogen levels and more phosphorous and potassium is best. These nutrients will help grow larger and denser buds. 

You can find fertilizer mixes ideal for cannabis in the flowering stage or the vegetative stage. At this stage when you’re not too experienced with feeding plants, it’s best to use commercially-prepared mixes with carefully measured components. Costly mistakes in feeding plants will be eradicated.

  • Low humidity during the flowering phase

Larger denser buds are prone to molds and mildew simply because moisture can accumulate inside the buds. Molds love dark areas rich in moisture and when these attack, you can never use your buds anymore. One way to avoid this is to remove moisture, increase lighting and reduce humidity. Open a window or door, use a dehumidifier or use fans to reduce humidity and prevent mold growth.

  • Special lighting schedules for regular/photoperiod plants

The flowering phase of regular and photoperiod plants are based on their readiness. If you think your plants are ready, switch your lighting to a 12-hour light and 12-hour darkness schedule which will stimulate flowering. But if you’re growing autoflowering strains, these plants won’t need special lighting because these will automatically flower in just 7 to 9 weeks. 

Harvesting tips

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  • Never harvest too late

You’ve gone so far and so far so good! It’s time for harvest time. The most important thing to remember is to never harvest too late. There are certain harvest time cues to check out and this will be discussed a bit later. Remember that harvesting later can also stress plants. 

Cannabis plants are very sensitive in a way that it will sense that the air is getting colder and the nights shorter and thus soon, it will be too late to reproduce. It compensates by turning into a hermaphrodite to save its species. Female cannabis will grow balls and sacs filled with pollen. And just like male structures, it will ripen and open to release pollen but this time, feminized pollen. Another way is by creating bananas which are male reproductive organs that are coated with pollen; there’s no need to mature or wait. 

Your precious female buds will soon bear seeds instead of weed if you wait longer before harvesting.

  • Avoid fertilizer and other chemicals a week before harvest

After harvesting, is the long and tedious task of drying. If you continue to water and feed your plants, these will develop a distinct chemical smell and taste that won’t be very pleasant. It is also very difficult to dry “wet” cannabis plants. Therefore, it’s best to stop feeding fertilizer and supplements a week before harvest time. Check the usual number of weeks it takes for the type of strain to be ready for harvest and base your schedule from this time. Watering should stop about a day or two before actual harvest so drying won’t take very long. 

  • Be careful with harvesting your plants use gloves

Cannabis is very delicate and if you hurry, you can lose some of the precious weed you have been patiently growing for weeks. As much as possible, use gloves to protect your buds from contamination and from being ruined. Also, gloves will keep your hands resin-free because the resin is sticky and can cling to your hands and be very difficult to remove.  

  • Understand harvest time clues

Harvest time is a fantastic time to create the effects that you want in weed. Depending on the strain, you can have light and relaxing effects, moderate psychedelic effects or very strong stoned effects. 

There is a combination of clues you need to check out. One is the color of the pistils of the buds. The pistils are the flowy hairs found in the buds. These change color as the buds mature. When your buds have only a few hairs with yellow, amber or orange color then these are not yet ready. 

Harvesting this early can have very light effects. Having more pistils with darker colors means that you’ll get a pleasing, moderate-high. If you find all the pistils have turned very dark, orange or red colors then you need to harvest fast. You’ll get buds with very strong psychedelic effects. 

Use a magnifying glass to check for trichomes clarity this time. Trichomes are very small, mushroom-like structures that seem to be all over your buds. Some strains have more trichomes while some have only a few but you need to check this for harvest time cues.  

The trichomes will turn from glass-like to very dull, amber-colored structures indicating readiness. When you find that only a few of the trichomes heads are dull and most are clear, the buds are not yet ready. If you see almost half of the trichomes dull and slightly amber-colored then this is the best time to harvest. If most of the trichomes are amber-colored then you must hurry because it’s almost too late for harvest. 

Combine the two cues and you won’t miss harvest time. 

  • Clean and disinfect your tools before harvest

You must protect your buds especially during the final weeks of its life. You should clean, disinfect blades, scissors and all other equipment you will use to harvest plants. Harvesting is usually done by hand and this is done carefully, with special attention to the bud structure. Aside from gloves, you must also wear suitable, clean clothing or a jacket to protect your crops from contaminants. 

Drying cannabis tips

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  • Use a designated room for drying cannabis

Drying requires a large area where your plants can remain undisturbed for weeks. Drying is also a slow process and compared to drying food, these have to be hanged or placed in an airy space so that drying is done evenly and efficiently.

Most home growers use a spare room, an attic or basement as long as the area is clean, moisture-free and undisturbed. 

  • Use a digital hygrometer to accurately measure humidity

A digital hygrometer is very important at this stage to monitor the humidity inside your drying area. The drying area must have very low humidity to avoid mold and mildew growth. 

  • Use a dehumidifier

A dehumidifier can help maintain low humidity inside your drying area. Most dehumidifiers these days are digital, easy to use and requires very little maintenance so you don’t need to worry about using it even when you’re a beginner.

  • Be patient!

Drying requires a lot of patience. You may be too eager to smoke your crops at this time but as much as possible, give your buds ample time to dry out. How can you tell if the buds and plant parts are dry? Hold them with your hands and feel if these are dry or not. Crush a small portion of the buds and leaves to find if the buds are ready or not. Once these are done, you still have to cure them before storing or smoking. 

  • You can harvest and dry plant parts too

The cannabis buds are not the only structures you can harvest and use. The leaves and stems may also be dried and used to make different cannabis products including joints, spliffs, oils, concentrates and more. Dry these together with the buds but in a separate tray or basket. 

Curing cannabis tips

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  • Avoid the newly-cut grass smell

Curing preserves the flavor of weed and it helps preserve the buds and plant parts so you can store these longer. A successfully cured bud has a distinct smell but a poorly cured bud has that unpleasant newly-cut grass smell. If you wait just a few weeks more, your buds will be cured and ready to smoke. 

  • Be patient!

We had to reiterate this because some growers just can’t wait to taste their bus that they overlook curing altogether. We promise that your buds will taste perfect when you wait a little more weeks longer. When you’re done, you can already smoke and share the fruits of your own labor. 

  • Cure in a room with very low humidity

Place your dried buds in smaller containers like a mason jar and place the jars in a room with very low humidity to continue the curing process. Invest in strong, good quality containers, but not plastic because this may reek chemicals over time. 

Monitor humidity levels using a hygrometer and correct any mistakes by using a dehumidifier. It’s crucial that the humidity levels stay constant to perfect curing. 

  • Keep the buds in a dark cabinet or closet

Curing needs another component, darkness. Light and heat can stimulate the release of THC and this is not what you need at this time. You need to preserve everything until you are going to smoke or use your stash. 

  • Label your containers

Before you leave your curing stash, label your containers. Place the name of the strain, the date when it was harvested, the date it started curing and other important information. Use stickers if you can’t write on the surface of the container and make sure to clean and dry the containers well before placing your buds to cure. 

Storing cannabis tips

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  • Use a reliable humidor

A good way to store your cannabis after curing is inside the Mason jar you used for curing. But if you want to keep your cured buds in excellent condition, place these inside a humidor. A humidor is a special container usually for cigars and cigarettes. This small container also has a small humidifier that you can use to keep your buds crisp and ready to use. You can recycle a cigar humidor to keep your buds, pre-rolled joints, and seeds or you may buy these online.  

  • How long do you keep cannabis?

Perfectly dried and cured cannabis can last for many months. When kept in a good storage container, free from moisture and light, you can bet that your stash can last for six months. But as they say, it’s best to consume freshly-dried cannabis rather than the smoke old pot. This is why it’s important to grow only the supply you need.

  • Secure your stash under lock and key

Most countries and states that legalize the growing of recreational and medicinal cannabis to keep their stash safe and secure. This will ensure that children and pets can’t get to them. Never keep your stash in the cupboard, inside the refrigerator or anywhere in the kitchen because these could be mistaken as food especially cannabis edibles. If your child accidentally ingests cannabis or any marijuana product, take him to a doctor right away. For pets like dogs, cannabis can cause terrible seizures and thus your pet must be taken to a vet ASAP. 

  • Remember the rules of storing cannabis in your area

You may only be allowed to keep a small amount of cannabis in your area according to cannabis laws. Never overlook this or else suffer serious fines and penalties. And if cannabis is illegal from where you are located, keep your stash very well to avoid suspicion. You may otherwise just let someone else grow cannabis for you if this is too dangerous to do.

  • Proper storage techniques

Never place your stash at the back of electric appliances since these can emit heat. Heat can damage the THC in your stash giving you weed with a poor taste, smell and effects. Never place these inside your pantry or leave it in your storage area because any strong smell can affect the natural aroma, taste, and flavor of your weed.

Additional pest control tips

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  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene in your indoor growing area

Pests can sneak into your growing area without you knowing. Even if you are growing in a tight growing tent or cabinet, most likely that insects and pests can penetrate these and ruin your crops. One of the most practical ways to control pests is to maintain cleanliness inside your growing space. Always remove dead leaves, loose soil, and litter whenever you can. And if you are growing inside a large room or basement, the more you need to make sure that everything is clean and in order.

  • New plants should be isolated first

One of the most common ways that pests enter an indoor growing environment is from a vector, a new plant. When you’re growing different plants and strains simultaneously inside a room, a new plant can pose a threat to all your crops. It’s best to create a small quarantine area like a separate growing cabinet for new plants. 

As the new member of your growing area remains under quarantine, inspect its leaves, stems and even the soil for any pest. Remember, pests like crickets can burrow deep into the soil and just come out when everything is settled. Meanwhile, minute pests like spider mites can hide along the underside of leaves and be very difficult to distinguish because of their color. Mold is another issue that new plants can bring in so be sure to monitor new plants until you’re certain that these are healthy and are free from pests and molds.  

  • Only use natural pest control means

We don’t recommend any chemical-based pest control products because these can harm your plants and affect the overall flavor, taste, and effects of the buds. A safe way is to use water inside a water sprayer. Spray water on the bug or pest and once these fall to the ground, remove with a piece of tissue.

Don’t overlook pest control because chances are many of these bugs are still waiting and hiding. You must diligently do this until harvest time. Also, monitor leaf health, any bite marks on leaves and stems and wilting of leaves. These signs will tell you if your pest control efforts are working. 

  • When using neem oil, NEVER spray on your buds

Neem is a natural oil from neem trees. This is a natural and popular way to remove pests from cannabis plants indoors or outdoors. Dilute neem oil with water and place inside a sprayer. Spray this liberally all over the plant but never on the buds. Neem can discolor and affect the smell and taste of the buds. However, it is very effective in removing almost all kinds of pests. 

  • Ladybugs will be your best friend

Ladybugs are insatiable predators and will kill most small pests like aphids and spider mites. Use ladybugs to kill these pests inside your growing area. You can place a dozen of these hungry bugs and they can help you all season long. No need to use chemical pesticides. 

Additional humidity control tips

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  • Use an intake/exhaust fan system (for a small grow tent or cabinet)

Humidity may be easily controlled by opening a window or a door. You can also use fans to improve humidity levels. Two large USB fans would do or use a large fan as an exhaust fan and a small one as an intake fan. 

Install the large fan on top of the growing room where hot and humid air usually accumulates. The smaller fan should be installed at the lower part of the room to take in the clean, fresh air. The flow of cool air in and stale and warm air out is instantaneous and this can help improve humidity levels inside your small grow space. 

  • Prune large fan leaves to improve humidity

Larger fan leaves at the bottom of cannabis plants are lovely but these can block out air and light causing an increase in humidity especially inside the plant canopy. Large fan leaves should be removed to enhance airflow. Small underdeveloped buds found along the lower canopy can also receive lighting if these are removed.

To remove large leaves, cut these with a sterile blade or scissors. Remove and discard; never leave these lying around inside your growing area as these can attract pests. 

  • Grow only a small number of plants

Maintain humidity levels inside a small growing space by cultivating only a small number of plants. Overcrowding can dramatically increase humidity and can affect the growth and health of your plants. So make sure to grow only the number of plants you need to avoid overcrowding.

  • Use carbon filters for strong smells

You can’t avoid weird smells inside an indoor growing area and this can sometimes be a nuisance. Very awful odors are due to incorrect air circulation and overcrowding. And if you are growing cannabis stealthily, you may end up alerting neighbors and may lead to people discovering your stash. 

Using carbon filters is one way to remove smells. Like using charcoal inside your refrigerator, carbon filters can remove odors and sanitize the air. Look for reusable filters and carbon filters which can fit your exhaust system. These are mostly available from local cannabis or garden stores and also online. 

  • Create a watering plan

Watering plants is also one of the factors that increase humidity levels inside a grow room. The most important rule is to monitor your plants for overwatering or under-watering. You can tell this is by checking the soil. If you see puddles of water then forgo watering for a few hours more. If the puddle remains, check for other signs of dehydration, the root lock, etc. Use a fan to evaporate water and dry everything out. 

Additional hydroponic growing tips

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  • Hydroponic systems may be simple or complicated

Hydroponics is growing plants without soil. The roots of your plants are suspended in nutrient-rich water in a hydroponic system. This can be as simple as a plant in a vase full of water to as complicated as a system with hoses, pumps, and filters.

Complicated hydroponic systems need time and effort to master but once you are able to successfully cultivate plants, then you can grow anything from this system. Make sure to use quality equipment and plants that can grow in this setting.

  • Regular pH monitoring is a must

pH monitoring should be done regularly to ensure that your roots are receiving nutrients at the right pH. Root pH should be neutral so this can receive the necessary nutrients. For any pH changes, use pH corrector products available in most garden supplies shops. Follow instructions on the packaging. Meanwhile, pH strips for checking pH are available in garden supplies shops as well. 

  • Watch out for root rot signs

A common problem in hydroponic systems sis root rot. This is a funny, yucky smell and sticky fungus that grows in the plant roots. You can easily see this since plant roots are suspended in water in a hydroponic system. 

Root rot is caused by a fungus that thrives in dirty hydroponic systems. Prevent this by cleaning everything at least once every week or every other week. Replace hoses that move water from the reservoir to the nutrient bath because this is most fungi develop. 

Experts say that once root rot happens, your plant may not be saved. So it’s best to prevent this from happening by regular, major cleaning of your hydroponic system.

  • Use only hydroponic nutrients

Hydroponic systems for cannabis plants require a special nutrient solution. Don’t use regular fertilizer mixes unless these are specified safe for hydro plants. Follow the instructions carefully. And as much as vegetative cannabis plants grown in soil have different nutritional needs than plants in the flowering stage, hydroponic plants have the same requirements as well. Remember these when buying nutrients for hydro growing.

  • Backup power is a must

The only problem that most growers have to deal with when using hydroponics is a power outage. Short power interruptions may not be a big deal but longer, storm-caused power outages can affect the life of your plants. 

If you are serious in growing cannabis and other plants in hydro, we recommend having back up generator power for your pumps, filters, and lighting. A small diesel power generator is a good idea while there are also battery-powered pumps, lamps, and filters. We also recommend storing enough gas and batteries in case power outages last for a long time. Otherwise, you might be forced to harvest early if you’re in the flowering stage or to cultivate your plants in a simpler hydro set up or in soil. 

Additional cloning tips

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  • Select parent indoor cannabis plants well

The most important thing to consider when cloning cannabis plants is where do you harvest your cuttings. Usually, growers and breeders keep a breeding stock of plants, healthy plants where they harvest clones. 

Choose a healthy female that grow new leaves and stems almost every day. The plant must have good genes, without any pests or molds and should have all the qualities you want in a strain. 

  • Use cloning gel

Cloning solutions are made of hormones that can help stimulate the growth of roots in a cloned cutting. These are mostly available in gel and powder form. Most growers prefer to double-dip their cuttings first in gel and then in powder to ensure success.

You can purchase cannabis cloning gel from growing supplies stores online or offline. Make sure to follow instructions well.

  • You can’t clone autoflowering cannabis

Autoflowering cannabis is types of cannabis plants which can grow faster without the need for specific lighting schedules. Usually, photoperiod or regular cannabis requires a 12-hour lighting and 12-hour darkness period to grow flowers but autos will flower in just 7 to 9 weeks without the aid of any schedule. Autoflowering cannabis is also smaller than most cannabis plants making these perfect for stealth growing.

The problem with autoflowering cannabis is that you can’t clone them to get plants with these awesome traits. If you clone an auto plant, you’ll end up with plants that are in their vegetative stage with no autoflowering characteristics. 

  • Cloned plants are weaker?

Compared to plants grown from seeds, clones don’t have taproots. This is the first structure that appears out of cannabis seeds after sprouting. The taproot improves the strength of the seedlings and possibly the plant because it anchors the plant better in soil. The taproot also absorbs water and nutrients better. 

So if you want stronger and more resilient plants, go with cannabis plants grown from seeds and not from cuttings. 

  • Use sterile tools to harvest cuttings

Any tool you will use should be sterile or as much as possible, brand new, to avoid contamination of the clones. Use a strong cleaning solution or boil metal tools for at least five minutes before use. 

Cut cleanly using one sharp move. Cutting using poor tools can affect root development. Avoid heating the tip of blades and scissors to sterilize it because you can make the tip blunt and this can affect the way you cut your clones. 

Additional training tips

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  • Some training techniques are for experts

Save high-stress training like topping and fimming for experts. Although these are very effective, slight miscalculations and inexperience can affect the health and growth of your plants. So please use low-stress training techniques only if you’re new to growing cannabis.

Just an overview, the topping is removing the main cola cutting it several millimeters from the bottom of the flower. A successful topping will split the stem into two and this will grow flowers on each stem. 

Meanwhile, fimming is cutting a bit closer to the bottom of the bud. A successful FIM can create four distinct stems and each stem will grow a bud. As you can see, these methods can dramatically multiply your yields BUT you must be very efficient in doing these to avoid costly mistakes.

  • SCROG is a reliable training technique

SCROG is short for a sea of green or screen of green where you will grow your plants under a screen made of twine or wire. As your plants grow, you need to keep the stems and leaves from passing through the screen and just allowing buds to pass through. This keeps the plants small and allows lighting to reach all the buds. Scrogging ensures that all the buds get equal lighting and air and this can enhance yield.

The screen used in SCROG may be removed once the buds are already in bloom however, growers let the screen remain until harvest time. 

  • Some cannabis strains do not respond well to training

Not all indoor cannabis plants respond well to training so you need to do a little bit of research first. Usually, very sensitive and hard to grow plants will not grow well with training because this can only stress them out. 

Some cannabis strains are just too finicky to grow and require a very controlled environment to grow well. As a beginner, grow only easy strains and slowly improve your skills so you can cultivate just about any kind of strain.

  • Trimming must be done sparingly

Trimming is removing almost all the leaves and stems leaving only a few ones and the buds or main cola. This is done because the grower wants to maximize his efforts in growing larger buds. 

If you must trim, use sterile tools. Set aside cuttings to be used as clones. This is why we recommend using sterile cutting tools for trimming. Place cuttings in water or if you will use these as clones, dip in cloning gel or powder first.

  • Large fan leaves should be removed

As mentioned earlier, large fan leaves should be removed to improve humidity and lighting inside the canopy. Large leaves also block air moving in and around the plants causing the branches and stems to grow weak. A small breeze under the canopy can strengthen your plants and help endure the weight of large dense buds. 

Growing Indoor Cannabis Like a Pro

Growing Indoor Cannabis

Generally, cannabis growers are classified into two: beginner or novice growers and seasoned or professional growers. Just like any activity, sport or job, you’ll start as someone starting your way into growing cannabis. You’ll learn not just by reading books, manuals, and guides or by consulting the best growers but by serious determination and experience. 

Ask any pro and he’ll tell you that it’s easy to grow cannabis once you get a hang of it. It may be quite a challenge especially for delicate, fussy strains but with careful planning, choosing the best strains for beginners and overcoming the challenges of common growing troubles, you’ll do just fine. 

This guide will help you turn into a pro but we recommend growing your plants, following techniques to the T. Don’t worry about poor results, try and try until you succeed. 

Indoor cannabis growing introduction

There are two ways to grow cannabis plants: indoors and outdoors. Outdoor growing is cultivating your plants in an outdoor environment whether your plants are grown directly in soil or pots or containers. Outdoor growing is relying on Mother Nature for air, good soil and sunlight and thus saving you the costs of growing cannabis.  

But sadly, not everyone can afford to grow cannabis outdoors. There are growers located in areas of the globe which don’t have the ideal climate, the best environment to grow outdoors. This is where indoor growing comes in handy. 

Should you grow cannabis indoors or outdoors?

Some growers have the ideal growing environment (picture warm days with gentle cool breezes during night time!) but still, choose to grow indoors. Why is this so? Let’s find out. 

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The type of cannabis strain you wish to grow

Not all cannabis strains are resilient and can do well outdoors. Some strains will grow better when it’s protected from the direct heat of the sun and even from strong winds. Take the ever-popular and very potent strain Northern Lights. This may be grown indoors or outdoors but growers prefer to cultivate this indoors.  

When Northern Lights is grown indoors, you can enhance its yields, improve its bud size to even twice the regular size. Northern Lights’ automatic version is a small plant but can flower fast in less than 60 days. When given the right circumstances, you can even grow and harvest this strain up to three times a year indoors. You can never do this when you grow this strain outdoors. 

The growing requirements of the strain

Certain cannabis strains need the protection and support of an indoor growing area. This may be due to the strain’s poor resistance to temperature extremes (heat and cold) or because it is vulnerable to pests and mold. When grown indoors, you can control your growing area and provide the best growing space without mold/mildew and pests.

Your area/region’s climate all year round

Growers are not anymore restricted from growing even the most exotic cannabis strains with the advancement in indoor growing equipment. Even someone growing in a cold region can grow strains like Afghan Kush, a strain that prefers warm and dry environments because of indoor growing. 

If you are located in an area where it’s very hot and humid, you can also grow strains that require cool evenings and a Mediterranean climate when you grow indoors. 

How much indoor or outdoor space you can provide

Sometimes it’s not about the climate or the strain you want to grow but it’s just impossible to grow anything outdoors. If you live in the city, in an apartment building, condominium unit or townhouse and you barely have a patch of soil outdoors then the only way to grow cannabis is in an indoor space. 

And some people share their outdoor space with neighbors, with no fences and boundaries. It’s impossible to grow cannabis outdoors this way unless you can afford a tall fence or some kind of perimeter boundary. 

Your experience as a grower

If you’re not confident about your growing skills and would like to watch over your plants better then, by all means, grow your cannabis indoors. Although some say that it’s easier to grow outdoors especially when you’re new to cannabis, you can’t just leave your plants to fate. 

To be good at growing cannabis, you need to carefully consider all the different aspects of growing and all important factors of cultivating healthy cannabis crops. 

Regulations for or against cannabis growing in your area

One of the reasons why cannabis growers turn to indoor growing is because of local regulations regarding cannabis. Take Canada’s new cannabis laws which may vary from province to province. It is legal to grow recreational cannabis as long as you are 18 years of age and grow only a limited number of plants and must be responsible for the plants’ security, odor control and local regulations where you’re located. 

If you live in your property then you may choose indoor or outdoor growing but make sure to install a tall fence and place your plants under lock and key. But if you rent or you don’t own your home, your landlord or homeowner may have strict regulations regarding outdoor or indoor growing. Therefore, indoor growing may be your last resort to growing your supply.

Same goes for people located in places where cannabis is illegal (recreational or medicinal cannabis consumption and growing). Eager growers may resort to illegally or stealthily growing their supply indoors. 

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Why grow cannabis indoors?

Now that you know the many reasons why most cannabis growers prefer indoor growing, let’s find out why indoor growing is better than outdoor cannabis cultivation. 

Convenient for the grower

Cannabis growers will find growing indoors more convenient instead of cultivating cannabis outdoors. There are many reasons why it’s so. First, a larger outdoor growing area means you have a lot of plants to manage whereas an indoor area at home could mean you have only a few plants or fewer plants, therefore, these will be easier to manage.

Growing indoors is convenient to care for your plants especially during bad weather conditions. If a storm strikes or it suddenly becomes too cold, you can’t take your plants in. But come rain, sleet or hail, you can still grow your plants comfortably inside your home. You can adjust the growing environment temperature, air circulation, etc. without much effort as well. 

You can check on your plants easier

When you grow indoors, checking on your babies will be a lot easier. You can easily move through your plants, check these leaf after leaf not just for pests or molds but also any nutrient problem which is mostly seen on the leaves and stems of plants. 

Another reason why growers grow indoors is that their plants are still in their seedling phase. Usually, germination is done indoors using time-tested techniques like the paper towel method, the peat pellet method and the water in a glass method. These techniques are best done indoors and during the seedling phase, juvenile plants are carefully grown.

Some growers transfer their plants outdoors once these are stronger and have grown layer upon layer of new leaves. You can tell that the plants are drinking and eating well just by its appearance. This is the time when cannabis plants are ready to be taken outdoors. 

Meanwhile, some growers let their plants remain indoors to grow well and bloom. They use special techniques to help their plants grow and may even use other growing medium like hydroponics. 

You can protect your plants more effectively

When you grow plants outdoors, these become very susceptible to attacks of pests and molds. Sometimes there’s nothing you can do about it because there’s no way to keep pests such as hungry insects away from outdoor plants. 

When you grow indoors, you can regulate everything including the health of new plants to watch out for pests. You can monitor moisture and humidity amounts to deal with molds. You need to clean your indoor surroundings to prevent mold and pests. 

And if you’re dealing with sick plants, you can deal with these carefully and tend to your plants’ needs right away when you’re growing indoors. 

Grow your plants stealthily

Another plus for indoor growing is you can grow your plants without fear of being caught. A large number of people grow cannabis indoors because they are prohibited from cultivating cannabis or marijuana use and growing is illegal from where they are. 

Growers can confidently cultivate marijuana and harvest good yields for their consumption. There are cannabis strains that are small and will remain compact and tiny even when these reach their mature phase. These strains are better for growing secretly especially when you can only afford a small growing area indoors. 

Regulations for growing

If you are bound by strict cannabis growing rules then indoor growing is your best option. As mentioned, some strains are perfect for growing indoors, stealthily. Just take the Dwarf family of strains which were developed for growers who have very little space to grow indoors. These plants can grow small and despite this, these can still give you good yields. 

Indoor cannabis growing is a good option if local laws or building/residential laws do not allow the growing of cannabis. This is very true for growers in Canada where marijuana growing and consumption is legal but allows local building managers, owners and lessors may have their own rules against cannabis growing. 

Create your growing environment

With indoor growing, you can create your unique growing environment that’s tailor-fit to the kind of cannabis strain you are growing. You can experiment on different kinds of strains as well as new and updated cannabis growing equipment like lamps, fans, dehumidifiers and more.

Curious grower, a successful breeder

Indoor growing lets you satisfy your curiosity about cannabis. Ask any grower and they will tell you how satisfying it is to grow cannabis and to finally be able to smoke your homegrown weed. Growing indoors lets you grow all kinds of cannabis strains and harness your skills as a grower and as a breeder as well. 

What do you need to grow cannabis indoors?

Now that you’re aware of the many good reasons why more and more growers prefer indoor growing, you must be starting to plan for your indoor growing space. 

Because you’ll be providing much of your plants’ needs, you must consider a laundry list of things before you proceed.  

The right marijuana strain

The most important component of every cannabis growing project is the marijuana strain you wish to grow. It’s not just about cultivating cannabis but picking the right kind of cannabis strain to ensure a successful grow. 

Remember the following 

  • Do you need recreational or medicinal cannabis?
  • Will a smaller or more compact indica be best for you?
  • The growing conditions of the stain
  • The climate in your location or area
  • Any restrictions about cannabis growing in your area
  • Cleanliness of your growing area
  • Recreational or medicinal strains

To grow medicinal cannabis, you must start with a clean, sterile area. You need to maintain a very clean growing area to cultivate the highest quality medicinal cannabis. Consider how medications are manufactured in very clean and hygienic factories and plants. 

Whether you’re growing your medicinal cannabis in a tent, cabinet, in your attic or basement, the area must be cleared and cleaned from every mess. Use a strong cleaning solution to remove bacteria and other microorganisms that can contaminate your indoor growing space.  

Should you consider ready to use growing tents or cabinets? These are indeed easy to install, easy to use and may be upgraded when needed. These are not just for growing cannabis, you may also use these to grow exotic flowers, herbs, vegetables and many more. You can purchase grow tents and accessories from online distributors, local garden shops, etc. 

Best strains to grow indoors

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Choose any of the following strains that will grow successfully indoors: 

  • Special Kush

Special Kush #1 was created by a popular seed bank company from Canada. This indica is the best if you are new to growing cannabis because it’s hardy and very forgiving. This loves warm and sunny climates but may also grow well indoors.

There are impressive qualities of this strain but growers say that this yields small tight buds. The yield may be enhanced by using training techniques like topping or trimming. With just the first puff, this indica will take you higher with its strong-bodied effect and hash-like characteristics. Special Kush is easy to cultivate provided you simply follow its growing requirements. 

  • Northern Lights

Northern Lights is possibly the most popular all over the world. Northern Lights is the best for people new to cannabis growing as well as for people who want to grow indoors. 

Where Northern Lights began is still a mystery and many say that this is from hybridization of its 11 varieties. Some breeders say this was from a very complex procedure which is the reason why there are different versions from different seed banks. 

Growing Northern Lights is easy once you follow its growing conditions. Your plants should consume the right nutrients and should grow in the best soil. Consider training your plants early so these can grow larger and denser buds for the best yields. 

  • Pineapple Kush

Pineapple Kush is one of the classic strains found across the world. This was made from mixing the genes of an OG Kush and a Pineapple strain, therefore, it has the genes of the potent OG Kush and the sweet and pleasant smell and taste of the delicious Pineapple strain.

Pineapple Kush comes with a heady high that will linger hours after you take it. This is the strain for relaxing on a weekend with friends. It comes with a steady effect that will make a good recreational as well as medicinal strain.

You can grow Pineapple Express indoors or outdoors and it will still provide good yields for as long as you follow its preferred growing requirements. It needs good nutrition, training, and good soil to grow and provide you good yields. 

  • Blue Mystic

Blue Mystic is a strain made by combining the genes of two powerful ancestral strains: California and Oregon. This is a small plant that’s great for indoor growing because only grows a meter tall. This may fit in a growing cabinet, tent or growing bucket.

Blue Mystic comes with several impressive features. When you cultivate this indoors, train this early to get the best results. Blue Mystic should be topped or trimmed to get better yields.  This is ready for smoking in as quick as eight weeks. This strain also has a distinct smell, like a very fruity strain. But if you want a stonier effect you must harvest at 10 weeks. 

  • Fat Banana

Fat Banana may have a funny name but there’s nothing funny about this strain’s strong effects. Fat Banana has a high THC content which leads to a couch-locked experience. This strain was made by combining an OG Kush and a Banana.  It is capable of growing high yields and a towering 25% THC content. This strain is not for a beginner user.

If you plan to grow Fat Banana you’ll find this easy to do especially for someone new to growing cannabis. You must cultivate this indoors so it can develop larger and denser buds. This must be topped or trimmed so it can give you better yields. 

  • Bubble Kush

Bubble Kush is indica dominant and comes with a 19% THC. This has a relaxing effect which will give you focus to finish any kind of work. Bubble Kush was made by combining a Northern Lights, Skunk and Afghan. This cross created a potent recreational strain which grows perfectly as an indoor plant.

Bubble Kush offers more yields outdoors at 450 grams per plant but still many prefer it for stealth growing and indoor growing. For a compact plant with good yields, Bubble Kush might be the best strain for you.   

  • ICE

ICE means Indica Crystal Extreme and it has very powerful effects. ICE is popular for its lovely crystal-coated buds with a fantastic flavor and taste. You will get an impressive yield with lovely buds in just a matter of 8 weeks. 

ICE was created by combining a Northern Lights, Skunk, and Afghan strain. This combination may be why it has a strong and potent effect.  ICE prefers to grow indoors that needs an experienced grower. It is an efficient plant but you need to protect it from pests and mold. The large and dense buds are just too irresistible for insects that love marijuana.  

  • Royal Cookies

Royal Cookies is an indica strain with an aromatic, candy flavor that’s like freshly-baked cookies.  It has a pleasing aroma and taste and these are reasons why it’s mostly a daytime strain. 

Royal Cookies comes with a sweet flavor that’s a clue for its high THC at 23%. The top THC content makes this perfect for relaxing and for relief from anxiety, stress, and pain. Growing Royal Cookies is easy because it can be done indoors or outdoors as long as you give your plants its growing needs. 

  • Speedy Chile

Speedy Chile has impressive fast-flowering characteristics. This is a powerful strain created by mixing the genes of a Chile and a Green Poison. These are very strong strains that have cerebral and physical qualities.

Speedy Chile will give you a buzzed yet focused effect. You will be alert and focused. And despite a tiring night, this strain can give you renewed energy. Take a few tokes and you’ll be ready to do different tasks all day long.

Growing Speedy Chile is easy because it prefers indoor growing. This way you can monitor its development and to protect its buds from pests and molds. This will give you average yields and will flower faster. You’ll be able to enjoy its potent buds in less than 7 to 8 weeks. 

  • OG Kush

OG Kush is a popular strain that’s cultivated indoors. This strain has parented a large number of strains in the US because of its stable genetics and potent characteristics. The most impressive characteristic of the OG Kush is its fantastic odor. 

OG Kush comes with a dank flavor which could be smelled despite a long distance. The potent flavor will linger in your mouth and your head. And due to its potent effects and odor, many say that this is not for an average or beginner user.

Growing OG Kush is quite a challenge, therefore, it’s best to cultivate this indoors. As long as you provide this strain with the right growing environment, the best soil and the best food, you can expect large and dense buds come harvest time. 

Creating the ideal indoor growing environment

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Grow tent or grow cabinet

There different grow tents and growing cabinets from online or local stores. Most beginners rely on ready-made cabinets with all the important components of marijuana growing. And of course, you can make your own growing tents or cabinets using basic materials at home. 

Grow tents that may be purchased online come with complete equipment so you can start growing right away. Here, you can keep your cannabis plants safe. A good tent should be able to keep light with reflective panels along the inner walls of the cabinet. This must have a good door that will keep light inside. 

The tent must keep the strong smell in and removed with an effective exhaust system.  There must be openings where electrical cords can pass through. A tent should be easy to set up and must have a locking mechanism to keep your plants safe and secure.

Growing lights for your indoor growing area

Your cannabis plants are like regular plants because it is dependent on light to grow. The better your lights are, the more your plants will grow and give you good yields. There are several grow lights available in the market with HID lamps, CMH lamps and LED lamps. 

LED lamps are more preferred by cannabis growers. This is the most modern kind grow lights and is known for being energy efficient. LED bulbs are available in different colors, wattages, and designs and are very expensive. But no you don’t need to worry about costs because this kind of bulb will take a long time to get replaced.

As a rule, when using LED bulbs, cheap bulbs produce small buds while high quality and expensive bulbs can produce a good harvest.  

The right ventilation system

Cannabis plants need fresh air to grow healthy and strong. Ideal humidity and ventilation must be maintained inside a grow tent or grow space to prevent molds and mildew. WPM or white powdery mildew is one of the most common types of mold that destroys cannabis crops. 

It’s difficult to spot WPM because this eats plant leaves from the underside. Your plants could become useless and can even die in one night! Most growers find out about WPM when it’s too late and their buds are already worthless. 

To prevent this, maintain the ideal humidity inside your indoor growing area at all times using fans. And to remove strong odors, use a carbon filter. Carbon filters are available in garden stores and cannabis shops and are easy to use or install. 

If you are new to growing cannabis, learning about the humidity needs of your plants should be done early. Many factors can affect the humidity in your indoor growing space. If you want to grow healthy plants, you must begin with maintaining the right humidity levels. 

Remember, low humidity keeps cannabis plants contented and happy 

The optimal humidity of cannabis seedlings and clones is from 70% to 80% which is very high for ripe buds. As your young plants start to grow taller and wider as these are in the growing stage, these need 40% to 60% humidity.

During the flowering phase, cannabis plants should be kept at 40% to 50% humidity. But by the time your plants are at the end of flowering when your buds becoming bigger and denser. Now, these need less than 40% humidity. 

Measure humidity accurately

A precise humidity reading is very important and the best way to do this is to use a digital hygrometer. A digital hygrometer will accurately get humidity readings as well as temperature readings so you will be able to adjust these correctly. Get daily readings and make adjustments accordingly. Be diligent and you’ll provide the best growing environment for your marijuana plants. 

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How a dehumidifier works

A dehumidifier will remove the moisture inside the growing area. The most updated models are capable of improving humidity levels very quickly so there’s less harm done on your plants.           

There are some ways to reduce humidity inside your grow room but the best and the most effective method is with a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are available in different sizes, capacities, and technologies. There are also several dehumidifier designs.  

Commercially-available dehumidifiers come in two different models: refrigerant dehumidifiers and desiccant humidifiers. A refrigerator dehumidifier is a very common type of dehumidifier that condenses moisture from the air. The moisture-filled air passes through a cold evaporator coil system and this is cooled in a temperature below the air’s dew point. 

The result is moisture collected from the coils. Moisture will turn eventually to water and this is collected in a pan and manually removed from the machine. This is why some dehumidifiers models have a drainage system attached to a hose so water can be automatically removed from the machine. 

Meanwhile, dirty air inside the machine is taken to the warm condensing coils and is heated once more. This is removed out of the machine at a pressure. This manner of removing moisture dries a moist or wet area faster and also prevents the growth of mold and mildew. A refrigerator dehumidifier is more efficient especially when you are removing moisture in a larger area or space. 

On the other hand, desiccant dehumidifiers work by passing moisture-filled air into a rotor. This has a desiccant material which can quickly absorb moisture. After the water has been removed from the air, this becomes dry and easier to blowback into the environment. 

The moisture collected in the rotor will be removed by heat. This will evaporate and removed from the machine. Desiccant humidifiers are easy to use. The material is usually silica gel in a porous form. This gel comes with microscopic pores which attract moisture. 

When heat is added, the moisture evaporates and then removed. After moisture is removed from the gel, this is ready to collect more moisture from the environment and may be reused over and over again. 

The best dehumidifier models for your money

To help you pick the ideal dehumidifier for your indoor growing area, we have three of the best products for you.

HomeLabs 50 Pint 2500 sq. ft. Dehumidifier

The HomeLabs dehumidifier is the best for any growing space area. This is fully-electronic which means all you need is to place it inside the grow room and power it on. It can remove moisture from the air quickly because it can take in up to 50 pints of water in 24 hours. Compared to other dehumidifiers, it is quiet and is very easy to use.    

Eva-Dry New and Improved E-33 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier

For a smaller growing space, the Eva-Dry E-33 Renewable Humidifier is a good choice.  Despite its size, this handy humidifier can remove the moisture inside your growing space to prevent mold, root rot, and mildew.  

The Eva-Dry is rechargeable and will continue to work in one complete charge for days. You can use this handy dehumidifier in a room that’s around 333 cubic feet. It comes with a power indicator window located at the front of the device that will tell you if you need to recharge the device. To charge, just connect this to a working power source.

This mini rechargeable dehumidifier can absorb up to 10 ounces of water. It is completely spill-proof so making a mess is impossible. Some growers use two, three or more Eva-Dry mini dehumidifiers inside a growing area. 

Ivation 70 Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier

The Ivation is a 70-pint dehumidifier that can be used inside a very large room. It can take up to 70 pints of moisture from the air in a day so you can prevent moisture build-up inside your growing area. You can say goodbye to root rot, bud rot and white powdery mildew.

The Ivation has a high dehumidifying capacity. You don’t need to worry about removing water from this appliance because it has a large-capacity 1.3-gallon tank.

You can adjust the fan speeds so you can dry up larger areas faster. If you need to dry up a larger area and maintain humidity in a larger growing area then this 70-Pint dehumidifiers is for you. 

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Open a window to improve humidity and use fans

Open windows and doors immediately after you water your plants. Watering is the most common reason why indoor areas become humid. As water evaporates from the soil and on the plants, this turns to water vapor and accumulated water vapor in a closed area can increase humidity.

Aside from opening windows and doors, add a fan to blow humid air out of the growing space.  One fan has to be installed at the top of the room to remove humid air out of the room while the other fan must be placed at the bottom to blow fresh air in.

Cultivate only a few plants

Grow only a small number of plants this is because more plants inside a small growing space will create more moisture and thus affecting humidity. Therefore, you should always take time planning the number of plants you need depending on the size and shape of your indoor growing area. 

Water only when the soil is dry

Improve humidity levels inside your growing area by watering only when the soil is it is dry. Wet or moist soils is a sign that your cannabis plants are still absorbing water. Too much water will drown plants and will make humidity worse.  

All about pots and soil mixes

You can use any kind of pot but for a better way to grow your plants, use a fabric pot. These are better than clay or plastic pots because this will let excess water and nutrients drain from the soil and roots. 

Fabric pots also allow oxygen to reach the roots more efficiently and your plants need oxygen for proper growth and development. When choosing the right soil mix, choose a sandy clayey soil because this can absorb water and nutrients better. This kind of soil will let excess nutrients and water drain from the roots. 

The best soil medium should have all the nutrients that young plants need therefore there is no need to feed your plants fertilizer mixes. The nutrients in good soil can sustain your plants for 3 weeks starting from the germination phase. life. After this, you may now add growing nutrients to your soil.  

Common disadvantages of growing cannabis indoors

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Be prepared for indoor humidity changes

It is easy for humidity to drop or rise indoors. Humidity can rise immediately after watering or due to a blocked exhaust fan. An increase in humidity can be very dangerous to cannabis plants during the flowering stage and before harvest.

When indoor humidity changes are overlooked, your plants might suffer from molds and mildew which could affect your yields. When not dealt with immediately, mold can cover and ruin your crops and making your buds useless. 

Air circulation, temperature, and humidity monitoring

Growing indoors means that you will be providing light, air, soil, nutrients, and water. Because of this, you need to ensure that even the growing conditions are just right and this includes the right temperature and air circulation.

Indoor growing is not for any regular grower because you need to provide your plants’ growing needs and mistakes can be very costly. Incorrect air circulation indoors can lead to higher humidity levels causing mold and mildew growth. 

Meanwhile, increased temperature inside the growing area due to intense lighting and by plant, respiration can increase in humidity and may lead to mold and mildew proliferation. You must take time to monitor these factors to avoid neglect and costly effects. 

Accumulation of foul-smelling odor

Almost all cannabis strain causes weird odors that may accumulate inside your growing area. Foul odors are natural for some plants while some may develop strong odors when air circulation is poor.  And of course, the foul-smelling odor is not just irritating, it can become too much for your family or neighbors to handle. 

Not enough space for more plants

Indoor growing becomes a problem if you have too many plants growing at the same time. Too many plants inside a growing area can affect humidity and temperature.

Whether you are growing your cannabis inside a grow cabinet, drawer or tent, there is a limited number of plants you can cultivate. You must choose plants that will only grow compact. Indica plants are the best for growing indoors because these are smaller and are compact. 

Sativa plants are taller and wider and won’t be good for indoor growing. You will only be able to choose a limited number of plants when you grow cannabis indoors.  

The cost of growing cannabis indoors

Compared to growing outdoors where everything is almost free, indoor growing can be very costly. Outdoors, you get free lighting, air from the wind, free water from rain and free nutrients from the soil.  

And when you cultivate cannabis indoors, you need to pay for everything including water nutrients, lighting, and air. Consider that your fans, dehumidifiers, and lights will run all day, 24 hours daily and this is very costly for the first time and average grower.

Even the cost of the equipment can leave a hole in your pockets! A type of LED lighting specially-made for cannabis growing already costs $250 while regular cannabis seeds may cost around $20 per pack of five seeds! These are average costs and usually, it is very expensive to buy premium seeds online or locally. 

How to start a basic indoor growing set up?

It’s time to learn how a basic indoor cannabis setup is constructed. We will first discuss how to make a simple indoor setup and then proceed with some popular samples of growing tents and cabinets. A successful indoor grower is aware of a DIY and a ready-to-use setup and can select which one works for his growing activity.

Growing indoors using a basic set up

To grow only a small number of cannabis plants, basic indoor marijuana set up would work well. A basic set up requires the following components:

  • Small cannabis plants in a pot. These are cannabis strains that can grow indoors
  • An LED lamp
  • 2 small USB fans
  • A power strip 
  • Digital thermometer and hygrometer
  • Reflective material
  • Plant food, water, fertilizer mixes

Instructions 

Identify the growing needs of the strain you wish to grow indoors.

Get to know your strain’s many growing requirements including lighting, humidity, water, and nutritional requirements. There are cannabis strains that are very easy to grow and do not have any strict growing requirements when it comes to food and water however, you must need to know about these before you grow anything. 

Select your grow area indoors

Just like people, cannabis requires a safe, quiet place to grow. Growers often use a spare room, an attic or a basement area, wherever the growing needs of your cannabis plants are provided. You may grow a pot of weed on a kitchen window if you need just a small stash or you may also use your terrace or in your patio. 

Take note of the safety of your plants. The area must not be visible from the outdoors and should be inaccessible to children and pets. The area must have low to no moisture to prevent the growth of molds and mildew.

There must be at least a source of natural light in the area. You can save electricity when there is an open window or doorway where your plants can get natural light. 

Set up curtains or tents to secure your plants.

Use a reflectorized material so that light may reflect your plants. This will optimize lighting inside your indoor growing area. The most common are white sheets, white cardboard, mylar sheets or white paint. 

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Install lighting and USB fans

Position the lamps over your plants. This should be at least a few inches from the tips of the plants.  This will allow plants to get the best amount of lighting and prevent burning. 

When installing USB fans, a place near the top of the growing tent or closet to remove warm and stale air. The other fan must be installed at the bottom.  This will be the intake fan that brings cool, fresh air into the growing area. Use a safe and expertly-designed power strip to plug in your electrical equipment. 

Clean and disinfect the growing area

Use disinfectant soap and water to clean the area completely before you take your plants in. This ensures that your growing area is free from molds, microbes, and pests which can ruin your plants. 

Take your plants in

Your basic growing area is ready so take your plants in. After a few hours, it’s time to feed and water your plants.  Feeding your cannabis plants depend on what growing phase your plants are in.

There are nutrients which suit plants during the vegetative phase and there are also nutrients in the flowering phase. You can purchase these from cannabis growing shops online and from local garden shops. 

When it comes to watering, you must do so only when the soil is dry and not when the soil is wet or moist. This ensures that your plants can take in water well and prevent conditions such as mold or mildew that thrive in moist or wet roots.  

Growing inside grow boxes

Aside from a simple setup indoors, you may also use a ready to use grow box. If you are growing only one or two plants, a small grow box may just be everything you need. These are cheap, easy to install and won’t take much of your time to setup. Here are three of our favorites: 

Dealzer Grandma’s Secret Garden 3.0

The Dealzer Grandma’s Secret Garden 3.0 is a grow box that is made from durable materials and is designed to give you the best yields. It looks like a small refrigerator but inside you have an efficient growing cabinet with all the things your plants will need. 

It comes with 160-watts of LED grow lights, reflective walls, fans and enough space to grow two large plants. You can also grow seven small autos or ruderalis strains using this grow box. The door is secured with a locking system to further protect your plants from prying eyes especially when you’re not home.

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The Stanley Stealth Hydroponic Grow Box

The Stanley Stealth Hydroponic Grow Box may be smaller than other grow boxes but it comes with all the things that you need to grow your cannabis secretly. It has a 150-watt LED light, a hydroponics system, USB fans, CO2 and a water cooler. 

It is completely automatic therefore you just install it and check up on your plants after two weeks. This grow box is quiet therefore it’s perfect for growing weed secretly in a home, condo or apartment unit. It comes with some extras like a 1.5-gallon tank, bubbler stones, and rock wool plugs to name a few. 

Yield Machine Max 4-Foot LED Grow Box

The most affordable grow box online is the Yield Machine Grow Box. This is ready to use a grow box that will guarantee high yields because it has everything your plants need to grow and flower. 

This grow box has an efficient LED lighting system and reflectorized grow box inner walls. It comes with three fans that will remove stale and smelly air from inside the box and take fresh air in. 

This can fit two adult plants and is taller than most grow boxes too so you can grow taller and stately sativas too. And with this grow box, you can get up to 5 ounces of yield but you may still improve this with training methods. 

Dealing with harvest time indoors

Indoor harvest can happen immediately after blooming or possibly later depending on what kind of cannabis you want to smoke. You need to prepare for harvest time with a good tool that most growers and breeders use is a magnifying glass. You need a magnifier to check for certain harvest time indicators. We recommend using a magnifier with an LED light so you can better check these important factors. 

Take note of the following signs

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Take note of the pistil color

The most obvious sign that your plants are ready for harvest is the pistils changing color. Pistils are the tiny hairs sticking out from the flowers. These will change color to tell that the buds are ready for harvest. When the pistils are 50% to 70% brown, expect that your precious buds are ready for harvest and you should expect weed with light and stimulating effect. 

If the pistils are changing color and are 70% to 90% brown then your buds are ripe and will have very heavy effects. At this time, the buds will be good for recreational and possibly medicinal use. Finally, if the pistils are 90% to 100% brown, then you should get weed that is narcotic and with very powerful recreational effects. Use a flashlight and a magnifying tool to check the color correctly. 

Take note of trichome clarity

Trichome clarity is about how clear or how cloudy the trichomes on your buds. The trichomes are small mushroom-like structures that are outside and inside the buds. Usually, the buds are covered with trichomes and these can change clarity to indicate readiness.

Use a magnifying glass with an LED flashlight to check the clarity of the trichomes. If the structures are clear then you need to wait longer for harvest time. When the trichomes are whitish or amber-colored, you may now harvest your plants. When your trichomes are all amber-colored then it may be too late for harvest. 

Use your magnifying lens to compare trichome clarity of your buds. Always check trichome clarity under good lighting. 

Putting all these together

Most growers will recommend checking the trichome clarity and pistil color to evaluate harvest time readiness.  This means that for best results, the pistils should be around 70% to 90% brown and have milky white or amber-colored trichomes. Your buds are ripe and heavy and thus have perfect recreational or medicinal effects. 

Some important things about harvest time

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Check the resin

Checking the resin color is another way to check if it’s time to harvest your flowers. Resin changes in color as your plant’s age. Resin darkens as your plants become more mature. These can start clear and then becomes opaque-yellowish in color. 

Your plants are ready for harvest when the resin is sticky and clear but as this starts to become darker, it also changes characteristics. 

When resin starts to change color and becomes darker, it’s time to harvest ASAP. At this point, the compounds that make up resin are being broken down. If you overlook this period, your plants will not be good for recreation as well as for medicinal use.

Flowering time of your strain gives you clues

Another way to indicate that it is time for harvest is by referring to your strain’s flowering time. This may not be as precise as checking the trichome clarity and the pistil color but this is very consistent and easier to do. There’s no need to use tools as well.

Flowering times of indica vs sativa strains

Indica plants will be ready for harvest in just 8 weeks. Sativas will be ready in just 10 weeks. Automatic cannabis plants harvest after just 7 to 9 weeks from the seedling to flowering phase. 

Sativa strains have longer harvesting times because it has longer flowering times and grows taller than indicas well. Indicas are smaller and bushier and thus will flower and harvest quicker. Ruderalis strains are the smallest of the three and will harvest even faster than the two strains.

How to harvest indoor marijuana plants

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Once you have determined that your plants are ready for harvest, prepare your plants. 

  • Select which cannabis plants are ready

Decide which plants are ready. Set these plants aside and prepare the tools you need for harvest and drying area. When reusing tools, clean and sterilize scissors and blades and any other tools that will be used to prevent contamination. 

  • Stop feeding your plants at a week before harvest

Your plants should be free from nutrients and fertilizer because this can affect the overall taste and aroma. Your plants may taste and smell like chemicals if you overlook this. Stop watering at least three days before harvest time. 

  • Do you want flavored weed?

To add unique flavors to weed, this is the time to do so. You can do this by watering your plants with juice or any liquid with flavor. Your weed plants will taste and smell like the liquid you used. The most commonly used by growers are wine and natural fruit juices.

  • Use sharp scissors or blade to harvest your plants

Always use sharp and clean tools to cut down plants. Some growers will harvest only the buds while some will harvest the entire plant. 

The buds are dried together with the leaves and stem but in a separate tray or basket. The body of the plant may be used as bulk plant matter and cut into small pieces after drying. These may be used to make joints, concentrates, teas, and other cannabis products.

To harvest the buds, cut directly underneath it with a clean-cut and place these in a small basket or basin. To harvest the entire plant, take your scissors or blade and cut it from the ground. Never uproot them. Place your harvested plants in a basket or a tray. These will be dried together with the buds. 

  • The best way to dry buds

The buds have to be dried slowly to get the best results. Use a room where you can adjust the humidity levels and lighting to dry these well. An attic, a guest room, garage or basement should do well as long as there is no moisture. 

  • Leave your buds and plants inside the drying area

Install a wire clothes hanger in the growing room and hang your plants. You may also use a newspaper on a table and simply place your plants on it. Newspaper will naturally dry the buds and plant parts. 

The buds need to be dried in a separate area to help you easily identify where they are. Use clothespins to hang your buds or arrange these side by side in a large vat on top of newspapers. Monitor the humidity inside the growing area using a hygrometer. Maintain low humidity levels always and keep the drying area dry and dark.  

  • Cure your buds after drying

After two weeks, your buds and plants should be very dry to touch. You may smoke a small amount to find out its effects as well. 

But before you can smoke your buds for recreation or medicine you must cure these first. Curing is preserving the natural characteristics of the buds and will make these buds last longer when stored. Curing also removes the smell and taste of yucky newly mowed grass on fresh or dried weed. 

Curing is done by placing your buds in jars without light. Place these inside a cabinet or a cupboard for at least two weeks. After this period, you are ready to smoke your pot. 

  • Store your cannabis securely

Now that your buds and plant material are dried and cured place these inside containers like a mason jar or a microwavable plastic container. Place a food-grade desiccant or small bits of rice inside the container to preserve your buds and to remove moisture. 

When cannabis is stored right, these can last for years. Place a label on the container with your name, the date of harvest and the name of the strain. 

Can Marijuana Make You Smarter What Experts Want You to Know

Marijuana Make You Smarter

It was once believed that cannabis was a portal to stupidity. Some people assumed that no circumstance how much ability a person possessed when he or she arrived on this planetoid, smoking marijuana was the one dependable means to move them down the burned-out bunny chamber where they would be wrecked to use the remainder of their times playing like Beavis and Butthead.

Myth: Marijuana Makes you Stupid

The modern account of the debate can be followed to a 2012 Duke University study, which discovered that tenacious, massive cannabis treatment through teens and young adulthood was correlated with slumps in IQ.

Two latest articles this month take the connection between cannabis usage and knowledge from two extremely distinct angles: One examines the time paths of 2,235 British adolescents within ages 8 and 16, and the other aspects at the distinctions within American identical twin pairs in which one counterpart practices cannabis and the other make not.

But science has since confirmed that cannabis does not cause people shallow. It positively makes the total contradiction. Although it might do a little dubious to assume that cannabis causes people brighter, it does seem to raise consciousness and unlock the gates of knowledge.

Some researchers have revealed that people residing in legalized countries are now utilizing cannabis as an option for medical remedies. There is even proof that the national legalization of cannabis could help recognize the United States out of the abysses of opioid dependence – a switch that is slaughtering tens of thousands of people every cycle.

It attains to understanding that if cannabis consumers are getting more desirable decisions concerning the overall well-being that they are first becoming trained about the chemistry of the plant. Even though there is an inadequate amount of analysis out there explaining that cannabis is a comprehensive approach for all of the diseases that people indicate it to do, several appreciated thoughts are proving that cannabis has numerous remedial advantages.

Cannabis and IQ

There is rather limited study considering the long-term outcomes of cannabis, and the knowledge that is out there is remarkably inadequate. This creates it tricky to reach up with definitive resolutions and even more challenging to conclude with confidence that biases in any provided subject serve specific relationships within cannabis and brain.

During the succeeding eight years, the problems created a variety of conventional mental experiments, many of which centered on spoken consciousness, managing memory, and knowledge. Unlike the other research, specialists established for various volatile carrying gender and cultivation. After these analytical changes, the examination revealed no meaningful between-group variations. Vaporizing marijuana had no discernible impression on cognitive representation except short-term linguistic memory experiments where modern massive consumers worked unsuccessfully.

Intriguing research by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies was written on June 2016 and discovered that weed may produce you more intelligent. According to the research, cannabinoids before-mentioned as THC hinders the inflammatory rejoinder and arouse the replacement of intraneuronal Aβ. In the event you’re querying, Aβ is also recognized as amyloid-beta and is a protein associated with Alzheimer’s. Expertise noticed that the THC in marijuana decreased swelling levels and guaranteed the brain cavities remained active. In fundamental phrases, THC guarded the cell and enabled it to repair itself.

How it Influences Intelligence

To know how cannabis influences mentality, it’s essential to comprehend specifically how knowledge gets treated in the brain. Essentially, every moment you have a concept, catch a sigh or practice a response, your brain is giving electrical signs from one neuron to the dendrite of another. Seldom, the taking neuron continues and transfers the information along to the succeeding one and sometimes it sets off, needs a pause, and the sign dyes. This occurs to provide the brain with an opportunity to unwind and concentrate on other regions as required.

When THC becomes altered, it communicates with this method, virtually capturing the tracks and judging for us what to concentrate on and what to disregard. When the roads terminate, we miss record of our ideas mid-sentence or have a difficult time directing in school, but when they remain accessible, they shoot in all kinds of fascinating methods! This conflicting thought performs a fundamental part in cannabis’ capacity to encourage artistry and is supposedly the cause, so many prosperous people are regular marijuana users, as well.

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Neurogenesis

In modern years, a substantial body of research has revealed the signaling systems included in cannabinoid-mediated control of neurogenesis. This favorable report compiles the confirmation that the cannabinoid method is elaborately connected with neuronal modification and highlights natural and external warning devices that are cannabinoid quarries. 

According to the University of Queensland, neurogenesis is the method by which distinct neurons are created in the brain. Neurogenesis is essential when an egg is generating but also remains in specific brain areas after delivery and during our generation.

The adult brain has several technoscientific fields of purpose and neurons that vary information and relationships. The hippocampus, for instance, which is a brain area that represents an essential part in the thought and dimensional exploration, solely has at most limited 27 various sorts of neurons.

People involved in how marijuana might be capable to enhance their overall wellness and well-being will likewise start studying into why this plant is still essentially banned in the United States. This implies taking in impact with the account of cannabis prescription. It is at this period that they will discover how it is one of the greatest cheaters in of the 20th Century – one that is ethnic imposed and still offering to hundreds of thousands of delays every year. They’ll likewise understand that very few are being made in Congress to improve the condition.

Cannabis may not address people cleverer, but it has never provided to the talking down of community either. If this were the predicament, the shrub would not have delivered the improvement it has across the prior several decades.

As important as we would desire to state that cannabis is brain confectionery, there isn’t sufficient accessible proof to reach that outcome. Introductory judgments are exhilarating, and we believe that specialists are granted more comprehensive permission to examine the long-term results of marijuana on personal intellect.

Cannabis Growing Methods Every Grower Should Know

Growing Methods

Cannabis is the world’s most popular plant and is arguably the most widely cultivated plant in all of history. As such, people all over the world have been cultivating it for thousands of years and in different types of climates and under various conditions while using unique growing methods. As such, there is more than one way of growing and cultivating marijuana plants. Find out the best cannabis growing methods you use.

If you are interested in growing your own cannabis plants, here are the growing methods that growers should very well know:

Regular methods

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  • Outdoor growing

Growing marijuana outdoors is growing the plants in their “natural” state. That means that you will mostly be relying on nature to do its thing when you are cultivating your cannabis plants outdoors as your plants will get their supply of nutrients mostly from what they can find in your backyard. Of course, you also need to supplement them with water and nutrients as well so that they will grow up healthy and thriving.

Outdoor growing tends to be one of the more affordable ways of cultivating marijuana because you simply need to plant them outdoors either directly in your backyard soil or in their own pots. What makes it an affordable way of growing cannabis is that you will be relying on the sun on to provide your plants with the heat and light they need. You can even rely on rain from time to time to provide give your plants plenty of water. And if you happen to have good soil in your backyard, there is no need for you to buy nutrient-rich garden soil. 

The problem, however, is that outdoor growing tends to rely on climate conditions. Not all strains of marijuana can grow in a certain climate. For example, indicas prefer cold and dry climates. As such, the strains you can grow outdoors are limited by the climate of the place or region you live in. Pests can and inclement weather can also be problems when growing your cannabis outdoors.

  • Indoor growing

Indoor growing is arguably one of the more expensive ways of cultivating marijuana plants because you have to rely on an artificial set up to mimic the conditions needed for cannabis to grow properly. Most indoor growers use a grow room or a grow tent where they can isolate their plants in a space that allows them to control climate conditions. Such grow rooms tend to have their own artificial lighting and climate control systems that can be adjusted depending on the needs of a certain strain.

In a lot of places around the world, indoor growing is very popular because marijuana growers can easily grow any type of strain they want just by simply giving them the conditions that are suitable for them to grow properly. For example, you can grow an indica if you happen to live in a place with a tropical climate by using an indoor grow room.

A knock on this kind of growing method is that it can be quite expensive. Not only do you have to invest in a grow room and the fixtures and systems you need to control the climate conditions but you also have to shell out a lot of money for electricity expenses. Also, indoor growing tends to have lower yields compared to outdoor growing, which allows the plants to have tons of sunlight.

  • Greenhouse method

Growing your marijuana plants in a greenhouse is like a mix of outdoor growing and indoor cultivation. In a greenhouse, you can keep your plants in a place where they can get a lot of sunlight while also making sure that they are safe from outside exposure. Greenhouses also allow you to control the climate conditions as well as the lighting exposure. As such, some say it is better than outdoor cultivation because of the added safety while others also say that it is better than indoor growing because you can get more sunlight using this method.

The problem with greenhouse growing is that it is very expensive for you to construct one and is better suited for those who are growing marijuana plants on a large-scale basis. While a greenhouse is much more energy-efficient compared to indoor growing, it is still a very expensive endeavor that not everyone can afford. And if you happen to live in a place where there is a limit to how many plants you can grow, you will be wasting a pretty good greenhouse by cultivating only six to eight plants.

Advance methods

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  • Cloning

When you hear the word “cloning”, you should not mistake it for the sci-fi type of cloning you see in movies and on television. It actually is pretty basic in the sense that you do not even need any advanced high-tech materials to get the job done. All you need is to cut off a branch or a healthy stem from a mature and thriving female marijuana and then plant it in its own soil, give it the nutrients it needs, and then allow it to grow.

The good thing about cloning is that you no longer need to purchase a new seed because you are practically only making a genetic copy of the mother plant. This way, it is faster and much more affordable for you to grow a new plant. And if the mother plant is a particularly healthy plant that produces high-quality buds, there is a good chance that the clones will also have the same attributes because they are merely copies or extensions of the mother plant.

However, a bad thing about cloning is that your clones will also carry the problems and weaknesses of the mother plants. Clones also tend to have a shorter lifespan because they are generally the same plants as the mother. When you plant the clones, they already are just as old as the mother plant.

  • Hydroponics

Hydroponics is an advanced method of growing cannabis and is best left for those who want to grow marijuana on a large-scale basis instead of just simply cultivating them for personal purposes. That is because hydroponics can be quite expensive both when you buy the system and when you maintain it.

When you grow plants in a hydroponics setup, you basically are not using soil. What happens here is that the plants are suspended where their roots are allowed to grow through a net container. Nutrient-rich water vapor is then consistently sprayed on the roots to provide the plants with all the food and nutrients they need. Hydroponics tend to produce higher yields because of how the plants are consistently getting a lot of nutrients. 

  • Sea of green method (SOG)

Another popular advance method of growing cannabis is the SOG. The sea of green method involves growing a lot of different small plants in a cramped space instead of growing regular-sized marijuana in the same space. This method forces the plants to vegetate quickly and to move to the flowering phase in about two weeks. That means that it produces buds in a short amount of time because the plants do not have the luxury of time and space to grow big. This method is best for those who want to produce a lot of buds in as efficient a way as possible.

However, the downside to growing using the SOG method is that it takes a lot of effort for you to grow multiple small plants instead of just a few large plants. It can also be bad for those who have a limit to how many plants they can grow. Of course, the SOG method also puts the plants at risk to molds and mildew because of how you will be growing them in a cramped space. 

A Guide to Microdosing Marijuana

Guide to Microdosing

There probably is a growing number of marijuana users all over the world today because of the legalization of cannabis in major countries. While the common belief about marijuana is that consuming more in terms of potency and amount is better, there is also a growing number of believers who advocate for less to get the effects of weed without the buzz that frankly is not for everyone. That is why those people prefer to microdosing marijuana instead of taking on the full dosage.

What is Microdosing Marijuana?

At this point, you probably have heard of the many benefits of marijuana both recreationally and medicinally. Truth be told, it can be very difficult to not love what cannabis can do to you because of its many therapeutic qualities and great effects. However, what is also equally true is that consuming weed comes with the buzz or the psychoactive high that can lead to different sensations both mentally and physically. 

While there really isn’t something generally bad about weed’s psychoactive effects, it can disrupt your daily activities and interrupt your productivity. And frankly speaking, that sensation really isn’t for everyone as there are some people who probably do not enjoy marijuana’s psychoactive high. This is where microdosing comes in.

The word already implies its meaning. When you microdose with marijuana, you are not taking the full dosage that is mostly prescribed for you to get the full effects of weed. Instead, you are only taking it in minute amounts so that you can still get the high-quality therapeutic benefits of marijuana without the psychoactive effects you can get from taking in the optimal THC dosage. Essentially, what you are doing when you are microdosing is that you are taking in a dosage that is below the threshold level that THC requires for you to feel the buzz coming from its psychoactive properties. 

But that does not mean that you will not be feeling the effects that come from the THC found in marijuana. Instead, you will only be feeling sub-perceptual effects that are quite subtle and mild compared to the one you will feel if you take marijuana at levels above the threshold point. As such, microdosing will still have psychoactive effects but they are too subtle that they probably will not be enough to significantly change your mood and your overall mental and physical state. 

However, even if you only microdose, you will still feel some of the therapeutic effects that are associated with marijuana and THC. At minute amounts, marijuana can still make you feel more creative, happier, and less stressed. It can also help improve the way you sleep and the way you handle chronic body pains and aches. And the best part about all of that is that you can benefit from such effects without feeling the heavy psychoactive buzz of consuming marijuana above the threshold level.

In that sense, microdosing cannabis is good for those who want to benefit from its therapeutic effects but are not too fond of its psychoactive buzz. It is also good for those who are just starting out with marijuana as microdosing can help them adjust slowly yet steadily to the effects associated with THC. 

How to microdose with marijuana

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  • Optimal microdose

What is the dosage for the optimal microdose? Well, it usually depends on you and your individual tolerance to THC. It also depends on the strain you are using because some marijuana strains tend to have THC contents quite high that what you thought was microdosing was actually over the threshold level. In some cases, microdosing tends to be a very personal experience that you yourself should experiment with at first so that you can find out the optimal dosage that fits your individual tolerance level.

But, generally speaking, try to start as small as possible. Some people start their microdosing journey with about 2.5 milligrams of marijuana and maintain that level for a few days. However, that can be a bit tricky because your body might adjust quickly to the level of THC you are regularly consuming.

As such, you might want to start off with 5 milligrams of weed when you want to begin your microdosing journey. Some people tend to use 10 milligrams at first but that might be best for those who already have a high THC tolerance. As such, the best for you might be somewhere between 5 and 10 milligrams especially if your tolerance level is not that high.

Sex might be a determining factor in how much is needed for microdosing. For men, it is usually somewhere near 5 milligrams. However, women have a low tolerance to THC compared to men. That said, women might need about 3 milligrams of marijuana for microdosing. Anything higher than that might be close to the threshold level already.

Again, it all boils down to the individual. There are a lot of factors to consider other than THC tolerance. Overall health and fitness level might play a role as might diet. Sleep can also be a crucial element as those who do not have the best sleeping habits might need to take a lower dosage of marijuana for microdosing. Even body type is a factor since bigger people naturally need larger doses of marijuana. As such, the best way for you to really know your own individual microdose level is by experimenting.

  • Smoking or vaping

Smoking and vaping marijuana are two of the most popular ways of consuming weed. When it comes to microdosing, it still is a good option to combust your cannabis. The best way to microdose with this method is to take puffs one at a time. Some people tend to take only one puff and wait for a little for the effects to kick in. However, if they do not feel anything, a second puff might do the trick.

However, combusting your marijuana might not be the best option for microdosing because it is very difficult to control the dosage this way since one puff might not be the same as another. Also, weed combustion tends to be very wasteful and expensive. As such, it might be better for you to microdose using other means.

  • Ingestion

Ingesting marijuana through edibles or cannabis oil is the most recommended way for you to microdose because you can control the exact amount of weed THC that you are consuming. If a slice of brownie has 50 milligrams of THC, cut it into 10 smaller bits and then take one of the bits to get your 5 milligrams of THC. However, there are now some places that sell edibles that have the optimal dosage for microdosing so that you no longer have to cut a small piece of brownie into smaller bits.

The problem with this method, however, is that it will take a while for you to feel the effects because your body needs to digest the edibles first. Instead of taking another bite, wait for the effects to kick in so that you will not tend to go over the threshold level for microdosing.

Like any other method of taking in THC for microdosing, slow and steady is the key when it comes to using edibles. You can even experiment with the edibles at first so that you can find out the exact measurements your body requires for microdosing.

A Complete Guide to Understanding Marijuana

Guide to Understanding Marijuana

Marijuana is a very interesting topic. You have many things to learn about it, whether it will be your first time to smoke or cultivate cannabis. You need to know its origin, the plant’s structure, and chemistry, its types and forms, and the cultivation process, 

Cannabis and Its History

People have been using marijuana for more than 12,000 years. Throughout that period, the plant spread in Asia and North America, reaching almost every part of the planet. Marijuana originated in Central Asia, in which the nearby populations discovered it and distributed it in China. The plant reached its full potential as a good cultivated crop in China. 

From China, marijuana arrived in India and Korea. Scythians, the Indo-European wanderers got the plant and brought it to Europe. As marijuana arrived in Europe, it reached Spain before it traveled further going to South America and Africa. 

China became the main area for cannabis cultivation. The people traded oils, rope, paper, and flowers. The first recorded use of marijuana as a medicine happened in 2,737 BC. Emperor Shen Neng of China prescribed cannabis tea to relieve gout and rheumatism.

The Chemistry and Structure of a Cannabis Plant

Marijuana is like humans in many ways. The plant adapts to the environment without any problem. It also comes with a life cycle and a significant sexual reproductive system. 

A cannabis plant can be male or female. In rare cases, one plant can become a hermaphrodite. A male cannabis plant matures and produces the pollen that flies in the air to reach a female plant. 

Once fertilized, a female cannabis plant will produce seeds. The plant only produces flowers when another female plant fertilizes it. In case of producing seeds, the old cannabis plants (both male and female) will die, but the species will keep surviving. 

A male cannabis plant does not matter for cannabis growers. However, it matters for the breeders. A male plant does not have enough cannabinoids compared to a female plant. On the other hand, the unpollinated female cannabis plant contains more cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. 

Right now, the female marijuana plant is the “bread and butter” of the industry. Every single product that you buy comes from a female plant. 

Here are the parts of a cannabis plant’s structure:

  • Stems or Stalks – they represent the plant’s main body. They are thin and long. They give support for flowers while providing essential nutrients to them. Stalks aren’t high in psychoactive substances. Instead, people use them primarily for fiber production. 
  • Fan Leaves – they capture sunlight and converts it into a life-nurturing fuel. Fan leaves are not ideal for ingestion because they contain traces of essential substances. However, they are very imperative for overall plant’s health. 
  • Colas – it is the term used in describing the part of the plant where the flowers grow. The highest flower will be the main cola. On the other hand, other colas may exist on other branches of the plant. In the woods, most cannabis plants typically grow one big cola. 
  • Sugar Leaves – these are “baby leaves” which grow within the cola. Compared to fan leaves, they are smaller in size and full of terpenes. Therefore, these leaves seem to be sprinkled with sugars. Naturally, they’re rich in medicinal and psychoactive substances. 
  • Calyxes – cola is the part of a cannabis plant where the flower grows, but the calyx is the flower. Also called the bud or simply flower, a calyx is made out of pistils, sugar leaves, and trichomes that contain terpenes and cannabinoids. When buying marijuana flowers, you’ll be getting colas. 
  • Pistils – these thin, colorful strips inside the cannabis flowers. Pistils are the key reproductive organ of a female marijuana plant. Their purpose is to catch the pollen in the air and produce seeds.
  • Trichomes – these are resin glands which grow on the marijuana flowers and leaves. Essentially, they are the key culprit of marijuana’s popularity. Trichomes are transparent mushroom-like structures enriched with cannabinoids, especially THC.

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Terpenes and Cannabinoids

Two of the most interesting things to learn about marijuana are cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds produced within a marijuana plant, particularly in the trichomes. Two of them are CBD and THC. 

These substances produce effects when you consume the plant. When you consume marijuana, the cannabinoids will travel across your bloodstream. Then, they will attach themselves to the natural cannabinoid receptors of your body – the CB1 and the CB2. 

Terpenes are the essential oils that give the signature taste and aroma of marijuana. Also, they contribute to the medical effects of the plant by aiding cannabinoids in crossing the brain-blood wall. Besides, terpenes can increase the activation of the CB1 receptor, thereby boosting the effects of marijuana. 

CBD and THC Explained

Marijuana has over 60 cannabinoids including THC and CBD. They are the two most popular chemical compounds in cannabis. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the intoxicating cannabinoid that causes a person to feel the effects of weed as it binds into the cannabinoid receptors. 

These effects include euphoria, happiness, relaxation, energy, laziness, increased appetite, and many more. Of course, the effects will depend on the strain. With its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, THC can alleviate a multitude of symptoms when using marijuana for therapeutic purposes. Cannabis relieves chronic pains, spasms, and nausea. 

THC percentages typically vary from 5 to 20 percent in dried flowers and as much as 95 percent in the concentrated extracts. Since you’re a beginner, you need to remember this: the higher the THC amount, the more potent the cannabis product is. Thus, the stronger the high would be. 

CBD or cannabidiol is the 2nd most popular cannabinoid and the opposite of THC. It’s non-psychoactive, so it can’t get you high. 

CBD comes with strong anti-inflammatory properties and is desirable for medical users who want to relieve some symptoms without the intoxicated feeling. As a non-psychoactive substance, CBD is useful in relieving the signs and symptoms of anxiety, epilepsy, and metabolic disorders.

Types of Marijuana

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Cannabis exists in 3 major subspecies: cannabis Indica, cannabis Sativa, and cannabis ruderalis. The 4th type of marijuana is the most abundant one known as hybrids. 

Cannabis Sativa

It is one of the most widespread strains that take more time to mature. Also, it is easy to recognize by its tall and narrow appearance. 

This type of cannabis plant is normally 2 to 4 meters tall, less dense, and comes with more elongated flowers. The leaves of it are light green. The plant itself comes with a pleasing sweet aroma.

If consumed, cannabis Sativa will produce a euphoric feeling. It feels like a cerebral high that triggers a flood of creativity and energy. 

Cannabis Indica

Originated in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, cannabis Indica is a very popular subspecies. Characterized by a short, stocky appearance, cannabis Indica can easily adapt to relatively cool areas. This plant is highly branched, coming with a sour taste and darker leaves. 

Cannabis indica takes less time to a flower that makes it a famous option among growers together with the reality that it is more compact compared to cannabis Sativa. This characteristic is making this subspecies suitable for indoor growing. Cannabis indica is known for its calming and sedative effect, so it is best for evening or bedtime use.

Cannabis Ruderalis

It’s the least popular of all these subspecies of marijuana. Cannabis ruderalis is somewhat small, with its height ranging from 30 to 70 centimeters tall.

It doesn’t have enough cannabinoids. Despite that, breeders like cannabis ruderalis due to its autoflowering genes. Cannabis indica and Sativa need light exposure right after the germination process. However, the case is different for cannabis ruderalis. This subspecies will flower on its own after around 3 weeks. Thus, the strain is commonly used in making new hybrid plants that have autoflowering qualities and decent THC content. 

Hybrids

These cannabis plants are the combination of cannabis Sativa, Indica, and occasionally, ruderalis. Hybrids can be formed naturally in the woods. However, the ones you can find in the online stores or dispensaries are grown for a purpose. The smell, taste, size, flowering, and potency of hybrids will depend on the strains used in crossbreeding. 

Thus, the flowering period varies, and the plant’s effects will range from strain to strain. Hybrids are a famous option among breeders. They are typically the most prominent product in online marijuana stores. 

Cannabis Products

The legalization of cannabis paved the way for a large range of products that serve one purpose. That is to transport the cannabinoids in the bloodstream and give relief or induce a high feeling.

People use marijuana not just for smoking but for producing edibles, oils, tinctures, capsules, and other forms of cannabis products. Online shops are selling these cannabis products:

  • Concentrates
  • Flowers or buds
  • Tinctures
  • Edibles like cannabis brownies, chocolates, bubble gums, lollipops, and many more

Cannabis Production and Cultivation

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Growing marijuana for bud production and harvesting is a tricky process in the first glance. Once you know the basics in cultivating pot, you can start trying it out, make it your new hobby, and seed if your attempt will be a success. 

You have to know the cultivation requisites that vary from strain to strain. These include light, grow medium, climate, water, and nutrients. Keep in mind that when it comes to nutrients, your plants will have different nutritional requirements as they grow. 

Also, you need to follow the development stages of cannabis plants, which involve the vegetation, flowering, and harvesting stages. The last thing would be you have to know how and when to harvest your buds and get started with the drying and curing process.

Cannabis: Every Cancer Warrior’s Best Friend

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Cancer is a serious disease that has no official cure until now. A lot of studies conducted, it has shown that the use of cannabis to cancer patients has a positive outcome in combating symptoms and side effects of chemotherapy. Cannabis is an all-natural and organic treatment for the different symptoms of cancer, and side effects of systemic treatments.

Seeking help from a medical practitioner who is knowledgeable about the use of cannabis in treating cancer may give you the best results. Each patient that has different kinds of cancer may take differently when exposed to CBD that is why it is important to consult your doctor so that they could give you the proper dosage. In this article, we will talk about why cannabis is considered a best friend to cancer patients and will give you the top strains that are helpful in treating its symptoms.

This is a hybrid strain that got its genetics from Cannatonic strain which is considered as one of the strains that contain a high level of CBD that is why this strain has an incredible amount of CBD that ranges between 15-25%. It can help cancer patients to relieve pain from its negative side effects.

Aside from treating the pain associated with the link of the systemic treatment with cancer, it also assists in treating the pain caused by some complications of the illness. The high gives a numbing sensation throughout the body to ensure that even the slightest pain won’t be felt.

  • Grand Daddy Purple Cannabis Strain

This is an Indica strain from its parents Big Bud and Purple Urkle. It brings a relaxing and calming effect that will take you to sleep, especially for patients who are having a hard time sleeping.  This strain has the ability to give an uplifting vibe so that the patient will have a more positive aura.

This strain is great for cancer patients who lack appetite because it makes the patient hungry resolving the issue of patients who loses too much weight. Since it has a relatively high amount of CBD, it helps aid in some gastrointestinal disorders, PTSD, and arthritis. This strain will help you stay focus and remain sociable.

This is an Indica dominant strain that got its genetics from its parents Afghani and Thai. This strain is helpful for cancer patients even though it has a relatively high amount of THC which is at 16-21% than CBD because of its nausea relief after chemotherapy or radiation treatment. This strain also helps the patient have a calming feeling after the side effects of cancer treatment.

This strain provides a soothing feeling all over the body. Even though it has a relative amount of THC, CBD negates it making it a perfect smoke whatever time of the day is. The effects of some pharmaceutical drugs can also be offered by taking this strain and sometimes it can supersede the healing properties of that medicine you can see in the market because of its naturality.

  • Chocolope Cannabis Strain

This strain came from the combination of Cannalope Haze and Chocolate Thai which is both Sativa strain. It has the capability to awaken even those who are experiencing extreme fatigue. The contribution of this strain in helping cancer patients is to take away the fatigue feeling that those cancer patients are feeling to feel energized and comfortable.

The high that this strain gives is mellow that totally provides the user body and cerebral high that gives off a natural pain killer that will make you feel relaxed. This strain is perfect for smoking especially in the daytime because of the mood and energy booster that it can give. It works well to treat different kinds of inflammation, migraine, and depression.

  • Charlotte’s Web Cannabis Strain

This strain has a relatively high CBD content of 20% that gained its popularity in the medicinal field. It has the ability to treat all types of chronic pain associated with pain and inflammation. When cancer patients use this strain, they will not only find relief from the pain that they are experiencing but they will also feel calmness and serenity.

This strain is known as the most popular strain because of its CBD level that attracts companies to use it as a food supplement. The users will not feel any cerebral effects. This strain is usually made into CBD oil that can be used externally to treat different kinds of pain such as muscle spasm, fibromyalgia, migraines, and arthritis.

How Cannabis Acts on Cancer

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  • Cannabis as an Anti-proliferative 

CBD has the ability to stop cancer cells from reproducing. There are different theories that prove that CBD slows down tumor growth.

  • Cannabis as Anti-angiogenic

The formation of blood vessels that can supply oxygen and nutrients to help keep the tumor survive is called angiogenesis. In treating cancer, this is one of the most targeted processes in cancer therapy. CBD binds well with angiogenesis inhibitors that starve tumors so that they can no longer regenerate.

  • Cannabis as Anti-Metastatic

Metastatic occurs when the cancer cells have spread out throughout the different parts of the body. This happens when the cancer cells broke down and enter the lymphatic system. When metastatic occurs, it means that cancer is in an advanced stage or stage 4. CBD prevents these cancer cells from spreading through its anti-tumor effects.

  • Cannabis as Apoptotic

Apoptosis or cell death usually occurs when the cancer cell is exposed to certain stimuli. When the cancer patient consumed CBD, it may help kill the unhealthy cells in that it can no longer harm healthy cells.

Final Thoughts

Even though there is already evidence about the positive effects of cannabis on cancer patients, there are still ongoing studies to ensure the adequacy of information in treating the most serious illnesses in the world. The role of cannabis to cancer is considered as one of the greatest contributions of cannabis in the medicinal field. 

17 Successful Individuals Who Smoke Weeds

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There are famous people in the world who are enthusiasts of weeds. They find complete relaxation and sparks of creativity in using marijuana. You will find these successful individuals who smoke weeds to help them with their careers. Through this article, we will share with you some of these famous people. 

Successful Individuals Who Smoke Weeds

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  • Zayn Malik

The previous One Direction member declares cannabis makes him more inspired and bring about worry. “Some individuals say it slays your determination, some folks say it ends your character,” he said. “I haven’t had any of the experiences up till now.”

  • Jay Z

Most lately, Hova reinforced California’s Proposition 64 previous fall, therefore authorizing leisure marijuana (which did permit! Probable cheers in big fragment to Mr. Carter, as well as the fact marijuana is entertaining and individuals distinguish this). Nonetheless, that support hardly manifests Jay’s primary undertaking into the herb. In 2001, his stanza in Beanie Sigel’s “Think it’s a Game” big-ups weed’s originality-boosting influences with the line, “It’s seldom that I smoke, but it helps my thinker.” 

  • Doug Benson

In addition to Benson’s Super High Me (2007), a marijuana-slanted flash to fast-food documented Super Size Me, he was also in Comedy Central’s courtroom television-style show “The High Court.”

  • Bill Maher

The television host created a tough point regarding weed’s ludicrous nation-by-nation rules by flashing a horse-sized jay on Real Time to help manage “glaucoma in his third eye.” (This occurred approximately six years after Zach Galifianakis winded on his own doobie while on the Maher’s show.)

  • Rihanna

However unhappily MaRihanna was nonetheless a lovely vision, RiRi retains a marijuana follower if, for no other motive, the champ moment throughout Coachella 2012 in which she rolled a faultless rounded on her bodyguard’s bald head. She truly does favor the better things.

  • Lady Gaga

To help treat hip pain, Gaga favors the devil’s lettuce – until it turns out to be an issue. She allegedly got to a time where she was using 15 or more joints a day. Though her figures have recessed since, Gaga has correspondingly supposed, “I have to be high to be inspired.” It’s indistinct if there’s a linking among the singer and Gaga Edibles, but then confidently she was no less than a motivation for its completion.

  • Snoop Dogg

The D-O-double-G guested on Dr. Dre’s 1999 album “Next Episode,” an album commemorated in bar restroom Sharpie writing for all time as some version of the song’s final line, “Hey hey hey/ Smoke weed every day.” Then a little over a period later, Snoop retold us he’s still up to the plant with “Young, Wild and Free.” In 2012, Snoop expressed a Redditor via AMA that, on regular per week, he uses “81 blunts a day x 7,” which, unquestionable. He too has his name of weed, a G-pen and marijuana nation website.

  • Bob Dylan

There were a lot of teenage blaze mixes included “Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35,” a song containing heaps of slurry cluster shouting alongside recurrent references of getting stoned. Seems like sufficient indication on its own, there’s a continuing report Robert Zimmerman likewise presented the Beatles to marijuana z- therefore stirring a lot of the foursome’s well along, more hallucinogenic exertion.

  • Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast

If Best Coast’s Cosentino had a Patronus, it’d be a drugged feline. The singer-songwriter supposed in 2010 that though she infrequently performs high, she scraps on some ganj when songwriting. Cosentino smokes to spur inspiration and manage nervousness, however, she doesn’t use all day every day, like she used to.

  • Abraham Lincoln

Deceptively, a figure of U.S. presidents was kush enthusiasts, nonetheless, it was truthful Abe who is cited all over the net as melody: “Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.” Though, some inconsistencies continue, as Hohner didn’t even brand harmonicas till two years after the hypothetical quote, rendering to High Times. What otherwise would the man be hiding in his beard, if not weed stuffed with syrupy hemp? Let us imagine.

  • Michael Phelps

Amused as one of the utmost Olympic athletes constantly, swimmer Phelps was wedged taking a huge bong rip (think of, the boy’s got good lungs) on camera in 2009 – therefore showing you can gain gold awards and be enjoyable.

  • Hugh Hefner

Longtime friend and sought-after lover Holly Madison exposed in her tell-all Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny that Hef night smoke before her other works do great hand in hand. 

  • Bob Marley

Bob Marley, fan saint of equally dorm room merchants in addition to blacklight velvet posters, is one of weed’s most iconic supporters. The reggae performer was kind of just ensuing straightforward supports of his Rastafarian faith by using weed, hyping, “Herb is a plant. Herb is good for everything.” End of story.

  • Drake

There were individuals appear to have named an all-out conflict on Drake’s rights to relish weed – even signifying Drizzy’s overtone with marijuana as “the biggest scheme in rap.” In Drake’s protection, who hasn’t disregarded tactics any less than once since they unintentionally got too high? 

  • Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus has not ever been cautious regarding her love for marijuana. “When I use it, I don’t get that sick sensation I come to be when I drink, or that irritation rising,” she held.

  • Jimi Hendrix

Final shredder Hendrix had a liking for numerous elements – one of which, heroin, in the end, demanded his life and accompanied him into the 27 Club. Though, in a way gentler intellect, the Woodstock myth likewise burrowed some doobage. Rolling Stone likewise deliberates his 1967 single Axis: Bold as Love the number one utmost stoner hit.

  • Jerry Garcia

Classically related with LSD and other psychedelics, Dead front-runner Garcia and the rest of the group are occasionally accredited with the dawn of weed’s 420 arithmetical symbols.

Conclusion

These are the names of Successful Individuals Who Smoke Weeds. You will find more of them and be amazed at their usages and personality and of course, achievements.

16 Youngest Potheads to Have Ever Walked this Planet

Youngest Potheads

Have you ever about the youngest potheads to have ever walked this planet? You probably are surprised to know that most of them are popular. Their reasons vary from one another. Some due to medical purposes while some use marijuana for recreational. We have gathered some of the names which you just might know. 

Top 16 Youngest Potheads

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  • Seth Rogen

According to him, he has his medical recommendation for using marijuana. When he asks for his supply, the people in the dispensary ask him why he uses marijuana. He only said that he had a special ailment that needs marijuana solution. 

  • Bob Marley

He is very much known for his love and passion for marijuana. In all of his songs, you can hear the words marijuana, weeds, and how he just adores this plant. He even quoted that “Why drink and drive if I can smoke and fly?”

  • Miley Cyrus

Everyone was surprised when Miley suddenly changed her image from a childhood sweetheart to a more daring Miley Cyrus. The singer admitted that by using weed, she could able to manage her emotions such as anxiety and anger. The singer even quoted one of her interviews that “I think weed is the best drug on earth.”

  • Woody Harrelson

One of the guys admitted just how much he loves using marijuana for recreational purposes. He said that it could give him the euphoria he needs for his work. He even added that it inspires him. He quoted “The effect of it is euphoria.”

  • Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is just one of the many actors who is using weeds to help them get the inspiration they need during their work. According to the actor, weed gives him the freedom and the relaxation he needs. He even quoted that “I’m an artist.”

  • Whoopi Goldberg

One of the most renown actresses in Hollywood for her amazing acting talents. She started using weeds in her 20s. According to her, it gives her the inspiration and relaxation she needs. The actress even quoted on her magazine interview “My vape pen and I maintain a mostly private relationship.”

  • Matthew McConaughey

He is known for his phrases, ‘alright, alright, alright’. According to the actor, he felt and made these words while he was high on weeds. He quoted “alright, alright, alright” while high as a kite. 

  • Steve Jobs

Apple’s co-founder admitted that he loved edible weeds during the 70s. He is one of the many fans of weed brownies. He found this edible helpful when it comes to sparking inspiration and such. 

  • Rihanna

If you need inspiration then you need weeds. This is whet Rihanna said on one of her many interviews when asked if she is using weeds. According to the singer, it even helped her feel relaxed and manage her anxiety. The singer quoted “Kush rolled, glass full — I prefer the better things.”

  • Jimi Hendrix

One of the most popular singers ever. He is also known for his love and passion for weeds. During his early times, the singer admitted that he started using weeds at an early age. He said that it gives him the inspiration and kick of imagination he needs to help him perform on stage and write songs. He even quoted “Please pass me the peace weed and take some heed. Throw all that mixed up speed.”

  • Lady Gaga

When the singer was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, her doctors prescribed her to use weeds to help her manage pain, especially on her hip bone. Gaga admitted that it actually helped her and even give her inspiration to write songs and perform. The singer even quoted “I smoke a little bit at night, just you know, for fun.”

  • Lil Wayne

The famous rapper is very much known for his love and adoration to weeds. According to him, he started when he was on his teens. It gave him the push to write songs and be inspired and active while performing. He even quoted on one of his many interviews “Well, of course, I smoke mad weed. I’m on my high horse.”

  • Andy Cohen

He admitted that when he is using weeds, he feels more relaxed and more of himself. He said that he started using weeds during his 20s and find it truly amazing. According to him, it gives him more inspiration and even the energy he needs for his work. He even quoted on one of his magazine interviews while laughing “I used to make pipes out of soda cans in the day. I’m really bad at rolling joints, but I could in a pinch.”

  • Charlize Theron

The actress said that using weeds helped her a lot. On one of her interviews, she even admitted that she prefers to smoke weeds than to drink alcohol because of its relaxing effect. The actress even quoted that “I was a wake-and-baker for most of my life. I appreciated marijuana way more than alcohol or anything else.”

  • Kristen Stweart

You probably have seen her pictures all over the net using weeds, smoking weeds, and such. The actress admitted that she started on her late teens. The actress admitted her love for marijuana and not afraid of making her record straight when it comes to using weeds. She even quoted on one of her many magazine and TV interviews that “I’m kind of a weirdo, creative Valley girl who smokes pot…big deal.”

  • Drew Barrymore

There was once a picture by the paparazzi of Drew and her best friend, Camron Diaz on a park sharing something like a joint. According to the actress, she started using weed during her early 20s while shooting MTV videos. She admitted as well that it gave her the adrenaline rush as much as the relaxation she needs on her work. 

Conclusion

These are names of some of the youngest potheads to have ever walked this planet. Most of them are famous people and have names in the Hollywood and business industry. Their reasons for using weeds may vary but it helped them a lot.

12 Most Effective Cannabis Strains for Weight Loss

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There are recent studies that people nowadays are getting fatter and thicker than the previous generations. Their desire to stay fit and active has drastically decreased over the years, and this is due to the global modernization and faster lifestyles being applied by each of us. However, as the trend for obesity increases, the need for fitness programs increases as well, encouraging people, like us Marijuana users, to find ways to reduce our weights and keep our figures in ideal conditions.

But you might wonder, can these plants help you lose weight? In these times where most of us who work almost every day for 8 to 12 hours, we don’t have the luxury to hit the gym and burn fats ‘til we achieve that perfect body. This is where this plant steps in. Marijuana plants can help you lose weight, by simply pushing you to eat less and feel better. Here are the Strains that help you lose your weight.

Losing your Weight while Keeping you High

According to a 2011 Study of the American Journal of Epidemiology, regular Cannabis users have a thinner waistline than those who do not use Marijuana at all. This phenomenon happens with the Marijuana users is directly attributed to the chemicals embedded in each strain.

In another study conducted by a team of Canadian doctors and scientist last 2015, they have proven that the THC directly inhibits a person’s cravings to eat. To simplify, the THC diverts your mind and focus on being happy, and do productive activities, instead of sitting down and eating anything you want to consume.

  • XJ 13

A hybrid Marijuana Strain coming from Jack Herer and G13 Haze, this strain gives you the ability to avoid eating more while kicking you to be happy, relaxed and feel uplifted. It has a THC volume of up to 24% and ideal for morning use.

It can help in treating different health conditions such as Depression, Body Pains, Fatigue, and Stress. Its flavors range from Pine to Citrus and Lemon-like.

But before considering to plant this strain, be sure that you are well-experienced in planting Marijuana Strains because an XJ13 is not as easy to grow like the other existing plants.

  • Doug’s Varin

This rare Sativa plant is known to have a high THCV content, powerful enough to neutralize Parkinson’s Disease, panic attacks, and other sicknesses related to abnormal involuntary muscle movements.

Doug’s Varin is also known to promote bone growth, aside from cutting your appetite quality and inhibits you to eat more, unlike the other strains which encourage you to grow bigger by eating beyond what is required.

This strain helps in treating inflammations, body pains, nausea, depression, and stress. At the same time, it encourages you to be energetic, focused, uplifted, and euphoric.

Its flavors range from woody, earthy to lemon.

  • Green Crack

Named by Snoop Dogg, this Sativa strain is one of the most prominent strain in the year 2011 due to its rebranding. Green Crack came from Skunk Number 1, another known strain. However, its lineage is still in dispute as other accounts tell another involved strain where the Green Crack came from.

Green Crack has an average THC content of 24%. This strain is good for morning use and is known to cure headaches, body pains, fatigue, stress, and depression while keeping its users energetic, happy, uplifted, and focused.

Its flavors range from earthy to citrus and sweet.

  • Remedy

Considered as one of the most sought-after Medical Strain in the world, Remedy is a cross-breed of Afghan Skunk and Cannatonic. The Remedy is known to soothe your body pains in minutes and leaves you relaxed, like a young guy enjoying a weekend getaway at European lakes.

Contrary to the rest of the strains, Remedy has a whopping CBD content of up to 15% while its THC is only 1%. Due to its chemical content, this strain is suitable for evening use, encouraging you to not eat more than the average during your dinner.

It cannot make you high as this strain is moving silently to treat your illnesses and poses no psychoactive effects. Also, it directly suppresses your irregular muscle movements with no harsh movements. Magically, it lets you fall asleep as the chemical ‘repairs’ your whole body for several hours.

Its flavors range from skunky, earthy, to flowery.

  • Harle-Tsu

Harle-Tsu comes from 2 dynamic Strains-the Sativa Harlequin and Hybrid Sour Tsunami- that produced better offspring with abundant CBD Content. Instead of giving you a high, Harle-Tsu gives you a sudden mellow, peaceful and relaxing feeling. 

Its CBD content ranges from 18-22%, making it one of the most powerful CBD-Dominant strain in the present times, with an all-time low THC content of less than 1%. It is very rare and considered as one of the effective strains to make a person feel a full stomach, discouraging its users to eat more and just relax instead.

This strain applies to people who work in daytime who experience consistent body pains. Also, Harle-Tsu provides you an effective source in being an energetic and inspired one in working.

  • Jack the Ripper

Named after an infamous British criminal, Jack the Ripper is a cross-breed of Jack’s Cleaner and Space Queen. This Sativa-Dominant strain has a THC content of up to 17% and has almost no CBD contents at all.

It is known to deal with Stress, Depression, Pain, and Fatigue, while making its users feel happy, energetic, euphoric, and uplifted. The flavors range from pine, then lemon to citrus. Its flowering cycle ranges from 7 to 9 weeks or 49 to 63 days.

However, there are records that Jack the Ripper exceeds its average THC Content up to more than 20%. Some say that it reached up to 35% when taken good care and kept its concentration.

  • Durban Poison

As the name indicates, Durban Poison came from the African City of Durban in South Africa. The strain is a product of pure African landrace, and rose to popularity during the earlier years of Cannabis cultivation in Africa, dating back as old as the 14th century. With its 26% THC content, everybody who wishes to use this strain will be assured of the promised direct effect right after they puffed its first smoke.

Durban Poison is known to treat nausea, depression, stress, fatigue, headaches, and localized body pains. With this, it intends to make its users happy, uplifted, energetic, and creative. Due to its high THC volume, this strain works at its best during mornings and last up to the late afternoon.

Despite its high THC volume, Durban Poison is surprisingly to taste sweet, with the other flavors of earthy and pine.

  • Power Plant

The last to complete our 8 Sativa Strains for Weight Loss is the Power Plant. This strain derived from South African strains of the same type which are purely Sativa in chemical composition, size, appearance, and taste. 

Power Plant is known to be one of the mildest Sativa Strain with a THC volume ranging from 15% to 20%. Its ability to heal different illnesses, especially inhibiting its users to eat, has been highly regarded internationally and through Scientific studies.

It can deal with body pains, stress, insomnia, and depression. With this treatment, it allows most of its users to be happy, uplifted, euphoric, talkative, and relaxed. 

Of all the 8 listed here, Power Plant is the only strain to have a spicy flavor with hints of being pungent and earthy.

  • Lemon G

One of the American Pride for the International Marijuana Industry, the Lemon G is a Sativa-dominant race and a daughter of Original G13. This strain has been well cultivated in Ohio and is great for its lemon-rich fragrance and aroma. The plant’s flowering time ranges from 9 to 11 weeks, making it be considered as good for those who are experienced in culturing Cannabis strains.

Once taken, it can help in treating body pains, stress, depression, nausea, and headaches while keeping its users uplifted, happy, euphoric and creative. Its flavors range from earthy to lemon and citrus in taste. It is known to bring a buzzing yet not a cerebral effect for those who regularly use the Lemon G. However, it can give an immediate high effect with explosions of euphoria and sociability.

Its THC content can reach up to 23% and is ideal to be used in the afternoon before taking your dinner and sleep afterward.

  • Cherry Pie

One must not underestimate the abilities of this strain just because of its fancy name. This hybrid strain originates from the strains of Durban Poison and Granddaddy Purple- two of the most powerful Marijuana Strains to exist in the present times.

Its buds are filled with orange pistils, packed with a mixed sweet and sour smell of a cherry pie. It can treat people with stress, depression, pain, and insomnia and can make its users relaxed, happy, creative, and euphoric.

Its flowering cycle ranges from 7 to 9 weeks or 49 to 63 days and its THC volume ranging from 26% to 28% and is perfect for night usage, just before sleeping.

The strains flavors range from earthy to berry and sweet.

  • Harlequin

Harlequin comes from different landrace strains containing relatively low THC contents. With the ratio of its CBD to THC, Harlequin is undeniably considered as one of the most effective strains in the world. Harlequin can make someone Happy, Euphoric, Energetic and on top of it all- relaxed.

Its THC content ranges from 10%-15%, though not as high as the other strains, but it can help you with mild way. This strain is a product of Colombian Gold, Nepal Indica, Swiss Sativa and Thai Sativa.

What’s more surprising with this strain? It originated from Nepal’s Mustang State! Because of its cold origin, it can outlast the winter season in other countries where people need it the most!

Its flowering cycle ranges from 49-63 days, with aroma and flavors ranging from Earthy, Woody and Flowery.

  • Platinum Kush

Do not be mistaken in considering this as an award for artists who sold millions of their song albums elsewhere. This strain was named platinum because of its thick silver resinous coating which deliberately tells you of its potential THC content and how it can knock you down at once.

Platinum Kush is an Indica strain from OG Kush and of another undetermined strain by its manufacturer. Platinum Kush has the same flowering cycle with Cherry Pie and Harlequin. Its THC volume ranges from 17% to 24% but can exceed more than the given percentage. Because it is an Indica strain, Platinum Kush is perfect at night.

It is known to cure Insomnia, Stress and Body Pains while making its users relaxed, happy, euphoric, and sleepy. Not to mention its aroma and flavors ranging from earthy to sweet with hints of spice and herbs. Some say that Platinum also bears the taste of pine and wood.

Conclusion

The strains above that are good for lessening your appetite should not be solely liable to your weight loss. Just like the other food and dietary supplements, they should only act as a partial catalyst to your journey towards achieving your fir and perfect body. Every user should not purely depend on smoking weeds every day and wait for their weights to lose tomorrow.

It will bounce back to the type of lifestyle that each user lives each day. Are they active enough to hit the gyms and do their physical workouts and sweat their calories every single day? Or do they just live within the comfy seats of their sofa beds, busy searching in their TV sets for the newest Netflix series to air after a few weeks?

The key to fitness should not start with using Marijuana Strains alone, but with your better discipline in eating what you want, drinking what you want, doing what you want, and making what you want.

10 Weeds Proven to Aid Menstrual Cramps

Aid Menstrual Cramps

Women have been so tough to face all of the challenges throughout their lives. Their faith, determination, and courage to surpass every problem they should win, prove their great worth and serve as an inspiration to the rest of the global community in modern times. They are not new in experiencing life’s painful moments, especially those who experience menstrual cramps. These painful times are indeed hard to handle, considering that they can’t do their daily tasks normally because of the struggle in tolerating this excruciating pain.

At this point, let us pay tribute to the women of our times by helping them to ease their pain with these 12 weeds proven to aid Menstrual Cramps.

The Bloody Days

Women are all subject, whether they like it or not, to experience monthly menstrual cycle which helps them ovulate eggs and remove the unused fertilized ones in their body. The cycle begins in their adolescent age (from 13 to 15 years old) and ends in their menopausal period (49 to 55 years).

However, after the ovulation takes place, the fertilized egg from the ovaries travels down the fallopian tube while the uterus develops thick lining for the egg cell, anticipating that it will be fertilized. If the egg is unfertilized, the uterus starts to prepare for flushing away the endometrium lining and the slight to severe pain in the lower abdomen follows. This pain gives a signal to the women that their monthly period is about to take place, to be followed by 2-4 days of bleeding.

What gives the painful sensation? The actual eradication of unnecessary lining inside your uterus. It induces the tiny blood vessels inside your uterus to be starved in oxygen due to contraction, thus constricting and gives an intolerable pain in your lower abdominal cavity.

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The Top 10

Good thing, there are Marijuana strains that are capable of suppressing the pains due to the painful cramps. They act as medicinal plants that inhibit the pain-inducing hormones to prevail in our body during this part of the month.

  • Strawberry Cough

Smells like the fresh strawberries, this strain has been remarkable for the people who particularly experience anxiety against the society or meeting other people. Its THC content is a normal 23% and is good for Morning Use.

It is known to leave its users happy, energetic, uplifted, and euphoric. It can also treat other illnesses such as body pains, fatigue, depression, and lack of appetite.

Meanwhile, its aromatic flavors range from strawberry, sweet, and berry.

  • Afghan Kush

Afghan Kush is known for its resinous parts and you should blame it for the weather up in the mountains. Its broad leaves show the evident genetic roots from the Cannabis Indica family, as well as its crystal-like trichomes that cover the entire plant and protect the whole system from the harsh winter conditions, including the blizzards and strong prevailing cold winds.

It has a mild THC volume of 17% which can make them active at day and regularly sleep after the long day of work and fun-filled activities. This kush is good for Body Pains (including Arthritis), Loss of Appetite, Stress, Anorexia, and Fibromyalgia.

  • Kosher Kush

The Kosher Kush is a crossbreed of a mysterious pair with some genetic structure similar to an OG Kush. This hybrid Indica-dependent strain grows taller than the rest of Indica or hybrid strains with a height that may reach up to 6 feet.

Kosher’s THC volume ranges from 22% to 29%, considerably high compared to other Indica strains growing in other regions of the world. Laboratory tests show that the THC volume it has may measure higher than this range, giving you a warning on how Kosher can quickly bless you with a night of deep sleep.

  • Big Bud

Big Bud is one of the award-winning Strains from a Dutch-based Seed Company. Developed in the 80s, this strain has been limited before to a clinical trial and unexpectedly caught the public’s warm reception after some years. The strain was created in the United States of America and was a product of the prominent Afghani, Haze, and Northern Lights strains.

With its high THC content ranging from 15% to 26%, its users are all assured of the glorious yet sleepy high to kick in, minutes after its first puff. 

Big Bud is good for people suffering from stress, depression, pain, insomnia, and muscle spasm while it can make its users Relaxed, Sleepy, Uplifted, Happy, and Focused.

  • Death Star

An Indica strain from Sour Diesel and Sensi Star, this strain is known to be one of the most potent Indica strains that were ever created.

It has a THC volume ranging from 23% to 26% and is known to have aroma and flavors ranging from earthy to diesel and pungent. Due to its strong aroma, it is not recommended for weed users who have this penchant for sweet and fruity strains.

This strain is good for people who experience different body pains, stress, insomnia, and depression, while keeping its users happy, relaxed, euphoric, and sleepy. This Indica strain is optimal for night usage, right before you sleep as it can give you a cerebral effect due to its high THC content.

  • NYC Diesel

A unique hybrid strain, NYC Diesel has been named after the Big Apple, due to where the seeds have come from. NYC is a cross-breed of purely not American Strains- the Afghani, and Mexican landraces. Its THC content is 22% and is suitable for Morning use. Despite its properties of being a hybrid, the plant has its major genetic structure coming from Sativa roots. 

It can treat people with depression, body pains, nausea, and lack of appetite. Because of these, NYC can make its users happy, uplifted, creative, and euphoric.

This strain is known to have a cerebral effect and has its aromatic variants from diesel to pungent and earthy. 

  • Cherry Pie

One must not underestimate the abilities of this strain just because of its fancy name. This hybrid strain originates from the strains of Durban Poison and Granddaddy Purple- two of the most powerful Marijuana Strains to exist in the present times.

Its buds are filled with orange pistils, packed with a mixed sweet and sour smell of a cherry pie. It can treat people with stress, depression, pain, and insomnia and can make its users relaxed, happy, creative, and euphoric.

Its flowering cycle ranges from 7 to 9 weeks or 49 to 63 days and its THC volume ranging from 26% to 28% and is perfect for night usage, just before sleeping.

The strains flavors range from earthy to berry and sweet.

  • Chocolate Diesel

Have you ever considered taking a diesel strain with a hint of chocolate spreading at your palate? This is how the Chocolate Diesel works for its users. This is a cross-breed of Sour Diesel and Chocolate Thai. From that experiment, an indulging strain was born.

Its THC content is 18%- a bit lower compared than the earlier mentioned diesel strains in this list and can treat any inflammations, body pains, stress, and fatigue. How about its effect? It simply makes its users energetic, creative, and euphoric.

This mouth-watering strain has its other aromatic flavors of being earthy and flowery. Due to its ability to change you at a snap, it became known as “get-up-and-go” strain.

  • Superman OG

Dear women, your sufferings shall be put to an end because Superman will save your day!

A great cross-breed from Tahoe OG and Bubba Kush, Superman OG is considered as one of the creams of the crop Indica breeds in the entire Marijuana Industry. It has a THC content of 18% but one does not underestimate its low THC volume as it can still cure most of your body pains, as well as stress, insomnia, and depression. This Indica strain is perfect to be used at night.

It can make its users relaxed, sleepy, and giggly as it heals the painful cramps you are enduring during your monthly period. Superman’s aroma ranges from skunk to earthy and woody.

  • Obama Kush

In case that a hero can’t finish your business, why don’t you ask for the help of the most powerful man in the world? Obama will save your day- we mean the kush named after him.

Obama Kush is a cross-breed of Afghani and OG Kush, which are both known to be potent strains, making Obama as one of the most potent Indica strains that inspire users to bring the real change, just like the former President has been vocal for.

It has a normal THC volume of 21% but still considered as a black sheep in the entire Indica family because of its ability to help even if it is one of the newest strains to be developed during Obama’s time in the White House.

It can heal other sicknesses such as depression, insomnia, and inflammations. Because it is an Indica plant, it must be used at night before sleeping.

10 Ways on How you Can Increase Cannabis Yield

Ways Increase Cannabis Yield

Cannabis cultivation can start as a fine hobby and will eventually develop into a serious business once you have gotten used to all the methods of growing your cannabis plant. That is why after several months of growing your cannabis you would expect your plant to give you high yields. However, increasing your cannabis yield may not always be easy, you have to consider a lot of factors.

Luckily, access to information regarding increasing your cannabis yield is much easier. Here we have different ways that will help you increase your yield and thus making sure that you have a continuous supply of buds. This will help you in making sure that your cannabis garden becomes highly sustainable and will last you for a long time.

Different Ways to Increase your Cannabis Yield

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  • Always Start with Good, Fresh and Healthy Genetics

A great way to make sure that you will have a good number of yields is by starting with good genetics. With the countless of cannabis genetics available, the last thing that you want is for your cannabis plant to have some kind of genetic drift. 

Make sure that you are working with a cannabis strain that will help you in producing high yields without having to put too much effort into the cultivation. But if you are a person who loves dealing with challenges, you can opt to use not so good cannabis strain and slowly work your magic in achieving great yield. This is assuming that you have all the time to monitor every growth of your cannabis plant, otherwise, you’re better of using a cannabis strain that will require less work thus promises good number of yield. 

  • Cannabis Plant Training

When your cannabis plant is still in the vegetative phase, its still vulnerable thus it can be malleable to training. Guiding the development of the plant is best done during this stage. Remember that your cannabis plant’s development can be slowed down by physical factors such as branches interlocking from untidy thus giving uneven growth.

You can let your cannabis plant undergo low-stress training (LST). The process is that you can spread the main stem and side branches by separating them carefully by using a string. This will make your cannabis plant to grow outwards in a thick bush. Using this method will surely give you a high yield and will trick your plant into giving more buds because of the low stress it experiences. Be careful not to overly stress your cannabis plant as this might lead your plant to not produce buds at all. 

  • Trellising

When you see your cannabis plant struggling to grow, it might be an indication that it doesn’t have enough strength to support itself. If the plant has a support structure that helps it in bearing its weight, this might help in advancing to a more developed stage. Trellising is a basic technique in gardening where wooden structures are built to aid and guide the growth of the plants. 

The materials used can be wood, including bamboo or any kind of metal. These strong materials can be arranged in a mesh or as supportive rods. Using the trellising technique can help keep your plant separated and sturdy whether your grow setup is horizontal or vertical. A sturdy bamboo rod can be a guide structure that will help your cannabis plant flourish.

  • Increasing Container Size

An obvious way that will help you increase your yield is to scale up your production. This doesn’t necessarily involve taking more cannabis plants. Using the cannabis plants that you have committed to cultivating, you have the option to scale up the equipment you’re using on growing them. 

An example is that when you are growing in an 11-liter container of soil may give you a good number of yield. However, consider buying a 20-liter container and see if it will give you an even better number of yield. By having more space for the plant to grow, you can also expect a bigger yield.

You just need to make sure that you can afford to buy new and bigger containers to make sure that you don’t have to exhaust resources just to increase your yield. 

  • Controlling Temperature

Make sure that your cannabis plant doesn’t experience any heat stress and extreme cold, by doing this you are also helping your plant to avoid damages. When your plant experiences damages, it will only drain the plant’s energy that might have been going toward a bounty harvest. 

One good advantage of indoor growing is having the ability to control the temperature of the growing environment by using a ventilation system. The recommended temperature is between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit or 21-29 degrees Celsius while the plant is receiving light. While the recommended temperature without light is between 58-70 degrees Fahrenheit or 14-21 degrees Celsius. 

The humidity level is also a crucial factor that needs to be monitored. The level should be between 50-70% and this will depend on the plant’s stage of development.

  • Increasing Light Intensity

Your growing area should have a lighting setup that can help maximize available light with a direct and evenly distributed light source. You can choose from vertical variations that circle around a central light source. Also, you can find rows of plants, sometimes tiered and they are placed around a light source coming from above. You should check the appropriate distance your cannabis plant should have from your chosen light source.

If you have control over your indoor lighting setup, you should go for energy-efficient lightbulbs that will cut energy costs and will also reduce the risk of heat stress. If you step up the intensity of your garden’s light source, you are also going to boost the photosynthetic process further, although this might be expensive. 

  • Pruning

By making sure that your plant is under well-managed growing conditions, you should see it start to flower and it might give you bountiful buds. But you need to remember that there’s more work to be done once it is near the glorious fruition. When you prune the main stem, you are allowing your cannabis plant to form more than one cola.

When you prune earlier, you also give the plant more time to heal during the vegetative stage. By cutting a stem, this can cause two new shots to form and cutting the terminal branch tip and cause 2 lateral branches to form thus effectively doubling the space for a flower to grow. When you remove lower branches that have less chance of flowering well, your cannabis plant should give the right distribution of energy.

  • Nutrition

The nutrition factor should be precise all throughout the stage of cannabis cultivation. Good quality nutrition should also include meeting the high demand for water. You should keep this in mind if you are growing from a drought-prone area. There are certain nutrients that your cannabis plant needs but you need to make sure that you don’t overfeed them. 

When you see yellow tips on your cannabis plant, this is already a sign that your plant has taken in too many nutrients that can potentially spoil the plant. The nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium in your fertilizer are key to ensure that your nutrients are well-balanced. 

While in the vegetative stage, there should be a high level of nitrogen, medium phosphorus, and high potassium. In the flowering stage, there should be low nitrogen, medium to high phosphorus and high potassium. You can also use Epsom salts to give Sulphur and magnesium for the cannabis plant’s health.

  • Preparation for Pests

If you plant your cannabis plants outdoors, indoors or even in a greenhouse environment, you will surely get pests one way or another. Some of them may be very difficult to deal with and you might have to use toxic sprays, but you should be able to look for organic and alternative treatments that will help your cannabis plant combat the pests.

When dealing with pests, it may not always come cheap but making sure that your plants are pests free will help in making sure that you have increased the number of yields. 

  • Timing your Harvest

Once you have done all the steps above properly, you are now faced with the final step that may be the most crucial step as well. When your cannabis plant enters the flowering stage, your pungent aroma will become strong. If you have practiced patience in growing your cannabis, then it would be a whole lot easier for you to resist temptation a little longer. 

Never be in a rush to harvest the flower as you may do it too soon and might result in having lower yields. Usually, there is a 2-3 week window that you can harvest your harvest the buds, by holding on for a week or two longer you can increase the size of your buds by up to 25%. It’s always worth doing everything you can to increase your yield including waiting for a little longer.