Three Reasons Why You Should Be Growing Weed

June 19, 2020

Are you in one of the areas of the world that allows you to grow your own weed? If you are, that is something you really should consider doing. There is a lot you can get out of growing the weed you consume. On top of that, growing weed can be surprisingly easy. Here are some of the benefits you can gain by doing so.

1. Learn to grow things

If you have never taken care of a plant before, you probably underestimate how satisfying it can be. Watching a seed you planted yourself grow into a full-sized little bush is a wonderful experience. You also get to take care of that living thing every step of the way, controlling everything from its environment to its nutrition.

There is no way to cheat, either. You either do your job right, or things go wrong. Marijuana is a fairly resistant plant — it is called “weed” for a reason — so you have some room for mistakes. But if you take things too far, the plant will get sick, die, or not grow properly. What you do during the plant’s life cycle also affects the final product, its quality, and its feel when smoked.

The fact that your actions have consequences gives you responsibility. It gives you a sense of engagement that may very well see you thinking about how your plant is doing many times a day, like a concerned parent.

2. Get absolute control

As mentioned before, growing your weed will give you absolute control over the process. This means you can finally make sure that your weed is free of pesticides and any additives. It can be hard to avoid toxic elements when you are buying weed in the open market, especially as big companies start to buy weed stocks and invest in growers. This sort of corporate oversight puts pressure on growers to deliver results, which is usually when people start thinking of using unsavory methods to deliver results.

Not only that, but control also means you get to grow a weed that is perfect for your tastes. Choose the strand, the food, the irrigation method, and then tweak the process until you have a weed that is perfect for you. Once you are more experienced, you can even start making your own strains of marijuana.

3. You can save a lot of money

If you have the time and the space, you can grow enough weed to grow self-sufficient. Especially if you do not smoke that much to begin with. That, in turn, will bring the cost of each gram of weed way down. Planting weed will require some upfront investments, but the money you will save in the long run will pay those investments back.

On top of that, weed seeds are often cheaper than the products of the plant. Got any fancy strain you love, but never partake in because the gram costs a lot or is hard to find? If you can get your hands on the seeds of that plant and start making your own, you are set. Growing that strain will be just as cheap as growing any other for you.

You can also make some extra cash by growing and selling medical marijuana. Those are often strains that are high in CBD. If you are looking for some CBD yourself, visit

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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