why grow your own marijuana?
Having trouble deciding to grow your own cannabis plant? Here are some reasons why you should!
it will save you money
Although you will have to pay up a bit initially to get going (particularly for indoor growers), the advantages of growing your own cannabis in the long term are financially very beneficial. Going to a dispensary can get quite pricey but once you start growing your own, the initial costs will soon be covered once you have grown a plant successfully. You do not really need all that much to get started either.
you know where it is coming from
One of the best reasons to grow your own cannabis is that you know exactly what has gone into it. You have choice of which fertilizers or pesticides to use and are able to cultivate the plant yourself. When you go to a dispensary you have no idea what has exactly gone onto the plant or how good their pest control is, etc. By growing it yourself you have full control over everything. Drying and curing the plant yourself will allow you to put much more time into creating a good quality cannabis, which will only be improved the more you learn.
it is not too difficult to grow
Growing cannabis at home is really not much different from growing basic garden plants. They do need a lot of attention, and of course you will have a few hiccups, but once you learn from your mistakes, the easier it gets. The cannabis plant is actually pretty easy and to look after. Cannabis is a robust and beautiful plant to grow and is not too dissimilar to growing your own tomatoes. Make sure you do your research though, as some strains are much better for beginner growers.
easy seeds to grow
you will learn a lot
The act of growing is extremely rewarding. Just think how much you can learn from growing your own marijuana! Starting with the basics of plant growing, health and how to take care of it, the stages of plant growth, to experimenting with different strains, finding out more on the plant itself and how each variety produces different results. This is a fun challenge and hobby to take up, whether you are indoor or outdoor growing, there is always something new to learn.
it's fun to grow your own cannabis
By growing your own cannabis, you can take up a new hobby. Yes, it takes work, but your efforts will be rewarded by a well grown plant you can cultivate. Plus, gardening is very therapeutic, so it’s a great way to connect with your mind and nature, as well as a stress relief after a busy day at work. Gardening allows you to have some quiet thinking time to yourself and just enjoying working with nature.
it's been legalised in places
Now that it’s legal to grow at home in the ACT (and other places worldwide), there’s no better time to get stuck in and give it a go! Many people have been wanting this change for a long time, so make the most of it and learn how you can get started yourself.
*at CG Australia we do not condone the illegal growing of cannabis. Please ensure it is legal in your area.
you can choose which strains to grow
Growing your own cannabis allows you to choose which strains of the plant you want to grow. You can have some fun here, mixing them up and perhaps even coming up with a new strain yourself? This is your chance to really learn more in-depth and discover which strain works for you and how each type has different effects when being used.
For those suffering from any medical ailments such as chronical pain, seizures or autoimmune diseases, the effects of marijuana can have great benefits. Having a constant supply and knowing you won’t run out can be a relief and a comfort. Plus, you know exactly where it has come from and what pesticides have been used/ not used.
Growing your own plants means that you should have a consistent supply of weed, and no need to make a trip to the dispensary. Depending on where you live, the dispensary may be a long drive away or just generally take up more time out of your day. Having a supply at home means you have more time on your hands- which of course can be put in to growing high quality marijuana!
you can experiment
When growing your own marijuana, you will have access to all parts of the plant, like the stems for example. You can use these extracts to experiment, perhaps in baking your own hash cookies! You could also press all the extras left over and use that to make oil or butter.
Growing your own cannabis plants at home can be a discreet way of enjoying it’s benefits but not necessarily advertising it to the world. If you feel slightly uncomfortable of who you might meet when you’re buying plants from the dispensary (for example, your employer, or anyone else you’d rather not know you use cannabis), then growing at home can be an easy way to avoid any awkward situations.
Ak-47 was orginally created by the Netherland’s Serious Seeds in 1992 and has won 16 awards including the High Times Cannabis Cup. People love this strain around the world for its high THC content, strong flavour and high energy effects.
Amnesia Haze Feminized
10% Indica – 90% Sativa | THC 21-25% | This is THE legit Dutch classic Sativa dominent powerhouse that is the proud winner of multiple Cannabis cups. This uplifter has a lemony, incense and cederwood flavour. Amnesia has a slightly longer growth phase overall, but this translates into massive yields and is well worth your attention for a truly supreme quality end product that is sure to please those aiming for a happy and uplifting high.
70% Indica – 30% Sativa | THC 21-27% | This strain is an absoluate corker! One of the nicests strains going around in our opinion and very under rated. Super strong, Very crystally large(ish) buds with very big yields. It’s fairly straight forward to grow and super strong.
Gorilla Glue Feminized
50% Indica – 50% Sativa | THC 20-26% | One of the strongest cannabis strains available this one is recommended for the serious marijuana consumer! This popular strain has also won several cannabis awards like the Michigan and Los Angeles Cannabis Cups in 2014, and the High Times Jamaican World Cup.
20% Indica – 80% Sativa | THC 16-20%
The Vancouver, Canada staple…. This 80% Sativa strain has a sweet and fruity aroma similar to the smell of ripe grapefruit It’s an 80’s old secret mix of Cinderalla 99 with a mystical grapefruit flavoured Sativa.
With the smell of pineapple and grapefuit this has an uplifting & stimulating high good for focus, creativity and pleasure.
Northern Lights Feminized Seeds
90% Indica – 100% Sativa | THC 16-18% | Northern Lights is definately among the most popular strains worldwide for it’s stable phenotypes, fast flowering and easy to grow persona that works well indoors and outdoors. This strain is remarkably resiliant and well worth your attention as a beginner grower.
OG Kush Feminized
75% Indica – 25% Sativa | THC 18-23% | The classic californian OG Kush is referred all over the world. This strain loves hot temperature and is the proud parent of many popular strains such as girl scout cookies. OG Kush has very high THC levels and is well known for it’s full body high and spicey aroma.
Sour Diesel Feminized
40% Indica – 60% Sativa | THC 19-24% | Sour Diesel is a very strong well balanced sativa dominated straing with a unique diesel fuel odour when smoked. Around for over 2 decades, it’s a cross of Chemdawg and Super Skunk so it has an intense flavour and aroma with notes of exotic wood, lemon, spices and of course diesel fuel when smoked.