It is still illegal to grow cannabis in most places unless you have a license to do so. Despite this fact, a lot is changing due to increasing knowledge about the many advantages of consuming it.
Most people grew up hearing that drugs are bad and to stay away from them. At the time, parents did this to protect their children. Now, there is a shift in our perspective of certain drugs, especially marijuana. People now know that marijuana can offer many therapeutic benefits. It’s been many years since the first cannabis clinic opened, and since that time, information about the benefits of growing marijuana have been surfacing everywhere. Soon, people everywhere will learn about what marijuana can do for your health.
Marijuana’s health benefits
The health benefits of marijuana are quickly becoming more well-known with a variety of medical studies. One study revealed how marijuana can improve a person’s overall quality of life. In it, doctors showed how people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis used the herb to relieve muscle spasms, tics, and other neurological problems. In other studies, medical marijuana has also successfully given relief for migraines, reduced anxiety and helped with premenstrual problems.
These are just a few examples of medical research into the benefits of marijuana, however. According to another study, marijuana is great at relaxing the minds of those suffering from ADHD, ADD, and Tourette’s syndrome. With time, science may reveal even more benefits.
As a treatment, cannabis offers some hope because of what it does not do. Many patients take prescription drugs for the ailments mentioned above, but those prescription drugs often have harmful side effects. However, marijuana has few negative effects and no harmful ones.
This information gathered from numerous medical studies has helped change the minds of many people, opening access to millions. Hopefully, marijuana becomes legal worldwide and can benefit all of mankind, helping people live a healthy, fulfilling life.
“Medicating” with marijuana
Using marijuana to treat medical ailments can be challenging. There are many strains, and each strain has a different effect on each disorder or disease. On top of that, people react differently to strains based on reasons scientist are still trying to determine. This is why it can be hard for patients to know which strain is best for their condition. Even with the help of a knowledgeable medical practitioner, patients still must worry whether or not their source was grown safely.
However, when you grow your own at home, you will have easier access to its therapeutic powers. You can ensure it is grown safely. You can try out different strains. You’ll even have enough to share it with others.
Growing your own weed
Before you can start growing, you need to learn a few basics. The Marijuana Grow Bible is a great place to start. In the meanwhile, here is a basic overview:
- There are two main marijuana strains. Cannabis indica provides a potent body high while Cannabis Sativa gives a mental high. When growing, remember that Sativas tend to grow tall, while Indicas are thick and short.
- There are multiple growing methods. Marijuana can be grown using a traditional soil method or with a hydroponic technique that submerges the roots in water.
To grow in soil, you’ll need good airflow, nutrients, light, and water. You’ll also need the right temperatures and proper ventilation if growing indoors. With all the right conditions in place, your plants should have what they need to produce a strong, healthy harvest.
The hydroponic method is a bit more involved. It is particularly useful for growing cannabis with high yields. With this growing method, plants are grown in water and not traditional soil. When you do it this way, you can add the nutrients straight to the water your plants are growing in.
With hydroponics, your marijuana plants will be growing in 80-95% water. Therefore, how you maintain the environment – specifically your grow lights, temperature, and humidity, will make a major difference. If you are already planning to grow indoors and have some experience growing marijuana, hydroponics is a good option. It leaves room to grow high-yielding, potent strains since you are in control of your plant’s development.
Marijuana is a healing herb that deserves to be legalized. Whether you are growing it to help someone you love, or to find your own relief, more people deserve the right to naturally improve their quality of life. People’s wrong perception of marijuana has caused them to miss out on the therapeutics attributes it has. However, recent times have given the world more knowledge about its amazing advantages and curative properties. With more research and acceptance, hopefully, we can reshape the negative view of this plant.