Is it Sticky and Green?
If you're a medical marijuana patient in Washington state, it should be!
As a patient with a valid recommendation, you can legally grow up to four cannabis plants; but if you're registered in the state database, you may grow at least six plants and up to a maximum of fifteen plants -- based on approval from your healthcare professional.
That's a lot of green -- which can save you a lot of green! -- but that's not the only reason you should consider cultivating your own plants.
For all of the strain varieties available on the recreational marijuana market, it doesn't come close in scope when compared with the great diversity of genetics available.
Also, being your own gardener means you can better control the end product; not only can you regulate the types of chemicals used to fertilize your cannabis, you can learn to grow without traditional fertilizers by building a good, living substrate.
Even in a small space, such as a closet or in a small grow tent, amateur gardeners can harvest several ounces from each plant after a few weeks. But between planting your first seeds and harvesting your plant, there are a number of steps that you must take to ensure a healthy and bountiful return.
For the patient depending on safe, reliable marijuana, getting it right is key. That’s why the Cannabis Institute at Seattle Central College is busy preparing a 'Growing Cannabis at Home' course. This 10-hour online course includes the following, plus a whole lot more:
- The physiology of the plant
- How to create an indoor growing space
- Substrate tips
- Circulation and light requirements
- Nutrient options
- Harvesting and curing
If you're interested in learning how to grow your own cannabis, consider signing up for our course! You can join our email list and we'll let you know when it's ready.