As more and more states across the U.S. legalize recreational marijuana use, more people are wondering how to get in on the cannabis action.
From Fortune 500 companies and celebrities to single moms and moonlighting neighbors, everyone wants to take part in this pivotal cultural moment.
And one of the best ways to get involved with it is, you guessed it, growing weed!
That’s right, you can grow some of the gnarly green yourself, even if you don’t typically have a green thumb.
In fact, we’re here to tell you that growing weed isn’t just possible. It might be the best home project ever.
Save Money Growing it Yourself
Like any other recreational enjoyment that the powers-that-be deemed “dangerous”, buying weed is expensive! One gram costs about $10 on average in cities across the United States.
And if you’re talking about an eighth, the classic young stoner amount, the average price is more like $35. This works out to about $7 per joint. If you smoke daily, that’s a lot of cash to spend simply relaxing at the end of the day.
But when you’re growing weed yourself, you end up saving a lot of money.
You of course have to buy a lot of supplies initially and will require a lot of space to start your personal cannabis farm. But after buying all the right tools and gadgets and expected overhead costs, you’ll save a lot of money in the long run.
You’ll be your own supplier!
Everyone Needs More At-Home Hobbies
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t quite over yet, and really, none of us know for sure what the future holds.
But since the onset of the pandemic, most of us have spent a lot more time at home. Besides adapting to a new WFH schedule, you probably have taken on a few new hobbies, too.
We have seen endless photos on social media sites like Instagram of people learning to knit, bake, paint, you name it. And acquiring new hobbies is actually good for our health. But not everyone wants to bake sourdough or knit doilies!
Expand your horizons and spend more quality time at home tending to marijuana plants.
Helpful tip: Probably don’t post photos of your plants and newly acquired gardening skills on social media. That may lead to all sorts of problems.
It’s Your Supply, So You Know What’s in it
When you grow your own marijuana, you know where the supplies came from. You know exactly how you cared for it and what the process was.
This is not the case when you buy weed. Growing weed gives you the peace of mind that your supply was in safe, caring hands.
You enjoy a dependable high because you choose the seeds, medium, environment, and other factors that go into growing your own cannabis.
You May Decide to Enjoy Other Cannabis-Related Projects
This one harkens back to our hobbies section.
One of the great things about growing weed is that it can be as straightforward or varied as you wish.
Maybe you just want to grow your favorite strain to smoke in the evenings. Or maybe you want to get involved in the CBD oil boom and craft a bunch of nifty products.
The choice is entirely yours.
Gardening Makes You Feel Great
Digging your fingers into soil, planting seeds, and watching new life take form. What can be better than that?
Humans are agrarian by nature, and though most modern city dwellers don’t have a full-blown farm to tend, growing weed brings you a lot closer to that connection with nature we’ve lost.
Not only that, gardening literally makes us happy! Soil contains a specific bacteria that is anything but harmful, as it actually triggers our body to release serotonin. That’s the chemical that makes us feel naturally jubilant, while also eliminating depression and boosting our immune system.
So dig your fingers in the dirt, grow some weed, and let the happiness wash over you.
It’s pretty easy to see why growing cannabis at home might be the best home project ever, right?
Let’s recap the basics:
- You save money
- You control the supply
- It can open up a new world of hobbies
- It makes you feel happy