Pot. Weed. Hashish. Ganja. Regardless of how you refer to it, it’s either for medicinal purposes or because you’re looking to get high. If it’s option number two that has your vote, you should know about the tetrahydrocannabinol content of your grass.
The theory among regular users is, the higher the THC, the more intense the psychological experience.
Is It Legal to Grow Your Own Marijuana?
Under federal law, ‘home grows’ are illegal. Most marijuana-related arrests are made under state laws. In individual states, you’re allowed to cultivate your plants for home use. A comprehensive list of allowances can be found here.
Fem Seeds vs. Autoflowering Seeds
If you’re looking to smoke your joint, then fem seeds are a good option. They have more substantial yields than their auto-flowering counterparts and are easier to prune. Plants grown from fem seeds are susceptible to mold and temperature changes.
Autoflowering plants, on the other hand, bloom automatically. Plants from fem seeds will begin to bloom only once their light is reduced. The harvest time is short. Growers that have plants outdoors can harvest smokeable weed between two and four times a year.
Which Strain is Best?
That’s a question we can’t answer. If you want to experiment with different plant varieties, and THC levels, it’s best to shop around. I Love Growing Marijuana tells you about the varying strains and what they’re good for.
Different plants contain different levels of the THC active ingredient, so if you’re new to the weed scene, get advice from the grower to find out which type of plant would be best to start and gradually experiment from there.
Flavors and Aromas
Each plant strain will have its own terpenes. These metabolites found in the oil of the cannabis plant will give it its respective flavor and aroma. With names like ‘Girl Scout Cookies, ‘Banana Kush,’ and ‘Cherry Pie,’ you can only imagine the happiness your olfactory sense will experience when you light your joint.
You can smoke your weed, eat (or drink) it, use it in your vape, apply it to your skin through a topical oil, or dab. Each of these methods has its pros and cons, and the duration of the high will depend on the usage method.
Aside from the high, THC helps ease physical and mental ailments. These include:
- Pain management
- Muscle spasms
- Sleep-related issues, such as insomnia
- Low appetite – the ‘munchies’ are proof of this
Is THC Addictive?
In the long term, THC can become addictive, and users may require rehabilitation and counseling.
Recreational users are likely to experience side effects post-use. These may include, but are not limited to:
- Heart palpitations
- Hand-eye coordination issues
- Memory recollection issues
- Bloodshot eyes
Get Growing Today
If you’re looking to grow your hash to get high, ensure that you stay on the right side of the law as far as cultivating your plants is concerned. Know your limits, and if you or someone you know develops a dependency on marijuana, get help. If you’re using your weed for medicinal purposes, get it from a state-licensed cannabis dispensary.