These days, more and more countries have been giving permission to the use, as well as the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes. As a matter of fact, several medical organizations have shown their support on the use of medical marijuana according to the prescription by doctors, like the doctors at the American College of Indoor Growing Physicians.
There are a lot of countries in the world where the use of medical marijuana is legal and semi-legal in certain places. If you received a prescription for marijuana but are unable to secure a good source, but the growing of cannabis is considered legal in your area, then you have the option to grow your own.
The Steps in the indoor growing of medical marijuana
Here are the steps that are involved in growing medical marijuana indoors:
- Obtain a prescription from your doctor. Your prescription is very important just in case you will be asked why there is a need to grow marijuana.
- Choose seeds that can provide a cure to the medical condition that is being addressed. Take note that indica strains are considered relaxants, which are generally used to provide relief to symptoms and conditions such as muscle spasms, multiple sclerosis, tremors, pain management, as well as mobility issues. On the other hand, sativa strains act as stimulants, which provide treatment for pain, migraines, nausea, and are even used by AIDS/HIV and cancer patients. This strain is also good for appetite stimulation. Hybrids, on the other hand, will give you the best characteristics of both strains.
- Select a growing area with the right amount of light. Since you are growing in an indoor environment, make sure that your plants are receiving light. This will call for the need to use an HPS (High-Pressure Sodium) bulb during the initial growing phase, as well as different light cycle duration. Generally, you need 18 hours on/6 hours off for the vegetation period and 12 hours on/12 hours off during the flowering stages.
- Germinate your seeds. There are different methods of doing this. There are also different growing systems that you can implement. One of them is the hydroponics setting.
You can decide whether you will grow marijuana by using chemical fertilizers, or through organic soil. Since the plant will be smoked, it needs to be healthier compared to the natural ingredients. The chemicals may provide an undesirable taste, but it can still be easier and cheaper to dose.