How to Grow Marijuana
Growing marijuana for medical use has become a booming business in Colorado. Marijuana dispensaries are popping up at a previously unseen rate, and the demand for medical marijuana means that sellers can barely grow it fast enough to keep up.
If you’re wondering how to grow marijuana, it’s important to remember that marijuana use in Colorado is only legal for medical reasons. So, unless you have a medical marijuana card, you can’t possess marijuana legally in the state.
However, if you do have your medical
marijuana card, you are allowed to have up to two ounces of usable marijuana
or no more than six marijuana plants. Here are some guidelines for how
to grow marijuana properly and legally.
- Get your medical marijuana card—To get your card, you need to first get a written recommendation from a physician stating that you need medical marijuana treatment. Once you have your written recommendation, send it in the mail with the rest of your application, and wait for it to be approved. Once you get your card, you may proceed to the next step.
- Find the right seeds—There are two main types of marijuana—Indica and Sativa. The type of marijuana you grow will depend on the condition being treated. Sativa strain is used in a lot of pain relief applications, while Indica can be used for treating anxiety and helping you to relax.
- Germinate before planting—Before you pop your marijuana seeds into soil, the seeds must germinate. Keep the seeds in a small cup of warm water in a dark place for several days. Once a white root appears, you can plant your seeds.
- Plant the seed in a small pot of unfertilized soil—Remember, this marijuana is going to be smoked, so you want to grow it naturally and without fertilizers. Make sure your soil is aerated properly, and place the seed about ½ inch deep into the watered soil. The plant needs plenty of light all day long, and you can use fluorescent lights to help it get exposure.
- Be careful of overwatering—Make sure your marijuana plant gets plenty of water, but be careful not to drown it. Too much water can kill the plant.
- Let it grow—Growing marijuana plants can take several months before the plant is ready to be harvested. Make sure you stay committed to helping it grow properly by giving it plenty of light, watering it, and performing general plant maintenance.
Now that you know how to grow marijuana,
you need to make sure you can do it legally. To get started, schedule your appointment