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Before you get started growing, you’ll need to see if you even can grow in your state. Below is a list of states in which it is legal to grow your own marijuana at home, both states with medical and adult-use legal status. If your state does not appear on this list, it is not legal to homegrow in your state .
*Illinois and Washington are adult-use states but require a medical card to homegrow.
Quick overview of the basics of growing marijuana
The best way to get quality buds and big yields is to grow strong, healthy plants. Here’s a quick rundown of the most important things you need to know about growing weed:
Whether indoors or outdoors, growing marijuana is fun and rewarding, but it can also be challenging and takes a certain amount of patience, time, and money. We’ll walk you through all the steps of growing, from preparation, to seed germination, plant growth, and harvesting, as well as best practices and how to troubleshoot common problems.
Check out our Guide to marijuana legalization for more details on homegrowing in your state.
The final stages of flower development bring with it varied fragrances from the terpenes of the strain you’re growing.
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Growing your own marijuana at home can be a hugely rewarding, if challenging, experience.
Growing cannabis is a highly rewarding activity, and whether you’re growing for personal use or simply the horticultural interest, you’ll be sure to find fulfillment with your growing practices.
For most however, you will need to show your plant keen attention throughout its life cycle, as pests, nutritional deficiencies and excessive humidity can all create challenges in the growing process.
It is important that your plants receive as much sunlight as possible, as the process of photosynthesis is what is going to drive your plant forward and bring you that harvest that you’re after.