5 Reasons Why You Should Grow Your Own Weed

March 11, 2024

Living in a state where marijuana cultivation is legal may initially lead you to believe that growing your own cannabis is either unnecessary or too expensive. However, this assumption is mistaken, and there are five compelling reasons that make growing your own weed worth considering.

The techniques and knowledge surrounding home marijuana cultivation have significantly advanced since the era of complete prohibition, particularly with the increasing number of states now providing provisions for marijuana growing or, in certain cases, offering "loopholes" to facilitate it.

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While restrictions may vary from state to state, the majority of states permit the cultivation of up to 4-6 plants, which is more than sufficient for personal use, regardless of your consumption level. Moreover, certain states have incorporated provisions in their laws that allow individuals to legally obtain genetics such as seeds and clones for cultivation at home.

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If you’re still not convinced, here are 5 reasons why you should start growing your own marijuana:

First: Saving Money


-The main incentive for cannabis enthusiasts to start growing their own marijuana is the potential for saving money, and this remains true. Cultivating your own marijuana plants can lead to substantial cost savings and, in some cases, even generate earnings. It is often surprising how much money can be saved by growing your own weed.

The whole project will need some initial investments, that can range from less than $100 to thousands. Here is a very cheap indoor grow setup is totally possible too.

The initial expenses involved in setting up a cannabis cultivation may seem daunting, especially if it's your first time and you're hesitant to invest in something you have no experience with. This is understandable! However, you can go through the process with a modest budget. It's worth noting that many novice growers recoup their initial investment with their very first harvest.

There are great websites out there that can help you learn how to grow your own cannabis and take you step by step through your whole grow. Check out this cannabis growers' forum, called Percy's Grow Room. They have loads of guides that will teach you how to grow your own cannabis. They also have an awesome community of marijuana growers, who are always eager to help new growers get started.

After purchasing your first growing kit (lights, equipment, etc.), you'll be set for life if you decide to keep doing it. All you need is a few cannabis plants that will guarantee a steady flow of buds for you and everyone around you. 

Second: Quality Cannabis


Even if you live where it's legal, finding good quality cannabis can be tricky. Good stuff or bad, most of the time, you just pay and get that bag of weed. This can be frustrating for some, especially those who use it for specific reasons, like medical purposes.

By growing your own weed, you'll know exactly what you're getting. You're guaranteed organic buds with no chemical fertilizers, and it certainly won't taste like chemicals when you smoke it, unlike some of the cheap, low-quality weed.

Growing your own weed gives you complete control over every aspect of the growing process, allowing you to develop a system that works for you. You decide on the type of strain, fertilizers, pesticides, how the plant was flushed and cured, and explore a variety of strains you've never had the chance to try.

You'll also harvest your cannabis plant at the right time, something not often done in the commercial market. Growing your own cannabis is personal, so you care more about the quality of the end product. The best weed you'll ever smoke will be your own homegrown.

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Having full control over your growing techniques will give you the opportunity to personalize your own cultivation style and, eventually, achieve the quality you're looking for.

Third: Marijuana Abundance like You've Never Seen Before


Check this out, in optimal conditions, with the right process, lights, equipment, and soil, a professional grower can produce from a single marijuana plant around 5 ounces of weed. 5 OUNCES!!!

For your personal use, indoor growing allows you to grow high-quality weed all year round, regardless of the time of year. 6 mature plants yield about 5 times what you can actually use if you want to lead a productive life; all you need is a walk-in closet, and you'll be all set for years to come.

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For family and friends; no matter how much you smoke, you will end up with such an abundant amount of weed that the only way to get rid of it is by being generous to your friends and family, and they will LOVE you for it. If you take out the time and labor you put into taking care of your grow operations, you will eventually spend less than $100 a year, but you’ll be able to give at least a $1000 worth of weed to friends and family. Nonprofit marijuana gifting is usually legal in most states.

Finally, you will be able to get your hands not only on the buds that you normally buy but also on parts of the cannabis plant that you often can’t get your hands on, like trims and stems. You can use trim and tip leaf to make cannabis extracts after harvest.

Fourth: Experimenting with Your Weed with No Regrets or Worries


Number 4 on our list of 5 reasons why you should grow your own weed is that you can experiment with crossbreeding to try to achieve a smooth taste with potency that's perfect for your needs. For example, what I personally look for is a potency that encourages creativity and conversation, without producing "couch lock" or killing motivation.

Secondly, in many cases, due to prohibition, cost, and/or limited accessibility to marijuana in general, people have lost sight of the many applications they can explore; using not only the buds but also the plant's stems, seeds, and leaves.

However, if you were growing your own weed, you would have access to the whole plant, and with that much weed, it would give you more room for experimentation. You can try different growing techniques without worrying about a loss of weed.

With an abundant amount of marijuana, you will be able to make your favorite edibles without worrying about how much weed you're using, as making edibles can be wasteful. You could make hash, concentrates, oil, wax, tinctures, cream for your skin, marijuana tea, marijuana wine, and more... The sky's your limit.

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Fifth: A Great Hobby to Have - It's Easy and a Very Fulfilling Experience


Sure, there are many advanced techniques, and there's always something out there that you might want to consider to improve your crops, but the concept of growing your own weed is fairly simple. Once you have it down, you can easily produce your endless supply.

Growing any kind of plant is fun, but growing a marijuana plant is amazing. One of our top 5 reasons to grow your own weed is the fact that it's an amazing hobby that most people will love, once they've started.

Seeing your plant grow in front of you, handling it with care and love, harvesting it, drying it, trimming it, and then smoking it, is immensely rewarding. It's a good, low-stress hobby that, trust me, you'll want to do forever. It's very calming, relaxing, and definitely a fulfilling experience.

Another perk you'll get from growing your own weed as a hobby is the sudden interest you'll have in cultivating more than just marijuana; it can become a lifestyle. It's also a life skill that you will have in your personal achievements, whether or not you continue to grow your own cannabis.


These are just 5 reasons why you should grow your own weed; there are many more. Growing marijuana is an ongoing learning experience. All types of resources, thanks to the World Wide Web, are widely available, in addition to tens of available avenues that a newbie grower can look into; books, magazines, in-person growing communities like Percy's Grow Room, etc.

In time, as you keep reading, learning, and applying what you learn, your skills will improve. With such knowledge, you will eventually be able to visualize your marijuana plants, and just by the look of them, you will tell the quality of your crops. By then, you know that you're an EXPERT.

Finally, the whole process of learning and growing your own marijuana creates a much deeper relationship with your plants. You won't only appreciate smoking the weed, but the whole experience and the end result a lot more. It may even turn into a conversation topic that many people are eager to know more about. And how wonderful it is when you find someone who shares the same passion, leading to lengthy, passionate, and interesting conversations about growing this amazing plant.

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