Although marijuana isn’t 100 percent legal in every state, it has become less and less judged, with people from doctors to lawyers to everyone in-between unafraid about smoking it every once in awhile.
And, while most people resort to buying their pot from distributors—when legal, of course—there are a few people who know that the best way to score some stuff is by growing it themselves.
Of course, that’s easier said than done, as many of us don’t know the first thing about growing marijuana at home, let alone how to actually pull it off without getting busted.
Thankfully, we reached out to some cannabis-industry experts, who let us in on some of their little secrets as to how to grow marijuana in the comfort of our own homes.
“Safety first! Many of the at-home light set ups utilize high-intensity lighting which can potentially cause house fires if not set up properly. LED lighting kits are a much safer option for amateur growers, and in addition to safety, they are much more affordable to operate.” — Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech Corp., the first publicly traded cannabis company in the U.S.
“I’d recommend against growing at home in non-legal states, due to the serious ramifications that can come about as a result of getting caught. With that said, if someone finds themselves in a state that allows for the practice, it’s always wise to make sure high-end equipment, such as good lighting and accurate testing kits, is in place.” — Danny Davis, Managing Partner at Convectium, a branding, packaging and equipment solutions company serving the legal cannabis industry.
“Consider growing with Ceramic Metal Halide lights instead of your traditional Metal Halide and High-Pressure Sodium bulbs. They are lower wattage, produce less heat and have a great light spectrum. You can use them for both your veg and flower stages.” — Louis Santillana, Chief Cultivation Officer at Diego Pellicer, Colorado, an upscale Denver-based cannabis dispensary
Read more on FHM.com about growing cannabis at home.