How to Grow Cannabis Post Legalization

by | Jun 15, 2018

Written by Kenzie Nelligan


Growing cannabis indoors is becoming increasingly frequent as more medical growing licenses are being distributed and as states and countries legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Canada is on the brink of recreational cannabis legalization and the world is waiting to see how it turns out.

What has not yet been determined is how the country will allow for its recreational users to grow their own cannabis. Included in bill C-45 (Canada’s cannabis legalization bill) is an amendment that will determine whether each individual province will be implementing their own set of rules for home growing. Some provinces have stated that they are against home growing while other have stated that they may allow residents to grow up to four plants per household. As of right now in the state of California residents can grow up to 6 plants at a time in their home.

With a move towards legalized home growing the question is: How will people start growing cannabis at home? The way I see it there are essentially 3 options.


     1. A Do-It-Yourself Grow System

     2. A Grow Tent

     3. An Automated Growing System


If you’re a talented handyman, then a do-it-yourself system is a viable option. This may be the most affordable solution although there are many challenges to putting together and running a home growing system. Firstly, even if you do put it together you are still likely going to struggle to produce high quality cannabis as you need to know how to put together the proper lighting, water and heat conditions. Secondly, it’s going to be a struggle to maintain those conditions. Finally, it will likely blow up your electricity bill and fill your entire house with an unwanted odor.



Grow tents can give you good yields and if you are serious medical grower looking to grow in large bulk this may be the way to go. The downside is quite similar to that of the do-it-yourself system. It takes a long time to set up and run, and it is going to burden you with a very large electricity bill which isn’t great for your finances or the environment.



The easiest way to grow cannabis at home by far is the automated grow box. The negative of an automated grow box is the original upfront cost. However, after the original purchase they are by far the easiest and cheapest way to grow at home. An automated grow box is preset to provide the perfect growing conditions for cannabis. The best part is that you don’t have to be constantly monitoring and adjusting your grow systems conditions. An automated grow box is constantly monitoring your growing ecosystem for you and adjusting as necessary.



How will you start growing? Tell me about your grow system or let me know if I missed anything by commenting below.

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