Growing Marijuana For Personal Use
Legally speaking, while some states have cracked down on dispensaries for failing to comply with their respective state laws, those patients who are choosing to grow their own medical marijuana have been mostly tolerated by local law enforcement – provided of course, the grower is growing medical marijuana for personal use and is otherwise in full compliance with state law. Advantages of Hydroponics For Growing Medical Marijuana
Hydroponics is an indoor, fully contained growing system that can be purchased online or off, and which provides for the even and accelerated growth of healthy marijuana plants. It operates much like a reservoir system regularly cycling water and essential nutrients to the plants for purposes of reaching maximum growth and health.
The marijuana growing process takes time, space and money and these are the claimed advantages to growing marijuana hydroponically, rather then through traditional outdoor methods.
Most marijuana growers report that hydroponics will grow cannabis much more quickly and more efficiently compared with traditional outside soil-based growing. Hydroponics is also said to reduce the labor, space and the time it takes to grow robust and healthy marijuana plants.
The light source required to grow marijuana is usually powered by metal halide or high-pressure sodium lamps, which can provide as much as a 1000 watts of sunlight to the plants. To accelerate growth, lamps are kept on for longer periods of time. New light and energy technologies (LED) are now providing for almost continuous light exposure that can result in a higher yield and a lower cost to grow.
To grow six to twelve plants hydroponically, you will likely spend a one-time cost of about $800 for a reasonably equipped set-up. This of course does not include the cost of the marijuana seed. The better the seed quality, the better the quality of medical marijuana grown. The general yield is about two ounces of premium tops per plant about every three months. The Road To Legalization
In November 2009, in what was hailed as a victory for medical marijuana rights activists, the American Medical Association (AMA) reversed its position relative to the use of marijuana and now supports declassifying marijuana as a dangerous drug - a huge step towards the legalization of medical marijuana.
In states in which medical marijuana is legal, many physicians have begun to recommend medical marijuana use to treat the following types of illnesses: chronic pain, arthritis, AIDS, anorexia, migraines, glaucoma, seizures, nausea and cancer. Nationally, there are at least thirteen states that provide for the safe sale and access of medical marijuana to qualified patients.
Finally, while many experts believe that marijuana is on the path to full legalization, we recommend that you also get informed on the risks associated with prolonged and chronic marijuana use. Like with any other drug, there are always side effects and the possibility of abuse. The possible side effects of heavy and prolonged use can include respiratory disease, as is the case with any heavy intake of smoke into the lungs. Other side effects may include loss of short-term memory, disorientation, and drowsiness.
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