Great news on the cannabis in Canada front.
The great news is for all those home growers with a green thumb. Cannabis is going to be legalized for recreational use this October 2018, and you will then be allowed to grow your own legal cannabis at home.
The federal government’s proposed cannabis regulations allow Canadians to grow up to four marijuana plants at home. Medical marijuana users are already allowed to grow at home after a federal court ruled in 2016 that the government cannot ban patients from growing their own cannabis.
Each province will have the authority to impose some rules and restrictions on growing your own recreational legal cannabis at home, but they can’t trump the federal government and ban home-gros all together in their province. The rules and restrictions are not clear yet from province to province, so make sure to stay up-to-date with the current regulations. You can stay up-to-date with the federal regulations at the government of Canada’s page – Introduction to the Cannabis Act: Q&A, and provincially at CTV’s page – A look at each province’s rules for marijuana legalization.
So how do you grow your own legal cannabis at home?
Growing your own legal cannabis at home can be a relatively easy thing to accomplish if you want it to be, or you can get high-tech and set up a mini grow room and grow indoors. You can set up an elaborate hydroponic system with automatic watering and lighting or simply grow indoors using pots with natural or artificial light. You can also grow your cannabis outdoors at home in your garden or any fitting location on your property, it’s inexpensive, with no special equipment needed. It all depends on how much effort you want to put into it and the quality of bud you prefer. Whatever option you go for, growing your own cannabis certainly is very enjoyable and highly rewarding (pun intended).
Here are the steps on how to grow cannabis outside.
Step 1: Select the right marijuana strain(s) suited for outdoor growing in your region.
Step 2: Find the right location on your property
Step 3: Germinate your seeds or get some clones for outdoor growing
Step 4: Prepare your outdoor space
Step 5: Prepare your soil
Step 6: Planting your cannabis
Step 7: Using Fertilizers
Step 8: Dealing with Pests and Companion Plants
Step 9: Pruning and Training for Shape and Height Control
Step 10: The Flowering Period
Step 11: It’s Harvest Time!
Herb.co covers each step listed above in more detail to help get you on your way to growing your own cannabis outdoors.
Here are the basics on how to grow cannabis at home indoors using artificial light and soil buckets.
If you decided to go a little high-tech and use artificial light, then High Times Magazine has a great article for you – The tools and information you need to grow your own cannabis indoors at home. The internet is loaded with great resources on how to grow cannabis for personal use, when researching be sure to follow the websites and brands you trust.
Finding Hydroponic Supplies and Cannabis Growing Equipment near me.
After cannabis in Canada becomes legal, the demand for Hydroponic Supplies and Cannabis Growing Equipment will rise significantly. Canadians will be taking up the hobby and rely on local hydroponic stores for not only their supplies and equipment but for their cannabis growing knowledge and expertise. This will be key for the store owners and their staff, so they can better serve their new and eager marijuana-loving customers.
Budhub Canada has business listings to help you find hydroponic supplies and growing equipment in Canada. Get everything you need to help get your growing operation into gear, from:
- Garden tools
- Growing tents and chambers
- Insect and pest control
- Odor control
- Heat control
- Pots and buckets
- Soils and grow mediums
- Water pumps and air pumps
- Timers & relays
- Meters & Electrical equipment
- And more
We have listings for brick and motor hydroponic stores near you, and for online hydroponic shops who can have your cannabis growing supplies delivered right to your door anywhere in Canada.