7 reasons why you should grow your own weed

7 reasons why you should grow your own weed
Adam Parsons

Want to grow your own cannabis? Whether you use it medicinally or recreationally, here are 7 reasons to start growing your own weed today.

Most cannabis users have toyed with the idea of growing their own weed, just like many alcohol drinkers have thought about opening their own bar. Well, if you still need convincing, here are 7 reasons why you should start growing your own weed today.


Unless you live in one of the few places where cannabis has been legalized, you probably don’t have the freedom to explore different strains and products like edibles, tinctures, or concentrates. But by growing your own weed, you do.

Cannabis seeds are available online from a wide variety of seed banks and reputable dealers and can be shipped easily, discreetly, and legally to a variety of places around the world. This means you can access a whole variety of strains which, unless you live somewhere in like California or Colorado, you’ve probably never laid eyes on.

From there, you can experiment further and use your plants to make some of the exciting products we mentioned earlier, such as concentrates.


You know what you’re smoking

This is another major reason for growing your own pot: you know exactly what you’re getting.

Both recreational and medicinal cannabis users place a lot of importance on the quality of the products they’re using. And so they should; just like with food and drink, it’s important to use cannabis that has been grown and processed correctly.

Unfortunately, majority of cannabis users still have restricted access to cannabis (or worse, none so ever). And even those that are lucky enough to live in an area where cannabis is legal still have a lot questions about where their weed is coming from.

By growing your own cannabis, you can say goodbye to the worries of how your weed was grown, what fertilizers it was given, whether it was flushed/cured correctly, etc. There is plenty of reliable information available through sites like ours that can teach cannabis users exactly how to grow and process weed correctly in the comfort of their own home.


A single cannabis plant can yield anywhere up to 1-2 kilos of weed when grown outdoors in optimal conditions. Even by just growing 1 or 2 plants, you’re able to produce a lot of high-quality cannabis at home that you can use as you see fit.

Whether you simply enjoy a recreational smoke or want to produce your own medical tincture, growing your own plants allows you to always ensure you have enough weed on hand without forking out a whole lot of cash.

If you’re worried about being restricted by the seasons, you may want to consider building out a small indoor grow operation. This will allow you to grow high quality weed all year round, regardless of what time of the year it is.


The cannabis industry is going crazy with innovation. Thanks to new technology and legislation that legalizes cannabis in certain parts of the world, cannabis entrepreneurs and researchers are finding new ways to make a whole variety of marijuana products that open up a whole new world of possibilities for users.

By growing your own weed, you can become part of this new weed revolution. By having plants, you’ll have access to a lot more buds than you would normally, as well parts of the plant which you usually can’t get your hands on (like trim).

Unfortunately, due to prohibition many people have lost sight of the many uses of the cannabis plant and its stems, leaves, and seeds. By growing your own weed, you’ll be able to experiment with these parts of the plant and create a whole bunch of exciting new products.

Wondering what it's like to smoke hash? Want to try your hand at making tinctures or edibles? The sky’s literally the limit when you grow your own cannabis plants.


You learn about the plant

The prohibition of cannabis has crippled our relationship with the marijuana plant, and many people (regardless of whether they use cannabis or not) have no idea how fascinating of a plant it really is.

By growing your own weed, you’re able to rebuild this relationship. Just like tending to a herb garden helps spike your interest in the individual herb plants, growing cannabis does the same. Soon you’ll find yourself reading detailed studies and articles about the plant, the way it grows and develops, and how you can manipulate it.

We believe this is a really important step in helping reconnect cannabis users with nature and helping them understand what actually goes into producing the weed they know and love.


One of the most obvious reasons why people opt to grow their own weed is because they’ll save cash. And it’s true; by growing your own bud, you’ll be surprised at just how much you’ll save.

Whether you use cannabis medicinally or recreationally, growing a few plants will provide you with a steady flow of weed so you won’t need to buy it ever again.

Sure, some growers end up spending some extra money on materials and equipment, but as long as they’re in it for the long run that initial investment will soon pay off. Alternatively, if you want to really drive down your costs, all you really need are some decent seeds and a good amount of rich soil.


Smoking weed is not addictive, but growing weed certainly is! Last but not least, one of the main reasons you should grow cannabis is because it is fun. Many people find that, as soon as they’ve grown 1 or 2 plants, they can’t wait to get started on more.

Many people also claim that gardening helps them relax and manage stress and, let's face it, we could all do with a little less stress in our lives, right?

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons

As a professional cannabis journalist, author, and copywriter, Adam has been writing about all things psychoactive, CBD, and everything in between for a long time. In an ever-changing market, Adam uses his BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism degree to keep in stride with contemporary research and contributing worthwhile information to all of his projects.