Growing marijuana at home can seem very intimidating. First of all, there’s the stigma that comes with it; what will company think when they come over and see your new medical marijuana grow? Secondly, maybe you kill every plant that you buy at the nursery and you’re wondering if there’s any way you can actually grow your own marijuana at home successfully. Finally, is it worth all the investment and effort? I mean, can’t you just order it on the Internet and buy it at dispensaries?
If you’ve been debating if growing marijuana at home is right for you, then here are some things to consider in your decision making process:
1/ Countless Common Ailments and Diseases are Eased by Medical Marijuana – Every medicine and herbal supplement comes with benefits and risks, so please discuss medical marijuana use and your current medication regimen with your doctor or pharmacist first. Once you’ve done that, consider marijuana growing to address the many common ailments that it can help. There is no shame in using medical marijuana to address the pain, disease or discomforts that can hinder your quality of life including:
- Glaucoma – Studies have found that marijuana lowers intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with glaucoma. This can possibly slow down the advancement of the disease and prevent blindness.
- Epileptic Seizures – Cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC) can aid in controlling seizures by binding to the brain cells responsible for monitoring excitability and regulating relaxation.
- Cancer – A study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics found that cannabidiol may stop cancer by turning off a gene called Id-1. It also helps cancer patients who are having chemotherapy to manage nausea and stimulate hunger.
- Alzheimer’s Disease – Scripps Research Institute found that THC, the active chemical in marijuana, can slow the formation of amyloid plaques by blocking the enzyme in the brain that produces them. This is what kills brain cells and causes Alzheimer’s.
- Pain Relief – The THC found in marijuana binds to nerve and muscle receptors to relieve pain.
- Hepatitis C – A 2006 report published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology stated that only 29% of non-marijuana smokers studied completed their treatment for Hep C as compared to those using marijuana because of the negative side effects incurred which included fatigue, nausea, muscle aches, loss of appetite, and depression. On the flip side, 86% of patients using marijuana successfully completed their Hep C therapy because these side effects were lessened with use of cannabis.
- Arthritis – Researchers found that marijuana can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote sleep in patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
- And Many More… – Lupus, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a variety of other conditions are positively affected by the use of marijuana.
2/ Growing Marijuana at Home for Quality Control – Medical marijuana has been in the news a lot lately. In California, surprising amounts of mold and pesticides have been found in a large cross sampling gathered from various marijuana dispensaries. Since medical marijuana is still in its infancy in this state, there is minimal regulation. For example, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Nevada have banned certain pesticides for use on marijuana including Myclobutanil (which is also called Eagle 20). The problem is that if you smoke it or heat it, a chemical call hydrogen cyanide is produced and is incredibly toxic.
Secondly, mold is a potentially lethal contaminant that has been found in much of California’s medical marijuana supply. In a 2017 study by UC Davis and Steep Hill Laboratories, they gathered 20 samples of medical marijuana from across the state. Ninety percent of those samples had some pathogen on them including Klebsiella, E.coli, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter which can cause serious infections in healthy people and more serious injuries (including death) in patients whose immune systems are already compromised (such as in cancer patients).
3/ Marijuana Growing at Home – Made Easy – Maybe the only thing you can grow in your garden are weeds and the only green plants in your house are plastic. That’s okay. You don’t need to have a green thumb when it comes to growing marijuana indoors. With a ROOT hydroponic growing system, you just need to put plants into the pods. ROOT takes the guesswork out of gardening with its energy efficient LED grow lights, advanced watering system, and innovative app that alerts you when it’s time to add more organic food or water. Plus, with hydroponics, your crop will require 90% less water when compared to using soil, and much less energy since ROOT uses state-of-the-art commercial grade LED grow lights, your utility bill will only go up less than $10 / month even when your grow lights are on nearly all day at full strength.
With a ROOT smart indoor growing system, you can have a steady supply of medical marijuana when you need it without the high cost of dispensary products and the worry of pesticide or mold contamination. If you are in pain or are suffering from one of the above conditions, contact ROOT. We want to help you start your own indoor marijuana garden today to help you improve the quality of your life.