There could be many reasons why you would want to start up your own personal cannabis grow operations. Maybe you have studied extensively on the subject and want to apply your knowledge. Perhaps, you know nothing about growing cannabis and would like to get some first-hand experience as you study.
No matter the reason, here are a few things to consider before you begin. In the following article, we will include some important pointers to keep in mind if you have considered beginning your own cannabis grow op.
Get To Know Your State’s Regulations
The first thing you will need to research is the laws governing cannabis grow operations in your state. Obviously, the rules that apply to a grower in Oregon will not be the same as those applied to a similar grow operation in California. The rules here can be very specific as well. For example, in the state of Nevada, individuals can’t grow their own therapeutic crops if they live within 25-miles of a state-approved dispensary. In New York, cannabis crops can’t be cultivated under any circumstances.
In North Dakota, crops can’t be grown within 1,000 feet of a school.
What Kind Of Grower Do You Want To Be?
A good amount of the population grows their herbs hydroponically. But there are truly many options on how this can be done and you should explore the options that are best for you. This will take some time to examine the most long-term option for you as it will take some trial and error to reach peak production and quality regularly.
You will also want to know which strains grow most favorably in the conditions you have available. Certain strains are more productive than others and some are more resilient. Be sure to find the strain that best matches your skill levels, the type of consumption experience you are trying to create and the environment available.
Map Out Your Growing Space
One of the most important factors that will determine the size of your cannabis grow operations is the space available to you. Cannabis doesn’t need much room to grow, but there is much that can be done to improve the growing environment. Some of the things you will need to consider at this point include:
If you plan to grow hydroponically, how will you set up the water supply?
- Positioning grow lights so every plant has access to light
- Setting up ventilation
- Insulating the room if necessary
- Running wires to ensure that electrical hookups are available
- Establishing a CO2 supply