Cannabis also called pot or marijuana is a plant that is induced for its medical benefits and pleasure too. Many countries around the world have banned the use of marijuana because if the plant is abused it can cause a lot of harm to the individual. Despite all the disadvantages, recent studies have shown that the cannabis plant if used properly has a lot of advantages medically to the human body.
There has been growing concern about growing the plant since some governments that are in the testing phase have advocated for the growth of the plant be strictly licensed. To ensure that profits are realized in huge margin, farmers of the cannabis plant need to treat the venture like any other business by having a plan. Items such as the type of competition, legal considerations, market concept, goals and the area of operation are some of what is incorporated in the plan.
In case of trends in the cannabis growing business, the farmer should be able to know them and be flexible enough to adjust and thus ensure they remain relevant in the industry. Trends in the business involve among many the use of hydroponics which is the use of water to grow the plant instead of soil. To ensure maximum yields, the farmers are now choosing indoor growth of the cannabis plant over the outdoor to ensure protection of it from environmental conditions and give necessary resources.
There are some tips that beginner farmers should know as they seek to venture into the market to ensure they get a smooth transition. Firstly, they should be able to choose the best species and strains for the production. The yardsticks for choosing the best variety is the bud type produced and it should be done in relation to the location of the farm and what variety does best under this setting.
The farming method being applied and the size of produce one wishes to get should be the guiding questions for setting up a growth room. Mastering the art of cannabis propagation and genetic production using replication skills is the other factor that should be put into consideration.
Selection of the best grow lights and how to manage water in the farm are some of the factors to consider while putting up the business. Recycling should be instituted so as to ensure there is no wastage of the water and the amounts of fertilizers. A farmer should also take note of the plants while vegging and while at flowering stage by ensuring plants of the same age are placed together. The farmer should also learn how to harvest and package the commodities for the market.