Ganja, marijuana, devil’s grass, devil’s lettuce, weed, reefer, pot, and on and on down the rabbit hole we spiral into a hazy green oblivion. These all refer to the dried and cured tops of female cannabis plants, which you probably know better as buds. Cannabis plants naturally grow nearly everywhere in the world and in almost any environment - which as you’ll find out makes our job as growers fairly easy.

But first . . . If there is one piece of advice that you take from this guide, it’s that you NEED to know both your local and federal laws before growing. Trust me I hate having to write that for a lot of reasons, but it needs to be done. Growing cannabis, in my opinion, is one of the most fun things you can do in life, but nothing kills that vibe faster than cops breaking down your door.

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This is a big guide, but I wanted to create a actual guide that wouldn't just vaguely tell you what you need and then abandon you when you're actually growing. I can’t tell you how many times I see a guide’s lighting section basically consists of “There are three types of lights: CFL, LED, and HID.” and stops there. That doesn’t tell you which is best for you, or what’s makes a good LED vs. a bad one, or the issues that different light types have.

You’re going to need that information before you can grow, so you might as well have it all available to you in one place so you don’t have to keep searching around online aimlessly for hours. You can use this guide for your first grow, your fifth, and on and on. Unlike those guides, this one takes you from no weed to having your own sweet and deliciously homegrown crystally nugs.