Benefits Of Organic Cannabis
This day, going “organic” is no longer just a buzzword. The benefits of consuming organic produce is real, and the main benefit of doing so is to avoid consuming pesticides, genetically modified organisms, and other toxins that conventional farmers use just to increase their yield to sell more and earn more while consumers’ health pays the price.
The same thing goes for cannabis. Maybe you’ve been smoking regular (non-organic) marijuana for many years now and can still benefit from its numerous medicinal properties, ,so why switch to organic now? It isn’t evident yet at the moment, but your favorite non-organic strain can contain so many toxins and chemicals, which have been added by farmers.
One of the most widely used chemicals in marijuana farming is Piperonyl butoxide (PBO), which is mixed with pesticides to make them more potent. Bifenthrin is another chemical; a synthetic pyrethroid which is used in marijuana cultivation to manage spider mites. When bifenthrin is applied in grow rooms, the plants aren’t always necessarily present although it’s been shown to contaminate tools and the workplace in general, which means that the side effects of this chemical can still be passed on to the end user: you.
The other main benefits of choosing organic marijuana are as follows:
These requirements can sometimes be complicated, oftentimes including analyzing the microbes in the soil as opposed to leaving it all to a hydroponic system that automates everything for you. These days, the conventional growing systems used are pretty simple and include 6 macronutrients for cannabis to thrive on: phosphorus, nitrogen, sulphur, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. On top of this, marijuana also needs 6 more micronutrients: copper, boron, manganese, zinc, iron, and molybdenum.
While these nutrients are typically present in marijuana nutrient mixes already, organic growing systems contain other vital, valuable elements that give added benefits to the plant, and of course the user. Commercial feeds don’t usually contain cobalt, sodium, and nickel although they have all been proven to be beneficial for optimum cannabis growth. Any organic cannabis grower will tell you that when the plant is grown organically, its potency is superior even if you compare it to hundreds of other strains.
“Super-soil” products are also available: these are organic growing mediums that have been carefully developed to contain exactly all the vitamins, minerals, and elements that a marijuana plant needs to grow optimally without relying on fertilizer. Super soil mixes can be purchased ready-made, and can also be made at home.
Growing organic marijuana outdoors is the best option, but it may not be feasible for everyone. However there are still many things you can do to reduce the environmental impact if you choose to grow organically, but indoors.
Have you felt the difference in smoking organic marijuana? What’s it like?
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