In our previous blog post, we talked a little bit about how medical cannabis is grown in Illinois. The growing process for medical marijuana is strictly regimented, monitored, and regulated to meet the state’s standards. In this post, we will go over the other specifications for farming medical marijuana and some of the additional regulations around doing so.
Please note that the only people who are legally able to grow medical marijuana in Illinois are licensed growers. Individuals that are not permitted to produce medical cannabis in the state cannot grow it on their own.
One of the first steps in facilitating proper medical cannabis growth is choosing the correct soil and method of growing. Many facilities prefer to hydroponically grow their medical marijuana, while others opt for more traditional techniques, such as planting in coco fiber or standard, fertilized dirt instead. Each type of soil has its benefits, but it really all comes down to how much maintenance you are willing to do to produce high-quality medical cannabis.
After choosing soil, many licensed growers decide on their lighting next. One of the key factors in seeing success with growing medical marijuana is deciding on the right type of light your plants need to flourish. Whether you are choosing fluorescent lighting or going the LED route, figuring out what your plants will need will take time, patience, and effort.
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