Cannabis Questions and Beginner Guides

General Cannabis Questions:


New to growing? New to cannabis? 
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Beginner growers are sometimes overwhelmed with the sheer volume of cannabis information available to them. Growing cannabis can be extremely easy under the right conditions, but there are so many factors involved which make the process seem complicated and difficult. 

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Here are some general cannabis questions we have been asked in the past. Some of these might be obvious to some growers, but for anyone completely new to cannabis, you might learn something new!

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Read on for guides to our nutrients, additives, growing mediums, and more! 

 

 

Flower vs. Oil

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Cannabis can be consumed in many forms. Some of the more popular forms are smoking the flower, or vaping the oil. 
Cannabis oil is often much more potent than flower

Oils have more flexibility than flower. With oil, you have many different ways to consume. Oil also can have different concentration levels, while normally higher than flower, it can also contain low THC and high CBD, or vice versa. Additionally, oil can be easily made into edibles or capsules, allowing for easy ingestion for medical users. 


When smoking flower, the consumer has to remember they are smoking all the plant materials with it. This sometimes can include pesticides and other chemicals leftover from growing. Ever notice the black gunk left on the glass of your bong after smoking? This is tar and plant matter. When dabbing an oil, on the other hand, your rig generally stays cleaner for much longer as most of the chemicals and plant matter have been stripped out in production. For the health conscious consumer, oils and edibles may be a safer alternative to smoking flower. 

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Sativa vs. Indica

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Sativa and Indica are the two major strains of cannabis. Both have their own effects and medicinal qualities. Indica is generally associated with a sleepy body high, while Sativa is known for giving a bit more energy. 
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Indica is known to help with nausea and pain while increasing appetite. It causes your mind, body, and muscles to relax. It is usually recommended for use at night time as it can make you drowsy. When used medicinally, Indica normally contains more CBD and less THC compared to Sativa.
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Sativa, on the other hand, is recommended for daytime use. It has been used to treat anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Some users found it increased their focus and made them happier. Although used to treat anxiety disorders, some consumers found it worsened their anxiety and caused paranoia. Experimentation with different strains and concentrations would be the best way for a consumer self medicating with Sativa to find what works for them. 
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What are hybrids?

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A hybrid is a cannabis plant that has been genetically crossed using both Sativa and Indica plants. 



How to tell the difference between sativa and indica?

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Because of the difference in highs, sativa and indica are usually easy to tell apart once ingested. But being able to visually tell the difference between an indica plant and a sativa plant is a different story. 
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 Sativa Plants grow quite tall and have slim leaves. Sativa buds are usually tall and thin.
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 Indica Plants are shorter and resemble more of a bush. Their leaves will be larger and they will have a shorter flowering period. Indica buds will be dense and heavy.

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Hybrid plants are becoming more and more popular which makes identifying the strain a bit harder! 

 

 





 

Trichomes: What are they?

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Trichomes are what appears on the bud and make it look “frosty”. Trichomes appear as almost crystal like formations on your plant, but they’re essentially hair or appendages of the plant. They’re full of terpenes and cannabinoids! They make your buds smell and taste great. 
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Trichomes act as a defense mechanism for cannabis plants. They protect them from pests and UV rays.

 

 

 

Growing guides & more!


If you are new to growing, understanding what nutrients are essential to plant growth should be your first step. In order to properly feed your plant, you have to know what it needs!

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Click HERE to read about what nutrients your cannabis plant will need. 

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If you are new to growing cannabis, check out our Easy Grow Guide.

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Click HERE to read. 

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For beginners, we recommend starting out with our Easy Grow and Easy Bloom. This 1 part pH stable powdered nutrient will make growing a breeze. Simply mix and feed your plants! 
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Autoflowers are generally the preferred strain of cannabis for beginner growers. They don’t require a specific light cycle to grow which makes them ideal for newbies.
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Click HERE to read all about autoflowers. 
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Choosing a growing medium can be daunting for new growers. Some new growers might not even know there are growing mediums besides soil and water. 
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Click HERE for a guide to growing mediums
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Once you decide on your growing medium, you can decide which nutrient system will work best for you. Future Harvest offers 2 nutrient programs, a 3 part and a 1 part. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Click HERE for a guide to our nutrients. 
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Future Harvest offers a full line of additives you can introduce into your feed schedule to have better control over your grow. While they are not necessary for growth, you can maintain bigger yields and better buds by introducing certain additives. 
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Click HERE for a guide to our additives. 

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