Now that the eventual legalization of medical marijuana appears to be almost certain in the United States, everyone from the casual grower to big corporations are making plans to cash in. Although this might actually be what it takes to push this legislation through on the federal level, it could also mean that the patients who need this all-natural medicine the most will be the ones who can least afford it. After all, the US government never seems to have a problem taking a great idea and bastardizing it until it bears little resemblance to the original concept.
If you think that could never happen to medical marijuana, here are some statistics compiled by Change Strategy LLC that the big drug companies are watching closely:
- The current US MMJ Industry is a $1.7 billion market.
- This only covers the seven states that have legal markets.
- Only 730,000 people are authorized MMJ patients as of 2011.
- 24.8 million people in the US have a condition that would qualify them to become MMJ patients.
- The US MMJ market is expected to double within 5 years.
When you consider that the majority of MMJ patients suffer from chronic pain (88% in Colorado) and that narcotic pain medications are dirt cheap when purchased through legitimate channels, it doesn’t take a high IQ to figure out that the pharmaceutical companies would love to corner this market.
Know What You Put in Your Body
The one saving grace of most state MMJ laws is that they allow MMJ patients and/or their caregivers to grow a reasonable amount of cannabis for their own use. Not only does this sensible plan allow patients to keep their expenses low compared to purchasing from dispensaries, it also gives them control over what they’re putting into their bodies right down to what kind of fertilizer is used.
Choosing the Right Cannabis Seed
Believe it or not, all marijuana is not considered medicinal. In the past, breeders have focused on the recreational user and only sprinkled in a few random choices for the medicinal marijuana patient. Now that this market is expanding, so are your choices.
Here are a few top picks for the MMJ patient:
- Feminized Cannabis Seeds: Seeds that generate female plants, that flower automatically (independently from the number of hours of light received each day) and complete the whole cycle in about 2 months, from seedling to mature bud.
- Autoflowering Seeds: Seeds that generate female plants, that flower automatically (independently from the number of hours of light received each day) and complete the whole cycle in about 2 months, from seedling to mature bud.
Obtain Your Seeds from a Trustworthy Source
The people involved in the Ministry of Cannabis project have a long and deep relationship with Cannabis. The company founders have each more than 10 years of experience in this field. Our breeders have cooperated or worked for the most famous seed companies of this industry, and we have production and test rooms in 3 different countries.
Our ambition is to offer you the level of excellence that you deserve. Our project always follows two main lines: one is to keep the availability of the classical cannabis strains (i.e. White Widow) in female form. The other is to make available the new strains that each breeder develops during the years. From our effort, we are proud to introduce to the market new strains like Carnival and Zensation.
Since 2008 we have introduced our line of autoflowering seeds, in regular and feminized form. Since january 2009 we sell only feminized seeds. Beyond expanding our seeds range offer, we offer a customer service with great attention to each customer, private or company, little or big. Making the world greener is a game that we can only win together.
Use Good Fertilizers
While Otherside Farms has it’s own formulas and growing techniques, we are open to trying different formulas and solutions. MysticGro offers a formula that has been developed, tested and scrutinized over the past years to finally bring a nutrient line for cannabis. Any professional grower knows that in order to obtain high quality and massive yields, they need quality nutrients for the plant. MysticGro doesn’t just offer a one size fits all fertilizer. Depending on the environment, soil, conditions, etc. the plants could be missing key nutrients needed for optimal growth. There are 9 different formulas each designed to improve specific areas and 3 soil amendments to fit any grower’s needs.
Contact the them about a free sample of their Pro series, the gold standard for cannabis cultivation. The three part formula designed to ensure the plant gets the optimal amount of nutrients throughout its entire life cycle producing an amazing and impressive end result.
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