Ganja growers get no holidays

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Courtesy of Lift Magazine

tropical-beach-1454007190zak-1132x670It’s true, cannabis growers get no holidays. Leaving the house — even for a weekend — is not something a true Cannabis grower takes lightly.

I’m reminded of this unspoken rule because the past two weekends I was away from home attending Lift Expo Vancouver and Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup in Saskatoon. Both were excellent events!

Growers rarely leave their home, even to attend cups where they win awards. Want proof? The Montreal grower who won several Lift Cannabis Awards couldn’t leave home to pick up the accolades because, well, the plants needed him.

Only you can look after your Cannabis plants to ensure they’re being taken care of correctly. Those plants rely on you and, unlike traditional houseplants, it’s difficult to ask a friend to stop in to check on your Cannabis plants.

The rule of Cannabis growing basically states if you leave your plants for a few days something is going to go wrong. Everything is growing great, but the weekend you leave, the timer malfunctions, pump stops working, or the fan motor blows. Something mechanical stops working and suddenly your beautiful growroom is ruined.

Don’t expect a friend, even your pot growing Padawan, to water your plants correctly. They can’t read your plants like you do when it comes to watering or not. The Padawan may forget everything you told them about pH and PPM and burn your plants terribly.

Thankfully, a grower who is listening to and talking to their plants doesn’t have much of an itch to leave home anyway. They may become serious stay at home people who’d rather spend time with their plants than with other humans.

An old time grower may have limited people skills because they’ve spent more time with plants than with people. When they do interact with people, it’s their own kind down at the hydroponics store.

However, nothing beats a grow tent at 80F with 40% humidity and the glow of a 1000w bulb on a cold Canadian winter night. Growers don’t need winter vacations to warmer climates because they have one in their basement.

Under Health Canada’s ACMPR, I suggest that a small plant-count cannabis grow would be very rewarding and manageable for disabled people. As a chronic-pained person myself, getting out and about is sometimes a serious challenge, but I’ve never felt imprisoned in my home, because the plants keep me company.

There’s an unspoken, rewarding feeling from growing Cannabis that fills the depressing void from less societal contact. It could be argued that growing a small amount of Cannabis provides disabled people an opportunity to take control of their illness. By growing their symptom relief they’re managing their disability.

However, nothing beats a grow tent at 80F with 40% humidity and the glow of a 1000w bulb on a cold Canadian winter night. Growers don’t need winter vacations to warmer climates because they have one in their basement. Not only is a dialed in grow tent great for Cannabis plants – it’s probably