Why Knowing The Difference Between Outdoor And Indoor Cannabis Matters

As someone who has cultivated indoor cannabis and harvested outdoor cannabis, I think knowing the difference between the two is critical.

”Cannabis is just cannabis,” well not exactly.

The natural method allows for the plant to grow and thrive without the harsh chemicals many indoor growers use.

Because you are manipulating the growth of a plant that has been outdoors for literally thousands of years, most indoor growers (dispensaries included) don’t have the patience, wherewithal, or knowledge of how to grow the plant without chemically-based nutrients, pesticides, and so on.

If you know an individual who grows cannabis sustainably, even if it costs more, please continue to support them.

The Difference Between Indoor- and Outdoor-Grown Weed (and Why It Matters)

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Indoor Growing Is About Control

First, it’s important to point out that cannabis can’t be grown outdoors just anywhere. In a weed-heavy state like California, the moist north, with its forests and gullies, is quite hospitable to an outdoor cannabis growing season, while its arid south is a hub of indoor cultivation.

Robert Masterson, a cultivator at A Golden State, told us that standardized methodology is their motivation for growing indoors. “Cannabis grown indoors can be given the perfect amount of light per square foot and unique spectrums of different lighting sources to maximize terpenes and potency,” he said. “Not all indoor cultivators can completely control their environment, but when done correctly they can achieve the highest genetic potential of specific cultivars.“

This means that by using data and technology, cultivators can fine-tune every element of the process for each strain in pursuit of the holy trinity: higher yields, higher potency, and bespoke sensory qualities. For some consumers, this is precisely the type of cannabis experience they are seeking.

While myths about “today’s” THC contents being higher than ever have been circulating since the mid-2010’s, that push has been consumer-driven, not tech-driven. In 2015 The Atlantic reported the “shift toward high potency has arguably more to do with contemporary market forces than with a younger generation of marijuana enthusiasts.”

Flavor and strong THC content are not only driven by indoor cultivation but they are ensured by more consistent growing conditions. As Masterson told us, however, “not all indoor cannabis is grown equally. Make sure you choose a brand that truly understands what they are doing. It costs more to produce cannabis in a controlled environment. Prices at a retail store generally reflect that.”

Outdoor Can Be Quality Too

The corporatization of cannabis costs the ecosystem a lot, regardless of the cultivation method. While growers like A Golden State and Wonderbrett put effort into sourcing sustainable utilities and lowering their impact, while many indoor growers just use as much plastic, electricity, water, fertilizer and resources as they think they need to get the highest yields and THC possible.

That’s why Raeven Duckett Robinson, Co-founder of Community Gardens in Oakland, California is on #teamoutdoor. “It’s like [the] Twizzler versus Red Vine debate. I support outdoor because it’s more affordable—and weed should be grown outdoors anyways; indoor gets over-hyped and it’s bad for the environment.”

She told us, “based on the regulations and the way we need to package, keep records and receipts for a legal cannabis operation, there’s a lot of waste created, especially in terms of packaging. The amount of energy indoor wastes unnecessarily adds to the environmental footprint of the entire industry. The amount of energy it takes to grow the plant [indoors] is significant, and I believe it’s inefficient and unnecessary because they can grow outside with light from the sun.”

Sam Ludwig is in alignment with Robinson’s thinking—that nature makes the best weed. “Indoor products will always look sexier with a denser structure and more visible trichomes on the exterior but indoor typically provides a shallow high and reduced medicinal properties,” he said. “The plant has been growing in nature under the sun, moon and stars for millennia, not indoors in a windowless room [lit by] LEDs.”

Along with Aster Farms CEO Julia Jacobson, Ludwig’s wife and resident dirt scholar, they designed an outdoor operation a little differently: “At Aster we grow in-ground in live soil filled with bugs, fungi, and bacteria breaking down organic matter to feed the plants. We feed the soil because the soil feeds the plants. It’s just a different approach from top to bottom, and we believe it produces a superior product with superior effects.”

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Article Compilation By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast who is originally from Oakland, California. She has 7.5 years of experience in the financial industry, and 6 years of being a cannabis hydroponics grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.


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How Hemp And Cannabis Differ: Extraordinary Industry Facts

Cannabis has made it’s way around the globe during the course of documented history and it’s usefulness and ease of cultivation have continued unchanged. 

Hemp is another profitable sector of the plant making the combined industry worth over $20.5 billion USD.

Many words are thrown around to describe cannabis, two of the most common being ‘hemp’ and ‘cannabis’. While many people may be aware that these particular terms are not interchangeable, many may not understand the actual difference between hemp and cannabis.

Hemp is a tall-growing plant, typically bred for industrial uses such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothing, construction, and much more. Cannabis is a horticultural crop particularly grown for its THC content, while hemp is an agricultural crop grown for seed and fiber.

We have provided some facts on both hemp and cannabis to show their differences.

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Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is originally from Oakland, California where she was employed in banking for 7.5 years and a cannabis grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings for 6 years. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the Earthy Realist team members.


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Buy Cannabis Seeds With Bitcoin

Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds is your best choice to buy high quality marijuana and cannabis seeds. The seedbank has experience with the finest seeds available on the market. Specializing in the best Feminized, Autoflowering and Medical Marijuana seeds available in Amsterdam. Some strains at Amsterdam Seed Supply have won many international prizes including more than 40 Cannabis Cups.

Coming across quality seeds can be a hassle, as many growers know. Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds takes the pain out of the strain. Their website is a grower’s heaven, providing global regional growing information, as well as books to ensure your crop is healthy and successful.

Here at Earthy Realist we love cannabis and cryptocurrency, Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds makes life easier with the option to purchase their products with bitcoin.

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With the emergence of different payment options, the Blockchain Technology adoption has saved many a pothead and cannabis farmers from loads of overwhelms. For instance, the hassle that comes with having to look for cash alternatives, and any types of inconveniences, while ensuring that they save when they buy cannabis seeds with Bitcoins from the Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds brand.

Among the few reasons that we at the AMS let the usage of Bitcoins to transact in our business include the ability to use the Internet to do every other financial doing, discrepancy, saving on our time and the customer’s, and there is no involvement of any intermediary in carrying out any ordeal.

How To Buy Cannabis Seeds With Bitcoin

The process is quite straightforward. You will first need to create your Bitcoin wallet, which will eventually enable you to keep going in such a way that you will have initiated the process of getting your cannabis seeds Bitcoin.

Secondly, you need to fund that very wallet using your preferred currency. This process is hassle-free, and depending on the company that you will deem fit to buy seeds with Bitcoin, it’ll take a couple of minutes to get going. When you get some Bitcoin currency in your wallet, thumbs up! You can start transacting right away.

Automatically Get A 10% Discount When You Use Bitcoin

Next, choose Bitcoins as your preferred payment method. To do so while on the checkout page, check on the middlemost part where we have written “Crypto’s.” As you review your order on the right part, you will land your eyes on the “review your order” prompt. Also, you will automatically get a 10% price discount that gets automatically applied during checkout.

There are loads of Bitcoin vendors, but you will need to conduct your diligence to ensure that you end up transacting with the best, reputable, and dependable company. Nonetheless, if you go the Bitcoins way, you will be in the surest path to online safety, discrepancy, and saving your time.

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Tabitha is a cannabis advocate who lives in California and spends her time traveling the world throughout the year.


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