There are many CBD products hitting the market, but you don’t need to rely on the market. Growing your own hemp and making your own CBD are both easier than you may think. Cannabis plants are called “weed” for a reason, after all. Hemp and marijuana can both thrive in diverse conditions. And while growing plants that will yield a good amount of CBD is a bit trickier, you can still achieve that goal in your apartment.
Since it can be done, the question becomes: should you? Well, here are five reasons why growing your own CBD hemp may be worth the investment.
1 – Keep it organic
Huge corporations around the world are now seeking to own a share of hemp growing businesses big and small. And with corporate interest, comes corporate practices. There’s ever more pressure on farmers to deliver bigger profits with fewer costs, which can lead to corner-cutting and the overuse of pesticides.
Most hemp grown for CBD production in the US labels itself as an organic food item. This means there are limitations on how much pesticide can be used on said hemp. But it’s hard to make sure that the CBD oil in your local store was produced using organic hemp, and it’s even harder to make sure that the hemp in question was indeed free of contamination.
Growing your own hemp eliminates all slivers of doubt. The only thing going into your plant is what you give it.
2 – Save money
High-quality CBD products can be really expensive. And cheap products are often hard to trust, as they may be contaminated or contain no CBD at all. There are many CBD scammers out there, after all.
Hemp seeds, on the other hand, are cheap. And while the equipment needed to grow hemp indoors may be expensive, that’s a one-time investment that will allow you to grow hemp for years to come. In the end, the math adds up to growing your own hemp being cheaper than buying CBD products from stores.
3 – Profit
If you have the room to grow several plants, you can likely produce enough hemp to start turning a profit. You’ll need to check whether that’s allowed in your state. If it is, people will pay a premium for CBD-rich hemp that was grown by someone they know and trust.
4 – Getting CBD is easy
You may be wondering what happens once you have a fully grown hemp plant in your living room. Certainly, turning hemp into CBD isn’t as easy as sticking the needle into the plant, is it?
You’re right. It is not that easy, but it is not that hard, either. There are many ways to get CBD infusions using hemp and homemade tools. You’ll want to harvest and decarboxylate your hemp, which can be done by placing it in an oven for a couple of hours. That will turn the CBDa precursor into CBD proper.
Once you have decarboxylated hemp in hands, it’s all a matter of deciding how to use it. You can ground up the hemp and use it for cooking, roll it up and smoke it like a cigarette, or heat it up in olive oil to infuse the oil with CBD. Choose whichever is more convenient.
If the idea of cooking with your own hemp interested you, Cibdol’s CBD cooking guide is worth a read.