Article by CBC News
Now that you can grow your own cannabis plants at home, a different kind of business has sprouted — including professionals who teach you how to grow your own.
David Weaver is a technical sales representative at Sun Parlour Cannabis Grower Supply who has been growing medical cannabis for about five years.
“I got my designated grower licence to grow cannabis for patients,” said Weaver. Weaver worked for the United Way before he went to school to take horticulture in Guelph — specifically to learn about growing cannabis.
According to Weaver, successfully growing cannabis depends on a variety of elements, including light, soil and water conditions.
“For outside, either you’re going to be amending your existing soil or what we recommend is just get yourself a 10 to 20 gallon pot and create a soil-less mix,” said Weaver. Because cannabis does grow in the wild, it’s not necessarily difficult to grow, but making sure the end product is consumable takes some work.
Currently, you can purchase seeds through any licensed store in Ontario, like the Ontario Cannabis Store online. Weaver said the government is currently taking steps to increase the variety of seeds available.
Weaver said in a growing season outdoors, you can expect plants to grow taller than the average person. Indoors, plants start to flower around 6 inches tall.