Growing Cannabis At Home: How COVID-19 Has Fuelled a Boom Around The World

Article by Gary Potter, The Conversation

Life Culture Communities Growing cannabis at home: how COVID-19 has fuelled a boom around the world This trend has been gaining momentum during the pandemic. So is this permanent or will the old supply chains reassert themselves when countries return to some kind of normality? Author of the article:Gary Potter • The Conversation Besides the pandemic, most home growers across the world pointed to other motivations that were in line with our 2012 findings: wanting a product that is healthier and cheaper, while avoiding contact with criminals. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES

Back in the days when skunk was mainly associated with Pepé Le Pew and hydroponics was a way of improving cucumbers, most of the UK’s cannabis supply was imported from places such as Morocco and Lebanon. This changed in the past two or three decades in the UK and many other countries as organised criminal gangs set up growing operations closer to home.

Cannabis was still cultivated and distributed out of the more exotic locations on a large scale, particularly when it came to resin, but a fair amount of production had now moved closer to the demand in a process economists call import substitution.

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