The marijuana is a derivative of cannabis: its origins are mainly Asian and USA. In Europe, the use of this plant dates back only to the nineteenth century, but its properties have been known for a long time.
Here is everything you need to know about marijuana, its history, how to plant it, how to grow it and above all what the legal limitations are and where to find absolutely safe products from a legal point of view.
How to grow marijuana
How to grow marijuana? The plant can be grown legally for ornamental use thanks to law n. 242 of 2016. In order to cultivate the plant, it is necessary that the nurseryman make certified seeds available and issue you with adequate documentation on the origin of these seeds in case of checks.
The purchase invoice must be kept for at least one year, next to the certification, but the advice is to keep it even after, as long as the plant is available. Cultivation can be done both outdoors and indoors.
In addition to being used as a home ornament, the plant can also be grown for pharmaceutical, or cosmetic, or textile, or construction uses. In this case, it is the manufacturing company that must offer all the documentation on the plants in its possession, on their use and on the certification of the derived products that are going to be used or sold.
Anyone who has a hemp derivative, such as a fabric or a drug, at their disposal for health or personal reasons, is not required to prove anything. Only those who take particular marijuana- based drugs will necessarily have to show at the request of the police the medical certification that proves the administration of the drug.
To grow this plant on the balcony or at home, there are special kits on the market, with the simplest varieties to grow (in Europe there are 68).
Lighting favors the development, growth and flowering of plants, which is why high-intensity and high-efficiency lamps are often used.
Depending on the variety chosen, it is necessary to proceed with the preparation of an ad hoc layer of soil: universal soils of good quality are needed and soils that already have fertilizer inside are not necessary.
In fact, it is advisable to insert the fertilizer later, just before flowering. The pots must be rectangular in shape, and possibly in breathable fabric: it is important that they have a hole in the bottom to obtain optimal irrigation.
Plants should not be moved from the pot before three weeks of life. After flowering, however, special fertilizers will be needed and the plant can be decanted.
You need a constant irrigation system and a suitable ventilation system. For safety, there are those who use timers, timers or fans.
The soil will be better for the plant if the outside temperature reaches 12 to 30 degrees. A lower temperature or a higher temperature could damage the cultivar.
The place must be dry and protected and of course away from prying eyes. Few people know that growing the plant itself is not a crime.
The best fertilizer is the slow release one. If you are using an autoflowering variety, you need a light soil, so you will need to use: 3 parts of compost, 3 of peat moss, 2 of wet perlite and one of vermiculite.
Fertilizers also change according to the growth phase of the plant. In the first phase it is important to have a lot of nitrogen and potassium. During flowering, however, nitrogen must be reduced and phosphorus increased, always keeping the potassium at the same level. Thankfully, fertilizers are tailored to the plant’s growth phase, so you can’t go wrong.
The true story of marijuana
In India, Asia Minor, and the Babylonian Assyrian world, in particular, it was thought that the effects of this substance could make one more receptive to listening to the gods and to obtaining advice and auspices from them.
In China the plant was appreciated for its thousand curative aspects. Unfortunately, however, it was not possible to eliminate a large amount of THC, as is the case today in laboratories.
The marijuana was also used by pre-Columbian civilizations. In fact, Europeans discovered this plant at two different times.
The first was when the Greek and Roman civilizations came into contact with the Middle Eastern ones.
Various information on this plant is present in the writings of Herodotus, but also in those of Pliny the Elder.
Furthermore, even the pre-Columbian civilizations themselves used this substance to get in touch with the gods and for recreational purposes.
Furthermore, hemp was also used on the occasion of the funerals of the emperors of these civilizations: seeds dating back to 2500 years ago were found and bandages derived from hemp belonging to the mummies were also found.
In Europe, the consumption of marijuana was born around the nineteenth century alongside that of opium.
There are several literary testimonies that date back to the 1950s: in this period the decline of hemp production came with the economic boom of the 1950s and 1960s, during which synthetic fibers were introduced on the market. and the international campaign against narcotics has intensified.
In recent years, the production of marijuana for medical and industrial use has seen a renaissance thanks to new technologies and innovative applications.
In particular, hundreds of new businesses have started growing cannabis in different regions, following the entry into force of broader requirements in 2016 regarding the cultivation of cannabis plants with THC levels below 0.2% (at equal to light cannabis), with an estimated cultivated area of 400 hectares in 2013 to almost 4000 hectares in 2018.
Marijuana legislation varies from country to country and in the United States it varies from region to region.