Beginner’s Guide to Growing Cannabis Indoors

Growing Cannabis Indoors

If you live in a state where cannabis has been legalized, you might want to start growing your own. It’s cheaper to do so, and you know exactly what you’re getting in your marijuana. But where exactly do you start? 

In this guide, we will show you how to start growing cannabis indoors.

Basics of Growing Cannabis Indoors

Cannabis is also called weed, and for good reason. It grows naturally in the wild nearly everywhere. And its needs to grow are very simple. 

Cannabis needs light, fresh air with a slight breeze and proper temperatures. Normally, the temperature should be about room temperature or warmer. Cannabis can’t withstand cold temperatures.

Cannabis also needs proper nutrients and water. It’s a good idea to use water that has a balance of 5.5-6.5 on the pH scales. 


Cannabis needs more light than most house plants. Without the right amount of light, the plant will not produce any buds during the flowering stage. Setting it in a sunny window won’t cut it. 

Indoor growers will almost always need some kind of grow light. But don’t worry; if you’re only growing a couple of plants, it won’t make your electric bill outrageous. You can even find a grow light with a timer to better mimic the sun. 

Growing Stages

A plant will continue to grow in a vegetative state as long as it “thinks” it’s still spring. The vegetative stage just means that only the stems and leaves are growing. Indoor growers will need to use the grow lights to “tell” the plant when to start flowering.

During the flowering stage, you will begin to be able to tell if your plants are male or female. Female plants are the only ones that produce buds; males will produce pollen sacks. 

After the flowering stage has been completed, you can then harvest your crop. But even after harvest, you’re not ready to smoke quite yet. You still have to dry and cure your harvest. 


Curing the harvest is just drying out your buds slowly in a controlled environment. Then, the cannabis is put into a glass jar to let the natural plant process occur.

This process is what gives your crop the same quality as you’d find in a Dispensary.  

Other Things to Consider

While growing cannabis indoors, you might also want to set up some kind of ventilation system, as the smell of these plants can get pretty strong.

And if you live in a rented house, you may want to check with your landlord or property manager. Even if you live where cannabis is legal, they may not approve of it being grown on their property. Or they may prefer you to grow outdoors rather than inside. 

Make Sure It’s Legal 

Now you know the basics of growing cannabis indoors. Make sure you check your local laws before growing. You don’t want to get everything set up and find out it’s not legal. 

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