Cannabis Strains

Growing cannabis at home ensures you high-potency buds for managing your condition effectively. With a medical marijuana growers license, you can legally grow up to 99 plants.

Not all cannabis strains are equal. So, it’s necessary to learn about different strains, their cultivation process, flowering time, cost, and various other parameters. Some require more nutrients while others need less. In this post, we are going to discuss top beginner strains you can easily grow at home.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is one of the most popular strains in the US. It’s a perfect strain for beginners to grow. It delivers blissful high and physical relaxation. The strain provides ultimate relief from pain, aches, and anxiety.

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It’s highly resistant to root rot and powdery mildew—major issues that can destroy the plants. Blue Dream grows tall and is easy to cultivate in both indoor and outdoor environments. When growing indoors, you can produce about 21 ounces per square meter. The strain has a flowering period of 9-10 weeks. You should ensure that the strain gets proper nutrients to grow properly. Some advanced growers prefer adding mycorrhizae to the seeds, which attach to the roots and mines.

Gorilla Glue #4

Also known as GG4, Gorilla Glue #4 is a 50/50 hybrid strain with high-THC content. So, it delivers powerful euphoric effects. The strain has won many Cannabis Cup awards. It has a bushy pattern, this means, you can easily grow in a small room.

Unlike most strains, Gorilla Glue #4 doesn’t require more nutrients. You can grow it indoors and outdoors. When growing outdoors, it requires a warm climate. Yield is 18 ounces per square meter and flowering time is 8-9 weeks. It provides high resin production, thus making it a perfect strain for individuals looking to experience the effects of concentrates.


It’s a Sativa strain with THC content between 22 and 25 percent. This strain boosts energy and creativity levels, thus making users more productive. Its parents are Vortex and Cinderella 99.

Cinex doesn’t require a large space for cultivation and is suitable for the SCROG technique. It has mold and mildew-resistant genetics. If grown indoors, this strain starts flowering in 7-9 weeks. You can produce approximately 19 ounces per square meter. For outdoor cultivation, the average yield is 16 ounces.

It’s a weather-resistant strain that regularly grows in the PNW (Pacific Northwest) region. It’s important to give high doses of nitrogen when the plants are in the vegetative stage to ensure their strong, healthy growth.

Northern Lights

Another award-winning strain that is easy to grow at home. It’s a light strain, which can easily get off problems while growing. As compared to most strains, it’s relatively quick to harvest. Prefer warm, sunny climates (70-85 degrees F) for growing this strain. 

When grown indoors, it can grow as high as 1.2 m while 2 m for outdoor cultivation. Its flowering time is 8-9 weeks. You can produce about 50-60 g per plant of Northern Lights. However, if you grow in full sunlight and give enough food, the strain will grow into a tree. 

Green Crack

This strain is perfect for both daytime and nighttime use. It delivers a balanced high, which can last for about 3 hours. It’s effective for fighting stress, depression, and fatigue.

Green Crack is a member of the Skunk family with a flowering time of around 8 weeks. Climate requirements are—mild to warm with the temperature between 70 and 90 degrees F. When in the flowering stage, feed the plants with lots of phosphorus so that the buds get enough food.

Key Takeaways

If you haven’t tried your hand at growing cannabis plants before, prefer easy-to-grow strains. Some of these are Green Crack, Northern Lights, Cinex, and Blue Dream. When growing, take good care of the nutrients, water, lights, temperature, and other factors to produce bigger, high-potency buds.

With an MMJ rec letter, you can legally grow cannabis at home. Now, you can increase your grow limit to up to 99 plants by getting a medical marijuana growers license. You can apply for the license online in three simple steps-

  • Complete a simple form online
  • See a doctor through a HIPAA-compliant platform
  • Receive grower’s license in PDF format