Organic vegetables are sometimes twice the price of non organic vegetables. Are the benefits worth it? I guess that depends on who you ask.
When you look at the benefits of organic marijuana, it will seem pretty surprising that it is not more popular. Let’s take a look at the final product that makes it into the hands of customers as well as the environmental impact or organically grown cannabis.
Better Potency, Taste and Flavor
The thing that should really sell you on going organic when it comes to weed? Organic marijuana tastes better and has more flavor.
When you force feed the plants with crappy soils filled with harmful toxins, it’s never good for the overall taste of the finished product. When you let your marijuana grow naturally, it will grow the way that it is naturally inclined to grow; the way it’s been growing for thousands of years. And we all should know better than to mess with Mother Nature.
Like any plant, marijuana has complex requirements in order for it to grow optimally. When your focus is mass production, you are tampering with nature’s complicated methods by adding chemicals. Nature is a complicated lady and it is impossible to match her awe perfectly. If you mess with the way a plant naturally grows, you can bet your behind that it will fall short of its full potential. Organic plants are left to their own devices and are therefore optimized for flavor and aroma. Mother Nature makes tastier goodies. Organic cannabis produces the perfect amount of terpenes, terpenoids and cannabinoids: the aromatic combinations that give cannabis its smell. Cannabis owes its sweet or citrus aroma to the dozens of these compounds present within its stems and leaves.
Put simply, the more terpenoids and terpenes there are, the better the marijuana will smell and the more flavor the final product will have.
Best of all? Organic is consistent. You will never look at organic marijuana and wonder, “What did the grower put in this? Are there hidden toxins I may not know about?” You never have to wonder because you know that it is all natural. As a result, all users can enjoy the pure effects of their unhindered product.
And Mother Nature Thanks You Kindly
Organic cannabis is best for Mother Nature as a whole. Instead of manipulating the process ourselves, when we let the microorganisms run the show, the plant can grow the way it is supposed to.
This is better for the soil, as the retentive potential of the soil for nutrients and water are increased and nutrient losses are decreased as well. As a bi-product, it is also better for the water, leaving it clean, natural, and free of any salts, metals, and chemicals.
When we allow Mother Nature to take control, it allows for the biodiversity in the area to remain unaffected. Therefore, the results are optimal and the product is the best it can be.
When humans stay out of the growing process we are able to see the natural genetics intended for the cannabis to look, taste, and smell, all while ensuring a more healthy and sustainable habitat.
Better For The Environment As a Whole
Just like every organic plant, growing organic marijuana has a less negative impact on the environment.
When you produce organic nutrients, it requires less processing compared to the more damaging alternatives. When you grow organic marijuana, you don’t have to throw away or remove the remaining pesticides or chemicals left behind.
Just like the food soil web described earlier, growing marijuana organically involves natural composts that can be left as is. If you allow for a natural cycle, the cycle of life will thrive independently.
Organic growth is sustainable as it produces crops while also establishing an ecological balance to prevent soil fertility or pest problems. There is no need for heavy bug eradication because the habitat will naturally take these problems into account.
Safer To Consume
Since marijuana has been legalized in quite a few states across the USA, it is becoming more common to rely on pesticides when growing cannabis. These pesticides are meant to yield more crops and keep away hazardous animals and weeds. However, many growers are using dangerous pesticides for the sake of profit. Like any other agricultural industry, some growers sacrifice time and money for quality and safety.
When you inhale nonorganic cannabis, you are inhaling more than THC and other cannabinoids; you’re inhaling chemicals and other dangerous neurotoxins. By not adding chemicals, organic marijuana keeps your health risks low, allowing you to reap all the benefits of cannabis without all of the added risks.
When it comes to putting something inside of your body, it’s important that the substances you are choosing are actually good for your health. Just like those homegrown spinach salads you shovel into your gobs at Whole Foods, so, too, should your weed be held to the same high stand of production.
Bio: Anthony Franciosi also known as Ant, is an honest to goodness farmer whose fingers are as green as the organic cannabis he grows. He is the proud founder of Honest Marijuana Co. – an all natural, completely organic marijuana growery in Colorado.