You may find a small amount of marijuana your child has acquired for personal use to smoke. It is probably readily available in your community.
Forty-four percent of all students have tried weed by 12th grade according to the National Institutes of Health. That means that your child probably has friends who are smoking marijuana or at least know someone who is.
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If you see plants like this growing around your home, chances are they did not just pop-up in the wild—they were purposely cultivated. Cannabis plants have a palmate leaf with serrated leaflets. You are likely to recognize them from popular art. While there are plants with similar leaves, the serration pattern for Cannabis is distinctive.
Even if you live in a jurisdiction where marijuana is legal, there are age restrictions and your child can end up on the wrong side of the law. You should prepare to have a conversation with your child about the risks involved in using or selling marijuana when underage.
If you look closely at a marijuana bud, you will see the fine “hairs” and leaves that make up the bud after it is dried.
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If you find a larger quantity of processed marijuana buds in your home, someone either has an expensive habit or they are selling weed to their friends.
Parents may want to know what marijuana looks like in all stages of development and use. See photos that can help you check what you find at home.
You can see the difference between the male and the female plant in the picture above.
If this is your first or second grow (or even your third, fourth, or fiftieth), you should focus on growing a healthy plant rather than the exact amount of time it takes to get through each stage.
Fast forward and we find record that the Egyptians of 1500 BCE (some 3,500 years ago) knew about and used the marijuana plant to treat various maladies, including glaucoma and hemorrhoids.
To help you understand landrace strains, let’s track their development through to our modern varieties.
This may mean less time spent in the daylight or by artificially decreasing indoor fluorescent light time from 18 to 12 hours.
After that, we’ll guide you through the entire growth process of the marijuana plant—from germination to seedling; through vegetation, pre-flowering, and flowering; to harvesting and the next seed life-cycle stages of your pot plant.
We were just waxing hyperbolic in the previous paragraph to underscore just how unimportant the male seeds are.
The color of the pistils changes from bright white to rusty orange or brown at the end of the plant’s flowering phase.
- Soil type
- Strain of marijuana grown
- Amount of water the seed receives
- Duration of light
- Quality of light
Curious about the life cycle of the marijuana plant? The experts at Honest Marijuana tell you everything you need to know to grow your very own ganja.