The constant growing popularity and the global trend of legalization of cannabis have made everything about this plant a great business opportunity. From CBD oils and vape pens to cannabis seeds, everything about this plant can be and is being sold. Frankly, it should come as no surprise considering the medical benefits of the cannabidiol. Using medicinal cannabis, the one that is low in THC and does not get you high can be of great help to you. It has been proved to help with coping with stress, anxiety, helping with skin conditions, cancer and so on.
However, we live in a society where anything good and truly valuable is somewhat expensive. Judging the quality of something was never easier, all you need to do is look at the price tag. To be honest, that’s not really a good method and it can be wrong, but, it’s usually pretty accurate.
First of all, let’s not confuse recreational cannabis that’s high in THC with medical cannabis. They might be the same species of plant, but they’re very different. Medical cannabis is potent in CBD like we’ve mentioned and because of that, it is very therapeutic. A lot of people use it to deal with a lot of different problems and because of value, it has become somewhat expensive. Saying it’s not easy at all to find a good medical strain of cannabis that’s cheap would be an understatement. Not everyone can afford it. For that reason, people have decided to grow their own medical cannabis.
Growing medical cannabis might seem easy, after all, it’s just a plant, just put the seed in the soil and let it grow. However, we assure you, that is not the case. A lot is riding on the seed alone. Aside from being a somewhat capable gardener and taking proper care of the plant, you need a quality seed. Choosing the right seed can be pretty hard and you cannot always determine the quality of the seed just by looking at the price. And to be honest, the seeds can get quite pricey. Seeing how the seed is very important, you can see how essential it is not to make a mistake right at the beginning.
That’s why we’ve decided to help. Today, we’re going to talk about the differences in cannabis seeds so if you decide to try and grow some medical cannabis you know where to start. First of all, let’s differentiate the cheap and expensive seeds.
1. Price and usage
Let us start by taking a look at cheap, affordable cannabis seeds. What makes these seeds cheaper? First of all, the seed price is often determined by the popularity of the strain. Naturally, the more popular seeds will be more expensive and vice versa. Also, cheaper seeds might not be specifically specialized. What we mean by this is, you may have a strain of cannabis that is great for stress and anxiety and helping with those problems and on the other hand not really helpful for people dealing with cancer. They’re not bad, per se, they’re just not bred with a certain goal in mind. Also, regular cheap seeds are not to be mistaken for stickyseeds, those are affordable quality seeds, not cheap ones.
Expensive seeds are not that easy to come by. These seeds are carefully harvested, safely stored and packed and have been created by precise, planned breeding. Also, they’re usually more popular than the cheap seeds, which affects the price in a great way. However, it’s not like there’s a popularity contest between the seeds, it’s just that the expensive ones are more sought out because they’re bred in a way so that they can help out with problems like cancer, epilepsy or other medical conditions. Another thing that can raise the price of a seed is the place you’re buying it from. Medical dispensaries tend to charge more for the seeds.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the additional differences.
You can easily differentiate the expensive seeds from the cheap ones. The pricier seeds are more equal with their looks. They are nice and round, firm to the touch. Usually, the colours vary from black to brown and if you can see the markings on the seeds that means they’re ready to be planted. On the other hand, the cheaper seeds look a little less uniformed. They’re mostly different in shape, size, colour and even texture. Colours also vary between black and brown, but the markings indicating maturity could be missing sometimes.
As it’s the case with anything else, expensive seeds will come in a better package, too. The package is not however just for show. Most of the expensive seeds will come in a labelled, waterproof package, with all the necessary details about the strain. When it comes to the inexpensive counterpart, you would rarely get to see the great package and detailed information on the strain.
One of the most important differences between these seeds is their quality. It’s not about the quality of the cannabis that we’re talking about here, although that’s really important as well and you decide on that when you choose a strain, it’s about the quality of the actual seed. You see, the cheaper seeds are sort of like a lottery. Some may sprout, some may not. That might be the risk you’re willing to take when you pay a smaller fee. However, that’s not the case when it comes to the pricier ones. These seeds are guaranteed to sprout.
Finally, all of this might not mean anything if you don’t grow the plant adequately. Let’s say you’ve bought the best seeds possible. What now? You have to grow the plant in the right conditions. These conditions vary from strain to strain. Sometimes you need round-the-clock LED light and high temperature and sometimes you need some cold, dark nights. You can find the information about the strain either on the packaging, from the source or just by doing research.
Finally, it’s safe to say that the main difference between the two is the overall quality. We’ve gone into details about each individual difference, but it’s obvious that the expensive seeds won every time.