Recent changes in the laws, now allow Australian residents to possess and use cannabis for a selection of medical purposes. With trials and studies showing that cannabis may have some benefits for certain conditions, doctors may now prescribe medical cannabis to qualifying patients, should they wish.
Although recreational use is still prohibited, at least it’s a move in the right direction for those wishing to try alternative medicines, without breaking the law. Growing cannabis, for either recreational, or medical purposes however, is still against the law, and could lead to a fine, or even a jail sentence for large, commercial growing operations.
Despite growing cannabis in South Australia being illegal, many people are taking advantage of the ambient climate and long hours of strong sunlight to grow their own plants. Online searches to buy cannabis seeds in Australia have increased substantially as more and more people buy high quality seeds and being growing their own cannabis plants quietly and discreetly.
For most people, outdoor growing is the cheapest and most practical solution and with a wide, varied selection of the finest cannabis strains available, we can cater for all needs, tastes and preferences. Feminized cannabis seeds are the best choice, containing no male chromosomes, each seed is 100% guaranteed to germinate, producing the finest female plant.
With changes in Australian law now allowing for its possession and use, many more people can freely enjoy the benefits of medical cannabis without breaking any laws. Patients must be registered with a state doctor and be prescribed its use for one of several qualifying conditions, including cancer relief, HIV and reducing epileptic seizures.
Studies around the world are showing that a chemical compound contained within cannabis called CBD, may help reduce and alleviate a wide number of conditions ranging from combating the side effects of chemotherapy, to reducing stress, anxiety and depression.
Cannabis strains with high levels of CBD are commonly known as medical cannabis seeds, and although they still contain THC, the compound associated with feeling ‘high’ and euphoric, they offer a more balanced effect and an increased medicinal value. The following are all considered medical cannabis seeds.
Growing cannabis outdoors in Australia isn’t difficult, the long hours of daily sunshine during much of the year, provides the perfect environment. With a little care, and regular watering, cannabis plants can grow very tall and bushy, yielding several pounds of high quality buds from a single plant. The main disadvantage is that cannabis plants require a reduction in daylight hours to flower and mature, leading to a long wait from Spring planting until harvesting towards the end of the Summer season.
Growing indoors negates this problem with the use of artificial lights. Indoor lighting can be set for either vegetative growth, around eighteen hours on, or a standard 12/12 on-off regime, which promotes the best flowering conditions. Several harvests can be achieved in a single growing area per year when growing cannabis indoors.
Although all cannabis strains can be grown both indoors, or outside, certain strains are known to be better suited than others. Often, longer-flowering Sativa dominant strains are better suited to outdoor conditions, while many of the modern, popular hybrid strains prefer a more controlled indoor environment.
Alternatively, many cannabis growers in Australia are choosing to grow autoflowering seeds, strains of cannabis that grow and flower simultaneously, reducing the time needed from germination to harvest to an absolute minimum, with many mature in around eight weeks from sprouting, regardless of the number of daylight hours the plants receive. This makes outdoor growing much easier, and allows for both staggered planting and harvests.