Marijuana, not withstanding all its qualities as well as associated controversies, is at the core a simple plant. Although cannabis itself is a strong and resilient plant that requires lesser maintenance as compared to other crops, it still needs the required nutrients for proper growth and development.
When it comes to supplying the necessary nutrients to marijuana, the cultivators (and the rest of the world) are divided on one single point: whether to continue using conventional fertilizers to grow marijuana or go the whole organic way? In this post, we are going to delve deep into the world of organic vs. inorganic marijuana cultivation and understand why organic is the best way forward for marijuana.
But let’s begin with the basics first: what is the difference between organic and inorganic marijuana?
Which Is Which?
Even though there has been much uproar over the potential benefits and disadvantages of organic versus inorganic marijuana, many people still don’t have a clear idea regarding the distinction between the two. So here it is.
Conventional Marijuana refers to marijuana cultivated using conventional chemicals. These may include fertilizers such as N-P-K (short for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium), chemical pesticides and herbicides as well as any chemical product that is meant to enhance growth and guarantee higher yields.
Organic Marijuana, on the other hand, is cultivated using entirely chemical-free techniques that are 100% natural. Organic marijuana cultivation involves the use of organic fertilizers such as manure and compost. For dealing with pests, organic marijuana cultivators employ all-natural methods such as organic pesticides derived from plant extracts. This ensures that organic marijuana is grown completely using only natural resources and does not have to imbibe any chemical products.
This naturally begs the question: which is better? That’s exactly what we’ll find out next.
How Conventional Marijuana Is Killing You?
Conventionally grown marijuana actually absorbs much of the chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and fungicides that are used to aid the growth of the plants. While this does result in better yields and higher profits, the plants and hence the marijuana-derived from them becomes tainted with these chemical toxins.
When you use any products derived from such non-organically grown marijuana you are actually ingesting these poisons. Over time, through the process of bioaccumulation, these chemicals begin to take root in your body and can result in severe health issues such as neurological and digestive problems, cancer, and in extreme cases, death.
It is estimated that there are over 22 different chemicals such as herbicides and fungicides that are rampantly used for marijuana cultivation. By allowing the use of these chemicals the government is allowing profiteers to put the population at severe risk of chemical poisoning.
At Hempearth, we feel strongly that our customers are our family. Hence all our products, be they edibles, organic seeds or oils and extracts are entirely organic and devoid of any harmful chemicals. We aim to stick to the highest quality standards when it comes to the health and safety of our customers.
Environmental Damage Caused By Conventional Marijuana
Non-organic marijuana is not only harming you but slowly destroying the environment as well. Some of the common disadvantages of conventional marijuana cultivation are as follows:
- The chemical fertilizers used to enhance the soil productivity actually end up damaging the normal development of the soil itself. This eventually leads to reduced yields.
- By supplying more nutrients than is required, these chemicals can actually cause the plants to die.
- These harmful chemicals result in nutrient runoff and reach water bodies. They also leech into the soil and can contaminate water tables.
Other than this, the industrial processes required for producing chemical fertilizers and pesticides are themselves contributors to environmental pollution and degradation. Keeping the current risks of rapid climate change in mind, it is absolutely necessary to switch to organic marijuana cultivation.
Organic Marijuana To The Rescue
Organically grown marijuana does not have any of the disadvantages that plague conventionally cultivated marijuana. Some of the obvious benefits of organic marijuana cultivation are as below:
- The use of organic fertilizers allows slow release of nutrients, thus protecting the plants.
- Organic fertilizers actually improve the quality of the soil over time and even support soil biodiversity.
- Organic farming methods improve water retention capabilities and air percolation within the soil.
- As organic materials bind to the soil better than chemical ones, there is a very low runoff.
Further, the organic marijuana cultivation methods are renewable, and as they are drawn from natural resources can be repeated every year without any risk to the environment. Organic marijuana farming thus helps to protect the environment from further damage and deterioration.
Why Organic Marijuana Is Superior?
Apart from being environmentally sustainable, organic marijuana is also considered superior to conventional marijuana in several aspects. Not only is conventionally grown marijuana more potent, it also has several properties that make it finer when compared to non-organic marijuana. Some of these are:
- Zero Contamination- Organic marijuana is grown free of any harmful chemicals; there is no risk of any toxicity from the consumption and use of organic marijuana.
- Better Flavor- Organically grown marijuana provides consumers with improved flavor and better quality.
- Rich Experience- When using organic marijuana products, you can rest assured that you are doing your bit to preserve and protect the environment.
Keeping the above reasons in mind, all Hempearth products are manufactured using entirely organic marijuana. This ensures the high quality that our customers expect of us, as well as the environmental responsibility that we adhere to.
It can be said without a shade of doubt that organic marijuana is better than conventional. Marijuana products are gaining prominence in a wide range of applications. Recreational uses apart, cannabis oil actually helps to cure cancer.
Hempearth does not believe in selling poison for short term profits. We provide our customers with the best quality products. That way they remain healthy and live longer.
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