Organic cannabis cultivation: how does it benefit the environment?

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After the legalization of cannabis, the demand for organically produced products, especially cannabidiol, is increasing. Organic products speak for themselves and assure the consumer of high quality. It ensures that the manufacturer adheres to production industry standards for the proprietary extraction, solids processing and refining process.

In addition, the professionals of The Hemp Doctor Declare that manufactured products have been tested by independent and third-party laboratories and provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA). All of this ensures that end users are getting the best quality product for medical and recreational use. But this is not the only reason why organic cultivation is better than conventional methods. It also offers numerous advantages for the environment. Let’s learn the same in detail!

  • It does not require high-energy lighting

Traditional methods or growing indoors use eight times the amount of energy per square foot for adequate growth. To create a natural environment, indoor growers tend to rely on high-intensity light bulbs. These lamps consume enormous amounts of energy. Also, each lightbulb contains about 20 mg of mercury, causing harm to health and the environment. It also affects wildlife and aquatic species. In humans, it can cause problems with the nervous, digestive, and immune systems.

Luckily, organically grown plants take advantage of natural light and grow in an undisturbed environment. It reduces the high energy consumption and ensures the safety of products with health benefits.

  • Less susceptible to mold and mildew

With the right environment and well-researched technique, naturally grown cannabis can easily withstand the outside elements. Put simply, there are fewer requirements for fungicides, fertilizers and pesticides. They tend to become part of the natural ecosystem and develop resilience to potential environmental threats such as temperature changes and pest infestations. Thus, there is no need for heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides on outdoor plants.

You may agree with the fact that organic and natural farming practices are key to protecting the natural ecosystem. This is because farmers use sustainable farming practices, preserving the nutrients in the soil. This also provides an opportunity to use permaculture techniques such as planting ground cover and companion planting. It helps keep soil moist, preserve natural soil and reduce global warming.

Likewise, outdoor plants are exposed to strong airflow, which helps strengthen stems, protect against mites and mosquitoes, and accelerate plant growth, reducing overall production costs.

  • Supports the natural life cycle of plants

Plants, regardless of their species, use photosynthesis to grow or thrive. Speaking of the obvious, this is not possible with indoor plants as artificial light cannot provide the same benefits as natural sunlight. Also, high light exposure can result in higher levels of cannabinoids and cannabinoids terpene concentrations in plants. Plants grown outdoors can enjoy the full spectrum of sun and moonlight, which helps the plant grow well.

To summarize it

Cannabis plants offer myriad health benefits and are needed for an hour in today’s stressful life. However, organic production and products must be promoted in order to achieve maximum benefit without harming the environment.

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