There is a lot of controversy on the compounds of organically-grown cannabis. There’s a myth that any cannabis grown in soil is organic. However, most cannabis grown in soil is done with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Growers of organic cannabis usually only use natural nutrients and pesticides. Organic cannabis should lack pesticides or nutrients.
Useful ‘natural’ products that can help a plant grow organically may include bat and bird guano, worm castings, manure, blood and bone meal, and compost. Plant products that can act as natural pesticides contain pyrethrum, capsaicin, and tobacco. Nonetheless, although these substances come from organic sources, there are still doubts about how they affect humans and environmental health.
Improved flavor and aroma
Organic cannabis is highly acclaimed for its superior taste and smell due to various reasons. Organic cannabis uses micro-environment optimized for vigorous and healthy growth. This makes plants to individually produce optimum quantities of flavonoids, terpenoids, and cannabinoids.
Terpenes and terpenoids are the aromatic compounds responsible for fragrance provided by cannabis and other plants. The cannabis plant contains many terpenes, which makes it sweet, citrus, spicy, or pine-like aroma. Flavonoids are also common in many plants, including cannabis. They usually come with various antioxidant effects that facilitate longevity and overall health.
Organic cannabis lacks the use of synthetic pesticides and insecticides that come from conventional commercial growing methods. Moreover, it’s essential to consider how these artificial additives affect the overall taste and aroma of a bud.
Good for The Environment
As humans, we should be responsible for our environment. When growers use commercial pesticides and chemicals, it causes harm to the environment, polluting the natural air.
The use of synthetic fertilizers, which are meant to add article nutrients to the soil, can also speeds up the growing process. Nonetheless, these addictive’s can immensely damage our environment in the long run. Chemical additives can kill certain bacteria and insects while also destroying animal habitats.
Organic cannabis is grown without herbicides, or chemicals, which allows the plant to grow naturally.
Suitable for Medicinal and Recreational consumers
The lack of chemical additives like herbicides and fungicides makes organic cannabis ideal for both medicinal and recreational use.
Growers of organic cannabis make efforts to use chemical-free soil and usually prefer pest control methods that are more natural than potent industrial additives.
Many people believe that organic cannabis strains come with unique flavor and taste. The absence of chemical additives and exposure to natural light provides potent buds.
Organic cannabis requires more efficient growing and production methods. However, there is still a need for more studies on safer methods for growing cannabis.
It is essential to give cannabis plants the necessary nutrients for the plants to become organic. The cannabis plant requires certain factors to grow optimally. Following those requirements accurately gives plants their full potential.
The essential macro and micronutrients include nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur, and magnesium, manganese, boron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, and iron). Most cannabis nutrient mixes contains these nutrients.