Ever since growing weed has officially become legal in the Great White North, more Canadians are testing out their green thumbs for the first time. For some, growing weed will come easy, but this is unfortunately not the case for everyone.
Cannabis Growing Canada, the leading provider of ACMPR medical grow licenses in Canada, has some advice for all Canadian weed growers. “It doesn’t matter if you’re growing for medical or recreational purposes, running an efficient and successful grow op doesn’t need to be difficult,” says Cannabis Growing Canada.
According to CGC, there are plenty of resources out there available to newbie growers trying to learn the ropes of marijuana cultivation. Some of these resources can even be downloaded to your mobile device. Here are a few of the most popular - and most helpful - weed growing apps for Canadians wanting a bit more green in their lives.
The Leafly App
Half the battle involved in growing is deciding what strains to grow. If you’re a cannabis lover at heart, you’ll already have a good idea of the strains you like. If not, the Leafly app can help. Leafly is a huge name in the cannabis industry, mostly for its in-depth descriptions of nearly 800 different strains.
Leafly can help you to determine whether you like an energizing sativa, a numbing indica, or something in between. The app doesn’t just give you information on the high that the strain creates, but also the strain’s growing characteristics and “difficulty to grow” rating.
The Snaphash app acts as a comprehensive guide for growers. The app helps first-time growers learn all the essentials of a successful grow op. It even provides a thorough guide on grow room setup with specifics on the ideal amount of plants for the area, as well as lighting, temperature, and humidity requirements.
According to the creators of GrowBuddy, this app was “built by growers, for growers” with the main goal of better connecting the global cultivation community. Here’s what the leaders of GrowBuddy have to say:
“Whether you have 2 plants or 2000, there is a lot of data floating around your grow. We help you use that data to gain insight into what works and what doesn't.” In Canada, there are nearly 30,000 people who have received an ACMPR license to grow, which allows upwards of 500 medicinal plants.
Growing this huge amount can be difficult, but GrowBuddy can help. The easy-to-use app allows growers to communicate in a safe, secure environment and bounce ideas off of each other. But that’s not all it does; it also gives you access to a grow journal, case studies of professional grow operations, and you can even track the progress of your plants.
Jane will be your new best friend if you’re a novice grower and not quite sure about the proper way to do things. It’s not the greatest app for more seasoned growers since its better suited to smaller operations.
Downloading the Jane app will provide you with guidance in the form of growing logs and schedule tools to help you stay organized (lack of organization is a major problem for new growers). With Jane, you'll be able to stay organized and can even set your account to anonymous.