However, despite these obvious advantages many people are put off growing their own because they think it'll be just too difficult. In fact, with the correct preparation and knowledge almost anyone is perfectly capable of growing their own marijuana. This is a case where the internet is your friend; there's a mountain of advice and guidance available out there. The other key factor is to choose one of the strains that are easier to grow, and there's a good selection of those available.
First, you'll need to decide if you want to cultivate an indoor or outdoor crop. If you're growing outdoors in a cooler, northern European climate, make sure you choose a strain that's hardy. Generally, the Indica strains, many with Himalayan antecedents, are the hardiest. Sativa strains, with their tropical background, tend to be much more fragile.