How Marijuana Grows

How marijuana, or any plant, grows and reproduces is a complex subject, but for our purposes it doesn't have to be. You're simply growing a plant, albeit in a ultra-efficient, secure, indoor environment. Consider the following just a refresher on what marijuana has to do on the inside to produce what you love on the outside. Herb grinders are not the only way to grind weed however.

Plants use light (like the Sun or a lamp) by channeling its energy into the formation of chemical bonds. The harvesting of light leads to a series of events in which water, CO2, and light energy are used to create simple molecules called carbohydrates. The carbohydrates are used as stored energy that can later be used, in conjunction with nutrients (nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus,

etc.) drawn through the roots, to construct other molecules needed for plant growth. The large-scale process of converting light into energy-rich food molecules, called photosynthesis, is a function unique to plant life.

In a way, respiration is the opposite cycle of photosynthesis. Respiration is the process by which plants break down the carbohydrates created during photosynthesis and release energy that can be used as food to continue

its life processes, such as building and repairing cells and fighting disease. Technically, plants do not need light to carry out the respiration process, but respiration would not be possible without photosynthesis, a process plants most certainly need light to perform.