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More than one-third of respondents reported that it was harder to meet up in person with people they grew with, or to obtain cannabis through personal social networks or their usual dealer. Yet fewer than one in ten reported that it was harder to get hold of cannabis seeds, growing equipment, or other supplies like fertilisers.

In 2012, we surveyed growers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the US to find out more about small-scale growing, and how and why they these people got involved. Most turned out to be regular people – with normal jobs, normal family arrangements, and no more involvement in drug dealing or other crime than any other section of the public.

Sure enough, our preliminary findings suggest that COVID-19 has affected domestic cannabis cultivation around the world. With nearly 5,000 participants at the time of writing, 16% report only becoming involved in cannabis growing since the pandemic. There are 11% of respondents saying that having more time at home was why they were growing, while 8% cite increased cannabis prices during the pandemic as a motivating factor.

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Gary Potter has previously received funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme small grants scheme.

In 2020, we launched our second international survey to see how cultivation was being affected by this shifting backdrop. This time we looked at 18 countries, adding France, Georgia, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal and Uruguay to the original 11, while also running a survey for people in non-participating countries. A global pandemic and national lockdowns had not been part of our planning, but of course we added questions to find out the effects.

Cannabis policy has since been changing around the world. An ever-growing list of countries has legalised it, in some form, for medical use. A number have changed their laws so that cannabis possession (and, in some cases, cultivation for personal use) is no longer a criminal offence. Most significantly, Canada, Uruguay and various US states have legalised not only medical but recreational use too.

‘The fruits of my labours.’ Joshua Resnick

The best place to buy Homegrown Cannabis seeds is directly from the company website. In fact, it seems like this is the only place to buy these seeds. Remember, this is a seed bank that only operates within the US, so you won’t be able to purchase from them if you’re located anywhere else in the world. If you can get your hands on these seeds, though, we highly recommend trying them out for yourself.

This seed bank goes far beyond merely offering cannabis seeds, though. While they provide all the practical supplies to get started, like seeds and nutrients, Homegrown also has a firm focus on education, helping customers learn and understand the ins and outs of growing their own cannabis. The company has collaborated with the legendary grower, Kyle Kushman, to create a series of videos called A Beginners Guide.

For the purpose of this review, we will be looking at cannabis seeds in the “variety” category. When you click on any strain, Homegrown provides a very in-depth and detailed description of what to expect, including information on CBD and THC content, flowering time, height, effects, fragrance and flavor, and lots more.

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Homegrown specializes in high-yielding female plants but also sells regular cannabis seeds that could be male and female seeds. However, the company promises to do its best to ensure that all feminized seeds produce females, so growers don’t end up with male plants and also so the growing process is as easy as possible.

This is a seed bank boasting an impressive inventory of close to 500 strains. Unlike many other seed banks, which resell seeds from multiple other breeders, Homegrown only stocks seeds produced by its own in-house breeders in partnership with Blimburn Seeds.

High CBD strains are associated with numerous therapeutic benefits, with many claiming that they could help relieve anxiety, depression, inflammation, nausea, pain, seizures, and more.

One of the best attributes of hybrids is that they offer a more tailored experience that suits different needs and preferences. Homegrown’s top hybrid strains include Early Skunk x Cinderella 99 Feminized, Rosetta Stone Feminized, Kosher Kush x Tangerine Feminized, and Northern Lights x Cream Autoflower.