The cultivation of cannabis has been occurring forever. In America, hemp was an important crop and served as an important fiber in creating textiles and other products. Others used cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes. For the purpose of this article, hemp is defined as any cannabis that has a low level of THC and can be used in the creation of CBD products like oil.
Beginning of Indoor Growing
Cannabis gained increased notoriety during the counterculture era of the 1960s and 1970s and received increased scrutiny during the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs, which placed the drug on the list of federally banned substances. In 1972, California became the first state to try and legalize cannabis with Proposition 19, but the initiative did not reach the ballot again until 1996 when the state legalized growing. This changed how the plant would be cultivated and helped usher in a new era where the plant would be grown indoors.
Cultivators moved their crops indoors and began growing them inside their homes to avoid the watchful eyes of federal agents. Not only did the move hide the crop from the agent’s eyes but also from their noses. The plant has a conspicuous aroma during its early stages and indoor growers used carbon filters and ionic air sanitizers to cover up the smell. This tactical hiding spurred much of the development of what we now know as the indoor growing process.
Indoor growers learned during those early years that they had more control over the plant. Just like with anything else that is grown outdoors, you’re dependent on weather, climate, and pests impacting yield and quality. Indoor growing helps you maintain complete control over your grow environment. Legalization in states poorly suited to grow marijuana outdoors has helped catalyze indoor growing too especially in areas like the Northeast and the Midwest where climate can change dramatically seasonally and sometimes daily.
Even though cultivators do not have to hide their cannabis indoors anymore, indoor growing has become a preferred method for premium strains.
Anden Helps Improve Indoor Growing
Anden’s list of grow-optimized dehumidifiers and accessories, among other tools, are built for cultivation from the very start to the very end. With precision controls, growers can adjust humidity quickly and efficiently to help avoid any issues such as rotting or mildew growth. Tight environmental control also has a dramatic impact on crop quality and yield.
Anden’s new A710V1 and A710V3 Grow-Optimized Dehumidifiers with VLGR are a major step forward in cultivation technology. This dehumidifier utilizes innovative, patent-pending Variable-Speed, Low Grain Refrigerant (VLGR) Technology to deliver maximum performance and efficiency throughout the grow cycle. That means you can maximize your moisture removal capacity and maintain tight control over Vapor Pressure Deficit during late flower cultivation by modulating the refrigeration system to match the load.