This week, we’ll look at an argument that’s been raging in the cannabis community for a long time but has recently gained traction: the virtues of outdoor-grown versus indoor-grown cannabis.
Not sure which one to pick? That’s OK. Honest Cannabis’s cannabis professionals are available to assist you.
We’ll go through the differences between indoor and outdoor cannabis in this article so you can pick which is ideal for your next joint.
THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE
When cannabis was only available on the underground market, the decision was already made for you. Unless you lived near the Mexican border or in Northern California’s Green Triangle, the cannabis you were smoking was almost certainly cultivated inside.
Growing cannabis outside, unless in enormous swaths of wilderness, was simply too dangerous for most producers. Because the scent and sight of an outdoor grow operation would attract the attention of law police, most growers were forced to cultivate indoors.
As a result, the majority of the cannabis you’ve purchased has most certainly come from a “grow room.” Now that cannabis is legal for recreational use in numerous places, outdoor grow operations are springing up all around, providing you the option to consume cannabis outside.
HOW DO THEY STACK UP?
To the average recreational user, the visual appearance and fragrance of “Ins” (Indoor-grown) and “Outs” (Outdoor-grown) cannabis differ significantly. Because of the elements that “Outs” has to deal with (wind, rain, bugs, sunshine, moonlight, and so on), it has a more weathered aspect.
The majority of “Outs” will appear darker, lighter, and less densely packed than their interior counterparts (As illustrated in the photos below) For the same reason, many “Outs” will lack the intense smell of a “In” of the same sort, smelling like hay or even being odorless. Many people who see Outdoor-grown weed on the shelf of their cannabis shop will gravitate toward “Ins” for these reasons, even if they don’t understand why the differences exist.
WHAT ABOUT THE FLAVOR?
In the wine world, “Terroir” refers to the unique traits bestowed to the plant by the geography, climate, and geology of the region in which it was cultivated. Many cannabis enthusiasts feel that terroir applies to cannabis in the same way that it does to wine. They claim that properly produced outdoor bud has subtleties in flavor that indoor-grown bud lacks, as it tends to taste more like the fertilizer used to grow it. This could be quite essential to you if you’re a picky cannabis user with a delicate palate. It probably won’t matter much in the end if you can’t tell the difference between specific strains.
When compared to indoor-grown bud, sustainably cultivated “Outs” have a lower carbon footprint because nature takes care of the lighting and some of the watering. Sun-grown bud is ideal for those concerned about environmental sustainability.
HOW ABOUT THE POTENCY?
We’ve got terrible news for you if potency was going to be the deciding factor. Between “Ins” and “Outs,” there isn’t much of a difference in potency. Because THC and CBD content testing is common in the market, you can obtain an exact estimate of how potent your weed will be before you buy it, making it simple to find the In or Out with the intensity you need.
SO, WHICH IS THE BEST OPTION FOR ME?
Everyone wonders if one is better than the other when it comes to the argument between indoor and outdoor cannabis. The truth is that neither choice is superior to the other; each provides a distinct experience.
That’s why we always advise you to sample both indoor and outdoor cannabis before deciding which is best for you.
And, when it comes down to it, there’s one factor that influences the cannabis experience more than the location of the plants. Quality is that trait.