In the majority of countries around the globe growing and/or selling Cannabis is still considered a crime, and the same goes for the majority of states in the USA. Only four states – Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington – and a district of Colorado, have legalized Marijuana for recreational and medical use, but in 21 state it is legal to grow and/or sell it for medical use only, they’ve got nothing to fear about. Well, almost nothing.
I can imagine that the only fears legal Growers could undergo are “What if somebody steals my dear plants or the ready-to-burn-stuff?” and “What is that brown spot on this leaf and do other leaves have it too?” Meanwhile, stealthy Growers such as myself have a lot more to worry about. It’s like – I’ve got 99 fears, but that brown spot ain’t one. Actually, there aren’t that many of fears, but when paranoia strikes a Marijuana Grower, it’s kind of an overreaction.
This article is a follow up on Weed paranoia and its types article.
Fear of being found out – are my Weed Plants too Loud?
Either you’re an indoors or outdoors Cannabis grower there’s always that risk of someone finding out, so you’re sometimes find yourself investigating if your weed plants smell too strong and it’s noticeable through the door of your apartment or house, or a fence, in the hallway of the apartment building, is it more noticeable when walking upstairs or downstairs, or just by walking by?
And is it possible to hide the smell of weed by constantly frying potatoes mixed with onions? And what if the electricity bill is suspiciously high and the electricity company wants to make a check-up in the apartment or house? That’s some food for paranoia, right there.
Facing punishment for possession of Marijuana
This is probably overthinking, but – because of the above reason for paranoia coming true, anyone can face a fine and/ or a jail time. In my home region of Scandinavia, possession of any drugs, including possession of Marijuana, is a criminal offence that can lead from a warning and a fine to a maximum of two years in prison. That’s quite serious, isn’t it?
Meanwhile in USA, Marijuana possession laws differ from state to state with the highest penalty being in Arizona – a fine up to $150,000 + jail time. That’s no joke either. While in Philippines and Malaysia the penalty for growing, possessing, and/ or dealing Marijuana can lead to death sentence. Well, this is scary as F***.
Trivial mishap fear while growing Marijuana
Oh, what’s jail time if you can just lose all your Marijuana plants due to some unfortunate mishappenings. Yes, fear of unawareness and negligence. Don’t let anyone suspicious get to see your plants. What if they steal your precious fat bud Marijuana babies?
Or you wanted to save money and installed inappropriately high wattage HPS in the Grow Tent and then you read that it might result in all the expected Good times turning into a several month long low? Well, shouldn’t have been a cheapskate and purchased LED grow lights in the first place. Or sometimes you really start checking the soil and leaves because something seems wrong with your Weed plants. Been there, done that.
Fear of Malfunctioning
This one particular thought about electricity, especially when you aren’t at home and the Grow Lights are on, all day, ALL DAY without notice. What about the ventilation fan? Maybe it short circuits and there we are baby “Fire in the hole”, the plants are one fire, the house is on fire, the roof is on fire!
Chilllll, for Weeds sake, the most probable outcome of electricity short circuiting is your home going dark until you get there, and some small malfunctions on your gear, like a burnt LED light or an electrical fuse.
Fear of unwanted passengers
Like the spider mites and fungi, they are everywhere, they never sleep and their only point of existence is to damage your Plants. And it’s so easy to bring them home from outside world. So I will stay at home forever. Or maybe the only reasonable solution is to mobilize all the sanitation measures you could possibly find at home and clean, clean and clean again. Everything must be perfectly sterile!
It’s good to have clean surroundings, especially in the grow space, staying away from fungi and spider mites, but don’t be a perfectionist and a cleaning Nazi. Find the balance. Trying to get the price of “Mr.Clean Grower” can lead you to poor growing results, when wasting your talents on mopping the floor every damn hour.
Don’t worry, be happy
Illegal growers obviously can experience paranoia to some extent. But there’s no point in worrying about the bad stuff that hasn’t even happened yet. It’s better to think smart and grow Marijuana carefully without creating unnecessary suspicion in other people, and don’t overthink. Whenever you’re having these kind of bad thoughts, smoke them away! And don’t worry, be happy about all the future Marijuana flowers you will Grow!
If you missed the previous article on Weed paranoia while smoking, read it HERE.
- Posted by zionista
- On October 30, 2016
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