Marijuana is a greenish mixture of the dried flowers of the plant Cannabis sativa, which contains a psychoactive chemical, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), responsible for the intoxicating effects that people have due to its use. The federal government in Australia allows the legal cultivation of cannabis. The production of marijuana in Australia is mainly intended for pharmaceutical production of the drug to allow chemicals to be extracted from it in a scientific setting.
Strict rules are set around those allowed to grow it, and a growing license is required from the government. The license includes various requirements to be met, including a suitable growing area and appropriate security to ensure no theft, and only certain strains are allowed. Getting this license may also take a while until it is fully approved.
The Australian legal market for cannabis was valued at $171.7 million in 2019 and was projected to expand rapidly. The market is growing due to the ever-increasing legalization of cannabis for adult use and its high consumption rate.
The best strains to grow
Blue Dream Strain
|INDICA/SATIVA %||20% / 80%|
|THC CONTENT %||17-24%|
|INDOOR YIELD||21 oz per sq meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||21 oz or more per plant|
Also known as the Blueberry Haze, it is one of Australia’s most popular strain of marijuana. It is 80% Sativa-dominant and 20% Indica with a THC level of 21%. The strain is mainly known for its versatility and potency, making it popular among medical and recreational users. The strain features an aroma like sweet berries and has a sedative effect that helps relieve various health symptoms, including depression, nausea, depression, or even pain.
For many growers, this is one of their favorite strains as it has a relatively high yield. It is best cultivated indoors and takes only 9-10 weeks for it to flower. Outdoor settings are also practiced, but the yields are much lower.
Gold Leaf Strain
|INDICA/SATIVA %||60% / 40%|
|THC CONTENT %||Up to 21%|
|INDOOR YIELD||16 to 23 oz per 3x3ft|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||28oz per plant|
The Gold Leaf strain is a rare Indica dominant strain of marijuana at 40% Sativa with 60% Indica containing a THC content of 21%. The stain features both citrus and spicy flavors. This stain is particularly useful in relieving daily stress and loss of appetite as it acts as a natural stimulant. The strain also lifts fatigue very quickly when used in small doses.
The strain can be cultivated both outdoors and indoors and produces potent buds. It is one of the easiest marijuana strains to grow outdoors, having a very high yield rate. Growers of this strain can boost their yields fairly easily due to the hardiness of the plant. It grows fast and can also grow to a height of 7′, thus yielding impressive returns.
|INDICA/SATIVA %||35% / 65%|
|THC CONTENT %||13%-20%|
|INDOOR YIELD||14 oz per sq meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 oz or more per plant|
This strain is Sativa-dominant at 65% Sativa and 35% Indica with a THC content of 20%. It brings together a mixture of flavors and effects since the hybrid mixes Columbian, Thai, Afghani, and Mexican varieties. The plant contains 1% CBD making it an effective marijuana product for medical purposes.
The best option to grow AK-47 is indoors since there is a control of temperature. The plant has a flowering period of 7-9 weeks, with each plant producing about 14oz per meter square. The plant is compact and can grow to a height of around 19-32 inches. When cultivated outdoors, the harvesting time comes during the end of October.
Sour Diesel Strain
|INDICA/SATIVA %||30% / 70%|
|THC CONTENT %||22%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18 oz per sq meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||25 oz or more per plant|
It is commonly known as Sour D worldwide and is a Sativa dominant strain made from crossing Super Skunk and Chemdawg varieties. The strain is 60% Sativa and 40% Indica with a THC content of 20%, featuring a pungent smell like diesel. The strain produces effects that are energizing and fast-acting. Medically it is used to relieve patients associated with stress, pain, and depression.
The stain performs very well outdoors, with a good yield of about 20-25 ounces of marijuana per plant. It grows well in a relatively dry climate, with the plants having a flowering time of about 77 days. When cultivated with the proper feeding and enough sunlight, one can yield giant bushes.
Skunk #1 Strain
|INDICA/SATIVA %||65% / 35%|
|THC CONTENT %||15%-19%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18oz /m2|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||16oz/ plant|
It is also known simply Skunk and was born in Holland about three decades ago, obtained from crossing multiple strains from Afghanistan, Thailand, South, and Central America. The strain is Indica Dominant at 65% Indica and 35% Sativa with 15-19% of THC content. It is medically used to treat mental disorders and anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, and appetite loss.
The strain is suitable for outdoor growing as long as weather conditions and the climate are favorable. In an indoor setting, light and temperature control must be present with proper ventilation to prevent the buds from molding. The stain’s flowering period is about 8-9 weeks, with the outdoor harvesting period being in mid-October. The strain is auto-flowering and always flowers and bloom when the time is right regardless of the light patterns.
Super Lemon Haze Strain
|INDICA/SATIVA %||20% / 80%|
|THC CONTENT %||15%-22%|
|INDOOR YIELD||28 oz per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||35 oz or more per plant|
The strain is a Sativa dominant hybrid obtained from the crossing of the Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk varieties. It was created by Green House Seeds and is a two-time winner of the cannabis cup. As the name suggests, the strain has lemony characteristics, with the smell being citrus, sweet and zesty. The strain has a THC content that is about 25%. It is medically used to eliminate anxiety, stress, and fatigue. It is also used to regulate chronic depression, mood disorders, and PTSD and relieve minor pains, loss of appetite, and nausea.
The strain is not the best choice for a first-time grower though it does not need a lot of attention but requires support during flowering. The growing period of the strain is between 56-65 days, which makes the outdoor harvest period occur in October or November.
Pineapple Express Strain
|INDICA/SATIVA %||40% / 60%|
|THC CONTENT %||19-25%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18oz/ m2|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||19oz/ plant|
This strain is Sativa dominant at 60% Sativa and 40% Indica with a THC content of 25% and combines its parent strains’ potent force and flavors, i.e., the Hawaiian and the Train wreck. Its smell is linked to fresh mango and apple with the taste of pine, cedar, and pineapple. The strain offers medical relief to patients with PTSD or anxiety and also treats depression and chronic fatigue.
Growers should expect a moderate yield and a fast flowering time from growing the plant. It is a great outdoor/indoor plant though it does better indoors as there is a control of temperatures. The plant requires a lot of space as the branches tend to stretch far and wide. The growing period of the strain lasts about 53-62 days, and if grown outdoors, the harvest period is around mid-October.
Strawberry Cough Strain
|INDICA/SATIVA %||20% / 80%|
|THC CONTENT %||18%|
|INDOOR YIELD||14oz/ m2|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14oz/ plant|
The strain is Sativa dominant at 80% Sativa and 20% Indica with a THC content of 22%. It has a sweet strawberry flavor, with the strawberry components giving it a distinct appearance and taste. Medically speaking, the strain is beneficial in treating mood disorders, anxiety, and stress. It also relieves migraines, headaches, and minor pains.
The strawberry cough is relatively easy to grow and can be cultivated indoors and also outdoors. The plants require a warm climate and temperatures around 70°F. The plants are of medium height and tend to be bushier, like Indica varieties. The plants flower in about nine weeks when cultivated indoors and around late October when grown outdoors. The strain’s yield is fairly average, but the buds are larger than average, thus offering consolation.
Choosing the best strain is dependent on your personal preference as cannabis has a wide variety of therapeutic and recreational uses. Before choosing any strain, determine if it is an appropriate choice in terms of your time constraints, experience level, and space requirements. It is worth knowing the type of strain you want to grow since Indica varieties are mainly produced for their therapeutic usage while Sativa varieties are for recreational usage. So always ensure you’ve conducted enough research on the specific strain you want to cultivate before getting started.