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Home growers produce eight times more weed than the legal market in Colorado.

A new report from the cannabis data company New border dates.

shows that US home growers produced eight times more weed than the legal weed market in the entire state of Colorado.

The newly released report on home marijuana cultivation in the United States contains some interesting numbers.

The survey included a sample of nearly 6,000 cannabis users and non-users.

According to the report, marijuana growers are expected to harvest 11 million pounds of flower this year. To put that in perspective, Colorado's legal and commercial market grew by nearly 1.4 million pounds last year.

That means home growers in the United States have grown nearly eight times as much as Colorado. This figure is expected to rise to £15 million by 2030.

The report also estimates that cannabis growers make up 6 percent of the cannabis community, or more than 3 million people. According to this projection, home cannabis growers make up about 1 percent of the U.S. population.

How much and how often do home growers produce?

Not surprisingly, the report found that one of the main barriers to home cultivation is legality, as states with marijuana for adult use have more domestic growers than states without legal markets or medical-only markets.

Adding to this argument, another statistic shows that the majority (84%) of all home growers surveyed have only been growing in the last two years. This suggests that many only started growing after government legalization. Both findings suggest that as more states become legalized, more people will start growing at home.

Most home growers (73%) harvest one to three times a year, and 63% of harvests weigh less than 2 pounds, 40% weigh less than 1 pound.

It's worth noting that in most states where home cultivation is legal, the maximum number of mature plants a grower can have at one time is six or less. A plant grown indoors can take about 4 months to mature and produce about 1/4 pound of buds by dry weight.

One pound weighs about 454 grams, so the average person who smokes one gram per day is probably smoking less than one pound per year. The rest will likely be used to make concentrates or edibles or given away. This helps explain why a small portion of the cannabis community (6% according to the report) grows such a large cannabis crop.

However, the total weight of the harvest may contain many plant stems that could be wasted and account for part of the difference between the harvested and smoked quantity.

There is some encouraging information for those wanting to get started with home cultivation:

Most home growers (65%) spend less than five hours per week caring for their plants. Plus, half spend less than $500 to start a home growth business. Nearly 60 percent of farmers reported spending less than $200 per crop on seeds, supplies, inputs and more, showing how affordable domestic farming can be.

Even a tiny yield of 1/2 pound per harvest can be worthwhile. That's about $200 for 225 grams, about $0.88 per gram (not counting startup costs).

Demographics and behavior of home growers

The report also found that 60 percent of people grow indoors, while only 45 percent grow outdoors.

Outdoors, it is less expensive, is often perceived to be easier to grow, and requires less setup and operating costs. This information means that most home growers either don't have space to grow outdoors, want to harvest more each year, or want more control over the process. However, we should add that some states require home growers to keep plants indoors.

The report estimates that home growers currently spend up to $2.7 billion on equipment. This number is expected to rise to $3.7 billion by 2030, highlighting the huge revenue potential of the growing equipment market.

Another interesting piece of information is that home growers are mostly people with families. Of those surveyed, more than half (51 percent) were married and about two-thirds (65 percent) had children, belying the idea of ​​a lonely farmer living off the grid in the middle of the forest.

The income of home growers is also diverse: almost half (45%) earn less than $50,000 per year, while 25 percent earn more than $100,000, meaning people don't always grow their own fruit because it is cheaper.

According to the report, these are the top five reasons people grow weed at home:

“It’s a hobby”

“It's cheaper”

“It’s more comfortable”

“I don’t have to worry about chemicals/pesticides”

“I can grow better quality grass than I could buy anywhere else”


While New Frontier's report provides plenty of insight into the home growing market, it's important to note that it is based on a sample of 6,000 growers. This sample can be extrapolated to millions or hundreds of millions of people in the data set, as in the case of extrapolating the total number of U.S. domestic producers. It has a population of about 330 million, so any minor variants in the data set would be hugely magnified when extrapolated and may not reflect the actual facts.

As with all data in the cannabis industry, it is difficult to determine exact numbers because the plant remains federally illegal and under-tracked. We have to rely on forecasts and estimates and it is difficult to fully represent a market.

Regardless, New Frontier's report reveals a surprising glimpse into the marijuana home cultivation landscape in what may be the most comprehensive investigation to date, providing consumers and industry insiders with valuable information about this little-known market and its potential growth.

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