Inside or Outside Ganja: Which One’s Doper?

Inside or Outside Ganja: Which One's Doper?

Yo, what’s good my fellow stoners? It’s ya boy Dan back at it again with another blog post. Today we’re talking about the age-old debate of indoor vs outdoor weed. Which one hits harder, which one tastes better, and which gives you more bang for your buck? Let’s get into it.

So, first things first. If you’re looking for a clear-cut answer to this question, you’re barking up the wrong tree. As a smoker or grower, it’s up to you to decide what you want from your weed. The differences between indoor and outdoor growing depend on who’s growing the crop more than where it’s grown.

Indoor Growing

Indoor grows can come in all shapes and sizes, from fancy hydroponic setups to plants shoved in a closet. The main advantage of an indoor grow is stability. You have more control over the environment and can protect your plants from pests and disease. Plus, you can grow year-round thanks to artificial light. However, indoor grows can be expensive and require a lot of equipment.

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Outdoor Growing

Outdoor growing is not as simple as just throwing some seeds on the ground and letting nature do its thing. You have to deal with the elements and pests, but sun-grown weed has its benefits. It’s more likely to have all of its natural cannabinoids and terpenes intact compared to indoor weed. However, exposure to the sun also means exposure to pesticides, so don’t assume that just because it’s grown outdoors that it’s organic.

Greenhouse Growing

Growing in a greenhouse is like the middle child of indoor and outdoor growing. You get natural light and day/night cycles, but you also have more control over the environment than if you were growing outside. Temperature, humidity, and pests are easier to manage in a greenhouse compared to outside.

Seeds vs Clones

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Contrary to popular belief, indoor plants can come from seeds just as much as outdoor plants can come from clones. There’s nothing to suggest that seeds won’t contain the same genetics as clones from high-quality plants. Whether you choose seeds or clones is up to personal preference.


Potency is probably the biggest concern for most smokers when it comes to choosing between indoor and outdoor weed. Indoor grows tend to have higher potency due to the controlled environment and higher trichome volume. However, sun-grown weed can also be potent if it has ideal growing conditions.


Indoor grows tend to have more intense flavors, but ultimately the strain itself is what determines flavor more than the growing environment.

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Outdoor weed is thought to have a more relaxed “natural” high compared to “artificial” indoor weed, but it’s really the processes happening inside the plant that determine the characteristics of the high.


Sun-grown cannabis may lose some of its color compared to indoor weed due to exposure to sunlight and lack of control over humidity and light.


Outdoor buds tend to be much bigger than indoor buds, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re more potent. Indoor buds may have higher trichome density even if they’re smaller.

So which is better – indoor or outdoor weed? It depends on what you want from your weed and what kind of setup you have available. Indoor grows are generally safer with minimal equipment needed for a stable environment, but outdoor grows can offer massive yields if you have ideal conditions. Ultimately, a well-grown plant in ideal conditions is going to produce great weed no matter where it’s grown.

And remember, certain strains are better suited for certain environments so make sure you do your research before choosing a strain. Good luck on your growing journey, homies!

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