Seed to Sale: Growing Marijuana | Discover Marijuana

What does it take to turn the flower from a marijuana plant into something a medical cannabis patient can use?

Cannabis growers often use the time-tested method of planting seeds, but there are alternatives to the old-fashioned way. For example, growers can clone cannabis plants by using cuttings taken from a healthy mother plant.

Once the flower is harvested, it takes a few more weeks of drying and curing before it can be used. Then, the flower is either packaged raw or sent for further processing for use in other cannabis products.

The production of medical cannabis products often involves much more than simply growing, processing, and packaging.

Watch the video to learn about the legal considerations of “seed to sale.” We’ll also show you how to find alternatives to your favorite strains, in case your first choice isn’t available.


Tim Pickett, PA-C is a Medical Cannabis expert and the founder of Utah Therapeutic Health Center. As a Qualified Medical Provider, Tim works directly with patients in need of Medical Marijuana recommendations and treatment plans. Salt Lake City Weekly readers voted Tim Utah’s Best Medical Cannabis Doctor (QMP) in its “2021 Best of Utah mind and body” edition.

Blake Smith is the Chief Science Officer at Zion Pharmaceuticals and an expert in the biochemistry of cannabis. Blake has a keen understanding of cannabinoid compounds and their effects on the human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Kylee Shumway is the Pharmacist in Charge at WholesomeCo, a Medical Cannabis pharmacy in Bountiful. Her interest in cannabis medicine also began in college, when an organic chemistry professor sometimes mentioned the compounds in marijuana.

For more information on getting a Utah Medical Marijuana card or Utah marijuana laws, visit

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Published January 5, 2022

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