Can You Buy Clones At A Dispensary?

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by Morgan

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January 19, 2023

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Yes, you can buy clones at a dispensary. Purchasing clones is the best way to jump-start your cannabis plants and cut growing time down by half. Buying a clone from a dispensary is a great way to begin your indoor or outdoor grow.

Dispensaries, knowing that their clients are high-browed when it comes to their weed provide the best in cannabis products.

Their bud is no exception!

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Can You Buy Clones at Dispensaries (Or should you)?

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A Small Cannabis Clone

A commonly known fact is that dispensaries take great care in cultivating cannabis seeds. Knowing this, when you buy marijuana clones from a local dispensary, you will want to look for premium varieties.

The dispensaries typically call them top-shelf or some other marketing buzzword to get you to buy, but be on the lookout for premium clones.

If you buy a cheap clone, expect shitty weed cultivation. Cultivating high-quality clones is only possible if you know what the best cannabis clones are.

If you are an indoor or outdoor grower who finds germinating seeds difficult, growing from a clone state is much easier. All that is needed is some good soil, and plop, in goes your seedling plant.

Cannabis seeds can also be unreliable and finding a reliable seed bank is often difficult, which can suck when all you wish to do is grow some insanely cool-looking cannabis plants.

In this case, marijuana clones might just be your answer!

Second, it also saves you time. From germination to clone state takes an average of 4 – 8 weeks to 1st potted transplant of the seedling. This gives you about a month of saved time depending on your strain selection.

Top Cannabis Clones For Growing

Depending on where you live, it is possible to grab a clone from a dispensary. I currently live in Colorado for example and know of a few good weed shops that sell insanely pure genetics, but there are stores that do not carry clones.

My best advice is to call around. If you do live in a state that is legally okay with you growing weed, when you contact a dispensary, ask them what varieties of clones they offer. And secondly, ask how they look. Are they healthy looking? How long have they been on the shelf, etc?

You may find that, although they have the cannabis you want, the clone itself is often in bad shape. This is because the clones at dispensaries are often neglected because the focus is on selling weed, not growing it.

Never a good start when growing cannabis from a clone.

Alternatively, if you have an “in” or a connection at the dispo, you will have better luck in knowing when they make fresh clones or new strains that are available.

Here are the top marijuana clones I buy when skipping the germination process:

types of clones

  • Ice Cream Cake Clones – Cake strains are very popular and this one is no exception. Popular with intermediate to advance farmers (Somewhat of a green thumb needed), this strain is a mixture of Wedding Cake and Gelato #33 with high THC content at around 23%. This hybrid strain helps with sleep, anxiety, and pain while giving you a sweet flavor and silky finishing notes.
  • Apple Fritter Clones – Like dispensaries, I have high standards when it comes to popular strains. Apple Fritter is a lesser know cannabis plant that gives a relaxing and powerful high. Good for sleep, and anxiety, this hybrid is a mixture of Animal Cookies and Sour Apple. Complete with an earthy smell and a sweet flavor, it is one of my favorites for a nighttime routine.
  • Girl Scout Cookies – One of my first indoor grower experiences was with Girl Scout Cookie Clones. I purchased this from a local Colorado dispensary in Colorado Springs that grew its own supply. Its genetics are composed of OG Kush and Durban Poison and will leave you feeling hungry but euphoric. A happy smoke that also helps with pain, nausea, and appetite loss. Highly recommended for cancer patients. This is on the list as it is one of the most popular strains available and I simply love its complexity.
  • Whitewalker OG – My absolute favorite variety! I am always on the lookout to buy clones from a dispensary. The first time I tried Whitewalker OG I was in love. Other hybrid strains can’t match the high THC and mood-lifting effects that Whitewalker OG has. It is basically an Indica variation of SFV OG Kush that is laced with trichomes. Can you say “High-Yields”? It also is a very healthy plant to grow, great for beginner to advanced growers.

Cultivating High-Quality Clones – Skip The Cannabis Seeds

Cultivating cannabis from a clone is much easier than dealing with cannabis seeds.  Why?

Because with a clone, you have a cutting of an already existing plant. This means that the plant is already acclimated to its environment and is easier to care for.

In addition, as I previously mentioned, it also saves you time. From germination to clone state takes an average of 4 – 8 weeks to 1st pot.

Below I will go into detail on what to look for when choosing a clone as well as how to cultivate it. Let’s get started…

When choosing a clone, you want to make sure that the plant is healthy and free of pests and diseases. You also want to make sure that the clone is taken from a reputable source.

As it comes to cultivating your cannabis clone, there are a few things you need to do in order to ensure its success.

First, you will need to acclimate the plant to its new environment. This means slowly introducing it to things like light, water, and temperature.

You will also need to make sure that you are providing the plant with the proper nutrients it needs to grow.

This can be done in a variety of ways, but I often recommend using soil as a medium for growing as it is easier to control the variables.

Finally, you will need to purchase a few items or have them on hand:

  • Soil or growing medium
  • Pot or container to grow in
  • Nutrients
  • Lights (If growing indoors)
  • Timer (If growing indoors)
  • pH tester or meter

If you are new to growing, here is a complete list of how to grow cannabis for beginners

Best Dispensaries to Buy Clones

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Northern California


Wrapping It Up

If you are looking for more control in your grow room, the best genetics, and plants that are healthy from start to harvest, buying a clone from a dispensary is a solid plan of attack. With it entirely possible to start growing from a clone, why not purchase it from your local dispensary? After all, its just great customer service. Happy growing!

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I discovered the benefits of Cannabis at a young age in 2002, with years of trial and error, my knowledge grew just like my plants. As my love for cannabis unfolded I began to teach and learn, trying to gain as much information and practical growing experience.

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