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New to the medical marijuana cloning industry? Want to quickly grow genetically identical replicas of weed plants from a cutting taken from a mother cannabis plant?

With 38 states, 3 territories, and the District of Columbia legally allowing the medical use of marijuana products (as of April 24, 2023), cannabis cloning offers a lucrative business for expert cultivators.

You shouldn’t have missed noticing the flourishing business environment involving the manufacture and sale of medical marijuana. With medical cannabis now legal in so many states across the country, the market is growing exuberantly.

Cloning is a time-saving technique that has been around for centuries to propagate plants, flowers, and vegetables with tremendous success.

And when it comes to cloning medical cannabis, the process is relatively straightforward and can be executed with minimal cost and effort. With this technique, you can increase your medical marijuana yields and produce more of your favorite strain.

What is Cannabis Cloning?

Cannabis Cloning

Cannabis Cloning

Cloning a weed plant is a process of asexual reproduction where growers transplant cuttings from a healthy female plant to produce offspring that mirror the genetic makeup of the parent (mother) plant.

If you are going to grow clones for medicinal use, look for mother plants that offer a high yield of cannabidiol (CBD) or TetraHydroCannabinol (THC). It will guarantee that you’ll get the exact yields forever.

Below is a quick step-by-step beginner’s guide to quickly grow healthy clones of medicinally important marijuana plants with stable genetics.

The 6 Must-Haves for Growing Medical Cannabis Clones in a Shorter Time

Step 1: Prepare a Grow Tent

Prepare grow tent

Prepare grow tent

Before you go for a cutting of the desired medical marijuana strain, make your indoor grow tent ready to receive it. It should provide the clone with a highly humid space with 18 hours of consistent (artificial) light for up to 4 weeks. After going through the crucial early stages of growth, the new cannabis clones will be ready to be transplanted outdoors or shifted to the indoor grow rooms. A healthier clone will be better able to withstand harsh weather and unpredictable light cycles outdoors.

We recommend using cell pods instead of rockwool cubes for the development of stronger stem and root systems. It will also allow you to conveniently plant new cannabis clones undergoing vegetative transition into the soil or to bigger pots.

Step 2: Select a Healthy Female Plant

Select plant

Select plant

Make sure that the mother plant you have selected to get cuttings from is healthy and vigorous, and it has been growing for a few months.

Step 3: Prepare the Plant

Prepare the plants

Prepare the plants

Cut off a 5” to 6” long branch having an intact top bud that is more likely to sprout to make a new plant. Lower branches can also be cloned but make sure the cut area lies above the soil line.

It is wiser to remove the bottom fan leaves of the cutting to maximize the rate of photosynthesis (manufacture of food in the presence of light). Additionally, if you want your medical cannabis clones to minimize the rate of transpiration for more water retention.

We recommend using a sterilized blade or a pair of scissors to make cuttings for medical cannabis clones to avoid contaminating them with disease-causing germs, such as bacteria and fungi.

Step 4: Place Cutting in a Cloner

To allow the cutting to develop a root system, place it in a cloner, a grow room, or a grow tent with optimum conditions for a healthier growth. Once you have placed the cutting in a cloner, cover it with your growing medium. The bud should be under the surface of the growing medium.

Expert medical marijuana growers use a rooting hormone (like Indole-3 butyric acid) or gel to allow the clones develop healthier roots for better nutrient absorption and anchorage. To stimulate root growth, the hormone is transformed into Indole-3-acetic acid.

Step 5: Watering/Moisture-Maintenance

Watering to plants

Watering to plants

You need to regularly water your cannabis clones to maintain a highly humid environment to ensure a faster, healthier growth. After a few weeks, the clones will start growing roots.

Step 6: Transplantation: When you observe that the clones have developed a strong root system, it’s time to transplant them into a larger pot/container, an indoor grow room, or an outdoor medical cannabis farm.

Medicinal Importance of Cannabis Strains

THC, the main ingredient in cannabis, has proven to successfully treat some illnesses. It can reduce the symptoms of glaucoma, neurogenic pain and movement disorders, insomnia, and nausea.

HHC might be helpful in managing the symptoms of fibromyalgia, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome. Research indicates that THC avoids the formation of deposits of plaques related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Apparently, further study is important in determining which ailments medical cannabis clones can help, but even this small list is encouraging.

Safer Uses of Cannabis Products

Medical marijuana challengers strongly object to the most common method of using marijuana products: smoking. Still, there are other safer ways to consume marijuana.

Pot can be inhaled in a vapor form and added to foodstuffs after being processed into hemp oil. Both ways avoid the potential dangers involved in any form of smoking.

Where can I Buy Healthy Marijuana Clones?

Where can I buy Clones

Where can I buy Clones

One of the challenges of purchasing medical marijuana clones is finding out who is permitted/licensed to grow it, and how much they can grow.

The states which have authorized marijuana for medicinal use have put into effect standards for whether and how much cannabis is permitted to grow or possess. Things are a bit more problematic for dispensaries.

California permits caregivers and patients to grow the herb, but much of the product which is sold in the market is produced on small “farms” which still work outside the law.

A large store specializing in info and supplies opened in Sacramento, CA. The store does not sell any cannabis or any plants. There are some plants on display, but they are owned by licensed individuals and will be removed before they bud.

So, the best places to buy medical marijuana clones are the online shops, like Big Daddy Clones, which are licensed to sell cannabis clones.

Licensed Marijuana Clones Dispensaries

Starting a medical cannabis dispensary requires a bit of work. In each of the states where the sale of medical cannabis is permitted, the requirements are a bit different.

Businesses must acquire a license and provide proof that the leaser has approved the business or that the business owns the storefront. Some states expect a safety plan to be drawn up, or request tax credentials and so forth.

One of the main setbacks facing these legal medical marijuana cloning businesses is getting the full range of business services, such as vendor accounts for processing credit card sales or bank accounts since cannabis is only legal on the state level, not at the federal level.

Maybe the strongest argument that the government will respond to is the potential tax base that medical cannabis will produce. In tough economic times, it is hard to turn away any source of much-needed income.


Are marijuana clones considered plants?

Yes, marijuana clones are small plants that you cut from a ‘mother plant’ or a large female plant that you keep in the vegetative stage of growth. Carefully sliced from the mother plant, each weed clone is a genetic replica of the “mom”. Unlike plants grown from seeds, marijuana clones don’t grow tap roots.

How long does it take for a marijuana clone to mature?

Did you know a clone reaches maturity faster than one starting from a seed? A marijuana clone becomes an adult plant in 6 to 8 weeks. When the roots of clones grow to the bottom of the plant, it’s time to transplant them into larger pots. Through cloning, you’ll get a large number of plants in a shorter time.

Need More Help?

Have questions regarding the quicker, larger, and more cost-effective growth of marijuana clones in your area? Just get in touch here at Big Daddy Clones! We are a phone call away at  877-262-6192.