With cannabis legalized for use in many states (and recreational use even beginning to come online in several), there’s never been more interest in cultivation. Newcomers who want to supply their own needs still face something of a daunting barrier of entry, however, even when growing entirely within the limits of the local law.
If growing outdoors isn’t feasible, growing indoors will require a lighting system. Don’t get too caught up in all the discussion and advertising directed at commercial growers — lighting considerations are very different for the small-scale grower focused only on personal use. Fortunately, they’re also significantly less expensive and complicated.