Maine is a state on the east coast of the USA where it has been legal to grow cannabis since 2016. There are restrictions on the number of plants you can grow, and you have to ensure the plants aren't visible from the air or another property, but other than that, Maine is a place that is welcoming to growers of weed.
If you plan to grow outside, you need to take into account Maine's short growing season. Think of growing weed plants as having very similar needs to tomatoes - and plenty of people grow them successfully.
Aim to let them grow all summer, and plan for harvest in the autumn by mid-September or early October at the latest.
You will need a trustworthy seed bank and seeds which are suitable for a short growing season. Sounds complicated? It isn't!
Top 5 Best strains to grow in the state of Maine
To make things easier for you; here are five cannabis varieties that will do well when grown outdoors in Maine, or anywhere else with a similar climate:
1. OG Kush
OG Kush comes from Northern California and is known for its distinct taste and powerful effects. Yet, opinions are divided about the origin of the OG Kush. The actual genetics are therefore unknown. What we do know is that she is Indica dominant and one of the greatest marijuana strains.
Some claim that OG Kush is a blend of Chemdawg with a Lemon Thai and a Pakistani Kush. There is even disagreement about the meaning of the name OG; some claim it means Original Gangster. However, most people would agree that because of its origins in Northern California, it means Ocean Grown.
The OG Kush weed is an extremely strong cannabis strain that is very popular among experienced smokers and medical marijuana users.
OG Kush is a unique variety with distinctive traits that cannot be compared to other marijuana varieties. The feminized OG Kush cannabis seeds are therefore extremely popular and are widely sold worldwide.
The most predominant characteristic of OG Kush is its strong aroma and light citrus flavor. This is reminiscent of fuel or powerful cleaning agents. OG Kush is an exceptionally strong marijuana variety, which is often one of their favorites among experienced smokers.
The effect after smoking the weed is equally strong both physically and mentally. Although her genetics are mostly Indica, her influence is Sativa. This strong cannabis strain has a very complex taste.
The OG Kush cannabis plant is a great strain for outdoor growing in Maine and perhaps one of the best outdoor strains around. She flowers for eight weeks and has an average yield of 60 to 80 grams per plant, which means that the yield can increase to a harvest of 600 grams per square meter.
OG Kush plants are known to stretch slightly during growth, but quickly fill up during flowering. They generally grow to between 90 and 160 cm in height. Her buds are large and thick, and the light green clusters are covered with a thick layer of resin.
2. Gorilla Glue Autoflower
Gorilla Glue Auto is the autoflowering variant of Gorilla Glue # 4. Are you wondering what makes Gorilla Glue so unique? Then take a look at her name. This one is a playful hint to her fantastic resin production and potency. In fact, it is so powerful that it "glues" you to your sofa in wonderfully deep relaxation.
Since Gorilla Glue Auto is an autoflower and features perfect mold resistance. It can therefore be grown without any problems. And rest assured; it does very well both indoors and outdoors. With a little care, you can look forward to phenomenal production with this remarkable autoflower.
Maybe not in quantity per se, but absolutely in quality. Anyone who grows her doesn't even know where to start cutting, because she produces so much resin!
Indoors, she can deliver 400-600g / m² thick and very resinous buds under lighting of 600W. These have a scent consisting of a mix of pine, lemon and gasoline. Outside, you can rely on a yield of around 300g / plant under optimal conditions. Her short flowering time of 8-9 weeks from germination is another significant advantage!
The pine aroma not only smells great during growth but is also very noticeable when smoked. Citrus and diesel notes complete the experience.
Gorilla Glue Auto is an extraordinarily potent strain. It is therefore not surprising that with her bizarrely productive trichomes, she can reach an astonishingly high THC content of 24%.
The Gorilla Glue Auto is a strain that offers the perfect blend of an Indica strain with Sativa qualities. This means that her effect is deeply relaxing but very euphoric at the same time. In other words, she's a great mix of a heavy body stone with a cerebral high.
3. White Widow
White Widow is a member of the so-called "white family” of cannabis with a high THC content. The first White Widow was created by crossing a Brazilian Cannabis sativa with an Indian Cannabis Indica. This Indica hybrid was already legendary at the time, according to stories, she was created by years of cultivation and selection in the mountains of Kerala.
Characteristics of both species from this cross are therefore clearly recognizable. The buds of this marijuana plant are sturdy and compact and covered with white crystals.
When you talk about the White Widow, you are talking about the most famous strain ever. In the Netherlands it quickly became a bestseller in all coffee shops, not much later this strong plant became known all over the world, making it available almost everywhere today.
4. Blue Dream
A happy cross between Blueberry and Haze, Blue Dream is in many a top ten list of best-selling cannabis seeds. Due to the involvement of Haze, Blue Dream is sought after by many experienced growers.
Blue Dream is a sativa dominant hybrid and has quickly developed into one of the most smoked and loved cannabis strains in the USA. Currently, she is one of the best-selling strains ever.
This is thanks to its beautiful blue appearance and wonderfully sweet taste and a satisfying high yield. All of these factors, combined with plenty of THC and a long-lasting effect that serves both body and mind.
Those who grow Blue Dream can count on the respect of their cannabis-loving friends; this cannabis is always appreciated. There is nothing wrong with the bag appeal due to the colorful shades, and the yields are also impressive.
Blue Dream is a cannabis strain with character; no popping Indica and no floaty Haze, but a cannabis strain with a refined taste, easy to grow and large yields. Connoisseurs describe the strain as cannabis seed cannabis strain, with a distinct, sweet taste and a high that is an enjoyable full-body stone and a cerebral high.
5. Sour Diesel
A legend in the weed community, Sour Diesel is known to take even the most depressed and sulkiest, and raise them to a high bliss that leaves them unable to control the onslaught of classic marijuana chuckles.
Sour Diesel always delivers crisp citrus notes with every toke. This not only gives a sumptuously rich and complex flavor but also produces an incredibly smooth exhalation of the two main flavor notes merging and having an earthy aftertaste. The high often leads you into cerebral daydreams with the energy and motivation to turn those daydreams into reality. Sour Diesel is an excellent cannabis strain to get things going, and with a simple vintage aroma, it's easy to see how this cannabis strain is a classic.
Our advice for this variety: this plant will grow! And you should have experience with plant training techniques like topping or Scrog to keep it contained. She will do well outdoors in Maine if regularly watered and offered plenty of nutrients - she can be a hungry beast!