Actually you need good soil and of course you need some integrated pest Management however if you are running the right strains I totally agree that you really don't need much after you've got a good soil base.
And you absolutely do need more specialized equipment to process things however this is all easily achievable and an extremely good investment.
Housing food as well as medicine this plant has quite a bit of potential to help human societies if we just take advantage of it.
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