Since this publication began in September 2020, 126 issues have been published and sent to 2427 subscribers.

The Hobby Grow (formerly Letters from the Grow) is a weekly newsletter encouraging growth in cannabis, as seen through the lens of a hobby grower and lifelong cannabis professional.

An independent, ad-free, non-bioscience cannabis newsletter that offers both life lessons taught by cannabis and insights into what’s happening in this ever-changing industry.

Most months, there have been 3+ issues.

Some had double that.

Some only had 1.

Future issues of The Hobby Grow will exclusively focus on:

  • Perspectives on Cannabis from a Hobby Grower:  I grow, extract, smoke, dab, and work in the trenches of this ever-changing space; these are my takes.

  • Hobby Growing: Helping First Time Growers Get Started, and helping Hobby Growers Get Better; These are the lessons I've learned along the way.

Within these two categories, we will explore a variety of tips, advice, mistakes, lessons learned, and predictions on where we are headed. If you've got a specific question or topic you'd like to see covered, please don't hesitate to reply to this email and let me know!

As we move forward together, I want to be crystal clear on what you can expect from me.

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Updated: 3/16/23

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Ben Owens 🌱
🌱 Hobby Grower • Cannabis Co-Author ✍ Helping professionals talk about cannabis. 📢 @mujschool Alumni 🐅