There are many reasons medical marijuana patients would want to recoup their growing costs by selling clones to collectives as well as to other mmj patients. Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to make a ton of cash just by cutting clones off of their mother plants? The best part is that each time you cut clones off your plants new growth will replace them IF you cut clones the right way.
In this article you will learn the ins and outs of making quick cash unloading clones to local mmj dispensaries, collectives and patients as well as the best ways to get fresh, new genetics that everyone in your area will be rushing to give you donations for.
How To Get Started
The first thing you will need to do if you are wanting to make a decent amount of money selling clones is getting yourself quality genetics. Many collectives have clones that you can buy, take home, grow out for another 2 weeks and cut your own clones from and either sell them back to the same collective OR get donations from other patients by listing them on sites like craigslist or budtrader.
You can also purchase seeds from various cannabis seed banks like the attitude seed bank and be able to offer genetics that NO ONE in your area currently offer. No matter how you get your mother plants really isn’t the important part. The part that you should focus on is how you are going to cut these clones from your mother plants in order for it to spur an insane amount of new growth on those mother plants which will end up creating 10 TIMES the amount of clones you just cut off. I will get to that later in the article but first let’s talk money.
How Much Money Can You Make
Usually medical marijuana patients pay $10 to $15 per clone whether it is in a plug, party cup of soil or other grow medium BUT most times they are pretty small ( 3” – 6” ) and while size isn’t that important ( that’s what she said ) it IS something that you need to be aware of so you can offer LARGER CLONES than others around you and inturn get more people wanting your clones over others.
Most patients will need 6 – 12 clones on average which is an easy $60 – $100+ in donations that you can then use to further fund more mother plants, new genetics, new clones, new seeds and so on. There are many collectives who will need hundreds of clones each and every week and are willing to pay you $5 – $7 per clone and when we are talking HUNDREDS per week it can end up being a real deal worthwhile effort on your end.
Which Collectives Give The Most For Clones
If you go into a collective hoping to run in and provide all of their clones, good luck. You need to make friends, donate towards meds and get a feel for the collective and its atmosphere. As you become a regular, vending becomes second nature with collectives. The issue with clones is the worry of them being bunk, wrong strains, fake strains, hermie issues, bugs, disease, mildew and a million other what ifs that only clones tend to bring in.
As a collective owner or the buying manager him/herself gets to know you and trust you things will always become easier. Running in and saying you have girl scout cookie clones, cherry pie clones, the white clones and other HIGH END clones will usually make them do a double take on you.
Once you have been a proven clone provider however ( usually takes 60 days to prove out your genetics ) it will seem next to impossible to keep ANY clones in stock or available because they will go like hotcakes.
Besides Collectives Where Else Can You Sell Clones
There are plenty of great places to locate other patients who might need clones. Many patients go into the health and beauty section on craigslist for example and post there. To see this in action, go to any cities craigslist health and beauty section and enter “prop 215 clones” or even just “prop 215” and you would be amazed at what pops up.
There are also many medical marijuana classified sites such as budtrader for instance. You can list clones for donation on budtrader and end up with 10+ emails from locals asking for 50+ clones that same day.
Too many patients focus on trying to grow the best medical marijuana and end up having to compete with indoor, outdoor, greenhouse, organic, hydro, aeroponic and a million other hyped up grow types. Why stress over bag appeal, smells, strengths and other factors when you can focus on growing out a couple mother plants and taking cuttings from them and letting them take root?
How To Actually Cut Clones From Marijuana Plants
It amazes us how many patients are brand new to cutting their own clones and even growing marijuana from seeds. You as a grower should learn how to grow from seed as well as how to cut and grow from clone. Now depending on your grow medium can determine the type of cutting you will be taking.
The easiest way to cut clones and make fast cash with them is to do the time tested “party cup clones”. All you have to do is locate growth on your mother plant that has at least one extra node below that can grow back once you cut the “clone” off above it.
When taking a clone from a plant you will want to make the cut at a 45 degree angle, toss some rooting gel or powder on the end and stick it in a party cup filled with soil. Many mmj patients like to grow in Fox Farms Ocean Forest soil however you really should look into “super soil recipes” which is a 100% organic growing medium that can be reused by adding simple amendments to it once a grow cycle has been completed.
Best Ways To Expand The Clone Vending Business
There is actually a great market for clones in all medical marijuana friendly states and countries. One great way to expand in a big way is to setup a delivery service that is centered around providing medical marijuana patients quality clones. There is plenty of competition vending buds so why not become the clone vendor in your area by taking things to the next level and delivering your quality cuts to as many local growers as possible.
Being able to make $2000 + selling clones to collectives and other patients is super easy and done all the time. This is perfect for those growers looking to recover their growing costs and losses that they may had suffered. Always remember to verify valid id and doctors recommendation before getting donations from anyone.