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Old 10-23-2017, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Canuck View Post
Yes, the tough restriction on having to "grow your own" has clearly stopped the marijuana industry dead in it's tracks, so it makes perfect sense that no one would grow tobacco either.

I was unaware people are actually growing tobacco indoors under lights, but they're out there.

I saw an estimate from an LED lights seller that one can derive a carton's worth of cigarettes from just four tobacco plants. Even if that's so, I'd bear in mind that these plants get big (got eight foot ceilings in your basement?), there are curing/aging steps that might require special facilities, and you'd have to maintain a pretty large area under continuous cultivation in order to feed your nicotine habit.

I've grown tobacco (on an ornamental basis) outdoors, but it sounds like a potential mess in a basement grow setup, not to mention expensive.