Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are substances utilized to manipulate the growth patterns of plants, including cannabis. While they have the potential to enhance size and yield, not all PGRs are benign. Synthetic PGRs, frequently employed for these purposes, can jeopardize the natural integrity and safety of cannabis plants, potentially compromising the final product’s quality and healthfulness.

Here at Verdes Cannabis, we take immense pride in our commitment to steering clear of synthetic PGRs. Why? Because we prioritize the health and safety of our community and the purity of our products. Our unwavering dedication to natural growing practices ensures that you experience cannabis as it was meant to be – safe, effective, and of the highest quality.

Natural vs Synthetic

Natural plant growth regulators (PGRs) are intrinsic to plants, occurring as part of their biological processes. These compounds, such as auxins, cytokinins, and gibberellins, play fundamental roles in regulating growth and development.

In contrast, synthetic PGRs are artificially manufactured chemicals designed to mimic the effects of natural hormones. These substances are engineered to exert precise control over plant growth, often with the aim of enhancing traits such as bud density and overall appearance.

Function of Synthetic PGRs

Synthetic PGRs are primarily employed to manipulate the physical characteristics of cannabis plants, particularly their buds. By stimulating cell division and elongation, these compounds promote denser bud formation, resulting in visually appealing flowers.

However, the aggressive nature of synthetic PGRs can have detrimental effects on the plant’s natural qualities. While they may enhance certain aesthetic aspects, they can compromise essential attributes such as cannabinoid and terpene profiles, which contribute to the plant’s therapeutic properties and overall efficacy. Due to this, synthetic PGR-grown cannabis will appear less sticky and have less aroma and lower potency.

Why it Matters

The differentiation between natural and synthetic PGRs is paramount for ensuring the safety and quality of cannabis products. Natural cultivation methods prioritize the preservation of the plant’s innate characteristics, resulting in a safer and purer final product.

Several of the synthetic PGRs used on cannabis have been banned from being used on food crops due to their adverse health effects and are labeled for use in ornamental plants only. PGR residue is left on the plants and the finished products.  

Studies are raising concerns about potential health issues from prolonged exposure to these chemicals. Synthetic PGRs have also been linked to adverse health effects, including increased cancer risk, hormonal imbalances that can potentially affect fertility, liver damage, and skin and eye irritation. The plant isn’t the only thing affected by PGRs: these implications extend to us, the consumers.  

By eschewing synthetic PGRs, Verdes Cannabis upholds its commitment to delivering cannabis in its most authentic form, free from artificial manipulation. This dedication to natural growth practices not only safeguards the integrity of the plant but also ensures that consumers can confidently enjoy cannabis naturally and as organically as possible.

Our Commitment

At Verdes, our ethos revolves around prioritizing health and quality above all else. We firmly believe that the best cannabis is cultivated through natural means, without the need for synthetic enhancements. By adhering to strict standards of natural cultivation, we uphold the integrity of our products and the trust of our community.

We are proud to affirm that Verdes Cannabis does not employ synthetic PGRs in any stage of our cultivation process. Instead, we rely on sustainable and environmentally conscious methods to nurture our plants, resulting in cannabis of unparalleled quality, purity, and safety.

Understanding PGRs Beyond the Plant

The ramifications of synthetic PGR use extend far beyond mere plant growth. When these chemicals leach into the environment through runoff, they can wreak havoc on local ecosystems, disrupting delicate ecological balances and posing threats to wildlife.

Furthermore, synthetic PGRs have the potential to persist in soil and waterways, where they can alter the natural growth patterns of not only cannabis but also surrounding plant species. This disruption can have cascading effects on biodiversity, soil health, and ecosystem stability, underscoring the importance of responsible cultivation practices.

Shop Premium, Natural, and Potent Cannabis Free of PGRs With Verdes!

At Verdes Cannabis, our commitment to natural cultivation extends beyond the boundaries of our cultivation facilities. By opting for PGR-free cannabis, we are choosing health, safety, and the benefits of natural wellness. We believe it’s vital for all of us to make conscious choices about the cannabis we enjoy and to support a healthier, more informed cannabis community. 

Shop PGR-free cannabis with Verdes today!

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