Expected setup cost
Expect to spend anywhere from $100 to $1500+. That might seem like a large range but lights and grow medium/setup play a large role in factoring in costs. You can have a fairly professional setup for around $800 which can produce a pound of bud if you know what you’re doing. Even if you can only produce half that you’re still saving a lot of money. Let’s say you’re paying $80 for a quarter of bud. That’s $320 an ounce and $1,920 for half a pound. Plus, if you’re just growing for yourself and maybe another person you won’t need anywhere that much marijuana if you’re growing year round.
This makes it more than easy to make up the startup cost with just one grow, and now you see that it’s worth it to grow if you want to save money.
Expect to spend anywhere between $0 and $200, and that includes nutrients and seeds. The trick with growing outside is finding a spot that is discrete, gets at least 8 hours of direct sunlight, and is safe for the plant from both weather and pests. Many professional growers use greenhouses, and that will, of course, skyrocket the cost of growing outside.