One of the most frequently asked questions by soon-to-be growers is: how long does it take to grow cannabis plants? That’s a good one, to be honest. Every cannabis grower should know how much time it takes to grow healthy, aromatic, and potent weed. How long it will take to grow cannabis largely depends on its genetics. Most cannabis varieties are photoperiod, meaning they switch to the flowering stage only when given a sufficient amount of lights-off time. Such strains grow 3–7 months until they’re ready for harvest. Autoflowering strains, however, don’t care about the normal light cycle. Once they get to a certain age, they start to bloom flowers, which is the main reason why it takes less time to enjoy your yields from an autoflowering bud. In this article, we’ll mostly focus on the photoperiod strains. We’ll cover each growth stage, preferred growing conditions, and different growth times for sativa, indica, and hybrid varieties.