Welcome to News Joint Grow Journal, an educational series of journal entries in which I, Illinois Ed, grow my own medicine at home. News Joint Grow Journal’s mission is to inform and education home growers of all experience levels and to encourage the legal growing of cannabis, from Illinois to the world, one journal entry at a time. The journal entries will follow the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of legally growing five plants from seed to smoke as a first-time grower.