Take an apple... Say, a Jonathan or a Red Delicious.
It's a clone, baby. Just as sure as Boba Fett's Pop was the 'mother' for all Imperial Stormtroopers... Many useful plants are cultivated by cloning, including Marijuana.
Apple trees reproduce sexually, so planting seeds taken from that Red Delicious you had at lunch is a roll of the genetic dice. Sexual parents produce unique offspring; you're more likely to get an all new kind of tree, with it's very own concept of what an apple should be, producing fruit anywhere from celestial to thoroughly inedible - sweet, sour or bitter. But if you want Red Delicious trees, you need to lop off the branch you just plucked your Ideal Apple from, graft it to rootstock, and let the pieces grow together into a new tree. This gives you a nearly identical genetic copy of the fruit you just munched. Or, if this is more effort than you care to expend, you go to the store and buy a pre-made clone, guaranteed to produce apples like those on the pictures that hang from it.
The whole process is much much easier with Cannabis. A herbaceous plant (plants which lack a persistent woody stem), Cannabis cuttings produce new roots quickly and more readily - grafting isn't necessary. You simply select nice looking branchings with lively growth tips from that Sour Diesel plant by the window, carefully snip them off, replant in an appropriate matrix which encourages root growth, and you get a brand new Sour Diesel plant. Or two, or six, or twenty…
The advantages are many - you get multiple guaranteed copies of the 'Mama' plant, so since you are growing medicinal pot, starting with a female plant gets you "X" number of female clones. And your new baby Sour Diesel plants aren't babies - a clone is the same level of maturity as the plant it was taken from, so you can expect it to flower much sooner than if you were growing it from seed. And just like that Red Delicious, you are getting a medical Marijuana plant which exactly duplicates the qualities and properties of the plant you started with - effect, flavor, and aroma.
Or, you can order a clone (or teen) from BASA!
Send in the Clones.