Clones or cuttings are an exact genetic duplicate of the mother plant. Clones are the easiest way to get started if you are a beginning patient grower. Starting with Clones has several advantages over starting from seed: 1.You get a genetic copy of a plant that is most likely a sturdy strain 2. The same potency and resistance to pests and disease is passed on to the Clone 3. If you’re cloning a female plant (which most people do), you are guaranteed of the sex 4. Since they’re already rooted, you save several weeks in growing time. Clones are usually available through growing co-ops or nicer dispenaries.