Can of worms I'm sure... I'm hoping some of you will indulge the question. I'm just the messenger here. My father was recently declared disabled and has his medical card. Since he can't do much else, and bud is exceptionally expensive, he wants to grow for himself. I'm trying to get some solid answers for him since I have the tech skills and he struggles to find even just the youtube icon on his phone. I operate a business as well as have a regular job, so I don't have much time to devote to this, otherwise I would gladly research and read for hours myself. So I'm hoping you guys will give me a pass and help me out. I'll try and lay out what details I can and what I think I know, and hopefully you good folks can set me straight. He comes from a different time with different knowledge. He knows a good bit about the plants themselves, but all his experience is with outdoor grows based on the harvest season. Where we are living now, that isn't an option, so he needs to shrink his goals to fit in a small portion of a back room in my shop. Realistically no more than 4'x10'x8', but preferably a bit smaller so I don't have to give up too much work space. The room is usually not climate controlled. I can run a heater or small AC to stabilize temps, but getting it cooler than 75 in the summer and hotter than 75 in the dead of winter probably isn't realistic. I've seen things about fridge grows, and things of that nature, but I don't know how efficient all that is. I even thought about going to an auction and trying to find a broken walk in freezer to repurpose if it would fit the space, but I don't know if dollar-wise, that direction makes the most sense or not. We would like to go relatively inexpensive up front, but he likes the idea of LED for cost savings long term. He doesn't understand hydroponics. But he/we are willing to learn whatever is needed if we can just be pointed in the "best" direction. He was a plumber by trade and I'm a fabricator with general construction experience, so putting together just about anything shouldn't be an issue, except when it comes to the tiny tech part, like working inside controllers, computer stuff, etc. He really wanted to order seeds out of Amsterdam. I told him that most likely that would be an issue with customs, although admittedly I said that not having any first hand experience. So seed banks....is there a best? Best overall or best USA based? I can drive to Colorado in just a couple hours, or California within a day if that is the best way to go instead of ordering online. He's mostly a stoner. He smokes for pain, but not because it takes the pain away, just numbs his brain to the point where he doesn't think about the pain. Any suggested strains with high yield and reasonable flowering times? Also, relatively durable so that if he doesn't get it perfect right off the bat, it won't be a total bust? Any particular YouTube channels to watch? I'm quick to learn and if I can passively watch videos in my down time, I can learn how to help him. But everyone on YouTube is an expert, except all the people that aren't. So I'd rather not waste time sorting through bunk experts. I realize all this is very long and very broad, so I genuinely appreciate any knowledge you all would be willing to share. I'll gladly return the favor if I ever end up with anything to offer.