The domestic cat and cannabis leaf

My cats recently went hog wild and ate most of the leaves and soft branches of my plant. Will the plant regenerate itself?
Lawless Shadow,

Redwood City, California

Yes it will. Just make sure that it has enough water, light and nutrients and the plant will regrow. It may be bushier than it would have been unpruned. To promote bigger buds, remove most of the smaller branches to guide the plant’s energy to the larger ones. If the plant is outdoors it may start to flower before it has a chance to regrow completely. Even so, it will produce buds, but its yield will be small.

Make sure to keep the cats out of the garden.

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