I have just initiated the flower stage on my plants. Most of the plants have acquired the bushy look. I have read around on forums and such, of the procedure of trimming the plant. Some say, that this is desirable when plants are bushy and well branched developed, to let in light into the inner/lower branches, for the buds to develop more/faster. And others say that this is totally unnecessary cause the buds themselves are not in any need of light, and will grow just as fine without any light as long as there are leaves to receive light to transport the energy they need in developement. Well I would conclude from prior knowledge, that the leaves contain chlorophyll that transform the light energy into energy ATP, that they can use in their development. The flowers themselves, have chlorophyll, but in much lesser amount, as the stems have, thus their green color. But have little use of the light, comparable to the leaves(sun-panels). SO, what I am wondering, why would anyone want to trim their plant (not including topping, to secure height) ??? If such a procedure would compromise the plants health, and more likely stress it, why do people perform this thing if not the buds are affected of getting lights ?? People try topping procedure to allow plant to develop multiple stems, and become bushy, but this will irreversibly produce more leaves which will hinder light from penetrate into the inner/lower part. So to me, there is inconsistency of these two theories/practices, which one contradict the other ??? I appreciates comments, if anyone have some interesting inputs of this subject. Thank you.