We’d be totally remiss to not point you to http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/guides/marijuana-growing-beginners/
Guessing you’ve already been there but in the event you haven’t there it is.
If you are considering purchasing seeds from this site, I highly recommend doing so. I’ve completed 3 successful cash purchases and couldn’t be happier. Having feminized seeds available cuts out the step of having to force cuttings to ID any males and remove them before they’re done vegging.
The vitality and health of a plant grown to maturity from seed vs a plant that is cloned is almost visually negligible. But the quality and potency of the flower a cloned plant can produce diminishes with each successive generation whereas a plant grown from seed is not going to do that from seed to seed.