Grow for life🌱
Facts.It won't suffer just a little in yield, yield will be massively reduced, probably by over 50%. It makes no sense to take leaves off of outdoor plants. They generate the energy needed to produce flowers, and the plant will scavenge nutrition from them as the buds grow, causing the leaves to first yellow, and then die. You defoliate some for indoor plants because of the difference in light strength between the top and the bottom of the plant, because of how close the plant is to the light source. Even then, I think most people way overdo it. Outdoors, the sunlight is plenty strong enough for the plant to use the lower/interior leaves. On these plants below, all I will do is remove the interior branches that aren't vigorous, and I won't rush to do that. The plant will drop the shade leaves when it's done with them.
These plants will likely produce over three lbs of dried bud each, and that's with just throwing the lower tiny buds away.
Indoor and outdoor are 2 different beasts.