can you give us a wider shot? I would like to see more of the canopy.
This is where I used to run in to issues. Each strain has different growth rates and even the same strain can grow at different rates. I would run in to light burn issues as some tips far outreached others. If the space is there, and these are defoliated enough to not result in mold, and you have trimmed off or decided the lower nodes are not important…yes. If you want to keep the lower nugs, no…but be prepared for them to reach the light.
We get to a point where we are afraid to stress the plants and DO NOT WANT TO LOSE ANY BUDS but sometimes we surrender the weak to increase the strong
I do not know the genus / strain…If these are autoflower, if you start nipping lower buds / nugs, you could stress them into hermies. Same is true for certain photo strains, like GG4. They are prone to stress.
Define “WELL INTO FLOWER” - it tells how much loner STRETCH will continue (along with strain)
How far have they stretched so far?
Week 3 is not that far in and easily, on the average, I would expect a minimum of 12-18 inches MORE OF STRETCH for most any plant
It is a hard call…damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Which is the lesser of the evils
More data is needed to make a good call