Growing Cannabis Sustainably

It isn’t hard for some people to break the bank when starting and maintaining an indoor cannabis grow. It starts at the hardware store, then your local hydroponics center, and then of course, your cannabis clone growers. Then you’ve got recurring expenses like the electrical bill, feed, water, and other inevitable costs that occur when…

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4 Simple Steps to Pick the Right Lights For Your Grow

When it comes to what type of lights you’ll use for your grow, you’ve got options. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it can be challenging to know which lights will work best for you. There are HIDs, LEDs, HPSs, MHs, LECs, or fluorescents – that all have pros and cons. Here…

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Why Should I Make My Own Super Soil?

Exciting may not be the first adjective that comes to mind when you think about soil, but we’d like the opportunity to change your mind. Cannabis growers know that soil is as important as any other part of your operation. Soil can separate the men from the boys. Get the image of a pre-mixed plastic…

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What is Biochar and Why Do You Need It?

It’s been around for centuries, but has been largely forgotten until recently. In the last few decades, farmers have been returning to the practice of using biochar and spreading the good word about its usefulness in growing cannabis. Biochar is a carbon rich charcoal soil that is made during a process known as pyrolysis. The…

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Too Much Weed in California

As California scrambles to regulate its recreational weed industry after voting to legalize it last year, growers have been ramping up production to cash in on the burgeoning market. But on Wednesday, the head of the state’s growers’ association warned that the surge has spiraled out of control, leaving the state with eight times as much…

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Trump’s DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those…

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Senate committee approves medical marijuana for veterans

The leading lawmaking brass of the United States government is making a push to ensure that doctors employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs can finally write medical marijuana recommendations for those patients living in states with dispensary programs. Earlier last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee put its seal of approval on an amendment that…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Cannabis Indoors

There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there for first time cannabis growers. And the truth is, there are several approaches you can take to achieve success. But like any new hobbyist, you just need a way in. Time and experience will teach you more – for now, it’s about getting started. Our guide to…

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The Opioid Epidemic and Cannabis

The numbers connected to opioid addiction are staggering. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control reported 19,000 Americans died of opioid overdose. According to their website, this was more than four times the number of opioid-related deaths in 1999. For those that struggle with this addiction, the emotional and physical pain of recovery and relapse…

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Is Marijuana a Viable Option for Treating Fibromyalgia?

In 2014, the National Pain Foundation reported that 30% of surveyed fibromyalgia patients reported using medical marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey had other interesting results: 33% of medical marijuana users reported that it ‘helped a little.’ 62% reported that it was ‘very effective.’ 5% reported no benefit. 10% reported Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella as ‘very…

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