Jul 262015
 July 26, 2015
Tips For Securing Your Legal Medical Marijuana Garden From Law Enforcement

The nice people at Americans for Safe Access sent me a document with tips for protecting your legal medical marijuana garden from experiencing issues with law enforcement interactions. This is a very popular time of year for visits from law enforcement, so I think these tips are very important to know. Please pass them along to people that need to know this information: ASA would like farmers to know that they can take some precautionary measure this time of year to help secure their property should they be visited by or concerned about a visit from law enforcement.  The following

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Jul 122015
 July 12, 2015
Attend The 'Learn How To Grow Pot' Event Hosted By The Oregonian Media Group

I have lived my entire life in Oregon, and for a very long time the Oregon media was not sympathetic to the marijuana movement. Zoom forward to 2015, and now Oregon’s largest media company is hosting a ‘how to grow pot’ seminar with guest speakers and a moderator (one of my favorites, Oregonian writer Noelle Crombie). The event has some fantastic speakers, and involves something that I’ve never seen before. The cost of the event is $10. I had to do a double take to make sure I was reading that right. I have have been to many events that had

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Jul 082015
 July 8, 2015
Neat "Trick" Could Save Michigan Marijuana Growers 66% On Electric Bills

Starting July 1, residential consumers of electricity in Michigan will see a spike in their bills, thanks to legislative action from 2014. The approx. 8% increase in electrical cost could mean hard times ahead for medical marijuana patients who grow their own medicine at home, but a program offered by big power companies could offset this increase- possibly lowering electric bills to below pre-legislation levels. “It was easy and they didn’t even have to come into the house to do it,” Michigan medical marijuana patient and radio personality Steve Greene told listeners during the July 2 broadcast of The Planet

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Jun 222015
 June 22, 2015
California Marijuana Growers Have To Respect The Environment Or Get Heavily Fined

Growing marijuana can be very harmful for the environment unless proper precautionary steps are taken. A lot of outdoor marijuana growers think that if they buy a piece of land, that they can do whatever they want. That is not the case, as some people in California are learning the hard way. Outdoor marijuana growers need to be good stewards of not only the land that they are growing on, but also to the ground water and waterways that go beyond their property’s borders. A lot of growers have a ‘get mine, and the hell with yours’ mentality. They are

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May 252015
 May 25, 2015
Marijuana Book Review - The Kitchen, Presented By Uptowngrowlab

I have read a lot of marijuana books in my day, both while running this blog, and well before this blog ever started. I have read cultivation books, cookbooks, funny story books, and just about every other kind of marijuana book that there is out there. I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book quite like ‘The Kitchen’ presented by Uptowngrowlab. ’The Kitchen’ can teach you how to grow marijuana, but it’s much more than that. ’The Kitchen’ is the story of two men and their mission to grow world class marijuana. ‘The Kitchen’ highlights their struggles and their successes. I like that the

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May 112015
 May 11, 2015
The Internal Process Of THC Formation - Decarboxylating Marijuana

Chlorophyll collects light hitting the leaves of cannabis plants. The light is stored as energy, part of which is stored to use later, and part is used to split H20 into O2 and H, oxygen and hydrogen, respectively. This process is how plants ‘exhale’ oxygen. Plants also absorb CO2 through the reaction in photosynthesis called carboxylation. This CO2 combines with free hydrogen to create carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acids are made up of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen: the most relevant of these acids to growers and cultivators is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. Cannabidiol and Cannabinol, two other active ingredients in the plant are

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May 082015
 May 8, 2015
Growing Marijuana At A Cellular Level

There are millions of varying kinds of cells that make up a cannabis plant. The different cell types vary in their function, and they all work together as a sort of cell team. Cells for the leaves, roots, vascular system are just a few examples of the different cell functions and types. Everything you do with your plant has an effect on the cellular plane as well. Outside factors (i.e. changes in sunlight or temperature) also come into play at the cellular level, affecting the plant’s functions. Consequently, it is very important to have an understanding of cell responses, so

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May 072015
 May 7, 2015
The Osmosis Effect On Marijuana Plants

You have probably already heard of “reverse osmosis,” which is the process of changing salt water into fresh water. Osmosis, on the other hand, is the process that retains the tension of the cells, maintains the plant and leaves’ correct positions, allows the buds to remain in ideal condition, and helps take in nutrients. It doesn’t use up any of the plant’s energy. Definition of osmosis Osmosis is primarily responsible for preventing marijuana plants from wilting or lying flat on the ground by retaining the cells’ tension. Osmosis applies not only to plants, but also to many other things in our world.

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May 062015
 May 6, 2015
The Structure And Function Of Stomata On A Marijuana Leaf

Stomata are tiny holes that cover the underside of the marijuana leaf. These stomata are microscopic and must be magnified by a lens to be seen. They are the part of the plant that takes in CO2, while releasing water and oxygen. Plants use a cleverly engineered vacuum system for opening and closing the stomata, which are vital because they are a foundational part of the plant’s growth. When you adjust the stimuli in a plant’s environment, you concurrently adjust the position of the stomata. So, in order to grow the highest quality cannabis, it’s vital to understand the processes

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May 052015
 May 5, 2015
Measure The pH And TDS Of Your Marijuana Garden Soil Regularly

When you’re growing marijuana in soil, it is always a good idea to measure the TDS (total dissolved solids) and pH (acidity) of the soil you are using. Keeping soil balanced with the proper level of pH and nutrients will help ensure that you are growing healthy plants. One of the positive aspects of growing marijuana in soil rather than a hydroponics system is that soil acts as a buffering system for the water and nutrients your plants have access to. Any mistakes in your TDS or pH levels won’t have any immediate negative effects. One of the downfalls is that it’s easier

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