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    Curing Cannabis

    Lately, when cannabis growers hear about curing and cannabis, it’s some piece of clickbait about medical marijuana, but curing isn’t just something the plant can do to us, it’s something we can do to the plant. After the plants have been tenderly administered to for weeks, and the buds have grown fat, been harvested, and […]

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      Grower Achieves Tissue Propagation

      GB Sciences Inc. recently announced that all of the mother cannabis plants in its Las Vegas, Nevada, cultivation facility are the result of the company’s tissue propagation initiative, an advanced form of cloning. Plants that have been reproduced through tissue culture are closer to each other genetically than two plants grown with seeds from the […]

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        Tech Advances Offer Huge Potential to Growers

        With legitimacy, cannabis farming has gained access to some of the latest and greatest technological solutions on the market today. Vertical farming and smart controllers may not be ubiquitous yet, but the efficiencies they offer are seriously tempting in this increasingly competitive market. “I just left a facility where everything that’s growing is 100 percent […]

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          Everyone Wants More Efficient Lights

          Tim Cullen, CEO of Colorado Harvest Company in Denver, Colorado, is willing to give any kind of grow light a try. “Really, anyone who will give us a light to test out, we’ll test it out,” he said. It’s all part of the quest for efficient lighting, and for Cullen, the quest may be at […]

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            Are California’s Proposed Pesticide Restrictions too Stringent?

            One of the many concerns of legislators and regulators when a new cannabis market is launched is protecting the public from overuse of pesticides. They fear that in the initial rush to become cannabis cultivators, growers will be willing to do anything and everything to grow their crops bigger and better than their competition, including […]

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              Trimming Tips

              So the time has come, your crop has grown, and it is time to harvest, you have a  few decisions to make, and the first among them is how to trim: wet or dry. Trimming ‘wet’ just means that your trimming occurs as soon as you decide to harvest while trimming dry means cutting your […]

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                Make Your Plants Pop

                Roses are red, violets are blue, and cannabis is green, or is it? To the uninitiated, the bud of the cannabis plant is always green, because that’s the only way they’ve ever seen it. In the occasional story on the nightly news, and whenever a TV show uses cannabis flowers as a prop, they are […]

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                  Growing Cannabis And Protecting Fish Makes Good Cents

                  For outdoor growers, erosion is a problem on a number of levels. First, it whisks away your precious, carefully tended topsoil, which you need to have healthy happy plants. Second, that topsoil gets into waterways and, especially if it has any nitrate-based fertilizer in it, wreaks havoc on the local environment. When it’s a small […]

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                    The Greenhouse Option

                    When the consumer thinks about the evolution of the cannabis industry, they think about it in terms of a growing movement. They may picture a patient treating their illness with cannabis oil, or students handing out pro-legalization flyers on a street corner, or the first day of a dispensary, with lines around the block. What […]

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                      Utilities Encourage Efficient Growing

                      A recent announcement by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is laying the groundwork for a more energy efficient cannabis industry. As we’ve mentioned before, utilities want to offer energy efficiency programs and rebates to growers but are often prevented from doing so by the potential loss of federal […]

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