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    Cannabis Complaint to the FCC?

    Democracy is messy, and even in states where cannabis is legalized and widely accepted, there are still plenty of people who have a major beef with the plant and any who grow it. When one of them files a complaint with local or state government, their concern is usually about the environmental effects of a […]

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      Grow Launch Takes Years

      The passing of Amendment 2 in Florida this past November has significantly improved prospects for medical marijuana growers in the Sunshine State. The proposition added to the list of illnesses which Floridians can now treat with cannabis, allowed the use of higher THC content in patients’ medicine, and opened the field for more companies to […]

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        Oregon Bouncing Back

        The Oregon cannabis market has taken a hit, no doubt about it. At the start of December, new pesticide rules kicked in state-wide, and the labs weren’t ready for the major bump in workload. The ensuing bottleneck caused empty shelves at distributors, and major concern among growers, afraid that their crops would be disqualified. The […]

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          Cannabis Prices Drop As Supply Grows

          It’s the basic economic principle of supply and demand. When there is more demand than supply, producers can charge a higher price for their rarer product. When supply outstrips demand, prices drop as producers compete for sales. It’s what makes capitalism efficient. So it should come as no surprise that the price of cannabis goes […]

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            Terpenes 101

            When most people talk about cannabis and its effects, there are two chemicals that come first in everyone’s minds: delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The two chemicals together account for most of the amount of cannabinoids in cannabis, so it makes sense. Those two are the most prevalent, and the ratio of THC to CBD […]

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              First Violent Crime

              When the federal government and local police raided James Bowman’s marijuana farm in 2012, they destroyed his crop and kept him from becoming the largest producer of medical marijuana in the state  of Oregon. After the raid, the police did not charge Bowman with any crime, and he moved to the rural community of Wimer […]

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                The Cost of Lighting

                From the outset, lighting has been a major issue for commercial indoor grow operations. The standard incandescent bulbs still used in most households are more or less useless for growing cannabis, and many growers have turned to High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps to get the maximum yield from their plants. However, metal-halide or high-pressure sodium HID […]

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                  CBD Set to Grow

                  CBD, or Cannabidiol is the part of the cannabis plant that does not produce a psychotropic effect. According to marijuana market analyzers Greenwave Advisors, CBD products are also set to grow. “In terms of the CBD market size, I estimate an almost $3 billion market by 2021,” said founder Matt Karnes. “Right now there are […]

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                    Organic or Chemical?

                    Cannabis growers know the importance of having good growth media. A warehouse full of well-ventilated, well-lit, well-irrigated plants will soon be full of dead plants if the soil they’re planted in is barren. Growers ensure that their growth media is stocking a full larder for their crop by doing the stocking themselves, with fertilizer. However, […]

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                      Advances in Plant Research Could Benefit Growers

                      A facility in Adelaide, South Australia is now offering a faster plant research technique to organizations interested in speeding up their studies. The Plant Accelerator is an automated facility that is capable of monitoring thousands of plants per day, using cameras and miles of conveyor belt. One team of researchers looking to design a rice […]

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