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    Growers Put On Notice

    In the state of Washington, private labs will test cannabis samples for mold, bacteria, potency, and insects, but they will not test for pesticides. Certain pesticides are illegal to use when growing marijuana, but growers can’t get their crops tested, and the state has been very limited in their ability to test as well. That […]

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      Chrysanthemums to Cannabis

      If their request to grow medical marijuana is approved, Van Hoekelen Greenhouses (VHG) will be putting their horticultural expertise to use in joining Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana industry. For Alexander van Hoekelen, the logic behind the proposed new company, TheraBloom is simple. “We’re taking what we do, the best of VHG, and putting it in TheraBloom,” […]

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        A Not So Funny Smell

        The marijuana grower and distributor Starbuds was recently forced to close the doors on its smallest grow house in Denver, after the city chose not to renew the location’s grow license. The decision came after the city received a number of complaints from neighbors about the smell. “It’s just a nasty odor, I don’t like […]

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          Got Zinc?

          You may have seen zinc advertised as an anti-cold and flu medication, and with good reason. Most people don’t get enough zinc in their diet, and correcting that deficiency can take a day or two off your illness, or better yet, prevent it entirely. Interestingly, that deficiency starts at the soil, and most crops aren’t […]

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            Worth Listening To

            It can be tough to get hard info in the cannabis cultivation community. Much of the research we need is on hold, awaiting marijuana rescheduling, and what knowledge we have is often hard-won, and first-hand. However, advice is free, and listening to your fellow growers may spark some ideas. Steffon Tranchmontagne, owner of Maine-based marijuana […]

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              Which to Choose Silver or White

              According to a recent piece by Leafly’s Germany Correspondent, Michael Knodt, American marijuana growers may want to change the lining of their indoor operations. Or, at least, the color. Most grow tents are lined with white or silver for a simple reason, the more light reaches the plants, the lower your overall electric bill. White […]

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                Farmers Welcome Tax

                If voters in Humboldt County, California, accept an extra measure that appears on their ballots this November, they’ll make the county the first in the history of the state to tax cannabis farmers. The tax has a rate of $1 to $3 per square foot of cultivation. Indoor grows are the most heavily taxed, a […]

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                  Stems for Hydroponic Injectors

                  New Injector Stems that read in Milliliters and Teaspoons per gallon has beenintroduced by Dosatrol International, Inc.. These new stems are perfect for Hydroponic growers and are featured on the D25RE09BPVFHY – 11 GPM and D14MZ3000BPVFHY – 14 GPM Dosatron injectors. “We just took the simplicity of the Dosatron injectors and made it even easier […]

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                    Lighting Up

                    Indoor cultivation takes a lot of energy from both the business owner and the power company. Grow lights use a lot of power, and cultivators are always on the lookout for cooler, less hungry, more efficient lamps. Many have turned to High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights for the maximum growing power. Many, but not all. […]

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                      50 Page Registration for Growers

                      In Santa Cruz, California, the county just opened up the registration process for medical cannabis growers, and existing cultivators have until November 6th to register. The complete registration comprises about 50 pages, and asks for your federal tax ID number, your state tax ID number, and the state Board of Equalization tax ID number, plus […]

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