GroSkool:  Veg + Topping Your Plants
Oct25

GroSkool: Veg + Topping Your Plants

We are examining the vegetative phase in the life of the cannabis plant.  Our goal is to grow big, stinky buds.  We have looked at the importance of spending time and attention developing the roots of our plant.  During "veg" we will take our single stalk plant and increase  the number of potential budding sites by "topping" our plant.    With re-legalization close, jurisdictions are allowing six-plant gardens. That's going to...

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Proficiency Testing 4 Cannabis Labs
Oct24

Proficiency Testing 4 Cannabis Labs

A sign of the times.    Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the country recently participated in a test to determine THC concentrations in blind samples. The Intra-lab Comparison and Proficiency Test was part of “an effort to help promote quality assurance in a previously unregulated and fast-growing industry,” according to a press release from Emerald Scientific, a testing...

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Growers Face Challenge of Scaling Up
Oct24

Growers Face Challenge of Scaling Up

Here's a problem many growers wish they were facing.   How do you design and build a marijuana grow facility to meet the legal and practical demands of the market today, while looking ahead to future business needs and regulatory restrictions? This is one of the most complex and confusing questions in the marijuana industry. Many producers with a background in small-scale grow operations don’t really know where to start in...

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A Bank 4 Cannabis?
Oct23

A Bank 4 Cannabis?

One of these days HMJ is going to be able to quit covering stories about cannabis and banking.  Maybe this is the first step on the road to that happy day.   Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded company has its way. The consulting firm Advanced Cannabis Solutions has filed a letter of intent to purchase a 15,000-square-foot former retail bank in Denver. It’s long-term...

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MMJ 2400 Years Ago
Oct23

MMJ 2400 Years Ago

If you are curious just how old cannabis-as-medicine is, keep reading.   A team of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Times reports. An investigation of the mummified, 2,400 year old remains of the young woman indicates that the young woman died of breast cancer, and the researchers speculate that the marijuana found in...

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