GroSkool:  Is It Time To Harvest?
Jan17

GroSkool: Is It Time To Harvest?

After all the work and worry we finally reach the happy day of harvest.  But, wait -- is it time to harvest?  If this is your first grow, here's how you will know.   Regardless of which cannabinoid you seek, and I'm guessing that is THC if you are reading this column, everything you want is in just one place. The prize is in the trichomes, the glands that grow above the leaf surface on your cannabis flowers. In Vancouver,...

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HMJ Classics:  My Legalization Fantasy — Like Backyard Tomatoes
Jan11

HMJ Classics: My Legalization Fantasy — Like Backyard Tomatoes

Another fantasy from days gone by.   The first big snag in the unfolding legal-cannabis world was about tax money. Specifically, how could the government get money out of you for you doing something it was legal to do? How much tax money do you owe the government when selling your backyard grow? Things along this line. There were as many opinions as to what to do as there were people to ask. I liked the idea of treating small...

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GroSkool:  Flowering Week 7 & Terpenes & Flushing Your Plants
Jan10

GroSkool: Flowering Week 7 & Terpenes & Flushing Your Plants

The buds are really big now.   One more. What is that [pine or citrus or juicy fruit gum or cat piss or fuel oil] smell????? That's terpenes, friend. Terpenes will be the focus of a lot of medical research once cannabis is no longer on Schedule One of the CSA. We approach the end of the flowering phase in the life of our plant. It is time to flush the growing medium with some clean, fresh water. Watch this one, please. Next week...

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2014’s Top Selling Re-Legalized Cannabis Products
Jan05

2014’s Top Selling Re-Legalized Cannabis Products

Here's a review of the top selling cannabis products in 2014.   Edibles: Marijuana-infused products with smaller serving sizes and clearly defined individual doses that allow users to regulate how much marijuana they ingest also flew off the shelves in both recreational and medical cannabis markets. Ten-serving brownies and perforated chocolate bars that can all be easily broken into individual treats have been popular at the...

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HMJ Classics:  My Legalization Fantasy — Year Two
Jan04

HMJ Classics: My Legalization Fantasy — Year Two

Of all the changes that re-legalization brought, one of the biggest was the way people acquired cannabis. Do you remember those first few days and weeks? It seemed like everyone who had ever smoked a bowl became a gardener. At least lots of them tried. Assuming you could even find them, the price of seeds went through the roof. Then there was that terrible batch of sub-par seeds, rolled out disguised in a variety of counterfeit,...

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GroSkool:  Flowering Week 6 & How 2 Scrog
Jan03

GroSkool: Flowering Week 6 & How 2 Scrog

We are deep into the flowering cycle.  Let's take a look.   And Our second topic this week is using a horizontal support -- called a "Scrog" which possibly stands for "screen of green." Not to be confused with Han's and the "Sea of Green" technique. A scrog allows the plant to grow larger. Observe: You see how it begins -- here's the other end once you know what you are doing. The sooner you get started the sooner you will learn....

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