About Tomorrow:  Imagining Artisanal Cannabis
Dec14

About Tomorrow: Imagining Artisanal Cannabis

Our future belongs in the hands of people who know cannabis.  Hail Mary Jane imagines a future supply chain that allows for artisanal cannabis.   The nationwide adoption of the anonymous and cheap non-commercial grow license took a lot of people out of the commercial cannabis market. That had been the intention. It was thought this would help limit the public face and presence of cannabis in day-to-day life. Remember how...

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GroSkool:  Flowering Week 3 & Spider Mites
Dec13

GroSkool: Flowering Week 3 & Spider Mites

Now in the third week of flowering, we start to see the prize we have worked so long and so hard for -- buds. We still monitor water, air and feeding of our plant. And we watch for insect problems.   We will be following this well-grown example of Master Kush. Let's see another. Our second topic this week is SPIDER MITES. There are numerous insect problems associated with horticulture. This pest is one many growers know only too...

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GroSkool:  Flowering Week 2 & Jorge Cervantes
Dec06

GroSkool: Flowering Week 2 & Jorge Cervantes

It's the second week of (at least) eight in flower.  The plant is just sitting there!  No it's not, but little change is obvious at this point in time.  The virtue of the gardener is patience.   So, while our plants chug along, let me introduce this week's guest grow master, Mr. Jorge Cervantes. When I published my first book -- Indoor Marijuana Horticulture -- back in 1983, there was no way to know how much things would change...

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GroSkool:  Entering the Flowering Phase
Nov29

GroSkool: Entering the Flowering Phase

As we enter the flowering phase in the life of our cannabis plant some things don't change.  We still have to control our environment.  We still need good air exchange.  Good water.  These things do not change throughout the life of our plant.    Two things do change. (1) Your flowering plant has different nutritional needs than what she needed while in veg. What you feed will change. (2) The light schedule changes. You want to...

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GroSkool:  Sex & The Cannabis Plant
Nov22

GroSkool: Sex & The Cannabis Plant

Our plants have been in veg growth for a while now.  We have topped and super-cropped and been patient as our plants grow.  The rules of our legal-for-some-reason six plant garden allow 3 of the plants to be "mature," which in this context means "showing flowers."  It is time to pick our three best plants to send to the flowering space, but we want to send to flower ONLY FEMALE PLANTS. If we used feminized seed, or started from a...

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About Tomorrow:  “Branded” Cannabis is Coming
Nov21

About Tomorrow: “Branded” Cannabis is Coming

History is happening right in front of us.  Cannabis prohibition, built on lies and maintained by fear is failing after eight decades.  What will a re-legalized tomorrow look like?  About Tomorrow is MJ's sativa-fueled imaginings about our shared future.  Today's question is, will cannabis "brand?"   There has been a wave of cannabis "branding" materials coming in the e-mail lately. Some is tied to a name we all know. Bob Marley,...

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