HMJ Classics:  My Legalization Fantasy  — When the Tide Turned
Dec21

HMJ Classics: My Legalization Fantasy — When the Tide Turned

When historians chronicled the end of the war on drugs they asked whether it was possible to identify the moment the scales tipped and a more rational drug policy emerged. My thought was always that it happened July 4, 2016. That was the "Day of Intention" when cannabis users stood up -- publicly -- and said, "Look how many of us there really are!" That was the day the cannabis culture set its' intention to accept nothing less than...

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GroSkool:  Flowering Week 4 & Nutrient Deficiency
Dec20

GroSkool: Flowering Week 4 & Nutrient Deficiency

We're at week 4 of our imaginary 8-week-flowering cannabis plant.   Some plants take longer, some a bit less time to ripen.  You will get to know what your plants want to do as you grow them.  If you work from clones you see the same plant over-and-over and have time to get to know your plants very well.  The better you know your plants the better job you will do in helping them to grow.   Let's start with the Master Kush we met...

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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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