Anti-cannabis crusaders have long spewed bizarre rants against weed and its efficacy as a medicine, but the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) took slagging to a whole new level when it released an intelligence report, likening marijuana grow houses to “the new meth houses.” The DEA’s dire warnings two years ago about the alleged dangers of […]
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A buddy I’ve known since high school (who, for the purpose of this story, I’ll call Doug) makes his living as a wine and spirits merchant in the Intermountain West and on the West Coast — and Doug claims people in the alcohol industry there are crying into their beers about cannabis legalization. He says […]
In a move that’s generating intense alarm among hydroponics retailers and the cannabis grower community, Scotts Miracle-Gro is in the process of buying Sunlight Supply, the hydroponics distributor with a majority North American control of wholesale-supply grow lights, hydroponics nutrients, and gardening supplies. Scotts is reportedly shelling out $450 million for the acquisition of Sunlight […]
In the decades-long battle against cannabis prohibition, when growing and possessing cannabis was illegal everywhere in the United States, a handful of brave soldiers stood out as leaders in the battle — and all of them were persecuted because of it. Dennis Peron, long considered the father of medical marijuana, was shot by police, but […]
Joe Redner — a 77-year-old nightclub mogul, civil rights activist, progressive politician, and registered medical marijuana patient based in Tampa, Florida — can take credit for legalizing personal-use medical marijuana cultivation in the Sunshine State. Today, Redner has won a landmark lawsuit that makes him the first Floridian legally allowed to grow his own medical […]
In the heady days of the US cannabis industry during the 1960s and ’70s, most marijuana consumed in North America came from Mexico. One of the most popular Mexican imports was Oaxacan (pronounced woe-ha-kin) Highland Gold, a pure sativa grown in the highlands of the state of Oaxaca, located in southern Mexico, not far from […]
We take for granted that marijuana buds look a certain way, and that our marijuana plants will enter bloom phase, go through the four bloom sub-phases, and then be ready for harvest, drying, and curing. Even if you’ve grown heritage marijuana strains and the modern hybrids made from them, you we know what to expect. […]
With the recent death of the father of medical marijuana Dennis Peron, we eulogized the San Francisco activist and remembered all the good he’d done for our cannabis community. Peron led the successful campaign to pass California’s Proposition 215 in 1996, the nation’s first comprehensive medical marijuana law and the precursor for all cannabis legalization […]
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