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Weed Wise: Top Toking Tips For Beginner Marijuana Consumers

Do you remember the first time you ever got high on cannabis? Notice I didn’t ask if you remember the first time you consumed cannabis — because a significant percentage of people report that the first few times they tried weed, they didn’t feel any effects whatsoever. The first two times I inhaled cannabis, I […]

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Growing Medical Marijuana As A Treatment For Parkinson’s Disease

Medical marijuana as a treatment option for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease is increasing, and for good reason. According to a study published in the medical journal Clinical Neuropharmacology, recent research conducted into the effect of inhaled medical cannabis on Parkinson’s patients showed an overall improvement in their symptoms. In this study, cannabis was […]

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Patent Zero: If Big Business Continues To Pursue Cannabis Patents, What Will Happen To Small-Scale Growers And Breeders?

Much like all other life on Earth, cannabis evolved naturally — that is, until humans discovered its many uses and began breeding it to our desires. For thousands of years, people all over the world have cultivated this crop for food, fiber, medicine and fuel, and every single time they have planted a new seed, […]

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Home Improvement: Why You Should Breed Your Own Unique Cannabis Strains

Whenever I conduct accounting for my cannabis business and see my dire financial straits written down on paper, I can easily be discouraged, often entertaining the thought of changing careers altogether. My average yearly profits from growing cannabis hover around $29,000. After I take care of such necessities as my house payment, property taxes, car […]

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Auto Time: You Still Have The Chance To Cultivate Autoflowering Cannabis Outdoors This Season

Summer is just beginning in the Northern Hemisphere and the mercury is already rising. If you’re currently growing traditional photoperiod cannabis strains outdoors, your crop should already be at least two to three feet tall, with plants properly established in their grow space. Seeing as it’s the tail end of June, it’s now too late […]

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Jack Herer: Not Just A Marijuana Strain, But A Marijuana Legend

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 […]

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