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Canadian Marijuana Legalization: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Once upon a time, Canada’s black market and Northern California’s Emerald Triangle made up the largest chunk of the cannabis consumed in North America. BC bud, as it was then commonly known, was the most sought-after marijuana product in Canada and the US. Grown indoors and outdoors in British Columbia, fortunes were easily made in […]

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Mystery, Miracle Or Magic: Are Your Cannabis Plants Intuitive?

I don’t believe in ghosts, UFOs or supernatural beings, and I pride myself on being a rational person. But I must confess, even I’ve experienced inexplicable events in my cannabis grow rooms — things that have forced even a nonbeliever like me to question my rationalist understanding of reality. One of these curious moments happened […]

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Grade School: The Story Of How One Man’s Tolerance Break Helped Him Successfully Sample And Grade The Buds He Grows

Harvest represents the period of time when I consume the most cannabis. It’s an occupational hazard, because I need to test and grade the taste, cure, purity and high my new buds will provide me and my customers. This grading also helps me price my buds accurately, evaluate my cannabis strains, and detect cultivation problems […]

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Jack And The Bud Stalk: Understanding Your Marijuana’s Natural Explosive Growth Patterns

Explosive growth is a term you sometimes see in marketing copy for cannabis-growing products. I define explosive growth as a sudden, positive change in observable plant performance parameters. These parameters include: Production and maturation of new leaves. Thickening of stalks and stems. Height and diameter gain. Budding site development. Early floral development. Bud height, density […]

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The white hairs are female structures, the other structures are male. Together, they’re a hermaphrodite marijuana floral cluster. Photographer: © Copyright, John Foster, 2017

Hermaphrodite Marijuana Plants: Prevention, Detection, Management

Yesterday I entered my bloom-phase grow room and was met with a dreaded sight. Dotted before me like rebellious agitators were several hermaphrodite flowers popping up on my cannabis plants, which had been grown from a feminized seed of the same strain. A hermaphrodite flower is one that has both staminate (male) and pistillate (female) […]

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Man Vs. Machine: Are Human Trimmers Still Worth The Time And Effort?

For thousands of cannabis growers throughout the USA, the months of October and November represent more than just fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. These months also represent trim season. In the leadup to this period, some growers and budding cultivators relocate to California and Oregon to make money that they’ll live off for the rest of […]

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