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greenhouse sanitation

Clean And Green: A Cannabis Grower’s Guide To Grow-Room Sanitation

Cleanliness is next to godliness, as they say. And in a cannabis grow room, sanitation is critical to the overall success of your grow program. Yet, it often appears overlooked by many a grower, particularly the small-scale cultivators or those just starting out. “Personally, I think it is horrifically overlooked,” says Christopher Sloper, consultant to […]

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cannabis genetics

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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carbon dioxide and cannabis

With Global Warming Pushing CO2 Levels Higher Worldwide, Crops Are Losing Nutrients — Yet Marijuana Thrives

As climate change plays havoc on weather patterns across the globe — diminishing Earth’s polar ice caps and causing water levels to rise, from coastal Bangladesh to Miami — scientists are now discovering the adverse effects that global warming is having on many of the plants that humans rely on for daily nourishment. But cannabis […]

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feminist cannabis

Women And Weed: Madrone Stewart Tells Us Why Growers Don’t Have To Be Guys

Madrone Stewart wants to debunk the sexist notion that only men can grow cannabis. Her forthcoming guide, Feminist Weed Farmer: Growing Mindful Medicine in Your Own Backyard, teaches the basics of home growing through a feminist lens. “The majority of the contemporary US cannabis industry does not embody the principles and values of feminism, environmentalism, […]

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