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Hannah Reiter
Best Regions for Growing Hemp

Best Regions for Growing Hemp

Maybe you’re not a THC fiend. Or maybe you’re more interested in farming for industrial sale. In either case, hemp is a less risky cannabis crop that has myriad uses and growing demand. But what makes for good outdoor hemp-growing conditions? Somewhere with a mild climate is the best place to grow hemp, preferably a little on the humid side (think somewhere with at least 25-30 inches of rainfall per year). That makes places like Northern California, Oregon, and Washington near perfect cultivation states. (Though high land prices in Oregon can mean prohibitive conditions for growers on a budget). These...

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Alexander Howell
Possession Closer to Legal?

Possession Closer to Legal?

Across the US, a strange trend in recent state legislation has muddied the waters when it comes to whether marijuana possession is legal.

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Hannah Reiter
The Stages of Plant Growth

The Stages of Plant Growth

Because light, water and nutrient needs are different throughout the grow cycle, understanding what your plant is going through in these stages is essential to properly care for your it. Stage 1: Seed to Sprout (1-2 weeks) There are many proven methods to use to get your seed to germinate and give it the best shot to grow healthily into an adult plant. Click Here to explore some of those methods. No matter how you choose to germinate your seed, the basics still apply. You’ll want to keep your seed moist for 5-10 days until it’s popped and ready to...

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Hannah Reiter
Digging into Soil

Digging into Soil

How do you choose the right soil for your cannabis? As with any plant you’re hoping to grow—smokable or not—when choosing soil there are three main elements to keep in mind: water retention and drainage, nutrients, and pH balance.  Cannabis is considered a weed (which is, you know, pretty fitting), and it’s actually a relatively hardy plant that will grow in just about any kind of soil, but the soil with the best conditions for cannabis should have: an equal balance of water retention and drainage,  a good ratio of the nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK), and a lower...

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