New Growth In Alaska's Cannabis Industry

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This October, local growers of marijuana will be harvesting this year’s first legal crops. This marks a historic moment for those involved in the marijuana legalization movement. However, due to the stigma associated with cannabis, little is actually known about this plant.

Like all plants, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to grow it. All one needs is water, light, soil and, of course, the seeds. Beyond that, it a relatively simple process. Autoflowering cannabis plants are more simple than the strains that need to be life-cycled. Mike Emers of Rosie Creek Farm in Fairbanks farms autoflowering cannabis plants for a local grower.

“You pretty much just need seeds, soil, water, and sunlight…People will tell you this is a hard plant to grow, but it’s not…We just grow it like any other crop. We’re an organic vegetable farm and I treat them like just another crop,” Emers said.

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