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How to pick the best grow lights for your at-home cannabis crop

A light (aka lamp) is a critical part of the indoor set-up for at-home cannabis growers.

While many typical houseplants will grow on a window sill with moderate light, the cannabis plant thrives on light consistency to reach its full potential. Artificial light can be beneficial because it offers control over exactly when and how much of what kind of light the plant receives.

So, when choosing a light, there are a few factors it’s best to consider.

Fri
26
Apr

Here's how CBD counteracts the effects of THC on the brain

CBD counteracts some of the effects of THC on the human brain, according to a new study, writes Calvin Hughes

Fri
26
Apr

Study: Marijuana users gain less weight over time than non-users

Over the past couple months, a series of studies have slowly dismantled the myth of the typical cannabis user—a stoner slob prone to eating an inordinate amount of “munchies.” Cannabis does not make you lazy, and the states with legalized marijuana are the healthiest in the nation. In addition, a study from the University of Colorado demonstrated how marijuana can

Fri
26
Apr

Tech and marijuana: A high-growth combination for stock investing

As cannabis becomes more of a mainstream investment, should stocks like Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED)(NYSE:CGC) join outperforming tech in a capital gains portfolio? Let’s review the stats for the TSX index’s breakout marijuana stock and compare them against some of the tech growth stocks it most closely resembles, plus one mining stock that makes a feasible tech proxy

Fri
26
Apr

Grow tech: Gadgets for the home cannabis cultivator

With the array of cannabis legalization laws taking effect in the U.S. and around the world, it’s becoming much easier to grow your own crop. By becoming your own master cultivator, you gain autonomy throughout the entire growth process, ensuring both safety and quality.

Home cultivation can improve your health and wellness. Certain pesticides, funguses and fertilizers found in cannabis originating from industrial cultivation facilities can have detrimental effects. Having control and full transparency of your cultivation process will help to avoid these harmful health effects.

Fri
26
Apr

This is the craziest marijuana statistic you'll see

The world is "going green" at an incredibly fast pace, and investors have taken notice. The rise of the legal cannabis industry has been undeniable, with global sales growing to $12.2 billion in 2018, and worldwide revenue forecast to rise to more than $31 billion by 2022. Ultimately, we could be looking at an industry that rivals soda in terms of annual sales potential.

Thu
25
Apr

What is rosin? Exploring the purest cannabis concentrate

Wondering about rosin? With numerous businesses entering the newly created concentrates market, one can reasonably expect, or at least hope, that the demand and quality of these products will continue to rise.

This will likely be a positive thing for cannabis customers since these products are suited for medical and recreational users, and they offer high levels of both cannabinoids and terpenes.

Thu
25
Apr

You’ve grown it, now own it: How to master drying & curing cannabis

Properly dried and cured cannabis flower buds burn evenly and have a smooth, rich taste. When smoked, the embers have an even glow and enter the body smoothly. When vaporized, there should be no apparent “green” taste.

If flower buds are dried too quickly, chlorophyll and other pigments, starch and nitrates or other fertilizer salts are trapped within plant tissue, making it burn unevenly and taste unpleasantly “green.” If buds are dried too slow, or not at all, they rot.

Gardeners can lose some or all of their crop to poor drying and curing. Here’s how to do it right:

Thu
25
Apr

Daniela Vergara: Cannabis research is in dire need of funding

How Genetic Research Impacts Business and Why It’s in Dire Need of Funding

The University of Colorado, Boulder is one of the few universities in the country with a robust cannabis research program. Their team is comprised of some of the most respected scientists in the space, including evolutionary biologist Dr. Daniela Vergara. As the Director of the Agricultural Genomics Foundation and as a Postdoctoral Researcher, she has made a considerable impact in the way cultivators look at their crops. In this interview, Vergara reveals how federally supplied cannabis is creating flawed studies and why genomic research is vital to the growth of the industry.

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