Category Archives: Cultivation

Does Lighting Influence Chemical Profiles In Cannabis?

Do cucumbers prefer blue light during flowering? How is the chemical profile of a cannabis plant influenced by the duration of exposure to infrared light? Believe it or not, these are the kinds of questions farmers often find themselves asking. As cannabis research has amped up, cultivators are starting to find the answers they need […]

Thai Families Can Grow Six Pots of Cannabis Each as Rules Eased

Thai households can now grow six pots of cannabis each to supplement their income, the nation’s health minister said, as the first country in the region to legalize medical marijuana further eased rules to promote the crop’s commercial use. Families may form communities to grow marijuana and supply the crop to public hospitals and state […]

Jamaica Faces Marijuana Shortage As Farmers Struggle

Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have caused a shortage in the island’s famed but largely illegal market that experts say is the worst they’ve seen. “It’s a cultural embarrassment,” said Triston Thompson, chief […]

Becoming ‘Plastic Negative’: How Cannabis And Hemp Can Lead The Way In Regenerative Farming

As the climate crisis looms large, the cannabis and hemp industries have begun to take a look at their collective plastic footprint. The “plastic problem” for cannabis has many factors at play. The majority of legal marketplaces require extra packaging in order to meet child-proof standards. Other issues include compliance, as each individual package is […]

The Ancient Origins Of Cannabis, According To Science

Trying to tell the story of ancient cannabis is like trying to guess the picture on a puzzle with the majority of the pieces missing. Most of what we know about the historic uses of cannabis come from sparse archaeological evidence and oft doggy translations of texts that are thousands of years old. We can […]

Marijuana Has Grown To Become Maine’s Most Valuable Crop

Sales of medical marijuana alone totaled nearly $222 million through October, making cannabis the state’s most valuable agricultural commodity. Cannabis is now Maine’s most valuable crop, besting the state’s signature agricultural products such as potatoes, milk and blueberries. Medical marijuana sales totaled $221.8 million from January through October, more than double what had been sold […]

America Must Protect Its Craft Hemp And Cannabis Growers. Here’s Why.

As legalization sweeps the nation, craft, small-batch growers in both the cannabis and hemp industries are at risk. The price to play is steep. It costs an estimated $5 million to $10 million for a craft grower to enter the market, the Illinois Craft Cannabis Association founder Paul Magelli says. Which is why his association […]

Cultivation Under Covid (A Grower’s Life in Lockdown)

CANNABIS CULTURE – While many struggle with the stress and anxiety of isolation, Andy, of the Syracuse area in New York State, has kept a level head — by keeping his hands in the dirt.  Andy was diagnosed with Lyme disease two years ago, and when COVID isolation started, he had to take it extremely […]

Cannabis Bill Must Permit Home Growing

There is no greater issue involving potential cannabis legalization in New Mexico than the issue of a home-growing option. It so important to the current political apparatus — mostly Democratic leadership — that they do not not want to discuss it. Because if the issue is discussed, then their opposition is exposed for what it […]

Retrofitted Sea Cans To House Regina’s First Micro Cannabis Cultivator

A Saskatchewan company is preparing to grow marijuana in sea cans at an undisclosed location. Rick Turchet, president and CEO of VIGR Life Cannabis Inc. (VIGR), said they were recently issued two micro cultivation licences by Health Canada and have started setting up in a building in Regina. “It’s in a … commercial/industrial area. We […]