Category Archives: Cultivation

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 […]

It’s Harvest Time For P.E.I.’s Budding Community Of Cannabis Growers

‘You can grow the best cannabis to its absolute potential and then completely ruin it when you harvest it’. Under a cloudy October sky, freelance photographer Sean Berrigan looks over his crop of organic outdoor cannabis plants while considering when the best time to harvest will be. “There’s a little bit of an issue sometimes […]

Changing Of The Seasons: How Outdoor Cultivators Prepare For Various Crop Threats

In recent years, an uptick in wildfires and the severity of hurricanes have heightened the risk cannabis cultivators face. As a result, growers are doing what they can to prepare for potentially devastating circumstances. “Farming can be a high-risk endeavor wherever you are, and no location is void from natural disasters,” said Natural Order Supply […]

Auto-Farmer Grows Good Times (But the Rulebook is Tough to Dig Into)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Growing up I board games were my jam. Whether is was your typical game of life or even a campaign in D & D at the local comic book store, I spent lots of time trying different styles of games. I was delighted to try out Auto Farmer a Card/Dice game where […]

Jim Belushi’s Path From Cannabis Farming To Reality TV

If you’ve got the blues, brothers and sisters, Jim Belushi has something special lined up for you: some good ole’ weed from Belushi’s Farm, and a new reality TV show. The actor, musician and now legal cannabis farmer is combining his talents to show the world his learning experience from performer to cultivator. While having […]