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    • By Michael Komorn in Stories From the Theater of the War on Drugs
      After the legalization of marijuana in Michigan, some patients are thinking they could stop paying the state $100 for the special mmp card , and just use the recreational marijuana law to grow their medicine.
      A patient with a registered card can use the ultimate defense and immunity to avoid a driving under the influence charge.
      Only adults 21 or over are protected by the new legalization law, but no one yet knows how the new law will affect driving privileges.
      Is the zero tolerance of THC in your blood law still in effect for adult use marijuana ? 
      The new law is similarly worded to the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
      Whereas the MMMA says
      While the meaning of "under the influence" was not decided within the MMMA until 2012, with People v Koon, that was 4 years of police arresting patients for driving with marijuana in their blood.
      The court in People v Koon came to the conclusion:
      Ignoring that for a minute, the Michigan State Police have been tasked with sampling saliva during road side stops for a task force on marijuana driving. The task force was created in order to find a nanogram limit for THC in blood, even though 50 years of scientific research on the subject has consistently said marijuana does not affect driving.
      So my advice is, if you are a patient, keep the patient card active until the courts either give up on all marijuana issues, or at least this driving issue , or it is decided by the Michigan Supreme Court.
      Basically, until non-patients get a similar "People v Koon" ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court, it is advised that any patients keep their cards to protect them fully under the MMMA.
      "Don't be the first person to test this in court."

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  2. Restorium2

    vpaes 12 17 15 019

    The carts I'm using have the 2mm holes. Alcohol extracted, 12 hour full extraction with heat, then double winterization filtered cannabis oil. Thick and dark. Do a double cycle pre heat and it vaporizes great and it's a smooth hit. The only small problem is you have to hit it hard the first time because it's slightly plugging the breath hole until you get air through it. And don't tip it up, horizontal, or it gets on your teeth. Good for a laugh with a newby. Go look in the mirror. lol Man have we come a long way vaporizing cannabis oil. I can tell you some stories.. It's so easy now.
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  4. GrowGoddess

    vpaes 12 17 15 019

    A lot depends on the type of pen you are using. As you can see, I have used many different types. I discuss the different methods I use in more detail in my blog. Trial and error, and personal preference also plays a big part in techniques.
  5. I was close to purchasing a Yehsence but shutting down the grow for summer. I will make a decision later on before winter after updates from you and others. Thanks
  6. No nozzles. A spinning cone with a disk that sprays. Takes a lot to clog one. I just clean them between grows.
  7. I just bought 4 Yehsence lights on Amazon (recommendation from Resto). Cost was about $580, and the products should be at my door Friday. Based on KD's and Resto's experience/recommendations, I'm very excited about this transition. I'll give some updates as things progress. If the new lights do what they are said to do, between lighting and AC costs, these LED lights will pay for themselves before labor day.
  8. Agreed. Once you get dwc dialed in they are pretty low maintenance. Use hydrogaurd to keep root rot away and allow for higher water temps. Flush weekly (use a liquid transfer pump so there is no need to lift plants out of their buckets, etc) Check pH daily. Easy peasy.
  9. 1. Eat a healthy diet. Eating a healthy diet can help you maintain your health, but it won't prevent glaucoma from worsening. ... 2. Exercise safely. ... 3. Limit your caffeine. ... 4. Sip fluids frequently. ... 5. Sleep with your head elevated. ... 6. Take prescribed medicine.
  10. Highlander

    vpaes 12 17 15 019

    I used to buy empty cartridges from a store in Flint. They were in a big candy-type jar and were unlabeled. They worked OK. I got on-line recently and and did some research and found out that cartridges are available with a variety of oil intake hole diameters. The ones I was using were probably about 1mm. About 2 weeks ago, I bought some cartridges with 2mm intake holes. They are fantastic. The first time I took a hit I was overwhelmed. The oil I use is extracted with butane, but I don't do a fast extraction and don't winterize, so the oil is about the viscosity of tar at room temperature - probably about what you'd get with an alcohol extraction. I bought 10 for $35ish shipped. They are reusable. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wood-1ML-5ML-Glass-Ceramic-Coil-Wickless-Vape-Cartridge-510-WHOLESALE/123702988231?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=424297918694&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I highly recommend the ooze battery units. You'll want one with adjustable voltage. Some have a manual dial to adjust voltage, and some have adjustable voltage by pushing the button a few times. My personal preference is the manual. Also, the ooze units have a preheat function, which is very helpful for thicker (pure/uncut) oils. Crank up the volts and vape! I've spent a lot of time and money doing trial and error with vape pens since about 2010. I started with Omicron products, which were kinda good at the time but it's almost like comparing the computer I bought in 1993 with an Intel Pentium 60 processor for about $3,000 to my current machine that is 10 times better at about 20% of the cost. Resto might add to this discussion. Maybe his extraction/winterizing works well with the common/smaller intake hole carts. In any event, you have a lot of options and are asking good questions in a forum where you'll get good answers.
  11. I agree, dwc is relatively straight forward, especially if you stick to a nute regimen that doesn’t involve 6 plus nutrients!
  12. Greg Rx, but why when a full extract salve works just fine?
  13. Me too. I tried with full extract cannabis oil the first time. Did not work at ended up with Mohs surgery. The second time I added coconut oil and in two weeks it crumbled off and hasn't returned in over a year.
  14. I had a terrible experience switching from dirt to DWC years ago. The problem was that I didn't properly address the risk of root rot, and I lost most of my plants before I installed a chiller and started using enzymes. Now, I use aerocloners and transfer the bare root clones (in the same foam insert) into a 2" net pot (with the bottom cut off) and put them in my DWC system. Unless I make a big mistake (clogged airstone, water level too low, break roots) my transfers are 100% successful, and the plants take-off. I run two aerocloners. One has minimal nutrients for rooting and the other has about 25% of the recommended veg-grow nutes. Someone mentioned DWC being a lot of work. Once you have the system dialed-in, it's probably one of the easiest grow systems to manage. The growth rates are steller and second probably only to aero. Some day, I'll pick Resto's brain about going full aero. It's a bit intimidating thinking about the build and making sure the nozzles don't get clogged, but the upsides (less nute volume = less need to chill the water, higher oxygen levels in the water) are probably worth it.
  15. Exactly right. They take more time to assimilate to hydro than plants that started out in a hydro or aero environment. Lag time. I have had both on the same system and the plants that started in aero were ahead of the ones that started in dirt.
  16. This process works quite well. I have never lost any plants doing this and yields are comparable to straight hydro. It works best if you transplant them to hydro before they get too large - maybe a foot or 18” max so they have more time to assimilate to the hydro environment. But I guess that depends on when you chose to start to flower your plants. Also, 1 gal poly bags just barely fit into a 6” basket. I’ve had to literally squish them down into them before (which didn’t seem to bother them ultimately). 8” baskets make for an easier fit and allow some fill in with hydroton instead of cramming them in there.
  17. As time goes by we see you are wrong again. Temporary operators are kicked to the curb and the real deal dispensaries are still able to buy from real deal caregivers. When things don't make sense then that's a way to see what you are saying is false. Learn from your mistakes or continue to guess wrong.
  18. People make it too complicated because they want to pull some shenanigans. The caregivers gets the right to grow 12 plants for each patient. When I say 'FOR' it doesn't mean the patient owns the plants. It means the caregiver can manage up to 12 plant to supply the patient. The caregiver is the plant manager. They decide what to grow and how much after a careful review of what each patients asks for. They are responsible for the plants. If you don't like what your plant manager is doing then get a new plant manager. Or go to the dispensary. Lots of choices out there these days. Michigan is cannabis heaven. We have it made.
  19. English isn't his first language so it cuts and pastes only. Making a footprint on this site for future uses. Something going on behind the scenes.
  20. It's better than starting over but not quite as good as a clone from an aerocloner going straight to hydro or aero. There's a little bit of a 'lag' that you don't see from plants that were not in dirt.
  21. Dispo in Bay City is still buying from caregivers. They have great cannabis and really good pricing.
  22. I have been using the hydrofarm PAR meter for almost a year now and it works perfectly. These meters work for the experienced grower who understands how the lights they have been using work with the plants they have been growing. The experienced grower has tried everything as far as light distance and plant growth with their HID lighting. They know what their plants like. These meters put numbers to results so you can cross reference to new sources of lighting, like LED. Use your experience as a baseline and then put numbers to what has worked for you. Write it all down as a reference and you will be able to switch lights without so much guess work.
  23. Hey caregiver, how did this process work out for you in terms of success rate with number of plants that made it along with yield. Did you notice any stunting of the plants or yield?
  24. You can treat these like you would an air cooled 1000 HPS. Same distance to tops.
  25. Wait until you see how nice the buds are. I have some OG Kush buds that could be used as tennis balls. The proof is in the grower and the grow. Reality rules.
  26. Restorium2

    vpaes 12 17 15 019

    You don't have to thin it. I winterize filter it and it works great in the right pen. I use an ooze pen with the high setting of 900. Highlander and I posted in a thread about how we use it and which cartridges to use.
  27. ^ "kevinjoseph" must be a bot, constantly replying to very old posts with unintelligible irrelevancies.
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