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  1. Hoping Michael can chime in and let us know if anything is going on behind the scenes on these new caregiving bills.
    3 points
  2. Two of my patients prefer the smaller buds dont ask why but from top to bottom it all gives me what I need as far as a desired effect and more overall weight per plant popcorn buds usually end up weighing an ounce.
    3 points
  3. I usually remove anything that is below the canopy and doesn't receive direct light. It generally turns out to be the lower third of the branches. This is dependent on the growth habits of the particular strain. I currently have a Skunk strain that needs very little pruning because it grows like a tumbleweed and most of the branches are in direct light.
    3 points
  4. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 11, 2021 ***** On July 13, 2021, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation making changes to how marijuana is defined and regulated in the state, including products containing synthetic cannabis derivatives. HB 4517 revised the definition under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) to include all compounds containing more than .3% of THC, and creates a new definition of “THC” that includes any tetrahydrocannabolic acid, including synthetically derived products and isomers. The definition of “industrial hemp” was also amended in the Act to be consistent with these changes. HB 4740, 4741, 4742, and 4743, amends the Michigan Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA), the Industrial Hemp Growers Act (Public Act 220 of 2020), the Marihuana Tracking Act, and the Public Health Code. New Definition As a result of these changes, effective October 11, 2021, products containing more than .3% of any THC product, including synthetically derived Delta-8 THC, will be considered “marijuana” products regulated by the state’s marijuana regulatory structure. Marijuana/marihuana is still a Schedule 1 Drug under the Michigan Public Health Code MCL 333.7212. ”Except as provided in subsection (2), Marihuana, including pharmaceutical-grade cannabis” “(2) Marihuana, including pharmaceutical-grade cannabis, is a schedule 2 controlled substance if it is manufactured, obtained, stored, dispensed, possessed, grown, or disposed of in compliance with this act and as authorized by federal authority.” Stay awake – There’s more to come… The post The Definition of Marijuana Has Changed in Michigan appeared first on Michigan Medical Marijuana. View the full article
    2 points
  5. Sorry bill, i thought you were calling moo poo on something i said. Not saying it is moo poo. Missed the word IT. I agree 100% we should be able to grow it like any other herb or vegetable. We should be able to sell it on roadside stands if we want to!
    2 points
  6. The law itself is completely unnecessary. Why should the growth, possession, sale or consumption of a plant be regulated at all? Other than to make money for the government.
    2 points
  7. Happy 80th birthday to someone who gave up his freedom to get us to where we are today.
    2 points
  8. I normally do the same but people keep telling me to cut them off so the energy can go to upper buds. The small buds are good for butter and capsules. Thank you for your input because it is good to understand the reasoning behind ones choice.
    2 points
  9. I know you said you 'skimmed' the bills. You missed the point. Caregivers and these new medical specialty growers can only have 2.5 ounces per patient they register through. They will be inspected and tracked to make sure of that. Right now some caregivers are growing pounds per patient and not being inspected. That's what is happening. The big state growers want caregivers limited to 2.5 ounces per patient and inspected, tracked, and tested to prove it. The new law takes away their grow rights if they get caught over.
    2 points
  10. If only a couple of branches, do like kingdiamond suggest and cut the bad spots out. You can also do a hydrogen peroxide bath. Believe it was one cup peroxide to 3 gallon of water in container. Soak for 3-5 minutes. Then rinse lightly and hang with fan blowing.
    1 point
  11. Absolutely I don't think id be overly worried but a bit of maintenance couldn't hurt . Keep us updated.
    1 point
  12. Restorium2

    Village ordnance

    What they do if they think you are growing is say they need to upgrade the software on your water meter in your basement. I watched them do this and the guy opens his laptop near the meter and acted like he upgraded it. Total farce. I had moved the plants out just days before that. If they would have seen the plants then comes the inspections and paying for permits.
    1 point
  13. Restorium2

    Village ordnance

    It has been happening all across the State for years now. Caregivers have been 'devalued' to a point now where we have no rights. At least it's just a fine as our punishment these days. Don't resist them or they will shoot you.
    1 point
  14. press bubble on .25 screen get as much water out of it . keep it thin put it on coffee filter and put filter in a cardboard box put as much bubble in filter but do not stack get another filter repeat . if box is full close close lid let it sit day or 2 my room 80degs so it was good to go next morning pressed and made a few different sharpes for defecates and giggles when i was done cut off piece flattened it like pizza dough wrinkled it up like a piece of paper ( so will burn slowly and evenly put in bong glass bowl and inhale and try not to cough ! ( that is if you used good weed to make bubble then you will have good hash ! Rich 408
    1 point
  15. Violet85

    State Record Keeping

    Thanks.
    1 point
  16. Restorium2

    Caregiver Taxes?

    Who does that? It's illegal. And then you are going to pay sales tax by admitting illegal sales? If you are going to sell marijuana like that then you had better keep it real quiet.
    1 point
  17. I have two lights down low to give them light. It seems to be working.
    1 point
  18. I was thinking the small buds would be good for making butter or capsules
    1 point
  19. I go through at 3 weeks flower and cut all underdeveloped bud sites. Trimming a bunch of small bud takes a lot of time. I want everything to be dense quality flower. If i was a concentrate maker, i wouldn't bother, i would just blast or press the smalls
    1 point
  20. I am not optimistic on our winning on this issue. One of my patients is for some ungodly reason a Republican and he was up at Mackinaw for the annual Republican pow wow weekend before last. He tells me that he is optimistic about the bills not passing. In the same breathe he tells me that when he discussed the issue with State reps and senators that they all asked him for 4-5 figure donations. I do not see our community greasing them with that level of $, but I have no doubt that the MCMA could do that in a heartbeat. Seems the bills are moving very fast, they already have a hearing on them scheduled for tomorrow, 10/5 in Lansing.
    1 point
  21. My thoughts exactly
    1 point
  22. Small buds may not look as pretty but are just as effective as big ones.
    1 point
  23. I take off the lower branches for clones pre flower and the buds that remain big or small all get harvested all at once.
    1 point
  24. Doesn't matter. You are just adding to the fluff here. Stick with what matters.
    1 point
  25. All drug laws are ridiculous.
    1 point
  26. 1 point
  27. Digital EC, PH testing kit starts from 13$ as I knew from amazon. It has high accuracy.
    1 point
  28. Uniquely honest. Yup, he must be new.
    1 point
  29. 800 pound gorilla in the room; Caregivers will not quit caregiving because of these bills.
    1 point
  30. They don't want anyone to grow. They want you to be forced to make all of your purchases from dispensaries so the State can get a cut from all the sales. If we aren't careful growers will be back in the same boat we were in before legalization.
    1 point
  31. Thank you so much! Can you all offer any recommendations on the best devices to measure the EC, PH. I know nothing about these measurements?
    1 point
  32. An older post , but something to look at! Entire county board arrested following citizens arrest by 2 military veteransBy Ocala Post on November 9, 2014203 Comments 1.4K Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did. Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere. Residents that voted in the recent election said they are hoping officials have learned from the past mistakes of others. So what can a law-abiding citizen do? The answer is coming from some regular guys in southern Illinois who decided to hold public officials accountable. They call themselves the “Watchdogs.” Kirk Allen and John Kraft — two military veterans — live in Edgar County, which just might be the most corrupt county in the country. For a couple of watchdogs, it’s a target rich environment. In an effort to take back their government from self-serving politicians and bureaucrats, Kraft and Allen established a group called the Edgar County Watchdogs. Through a combination of public pressure, Freedom of Information filings, lawsuits, and media exposure, they have created a system that deeply threatens Illinois’ corrupt, entrenched political establishment. They operate a blog called Illinois Leaks that exposes corruption at the state and local levels. The blog is so popular that it is trusted more than the local paper. Considering the fact that, according to Forbes, their home county’s government has racked up over $79 million in debt all on its own while serving only 18,000 residents, Kraft and Allen have their work cut out for them. By relentlessly pursuing justice for even the smallest infractions by bureaucrats and politicians, the Edgar County Watchdogs have driven 102 public officials to resign from their posts, including 33 officials in Edgar County alone. The pair busted the mayor of Redmond for attempting to hold office while living out of town. They represented themselves in court and beat Illinois Assistant Attorney General Emma Steimel in a lawsuit seeking access to state e-mails. Officials who have resigned due to the Watchdogs’ efforts include a property tax assessor, the Edgar County board chairman, an entire airport board and its manager, the attorney for Kansas Township’s fire department, Shiloh’s superintendent of schools, and Effingham’s health department administrator, among others. After they exposed corrupt, illegal, and self-serving spending habits by the Ford-Iroquois County health department, the entire bureaucracy was dissolved. In some cases, federal agents have even stepped in to investigate and issue subpoenas to local officials after receiving tips from Kraft and Allen. Public boards are used to facing angry crowds, but most have never encountered what happened at one recent meeting in central Illinois. In what was one of their most epic displays of political crime-fighting, which was captured on video, Allen and Kraft held the entire Clark County Park District Board under citizen’s arrest on May 13, 2014, for violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act, a Class C misdemeanor. When asked if there would be public comment, one of the board members said, “I vote no,” followed by five other board members. Board attorney Kate Yargus could be heard on video saying there would be no public comment that night and telling the board members they were “free to go,” even after Kraft’s citizen’s arrest announcement. She tried to cite statute to Kraft, but before she could finish, he said, “Just sit down, you are making yourself look like a fool.” Deputies were dispatched to the scene, but Clark County Sheriff Jerry Parsley personally responded that night. Parsley said he knew it was a heated situation and felt it would be best if he handled it. He said that Kraft handled the citizen’s arrest responsibly, and the board was definitely in violation of the Open Meetings Act by not allowing the public to speak. “It’s not that they should have. They’re mandated to,” Parsley said. “The people need to have their voice. It’s not a dictatorship. It’s a democracy.” The sheriff arrested six of the board members. The seventh board member was not arrested because he voted against the other members. As they were escorted out of the building, the crowd cheered. The board had previously laughed at the watchdog group and called them troublemakers, However, the Sheriff and the State Attorney’s Office didn’t see it that way. Kraft said, “Every citizen, in every state, county, and city, should take note. Make sure their local government officials are working for the people and not for themselves.” A lawsuit against the board is still pending. Their next board meeting is scheduled for late November. –Barry Donegan, Adam Andrzejewski, and the Better Government Association contributed to this story.–
    1 point
  33. I recently caught up with an old friend that I used to get the real gold bud from back in the early 70s. When no one had buds, he had the lids of the real deal gold bud or red bud, or Thai sticks or hash. We talked for a few minutes and the conversation of course led to buds. I mentioned I was a legal patient now and told him some things about our medical cannabis law. He says, '...so you can grow legally now? Want some seeds?' I've never been lucky, but this one is trump. Last week, he showed up at my house, and gifted to me 2 sealed glass vials of gold & red bud seeds from pre 1975. Also, 2 smaller vials of most rare Thai Stick seeds from the same era. Now, these are 35+ year old seeds of the true old school landrace gear, and how could you get them today...short of having a time machine. He had them stored in the glass vials in a little velvet pouch in the bottom of his sock drawer. I've not counted them yet, but I'm saying there are about 3 hundred seeds total of the Columbian Gold/Red. Maybe 30-50 seeds total of the Thai. Am I thankful? Yes I am. I'm hoping for one male & one female to at least run a seed crop.
    1 point
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