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  1. 4 points
    Restorium2

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    Grow tip; If your plants look like shrubbery then you will have to trim off the small branches on the lower stems. Lollypop them or you will have too many small buds.
  2. 4 points
    Restorium2

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    Since no one has to pay to grow anymore, it's legal, it does seem silly to act like you want to sell your grow rights.
  3. 3 points
    Restorium2

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    On my third grow with these lights my Headband grew a gazillion bud sites like shrubbery. So I had a gazillion buds, mostly mids. Next time I run that strain I'm going to have to do a better job of pruning for production. When I grew OGKush it didn't do that so much. So it depends on the strain how bushy it's going to get under the LEDs.
  4. 3 points
    Wild Bill

    Overheard conversation

    I was at one of the Bob Seger shows and overheard a conversation between a woman and an Oakland County deputy standing nearby. The woman complained to the LEO that there was a girl sitting next to her on the hill smoking weed. The deputy replied, "The voters of the State of Michigan have said it's OK so there's nothing i can do." After the woman left I asked him if the change has made his job easier or harder. He said,"Easier, that's one less thing we have to deal with." Very refreshing after so many years of malice.
  5. 3 points
    Kingdiamond

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    First off lets keep this civil You cant force anyone to give you a single bud for free the 12 plants that you allow a caregiver to grow is purchased cared for and harvested by the caregiver unless you paid ahead of time or gave him the seeds or clones the plants do not belong to you in fact your not legally the owner of your plants since you signed away your plants rights to your caregiver. Taking all of what I just said all in please understand a ton of work goes into growing cannabis, its a daily task and the majority of caregivers I know personally do not grow the entire limit they are allowed in the law case in point I have plant rights to 5 patient cards and a personal patient card that is 72 plants in the 10 years I have grown not once have I ever exceeded 30 plants in both veg and flower most times its less then 20 for all of my patients and I only provide to those assigned to me via the registry. My advice to you is to find a caregiver and discuss matters and quit thinking that your 12 plants entitles you to anything but a good product at a fair price which at $100 to $125 is clearly a steal in today's market and if the caregiver chooses to give you free medicine which at times I do be grateful for that and quit acting like your entitled your clearly not .
  6. 3 points
    Highlander

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    OK, let me get straight to the point. You, as a patient, seem to think that a caregiver should give you stuff for free in exchange for growing 12 plants. This is probably because you think a caregiver will sell overages to someone else to make it all worthwhile. So I ask you this: How about you sign-up with a caregiver and pay an average price for meds and buy the surplus from the caregiver and then YOU sell it? Put the shoe on the other foot. And bend your mind around this: If every patient out there is entitled to free meds from a CG, why would any person grow for free? Where is this free weed coming from? And where did you get the delusion that every plant produces a pound? I hope you do find a CG...
  7. 3 points
    Slappy

    Pics of my first grow

    Those are looking great. I'm always a sucker for good widow. I personally didn't like the local clone going around, so I'm on the hunt for a more potent pheno myself. I snuck a creep shot at my lady when she was sleeping (day 40). LED's are fantastic. I'll be watching this post closely. Happy Growing!
  8. 3 points
    wjkingsnorth

    Pics of my first grow

    24 hours since the transplant and the plants are responding well.
  9. 3 points
    Wild Bill

    I’m back!!!

    I just finished my first complete LED grow. I have never had healthier plants. The indicas grew like a shrubbery. The next grow I'll have to do some pruning. One of the plants was so dense I had to harvest in layers. The tops kept the middle of the plant from getting any light so I harvested them then got a second, smaller harvest from the bottom of the plant.
  10. 3 points
    Restorium2

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    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.
  11. 2 points
    Wild Bill

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    I noticed on my first LED grow that indicas and sativas seem to display their differences more prominently. The sativa dominant strain stretched a great deal while the indicas remained squat and low to the ground. Now that I have two lights I'll be able to adjust the heights accordingly to the different growing habits. I wonder if it would be better to keep the lights for the indicas a little higher at first to encourage some stretch? I may try a SCROG grow next time too. The bushiness and increased bud sites would seem to lend it self to that method. It almost did it by itself anyway.
  12. 2 points
    So Choice Labs is local to Leoni township in Jackson county and was the first to receive local approval to do business. It is owned by Wes Lutz who also owns a Dodge dealership in town. Choice has a Class C, processor, and two dispensary licenses in Leoni and are working on opening a third in Douglas MI. They employ like 100 people already. They have licensing deals with some of the bigger national brands such as Dixie, Mary’s, Platinum Vape etc. Because of these brands pretty much every PC orders from them. They have had some growing pains with their own grow producing clean flowers so if they can get clean tested flower they keep their wholesale PC customers happy. Now, all that said, NO, you as a caregiver are not protected driving with or even just possessing more than what your cg cards allow for. If you should find yourself pulled over with pounds in the car it will likely not go well. As I already said, stay in your comfort space and don’t take chances you are not comfortable with. The prevailing thought is that the state will continue to allow caregivers to work the system at least until rec is rolled out and caregivers have a chance to transition into a micro or class A rec if that is what they want to do. Thats my thoughts anyway, just a caregiver trying to stay afloat in ever changing times.
  13. 2 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    New code; 49HB2EBA
  14. 2 points
    Don't take this the wrong way, just heed the advice; If you have 50 lbs. to move don't do it through the State. You can't pretend to be legally producing it. That money that you think is clean and bankable is just part of the paper trail to your door. Whether you know it or not yet, you just sold 50 lbs. to a cop. You aren't even supposed to have more than 2.5 ounces per registered patient. The dispensaries told me that. They said they will only buy what your cards can allow, 2.5 per patient, and they want to see the cards. They said that the caregiver and the dispensary would both be under investigation if they went past that. So I'm thinking you might have stuck your neck out a little far there with your fitty pounds.
  15. 2 points
    I make my own oil for the carts. Re-use the extraction alcohol after I reclaim it. I use glass syringes to fill the re-useable cartridges. You have to have a lot of cannabis to work with. It's all sustainable, very small carbon footprint.
  16. 2 points
    Highlander

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    I agree with everything you said. I never will understand why some patients think they should get free meds from a CG, while assuming the CG can sell meds to other patients to make it all worthwhile. It makes no sense. It's as if we CGs are asked to sign-up a stranger as a patient and give free meds to him/her and sell meds to other stranger patients to make it all worthwhile. It's crazy. "I'm sick so I want you to give me free meds and pay for my card and sell MMJ to other SICK people to bridge the costs so I don't have to pay anything." Why are you more special than the other sick people you expect a CG to sell to so you can get free meds?
  17. 2 points
    Restorium2

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    BONUS! >>>> I'm noticing that when you take clones off the 'shrubbery' these LED's produce they root really quick. Roots in two days! The healthier the plants the better the cloning.
  18. 2 points
    Kingdiamond

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    My plants are looking incredible im getting some major stretch out of a couple of them but outside of that they look very nice.
  19. 2 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    As you get further into flower they will take more PAR so you can have them closer. You can let them grow closer to the light.
  20. 2 points
    blackhorse

    I’m back!!!

    Received the two lights in mail today, still got to open the box. Quick delivery. Will try to set one up and turn on tonight. Received the glasses yesterday.
  21. 2 points
    Highlander

    I’m back!!!

    Over the past week, I have replaced my HPS ( 3x 1,000w) in my flower room with the Yehsence 1500s. I don't miss the awkward big hoods and all of the ductwork. Also, the Yehsence fixtures are fairly small and lightweight, so they sway with the wind, which kind acts like a light mover. I have only two complaints for far. 1.) the light spectrum makes me a bit nauseous. (I need some glasses) and 2.) My furnace has run in June for the first time in about 10 years (but that's kinduv a good thing, really)
  22. 2 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    You can build one just like the SPYDR for $420. It covers 4' x 4'. That same coverage would cost you about $300 for two cheaper ones that make the same amount of PAR(the pair). There's one difference that I'm not sure matters; The cheaper ones have fans and the expensive ones use heat sinks to cool. I'm not convinced which system is better for heat. Seems like fans would be better so maybe the cheaper ones are actually better than the expensive ones for heat.
  23. 2 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    I bought a 1200 and it works great also. $120. 1$ per ten watts LED. That's what the 1500 cost, the 1000, now the 1200. There are a lot of folks paying WAY more than that. Not sure they are getting anything better for their money. I think not. I'm sticking with these little cheap ones. They are very versatile. Daisy chain them any which way. Modular is better than a big light that has only one footprint you have to conform to.
  24. 2 points
    AAA Safety Foundation Finds No Scientific Basis that THC in Blood Impairs Driving By Claire Bernish No scientific basis exists to legitimize current THC testing in place in five states who base their impaired driving standards on THC levels in blood. According to a study from auto club giant AAA’s safety foundation, a blood test threshold for THC — the chemical component of cannabis that makes people ‘high’ — is simply not scientifically possible. Yet, in five of six states where cannabis is legal, the tests are used to determine whether or not drivers should be considered impaired. Those tests employ a blood level-based judgment similar to that used for determining alcohol impairment. But AAA found such tests for THC are wholly unreliable — sending potentially unimpaired drivers to jail and putting impaired drivers back behind the wheel. “There is understandably a strong desire by both lawmakers and the public to create legal limits for marijuana impairment in the same manner we do alcohol,” said AAA president and CEO, Marshall Doney, as reported by the Associated Press. “In the case of marijuana this approach is flawed and not supported by scientific research.” After discovering the tests had no value, the safety foundation recommended Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington simply ditch their THC impairment testing laws — and that other states considering similar laws abandon the proposed legislation. As the study notes, determining actual impairment from THC consumption is quite different than for alcohol. Tolerance for the chemical would mean though a regular cannabis user might have high blood levels of THC, they are perfectly safe behind the wheel — while a relatively low THC blood level could be found in someone unfit to drive. Instead of what amounts to arbitrary blood testing, AAA recommends specialized law enforcement officers who would better observe behavior as a determination of impairment, which would then be backed up by THC blood testing. As the AP noted, nine states — even some with legalized medicinal cannabis — currently have zero-tolerance policies in place for THC-impaired driving. Those states’ laws include not only blood testing for THC, but also for its metabolites which can persist in blood long after the last use of cannabis. Obviously, explained New York University professor and specialist in drug issues and criminal policy, Mark A. R. Kleiman, such laws make no sense. “A law against driving with THC in your bloodstream is not a law you can know you are obeying except by never smoking marijuana or never driving,” he explained. Kleiman, however, disagrees with AAA’s recommendation to adjust current laws, and instead feels such offenses should by traffic violations. According to Kleiman, compared to other potentially dangerous impairments, cannabis is likely the least offensive on the list. While some studies showed roughly double the risk of accidents caused by cannabis impairment, nationally-legal hands-free cellphone usage quadruples the crash risk — and blood alcohol content of .12 increases accident risk 15-fold. A “noisy child in the back of the car” presents the same increased dangers as driving under the influence of cannabis, Kleiman said — noting an exception would be use of both cannabis and alcohol together, which would greatly increase impairment. Clearly, ineffectual and illegitimate laws that senselessly send people to jail need to be abandoned with a quickness — and the AAA safety foundation’s findings on THC blood impairment testing would be a fantastic place to start.
  25. 2 points
    Kingdiamond

    I’m back!!!

    Yeah I have never seen such green lush plants in my grow room im going online tonight to see about ordering some high power panels for my grow room .
  26. 2 points
    Highlander

    I’m back!!!

    After about 2 weeks in veg, I'm very pleased. I'm not doing a scientific experiment, but after growing indoors for X+ years, I generally know when something is or isn't working. My veg plants are growing way faster than I've seen in a long time, if ever. They are very deep green, bushy, and aren't stretching a lot.
  27. 2 points
    From what I'm seeing people are getting hooked on the cannabis vape pens. So easy. That will be the end of the regular cannabis farmer. The only folks that want to burn one are old school and will eventually succumb to the vape pens also. I will still make my own cartridges but most other people will buy them from big commercial companies. That's my opinion of where we are going.
  28. 2 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    Both.
  29. 2 points
    Restorium2

    Pics of my first grow

    Nice! Looks like it's time for a bigger pot. What kind of lights are you using?
  30. 2 points
    Kingdiamond

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    I really love how the plants bush out vs the stretch I would get from the T-5 bulbs cant wait until I flip them to flower.
  31. 2 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    This 1000 also works great if you want a little smaller one that's even cheaper. https://www.amazon.com/iPlantop-Growing-Spectrum-Adjustable-Replace/dp/B07F872N6Z/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=iplantop+100&qid=1559046468&s=gateway&sr=8-1
  32. 2 points
    Kingdiamond

    I’m back!!!

    My plants are growing like crazy under the veg lights in the Yehsense panels im seeing way more bud sites then with the T-5 fixtures and the lack of heat in my veg room is crazy cool as a cucumber in there .
  33. 2 points
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    I wouldn't have recommended them if I hadn't tried them myself first. I have been using the Yehsense 1500's for two complete grows now. They both went better than with 1000 HPS lights. Better buds. More buds. Less heat. Less electricity. No malfunctions. My third grow is half way done and it looks great also. I'm just starting to really enjoy the lack of heat. Nothing to wonder about anymore. The results are in.
  34. 1 point
    Slappy

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    I've seen better results with lenses over the bulbs. I have tried several kinds, and the ones with lenses have always performed better in the terms of par. Cob's made great colas, but the par was awful. I'm still impressed by my Kush Innovations, which I believe now is Goldleaf. HPS will yield more, but the quality of led is amazing.
  35. 1 point
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    Yeah, it was a 14 day discount code.
  36. 1 point
    glued gorilla

    Caregiver needed St Johns MI.

    Probably not the best to demand things in this manner. Many caregivers will offer free meds, but most don't want to be told that they have to give them to you. Best to bring up in private with a perspective caregiver. Just an idea to keep ya from the Lynch mob! Lol
  37. 1 point
    Kingdiamond

    I’m back!!!

    My plants have never looked better but im getting some major stretch because of the panels being so far off the top of the canopy but when I had them lower the leaves started to get a bleached out look day 8 of flower im praying that I dont run out of ceiling .
  38. 1 point
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    I noticed when I started plants on HPS and then switched to LED I didn't get the full benefit of having them under the LED for the full cycle. So your next grow will be better than this one.
  39. 1 point
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    18" like Highlander said. You can go to 12" at 4 weeks flower. Both switches on.
  40. 1 point
    Kingdiamond

    Clone plant sales in Michigan

    As long as its done as a gift yes .
  41. 1 point
    blackhorse

    I’m back!!!

    Ordered two of these lights. Thanks
  42. 1 point
    Kingdiamond

    1500 watt x 2 LED grow

    Flipping the switch to 12-12 at 7 pm tonight will be using my old camera to provide some insight on this first LED grow more to follow.
  43. 1 point
    semicaregiver

    I’m back!!!

    Resto, Thanks for the detailed reply. I am impressed by your observations regarding bloom results. My biggest challenge indoors has been heat removal in the bloom room. Each of my blooms are under a pair of 750w gavita's. At $150/panel, it would certainly be worth picking up three of the Yehsense panels and testing how they compare.
  44. 1 point
    semicaregiver

    I’m back!!!

    Resto, You say the results are in. Is there another thread that has results? I see back in March posters, including yourself were reporting results on $800-1,500 units, but nothing on the bargain units. I see you rec'c that people consider buying the Yehsence units, but no grow test results were reported, just mfg. par claims. At the same time you were rec'c that folks purchase the Yehsence you were posting how you would like to build a unit that cost $420 in parts. My post was a reflection on the information that is in this thread, i.e. there are wonderful results reported for units in the $800-1,500 range. I am looking forward to Highlander's actual results from growing with the Yehsence.
  45. 1 point
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    They are already working out. The testing is done and they got an A+. I'm coming up to my 3rd harvest now. They have better cooling with fans than the expensive ones that just use heat sinks. I think you should be asking why the expensive ones are expensive rather than asking why the cheap ones are cheap. You said that before the cost was too high to justify switching. I was there. Now what should be said is the cost is so low and the advantages so high that keeping the dinosaur lights of the past isn't justified.
  46. 1 point
    Highlander

    I’m back!!!

    Well, I received the 4 new lights on Friday and replaced my veg room lights. (1,000w MH and 8-4' T5) over about 20-25 square feet with one Yehsense 1500. (I usually only use 1,000w MH in my veg room, but at the moment, my perpetual grow is a bit heavier on the veg phase than usual) I'm starting out with both the veg and bloom switches on because I have a hard time believing that just the veg option is enough light for my space. Depending on growth rates and plant health (should be apparent within a few days) I might install a second light and then just run both on the veg switch in my veg room. So far, things look fine. My one complaint so far is that the power cord is very short and it appears that there was a miscommunication because I thought I'd be getting 220v cords. I have some 220v cords I can use, but I'm going to need more length, so while I figure that out, I'm unable to use these in the flower room. Bummer. So I either have to find or make 220v extension cords or rewire my 220v (8 plug) switch to extend it closer to where the lights hang (which will be a pain). Or, I could run them on 110v volt circuits because my amperage needs will be dropping about 75% and don't really need to be running lights at 220v at this time (if ever again). No big deal. I'll adapt. So I have some decisions to make and work to do, but it's always fun to figure-out new equipment/technology for one's indoor garden. The continual learning/improvement is part of what makes this so much fun. I appreciate Resto and KD taking the plunge and reporting back to the community. I used LEDs years ago with poor success and would not have gone back had they not shared their experience. If/when these lights work as promised, consider this: I bought the four Yehsence lights on Amazon for just under $600. I signed-up for a new Amazon credit account, so I'm getting 6 months with no payments and no interest. By my calculations, my electricity savings on lights alone will be about $200/month. That doesn't include the probably additional $100/month saved by less need for AC and not having to run my RDWC chillers as much. So, I'll have saved about $1,800 by the time I even have to pay for these lights. It's almost like Amazon is paying me $1,200 and giving me four new LED fixtures for free. It's getting hard to see the downside. But, the harvests will tell all. Like KD, I'll probably still run some HPS in flower during this transition.
  47. 1 point
    semicaregiver

    I’m back!!!

    I bought the hydrofarm hand held quantum par meter and found that there are a number of issues with trying to measure par. First is the accuracy of the meter. I saw online that the majority of par meters go for 300-500 and the hydro farm unit is 100-150. At this point I am not confident in the accuracy. My interest was in trying to come up with some objective decision point as to when my gavita bulbs need changing. I measured 8 new ones and my 8 year old ones to create a baseline. I also experimented with changing out the reflector (Gavita claims the aluminum gets so hot it oxidizes and needs to be changed with the bulb). It made a slight difference. The reason for my lack of confidence in the accuracy of the meter is I am getting readings in the 1500 to 1000 range and there is no reports of numbers that high in any of the literature. That said I just want to compare new vs. old so "absolute accuracy was not a problem, but it would be nice. The second issue with a hand held is positioning. A slight tilt in your hand held probe yields significant differences in readings. Also you want repeatable locations. I ended up setting a series of screws in the ceiling at different distances from the bulb and mounting the probe on a stick (end of the stick fit over the screw) so that I was always in the same location for every measurement going forward. Most of the magazine reviews you see of lamps use a grid that is laid on the floor and they then create a series of reading on the grid. This is a nice lab approach, but I used the ceiling as my measuring point since I wanted to be able to measure with plants present and using the floor was just impractical. Anyway, hope my personal experience helps with your plans going forward.
  48. 1 point
    Restorium2

    I’m back!!!

    I think I'm going to build one of these eventually;
  49. 1 point
    Easy E

    Help with question!!!

    This is very good advice! Start low, even 5mg, and work your way up to what ever dosage ease's the pain. The consumption levels I mentioned in your other thread were worked up to slowly over time.
  50. 1 point
    Restorium2

    Is this a trap?

    You can't educate through a wall of hate. Nasty folks need someone to hate on. Lower the bar for all the crap they are pulling in life. What Michigan has going for it that you can actually grow your own. All the rest is just stage dressing and BS. Do some work for yourself and enjoy the best cannabis you have ever had and fill yourself with pride!
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