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Everything posted by semicaregiver

  1. Licensed dispensaries are required to only purchase their inventory from licensed growers and processors.
  2. I was thinking they are outdoors. If the weather holds I would go another two weeks.
  3. Looks like they need a week or two more. How many weeks in flower when the pics were taken?
  4. Democratic Republic of Congo is really sketchy. I was recently involved helping a customer ship a package there. No one (i.e. UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL) would touch going there. Found that the only one that would touch DRC was DHL and only if one were just shipping correspondence. They indicated that the government would destroy any paperwork that include any political references.
  5. Is this in a different bill? I may be wrong, but I thought that the microbusiness licenses were adult use/recreational businesses. The bill listed above only relates to "medical" licensees
  6. In the metro areas mail has become a real problem. We are on the Eastside of Detroit. Mailing something to Lansing can take up to two weeks. You can send certified mail and get a tracking number, but they are not bothering to scan alot of the mail so you can never really know where it is, all you know is the addressee did not get it.
  7. The big growers, i.e. 1500 plants, are lobbying to move that number up to something like 6,000+ plants under a Class C license. They submitted a bill to change the number to 4,500, but slipped in a redefinition of plant to a "flowering" plant. Interestingly is they have Republican support for the bill. http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2019-2020/billintroduced/House/htm/2020-HIB-5547.htm Key part of the new words... THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: Sec. 501. (1) A grower license authorizes the grower to grow not more than the following number of
  8. On 5/14 Whitmer OK'd telemed for card renewal.... 7. Strict compliance with sections 3(a)(1) and 3(q)(2) of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, Initiated Law 1 of 2008, MCL 26423(a)(1) and (q)(2), is suspended only to the extent necessary to allow relevant medical evaluations to be conducted via telemedicine.
  9. I believe the term is "sham sale" I can understand why the question is asked. You have storefronts in detroit selling just clones as well as folks selling thru facebook and instagram. So it must be legal! All the comments above are correct, it is illegal. If your tolerance for that sort of thing is high enough, you should at least have a lawyer on speed dial.
  10. I would suggest that this decision will lead to local cities, towns and villages enacting caregiver zoning laws that will not only require a permit, but also inspections that limit the square footage of your grow, require inspections related to electrical and plumbing issues and discharge issues related to how you dispose of runoff. The decision is not focused on using industrial property or landlord rights, but rather permits and inspections of your grow. The court states in their conclusion, pg 16... "Accordingly, Byron Township may require primary caregivers to obtain a permit and pa
  11. The Michigan Supreme court ruled yesterday that cities and towns could require patients and caregivers to get grow permits and require building inspections. Below is the first page of their ruling and at the bottom is a link to the entire decision. This is sure to be litigated further so it is not a immediate red flag, but something to be aware of... DeRUITER v TOWNSHIP OF BYRON Docket No. 158311. Argued on application for leave to appeal October 3, 2019. Decided April 27, 2020. Christie DeRuiter, a registered qualifying medical marijuana patient and a registered primary caregiv
  12. I was surprised Fluence did not come out on top. Not due to the $, but as I understand it they are a part of Sylvania/Osram. One would think that they would have access to the best lighting technology out there.
  13. Found an interesting link regarding LED light testing. The piece is by the owner of a grow store, Growershouse, in Arizona. While he may have a commercial interest in promoting one light over another, I have in the past found him to be honest. He also has a youtube series, Grower's Network, with fascinating interviews on some of the commercial grows and individuals such as Scott Reach, Rare Dankness owner. As an aside, his pricing use to be good, 3 yrs ago, but local hardware and nutrient pricing here in MI have dropped below his online prices. Anyway, for what it is worth....
  14. Resto is correct the purchasing of "caregiver product" has been a sham perpetrated by dispensaries looking to make a quick buck. The simple reality is the state licensed more dispensaries than there was "legal" product for. The MRA caved to the demands of the dispensaries and allowed them to buy "caregiver" overages. It did not take long for folks looking to make a buck to bring in "pounds of "caregiver" overages to the dispensaries. Did these caregivers grow the product? Sure some did, but it was more likely they were large illegal grows or someone bringing product from a Western
  15. Considering the recreational law allows you to have 12 plants in a house is any of this caregiver/patient access really a question anymore? One might argue that yes you are a patient and your partner is a caregiver, but no medical is being grown. The 12 are recreational, you have just retained your cards so you can go to a medical dispensary for forms other than flower.
  16. My bad on assuming the photo was a plate type unit. The long flat shape did not look like it held a bulb. I should have noticed the link which included the word "bulb"
  17. The hepa filter is a good idea. If you research the various consumer room type units sold with the photo catalytic oxidation units they usually have a pre-filter that is often a hepa filter. I have experimented with ozone over the years and as GaryFisher mentions their are potential human health issues. I was not comfortable with this downside and had hoped one might be able to deal with it via some sort of controller like one deals with CO2 generators. There are controllers out there, but they are $500+ and their sensors need to be replaced every six months. Companies sell
  18. You might consider some version of a photocatalytic oxidation device. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17661927 About 18 months ago I was at a commercial grow show and a number of suppliers were showing black boxes that they just hung from the ceiling and they were asking thousands of dollars for. They promised odor and mold removal. You see the technology sold for consumers at outrageous prices by https://molekule.com/ and a dozen other suppliers. Basically they are all just a uv light bulb surrounded by a mesh cylinder coated with titanium dioxide. From reading the technic
  19. Second that! The OG Kush and Blue Dream strains that I have will develop PM if you just look at them. Just the opposite is Gorilla Glue. It seems impervious to nearly everything.
  20. Have not seen anything re Farmer's Markets, but you might not want to be at an illegal dispensary on the wrong day.... https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-state-police-raid-multiple-black-market-weed-shops?fbclid=IwAR0MmEHpmijqxrlVBgSZgXBJLB0CG5rGfzOXOPxUile5hTvN2JvoNi2MCzw
  21. I do not know about the three you listed, but there is also "Dig It Super Soil". The two guys that own this are friends of mine and they have been at it several years now. https://www.facebook.com/DigItSoil/ or http://www.digitsoil.com They are heavily into the Living Organic Soil concept as opposed to the chemical nature of the KISS type of soil. They have some pretty good distribution. They are just south of the Ypsi/AA area in Willis.
  22. You can find used food grade 50-60 gallon drums on craigslist for $20. Add a bulkhead fitting and valve at the bottom for another $10.
  23. Sounds like your well water has some elements that are acting as a buffering agent. This is a problem with Detroit (Great Lakes Water Authority) water. They add a buffering agent to prevent the water going acidic. Low ph will leach lead into the drinking water. While the source of your problem is some natural occurring element, the solution may be the same. I use a 55 gallon drum as a water storage reservoir and adjust the ph over a period of time. For example when I first fill it the ph is right around 7. Just like your experience I can ph it down to 5.8 (hydro usage). In a few ho
  24. Gary, Sounds great! Looking forward to a report on grams/watt results. Back early on I asked about the color of the light, i.e. the usual blinding purple or white. I see many of the newest fixtures I see advertised appear to be white. Not having used LED's myself it would seem that white would make it easier to judge how things are going if you have been use to seeing your plants under traditional HPS.
  25. Adding to Shishka's post from Mlive... With little funding or political will, Michigan police let black market weed slide By Amy Biolchini | abiolch1@mlive.com Michigan State Police Lt. Chris Hawkins knows where the illegal weed is. He's sent undercover police officers to dispensaries, who have bought "medical" marijuana without having to show patient registration cards or any form of I.D. Will he go after the people who sold the cops weed? Probably not. Hawkins, who is in charge of the state police’s Marihuana and Tobacco Investiga
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