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  1. The extraction machine only Heats to about a hundred and seven degrees Max, just enough to boil off the alcohol. It's all done under a vacuum so you can use it safely in your house. I'm not an expert at this so from my understanding the heat would have to be much higher than this in order for it to decarboxylate? Maybe I'm wrong though, like I said I'm no expert, just trying to learn the stuff. Thank you!
  2. Okay while we're at it, LOL, one more question that kind of popped up last night. I have a patient who is requesting CBD oil for his anxiety. However I need to make sure he doesn't get high off of it as he will need it at work. I believe this is achieved by simply extracting the oil from the plant with the alcohol, then running it through the extraction machine? Then what I add a carrier oil to thin it back out? If so what should I use? And I understand as long as it's not heated from this point forward he will be getting CBDs but not thc's so it should not give him the high he doesn't want?
  3. Okay! Great tip I would have never thought about drying out the medicine before adding the alcohol.
  4. Awesome, thank you! Would love a link to your blogs if you had the time.
  5. I am using ethyl alcohol with extra craft Source One machine.
  6. Just purchased an extraction machine and I'm going to start making my own distillate for vaping. Have just a couple questions I'm having trouble getting clarified and wondering if anyone on here would know. 1. Should I decarboxylate before extracting or after, or does it not matter? I know that vaping will heat the oil and do some decarboxylating itself, but is there any advantage to decarboxylating before extracting? I.e. will you release more THC - A by decarbing first? 2. Grind or leave whole? I know grinding it smaller gives more surface area allowing the solvent to gather more oil as it passes over the plant. However, to my surprise I've seen many say you should never grind as it destroys trichomes and can remove some of the terpenes. However I don't see how leaving bigger chunks would be better, seems like the solvent wouldn't be able to penetrate into the plant as far. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am a newbie to this process. Thanks!
  7. Thank you for the answers, I really appreciate it! It's hard to believe that they would allow us to have medical and recreational combined! Figured for sure they would limit you one way or the other!
  8. Just wondering if anyone knows can you have a medical grow and a recreational grow in the same house, for the same person? I have read tons of Articles and forums but have not seen an answer for this anywhere. Even my recommending Dr for my card had no idea about this either.
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    Now This Is Cool!

    Well I apologize if this fake, didn't mean to mislead anyone. Just thought it was cool, guess I'm just ignorant of how bees make honey. If it is real, it would be cool though!
  10. Man Trains Bees To Make Honey From Marijuana Many are calling him a genius. The man is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, he is a beekeeper. He has over 4300 Facebook followers and 700 on Instagram after the 39-year-old Frenchman, who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete marijuana legalization, trained bees to make honey from marijuana. He goes by the nickname of Nicolas Trainerbees, for obvious reasons. For 20 years, he has worked with bees in a way where he claims he is able to “train” them to make honey from virtually anything. “I have trained bees to do several things, such as collect sugar from fruits, instead of using flowers,” he explains. Nicholas says he has “been passionate about nature since childhood,” which led him to this profession that mixes his love for plant life with his love for animals – especially insects. Nicholas calls the marijuana-honey produced by the bees “cannahoney” from “a training technique whereby the bees collect the resin and use it in the beehive”. The final substance, he explains, is the sole work of the bees. “For some time I had known about the health benefits of bee products such as honey, propolis, pollen, wax and royal jelly and also about the benefits of cannabis”, and so he decided to take notice of the requests,” he explains. Add to that the fact that “everything that passes through the body of a bee is improved”, he said, since their enzymes make the nectar turn into honey. “So if the bee took the resin from cannabis it would also be very beneficial”. “The aim arose for me to get the bees to obtain this resin”, he added. The “cannahoney” has “quite a floral” aroma and a color, he explains. It “is not smoked, it is ingested and it is good for health”, he adds. Nicolas says that “the bees accept any strain”. So do the bees get high off of the marijuana they make the honey from? “The bees that produce the cannahoney are not affected by cannabinoids because they do not have an endocannabinoid system”, he says. It’s just another form of food for them. Watch the bees in action in the video below… http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/03/man-trains-bees-to-make-honey-from-herb/
  11. Thanks Restorium! I follow their Schedule and really like it, plants always healthy,etc. Just seems like they need an extra week or 2 before they fully ripen. I also noticed the delayed showing of the flowers in the beginning. Maybe I just got a weird pheno type or something, lol!
  12. One other thing I forgot to ask; The last week is a flush week, nothing but plain water. Can the Buds continue to get bigger during this week even though there are no nutes in the water?
  13. Was wondering if anyone here uses the GH line of nutes? I'm on my second run, so still new to hydro. But it seems like it delays the flowering period by a week or two. I'm running gorilla glue #4, which is a 56 day cycle, but this is the second time i'm going to have to go over by a week at least. Last time I stayed in mid bloom for the extra 2 weeks, but this time I'm going to stay in the late bloom for a little extra time cause doing it in mid bloom didn't really fatten up the Buds all that well. I'm suspicious of the transition week they have, it's the first week of flower, they don't seem to change the nutes much from the veg stage and Normally I see the starting of flower around the 10th day in soil, but with this setup it seems to take at least 14 days to see the start of the flowers. Sometimes even a little longer. Just wondering if this is Normal for hydro, or maybe these nutes?
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    Question On Magnetic Ballast

    Thanks Willy! I'm pretty sure then from what you describe it's the cap. Transformer still hums! Also thanks for the links, gonna order a replacement so I have a back up.
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    Question On Magnetic Ballast

    OK thanks Jjamh!
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