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mishigami bear

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  1. I am currently growing outdoors in a 10' x 10' x 6' kennel with chicken wire on the top. The plants were planted directly in the ground, which is a sandy soil (I live in the dunes) that I amended with some finished compost and worm castings. The plants look great right now. My question is about planting in the same location next year. Since I have invested in soil amendments and erected the kennel in that location, I would ideally like to reuse the same location for next summer's crop. Is there any known cannabis pathogen in the roots or soil that would make me not want to reuse the location?
  2. All of those treatments should only be applied topically to the plant, and only should be used to treat a problem that already exists (not prophylactically). Don't treat for fungus if you don't already have fungus. I only apply treatments to my vegetative plants, and never to my flowering plants. You don't need to apply anything to the soil.
  3. Growing cannabis was one of the most fun and rewarding things I have ever done. I highly recommend it.
  4. I would recommend that one or both of you get medical/caregiver cards. Then it becomes 12 plants per patient rather than 12 plants per household.
  5. Prices will eventually come down. Arizona dispensaries regularly feature 1 oz deals for $100 or even less.
  6. Pornography: 43% morally acceptable and 55% morally wrong hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
  7. I'm interested in any in person event, whether it is Whitmore Lake or anywhere else. Maybe hash bash in Ann Arbor would be an event that would bring folks out. For now, I'd be glad to exchange seeds by U.S. Mail. I have Blueberry x White Rhino seeds that I would be willing to exchange for a powerful indica-dominant strain(s).
  8. You need to get over your aversion to throwing away a perfectly good clone. Everyone does it. It is part of life. But you need to remain under your plant count, and that often requires throwing away beautiful clones. Going out of your way to find someone to take your clone (or even buy it) is kind of foolish and potentially dangerous. Eventually, there will be open exchanges where you can bring your clones. But for now, I wouldn't try to find buyers for your extras. Stay focused on your own garden.
  9. You're welcome. I found that graph to be very informative too. There has to be a bottom, minimum price per pound, taking into consideration electricity, real-estate, nutrients, grow labor, trim labor, insurance, etc. But there is so much money going into "cannabis investments", that many operations will operate at a loss, just to establish market dominance. There is no way to compete with an operation that can operate at a loss for many years, simply because they have the capitalization. I think Michigan can get things right. Our individual count (12 plants) are as good as it gets, compared to other states. Washington residents can't homegrow. That blows!
  10. You may find this 6 minute Vice report on the over-saturation of the Oregon cannabis market to be informative:
  11. The folks who made money during the California gold rush were the ones who sold the pick axes, the maps, the denim jeans, etc. Very few miner '49ers got lucky and actually made money themselves. T-Pain's advice about opening a hydroponics store is very good advice. There is so much money going into grow businesses, dispensaries, cannabis stocks, etc. There will likely be overproduction (like in Oregon), with razor thin profit margins. I wouldn't try to compete, either as a grower or as an "investor". Look at niche markets that support the main grower market. A hydroponics store is one idea. Also think about setting up a testing facility, if you have the lab skills. Or become an edible maker, buying other growers' shake for a song. For myself, I am looking to breed special strains of cannabis and make high-quality Indica-dominant seeds (and maybe clones). I am also looking at producing earthworm castings in bulk.
  12. I like the taste. The spicy, nostril-burning essence is pleasant to me. It lets me know that the stuff is real.
  13. Yes. Agreed. Start very small and "introduce" it into your system. The first few times may be very powerful. Make no plans and be prepared to sleep for 10+ hours solid. The goal is to be able to take larger and larger amounts, without feeling those overwhelming effects that you felt the first few times. You want to build up a tolerance, so your body can take in a "medical" dose of oil. Currently, I can take a pretty large dose during the daytime and show no real signs of being "high" or impaired. No red eyes, no dry mouth, full energy and cognition, etc. The medicinal effects seem to be delayed until I finally go to sleep at night. [your mileage my vary, I'm not a physician, etc. etc.]
  14. Yes. You want "cannabis oil", not CBD oil or hemp oil. It is sometimes called improperly called RSO (for Rick Simpson Oil), but no matter. You want an extract of the resin from high-THC cannabis flower that has been decarboxylated. Look for a small needle-less syringe containing 1 gram of a black, tar looking fluid. The key to properly ingesting the oil is to place a rice-sized piece on your tongue (better yet, under your tongue) and try to absorb as much as you can through your mucus membranes. That way the THC-9 goes directly to your bloodstream. Some of it will get swallowed, in which case it gets converted to THC-11 in the liver. Both THC-9 and THC-11 have health benefits, so you want them both. But large amounts of THC-11 alone often results in strong psychoactive effects that some people experience (and dislike) after eating an edible. The goal is to take the oil daily, in increasing doses, so that your body gets used to it. People talk about high tolerance as a bad thing, but that really is the goal. To be able to intake a higher doses of oil, without being affected. I'm to the point where I don't really feel the effects of the oil at all when I am awake. But when I go to sleep, I sleep very deeply. That is the best medicinal effect of oil in my opinion - the high quality, restful sleep followed by an invigorating wake up.
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