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  1. mishigami bear

    Majority in U.S. Say Consuming Alcohol, Marijuana is Morally OK

    Pornography: 43% morally acceptable and 55% morally wrong hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
  2. mishigami bear

    Genetics exchange poll

    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).
  3. mishigami bear

    I have extra clones

    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.
  4. 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!
  5. You may find this 6 minute Vice report on the over-saturation of the Oregon cannabis market to be informative:
  6. 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.
  7. mishigami bear

    Fibromyalgia

    I like the taste. The spicy, nostril-burning essence is pleasant to me. It lets me know that the stuff is real.
  8. mishigami bear

    Fibromyalgia

    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.]
  9. mishigami bear

    Fibromyalgia

    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.
  10. mishigami bear

    Caregivers to dispensaries

    Looking at that photo of the room full of plants and lights... no way can the grower quickly spot pests and disease (which can manifest overnight) on every single plant. They are too jam-packed. I don't see any aisles.
  11. mishigami bear

    Genetics Exchange

    Cool. Whitmore Lake sounds good. A weekend day would be best for me. Let's make it a seed and clone exchange. I like to grow from seed (strong tap root) and to have the ability to keep males for breeding.
  12. mishigami bear

    How Much Weight Can I Grow?

    I'm a fruit grower too, so I'm praying that El Nino doesn't bring us an early spring.
  13. mishigami bear

    How Much Weight Can I Grow?

    Here is some more inspiration. Imagine having this in your backyard. Just keep it to 12.
  14. mishigami bear

    How Much Weight Can I Grow?

    Any weight limits are for dried product. Weight does not apply while on the living plant or while in the process of drying/curing. Honestly, the 12 plant personal limit is a much better thing than a weight limit or a light wattage limit. There is nothing preventing you from creating something like this:
  15. mishigami bear

    Looking to become a caregiver in Lansing

    I am planning on opening my first MMA Dōjō, just as soon as I can take my some lessons and schedule my first fight. Can you guys give me some guidance on what weapons I should place on the back wall? What should I charge for tuition?
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