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Making Health and Safety Central to Your Cultivation Facility Maintenance

By Jon Jirikovec, Cultivation Superintendent at Next Big Crop Cultivation facility health and safety SOPs that protect your team, your customers and anyone involved with your operation are critical, now more so than ever as we collectively handle the spread and fallout of the new coronavirus. Taking care of your workers means more than just meeting regulatory safety standards; it…

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Marijuana Businesses Thrive Despite Coronavirus Crisis

Michigan marijuana shops will remain open during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency. While Michigan is ordering medical and recreational marijuana retail outlets to close, they are still able to make curbside and home delivery sales.   “In-person transactions within the licensed facility or establishment are prohibited. Additionally, licensees must comply with…

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How to differentiate your pre-rolls from competitors?

More and more the cannabis space is becoming crowded with new brands offering the same product on the dispensary shelves. This decreases the pricing power and leverage with the retailer and so growers will start to hear that dispensaries aren’t interested in your pre-roll unless it hits a certain price point where the store can sell them for $5 per…

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cannabis and women's health

Cannabis, the Patriarchy, and Women’s Health

Many are shocked to hear that doctors and other practitioners once hailed cannabis as a “valuable remedy” for patients. Yet, dating back through millennia are stories of cannabis and women’s health: those finding comfort and relief during menstruation or pregnancy byway of the long stigmatized plant known as weed, mary jane, herb, ganja, and more. One of the earliest recorded…

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Cannabis Dispensaries Can Adapt to COVID-19 by Offering Delivery and Pickup

Cannabis Dispensaries Can Adapt to COVID-19 by Offering Delivery and Pickup In the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak, there has been a significant uptick in cannabis sales as consumers are social distancing, self quarantining, and working from home. As cases continue to spread, marijuana businesses need to be prepared to take their business online and potentially be prepared to…

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An Argument for Switching Your Facility to an Automated Irrigation System

By Aaron Mullins, Systems Coordinator at Next Big Crop A cultivation-facility manager has a lot of balls to juggle: maintaining the production schedule, ensuring compliance, troubleshooting—not to mention making sure that potentially tens of thousands of plants in all stages of growth are thriving. And that manager’s job has gotten a lot tougher in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic…

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essential nutrients for cannabis growth

Essential Nutrients for Cannabis Growth

Like all plants, cannabis has specific requirements to achieve its most successful levels of growth and production. For recreational and commercial growers alike, the consistent introduction of essential nutrients for cannabis growth – during each phase of plants’ life cycles – is necessary to produce a successful and repeatable crop. Essential Nutrients for Growing Cannabis Plants Essential nutrients are divided…

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Anatomy of a Washdown Duty Stainless Steel Air Circulator

So we caught your attention with “anatomy”! Sorry but from our point of view the anatomy / construction is nearly important as the anatomy of some other things! Why should you care? Because knowing how a Stainless Steel Washdown Air Circulator is built will give you the basis to decide if one is right for you. At right is an…

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What is “washdown duty” and why should I want to have it?

What is “washdown duty” and why should I want to have it? “Washdown Duty” is a term used primarily by the electric motor and power transmission industry to indicate that a machine is designed for a high level of protection against the effects of water. Washdown duty motors and other equipment were created to meet the needs of the baking…

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