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Beneficial Microbial Compost Tea

Bring your soil back to life with microbial compost tea. The soil-food-web refers to a series of conversions of energy as organisms live and consume one another within the underground soil environment. When organisms decompose complex materials, or consume other organisms, the nutrients are converted and are made available to plants and other soil organisms. In a single teaspoon of…

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Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

The medical cannabis advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access (ASA), recently released its annual report entitled “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.” Its conclusions are worth noting. The report examines the status of states that have passed medical marijuana laws, and grades them on a 500-point scale. According to a…

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cannabis lighting

The Total Cost of Cannabis Lighting Ownership

Lighting is a critical piece of cannabis industry, and LED lighting is revolutionizing bloom room lighting. Based on AEssenseGrows research, the US bloom light market opportunity (new installation + replacement) looks like this: $41M in 2017 $76M in 2018 $112M in 2023 As expenditures on grow lights mushrooms, cannabis entrepreneurs would fare well to do their homework before investing in…

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drug war letter

Letter from a Drug War Soldier: Part Three

The Gathering of “The Tribe” On a sunny Seattle Saturday, in the middle of Westlake Park, a group of fifty or so people greeting each other with hugs and I miss you, the smell of essential oils and marijuana in the air. Business men and women, mothers, fathers, farmers, producers, bud tenders, patients who can’t see, patients who can’t walk.…

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cannabis grow hidden costs

Total Cost of Ownership – 3 Strategies to Uncover Hidden Costs in Your Grow

When making decisions on large capital expenditures the term ‘Total Cost of Ownership” is almost certain to be a topic of discussion. It is great that Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is front and center in modern decision making. It clearly indicates business owners are looking at long-term success. However, I have seen TCO morph into a simple energy comparison…

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cannabis management software

Standardized Inventory & Client Management in the Cannabis Industry

Standardized Cannabis Management Software is Essential to Your Long-Term Success. One big area of opportunity for cannabis producers is the standardization of their inventory, order and client management. Often times you’ll see cultivators and extractors sending their inventory or receiving orders from buyers in various formats such as PDFs, Excel and Google docs, emails, texts, even jotted down on paper.…

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flip your grow | cannabis industry

Flip Your Grow

According to urbandictionary.com, if you flip something you make a profit out if it. The same could be said in our industry for the term “flip your grow.” There are a several good reasons for operating on a “flip.” This basically means to never run all your grow rooms on the same schedule. Why is this important? To understand this,…

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drug war letter

Letter from a Drug War Soldier: Part Two

When we think about the “victims’ of the war on drugs I’m sure what comes to mind for most people is drug cartels hastily smuggling hundreds of pounds of drugs, through a rusty hole on a battered fence line, with nothing but a shiv, a semi-automatic weapon, , and the look out. Or maybe a 6’ 3” burly man on…

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CannaCon Boston | Boston City Guide

Boston City Guide

Attending CannaCon Boston? Check out our Boston City Guide. Walking Boston’s cobblestone-lined streets of historic colonial-era Beacon Hill with its 17th and 18th century Federal rowhouses is an inspiring trip through the history of the American Revolution. Brick buildings, narrow sidewalks, and gas-lit lamps provide a serene backdrop for reminiscing on the intentions of our Founding Fathers in this time…

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