7 Types of Lighting Systems Suitable for Growing Marijuana

Novice cannabis growers may think that a grow light is a grow light is a grow light. But there are many different types of grow lights out there.

How To Tell If You've Consumed Too Much Weed

Too much of a good thing? While most of the side effects of cannabis consumption are relatively harmless, some users may still experience some discomfort.

How To Avoid Buying Cannabis Concentrates That Contain Residual Solvents

Here’s what you need to know to make safe, informed decisions at your local dispensary.

The Weakest Links: Why Cannabis Growers Should Be Culling Their Weaker Plants

Focus on the best and forget the rest. To build a strong crop of healthy plants, don’t be afraid to cull the weakest plants at each stage.

Marijuana Goes Mainstream: How to Enter The Marijuana Job Market

Marijuana industry professionals and hopefuls alike must adapt to the challenges put forth in an ever-dynamic, rapidly-growing vocational climate.

Healing Back Pain with Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Though medical marijuana has been legal in Illinois since 2013, the state wasn’t quick to embrace it. Here is one man's account of navigating the system.

People Who Helped Shape The Cannabis Industry: Ed Rosenthal

The name Ed Rosenthal has become synonymous with world-class marijuana cultivation wisdom and techniques.

Is Curing Cannabis Always Necessary?

There are different methods of curing cannabis after it has been harvested, and which is best depends on a combination of how it is intended to be consumed and personal...

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rafael Mechoulam

Rafael Mechoulam is one of the most influential, yet least publicized, figures in the contemporary cannabis space.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo is on the cutting-edge of the cannabis industry in California and around the globe.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana patient with a profound story to share.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes is one of the most recognizable names in cannabis cultivation.

Easy Ways to Increase the Amount of Light Energy Reaching Your Plants

Getting the most out of your lighting system requires regular maintenance and cleaning, but it also means manipulating plant growth to get the most benefit from the...

Do We Need Cannabis Breathalyzers?

Roadside breathalyzer tests for alcohol have been a useful tool for law enforcement to remove impaired drivers from our roads. Should similar measures be applied to...

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: It Might be Time for a Detox

Several states have reported seeing chronic marijuana users walking into emergency rooms with abdominal pain and intense vomiting, though medical professionals are...


How do I know when my cannabis plants are ready for harvesting?

There are two common methods to determine when a cannabis flower is ready for harvest: with the naked eye or with a magnifying glass or microscope.With the naked eye,...

What are some top recommendations for drying the most fragrant buds?

I want to start by saying that drying and curing are two distinct and separate processes. Flowers must be properly dried before you can begin to cure them. Curing is...

What it the best way to tell the male plants from the females?

Identifying the differences between male and female plants is very important for any grower. A cannabis plant goes through three distinct stages of growth during its...

Can I grow cannabis using construction-grade expanded clay?

In the pursuit of cultivating cannabis hydroponically, growers are constantly in search of ways and/or methods to keep their cost of production low in order to maximize...

How many lights do I need to grow cannabis inside an industrial warehouse?

Thank you for your questions. First, when setting up a commercial growing facility, remember that automation is your best friend. The more equipment in the garden that...