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  1. No, some mornings we may have dew but usually not. I have to get some borax to try and I read about vinegar and something. You can see a little of the green fuzz that starts and will be grass and weeds. You're supposed to wait until you see green then spray with roundup type stuff. I guess I should do similar. I'll try peroxide as well, thanks
  2. tacman7

    Borax

    I tried it a little didn't really pan out. I do think it may be a good grass killer, going to go get some at HD today.
  3. I don't want to use the roundup stuff which we usually do. Wanted to try safer method. We're getting a green fuzz on the dirt now. I'm going to go buy some borax to start with... Any thoughts appreciated!
  4. Got this pic out of the paper, it's like advocating getting high and enjoying so cal seems like...
  5. Not really, just seems like it. I was always a carpenter and worked extra jobs to afford drugs. I was into drugs in high school and eventually an addict. Seems like a career when I look at my friends who's lives moved on while I was stuck on drugs. I was on methadone maintenance program for 17 years and got drug free in 95. So starting over in 95 was good and a lot of what people did I avoided. Like I have no ex wife payments, mortgage payments, child support, etc. It was after I met my wife in 2010 that I got growing pot and using it carefully.
  6. So sorry for your loss! I can't imagen. Drugs definitely a part of my life but I made it out alive. Something about the press release last week gave me pause, 100k drug deaths is hard to fathom. All the military actions and back and forth, all police shootings, none short of covid has higher death rate. Death was always a risk for serious drug abusers, I lost friends here and there all along. Don't know why I chose that as my career. But things are different now. Stories everyday where 3 or 4 people OD'd at one location. That's because fentanyl is so strong the people who make the pills can't measure it properly. So some pills will kill you right off. It's crazy out there!
  7. Used to be if you aspired to become a junkie you had to work at it, takes a lot of money to afford a drug habit. Now normal people are getting hooked by just taking a few sleeping pills. And we never acted like that! My sister saw this as a homeless problem but really strong drugs sold really cheap seems to be my take on it.
  8. So looking back I over the last year I think of all that happened, some things stick out... Climate out of control The last five years have cost $742 billion in 86 separate billion-dollar weather disasters, an average of more than 17 a year, a new record. That’s nearly $100 billion more than the combined total of all the billion-dollar disasters from 1980 to 2004, adjusted for inflation and far more than the three billion-dollar disasters a year that the nation averaged in the 1980s. “That’s exactly what I’d expect with climate change because climate change is essentially supercharging many types of extreme weather, making heat waves, droughts, wildfires, intense rainfall, flooding and storms more severe, destructive and deadly,” said Jonathan Overpeck, dean of environmental studies at the University of Michigan, who wasn’t part of the reports. Opiates Drug Overdose Deaths in the U.S. Top 100,000 Annually https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/nchs_press_releases/2021/20211117.htm Anything stick out in your mind?
  9. We've been growing here long time. Now you got lots of people growing everywhere, they think it's legal. It's not legal unless you get legal so just growing don't make you legal. They are building a grow that is hard grasp how big it is and it's about 15 miles from here. Pallets of water walls and fans were lined up far as you can see. Now the hoops make a small city. Lot of that is CDB stuff maybe, no illegal market for it. People putting big money into legal grows so things will happen eventually. Hard to say what the future will hold...
  10. California's marijuana mess Five years after Proposition 64, the state of pot is still struggling Carolyn ColeLos Angeles Times Five years ago, California voters overwhelmingly chose to legalize the adult use of marijuana. The passage of Proposition 64 was supposed to replace the state’s vast illegal and quasi-legal medical marijuana market, in which virtually anyone could get their hands on marijuana, with a tightly controlled system of safe products, taxed sales and regulated commerce. In recommending Proposition 64 to voters, the Times Editorial Board argued that it’s better for public health, for law and order, and for society to treat marijuana more like alcohol and less like heroin — as a legal regulated product for adults. And backers of the initiative said it would create a controlled market that allowed adults access to safe, regulated marijuana products while protecting children. The new government-overseen industry would reduce the environmental harm of illegal pot farms, lessen the power of criminal drug gangs and help repair damage from the War on Drugs that disproportionately targeted Black and Latino communities. But today many of the promises of Proposition 64 remain unfulfilled. The black market is as big as ever, with roughly 75% of marijuana sales in the state coming from unlicensed sellers. Illegal pot farms are still degrading sensitive environmental habitat. Untested and unregulated cannabis products, including edibles and oils, still flood the market. And the pledge to help communities disadvantaged by the War on Drugs is still a work in progress. California, which was one of the first states to end prohibition, has become an example of how not to legalize marijuana. Proposition 64 fulfilled at least part of the proponents’ mission: Adult use of marijuana has been decriminalized and normalized. Prosecutors have cleared tens of thousands of marijuana-related convictions from individuals’ records. Pot shops were deemed essential businesses and allowed to stay open during the COVID-19 closures. Pop star Justin Bieber croons about getting his “weed from California,” and even traditional media companies offer cannabis gift guides. But underneath that widespread acceptance is a big problem — the vast majority of marijuana consumed in the state is not legal. It was always going to be a challenge transitioning to a regulated system; unauthorized and quasi-legal medical marijuana growers, manufacturers and sellers operated in the state for years. But even those in the industry have been surprised by the continued vibrancy of the black market, which is due, in part, to requirements, such as high taxes and local control, in Proposition 64. Now, the abundance of illegal pot makes it nearly impossible for California to do what the initiative intended. An imperfect initiative Even before election day, there were tensions and contradictions baked into Proposition 64. To appease local government and law enforcement groups, the initiative gave cities and counties the power to completely ban marijuana-related businesses in their jurisdictions. And that’s exactly what two-thirds of localities have done. That doesn’t mean people aren’t selling or buying marijuana in those communities — they’re just doing it illegally, using unlicensed shops or local dealers. Proposition 64 was also pitched as a cash cow for the state. The initiative imposed taxes on commercial cultivation and sales, and it allowed local governments to layer on their own taxes. The hope was that marijuana would bring in more than $1 billion of state tax revenue every year to pay for afterschool programs, job training, drug addiction treatment, environmental cleanup and other worthy services. (Cannabis tax revenues exceeded $800 million in 2020-21.) But the steep state and local taxes can add 50% or more to the price of products in a legal pot shop. When the cost of labor, product testing and packaging is factored, running a licensed business often doesn’t pencil out — especially when there are plenty of black market operators still producing and selling to customers, who may not know or care that they’re buying illegal pot. And that undermines another Proposition 64 goal to ensure marijuana products are tracked, tested, pesticide free and safe for consumers. This has real implications for public safety. In early 2020, authorities seized marijuana vape cartridges from illegal shops in Los Angeles that contained a dangerous additive blamed for an outbreak of deadly lung illnesses. Meanwhile, even as the large-scale licensed pot farms have grown in places like Santa Barbara and Monterey counties, illegal marijuana cultivation has continued to thrive, often to the detriment of the environment. In rugged Northern California coastal areas, illicit growers flatten hillsides, spray pesticides and divert streams just when salmon and other fish species are migrating in the late summer and fall. In the Southern California deserts, illegal marijuana plantations have stolen precious water supplies and trampled plants and wildlife. And environmental groups that backed Proposition 64 say they still don’t know how marijuana tax revenue is being spent to repair environmental damage from illegal grows; the state hasn’t been transparent in how the money is being used. Can this market be saved? There is still time to fix the system to achieve the promise of Proposition 64. But it will take a lot of work and committed leadership from state lawmakers and local elected leaders, many of whom have kept cannabis policy at arm’s length. California can emerge from this marijuana mayhem by flipping the incentives. It’s too easy and profitable to remain in the black market and too onerous and expensive to join the legal one. By easing licensing procedures or reducing taxes temporarily, and ramping up enforcement and penalties for illegal operators, the state has a better chance of coaxing fence-sitting operators to get licensed. Earlier this year the state consolidated cannabis industry regulation in one department to help speed up regulatory reform. But the work is challenging because Proposition 64 required a two-thirds vote by the Legislature to make significant alterations to marijuana laws. (In recent years, most states have legalized marijuana through legislative vote, not initiative, which makes it easier to adjust the laws going forward.) Plus, the state can’t do it alone. Far too many cities and counties still ban cannabis businesses. Proposition 64 guarantees that right, which is why some advocates are floating the idea of another ballot measure to eliminate cities and counties’ veto power over marijuana businesses. Local leaders have to acknowledge that refusing to recognize a now-legal industry is only encouraging the black market. Some localities are beginning to shift. Los Angeles County, for example, is considering revisiting its ban on pot shops in unincorporated areas. Transforming California’s marijuana market is going to take real political leadership, which has been lacking at all levels of government. Gov. Gavin Newsom bears a special responsibility. As lieutenant governor, Newsom led a commission to study marijuana legalization and he campaigned for Proposition 64 two years later. However, until recently , he’s mostly shied away from marijuana politics. But there’s now widespread agreement that California’s marijuana system needs an intervention to prevent the legal market from collapsing. It’s time for Newsom and lawmakers to get to work to find the right balance that will help the legal, regulated market grow while protecting public health and the environment. We can’t wait another five years to get this right.
  11. tacman7

    Focus Question

    Thought this would be a good place to ask a camera question maybe. So in this pic I only get some things in focus, how do you get everything in focus? I guess I need a different camera. Thanks
  12. I thought I had white powdery mold on the last batch. I cut so much I couldn't trim it and laid it out so I was worried. When I look at it, it looks like wpm. But camera sees it differently. Photo doesn't look like wpm. One thing different on this grow is I used some crab meal early on, but also in the middle of flower I added some more. I was thinking it would pick the grow up at the end when it usually goes downhill too quick. I see degraded tricombs but also perfect round ones, growing new tricombs next to old field of them, looks like. I have to say very little insect problems this year, bad start with the gophers but that's what the universe wanted. No insects might have to do with the crab meal, the crab shells cut insect bodies type of deal, I also dusted the plants with diaEarth and dipel dust a lot when they were young.
  13. Well that's it, cut my last bud, end of grow. June 1 to Nov 1, 5 months. I thanked the plants for their gifts and a wonderful season. Now my cousin will pick the remaining small stuff. To get the medicine consistent we stay away from any immature buds. He cleans it up then I'm going to have him spread an inch or so of dirt, then plant seeds for annual rye grass. That and I have some mixes too with bunch of Winter seeds. So that will be the start of next years grow. That rye returns the most carbon, I think I read that... I think I can get a decent camera setup for some pics, that's a separate thread, getting macro lens to work on @$$!!#!! phone. These were cut 48hours ago, alternate universe. Image larger so click to see full size
  14. That could be useful if you can use it in your grow to asses what to pick... This could be interesting... Last phone I bought I got a Samsung A12. That's an economy model but has similar camera like the big boys. This macro lens thing might have a shot. I really don't get that much color out of my tricombs, more like they break down and degenerate, Never seen anything like that, looks like the ad: This is your brain on drugs! Learn something every day.
  15. Ordered one of these to try: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TPLKT7D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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