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  1. Still have one bed back on the right that is doing ok, just not keeping up with everyone else there. Just sprayed Diatomaceous earth on the leaves last night. Only have one click on the lights left then I'll be running no lights and they can flower when they want.
  2. Cool, I'll be adding some on top of the beds. Friend has an electric sprayer, pretty cool. He added some kelp and CaMg and things and some Diatomaceous earth. They do that regularly, this might be all I need.
  3. House Passes Major Federal Legalization Bill The House of Representatives passed the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment to the annual federal appropriations bills which prevents the Dept. of Justice from spending any money to enforce federal marijuana prohibition laws in states that have legal medical AND adult-use. With almost one in every four Americans now living in states that allow for the adult-use of marijuana, the importance of this legislation cannot be underestimated as it will stop almost all federal enforcement action against legal licensed cannabis businesses. Since 2014, Congress has passed annual spending bills that have included language protecting those who engage in the state licensed use, production, and dispensing of MEDICAL cannabis from most prosecutions by the Department of Justice. The Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment expands these protections to also include activities specific to the production and sale of cannabis to adults in the eleven states that have LEGALIZED the plant for anyone age 21 or older. Passing with a very respectable 254 to 163, cannabis has been touted as a bipartisan issue. Maybe, but if it really is a bipartisan it has to be one of the most lopsided bipartisan issues passed in 2020 with 97% of the Democratic caucus (222 of 228) voting yes and only16% of the Republican caucus (31 of 188) voting yes. An almost identical amendment was passed by the House last year, but failed to be included in the Senate’s appropriation bill. With Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) still in control of the Senate, the same fate probably awaits it. But who knows? Senators like Cory Garnder (R-CO), who is in a tight re-election campaign and is probably a bigger booster of legalized cannabis then his Democratic opponent, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, would definitely get a boost if the Senate passed it. With the Republicans in danger of losing the Senate, maybe they will pass it to help him get re-elected but I would advise against holding your breath. There was also a major success at the California Democratic Party's Executive Board meeting last weekend where a resolution was passed in favor of allowing cannabis lounges to operate independently with a licensing system similar to obtaining one to sell beer and wine at restaurants and taverns. For those who understand the licensing for alcohol, a licensing system similarto beer and wine for cannabis lounges would be a tremendous step in the right direction in making cannabis far more available then it currently is under the byzantine system currently in operation.
  4. Can you run some light? I put cheap led bulbs around my plants and extend the daylight a little in the morning and evening to keep them in Veg. Probably not what you want to do if you live next to a police station or something. But you can keep them in veg long as need be. Then you got the whole Winter to flower in. I'm just now weaning the plants off the light to start flower in a few weeks.
  5. So that can be a foliar spray? seen some that come with a duster. You put on the soil and water in or dust/spray leaves? Thanks
  6. My grow is off to a good start but I've seen this color thing on a few plants. Is that magnesium deficiency? What would I do for that? Epsom salt? Thanks
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    This really seems to help with inflammation I have from arthritis. Not too stony either but seems to add something to the mix. I drink 3 different bhangs. Old fashioned from grows before 2019 and regular which was last years crop and now purple. Don't have to label the jar, you can see which one is purple.
  8. Coming along... I've been cutting the led night light down little by little, so should be off of light in a few weeks. Hopefully that won't throw it right into flower. Last box on the right wasn't working, something going on there, those plants aren't drinking the kool-aid. That was one of the last boxes filled and might have to be rebuilt. I started giving those plants General Organics. I used to use that in pots, still have some left over. When the roots find those microbes they grow a lot more.
  9. Trying a new thing (for me) this year, netting. Hopefully It will hold things up so I don't have to do so much string tying.
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    I'm looking forward to some testing here. Might put some on a fast track for drying, just cut today.
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    My friend gave me some of his purple peanut butter breath maybe. Looks good. I was impressed by the amount of tricombs on the bottom of the bud.
  12. I probably brought them there, I put out food for the varmints outside to give them other options than the plants. They seemed to have moved on along with the grasshoppers for now. My dust combo seems to make the plants not so tasty. Caught the giant lumberjack rat. It would stand up and cut the main stalk about as high as it could reach and take the top half to go. Did that with two plants before I caught it. Thanks guys
  13. I was putting out some rat and mouse traps yesterday baited with peanut butter and when I came back a while later there were small reddish colored ants around them. Caught a mouse overnight so traps seems to work ok. I've seen them running around on boards and things in the greenhouse. I guess they don't hurt anything, they seem to leave the plants alone, guess that's the main thing. Anyone have ant horror stories I should be aware of? Thanks
  14. I took a picture of this plant that had all leaves eaten off. Usually death, but this gal is coming back, probably going to be a patio plant but still. Anyway if you look at the top right corner I captured a !$@$^@!! Grasshopper.
  15. Been fighting with mice, rats, and grasshoppers. Some plants were lost, some were half eaten, some doing good. I have more plants than I need and tomorrow is a cool day so I'm putting the big ones in pots to replace the ones that were eaten in the boxes. I dust the plants with dipel dust and flower 50-50. Flour for the grasshoppers and dipel to keep bud worms from hatching from the eggs laid by moths.
  16. This is what I was replying to. There's a return button to return something that works well when I've had to use it, as well as contact seller links in there. Sometimes if I buy something and it lays around for a month then I find out it's bad I can't return it because it's been too long.
  17. There's a return or replace items button for every product when I hit returns and orders at the top right. Can be tricky getting what you want done on Amazon sometimes.
  18. Didn't have any problems for several days then two days ago found this in the morning. Also found a road runner over under the tables, noticed it had a rat trap on its leg. Got it loose and went around outside and shooed him out, he was running and flying fine. Hope he learned lesson. Actually only lost one plant that was cut off at the ground. The rest perked back up. Next day lost another plant and found a big rat with a trap on his nose but still alive. I let him go and he ran off, I think he flipped me off when he was leaving but hopefully lesson learned. I usually go from cups to 1 gallon but I'm going to put 30 in the beds, the rest into gallons. I could have done it yesterday but it's hot right now and cooling tomorrow. So tomorrow afternoon transplant day.
  19. Had a good Summer last year, hoping for another. Had good luck with the organic no till, no nutes forumula, hope that's still working. I planted clover in the winter then put hay on it not too long ago. Always kept it watered so if there's worms in there hopefully they're still kicking. Also added more microbes with the clover. Added coconut water one week on the straw, did Alaska fish a different week. Might add some carbon and then bio live then that should be it for any additives. We put these clones in cups last Monday the first of June. Late start for some. I try to fit the growing cycle to the natural lighting. Going to start flower earlier this year maybe. Have to wait until the days get long enough to hold them in flower. I add LED light in the morning and evening so just stopping that could get them to flower but if the lighting isn't right they get all messed up later on. I want to start earlier because the plants had 3 feet of bare stalks last year and the buds on the ceiling.
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    Bhang Recipe

    My wife started consuming more Bhang so I have to make one a day for her and 1 a week for me. Big shortcut, grind up a larger amount like enough for 10 Bhangs and keep it in a jar. Then just pour onto scale and throw in skillet when you need it. Makes it pretty quick to make a Bhang.
  21. Thank you for this thread! I'm really liking having fritters as bread with lunch and then have a mellower afternoon into evening. So far so good. Seems different than Bhang for sure but also different than any medibles I've used. I only used 1 1/2 tablespoons of ticture in a batch of fritters. I save half the batter and cook it the next day. Fresh fried is tasty.
  22. California allows home deliveries of cannabis including in areas that have banned cannabis dispensaries Even though Prop. 64 permits cannabis business from seed to sale and provides opportunities for local governments to obtain significant new tax revenues, over 75% of California's cities and counties ban all cannabis businesses including retail outlets. This results in forcing their residents to drive hundreds of miles to a locality that allows sales or, as most continue to do, obtain cannabis from criminals. Based on a section of Prop. 64 that reads: A local jurisdiction shall not prevent transportation of marijuana or marijuana products on public roads by a licensee transporting marijuana or marijuana products in compliance with this division, the Bureau of Cannabis Control has determined that local jurisdictions cannot ban the delivery of cannabis to any home anywhere in California by any licensed cannabis retail business no matter where it is located in California. Needless to say this ruling has pissed-off many local elected officials who, along with the League of California Cities, are mounting a legal challenge to the ruling. This will take years to work its way through the court and no doubt will wind up before California's Supreme Court. In the meantime, residents can have cannabis delivered to their homes and the local police and code enforcement officers cannot stop it. Rolling Stone which delights in regularly publishing cannabis related stores wrote a short but excellent article on the cannabis delivery conundrum. To read it CLICK HERE. Presence of THC in blood not associated with vehicle crash culpability Conjuring up images of a blood bath on our highways and children run down by stoned drivers leaving a fast food joint, government funded drug warriors have been spreading misinformation and outright lies about the dangers of marijuana and driving. Scrambling to find sky-is-falling scenarios to frighten the public, driving under the influence of marijuana is one of their most successful gambits, but a new study is throwing cold water on their inflammatory rhetoric. In a study published in the July 2019 issue of Addiction, researchers wrote: "we found no increase in crash risk, after adjustment for age, sex, and use of other impairing substances, in drivers with THC less than 5ng/ml. For drivers with THC greater than 5ngml there may be an increased risk of crash responsibility, but this result was statistically non-significant and further study is required." To read the study CLICK HERE. Cannabis dispensaries associated with drop in local crime One of the most prevalent myths promulgated by those opposed to the legalization of marijuana is that crime will increase wherever it is sold causing businesses to flee and neighborhoods to deteriorate. This myth is especially promulgated by police who have always opposed the legalization of cannabis whether it is for medical or adult use. Local officials tend to listen to what their local police chief tells them which motivates them to oppose allowing commercial cannabis businesses to operate in their areas as permitted by Prop. 64. They do this even if their citizens voted in favor of Prop. 64 and they may lose hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in new tax revenues. Although multiple reports have shown that crime not only does not increase, but actually decreases in areas where commercial cannabis businesses operates, the myth continues to be propagated. A new report published in the September 2019 issue of Regional Science and Urban Economics found that the opening of a cannabis dispensary resulted in a 19% decrease in crime. It is interesting to note that a previous study published in the March 2018 issue of Preventative Medicine found that crime was more likely to occur in association with alcohol and tobacco stores then cannabis stores. For more information on cannabis leading to a lower crime rate CLICK HERE. Adolescent cannabis use is not associated with structural brain differences in adulthood Like ISIS marching children before them as they attack infidels, marijuana prohibitionists march children before them as they attack the rising forces of marijuana law reform advocates. Ominously citing research papers, they warn that teens who smoke marijuana will have lower IQs and decreased cognitive abilities due to stunted brain development as a result of their use of cannabis. Trying to sound professional, learned and more knowledgeable then thou, they liberally toss out regions of the brain - orbitofrontal region, neocortex, hippocampus, amygdala - claiming with little or no evidence that teen brain Armageddon is just around the corner if they consume cannabis. Most of the studies alleging detrimental results from marijuana use by adolescents failed to account for the concomitant use of alcohol which has been found in multiple studies to cause all the problems in adolescents that drug war advocates ascribe to marijuana. Fortunately there are researchers who are not on the take of Office of National Drug Control Policy who have done the research to show that this is all scare-mongering reefer madness. In a truly exhaustive and amazing study of 1,000 adolescent boys, the authors concluded "Adolescent cannabis use is not associated with structural brain differences in adulthood." To read the study CLICK HERE. Cannabis “effective for the treatment of chronic pain in adults" Opioid based pain medications are the most dangerous drugs in America with over 1.25 million emergency room visits, 1.9 million nonfatal opioid overdoses and 47,600 deaths in 2018 accounting for 2/3rds of all deaths in the U.S. from drug overdoses. Almost 170 million prescriptions were written for opioids in 2018, mainly for pain. Anecdotally used for thousands of years to treat pain, more and more peer-reviewed evidentiary based research is substantiating that the ability of cannabis to mitigate pain is effective and safe. To learn how cannabis access laws translate into a very real-world reduction in opioid prescriptions CLICK HERE. Deaths from vaping-related illnesses foment vaping crisis and political hysteria Although vaping has been practiced for thousands of years dating back to ancient Egypt, the beginnings of its mainstream use goes back less then 50 years. The e-cigarette is even newer being developed by the Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik Chinese. Hon Lik's father had died from lung cancer due to smoking tobacco and he wanted to develop a smokeless and hence safer way of ingesting tobacco's addictive ingredient nicotine. He made the first e-cigarette which he patented in 2003. Touted as a safer way to ingest tobacco and as way to wean a person off tobacco, the e-cig was first introduced in Europe but soon made its way to the U.S. in 2007. It wasn't long before cannabis consumers saw the benefits of using e-cig type vapes for consuming cannabis. Since smoking cannabis, like smoking tobacco, introduces carcinogens (cancer causing agents) into the lungs, it was believed that by using a smokeless oil-based cartridge for inhaling cannabis, vape pens were inherently safer. Also since cannabis was illegal vape pens made for an easy, discrete and even stylish use as no one would know if you were vaping cannabis or tobacco. In addition the cannabis vapor creates a less potent and hence less noticeable aroma. For almost a decade e-cigs and cannabis vape pens were used by millions with no problems. In 2019, an outbreak of severe vaping-associated lung illnesses manifesting symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, and shortness of breath, as well as nausea and vomiting, swept the nation. By December 2019, over 2,500 cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands) with 54 confirmed deaths. Although vitamin E acetate which is used as a diluent thickener has come under scrutiny, the exact cause of the vaping-associated lung illnesses is not known. It does occur more often in users of cannabis vape pen, especially illicit vape pens, then in tobacco e-cig users. Even though the number of deaths is relatively small compared to the 400,000 annual deaths in the U.S. from smoking tobacco, the media, with its mantra of "if it bleeds, it leads" has hyped the problem to levels that are reminiscent of the reefer-madness reporting of not-too-long ago. As a result, a frenzied panic has engulfed our elected officials who are falling all over themselves passing legislation restricting and banning e-cigs and cannabis vape pens. A fairly good, thorough and less hysterical analysis of the issue has been published by Rolling Stone. To read it CLICK HERE. Domestic hemp production SOARS Every five years, Congress passes legislation that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill.” Titled the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, the $867 billion package passed Congress in a rare bipartisan show of support and was signed into law by President Trump on December 20. The bill is notable for its section removing industrial hemp, which contains less than 0.3% THC, from the federal Controlled Substances Act. Most importantly for cannabis enthusiasts and CBD aficionados, the bill makes legal all products containing cannabinoids derived from hemp. Although the FDA is tying itself in knots over trying to regulate all the health claims being made relating to hemp-derived CBD, the genie is out of the bottle as can be seen by the easy availability of CBD from Walgreens to the corner convenience store. With 34 states licensing hemp production, 16,877 farmers cultivated over 500,000 acres in 2019. American farmers will now be able to cultivate a crop that is used in an estimated 50,000 different products across a wide spectrum of industries: from textiles to food products, building materials to bio-plastics, nutraceuticals to nanomaterials, ethanol to animal bedding. China and Canada were the main importers of hemp into the U.S, but now American farmers will be giving them some real competition. For more info CLICK HERE. Almost 60% of primary care doctors agree cannabis is “legitimate medical therapy” When the Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937, the only organization that appeared before Congress in opposition was the American Medical Association which was represented by Dr. William Woodward. In the 1937 hearings for the Marihuana Tax Act, Dr. Woodward defended the AMA’s position that cannabis should be regulated but not prohibited. In his lengthy testimony, he refuted the hyperbolic claims put forward by the proponents of marijuana prohibition, offering a prescient view of how our society should handle drug addiction in general, and marijuana in particular. Unfortunately the AMA eventually capitulated to the rising tides of reefer madness succumbing to the vociferous racism engineered by law enforcement and allowing it to be removed from the US Pharmacopoeia in 1941. The passage of California's pioneering medical marijuana initiative in 1996 was met with great skepticism and condemnation by most medical organizations - the California Medical Association and the California Nurses Association being notable exceptions. The practice of medicine is a science and the overwhelming medical research that has being published since 1996 and the anecdotal communications to doctors by millions of their patients has finally resulted in many doctors and the organizations that represent them returning to the position that they held in 1937. To read the study on the change that has overcome medical doctors CLICK HERE. 11 states plus DC have legalized marijuana with support for legalization at an all-time high With Illinois jumping on the cannabis bandwagon in 2019, there are now 93,593,875 people or 28% of U.S. population living in states where cannabis is legal for adults to use for any reason. The number will grow significantly in 2020 with New Jersey, New York and New Mexico expected to pass initiatives or legislation legalizing cannabis for adult-use. That cannabis legalization is on-a-roll should not be a surprise as polls show over 2/3 of Americans support cannabis legalization and 91% support medical marijuana legalization. For more information on states legalizing cannabis for adults CLICK HERE. For information on the latest poll numbers CLICK HERE. House judiciary committee passes MORE act to remove cannabis from Controlled Substances Act which would end federal marijuana prohibition We have lived through over 80 years of reefer madness prohibition since congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act in 1937 and almost 50 years since the Controlled Substances Act was enacted further criminalizing cannabis. Finally a light at the end of the tunnel has begun to glimmer with the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act by the House judiciary committee. The MORE Act will remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act essentially ending federal marijuana prohibition. From the Judiciary Committee, the bill will now go to the floor of the House in 2020 where its passage is expected. From there it goes to the Senate where it's fate is questionable at best. From there it lands on the desk of President Trump who has expressed support. To read more CLICK HERE. Some folks might consider this story to actually be the number one story of 2019. Science requires that any hypothesis must be verifiable and reproducible and that is exactly what these two studies published in 2019 do - they verify and reproduce an earlier study that found cannabis consumers have a lower body mass index (BMI), weigh less and have a smaller waist. Note that the studies do not prove that smoking marijuana causes people to lose weight or even helps them to avoid gaining weight. It unequivocally concludes that there is link between cannabis use and a lower BMI and the concomitant benefits that come from having a lower BMI, but it would be wrong to conclude that using marijuana would cause a person to lose weight. There could be a biological mechanism since a previous study found a connection between regular cannabis use and lower insulin resistance and improved blood sugar control which may help to prevent weight gain. Whether the link is the lifestyle of cannabis users, a biological effect of cannabinoids on the body or combination of both, these studies cast asunder the old stereotypes of cannabis consumers being junk food consuming couch potatoes. To read the study on cannabis and lower BMI CLICK HERE. To read the study about cannabis, lower BMI and reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders CLICK HERE. Go ahead and consumer as much cannabis as you want, it won't make you fat and as you can see from the top stories of 2019, cannabis will improve your health and make your life safer and more enjoyable. 2020 is going to be an amazing, fulfilling and exciting year with twists and turns of unknown and unfathomable origins. No matter what happens we have cannabis and the reason is because so many have worked so hard, contributed so much and would not passively accept the forced absence of this magnificent plant from our lives.
  23. Hush Puppies! Fried in infused oil. What could go wrong? Ya, hard enough to find a healthy snack to start with. Some kind of healthy corn chips, Fritos are really greasy. That's what I look for when shopping for brownies for medibles is how much oil do they use. I think I will try some fried foods with infused oil. I don't deep fry, just slow cook on low temp until brown with just enough oil. Would frying lessen the cannabis? edit--------- Doesn't seem to. I made corn fritters yesterday: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/18040/corn-fritters/ I substituted about 3 tablespoons of cannaoil for 1 tablespoon of shortening. Can't taste cannabis at all but pretty low dose edible. About right for me.
  24. I thought it was great stuff because it really helped me out but things do get hazy after a while. Almost like a mild hallucinogen, and can last quite a while. Took a few days before I felt completely normal, but normal is overrated. I'll wait a while and try and add a little to my morning regimen and see how that does. Thanks
  25. The only way we take cannabis is in Bhang and topical tincture I make. Cannabis works most of the day but I have trouble sleeping on cannabis. So I take 1 and a half teaspoons of Bhang in the morning and it works until evening. This kratom seems like it might work out for the evening/night. Some things don't just hide the pain they reduce inflammation and so there is less pain. Cannabis seems to do that. Does tinctures like I do have as much CDB's as the CDB oil? I haven't tried any. If I'm too active I get flare up. It seems to happen every week or 10 days. Overall inflammation painful to move as well as a hand or knee or shoulder can have acute pain that will take 2-3 days of bed rest to overcome. Or if I take some prednisone it will be gone the next day. But I try and only use the prednisone for serious flare ups. Most of the time I'm somewhere between perfectly normal prednisone day and need to take prednisone day. Thanks
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