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  1. tacman7

    Unsafe Website!

    Ya, had to bypass chrome security to get here. Most would not. Got red lines through the HTTPS
  2. I have to figure out how to read a kindle book without joining their monthly fee kindle thing. Got a 7" kindle fire I bought two Xmas ago that I never use so I charged it up. I should be able to read it on my computer, have to read up on that.
  3. tacman7

    Maca Powder

    I remember trying this stuff, when I saw this thread again I dug out the bag I had. It was all turned to bugs and webs. So bought some more because the stuff reads so good. I want to try it again. I tried it for a while but forgot about it, so I try it again. I can't give it to my wife, she takes medicine for her thyroid. They have a warning for people with existing thyroid problems. Something I was not aware of the last time I tried this.
  4. We first met Lanny some years ago, he did the exam for the evaluation for a DR recommendation. He was part owner of a large dispensary in Riverside. It was a neat place, several times a week it was a Farmers market, where everyone brought what they grow to sell, they had everything. He went round and round with authorities for years, he spoke at the board of supervisors meeting and helped to pass the medical MMJ laws we use now. So I thought I'd put this up. Click here doesn't work, this is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-Chronicles-Decade-Long-Odyssey-ebook/dp/B08RY4XZDD/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cannabis%2Flanny&qid=1610821466&sr=8-1
  5. I cut the buds from the sticks and remove big fans then dry them on a rack for a day or two then in plastic bins then finally in containers when they're down to 50%. Some buds are like a box of chocolates, all laid out not crushed at all. I pull a few more leaves off when I use them but I don't do an actual trim just let them dry then snap the outside leaves off by hand as I use them. Had the containers stored in the cabinet some weeks now, they got some curing going on, have a unified dank smell.
  6. And we shouldn't forget Xmas music!
  7. This is no till that's been going two seasons. Some bugs got in late in the season and laid eggs apparently. I'm just going to add to the beds to keep them going and I can't kill the live worms living there. This years grow was good too. So the beds just had some infestation on the tops we hope.
  8. This concludes the Summer grow. Tune back in next Summer for Summer Grow 2021! I have to change the plastic before then. Also putting in a drip system. I have cases of bananas to use as worm food, have to think about how to do that. But I'm also planting seeds for Winter cover crop and adding minerals and things. Always a learning experience. Thank you for your support!
  9. I've never tried nematodes, works for some people, guess if they're dead when you get them they don't work so good. So have to really plan the shipping and pickup, I might be able to examine them with microscope to see if they're alive... I guess I'll go ahead and get them and put them on, just getting ready to plant some winter cover crop to help the soil etc. Hope that's a good first step. My friend was telling me to put rock phosphate on the beds now and they would be available a year from now at flower season. He tells me other things as well but I like this idea. Thanks
  10. tacman7

    More Act

    Follow up today: The House voted Friday for the first time to federally decriminalize and levy a tax on marijuana sales, following through on pledges by Democratic lawmakers to find new approaches to regulating drugs and rectify a policy that has disproportionately harmed communities of color. The 228-164 vote follows a trend sweeping the nation: Since 2012, 15 states and Washington, D.C ., have legalized recreational use and sales of marijuana, and many more have legalized it for medicinal purposes. Though the measure is not expected to pass the Senate, marijuana advocates and the bill’s supporters said passing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act was a significant step in aligning U.S. drug laws with states and public opinion strongly supporting such measures. “We had no hopes of or plan to pass this in the Senate; nonetheless, it’s really important to recognize that this is a huge historic move,” said Maritza Perez, national affairs director at the Drug Policy Alliance, an advocacy group that had pushed for passage of the bill. “Never before has Congress voted to deschedule marijuana, so that within itself is huge … and could really move the needle and help us reintroduce the MORE Act in the next Congress, and help us get more allies and more lawmakers on board.” Descheduling marijuana would remove it from the list of drugs regulated under the federal Controlled Substances Act. It wouldn’t legalize cannabis at the state level, but the bill could serve as a model for states that pursue legalization, as increasing numbers are doing.
  11. My cousin said I have grub worms now. Didn't hurt the plants this year or maybe they're just getting going. Season is over but I'm going to plant seeds for a winter cover crop to replenish the soil hopefully. Thinking about trying this stuff: https://www.arbico-organics.com/product/nemaseek-beneficial-nematodes-hb-heterorhabditis-bacteriophora/beneficial-nematodes/?added=y&pid=2401 Any other ideas? Thanks
  12. tacman7

    More Act

    I just tested the link and sent mail to my representative so that's working.
  13. tacman7

    More Act

    Congress to vote to make cannabis LEGAL!!! The most important piece of cannabis legislation since the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) made cannabis illegal in 1970 is coming up for a vote this Wednesday, Dec. 2 in the House of Representatives. It is the MORE (Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement) Act and it is important because it removes cannabis from the CSA which will end federal cannabis prohibition and turns regulation over to the states just like alcohol and tobacco. The MORE Act does even more: permits physicians affiliated with the Veterans Administration for the first time to make medical cannabis recommendations to qualifying veterans who reside in legal states, it incentivizes states to move ahead with expungement policies that will end the stigma and lost opportunities suffered by those with past, low-level cannabis convictions, allows the Small Business Administration to support entrepreneurs and businesses as they seek to gain a foothold in this emerging industry. There have been some objections raised to the MORE Act by a few cannabis aficionados as it allows states to regulate cannabis like tobacco and they feel cannabis is not tobacco and should not be regulated in the same way. The MORE act doesn’t mandate that cannabis be treated like tobacco but it does allow states to regulate cannabis any way they like and if they want to treat it like tobacco they can. This is not necessarily a bad thing considering that you can get a pack of 20 tobacco cigarettes for under $10 including taxes. Also you can buy them just about everywhere including the ubiquitous convenience stores in which in 2019 there were 152,790 of which over 120,000 were operated by mom and pop and not by Circle K and 7-11. If only cannabis were so cheaply and widely available - it would be a boon for medical patients and recreational users and even more of a boon for mom and pop. Passage of the MORE Act by the House will move the fight to the Senate which is still run by Republican Mitch McConnel. Notwithstanding our newly elected Vice-President Kamala Harris is the MORE Act’s lead sponsor in the Senate, if Democrats fail in their Quixotic quest to secure the two Georgia Senate seats up for election in January, the MORE Act may never see the light of day on the Senate floor, as McConnel is no friend of cannabis reform. With one out of every three Americans now living in states that allow for the use of cannabis by adults for any reason and states struggling to make up for COVID19 related lost revenue, its passage in the House will still be very important symbolically and could give state legislators the green light they need to pass cannabis legalization legislation. Taking 60 seconds to contact your Congressional representative is not an act of spinning your wheels, - it is the essence of citizen lobbying and is an important component of moving the needle significantly forward toward totally ending cannabis prohibition. Take that 60 seconds right now and contact your Congress person and tell them to Vote Yes on the More Act. The absolutely best and easiest way is to call their office – it's so simple, you don’t even need to know the name of your Congressional Representative. Call the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121 (you can call anytime as the Congressional switchboard operates 24/7) tell the real live person who answers the phone either the name of your Congressional Representative or the zip code in which you live and they will connect you to their office. When you are connected tell the receptionist who answers the phone (or leave a voice-message if the office is closed and no one answers) that you want your Congress person to vote YES on the MORE Act. You can add a few more words if you want, but just telling them to vote YES on the MORE Act gets the point across succinctly and forcefully. The next best way is to send your Congress person an email. The Marijuana Policy Project has made it super simple to send your Congressional Representative an email. Whether you know who they are or not, the website produces a letter that will go to their office and it also allows you to add your two cents worth to the letter if you want. To send your Congressional Representative an email letter, CLICK HERE.
  14. The consensus on marijuana American voters may be sharply polarized over many political issues of the day, but they are increasingly unified on one policy: legalizing marijuana. Just look at the results of November’s election — every statewide measure to relax marijuana prohibition won . Arizona, Montana and New Jersey voted to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older. Medical marijuana was approved in Mississippi. South Dakota voters backed both recreational and medicinal use. Now, 15 states with one-third of the American population have chosen to legalize adult use of marijuana. Thirty-six states, with nearly 70% of the population, have legalized medical marijuana. From deep red states to deep blue ones, there’s widespread support for ending cannabis prohibition. Yet marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, like heroin, meaning it has no medicinal value and is highly addictive. That classification is a relic of the war on drugs. And it creates a serious and illogical conflict that makes it harder to properly research, regulate and tax marijuana, even as the cannabis industry grows larger with each new legalization initiative. Clearly the incoming Biden administration and Congress need to modernize federal laws and policies to reflect the reality on the ground. There’s been little progress at the federal level over the last four years. Despite several bipartisan bills to end or ease the conflict between state legalization and federal law, Congress has repeatedly failed to move legislation. President Trump didn’t help matters by picking two prohibition hard-liners — Jeff Sessions and then William Barr — to run the Justice Department. Sessions rescinded the 2013 Justice Department memo that outlined the Obama administration’s hands-off approach to states that had legalized marijuana. There was little practical effect from Sessions’ move; the department didn’t suddenly target state-compliant pot shops. But the lack of clear guidance from the federal government left businesses and states in legal limbo. The most logical thing the federal government could do is change the law. There are several bills pending in Congress to eliminate the conflict. One of the most promising, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act , is expected to pass the House with bipartisan support next month. The act would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, expunge prior federal marijuana convictions and impose a federal tax on sales of cannabis, with the money going to communities most affected by the war on drugs. The House has repeatedly passed the SAFE Banking Act , which would prevent federal regulators from punishing financial institutions that provide services to marijuana businesses operating in compliance with state laws. Most cannabis businesses can’t open bank accounts or accept credit card transactions because financial services companies refuse to serve them for fear of being penalized by federal regulators. As a result, marijuana transactions are typically made in cash, which is dangerous for employees and makes it harder to collect taxes. If passed again next year, both of these bills would probably be signed into law; Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the vice president-elect, sponsored the decriminalization bill. The real hurdle would be a Republican-controlled Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been wary of marijuana legislation, and as long as he’s in charge, passing reform bills will be challenging. However, there’s still a lot the Biden administration can do without Congress’ help. To start, Joe Biden can nominate an attorney general who will restore the guidelines from the 2013 memo and prioritize going after drug cartels, interstate trafficking and illegal pot farms on public land — not targeting law-abiding growers and sellers in legalized states. He can also direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discontinue its stringent enforcement of the law that bars travelers from entering the country if they admit to working or investing in the marijuana industry or to simply having used marijuana. That’s a silly policy considering that Canada has legalized marijuana and Mexico is poised to do the same. The Biden administration should also end barriers to cannabis research, which the Drug Enforcement Administration can do through the rule-making process. Because marijuana is listed as a Schedule 1 drug, the government imposes strict limits on access to cannabis. There’s just one facility in the country that has permission to grow cannabis for study. Universities and other research institutions, meanwhile, are wary of approving marijuana research for fear of losing federal funding. Those conditions make it hard to conduct the kind of in-depth research necessary to understand both the benefits and the dangers of marijuana use. The voters have spoken again and again. They want to end the ruse of prohibition and move marijuana from the black market into a legal, regulated, taxed system. It’s about time federal leaders listen.
  15. We have a medical 24 plant limit. Growing 30 is reasonable enough to cover attrition. That's what I start with in my green house. Only lost one plant this year. We grow enough to last us until next year. Not that easy to do but can be done. I don't don't do any trimming to make them branch out when they're young. People that do that can make one plant into a giant, given enough time etc.
  16. This is some Seeds I'm going to try over the Winter
  17. They're going to do something to restrict the cannabis billboards along the highways here. That and even if a city bans MJ sales residents are still able to get delivery. Things seem good now, be nice when everywhere is like this.
  18. I don't know the difference between hay. I think I used alfalfa last year to cover the clover. What they had at tractor supply. Two years ago I used this video to setup my raised bed grow: https://www.cannabisfabricpots.com/blog/no-till-cover-cropping-and-top-dressing-with-brownguy420/ So it should work as a perpetual grow and don't want to disturb it too much. It's worked fantastic both years but this year I had some nutrient deficiencies. So I want to put things on top over the winter. I like the sugar idea, like to make sure the worms are growing good. Gypsum? So add things but don't kill the worms. I might plant the clover earlier, or should I grow something else? Thanks for the help! Maybe a two or three stage approach. I have a bag of this I was thinking about spreading over the boxes: Ful-Humix – BioAg Ful-Humix® is a soluble, concentrated humic powder and powerful soil/nutrient activator. It increases nutrient efficiency and uptake, increases cellular activities at all levels, stimulates beneficial microorganisms and converts raw organic matter and fertilizers into available forms for faster uptake.
  19. When we used to vape I tried to put my weed away moist because that vapes better. Only thing you have to watch out for there is mold, so I dried them to 50% humidity using a calibur 3 meter. We would put them in jars when they were good and stable, never had a jar mold on me. But the way my hands are now I cut out as much hand activity as possible so I don't do jars anymore. I like these things I linked to. Having a hard time finding the big ones, these are 16 cup size but they have a 19 cup one I have to order. I dry this stuff much drier but not bone dry, there's enough that some 'curing' may occur, maybe. Minimal trimming but I don't loose any medicine that way. Works fine for cooking.
  20. Late Bloom looks nice.
  21. Thinking about using some of these to store pot in: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-Gardens-Flip-Tite-Square-Container-19-4-Cups/485380993 Should be ok, unless it has Pfas or something. What's everyone doing for storage, mason jars? 50 gal drums?
  22. Sorry guys got busy with harvest, oh woa is me. Ya this is no till. I guess I should dig it up a bit to see if I have any worms. Never got a compost bin working. Last year I left the stumps in the ground and they fell off later. Not sure what all I can put on the top that would make it's way down. Gypsum? I can use an inch of ocean forest to plant the clover in.
  23. Thank You, this is the place to learn about growing! I'm always learning something here. Just copied this from newsletter: The 2020 elections were a mixed bag for Democrats and Republicans, but the undisputed big winner was cannabis which won legalization initiatives in four states - Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. Mississippi and South Dakota (along with passing outright legalization) passed medical marijuana ballot initiatives. With one out of every three people in the United States now living in states that have legalized the adult-use of cannabis for any reason, another nail in the coffin of cannabis prohibition has securely been driven in. So maybe legal coming to where you are! Another bud pic, this is Fat leaf, I think we can squeeze a few more tricombs in there...
  24. Ya I think I start Harvest today. That's a gradual harvest so will take some weeks. Had a few early girls and cut their tops twice now. Second pic you can see how the smaller buds fluff up after you take the tops.
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