Yolo County seizes $5 million worth of marijuana
Platinum Bubba (Indica)
An indica-dominant hybrid with an exceptional parentage of Platinum Kush and the renowned California strain Bubba Kush, the buds of Platinum Bubba Kush are populated with a metropolis of trichromes, whose potency should not be taken lightly. Suitable for indoor as well as outdoor cultivation, Platinum Bubba Kush will flower for between 8 and 9 weeks, producing large, chunky buds that reek of dank, Kush and skunk. She tends to finish at an average indoor height of 4 feet, and is a great choice for beginning gardeners, due to her natural resistance to diseases and pests, as well as her lush and hardy growth tendencies.
Students Can Now Major in Weed at Michigan College
Michigan has a dynamic cannabis scene. On the one hand, state officials recently threatened to close down a bunch of dispensaries. But on the other hand, Northern Michigan University (NMU) is helping propel legal cannabis forward by offering students a new major: medicinal plant chemistry. In case it wasn’t immediately apparent, that’s another way of saying that students can now major in weed.
NMU’S NEW CANNABIS PROGRAM
A small college in Marquette, Michigan, NMU created the program in response to the growing demand for trained analytical chemists in the burgeoning cannabis industry.
According to CBS Detroit, this is the first degree of its kind at a four-year undergraduate college. NMU hopes to become a major pipeline for the legal weed industry, which now employs between 165,000 and 230,000 Americans and is expected to reach to 300,000 by 2020.
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77 Percent of California Clones Contaminated by Pesticides
After an extensive study by the California-based cannabis testing lab Steep Hill, researchers have determined that most have of the state’s ubiquitous pesticide problem is due to the process of cloning plants. This comes on the heels of a report from last October which estimated about 84 percent of California-grown weed was not “fit for human consumption.”
CLONES CONTAMINATED BY PESTICIDES
Traditionally, there are several different ways a plant becomes contaminated by pesticides. The report cites the following most common causes:
- Knowingly use inputs that contain pesticides (such application may be known to some in the operation, but not others),
- Knowingly use a product whose pesticide content was unknown to them (lack of education, lack of proper labeling),
- Grow in locations that are subject to pesticide “drift” from the application by a neighbor (wind, water, soil, insects, animals).
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