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Make THC Active During The Marijuana Drying Process

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, June, 25th 2014 by THCFinder

The drying process is very important to get your marijuana to have a good taste. It has to be done with care. If you don’t do it right, all the previous efforts can be wasted by mold. During the drying stage you should try to keep the plant alive as long as possible. Like this all the chlorophyll can be turned into glucose, which means more flavor and higher yield.

Directly after harvesting the plant is still full of chlorophyll and not ready yet, it tastes bitter. The active elements have to be transformed into THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

The THC is already present in the plant, but not yet active. This only takes a few days. If the drying process has not been done right, your marijuana will taste bitter, the effects won’t be strong and will spoil quickly. Make the plant turn the chlorophyll into sugar by tricking it. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana plants.

1. To stop the photosynthesis and stop the plant to transpire because of heat and lightning, put the marijuana plants in a dark area.

2. The plant ‘thinks’ it’s still alive if the juices still circulate. So make sure you hang them upside down.

3. The plant will use its chlorophyll as a last energy resource because the roots can’t absorb any water and the leaves get no light. All this energy goes to the flowers so the marijuana plant can reproduce.

4. To get a good flavor, dry the plant very slowly so the plant will use all its chlorophyll and converts it into sugar. No fans or heaters.

5. Keep the temperature between 17°C to 18°C, and the humidity between 60 to 70%, so the plant won´t dry too quickly.

Always treat your plant with the best care possible. The sticky resin will attach to anything so don´t touch the flowers and hang it upside down.

After a few days, the marijuana plant will change and the leaves will be bent around the flowers. Some people remove the large leaves before they hang the plant to dry, because it is easier than when the plants are dry but it has some disadvantages as well

-The plant dries faster if the large leaves are removed because the plant has little mass and less chlorophyll. If the leaves are removed, the total mass of the plants is reduced, so that it dries more quickly.

-Any moisture will evaporate through the leaves which reduces the risk of mold on the flowers, so leave them on.

- The leaves also form a sort of protection for the flowers because the bent around them.

After two weeks the leaves are dry but the flowers and the stem should still be flexible and sticky. The resin falls of easily so handle the plants with care. When the flowers turn to powder when crushed and the stems are brittle, the marijuana is too dry. Just check on your weed every few days. If the flower is sticky and the stem inside it cracks when bended, the marijuana plant is ready. It should have a fruity, mild flavor.

If the final product tastes bitter, then the marijuana was dried too quickly and did not have the time to perform all the necessary transformations. The drying room should be well-aired to prevent mold, but the room may not be ventilated, because otherwise the flowers will dry too quickly. A cupboard or storage unit is suitable for this. No cellars (too damp) or attics (too changeable).

A dehumidifier can be used, but this drying method is too fast. But sometimes, if the dry room is too moist, a dehumidifier can be a perfect solution. Also if the drying process has to be accelerated its better than using a heater. Check your plants on mold every day. If there is any mold, use a dehumidifier or a heater to speed up the drying process. Make sure the plants are not touching each other and cut large flowers into smaller pieces and put them on a sieve and let it dry.

Source: http://www.theweedblog.com


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Marijuana Vending Machine Ships Out

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, June, 25th 2014 by THCFinder
marijuana-vending-machine-shipped-outWhile some people claim that the fingerprint taking, camera wielding vending machines in California are pretty awesome, others see it differently. These machines just add another layer of security to buying your meds, which really doesn't seem necessary. The point of these machines is supposed to be discreetness and you're not being discreet if you're required to put in a membership card, a fingerprint scan, and your face is being zoomed in on and macroed by a camera. Thankfully, new machines have been in production for a while and are finally being sent out all over the country to dispensaries everywhere.
 
The ZaZZZ was released in Colorado earlier this year. These machines are far more easier to deal with and really do what they're supposed to; put the patient at ease. With some people being extremely secretive about their choice of medicine, the machines will eliminate the need for the patient to interact with staff. It will also allow marijuana shops to increase their revenue, meaning that the more experienced customers that know what they want can just grab it from the machine while the staff of the store helps new patients or ones that aren't getting the correct medicine.
 
Once the machines are set up, they will operate quite simply. The customer/patient inserts their proper identification in to the machine. The card is scanned and the computer uses real time verification to make sure that the person who is using the ID actually is that person. When the positive ID is made and that the person is who they say they are, the machine will allow them to purchase their products with cash, Bitcoin, and hopefully soon, credit and debit cards. If the ID is not accepted, the customer will be directed to speak with a staff member to ensure that the issue is resolved. In addition, the machines are climate controlled in order to give the customer the best product possible.
 
Dispensaries in Denver are going to be the first places that get these machines, with other shops getting them soon after. The machines are being looked at as a real asset to the marijuana community. Making more sales and creating a safer environment for patients, these machines are sure to be a hit not only in Denver but all over the nation as they start to appear in the shops. Hopefully, this awesome idea gets even better in the coming years, establishing an awesome way for everyone to make a little extra money!

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Australian Senator Says Denying Medical Marijuana Is "Cruel"

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, June, 24th 2014 by THCFinder
aussie-senator-denying-mj-is-wrongAustralia isn't exactly the head of the marijuana community... But we can't forget about our pothead friends down under! This somewhat isolated continent is working just as hard on their marijuana reform as the rest of the world. And they're definitely making progress, now that their politicians are beginning to see that marijuana isn't a problem... But maybe denying people the right to smoke it is. Patients especially need the healing powers of this plant and those in positions of political influence need to know about it the most!
 
The Senator, Richard di Natale, is a doctor as well. He says that the evidence is more then clear that cannabis can be extremely effective against fighting specific illnesses. He stated in an interview with Nine Network that he "just thinks it's cruel to deny people the option just because there's some stigma associated with it." The negative stigma associated with marijuana doesn't even really have ground to stand on anymore, considering that the arguments against it were that it made women promiscuous and caused insanity. Both of those have been disproven. Not to mention the false bottomed argument that marijuana is a gateway drug, a theory that got booted out of the door years ago.
 
Senator Natale went on in the interview to say, "We're going to push to try and get people on all sides of politics to back this reform. The science and the evidence is very, very clear." In addition, the co-convener of the recently re-instated Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy and Law Reform Sharman Stone gave an amazing quote, saying "As a compassionate society, we must join other nations in allowing the regulated use of medical cannabis". The moves that Australia is making are so positive and patient-orientated, I can't help but give them a virtual round of applause.
 
Denying patients a natural, non habit forming medicine is absolutely cruel. Humans are designed to help others of their species, not watch them decay and die, while simultaneously suffering through something like cancer and chemotherapy. The medicines that are given to patients that are suffering are sometimes worse then the affliction itself. Marijuana has no side effects, is relatively cheap (compared to chemo therapy, RSO is basically free when you really think about the medical costs of the aforementioned procedure), and can be produced far faster then man made garbage. Marijuana is not a problem, it is a cure.

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Does CO2 Increase Marijuana Plant Yields?

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, June, 24th 2014 by THCFinder

In the process of chlorophyll photosynthesis CO2 is an essential component. In nature air contains 300 or 400 parts CO2 per million parts and is constantly supplied (by the wind). The marijuana plants take the CO2 out of the air very quick. If the amount of CO2 is reduced by a third, there will not be any photosynthesis so also no growth.

The exhaust system makes sure CO2 comes in with fresh air and gets rid of the warm air with too little CO2 in it. Because CO2 is heavier then O2, most of it is close to the ground. make sure that the fans mix the air so the CO2 can reach the marijuana plants. If you do not add extra CO2 to a closed grow environment it is necessary to continuously let the exhaust and ventilation system work while the lights are on. This will provide good conditions for photosynthesis and thus for development.

Limiting factors:

CO2, temperature, water and fertilizers could all be limiting factors. Not enough of one of the elements could slow the whole development of the marijuana plants down. With a higher level of CO2 in the air, the metabolism of the plant goes faster. If it rises to 1500 ppm, it will have to go with a temperature of 25- 30 degrees Celsius. Also the minimum humidity goes up from 40 to 60% and even the amount of fertilizers changes. If this is all done correctly though, the harvest can be 15 to 25% bigger in the same time (or less!).

If you want a strong marijuana plant with flowers close together and a short growth it is wise to artificially add CO2. This technique is very difficult so only experienced growers should try it.  Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana plants.

When to use artificial supplements of CO2:

When you have a heat problem and the exhaust system doesn’t work properly you could try using artificial CO2. Everything accelerates when you do this, so if it’s not strictly necessary. Don’t do this the first few times you grow marijuana. When you are more experienced it can increase productivity and gain time.

CO2: not easy to measure.

The devices you need to measure the CO2- level are very expensive, although there is a chemical measure process but you can only do this once with the equipment: a glass tube divided into degrees and a syringe. The tube is filled with a reactive substance for CO2. The syringe is filled with the air that you want to test. Break the tube at the two ends and attach it to the syringe. The air should flow through the tube and the reactive substance changes color: this indicates the CO2 level.

If you want to start growing, download my free grow guide and order some marijuana seeds. All top quality marijuana seeds are available in my marijuana seed shop. We ship seeds to the US, CA and many other countries. For any growing related question please visit the marijuana support page.

Source: http://www.theweedblog.com


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Multi-Tasking; More Dangerous Than Marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, June, 24th 2014 by THCFinder
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Our world is extremely fast paced. Communication, obtaining information, visiting other places. All of this can be done with the touch of a screen, the click of a button. With people expecting everything so fast, humans can't help but multitask in the worst way. Even as I sit here writing this, I've got Adventure Time playing, and I'm currently checking Instagram. The fact that I'm doing this is actually worse for my brain then the bong that I'm about to hit... Crazy right?
 
Scientists at the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London conducted a study on 1,100 company workers in Britain. When the workers did their tasks while listening to electronic media, there was a greater decrease in IQ then compared to those who smoke weed or those who skip a night's sleep. I'm not joking. Your phone is actually more dangerous than your weed, a fact that is greatly over looked by today's insanely instant society. Our brains are focusing on too many things at once, causing somewhat of an overload. This makes us less efficient and far less productive, showing that multitasking is extremely bad for us as humans and it's probably a good plan to learn to slow things down and do one task at a  time.
 
Additional studies that contributed to this research include one done by the Energy Product Audit. At least 69% of workers have extreme trouble focusing on the task at hand and are very easily distracted by simply checking email. The study went on to say that 28% of the average work weed is spent doing just that... Checking email. That means that up to 14 hours a week, workers are sitting at their computers, hitting the refresh button on their email... Or their Instagram!
 
The next time someone tells you that smoking weed will make you stupid, you'll know the real issue and you can kindly explain that by listening to music while working on a computer is actually more detrimental to the function of that mushy mass in our skulls. Our brains are extremely complex but it makes sense that focusing on multiple things at once could possibly cause damage. Much like the REM cycle of sleep that repeats every 90 minutes while you're asleep at night, our bodies experience similar changes during the day. If you work in smaller amounts, while not focusing on anything else (turn off your phone, music, TV, and all other distractions and just focus on the current task), say twenty minute increments, and then took short breaks in between, your brain would operate more efficiently, therefore making you more productive.

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Marijuana Gets Priority Over Alcohol

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, June, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder
alcohol-vs-marijuanaMarijuana and booze get compared all the time. Two substances, which people say are quite similar, while at the same time being at opposites ends of the substance spectrum. While alcohol kills 88,000 people a year (drunk driving, overdose, accident victims), a marijuana death has still not been reported. However, alcohol is legal and can be bought at any corner store. Marijuana is still very much the subject of prohibition and therefore, doesn't bring in anywhere near the sum that alcohol does. In the legal state of Colorado, we're beginning to see the real effects of marijuana legalization... A push against the booze business.
 
In Denver, there is a county fair that takes place that attracts hundred of visitors from all over the state. Usually, the fair hosts a beer pavilion but this year, don't expect to see it. Instead, the weed pavilion will be doubling in size, in an effort to replicate the amazing turn outs at other cannabis shindigs, such as the High Times Cannabis Cups, Seattle Hempfest, and the Boston Freedom Rally. The weed pavilion will host contests much like the ones held at the aforementioned events, including the best plants, judging of pot brownies, a speed joint rolling contest, and oh my god, a Doritos eating contest! So say goodbye to the beer!
 
The events will be 21+ so youngins, don't get your hopes up too fast! There also won't be any pot present on the fair site but the plant judging, brownie eating, and potency contests will be hosted at an offsite location and be fed back to the fair via video. Definitely a good compromise, seeing as the county fair is a family event. This meet-in-the-middle model will allow the stoners to enjoy the fair as well as the families who are used to a PG outing. But if parents plan on taking their kids, they should be aware that glass vendors and other products will be available for purchase at the fair (providing you're age appropriate).
 
Think Denver officials will be upset? Doubtful. With the absence of alcohol, there aren't many issues expected. In fact, the profits from the event are already through the roof, due to the awesome graphics of the pot pavilion's poster. The graphic features a cherry pie with a marijuana leaf cut out of it. Selling for $20 a pop, the posters have already outsold the main graphic for the fair. Not only that, but bud sponsors are paying top dollar for their spot to be a part of the first pot pavilion. OpenVape, a Denver based company, has paid $10,000 for a place at the fair and Medically Correct, an edibles making company, has put up $5,000. The medicated treat company is also planning on hiring shuttles to drive potheads back and forth to the recreational stores and shops so they can get their weed on during the fair... Hey, they had to make the Doritos contest interesting!

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