5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Growing Your Own Cannabis - Cannabis News

Home cannabis cultivation has come a long way since the days of total prohibition, with more states and Washington DC now offering some form of cultivation provision.

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Avoid These 5 Common Cannabis Growing Mistakes – Cannabis News

Achieving great cannabis is no easy feat, and many mistakes can be made along the way.

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Maine: Marijuana interest driving Greater Portland real estate deals – Cannabis News

With recreational marijuana use on the verge of becoming legal in Maine, real estate brokers are seeing a jump in demand for industrial spaces that could become indoor marijuana farms in the not-too-distant future.

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The Great Marijuana Greenhouse Debate – Cannabis News

A greenhouse industry expert looks at whether it is better to retrofit existing greenhouses, or to purpose-build greenhouses for marijuana growing.

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Budding industry: LED lights used for life support systems can grow marijuana – Cannabis News

A former NASA researcher who spent his time looking into plant-based life-support systems for long-duration space missions has a new focus: indoor cannabis cultivation.

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The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis – Cannabis News

Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color.

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Your Guide to Drying and Curing Cannabis Buds – Cannabis News

After months of hard work carefully tending your plants, you’ve finally harvested a crop of frosty, fragrant cannabis buds that you just can’t wait to try. But first, they need to be dried.

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Growing Organic Cannabis at Home – Cannabis News

There are currently 15 states with medical cannabis home grow provisions and three states (D.C. included) where adults are allowed by state law to cultivate at home recreationally, with some of these states carrying heavier qualifications than others.

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Grow cannabis according to the phases of the moon – Cannabis News

According to an age-old farming tradition, the phase of the moon has a huge impact on how well a plant will grow.

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Can cannabis plants be moved outdoors part-time? Tips for a sunny transition – Cannabis News

Renowned grower Jorge Cervantes will answer readers’ questions and give advice on all things related to the cannabis plant.

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As Pot-Growing Expands, Electricity Demands Tax U.S. Grids – Marijuana News

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Pot’s not green. The $3.5 billion U.S. cannabis market is emerging as one of the nation’s most power-hungry industries, with the 24-hour demands of thousands of indoor growing sites taxing aging electricity grids and unraveling hard-earned gains in energy conservation.

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Marijuana Industry Growth in Denver Sparks Warehouse Space Crunch

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“It’s all just getting snatched up by these marijuana people.”

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Marijuana-growing spikes Denver electric demand, challenges clean-power plan

Robert Grandt works in the grow room at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on March 11. Marijuana growing facilities contributed to the city's energy use increase. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
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Metro Denver’s surging legal marijuana industry means surging energy usage in the region.
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Cannabis Industry Pioneer is Poised to Help Stabilize Production, Distribution and Pricing Issues Across Colorado~

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The CEO of Denver-based Kindman announces the expansion of his production and packaging facilities, an action that should help to stabilize the pricing of cannabis.
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Marijuana and hemp growers duke it out in Oregon Legislature

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Depending on who's talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana farmers just as they're anticipating boom times.
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Oregon cannabis feud pits marijuana growers against hemp farmers

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Marijuana advocates fear cross-pollination with low-THC hemp, and state legislators take up the issue
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How The Tesla Battery Will Benefit Marijuana Growers

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A medium-sized commercial weed grow with around 50 lights stands to save about $13,500 in electricity costs a year with the use of two Tesla Batteries. 
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