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High there from the Redwoods
igrokplants posted a topic in Introduce yourselfHigh there from the deep dank Redwood forest of Humboldt. Long time fan of the Strain Hunters. I'm trying my best to follow the passion and dedication of the Original Strain Hunters.
Hello Everyone, Names Nick. Glad to be here! I've only had the pleasure of flowering out one of Strain Hunters strains, and that was the White Strawberry Skunk. I really cannot say enough good things about this strain. Super fruity smelly with some slight muskyness, once smoked you can get the strawberry fruityness, and at the end of the pallet you get some musky skunky goodness.. Great resin production as well! Goals are to get some more SH genetics here soon, maybe a nice sativa.. and slowly work my way off the bottles and go fully probiotic building my own soil. Remember, good microbial life = huge happy roots, huge happy roots = DANKNESS! Cheers and Respect !!
Hello from Colorado! Strainhunters is by far the best. Keep up the top notch documentaries on the reality of Ganja. Looking forward, ~Prof.
Exodus Please posted a topic in News & AnnouncementsIt wasn't just a big night in the USA for main stream politics. The biggest state by state legalisation of marijuana since the motion began. ????????? https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/08/state-ballot-initiative-election-results-live-marijuana-death-penalty-healthcare?client=safari
MultiTech posted a topic in Introduce yourselfHello to the great GH community! I will make this quick and to the point for you. Been around this industry now for roughly 26 years. Have tried many many applications with varied results. Desert Grows using Palm Leaves as shading and bones, scorpions and local cactus for nutrient teas with sand medium to Indoor fully controlled environments. I dig them all! I currently have an unknown landrace Sativa that i discovered up in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Sonora / Sinaloa Mexico. I have been growing her for almost 3 years now with 20 grows. This is my 21st session with her at the moment which started with organic soil from Guadalajara Mexico and transitioned into an indoor Ebb n' Flo controlled environment with major training. FIM, Topped, Scrog, Super crop, de-scrog, tied and under canopy lighting. Will post more on a journal for all to enjoy, critique, comment or just learn from. I also have an account on GrassCity Forums (MultiTech) should anyone feel the urge to read up on my outing there as well. I am very excited to be a part of this great community and will be looking forward to others, nubez to tradesman, grows, techniques, questions and commentary. Saludos a Todos! -MultiTech
Kentucky, USA Cannabis Laws
ItsOnlyAPlant posted a topic in Cannabis laws & regulationsKentucky is still pretty backward when it comes to cannabis, even though this state used to be one of the largest producers in the world. In Kentucky it works like this; A first time offense of less than 8 oz. and a person is facing up to 45 days in jail, and $250.00 fine, and a criminal record. Many first time offenders are offered probation, which often results in many more fines, random drug testing, and more often than not, a trip to jail for 45 days or more for violating probation. Obviously money plays a large role in what will happen in cases like this, since a well paid lawyer, money for "rehab" treatment, and paying off all fines and fees will often release someone from probation early, if they have to be on it at all. Second, and subsequent offenses less than 8 oz. and a person is facing a totally different monster. A second charge will leave a person with a felony, 1 to 5 years in jail, and a fine of up to $10,000 !!POSSESSION OF MORE THAN A HALF POUND(0.226796 kg) IS CONSIDERED INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE!! Possession of 8 oz. or more is a FELONY. To make matters worse there are MANDATORY minimums for sentencing, ranging from 1 to 10 years depending on how much cannabis you have. The weight used for these prison terms are; 8 oz. to 5 lbs. - minimum 1 year in prison 8 oz. to 5 lbs. (second offense) minimum 5 years in prison 5 lbs or more - 5 to 10 years in prison minimum of 5 years in prison first offense 5 lbs or more (second offense) 10 to 20 years in prison minimum 10 years For cultivation, it gets even worse. Less than 5 plants and you are facing up to a year in jail, up to a $500 fine, a criminal misdemeanor charge on your record. That's 4 plants total. Clones, seedlings, and even cuttings with no roots can be considered a plant. Second offense is a felony, again just for four "plants" Second offense for four plants also gets you a minimum of 1 year in prison, but it could be up to 5 years. Grow more than 5 plants and it is a felony, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 to 5 year, but they could give you up to 10 years in prison...all for just 5 plants. All felony cannabis charges in Kentucky come with a fine of up to $10,000.00 Thats how it is....
Ditchweed - Midwest USA
AcridLemonSour posted a topic in Suggest a future destinationThis might not sound like the most glamorous destination, but cannabis grows abundantly throughout the Heartland. Feral population of marijuana can be found in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. In just a short drive, someone with a keen set of eyes should be able to pick out a few plants. Locally known as Ditchweed, wild cannabis is widely regarded as schwag with little to no thc. This seems to be supported by studies done by law enforcement: http://www.briancbennett.com/charts/fed-data/thc-content/thc-content-ditchweed.htm However, on some forums this is debated, with some stating hash can be made from the large quantities of easily available weed. Since I became interested in the subject matter a few years back, I have kept an eye out for endemic populations of the plant. I have personally witnessed a great degree of phenotypic variation among wild varieties, with all of the main profiles being expressed: distinctly short, ruderalis-esque shrubs, tall, cord-like sativa trees (hemp?), and the squat, broad-leaved indicas. This leads me to believe that no one single landrace dominates the midwest/hearland area; modern cannabis found throughout the area are the descendants of older populations. Although the most frequently expressed phenotype is the branched & bushy DITCHWEED, which is the dominate hybrid of the region, the possibility exists of unique and useful genotypes that have existed in isolation and harken back to earlier populations of historical importance. From what I know of cannabis' history in this area, there have been several distinct phases in which it was introduced for specific reasons: Originally introduced in the American Civil War (1860's) as a source of fiber for cordage. This would have been entirely hemp. Cannabis was a common ingredient in medical syrups used to treat colds, etc. (1900's) What type of genotype was used for these traditional medicinals? I had to be characteristically different from the hemp used earlier, but where did these new plants come from? Selective breeding or introduced? Cannabis/hemp production was again supported and encouraged by the government. This fiber was used for robe aboard our naval vessels during WWII. (1940-50) Were these crops reintroduced from the remnants of Civil War era fields? During the 70's the US government launched into the War on Drugs and eradication of wild cannabis goes into high effect. In the 1980's-90's domestic growers began to wise-up on the science behind marijuana. It is my personal belief that prior to this point, most of the smoked weed was imported from Mexico or Cali and not produced locally. With the increase of knowledge growers began importing high-potency and exotic phenotype strains - kush and autoflowering could have been introduced into the age-old genepool. Present day - after all of the successive generations of cannabis grown in the American Midwest, what is the result? Despite the double-edged selective pressures of law enforcement and eager tokers, endemic marijuana continues to thrive! Although outdoor grows considered to be 'successful' wouldn't contribute to the local genetics due to their harvest, they could indirectly produce offspring if the buds were somewhat seeded, the seeds then being planted during following grow seasons. Also, discard seed from high-potency strains grown afar could contribute to the hybridization of established populations. As I said above, I have seen wild plants that have run the gamut in terms of their physical traits. Could Strain Hunters help shed some light on our fields of green here in central USA? To my knowledge there has never been a study of the genetic makeup of 'ditchweed,' so why is it so commonly dismissed? Seriously, this stuff grows everywhere around here but no one has looked into why that might be. I would love to see these local plants analyzed for their CBD, CBG, CBC, etc. content but our government has taken to shutting down the legitimate labs that would do so. Also, have there been any unique mutations or isolated breeding populations that exist that may be of interest? Considering the potential genetic history the plant has to draw from, plus the rich topsoil and hot summer months over countless generations, wild possibilities exist.
USA Grower. Whats up
Bongtok4u posted a topic in Introduce yourselfHello fellow smokers and growers. New to the site but not to growing. Been a successful grower in the states for 10 yrs now. Trying to start some ams, deep seed grapefruit, Td and some roadrunner. I have tangerine dream, bubblious and some cotton candy going now. There 2 weeks of veg right now. Growroom is 5x8 with 10ft ceilings. Using 2 600watt hps by sunlite and a 400watt mh. 8" carbon filter with a 6" inline fan Panda film throughout. 2 humidifiers to keep humidity at 50% 2 exhale bags for co2 4" inlet fan for fresh air. A few fans to move air around. Using all organics for fert and roots 707 for dirt with some wormtastic and bat gauno mixed in I'll post some pics of room and plants. Any info is always accepted and appreciated. Thanks bong