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Weed in Pot: Tips for Growing Cannabis in Your Backyard

Daniel King

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Planting Cannabis

The legalization of medical cannabis in 33 states has made marijuana a household name. Even though the government restricts its use, many Americans become enthusiastic in using the plant as medicine and as part of their recreation. Many patients claim this plant provides cure to many of their ailments. From being skeptics, they turned out to become avid users of CBD oil, hemp oil, and other cannabis products.

Pot Planting Craze

Some people take this to the extremes by planting and cultivating weed in their backyard despite the limitations set by their respective state governments. The 2018 National Gardening Survey revealed that 15% of U.S. households would plant marijuana at home if legalized. Others even consider this a new hobby that gives their mood a new “high.”

But planting marijuana indoors is not a walk in the park. This hobby is not for the faint-hearted, especially for first-time gardeners. Aside from legal issues, cultivating weed pose many challenges. Here are some things you should mind before you start digging the soil.

Cannabis Planting Tips

Check if weed gardening is legal in your state

But, even with the growing clamor for pot use and planting, politicians and various groups still debate on their health and security issues to the community. As a result despite decriminalizing medical marijuana, many states even prohibit planting pot in the backyard. As of this writing, only the 15 states allow indoor weed cultivation:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

You should also take note that even if it is legal to grow marijuana in the said states, authorities enforce specific stipulations regarding the number of plants, the proximity of cultivation site to a dispensary, and other criteria. Illegal planting of weed can lead to massive fines or can even bring you behind bars.

Choose the Seed that Fits you Need

As most states restrict you from converting your backyard into a marijuana plantation, you need to choose the seeds that you need. There are around a hundred strains of cannabis such as sativa, indica, ruderalis, and hybrids available online and at legal nurseries. So, you need to select which strains provided the best cure to your particular ailments. You should also consider the ones that have given you the best experience in the past.

Know Where to Grow the Pot

Now that you’ve made your choice, you should now consider your space and other circumstances. If you are planting in a small cupboard, you may want to pick small fast-maturing strains like auto-flowering ones or indicas. If you have a spacious backyard with fertile soil, you can grow one or more plants in pots or directly in the ground.

You should also consider the environment. Whenever possible, you should learn how to adjust the light, humidity, temperature and other elements with the right placement of plant, use of irrigation, and use of devices. These things will allow you to correct conditions whenever needed, which will save your plant. Aside from learning from websites and online videos, you may need to undergo training and seminars to ensure a bountiful harvest.

Buy Quality Soil

For plants like marijuana, you need to choose soil packed with nutrients. If you only grow your plants in a typical backyard soil, there is a big possibility that they will suffer from the deficiency in certain minerals and elements. The lack of essential nutrients from the soil might not only slow or even stunt their growth; the quality of their flowers may also get compromised. To make sure your crop gets ample nutrition for optimal growth, experts suggest using quality organic soil.

Like any other hobbies, you should grow cannabis with utmost passion and care. Not only that, you need to get advice and training from the experts to make sure you can benefit from your home-grown and home-made cannabis and CBD products.

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But Could CBD Make You Fail a Drug Test? [Video]

Carissa Stevens

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CBD Make You Fail a Drug Test

CBD has grown so popular, it’s easy to find it anywhere these days. From oils to gummies, to skincare — CBD has indeed become the “it” ingredient in the market right now. The question is, being the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, will CBD still make you fail a drug test? You’ve probably wondered about this question at least once. So, better watch this video to find out more.

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How ‘Someone Great’ Normalized Women Consuming Weed

Stacey Wellington

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Women using Weed

For the longest time, there was a societal misconception that only men had the right and the ability to use weed. Often, stoner films and even musicians centered on male personalities who have been taking this herb. As a matter of fact, these films show men huddling around and passing their joint to one another, as well as sharing their marijuana with fellow weed enthusiasts.

Today, it cannot be denied that the use of cannabis and even CBD Hemp oil has already been normalized in society, albeit far and few in between. After all, having a daily dose of pure cannabidiol or a hit of a joint is no different from having a glass of wine to relax, particularly after a long day. Someone Great, Netflix’s newest film is showing viewers just how women are taking back their space and showing the use of weed in their everyday life.

Setting the Pace

Television shows have already featured strong female personalities who have used cannabis. In fact, the characters of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer in Broad City have had numerous adventures with this plant. One of these hilarious escapades includes Ilana transporting cannabis and keeping it safe under her lady bits.

Mary + Jane from MTV also takes pride in showing two strong women breaking through a male-dominated weed delivery company in Los Angeles. Even Disjointed featured a commanding female presence through a cannabis activist who runs her own dispensary, perfectly depicted by Kathy Bates.

A More Relatable Approach

While these shows paved the way for the plant and the many CBD hemp oil benefits to become known, it seems that the film Someone Great appears more relatable, particularly for women who are not only experiencing a breakup but also those who are going through overwhelming changes in life.

Here, the character of Gina Rodriguez, the protagonist of the breakup comedy named Jenny, is finally moving from the Big Apple to sunny San Francisco. Having recently broken up with her boyfriend of nine years, Jenny makes it a point to leave the city with a bang. To do this, she meets with her two girlfriends, Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) and goes on a series of wild exploits throughout Manhattan.

What makes these 20-something women relatable, apart from their kinship and their struggles, is their love for pot. As they began their thrilling journey around the city, each of these female characters either smokes up a joint or inhale the vapor of their CBD oil vape pen. Whether it be having sexual trysts or doing some work and grinding it up, this film illustrates that women are still capable of doing whatever they set their mind do even while taking cannabis.

This Netflix movie successfully showed using weed has become more accepted not only in society but also as a part of people’s lifestyle. In many ways, this has also become akin to taking a generous serving of wine at night, particularly when it comes to relaxing.

Various Uses of Cannabis

Jenny, Erin, and Blair all showed how they used cannabis in their life. Come to think of it, while each of these characters used it hastily, all of these individuals benefited from taking this herb. One enjoyed sex better, one became more relaxed and equipped in dealing with work, and so on.

Apart from using these in non-traditional ways, cannabis can also be used to alleviate pain and to treat a variety of illnesses and health concerns. The market now has CBD oil for pain management, CBD beauty products, and so on, thus upping the hemp game of the industry.

Someone Great shows that women are also adept with dealing with cannabis on screen. More than this, the film depicts a sense of rawness and relatability that allows viewers to see for themselves that weed does not have to be shunned. Give it a go and see just how eye-opening this movie can be.

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Is Hemp Flower A Good Way To Get CBD?

Stacey Wellington

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Hemp, Where Hemp is Grown

There is an ever-increasing number of ways available to consume CBD with the most popular being CBD Oil. You can buy topical applications, vaporizers, oils, sweets, and hemp flowers. Hemp flower is becoming a popular choice as many people believe it is a natural, unprocessed way to get CBD. In principle, this is correct, but the reality can vary greatly if the proper vetting is not done. Let’s take a look.

What is CBD Hemp Flower?

CBD Hemp flower is the spiked yellow/green flower procured by the hemp plant. When dried, these flowers often referred to as buds. Like other parts of the hemp plant, the flowers contain CBD, and you can smoke it or use it as a food additive.

The Difference between Marijuana and Hemp Flowers

Just as hemp and marijuana plants are very similar in many respects, so are the flowers. As with other marijuana and hemp products, hemp flowers contain CBD and not THC. It is incredibly difficult to tell the flowers apart by appearance alone. The only way to tell them apart with absolute certainty is to have them tested in a lab.

As Hemp and Marijuana flowers are so similar, it is essential to exercise caution if you want to avoid THC. The two flowers do get mixed up, both accidentally and intentionally. A mix up can leave a recreational user without their THC high and a medicinal user feeling slightly different from usual!

Why CBD Hemp Flower Must Be Vetted

Apart from the accidental consumption of THC, there are a few other reasons to study CBD Hemp Flower prior to purchase and consumption.

  • Unknown Contents: Unlike most other CBD products, hemp flower does not always have verifiable information about its origins and how it was processed. As a result, a substantial number of chemicals could remain on the hemp Flower from the growing and production process.
  • Low CBD Concentration: Without testing, it is impossible to know the amount of CBD in the hemp flower and how much you need to consume. Typically hemp flower will be high in CBDA but not necessarily CBD. CBDA is the inactive form of CBD, and your body doesn’t process it in the same way.
  • Freshness: In the same way, it is hard to determine the origins of CBD hemp flower; it is just as difficult to determine the freshness. Other forms of CBD come with expiry dates or best before dates but not Hemp Flower.

Product Quality Guarantee

So, to sum up, if you have a verifiable CBD hemp flower source and know the flower is fresh, consuming it as a food additive should be safe. You will be uncertain of the flower’s CBD levels, but the risk of chemical ingestion will be less. However, if you are buying CBD Hemp Flower and cannot verify the origin, it would be better to consider an alternative form of CBD. Vaporizers, Tinctures, Isolates, and edibles are all safer alternatives that will deliver a known amount of CBD from a verifiable source.

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