Category: Grow Magazine

  • Mythical Myrcene

    Mythical Myrcene

    “I used to feel high, now I just fall asleep.” Terpenes are the talk of Cannabis Town and myrcene crosses our lips more than most. Symbolic of the many questions surrounding modern sinsemilla, myrcene is both in your face, yet elusive, blamed for couch lock while touted as an effective sleep aid, plays a key…

  • Complex Caryophyllene

    Complex Caryophyllene

    “Back in the day, good weed was spicy, now it’s so sweet!” Myrcene is a single terpene with unique characteristics that expand its single molecule complexity. While myrcene is the most common monoterpene found in cannabis, many of the most widely occurring sesquiterpenes are caryophyllenes, a family of structurally and biosynthetically related compounds that often…

  • Harvest 101

    Harvest 101

    So you have decided that you want to try your hand at Cannabis cultivation? While many will say just plant and add water, which will produce something, there are methods and skills you can use to ensure better chances at high-quality flowers. Growing cannabis correctly is a fairly time consuming labor of love. With all…

  • Starting From Seed

    Starting From Seed

    While planting rooted cuttings is a common way to propagate cannabis plants, the time honored tradition of starting with seeds is still the choice of many. Advantages to starting Cannabis plants from seeds include having a taproot, possibility of male plants for making more seeds, variety, ease of transport, and storage. Proving Cannabis seeds contain…

  • White Caps

    White Caps

    In 2017, after two years of construction and $4.5 million, CannaLife Solutions finished one of the most technologically advanced indoor production facilities. It is a grower’s dream and I landed the job in July 2017, when I was brought on board as head grower and general manager. The facility, with its 19 independently controllable and…

  • The Aliens Came Down …

    The Aliens Came Down …

    The aliens have reclaimed a legend in the cannabis community. If you were ever on the old forums back in the day — like ICMag or Overgrow — you most likely came across BushyOldGrower, aka BOG. Overgrow was an online forum where people could follow you, but instead of “likes,” you would get good and…

  • Terpenes

    Terpenes

    In previous articles, we discussed the landrace origins of traditional marijuana and hashish, the cannabinoids they contained, and their occurrence in modern sinsemilla cultivars. The primarily psychoactive molecule in cannabis has always been THC, and some traditional cannabis also contained some CBD. Modern sinsemilla cultivars are generally higher in THC than in the ’70s, and…

  • When To Say When

    When To Say When

    Trichomes are the hair-like structures found on plants. Stinging nettles have trichomes that inject an irritant when they are brushed. Mint plants have trichomes containing the essential oils that give them their distinctive smell, and sundew plants have sticky trichomes that trap insects. Cannabis also has trichomes containing concentrations of more than a hundred different…

  • A Non-cannabis Source of CBD & THC

    A Non-cannabis Source of CBD & THC

    Scientists have found cannabis compounds inside a plant, called Trema micrantha blume, a shrub which is so widespread across Brazil that it is often considered a weed. Cannabidiol, the compound that we commonly call CBD, has been identified in this common plant. Molecular biologist Rodrigo Moura Neto of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro…

  • Manitoba and Quebec

    Manitoba and Quebec

    The great white North is going green, and we are starting to get a picture of just what cannabis legalization in Canada will look like coast to coast to coast. While there are many issues that are still to be addressed (we won’t be seeing edible products for a while yet), and there are some…