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TrimCo Cannabis Trimming: The Machine Advantage

January 19, 2018
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Ask any die-hard, old school grower what they think about machine-trimmed bud, and you're likely to get an unpleasant earful. They'll wax poetic about the myriad advantages of trimming their crop by hand, and probably sprinkle in some colorful language surrounding the advent of automated trimming machines. But are cannabis trimming machines really the mangling monsters that many make them out to be? The short answer is no; and here's why.  

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Essential Tools for Growing Marijuana

January 1, 2018
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Have you ever wanted to grow marijuana, but you didn't know where to start? Or perhaps you tried growing marijuana in the past, but it didn't meet your initial expectations. Or maybe you're a beginner, and you'd like to find out which tools and resources you need before growing marijuana. Read on to learn about the essential tools and resources you'll need ahead of time before growing marijuana. 

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Anatomy of the Marijuana Flower and Plant

December 31, 2017
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When you think of marijuana, what image comes to mind? Perhaps you envision the iconic marijuana leaf that nearly everyone has seen before. Or, perhaps you envision the full marijuana plant that's grown in a field or within a grow room. Or you might envision something entirely different; the plant is viewed differently by each individual. Regardless, the marijuana plant is more intricate than one may think, especially because of its many parts, which all play a significant role. Read on to learn more about marijuana and the complex anatomy of this plant. 

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Growing Marijuana in a Closet

December 24, 2017
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When growing marijuana, you can choose from many different locations. You can grow cannabis indoors or outdoors, inside a basement, in a backyard, or even inside a closet. However, there are essential steps you must take so that your plants can provide you with the best possible harvestIn many U.S. states, if you have a medical marijuana card, you can legally grow marijuana in the privacy of your own home/yard. However, if you don't have a medical marijuana card and/or if growing marijuana is illegal where you live, remember that you're taking a risk since marijuana is a Schedule I illegal substance in the U.S. Despite the federal classification of marijuana, if you'd like to grow it in your closet, continue reading to find out what essentials you need to successfully complete your grow.  

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The Emerald Cup: 2017 Winners

December 23, 2017

The Emerald Cup LogoNowadays, there are all sorts of marijuana-themed events, festivals, and trade shows to attend, whether you're a cannabis enthusiast, entrepreneur, grower, retail dispensary owner, or passionate individual interested in learning more about this industry. If this sounds like something you're interested in, consider attending The Emerald Cup, or what Rolling Stone calls “the Academy Awards of the cannabis industry.” 

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Green Energy: The Electric Cost of Growing Marijuana

December 17, 2017
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Washington state produces a lot of weed. Since voters opted to legalize recreational cannabis in 2012, more growers than ever are producing high-quality marijuana with cutting-edge technology and equipment. While most of the attention has been focused on the products themselves, the spotlight is now turned to the amount of energy necessary for growing marijuana. 

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The Different Kinds of Cannabis Trichomes

December 1, 2017
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Cannabis enthusiasts love the sticky crystals on their bud, but very few actually know the true power of trichomes. The frosty coating on cannabis, known as trichomes, serves many purposes, including preserving the plant from excessive sunlight and predators while also producing the cannabinoids that are responsible for getting you high. Trichomes are certainly not unique to the cannabis plant, and they can serve different functions depending on the plant. Some carnivorous plants even use trichomes to capture prey. 

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Marijuana Seeds: Why Are They There, and Should You Smoke Them?

November 24, 2017
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At some point in your marijuana consumption journey, you may have purchased bud off the black market or from a street dealer who you may or may not have personally known. In those instances, it's common for the marijuana nugs to contain seeds, which aren't necessarily harmful, but they're not the most medically beneficial either. Find out why seeds could be in your marijuana nugs and the effect it could have on you.  

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Growing Weed: The Stages of Cannabis Growth

November 22, 2017
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Similar to growing tomatoes, spinach, turnips, and flowers, growing weed is a complex process that requires patience, time, dedication, essential nutrients, and plentiful resources. A combination of all of these elements is key when growing weed because nature can throw you some unexpected curveballs, and this is where patience and dedication come into play. Growing weed is not for everyone, but if you feel like you're up for the task, or if you're interested in the process, read on to learn more about the plant's growing stages and details about its growth cycle. 

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Your Ultimate Guide for Properly Drying Cannabis (and Curing It, Too!)

November 15, 2017
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You've figured out how to grow your own marijuana plants, you followed some best practices, and now it's time to harvest. You roll up your sleeves, take a deep breath... and realize you're not totally sure what to do. Do you just pick a bud off and pop it into your favorite bowl? While that may be tempting, you'll need to invest a little more effort and dry your buds before you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. Drying cannabis is an integral step in the harvesting process and is the first stage of the curing process. After you've harvested your bud, drying it out helps it to smell better, reduces harshness when you smoke it, brings out its best flavor, and enhances the potency of the strain's effects.  

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