5 Ways To Make The Cannabis Industry More Sustainable

The cannabis industry has exploded, growing an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion in early 2017. This profit gain happened largely as the legal markets expanded, allowing marijuana users in many states to purchase the drug recreationally. But forget the money for a second. With all this production, both […]

Environmental Controls: The Basics

The outside environment can vary widely depending on where your facility is located. However, the internal environment around any activity can have an effect on that activity and any personnel performing the activity, whether that’s storage, manufacturing, testing, office work, etc. These effects can, in turn, affect the product of […]

Four People Arrested For Growing Cannabis In A National Forest

A California court has sentenced four people for growing cannabis in a national forest. They had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, possess and distribute marijuana for sale. Prosecutors filed those charges for their roles in an illegal cannabis cultivation operation in the Sequoia National Forest. Alfredo Cardenas- Suastegui admitted in October 2017 to […]

How to Reduce Mold & Contaminants in Indoor, Greenhouse and Outdoor Grows

Controlling your grow environment doesn’t start when you germinate your first seeds, it starts before you build your grow. There are steps you can take that will have a significant impact on mold growth and contamination, and these will vary based on the grow environment you choose. Below is a […]

Cannabis and the Environment: Navigating the Interplay Between Genetics and Transcriptomics

It is that time of year where the holidays afford us an opportunity for rest, recuperation and introspection. Becoming a new father to a healthy baby girl and having the privilege to make a living as a scientist, fills me with an immeasurable sense of appreciation and indebtedness. I’ve also […]

Total Yeast & Mold Count: What Cultivators & Business Owners Need to Know

Editor’s note: This article should serve as a foundation of knowledge for yeast and mold in cannabis. Beginning in January 2018, we will publish a series of articles focused entirely on yeast and mold, discussing topics such as TYMC testing, preventing yeast and mold in cultivation and treatment methods to […]

How To Select The Best Monitoring System For Your Cannabis Greenhouses

Maintaining an environment that supports cultivation and keeps plants healthy is not an easy task. In cannabis growing, there are a variety of factors that greenhouse managers and personnel must monitor to ensure that their plants are in a healthy environment that fosters growth and development. Temperature, humidity, lighting and […]

Applications for Tissue Culture in Cannabis Growing: Part 3

In the first part of this series, we introduced some relevant terms and principles to tissue culture micropropagation and reviewed Dr. Hope Jones’ background in the science of it. In the second part, we went into the advantages and disadvantages of using mother plants to clone and why tissue culture […]

Is Over-Packaging Making Your Herb Less Green? – High Times

It’s no secret that the environmental legacy of the marijuana industry isn’t very pretty. Prohibition of cannabis and the failed War on Drugs drove cultivation indoors, necessitating energy-hungry artificial lighting to grow a plant that thrives naturally in the sun. Less than scrupulous operators have damaged public lands and poisoned […]