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What’s New in Recreational Cannabis? An Overview

The latest news regarding recreational cannabis contains a lot of exciting information:
  • Recently, Colorado became the first state to offer drive-thru cannabis services. With marijuana now legalized in 29 states, drive-thru dispensaries are becoming more popular with three states currently adopting this practice that also includes Arizona and Nevada.  
  • On November 16, 2017, three California cannabis licensing authorities, proposed emergency regulations for commercial, medicinal and adult-use cannabis. Licensing and enforcement regulations are included, along with the introduction of a transition period, lasting from January 1Read More

Are You Using the Right Marijuana Nutrients in Your Garden?

Along with the right temperature, lighting, humidity, water and soil for your garden, the proper marijuana nutrients are also a must for obtaining maximum plant growth and yield. Marijuana leaves and flowers require a large amount of the right kind of nutrients. For a marijuana grower, nothing is worse than putting time and effort into a garden only to discover the nutrients were not balanced and were sub-standard.   Whether you live in Colorado, California, Washington or Oregon, how do you know if you are using the right nutrients for your garden? At 13essentials, we have already done the time test for you, and this what we’ve found:
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No-till Soil and Its Effects on Cannabis

Whether you live in California, Colorado, Washington or Oregon, the idea of not having to “till” or “turn over” the soil—as it is often referred to, sounds refreshing. No longer do growers have to suffer the physical and time-related demands soil preparation usually requires. A no-till garden consists of leaving the soil in its place and not replacing it at the end of the season, allowing the soil’s nutrients and moisture to create a self-sustaining environment. The easy effort behind this type of garden is the reason for its increasing popularity. However, what effects does this type of garden have on cannabis plants? From what we can see, the effects are quite positive: Read More

Macronutrients, Micronutrients: Both are Important

Everyone knows water and carbon dioxide are vital to growing cannabis; no plant will ever survive without them. Macronutrients and micronutrients are also crucial, and one cannot compensate for the other. Both are needed. A nutrient’s worth can only be determined by how well a plant can survive without it, which means every nutrient, both macro and micro, are critical to growing healthy and vital cannabis plant. Macronutrients are used in the largest quantities. However, even though micronutrients are used in smaller quantities, they are still necessary to plant growth. Macronutrients include: PhosphorousRead More
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