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Petition to Reschedule ‘Marijuana’ to Recognize Medical Benefits in Final Stages

As scientists and researchers from Israel, Brazil, Canada and the US participate in the Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, a...
Seed Madness

Welcome Our Returning Sponsor Seedmadness

Please join us in welcoming back Seedmadness to our team of outstanding Sponsors.Seedmadness features over 1000 strains from 40 worldwide famous Cannabis seed ...
Sierra Natural Science

My Experience Using Sierra Natural Science Spider Mite Spray

First off I gotta thank Sierra Natural Science Inc.. This product (SNS-217™ Spider Mite Control) was provided by one of our newest sponsors. If...

Medical Marijuana Pioneer 420 Magazine Launches New Website on 4/20

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - 420 Magazine is pleased to announce that at 4:20 AM on 4/20/10 we will be launching our...

Medical Pot Lights Up D.C. Debate

Medical Marijuana is coming to the District of Columbia - but still with too many restrictions for some pot advocates.Now that Congress has...

Hemp Facts

* Hemp Fuel: Hemp produces 10 tons of biomass in four months, 4 times the production of corn, which makes it the only legitimate...
Industrial Hemp

Rope and Dope

On a recent day, the grandson of "America's Hemp King" relaxed poolside while reminiscing about his family's "sordid" history in Wisconsin's once-booming hemp industry."I...

Worldwide Marijuana March

The dates on the poster seem confusing. Check with the website to find the date for a march near you. www.worldwidemarijuanamarch.org

Denver 4/20 Rally

Denver 4/20 Rally. Enjoy speakers and musical acts from 10a to 7p at this large annual rally in Civic Center park.

Texas Cannabis Crusade, Austin

With the third annual Texas Cannabis Crusade -- expected to be the largest pro-cannabis rally in state history -- just over a month away,...

Can Black Lights Be Used For Growing?

Black lights will not work for growing cannabis. They do not produce the correct spectrum of light to grow plants. The only lights that...

How Can I Improve The Air Flow In Air Cooled Light Hoods?

How can I improve the air flow in air cooled light hoods? Like many of you, I use Hydrofarm hoods for my lights. I...

Should I Use A Light Mover?

Light movers are mechanical devices that, as the name implies, move an HID in a fixed pattern over a garden. A light mover can...

PAR For Plants, Lumen For People

While the lumens measurement is based on the sensitivity of the human eye to light, PAR Watts objectively measure the total watts of Photosynthetically...

How Do I Build my own Cool Tube?

Configuration This type of fixture is very versatile. There are many different ways it can be configured:*hanging or mounted on a chamber wall *open-ended drawing air...

What Are Light Cycles And How Do I Use Them?

The amount of time your garden should be exposed to lighting depends on what 'cycle' your garden is in. The 'Vegetative Cycle' of your garden...

Can I Use Foil on my Flourescents?

In a shop light type fixture, the bulbs are usually space a few inches apart. This type of reflector creates light "stripes" when used...

Basic Info On Fluorescent Lighting

This is a compilation of basic information on fluorescent lighting that I have gathered over a period of several months. What is a fluorescent light? A...

How Can I Hang an Adjustable Reflector in a Box-Grow?

This if for those who have a small area or box that is made of wood, dry-wall, or other material that can use screw...

What Do All Of Those Lighting Terms Mean?

This glossary will help you understand terms commonly used in the world of lighting. AVERAGE LIFE - The life expectancy of a lamp, based on...

What Are Compact Fluorescents And How Can I Use Them For Growing?

BASIC INFORMATION Compact fluorescents are close relatives of the 4ft tube fluorescents, commonly used in shops and schools for their white, soft light that does...

How Do I Convert a Common Home Security Light into a Remote Ballast Grow...

How do I convert a home security light into a remote ballast grow light?Contributed by: Spliffco, Inc.For some reason growlight manufacturers are completely ignoring...

What is a Suncircle? (Circular Light Mover)

What is a suncircle? Made by American Hydroponics, it is a 360 degree rotating light balancer. It will rotate a single lamp or lamps and...

How Much Will It Cost To Run My Lights?

Here is an explanation to help you figure out your own cost of running your equipment. This assumes $0.12 per KW hour price. (If...

How To Build an Inexpensive Carbon Air Scrubber?

Building a carbon scrubber for de-odorizing stinky grows. The design is such that there is no back pressure on the grow box exhaust fan, and...

How Do I Control Odor With Ozonators?

Ozonators can make the smell of even SMELLY strains like Mikado and Romulan practically unnoticeable, unless resin glands are broken by your movements within...

Why Should I Grow Using Hydroponics?

Pros: Increased plant growth rates and yields with improved aromatics, potency and taste.Cons: Requires close monitoring of ph and ppm levels and total reliance on constant...

Why Should I Grow Using Aeroponics?

Pros Unsurpassed plant growth, resin, potency and yields with incredible aromatics and taste.Cons Requires close monitoring of ph and ppm levels and total reliance on constant...

Why Should I Grow Using Medium Filled Containers?

Pros More cost effective, forgiving and simple for inexperienced, smaller growers to manage.Cons Difficult to ascertain and maintain consistent and optimum moisture, nutrient and ph levels.Author:...

Hydro vs. Organic

I have to respectfully disagree that hydroponics will yield higher than organics. There is a difference between growth rate and the yield. Because something...

How Do I Rig An Electric Float Switch Reservoir Controller?

OVERVIEW:An electric float switch is an alternative to float valves and controller buckets (for which there already exists a GROWFAQ entry for External Reservoir...

Lighting Coverage Primer (Jackerspackle’s)

A very general rule of thumb is that your garden needs 50 watts of HID lighting per square foot of illuminated area. This rule...

Stickydank’s Basic CO2 Method

Items Required: * 10lb. white sugar * 5 gallon clean bucket W/lid * 4 1/2 gallons of water * A piece of toast browned and hard * A table...

Building your own Inline Fan

I used a Comair MX2A4 115cfm A/C fan for this project. I bought it at Grainger (was about $30).· I took a few...

How Do I Install a Duct Fan to Operate Most Efficiently?

Principles of effective ventilationMany growers own fans powerful enough to move air of a city block in Manhattan, but has failed to install it...

How Much Co2 Should I Add?

Co2 Calculations: 1. Measure and multiply: length x width x height of your grow room to calculate the volume of cubic feet2. Generally, the c02...

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