US: Industry survey seeks information on hydroponic food production

Researchers at Michigan State and Iowa State Universities are looking for feedback from hydroponic food growers to help them determine where research is needed to benefit the industry. If you are doing hydroponic food production or thinking about doing this type of production, your input is needed. Controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) production researchers Roberto Lopez and [...]

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NASA Prepares for Life on Mars With Inflatable Hydroponic Greenhouse Chamber

has long been experimenting with sustainable living in space, but the most important question is how to grow crops to sustain human life while away from Earth. Now, NASA scientists and agriculture researchers have designed an inflatable greenhouse prototype that can grow greens deep in space. The 18 by 7-foot greenhouse is not only used [...]

4/20 is Black Friday for marijuana merchants

Marijuana entrepreneurs are capitalizing on 4/20, the annual pothead holiday, as an opportunity to sell even more weed than usual. "This is our industry's Oktoberfest and New Year's Eve all combined into one," said Dr. Stuart Titus, CEO of Medical Marijuana, Inc., a California-based online purveyor of hemp oil who's offering a 4/20 discount [...]

Maximizing Yields Per Area In Hydroponics

Since the 1940's hydroponics - used to talk about a broad variety of soilless growing methods - have promised to deliver better plant yields than soil culture with less water usage and higher fertilizer efficiency. However there are many different types of soilless cultures that vary in their initial cost, media used, irrigation method used [...]

10 Reasons Why it Pays to Grow Pot with Hydroponics

Tens of millions of US citizens recently found themselves waking up one morning with the full legal right to grow cannabis at home. Suffice to say, for those not fortunate enough to reside in such areas, it all sounds like some kind of fantasy that’s far too good to be true. But true it very [...]

New federal bill would reschedule marijuana as Schedule III

The latest marijuana-centric bill before Congress would place cannabis as a Schedule III substance, a classification shared by Tylenol with codeine, ketamine and dronabinol. Two Florida congressmen, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and Democratic Rep. Darren Soto, introduced legislation Thursday that would transfer marijuana to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act from its current standing [...]

TSA’s Policy On Marijuana

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY DUKE LONDON (MARIJUANA.COM) ON APRIL 5TH, 2017 AT 1:49 PM | UPDATED: APRIL 5TH, 2017 AT 2:08 PM If you missed the news on TSA’s major changes, read all about them here. In short, the TSA updated their site on Tuesday, replacing a “Prohibited Items” page with a “What Can I Bring?” one. An [...]

The way people buy legal marijuana will change in 2019 — here’s what to expect…

Legal weed in North America is expected to reach $22.6 billion in revenue in 2021. But many won't be spending their money on marijuana the way they do today. Recreational cannabis spending is expected to outpace medical marijuana sales for the first time in 2019, according to a comprehensive new report from Arcview Market Research. It means [...]

Marijuana Treated Like Alcohol? Legislation Filed In Senate and House

Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. In addition to removing marijuana from the United States Controlled Substances Act, this legislation also removes enforcement [...]