Recap of the Week: Massachusetts’ MMJ upgrades, WA tracking issues & possible Rhode Island expansion

To be or not to be? Great question right? The events of the week of Oct. 21st - 28th played out somewhat like an obstacle course, leaving many canna-business owners with similar soliloquies. First, Massachusetts is making changes, presented as 'improvements', to its medical marijuana program. But are the changes good or bad for all [...]

University of Florida to study medical cannabis as opioid alternative

On the same day that President Donald Trump labeled opioid-related deaths a “national health emergency,” word spread that the University of Florida Health will study the medical benefits of cannabis as a possible alternative to the narcotic. The school’s doctors will also study MMJ’s benefits for HIV patients. The five-year study is being funded by a [...]

How Hydroponics Works

The Science Behind Hydroponic Nutrients Before we can take a look at how hydroponics works, we must first understand how plants themselves work. Generally speaking, plants need very little to grow. They can subsist on a simple blend of water, sunlight, carbon dioxide and mineral nutrients from the soil. Plants are able to transform light [...]

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Recap of the Week: Michigan’s pricey plan, marijuana capital raises jump, PA grower gets thumbs up

The events of the week of Oct. 13th - 20th had its ups and downs. First, what seemed like a promising future for canna businesses in Michigan now appears to be a roadblock to success for the little guy. Second, the level of investment capital in the cannabis industry is at an all time high. [...]

Pro-Tips #2: Ventilation Series ~ Air Cooled Lights: Yay or Nay?

We came across  a series of articles entitled "Pro Tips," (originally posted by General Hydroponics) that offer a great deal of insight into the art of hydroponic growing. So we thought we'd share this wealth of information with those of you who looking to take you hydroponic growing skills to the next level. Enjoy! Today's [...]

10 Vegetables You Can Grow Hydroponically

Soil isn’t needed and the change of seasons won’t hold you back if you grow these crops in a hydroponic garden. Have you ever wanted to enjoy a salad made with home-grown ingredients in the middle of winter? There are numerous vegetables that you can grow any time of year if you grow with hydroponics, [...]

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Pro Tips #1: Ventilation Series ~ The Scoop on Flexible Ducting

We came across  a series of articles entitled "Pro Tips," (originally posted by General Hydroponics) that offer a great deal of insight into the art of hydroponic growing. So we thought we'd share this wealth of information with those of you who looking to take you hydroponic growing skills to the next level. Enjoy! Today's [...]

Looking to Buy or Build a Hydroponic System? Here’s a good place to get started…

The History of Hydroponics The word hydroponics comes from two Greek words, "hydro" meaning water and "ponics" meaning labor. The concept of soil less gardening or hydroponics has been around for thousands of years. The hanging Gardens of Babylon and The Floating Gardens of China are two of the earliest examples of hydroponics. Scientists started [...]

Recap of the Week: California wildfires, Maryland medical cannabis lawsuit & Arkansas CPAs + MMJ

The events of the past week set several precedences for the cannabis industry. First, the importance of insuring farms. The effects of the wild fires in California are yet to be realized. Second, state licensing is still a work in progress. Standing one's ground can result in forward movement in the industry. Lastly, professional boards [...]

More hort suppliers and greenhouse builders at PMA this year

Every year in October, the North American produce industry gathers at the PMA Fresh Summit to network, scout new innovations in packaging and varieties and get updated on the latest topics related to retail, post harvest and other trade related information. Over the last couple of years however,  more and more suppliers of technical machinery, [...]