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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 cannabis 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 1st to June 30th of 2018.
  • The National Basketball Association (NBA) is inching closer to dropping the ban on cannabis, as a former commissioner, David Stern, spoke in favor of players being allowed to use cannabis and met with former NBA player, Al Harrington, to discuss this point.
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Are You Using the Right Cannabis Nutrients in Your Garden?

Along with the right temperature, lighting, humidity, water and soil for your garden, the proper cannabis nutrients are also a must for obtaining maximum plant growth and yield. Cannabis leaves and flowers require a large amount of the right kind of nutrients. For a cannabis 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 13 Essentials, we have already done the time test for you, and this what we’ve found:
  • Cannabis gardens require macronutrients, micronutrients, and even nano-nutrients - one cannot compensate for the other.
  • Macronutrients are used in the largest quantities. However,
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The Importance of Macronutrients & Micronutrients

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:

Phosphorous – transfers plant energy, vital for photosynthesis and stronger root system. Potassium – establishes strong root growth, motivates water uptake and increases Nitrogen – promotes photosynthesis and is responsible for size, growth and vitality of plants. Macronutrients must work with micronutrients to create
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How to Deal with Aphids

For all the work that goes into successfully growing cannabis, one of the worst and most discouraging experiences for a grower is to catch site of an unwanted insect, or see the signs that an insect infestation is currently in place. This goes for all gardens and plants when it really comes down to it.  One of the most commonly found insects in any cannabis garden is aphids. These tiny, pear-shaped insects come in many different colors: green, red, black or white. They can be 1 to 10 millimeters long, but typically are on the smaller end of the spectrum when it comes to growing cannabis. Green is the most common color of aphid in most cannabis gardens.   Aphids love to live on the underside of leaves. They thrive by sucking sap from all parts of a cannabis plant including the leaves, branches and stems. As if this isn’t bad enough, they leave
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