IMGS podcast Ep. 143: Vincent Bitetti from Green Goddess Supply.

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Show Notes: Welcome to Ep. 143.  Later I’ll talk with Vincent Bitetti from GreenGoddess Supply.    

Strain of the Week: Miracle Alien Cookies (MAC) – is a cross of Alien Cookies with Starfighter and Columbian. MAC was great for me, a good daytime smoke.  It kept me focused and energized.  It has a nice citrus, wet soil, rosey, light powdered sugar aroma and taste.  This also gave me munchies hard.    

Report from the cannabis front line: 

Veterens https://www.marijuanamoment.net/veterans-groups-want-marijuana-and-psychedelics-access-through-va-they-tell-congress/ 

Pot seizures are down https://norml.org/blog/2021/03/03/dea-marijuana-seizures-at-southern-border-have-fallen-significantly-following-passage-of-statewide-legalization-laws/  

Conversations with:  Vincent Bitetti is the CCO of Green Goddess Supply and the inventor of the Armoire grow system. Go to https://www.greengoddesssupply.com/    

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Knowing is half the battle when it comes to fighting Earwigs in our gardens.

By Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Earwigs 

Easily recognizable pests in the garden and active at night, earwigs hide in tight, dark, moist places during the day. True omnivores, they actually are important predators of aphids, insect eggs, but will eat almost all parts of flowering plants, especially soft tissue, like newly forming buds in cannabis.  

Identification 

The adult body is about 3/4 inch long and reddish brown.  

Most species have wings under short, hard wing covers, but they seldom fly.  

Two appendages that resemble forceps at the tail end of body are used for defense, mating, and capturing prey. 

Life Cycle 

Females lay masses of eggs shallow in the soil during fall and winter.  

Generally there is one generation a year, but females produce two broods. 

Monitoring 

Soft tissue damage looks similar to snail damage – Look for the presence of slime trails to distinguish between the two. 

To confirm that earwigs are causing the damage, go out at night with a flashlight. 

Leaves will appear jagged and full of holes when it is earwig damage.  

Plants will become ragged overnight, and some leaves will only be partially eaten.  

A scattering of black excrement will often be present, also. 

Damage often occurs after rainy weather, which forces earwigs to seek dry shelter and climb up into plants and leaves. 

Cultural Practices 

Reduce hiding places: loose clods of soil, boards, or dense growth of vines or weeds. 

Manage irrigation/watering to reduce surface moisture (not a problem in dry areas, earwigs need moisture & shade). 

Homemade oil traps: Tuna or cat food cans buried to soil surface: Add 1” oil and a drop of Fish oil or tuna oil 

Equal parts soy sauce and olive or vegetable oil, put it in a small plastic container, and secure the lid. Punch holes around the top of the container, near the lid. Bury container in the soil just up to the holes.  

Homemade harborage: rolled up newspaper, bamboo/arundo grass sections/ hose sections. Dump into soapy water 

Dust with Diatomaceous Earth: these jagged particles cut the insects and expose to desiccation & disease. It will need to be reapplied as it gets wet. 

Double sided tape or sticky pest barrier around pots to prevent movement into plants. 

Apply Petroleum jelly around the stems of plants, or around a protective cup; earwigs won’t crawl over it 

Alcohol acts as a surfactant, or wetting agent, it penetrates insects’ waxy exoskeleton and kills on contact. Isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) works fine, but make sure it doesn’t have additives.  

Ethanol (grain alcohol) seems to work best. Comes in 70% strength or 95% strength   

DIY insecticidal sprays: Mix equal parts 70% alcohol and water  

  Mix 95% alcohol: 1 part alcohol to 1 ½ parts water 

Avoid using pesticides: Carbamates (carbaryl). These materials are highly toxic to natural enemies and pollinators. 

Bio-Control: none 

Summary of Strategies 

Reduce habitat and manage irrigation 

Oil Traps – emptied and refilled regularly 

Newsprint Harborage Traps – emptied in the mornings 

DE dusted around plants 

Petroleum jelly barriers/glues to prevent them from reaching plants 

Alcohol Sprays 

Fighting off the Leafhopper in your garden.

by Rincon-Vitovo Insectary

Leafhoppers 

Leafhoppers feed on leaves and stems with piercing sucking mouthparts that extract a bit of fluid from the plant. Most have insignificant effects. A few species cause small, light flecking/stippling injury may occur at the feeding site. Black sooty mold is a secondary outbreak from their honeydew. Although some leafhoppers transmit plant pathogens that cause diseases of crops none of these leafhopper-vectored plant diseases are presently known to affect hemp.  

Identification 

Leafhopper adults are slender, wedge-shaped, and less than or about equal to 1/4-inch long.  They have varying colors; some species are brightly colored, while others blend with their host plant.  Leafhoppers are quite active; they crawl rapidly sideways or readily jump when disturbed.  Sometimes leafhoppers can be confused with aphids or lygus bugs: Lygus can be identified by their red-tipped antennae.  Aphids can be distinguished by two “tailpipe” structures (cornicles) protruding from their hind end.  1 or more long rows of spines on the hind legs distinguish leafhoppers from most other insects they may resemble. 

Life Cycle 

Females insert tiny eggs in tender plant tissue, causing pimple-like injuries.  Leafhoppers overwinter as eggs on twigs or as adults in protected places such as bark crevices.  In cold-winter climates, leafhoppers may die during winter and in spring migrate back in from warmer regions.  Egg to adult is approximately 3 weeks. Several overlapping generations may occur during the growing season. 

Monitoring 

Leafhoppers are often more present in dry weather, looking for moisture from plants.  Look for adults, nymphs, and their pale cast skins on the underside of leaves.  Black spots of excrement and cast skins may be present on leaves and/or fruit.  Damage shows as pale or brown stippling. Shoots may curl and die. Some leafhoppers cause diamond-shape yellowing from the leaf tip.  A few species secrete honeydew, which often leads to black sooty mold growth.  If honeydew/sooty mold is present, be diligent watching for ants. 

Cultural Practices 

Low risk materials applied to infested foliage reduces numbers of nymphs – thorough coverage of undersides is critical. Insecticidal soap: fatty acid salts weaken the cuticle (exoskeleton), and won’t leave a harmful residue.  To help the soap penetrate the insects’ outer shell, mix 1 Tbs of isopropyl alcohol to 1 Qt of the spray.  Dust with Diatomaceous Earth: these jagged particles cut the insects and expose to desiccation & disease. It will need to be reapplied as it gets wet.  Narrow-range oils: smother pests by coating their spiracles (breathing holes)  

Bordeaux mixture (copper sulfate & slaked lime = fungicide) can repel adults and act as antifeedant. 

Neem oil – not for flowering plants (will leave smell/taste on buds) Neem Oil (Azadirachtin): mimics IGRs: primarily kills immature insects (they fail to complete molts). It also acts as an antifeedant & repellant. Neem is less effective on aphids & some grasshoppers. Neem also breaks down in water – don’t mix more than needed. It persists 4-8 days as foliar spray, and weeks if drenched. Neem does not harm foraging bees. 

Habitat enhancement: strip of alfalfa, corn, pea provide nutrition  

Avoid using pesticides: Neonicotinoids (imidacloprid), Organophosphates (acephate), Carbamates, (carbaryl). These materials are highly toxic to natural enemies and pollinators. 

Bio-Control 

Beauveria bassiana (for aphids, thrips, WF) 

68-86 °F >92% RH 

An entomopathogenic fungus wide host range, including soft-bodied beneficials 

Best for sap-sucking & chewing insects 

Spores germinte on insects – kill in 2-10 days 

Some strains have 3-7 day residual activity 

Weekly applications can prevent insect population explosions  

Application Rates: Application Rates may vary among different commercial products. Read labels carefully. 

½ to 2 qt per 100 gallons for liquid emulsion suspension products 

½ to 2 lbs per 100 gallons for wettable powder products 

Weekly applications can prevent insect population explosions  

Metarhizium anisopliae  

Fungal pathogen penetrates skin, enters spiracles 

Infected insects stop feeding and die in 4-10 days 

Works best against sap-sucking insects, like whiteflies and aphids (other strains for thrips, beetles) 

Best in high humidity and moderate temps: 75-82°F 

Application Rates: Application Rates may vary among different commercial products. Read labels carefully. 

40-80 oz per 100 gallons of water as a drench 

8–64 oz per 1 acre as a foliar spray 

Generalist Predators:  

Hippodamia convergens  

Ladybugs – will feed on eggs and immature stages both as adults and larvae.  

Often leave after released 

Application Rates: 1 beetle per sq ft.  

Reapply if necessary 

Chrysoperla rufilabris 

Green Lacewing – generalist 

Wingless predator for 2-3 weeks 

Will focus on eggs and immature stages, but can catch adults 

Application Rates: 1,000 eggs per 2,500 sq ft or 5,000-10,000 per acre 

Eggs on Cards: hang 1-2 units/bush, 1-5 units tree 

Pre-hatched Larvae: 20/bush, 100/tree 

Reapply every two weeks to suppress populations, monthly for maintenance 

Summary of Strategies 

Dust with DE/kaolin clay preventively 

Plant habitat to attract native beneficials (Like Orius) 

Ant Control 

Low risk “soft pesticides:” Insecticidal soap, Neem/Hort oil 

Beauveria bassiana 

Metarhizium 

Augment with beneficials: Green lacewing and Ladybugs 

IMGS Ep. 141: White Labeling cannabis and hemp products Pt. 1

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Show Notes:  Welcome to ep 141. “Cannabis by The Sea” magazine is our newest sponsor, find them at https://www.cbtsmagazine.com/.   White labeling cannabis products with the help of Rodney Medina.  

Strain of the Week: Legend OG – is a cross OG Kush with a mystery strain. This is a mellow, sleepy indica, it is not a middle of the day weed unless you’re about to go down for a nap.  It has a nice flowery, over ripe fruit smell and taste.  

Report from the cannabis front line: 

No Unions https://mjbizdaily.com/nlrb-rules-marijuana-trimmers-grow-room-employees-cant-unionize/?mc_cid=0070cb3e3a&mc_eid=cdb017092f&cn-reloaded=1 

Idaho isn’t playing https://www.marijuanamoment.net/idaho-senate-passes-measure-to-block-marijuana-legalization-even-if-voters-approve-it-on-the-ballot/ 

South Dakota https://hightimes.com/news/south-dakota/south-dakota-judge-nullifies-cannabis-legalization-initiative/ 

Conversations with:  White Labling.  A white-labeled product is something produced by one company and then sold under a brand name by somebody else.

SKU # A stock-keeping unit (SKU) is a scannable bar code, most often seen printed on product labels in a retail store. The label allows vendors to automatically track the movement of inventory. 

The most inexpensive way to start in the industry.

The manufacturer can be as involved in your final product as you want or can afford.

Hemp products can be sold nationwide Vs. Cannabis products can only be sold in their state of origin.  

Custom blends Vs. ready to use products

Do you need a compliance officer? 

I will talk to a compliance officer, a manufacturer and a distributor in upcoming episodes.  

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Controlling Grasshoppers in our gardens

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Grasshoppers

Most grasshoppers are general feeders, but they prefer young green plants and some annual flowers. Chewing mouthparts make large, round, smooth holes in leaves. Heavy infestations can strip plants to stalks. During major outbreaks they feed on almost any green plant, and damage may occur over a considerably longer period.

Identification

Hind legs, have greatly enlarged femurs, are well adapted for jumping. 

Antennae are relatively short versus crickets and katydids, which have long antennae. 

Most are winged and are good fliers, although a few species are flightless.

Life Cycle

In late summer and in fall, adult females deposit eggs in soil in undisturbed areas: grassy foothills, ditch banks, etc. 

Eggs hatch in spring, and young nymphs begin to feed on nearby plants. 

Usually grasshoppers have only one generation a year. Adults can live two to three months.

Adults die out when food becomes scarce or when weather becomes too cold. 

Monitoring Excerpt from Manitoba Hemp: 

The probability of grasshopper pests is higher when production occurs near pasture or hay land. 

Grasshoppers can move into the field in the spring if conditions are favorable for an early hatch. 

Late season infestations can result in damaged seed heads and possibly reduced production.  

Economic thresholds are unknown at this time.

Cultural Practices

When numbers are low, they can be handpicked and squashed. 

Cones, screened boxes, floating row covers, and other covers provide some protection (Grasshoppers can eat through cloth or plastic row covers, try using metal window screening). 

Chickens and guinea hens are excellent predators but can cause damage to some plants.

Set up bird houses, baths, and feeders, to attract predators. 

Use companion plants to repel grasshoppers: cilantro, calendula (pot marigold), sweet clover, and horehound 

Keep a trap border of tall grass or lush green plants around the perimeter of the garden to divert insects 

Don’t mow this trap crop or let it dry out, or the grasshoppers will go straight into the garden

Use jar traps: sink glass jars into soil and fill half way with molasses mixture: 1 part molasses to 10 parts water.

Dust the leaves with thin layer of all purpose flour, which can cause starvation by gumming up their mouths.

Dust with Diatomaceous Earth: these jagged particles cut the insects and expose to desiccation & disease. It will need to be reapplied as it gets wet.

Neem oil – not for flowering plants (will leave smell/taste on buds)

Neem Oil (Azadirachtin): mimics IGRs: primarily kills immature insects (they fail to complete molts). It also acts as an antifeedant & repellant. Neem is less effective on aphids & some grasshoppers. Neem also breaks down in water – don’t mix more than needed. It persists 4-8 days as foliar spray, and weeks if drenched. Neem does not harm foraging bees.

Garlic Barrier spray: excellent repellent. Mix 2 oz Garlic Barrier, 1 Qt Fish Emulsion, and 5 Gal Water. Spray. 

Homemade garlic spray, blend two bulbs of garlic with 10 cups of water and heat up the mixture until it starts to boil. Let the mixture sit overnight. To use, fill a spray bottle with one part garlic solution and three parts water.

Garlic Spray: garlic odor diminishes in about 30 minutes as the plants absorb it. Garlic Barrier travels through the plant systemically, protecting roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruit. 

Does not change the taste or smell for human, insects can’t stand the natural sulfurs absorbed from the garlic

Grasshoppers

Avoid using pesticides: Carbamates (carbaryl), Pyrethroids (bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, fluvalinate, and permethrin). These materials are highly toxic to natural enemies and pollinators.

Bio-Control

Nosema locustae baits containing the protozoan kill nymphs of migrating grasshopper nymphs early in the season. 

Nosema baits are slow-acting and not intended for stopping sudden outbreaks.

Application Rates: Application Rates may vary among different commercial products. Read labels carefully.

25 bran flakes per sq ft

Beauveria bassiana (for aphids, thrips, WF)

68-86 °F    >92% RH

An entomopathogenic fungus wide host range, including soft-bodied beneficials

Best for sap-sucking & chewing insects

Spores germinte on insects – kill in 2-10 days

Some strains have 3-7 day residual activity

Weekly applications can prevent insect population explosions 

Application Rates: Application Rates may vary among different commercial products. Read labels carefully.

½ to 2 qt per 100 gallons for liquid emulsion suspension products

½ to 2 lbs per 100 gallons for wettable powder products

Weekly applications can prevent insect population explosions 

Summary of Strategies

Hand picking

Row Covers

Trap grasses 

Companion plants to repel

Garlic Sprays to repel 

Flour dusting

Molasses bait traps

Nosema bait early

Beauveria bassiana early

How to control Fungus Gnats in your garden.

by Rincon-Vitova Insectary

Fungus Gnats 

Fungus gnats are common pest of indoor plants in wet environments where algae and fungus grow. Infested plants lose vigor, color, and pesky flies are seen emerging from the soil, especially during watering. Larval stage feeds on tender roots/root hairs and often transmits the soil-borne fungi which cause root rots: Pythium spp., and Fusarium spp, Phytopthera spp. 

Identification 

Fungus gnats are often confused with shore flies, but can be distinguished by their long, beadlike antennae, their long legs, and their wings which have a prominent “Y”-shaped vein. 

Fungus gnats are poor flyers, and tend to run along the soil surface when disturbed. 

Larvae are maggots, which have no legs, but a distinctive black head capsule. 

Life Cycle 

The life cycle of fungus gnats may extend over five weeks.  

Eggs are laid near the soil surface (females can lay 100-200 eggs) and hatch in 4-6 days.  

Larvae feed 2-3 wks on decaying plant material, algae, soil fungi (fine roots /root hairs &tender lower stems)  

Monitoring 

Yellow sticky card placed at plant and soil levels are used to monitor flying adults.  

Horizontal placement of cards just above soil surface is more effective than vertical placement above canopy 

Replace cards every 3-4 weeks, particularly in warm weather. 

Approx one sticky trap per 500 sq ft 

Increase density of traps in propagation areas to trap out adults 

If trap counts > 20 gnats/trap/week, or are increasing, do not rely on preventive bio-control agents 

Cultural Practices 

Quarantine incoming plants to inspect for fungus gnat populations. 

Sterilize soil.  

Improve drainage and water management to eliminate wet spots. 

Cover floors with ground-cover fabric to eliminate breeding sites. 

Treat soil with hydrated lime; (1.5 lb./gal), applied to soil surface as a slurry. 1 month residual. 

Copper sulfate can be applied to soil at a rate of 1 lb per gallon. 3 month residual. 

Use eggplant as a trap crop. 

Plant cover crops to control dust. 

Avoid using pesticides: Pyrethroids: (bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, fluvalinate, and permethrin). These materials are highly toxic to natural enemies and pollinators. 

Biological Control 

Bacillus thurengiensis israelensis: Applied through the watering system, spores of this bacterium are ingested and kill the larval stages of fungus gnats. There is little residue in the soil. B.t.i is effective in lowering high populations of fungus gnats, and should also be compatible with subsequent applications of Stratiolaelaps to maintain low population levels. 

Gnatrol is a Biological Insecticide for fungus gnat larva control (only larva: time applications correctly). 

OMRI-listed 

Apply with adequate water as a soil drench  

Application Rates: Application rates may vary among different commercial products. Read labels carefully. 

Light Infestations: 3.2 to 6.4 oz/100 gallons 

Heavy infestations: 13 to 26 oz/100 gallons 

When all life stages are present, make weekly applications for 3 weeks at the “heavy” rate. 

Fungus Gnats 

Stratiolaelaps scimitus 

These mites reproduce rapidly and move well across the soil, feeding on larval stages of fungus gnats.  

Stratiolaelaps keep fungus gnat levels low, (below 10/trap/week). 

These mites are not effective to reduce or eliminate high populations. 

They also provide supplemental control for thrips (in the pupal stage) as well as springtails. 

The mites adapt well to the various growth media, but do not survive freezing or flooding conditions.  

Application Rates:  

1 liter of 25,000 mites per 1,000 sq ft, applying approximately 1-2 tablespoons to each pot surface/rockwool cube 

DO NOT mix into soil/media. 

Reapply in 2-3 weeks 

Steinernema feltiae:  

Beneficial nematodes actively seek out insect hosts and destroy larval stages of insects by entering the insect and releasing bacteria which kill the insect. The bacteria break down the insect for the nematode. 

They can be applied to the soil through conventional sprayers or through the irrigation system.  

Steinernema feltiae nematodes are effective at lowering high populations, can be used therapeutically before introducing Stratiolaelaps mites.  

The nematodes have no difficulty in moving through rockwool or soil growing media. 

Application Rates: Application rates may vary depending on the producer. 

1 million per 50 sq ft. or 1 billion per acre will gain suppression in 3-4 weeks. 

Halve the application rate for suppression in twice as long; 6-8 weeks. 

Persistent infestations may require repeated applications (3 applications: 1.0 billion nematodes/acre, 7-10 days apart). 

Summary of Strategies 

Quarantine new plants 

Sterilize soils 

Eliminate wet spots 

Yellow sticky cards  

Beware of root rot problems  

Hydrated lime  

Bacillus thurengiensis israelensis

Apply Stratiolaelaps as preventive treatment. 

Apply Nematodes to reduce high populations. 

IMGS 138: Iron Deficiency

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Show Notes:   Welcome to Ep. 138.  Iron deficiency in my plants. I think that tall plants are males. Go to https://101cbd.org/ for your raw CBD products.  Thank to Justin for getting some CBD hemp seeds to grow.

Strain of the Week:  Mothers Milk: Cross of the Nepali OG and Appalachia. The flower looked nice and frosty and felt soft and fresh.  It smelled sweet with a hint of red pepper spice, musky wet dirt and fuel and tasted the same.  It came in at 25% THC but I found the high to be flat, I just expected more of a punch for 25% and it wasn’t there for me.  So next time I will walk on by as the song says.. 

Report from the cannabis front line:   ER visit and substance abuse:https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt32812/DAWN%20Marijuana%20Profile.pdf   So I finished reading a  book called Tell Your Children: 

How high are you: https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/two-men-remembered-to-return-their-rental-car-but-forgot-their-cache-of-drugs

Super weed in UK https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/super-weed-flooding-uk-drinkers-23330973

Injecting mushrooms https://www.livescience.com/magic-mushroom-injection-case-report.html 

Conversations with: Cannabis as medicine:

Decriminalization vs. Legalization: Another opinion

Book: Tell your Children  

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Where shall we dine by Letter Box

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IMGS #137: One down 51 to go.

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Show Notes:   welcome to Ep. 137.  So my old computer ate the audio version of last week’s show.  Luckily I found a way to edit it on my phone using Adobe Premiere Rush that came with my Creative Cloud.  It came out ok, not bad for a phone app and my first time using it.  I will go back and re-edit that episode when the new laptop comes in.  I bought a new laptop for the show, a huge thank you to all of you who were able to contribute financially to make that happen.  Since the new laptop doesn’t come in for a few more days which means this episode will also be edited on my phone.

Strain of the Week:  Watermelon Gelato: cross of Watermelon Zkittlez x Gelato 45.  The flower had a fruity, earthy smell and taste with a hint of fuel at the very end of the exhale.  It was a bit of a sativa leaning with a 23%THC, but it didn’t make me anxious and I found it easy to get computer work done.      

Social Media: 

Report from the cannabis front line: 

Montana, South Dakota stall cannabis https://www.marijuanamoment.net/montana-lawmakers-reject-funding-to-implement-voter-approved-marijuana-legalization-program/

New Mexico prison weed https://www.marijuanamoment.net/incarcerated-patients-have-a-right-to-use-medical-marijuana-new-mexico-judge-rules/

NFL player and cannabishttps://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/police-order-nfl-player-rashard-higgins-to-stomp-on-his-weed-kick-it-down-a-sewer

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IMGS #136: My last Canna-Butter for 2020

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Show Notes:   Welcome to 2021, this is Ep. 136. I hope Christmas and New Years went well for everyone.  We’ve been through a lot this crazy year.  We saw the conversation about cannabis go from “why do we need it”l to essential in an instant. I want to welcome all the new home growers who started growing this crazy year. Virtual Events  Made butter with the Magical butter Machine, and didn’t make a video, small kitchen and too many cooks.  I’ve been putting butter in almost everything I eat or drink lately.  Here’s what I used.

  • 21oz of clarified butter (3 tubs of 7oz each)
  • 1 Tbsp of  Lecithin per cup of butter
  • 7.3g homegrown trim, maybe 15% THC hard to tell and 3.7g of Maui Wowie 19% THC  For a total of 11g of cannabis at about 16% THC and that’s what I based my math on.
  • Decarboxylated it at 250 degrees F for 25min.  I cover my baking sheet with foil, some people do this uncovered.
  • Put butter, Lecithin and flower in the Magical butter Machine and set for 2hrs at 165 degrees F setting.

Now for the math:  The totals are rounded up.  

  • 1g = 1000mg
  • 11g = 11,000mg
  • 11,000 x 16% (THC) = 1,760mg of THC
  • 1,760 divided by 21oz (butter) = 84mg THC per oz of butter or 18mg THC per tsp
  • Each 7oz tub of butter has 586mg THC more or less.

Strain of the Week:  Strawberry Banana aka Strawnana – Banana Kush and the “Strawberry” phenotype of Bubble Gum, This flower had a nice sweet fruity flavor and aroma, I love a fruity bud.  It came in at 22% THC, it was an indica leaning but not too bad.  It was a nice level headspace, didn’t rob my motivation the way some indicas in the 20’s% can.  If I was working it was easy to stay on task, I didn’t get distracted or lose my train of thought.  I did find it too mellow to hang out with friends, if I smoked more than 1 joint at a time it gave me couchlock.   Autumn Brands  

    From Leafly on Phenotype Two things influence the structural formation of any given cannabis plant: genetics and environment. The plant’s genetic makeup, also called a genotype, acts as a blueprint for growth: it allows a spectrum of physical possibilities, but it is up to the environment to induce these characteristics. The physical expression of a genotype is referred to as a phenotype, which is simply defined as the traits that the environment pulls out from the plant’s genetic code

Report from the cannabis front line:

Voters in Arizona (nov 30, 2020), Montana (Jan 1, 2021), New Jersey (Jan 1, 2021) and South Dakota (July 1, 2021) approved measures legalizing recreational marijuana.

Oregon decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of street drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.  I couldn’t find when that goes or went in affect.

Canna-Jerky https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/yukon-government-announces-local-jerky-products-possibly-containing-thc-have-been-voluntarily-recalled  

Drug offence and college https://norml.org/news/2020/12/23/congressional-package-repeals-ban-on-student-aid-to-those-with-past-drug-convictions/ 

More cannabis research every year https://norml.org/news/2020/12/23/record-number-of-scientific-papers-published-in-2020-about-cannabis/

Conversations with:   I want to thank everyone who helps me put the show together. All my friends who give me technical help and keep agreeing to come on the show when I ask them to. My buddy Rodney Medina, Justin Benton from 101CBD, CannaQueen from CannaQueen Genetics, Barbara from SBVende.com, Dr Jake Felice, Christina from Sespe Creek Collective, Patrick Goggin from Hoban Law Group.  Thank you to everyone who’s been on the show.   

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