Its summer baby! An awesome time that brings superb weather for growing outdoor medical cannabis. On the other side, it also means scorching summer heat that can stress plants, ruin crops and cripple the medical marijuana grower themselves. It’s like; Marijuana loves sunlight, but anything excessive can be hazardous too.
Even though you’re outdoor medical marijuana plants are frequently acclimated to high temperatures, there has been an increase in the number of higher temperature days in almost all climate zones, and growers need to be on there toes.
You can protect your medical marijuana plant from the excessive heat just by following these steps:
- Shade Your Medical Marijuana Plants from the Sun
- The Best Time for Watering Your Marijuana Plants
- Remember To Hydrate Yourself As Well
Check Out the complete details on protecting your medical marijuana plant here: http://bigbudsmag.com/grow/how/article/heat-growing-medical-marijuana-hot-summer-weather-june-2012
Big Buds contributor and medical marijuana star Remo the Urban Grower scored a win at the third annual “Treating Yourself Expo” this past weekend in Toronto. The Canadian med grower and Advanced Nutrients spokesperson took home a cup for “Best Personal Grower” for his Blue Cheese strain.
Check out this clip of Remo at the 2010 TY event, and enjoy more Urban Grower clips here: http://bigbudsmag.com/lifestyle/article/urban-grower-wins-best-private-grower-treating-yourself-toronto-may-2012
Marijuana plant is normally grown as an annual plant, completing its life cycle within one year. A seed that you will plant in the spring grow strong through the summer and flower in the fall by producing seeds. The annual phase starts all over again with new seeds. A marijuana cannabis plant usually grows in six main stages that include seed germination, seedling, vegetative growth, pre-flowering, mother plant, and cloning.
In this initial stage, moisture, heat, and air activate plant hormones within the outer coating of the seeds. This is the stage where your seed’s embryo cracks open and produce a root that fixes itself into the soil. It takes around 12 hours to 14 days for seeds to complete the process of germination.
During second stage of growing, the seed grows stem and few leaves appear. As the seedling grows, more and more leaves are produced and push upward along with the stem. Seedlings need 16 to 18 hours of proper light to maintain strong healthy growth.
Cannabis vegetative growth:
This is the period of maximum growth for medical marijuana. You need to take special care of your plant at this stage as it produces new leaves along the stem. You need to maintain this stage by providing 16 to 24 hours light per day. The vegetative stage is usually completed in one to five months. As your medical marijuana plants get bigger they will start branching off into several leaf branches.
This is a dormant period of one to two weeks during which the plant slows down its growth considerably. During this stage of growth, your plant will start showing a calyx at the point where branches meet the stem or nodes.
Marijuana plants are normally either all male or female. You need to give 18 to 24 hours of light to the female plants daily so that they can flourish in a proper way. This stage needs four to sixteen weeks to complete. Towards the end of the flowering stage the pistils will change their color indicating that your marijuana plants are ready for harvesting.
Growers cut tips of the branch in the mother plants and root them to form clones. Cannabis clones take ten to twenty days to grow a healthy root system. It can take anywhere between 10 to 36 weeks for a medical marijuana plant to grow to maturity.
Marijuana Cannabis is one of the most effortlessly obtainable drugs these days. Native from the hemp plant, the bud is the most common. Since it is abundant it is low-priced and a drug that many teenagers try-out. It has been recorded that the use of marijuana cannabis by both youth and adults is very high in society as per recent researchers.
There are cases that prove the use of medical marijuana can change the chemical balance of the brain. That is why it is dangerous to use it. Many believe it is also a road to using harsher drugs later in life. Eventually, a user will find that the marijuana isn’t offering them the high it used to. That is when they move on to more addictive types of drugs.
Most of the time marijuana is rolled into what is referred to as a joint. It is smoked in that form; very similar to how someone would smoke a cigarette. It is also possible to place marijuana into a pipe and to smoke it that way. The odour from the use of marijuana in this format can be very strong. That makes it harder to hide the use of it from others around you.
That is why some people use marijuana in food. They bake it into dessert items and even dinner dishes and consume it. There is also the use of marijuana to make various types of tea. The quality of marijuana can vary significantly so the amount of it that someone will use and the high they get from it will vary. Users of marijuana have to be very careful about what they get.
This is also a type of drug that is often imitated. The sale of it is to scam users because what they get looks just like real marijuana. However, it turns out to be nothing more than various types of herbs that are commonly used for cooking. Since buying it is usually illegal, the person that has been scammed really has no recourse.
Buying, selling, or possessing marijuana cannabis is illegal in some countries/states. Anyone caught with it could be arrested and go through legal proceedings. There are criminal charges often associated with the sale of marijuana cannabis, especially if the person was found to have sold it to those under the age of 18.
A huge mass in our society feel the use of marijuana is not a big deal. The fact that there are now proven medical benefits of marijuana cannabis that encourage individuals to feel it isn’t a big deal. In fact, many believe that the government should legalize marijuana cannabis and then they can tax it.
Yet, the fact that medical marijuana can have some severe side effects means that people have to look at the benefits from it. When they are suffering from severe pain, the benefits can be more than the risks. The argument is never-ending, but the fact is that medical marijuana is believed to be one of the oldest drugs in the world. It has been used in all cultures all round the globe.