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Sam N. is a content writer and SEO specialist with a passion for everything cannabis. After working multiple seasons on weed farms absorbing the ins and outs of cannabis cultivation and culture, he decided to transition into a role that would allow him to work from anywhere, anytime. Sam now writes for multiple weed publications. He has extensive experience with a wide range of canna-agriculture styles, from smaller artisanal farms to large-scale commercial operations, and is here to share his knowledge to give you all the best chance of cultivation success!
  1. GG4 strain review – which Gorilla Glue strain is the strongest?
    GG4 strain review – which Gorilla Glue strain is the strongest?
    One of the very first truly new-school "super strains", GG#4 hit shelves all the way back in 2013. Quickly gaining cult-like status first throughout the continental United States, with the rest of the pot-smoking world catching up in no time at all, GG#4 is one of the must-try cultivars for any and all self-respecting cannabis enthusiast. Hailing from the heartland...
  2. A Guide To The Vegetative Stage Of Weed 
    A Guide To The Vegetative Stage Of Weed 
    If you are new to the wonderful world of cannabis cultivation, you might be wondering what the differences between the vegetative and flowering growth stages are. In fact, you might not even be initiated to the idea of the different growth stages whatsoever. Don't stress, no one learned how to grow banging buds overnight, and if you are looking to...
  3. How To ScrOG Cannabis for Bigger Yields
    How To ScrOG Cannabis for Bigger Yields
    Cannabis training techniques come in all shapes and sizes, from simple and straightforward to ridiculously convoluted. ScrOGging is one of the easiest, most productive low stress training methods available, and one of the simplest for budding growers to implement… What Is ScrOG Growing with Cannabis? ScrOG. What a weird word. When I first heard it, years ago, I thought it...
  4. Low-Stress Training (LST) Cannabis Step-By-Step
    Low-Stress Training (LST) Cannabis Step-By-Step
    Low-stress training (LST) techniques are a set of plant training methods that can lead to better hormone distribution throughout the entire plant, which (when performed correctly) can boost the final yield by as much as 25%. Cannabis plant training is a controversial subject throughout the cultivation landscape. Some growers swear by it, while others keep their distance. And while certain...
  5. Why Does Weed Make You Horny?
    Why Does Weed Make You Horny?
    Does smoking a joint, or eating an edible get you fired up? Well, you're not the only one... Ask 100 random people what the effects of smoking weed are, and you'll get a pretty wide range of responses - hungry, happy, giggly, sleepy, lazy, focused, relaxed - but one answer that may surprise you is… horny. For the longest time...
  6. What Are Weed Shakes and How to Stop Them?
    What Are Weed Shakes and How to Stop Them?
    While cannabis consumption is mostly associated with happy, relaxing effects that induce euphoria and can reduce pain, anxiety, and inflammation (among a long list of other benefits), some people report feeling certain negative effects, such as paranoid thoughts, sore red eyes, and an uncomfortable increase in heart rate. But, have you recently had a smoke (or eaten an edible) and...
  7. What Type Of Strain Is Blue Cheese?
    What Type Of Strain Is Blue Cheese?
    Blue cheese is usually thought of as an acquired taste. Heavily flavored, with a sharp, pungent aroma, it's certainly not for everyone. But for those who love it, blue cheese is a delicious addition to any meal.  But this Blue Cheese? Unlike your everyday gorgonzola, the Blue Cheese strain is any but an acquired taste. Loved by all that get...
  8. Who Bred The Sunset Sherbet Strain
    Who Bred The Sunset Sherbet Strain
    Sunsets and sherbet. Safe to say, two of the most enjoyable things for stoners and non-stoners. But have you ever seen a sunset while eating sherbet after smoking a bowl of Sunset Sherbet? Good lord, there is really not much better in this life!  But which magical cannabis breeder gifted the world this gorgeous strain? What percentage of THC does...
  9. Is Forbidden Fruit A Rare Strain? 
    Is Forbidden Fruit A Rare Strain? 
    Forbidden fruit. What a banging name for a cannabis strain. And just like the apple from the biblical tale, the weed it refers to is a little naughty. Maybe not in the same realm of naughtiness, but naughty all the same. And naughty in all the right ways.  So, is the Forbidden Fruit ganga strain as hard to find as...
  10. What Does GMO Stand For In GMO Cookies Strain?
    What Does GMO Stand For In GMO Cookies Strain?
    When most of us hear or read the term 'GMO', we instantly think of one thing - Genetically Modified Organisms. And while we are surrounded by GMO products in our normal day-to-day lives, these products do come with some pretty negative connotations.  When you really think about it - excluding the OG landraces - every cannabis strain on the market...
  11. Where Did The Mimosa Strain Originate?
    Where Did The Mimosa Strain Originate?
    Northern California. Land of the brave, home of the free, and one of the most fertile breeding areas for top-shelf cannabis genetics worldwide. Northern Cali has long been a weed-growing paradise, but with full recreational legalization coming into effect in California at the start of 2018 ganja farmers have really started to put things into overdrive - that's where the...
  12. Apple Fritters Strain Review
    Apple Fritters Strain Review
    The Apple Fritters strain has been around the traps for a good while now (since 2016), which goes to prove that even in the fast-moving world of cannabis genetics, quality speaks the loudest. One of the most delicious strains to have ever graced the curing jar, bong glass, or rolling paper, Apple Fritters is still one of the highest-selling strains...
  13. Gushers Strain Review & Growing Guide
    Gushers Strain Review & Growing Guide
    Sometimes referred to as White Gushers (thanks to its heavy trichome production that layers the buds with an almost snow-like frosting), the true Gushers strain has become one of the most sought after genetics in dispensaries. It boasts one of the more exciting terpene profiles in the candy-flavored range, which is all the rage right now, a balanced hybrid 50/50...
  14. When To Harvest Cannabis For Optimum Potency
    When To Harvest Cannabis For Optimum Potency
    Choosing the right time to harvest your crop can be the difference between a stellar yield... or a total flop. Knowing when to harvest your cannabis crop is essential to getting the quality bud you’re looking for. Harvest too early and the buds might not have had time to fully develop the THC you’re looking for. But, harvest too late...
  15. How to cure weed to produce top shelf bud
    How to cure weed to produce top shelf bud
    Once your bud has been cut down and dried, the final stage of the harvest process before it is ready to smoke is curing. Curing cannabis is the vital step that turns the taste and aroma of your buds from a harsh smoke into a smooth, great tasting smoke. Drying and curing are often the most overlooked stages of the...
  16. Drying weed for the perfect taste, smell and potency
    Drying weed for the perfect taste, smell and potency
    So you've poured your heart and soul into your first cannabis crop, and today is the day to cut those bad girls down. What's next? Stick around to find out everything you need to know about drying weed...  Ask any experienced grower, and they're going to tell you that growing the crop is really only half the battle.   The process after...

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