California cannabis farms could soon be a reality

As if California’s cows weren’t happy already, Alameda County is developing rules on allowing the cultivation of marijuana in outlying rural areas.

At a recent public forum on the rules, where the dress code was cowboy hats and dusty boots, local farmers and ranchers expressed a host of concerns, including the impact on irrigation, safety, land use — and what would happen if livestock somehow got into a marijuana grow. Continue reading “California cannabis farms could soon be a reality”

Commercial cannabis cultivation tips from an organic farmer with a horticulture degree

For decades, marijuana has been grown illicitly in basements and closets, while cultivation tricks of the trade were only shared on Internet forums or under the veil of “growing tomatoes” at local hydro stores.

Those days are quickly ending for those of us in many states, as the commercial cannabis cultivation revolution continues to spread across the nation — most recently in November with eight big wins for legal ganja. Continue reading “Commercial cannabis cultivation tips from an organic farmer with a horticulture degree”