Topic: Growing

Grow your own

If you can grow tomatoes, you can grow pot. It involves a few more steps, but we’ll walk you through them and keep cannabis cultivation as easy on your wallet as possible. You can grow a fairly chunky cannabis plant in your backyard vegetable garden, but don’t expect it to give you those dense nuggets of THC that you find at your neighborhood store. After all, retail marijuana is grown by professionals who’ve had years, maybe even decades, of growing experience under their belts. Before you think about growing in your backyard, make sure you’re on solid legal footing. Under

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High Hopes

On a frosty night in December 2016, James Bowman was alone and overcome with exhaustion. The cannabis grower had worked hard all day processing plants at his BlueSky Gardens near Wimer, lacking the money to keep his crew on hand to provide security through the night. Arguably Southern Oregon’s best-known grower, the 57-year-old struggled financially to make it through the harvest. His ambitious High Hopes Farm in the Applegate, once toured by legislators as a model of medical marijuana grows, had been raided by federal agents in 2012. He’d spent two years in court to avoid a conviction, which took

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Summer 2020 TOC:

  • Cannabis Entrepreneurs: The women behind ‘Ladies of Paradise’
  • Terroir: Inside the science of tasty bud
  • Cannabis Cooking: Canna-balls styled after Alice’s ‘Brownies’
  • Retail: Home delivery gets a boost
  • Profile: River City Retail has a winning formula
  • Retail: Pandemic fuels pot-buying explosion
  • Religion: Cannabis for churchgoers
  • Growing: Hardy Seeds in Ashland shares why hemp loves company
  • COVID-19: Hemp farming – ‘It’s a lot safer than working at McDonalds’
  • Retail: Drive-thru bud at La Mota

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