Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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5 Steps to Finding the Right Medical Marijuana Clinic For You

Once you decide that medical cannabis is the right choice for your medical treatment, you then have the challenging task of finding the right medical marijuana clinic. There are many different clinics out there, and not all of them are reputable or a good choice.


5 Steps to Finding the Right Medical Marijuana Clinic For You is courtesy of Felicia Sullivan's Blog


Does Smoking Weed Damage Your Lungs?

Just to get one important thing out of the way first of all – we’re not doctors. And nor are we health professionals in any sense of the word. Which in turn means that none of the following information should be interpreted as official medical advice, or even recommendations on our part! It’s all simply […]

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Marijuana Prices in Denver and Colorado: Fall 2017 Update

As the winter months continue to yield frigid temperatures, it’s time to get cozy and read up on the latest marijuana pricing trends in the Centennial State. As always, we’re bringing you this information with the help of our good friends at BDS Analytics.

BDS Analytics collects point of sale information from hundreds of dispensaries across Colorado to accurately provide pricing reports and trends. We are always grateful for their assistance and without their industry expertise, we wouldn’t be able to provide such robust insights into the cannabis industry. With that being said, let’s explore the pricing data from Fall 2017.

Marijuana Prices in Colorado: Fall 2017

2017 will be known as the year that the contribution of sales from flower dropped to less than 50 percent in Colorado’s cannabis industry.

Through October, just 49.5 percent of sales came from flower.

This key category generated a greater proportion of sales in medical dispensaries, where flower still contributed 54 percent of revenues. In the larger adult-use/recreational channel, flower contributed less than 48 percent of sales in the ten months ending in October, and the trend shows no signs of slowing.

Since 2014 when legal adult-use sales of cannabis began in Colorado, flower prices have declined precipitously across both adult-use and medical channels. Lower prices have sparked demand and overall the category has grown, even if its share of the market has gone in the opposite direction. While prices have continued to decline in 2017, the rate of decline has slowed and the corresponding growth in sales volume has nearly ceased.

In January of 2017, the average retail price for a gram of flower at Colorado adult-use dispensaries was $6.65 (pre-tax) and the category generated $39.85 million in sales. By October of this year, the average retail price declined 12 percent and sales for the month were less than one percent higher ($39.91 million) than in January. Changes in 2017 are moderate compared to 2016. In January 2016, the average retail price for a gram of flower at Colorado’s adult-use dispensaries was $9.00 (pre-tax) and the category generated $31.2 million in sales. By October of 2016, the price for a gram of flower had declined 23 percent to $6.96 a gram, but sales in the category jumped nearly 48 percent to $46 million.

As further declines in average retail price struggle to generate sufficient increased demand, we should see prices even out. Should prices fall much further, we are likely to see reduction in the flower category, which would lead to attrition and consolidation among cultivators and perhaps even dispensaries.


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Quick guide to assemble your cannabis grow tent

How to get your cannabis grow tent ready to grow:

In this post we’ll tell you how to properly assemble and install all the necessary devices in your grow tent to start your indoor grow. This step-by-step guide basically explains how to install your air extraction fan and activated carbon filter, how to mount your grow light and how to program your timers. Let’s get started then!

Indoor grow tent

Indoor grow tent

First thing to do is assembling the grow tent by following the manufacturer instructions. Then, connect the activated carbon filter to the extractor fan with some duct tape. Once it is properly sealed (you can also use metal duct clips) you can make the necessary electrical connections (two wires).

Next, you must hang up the carbon filter and the extractor fan with the strips included in your grow box (see pics below). Then, connect the air duct to the air fan and pass it through one of the holes designed for such use. The ideal would be to remove the air inside the grow tent to another room or directly to the outside. Also, keep in mind that it’s always better to place the carbon filter on top of the interior space, since hot air rises.

If necessary, you can leave one of the bottom holes open as air intake, also install another fan – smaller than the extractor fan – to blow fresh air inside the tent (use some air duct with at least one turn so no light enters the tent from the outside). You now have an efficient air circulation system!

It is time now to mount the grow light. Remove the blue protective film from the inner part of the reflector and connect it to the ballast with some wire. Here you have an article on how to connect the ballast to the reflector.  Remember to put your ballast outside the grow tent! Next, you just have to mount the bulb into the lampholder and hang up the reflector above your grow space with some easy rollers or similar.

You’re almost done. Checking the temperature and relative humidity inside the tent is crucial if you want to get the most out of your crops, so you should use a thermo-hygrometer (with min/max values) placed at around 50cm from the bulb, at the same distance from the lamp than the tops of your plants. Remember to check it daily, it is the best way to ensure that your plants are enjoying a nice environment. As you’ll see next, you can use timers to program your extractor fan if temperatures are too low.

Finally, you only have to set the photoperiod for your plants (number of daily hours of light/darkness) by connecting the grow light to a timer set with the desired schedule (18/6 for growth, 12/12 for bloom). Connect the lighting equipment to its timer. Last but not least, set another timer to program the schedule for your air extractor fan. Normally, the circulation system is continuously on when the lights are on, and you can program intervals of 15 minutes when the lights are off.

The grow tent is now ready to start growing, you only need some seeds and nutrients to enjoy your own pot! Remember to check our articles on indoor cannabis cultivation for further info.

Happy harvests!

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