What type of lights can grow cannabis with the least carbon footprint?

What type of lights can grow cannabis with the least carbon footprint?

Cannabis Industry
Cannabis is one of the major energy-consuming crops in the United States. Grown for both recreational and medicinal purposes, this crop demands massive energy. A greenhouse uses an estimate of 580kw per kg, and for indoor cannabis growing, 4400kW – 6100kW is used to produce a kg of cannabis. With the increase of carbon dioxide emissions over the years and negatively impacting our environment, having sustainable practices is now crucial. Lights are an option that provides safe energy. Different types of lights are used to grow cannabis indoors. A lot of people stay in areas where natural climates do not support the healthy production of cannabis. In growing cannabis, the “vegetative stage” needs 18 hours of light. This is the stage where the plant develops its stem and leaves. After…
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Clearly Cannabis The House of Green’s Gary Tucker

Clearly Cannabis The House of Green’s Gary Tucker

Cannabis Industry, Clearly Cannabis
This week on Clearly Cannabis, we were joined by Gary Tucker from The House of Green. We experienced a few technical difficulties with the video chat, so this kicks in about 10 minutes into our discussion. Clearly Cannabis is a joint effort brought to you by CannaClear.de and CannaList.eu. Our hosts were Martin Weller and Patrick Doherty. What made you move to the Isle of Guernsey? Right before California became legal, before the vote even happened,  I knew that California was going to pass it (Prop 415) because they created a department of cannabis even before the election happens, so I was like alright California is going to get cold legal. I don't care how the vote turns out; it's going to go legal. So, I jumped back down to…
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7 Important SEO Tips For Cannabis Businesses

7 Important SEO Tips For Cannabis Businesses

Cannabis Industry
The global pandemic has hit every business around the world. Companies are now coming up with ways to stay afloat and adapt to the current times. Planning has to be done, and a lot of changes have to be implemented.  Fortunately for a cannabis business that's already online, it won't be as severe. In a world where people are asked not to leave their houses, people tend to depend on deliveries for their needs. It is where your cannabis business website comes in. Your website can be an avenue for people to find you and go to you for their regular deliveries. Your goal is, whenever a potential customer searches on Google for your product, it's your website they see. The question always is: can your target market find your…
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10 Reasons Growing Marijuana Indoors Is Better Than Outdoors

10 Reasons Growing Marijuana Indoors Is Better Than Outdoors

Cannabis Industry
In the battle of growing commercial marijuana indoors vs. outdoors, it was vital for me to determine which is the best growing environment.   While there are some benefits associated with outdoor growing, and even though cannabis has been cultivated outdoors for centuries, advancements have resulted in the era of indoor cultivation, and the benefits associated with this are extensive.  Below, I explain ten reasons why. 1. Controlled vs. Natural Climates The ability for you to control your growing environment is one of the main reasons why growing marijuana indoors makes the most sense.  Controlling humidity, CO2 production, light, and temperature will enable you to create a stable habitat. So you can optimize plant growth without you needing to risk outdoor elements.  If you're going to grow marijuana outdoors, you need…
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Using Smart Greenhouses Reduces Utility Costs by 60%

Using Smart Greenhouses Reduces Utility Costs by 60%

Cannabis Industry
Every grower loves his plants and the growing process is more than a trivial hobby that he practices for stress relief. His plants are his children, he gives them life and nurtures them until they are fully grown and independent. When so many hours are invested in their development, there is no greater joy than seeing great final results and the formation of a beautiful plant. Imagine that you can take your planting to some next level thanks to our modern technology plus innovative farming solutions. That is what awaits us in the near future as we are becoming an integral part of the Internet of Things. What is the Internet of Things? Welcome to the Internet of Things, where your phones, laptops, or vehicles are gathering and analyzing data…
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Cannabis Production and Employment Safety in Germany

Cannabis Production and Employment Safety in Germany

Cannabis Industry
Employment Safety and health play a central role in Germany. The fundamental law is on the implementation of employment safety measures to improve the safety and health protection of employees at work (Arbeitsschutzgesetz - ArbSchG) (1). This law and the rules and regulations impose more obligations on the employer than on the employee. Through cooperative collaboration, it is possible to significantly reduce the risks for employees and to optimize health protection in the corporation. The industrial production of cannabis is quite new to Germany and it is, therefore, all the more important to consider which measures have to be taken to maintain the health of the employees. The production of cannabis is subject to the same requirements as all other work, depending on the work area and task, the spectrum…
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Spain, Cannabis & Surviving Lockdown

Spain, Cannabis & Surviving Lockdown

Cannabis Industry
We sat down recently with the owner of a local Cannabis Association in Barcelona to talk about COVID and its impact on the local cannabis ecosystem. What is your biggest challenge these days? Focusing on the future with good structure and planning. Learning from the past and staying open-minded about improving efficiency. How are Cannabis Clubs impacted during the lockdown? Unfortunately, not having any federal regulation gives cannabis associations no recourse as a public necessity. Of course, like everyone at this moment - we have bills to pay, so closing clubs is extreme. We could have dispensed to our members over this time and kept the smoking room closed, respecting quarantine like restaurants and supermarkets. But due to the interpretations of the function of a true Cannabis Association, we are…
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Crowdgrowing with Juicy Fields

Crowdgrowing with Juicy Fields

Cannabis Industry
Starting a cannabis business requires serious monetary and time-investment. Cannabis businesses have higher license fees, extreme taxes and difficulty obtaining funding. Plus, cannabis businesses operate in a murky legal landscape. Despite all these challenges, the cannabis industry continues to be one of the biggest opportunities in our lifetime. “Crowdgrowing” allows new cannabis entrepreneurs to enter the business with less risk and greater income control. Crowdgrowing gets rid of the usual entry barriers such as licensing costs, cultivation and distribution expertise, networking, real estate, and significant capital funding. This business model offers entrepreneurs a lowered risk, turn-key efficient, plant-touching business from the start. Juicy Fields is a crowdgrowing platform for interested people to connect with and fund a global cannabis cultivation and distribution business. All funding done through Juicy Fields is…
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Funding Medicinal Cannabis Projects with JPD Capital

Funding Medicinal Cannabis Projects with JPD Capital

Cannabis Industry, Investing
Recently, we sat down with Jon-Paul Doran, CEO and Founder of JPD Capital. JPD Capital was created to capitalize on the opportunities in the cannabis market – and the chance to help provide alternative treatments to those in need of care. Tell us your background and how you got into investing? I started my career in finance at Citi group and helped raise money for pre- IPO, small to mid-cap companies before investing in my own and launching Eco Equity. Tell us about JPD Capital? JPD capital is a PCC (Protected Cell Company) that allows our investors to invest in our portfolio of Medicinal Cannabis projects. Currently, our focus is on scaling our Zimbabwe production facility to produce and export botanical API for pharmaceutical applications. What made you focus the…
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Finding an Opportunity with Global Cannabinoid Solutions

Finding an Opportunity with Global Cannabinoid Solutions

Cannabis Industry
We recently chatted with cannabis industry consultant Christopher Tasker, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Cannabinoid Solutions - a cannabinoid consultancy that optimizes business and industry with cannabinoid science by Identifying weaknesses and opportunities to maximize efficiency and security. We leverage this knowledge from the frontiers of cannabis science to promote a sustainable and evidence-based cannabis industry. What is your biggest challenge these days? The largest issue facing our clients and associates is the lack of expertise and qualified knowledge in the industry. We have been inundated with support requests but are having to take on work on a first-come-first-served basis. Much of the industry is facing very basic challenges, in my eyes, the Covid lockdown has only heightened the opportunity within the industry with a whole wave of innovative…
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