Having plants that all predictably grow at the same rate and mature at the same time is a big advantage. That’s why so many cannabis growers start their crops with clones taken from mother plants.

Phenotype vs. Genotype: What’s the Difference?

In rooted cuttings (i.e., clones), phenotype refers to the physical appearance of the plant. Plants with the same genetic makeup can wind up looking different—displaying different phenotypes—if they’re not grown under the same conditions. Sometimes the term can also refer to the different appearances that occur in seeds from the parental cross.

In plants, genotype refers to the actual...

When you go from consumer to producer (of anything), your units of measure change. I’ve spent much of the past three years—in my customary role of comedic investigative journalist, camera crew in tow—surveying hemp farmers from Oregon to Kentucky. But in 2016, I became a hemp farmer. Which meant my shopping list grew from 16-ounce bottles of Nutiva hemp-seed oil to rodent-proof storage bins for two tons of hemp seed.

Even with my family’s considerable omega-3 needs, that’s an amount I would be hard-pressed to argue was for personal consumption. That’s because, along with 816 other licensed American farmer-entrepreneurs in...


Learn about “no till farming,” a green growing method that offers a way to cultivate cannabis without the need for chemicals and wasted energy....

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Male or Female?

If you’re new to growing weed, you might not know that there are female and male cannabis plants. In fact, the only way to grow plants that will produce usable bud is to figure out if you’ve got female plants or male plants. This guide will give you all the info you need to master this cannabis growing fundamental.

Why You Need To Know


There’s one super important reason why you need to know if your cannabis plants are male or female. Male plants mostly produce pollen instead of the luscious buds people use for smoking. Female plants...

Dear Dan, I just harvested a week ago and my buds are ready for the curing process. My question is, how much is too much when loading jars for curing? — 420Animal

Dear 420Animal,

When curing, your glass jars should be full, but not overfilled. There should be plenty of air in the jar so don’t stuff the buds down into the jar. Basically, you don’t want to crush the buds and damage the trichomes so gently fill the jars but don’t press or force more in than comfortably fits.

Remember to “burp” the jars on a daily basis to let out any accumulated moisture. The slow release of liquid into the air and the replacement of moist air with regular air is the curing process in a nutshell. If you smell anything that resembles ammonia coming out of the jars, leave them open until the odor subsides and the buds don’t feel damp anymore.

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MasterBong is back at it again with another creative way to smoke cannabis. This time, he simply uses the hollow chips called Takis to smoke some “fire tree.” The video later continues with MB bringing the Taki pipe to Seattle Hempfest for a sampling test with a bunch of other enthusiasts, and they all seemed to enjoy it! MB claims it’s a great MacGyver method to enjoying some cannabis when you don’t have a pipe available, but would you ever use a chip as a last minute pipe?

Taki makes a simple pipe from a spicy snack

You may be thinking, how on earth could someone be so desperate that they would have to smoke out of a Taki? The immediate logic comes from the fact that wherever you can buy Takis, you can most definitely also buy rolling papers or an apple. Using Takis as a pipe would have to be in an unforeseen scenario that no one could have predicted or prepared for.

Let’s say you went for a big hike and the moment you got to the top, you and the gang were planning on getting lifted. But alas, the pipe cracked during the big climb and you only had your bag of Takis that were supposed to satisfy the munchies later on. Boom. This video is for that scenario.

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Cultivator Noah Sweeters is crouched and inspecting the base of a marijuana plant that’s a few days from flowering. The sprawling grow space in San Jose, California is pegged at a comfortable 78 degrees though a squadron of superheated...