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How to dry weed

Plant

Harvest time arrives, and your beautiful buds are enormous, frosty with trichomes, and practically begging to be smoked. While harvesting seems like the final step in the cultivation process, one more crucial process must occur to not only finish your flowers but take their flavor,...

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How to cure weed

Plant

At the end of the long cannabis growing cycle — or short, depending on your plant's genetics — harvest time arrives and yields frosty fragrant flowers. Even though that may feel like the finish line, your bud isn't ready for consumption just yet. Raw flower...

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How to identify and prevent growing mold on weed

Plant

Smoking moldy weed is about as appealing as eating moldy bread. Apart from looking ominous, mold also stunts cannabis growth and renders the flower unfit for consumption. Unfortunately, mold is one of the most common blights to affect cannabis plants. Here, we'll cover the telltale...

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How to clone a cannabis plant

Plant

In this beginner's guide to cloning cannabis plants, you'll learn how to clone a plant as well as the benefits and drawbacks of cloning versus growing with seeds. Plant cloning is a method growers use to make replicas of their best plants. Cannabis clones are...

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What are landrace strains?

Plant

Cannabis consumers today face more variety of choices than ever before. While there's a cultivar for every occasion, all strains of cannabis available today can be genetically traced back to a handful of varieties, known as landrace strains. Landrace strains are cannabis cultivars that have...

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How to make space cakes

Products

A space cake (or cannabis cake) is precisely what it sounds like: a delicious cake infused with cannabis. Available in dispensaries nationwide, space cakes have become immensely popular for cannabis consumers with a sweet tooth. Space cakes are delicious, discreet vehicles used to reach an...

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5 prominent women in cannabis history

History

Cannabis activism may seem like a contemporary issue but, in fact, it has a long and intriguing history. From an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to an illustrious American social scientist, these five women were cannabis activists ahead of their time.  Hatshepsut and cannabis in ancient Egypt...

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Early cannabis uses and migration

History

You smell it, smoke it, and cook with it. But where did cannabis come from and how did this miraculous plant migrate across the globe and leave such a psychedelic presence? Cannabis history has traveled a long and diverse road around the world.  From central...

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The state of cannabis research in the United States

History

If you've read through several articles of Learn, you might have gathered that cannabis is not widely accepted or understood by the majority of the public. Some of this has to do with stigma, but the lack of education is also is attributed to some...

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The marijuana prohibition movement

History

Marijuana prohibition history dates all the way back to the 18th century. The first formal prohibition of cannabis use was issued by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799, whose troops were introduced to the herb during their conquest of Egypt and brought it back to France as...

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