High 101



MARIJUANA HORTICULTURE:
Growing and Cultivating the Weed
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NEW 8/3/99! MARIJUANA FAQS!

* alt.hemp: from the newsgroup of the same name
* Bongs and Pipes: bongs, pipes, etc
* Gravity Bongs: gravity bongs
* Growlights: for marijuana
* Marijuana Consumption: more stuff on bongs, pipes, eating, etc
* Marijuana Eating: p.o. consumption of marijuana (butter, brownies,
etc...)
* Marijuana Law: state laws

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Marijuana is a deciduous plant which grows from seeds. The fibrous
sectionof the plant was once used to make rope.The flowering tops, leaves,
seeds, and resin of the plant isused by just about everyone to get HIGH.

Normally, the vegetable parts of the plant are smoked to produce
this"high," but thay can also be eaten. The axtive ingredient in
marijuanaresin is THC (tetahydrocannabinol). Marijuana contains from 1 - 4
percent THC (4 per cent must be considered GOOD dope).

Marijuana grows wild in many parts of the world, and is cultivated
inMexice, Vietnam, Africa, Nepal, India, South America, etc.,etc.
Themarijuana sold in the United States comes primarily from, yes,
theUniited States.

It is estimated that at least 50 per cent of the grass on the streetsin
America is homegrown. The next largest bunch comes actoss theborders from
Mexico, with smaller amounts filtering in from Panama,occasionally South
America, and occasinally, Africa.

Hashish is the pure resin of the marijuana plant, which is scraped fromthe
flowering tops of the plant and lumped together. Ganja is theground-up tops
of the finest plants. (It is also the name given to anysort of marijuana in
Jamaica.)

Marijuana will deteriorate in about two years if exposed to light,air or
heat. It should always be stored in cool places.

Grass prices in the United States are a direct reflection of the lawsof
supply and demand (and you thought that high school economicswould never be
useful). A series of large border busts, a short growingseason, a bad crop,
any number of things can drive the price of marijuanaup. Demand still seems
to be on the increase in the U.S., so prices seldomfall below last year\'s
level.

Each year a small seasonal drought occurs, as last year\'s supply runslow,
and next year\'s crop is not up yet. Prices usually rase about20 - 75 per
cent during this time and then fall back to "normal."Unquestionably, a
large shortage of grass causes a percentage of smokersto turn to harder
drugs instead. For this reason, no grass controlprogram can ever be
beneficial or "successful."
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GROWING IT!
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There is one surefire way of avoiding high prices and the grass DT\'s:Grow
your own. This is not as difficult as some "authorities" on thesubject
would make you believe. Marijuana is a weed, and a fairly vivacious one at
that, and it will grow almost in spite of you.
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OUTDOORS
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Contrary to popular belief, grass grows well in many place on theNorth
American continent. It will flourish even if the temperature doesnot raise
above 75 degrees.

The plants do need a minimum of eight hours of sunlight per day andshould
be planted in late April/early May, BUT DEFINITELY, after thelast frost of
the year.

Growing an outdoor, or "au naturel", crop has been the favored methodover
the years, because grass seems to grow better without as muchattention when
in its natural habitat.

Of course, an outdoors setting requires special precautions not
encoun-tered with an indoors crop; you must be able to avoid detection,
both fromlaw enforcement freaks and common freaks, both of whom will take
yourweed and probably use it. Of course, one will also arrest you. You
mustalso have access to the area to prepare the soil and harvest the
crop.There are two schools of thought about starting the seeds. One says
youshould start the seedlings for about ten days in an indoor starter
box(see the indoor section) and then transplant. The other theory is
thatyou should just start them in the correct location. Fewer plants
willcome up with this method, but there is no shock of transplant tokill
some of the seedlings halfway through.

The soil should be preprepared for the little devils by turning itover a
couple of times and adding about one cup of hydrated lime persquare yard of
soil and a little bit (not too much, now) of good watersoluble nitrogen
fertilizer. The soil should now be watered severaltimes and left to sit
about one week.

The plants should be planted at least three feet apart, getting toogreedy
and stacking them too close will result in stunted plants.The plants like
some water during their