Marijuana Cultivation Reconsidered is a foundation-up re-examination of the existing science on cannabis cultivation. This volume looks in depth at plant physiology as it pertains to cannabis cultivation and delves deep into special topics that help the cultivator understand how to achieve optimal yields. The results of Spear's research will surprise you!
Section 1 reviews basic plant physiology in an information-dense and easy-to-read style. Topics covered are relevant to the successful cultivation of top-quality marijuana. With a grasp of these fundamentals, the reader will be ready to tackle the projects laid out in Section 2.
Section 2 lays out the ABC's of setting up your grow room. Right. The first time. Section 2 offers explicit DIY instructions for building your own geo (soil), hydro and hybrid growing systems and offers an overview of techniques so you can devise your own.
Section 3 is for the curious. Ready for deep-exploration of special topics in cannabis? Did you know that concentration of CO₂ for cannabis has been studied only one time? Are you curious how scientists measure light as it is used by plants? This section is for you!
Includes over 90 images/illustrations, almost 200 works cited, an all-new hybrid soil/hydro technique with instructions for how to build your own system, the famous two-bucket deep water culture system, a thorough guide to avoiding and getting out of tough spots, and much, much more!
Read Spear began cultivating in the late 80's. His medical marijuana dispensary was the second one to be issued its Medical Marijuana Center license in the state of Colorado. He is active as a consultant in the industry, specializing in new business development, business funding, and mergers and acquisitions.
Read has two degrees in philosophy, a Bachelor of Arts from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts from The Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost in Pittsburgh. He lives in Colorado with his hound dog when he is not traveling.
Don't have $2M to spend on a business startup?
Should the government be picking winners and losers in commerce? Because that's what is happening as marijuana "legalization" (quotes, because it's technically "regulation") rolls out across the US. CT picked four winners to cultivate all of the state's pot; MA picked 20, IL will pick 21.
Although the regulatory bodies do this to keep their new programs under control, this level of market experimentation is unprecedented. On the consumer side, too, we have an oligopsony as only a portion of citizens qualify to buy. Getting the balance right is a nearly impossible trick to pull off successfully. Add a 30% tax (CO) and all this monkeying around means the black market will continue to exist.
Marijuana Cultivation Reconsidered
If you are considering entering the marijuana industry, you should consider a few things you may have overlooked. First and foremost, if you want to grow and sell marijuana, and you don't have $2M to spend, you can stop reading right now.