Marijuana and Cannabis Growing News

China Says They've Found the Largest Pot Field in History, Just Don't Expect to See It
Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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The Chinese government is saying that they have located the largest cannabis field in the country's history using satellite imagery. How big? You don't need to know that, apparently. China isn't saying. Just take their word for it, apparently. It's huge.

"In Jilin and Inner Mongolia, a marijuana field that is the largest on record since the establishment of the country [in 1949] was discovered," according to the China News Service. The satellite also showed several previously-unknown border crossing paths and poppy fields.

Some contend that the release on the domestic use of satellite and high-level graphical software - not typical of China - is to hint at China's military satellite technology abilities.


Cops bust guerrilla grow outside of Carsonville, Pennsylvania
Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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It's that time of year again. No, not harvest time. That's in a few more weeks. We're referring to the time of year when cops and farmers across the Midwest stumble upon clandestine marijuana fields set up by guerilla growers.

We've already seen it happening outside of Houston over the last few weeks, but a bust in Pennsylvania this weekend officially kicks off the start of this most depressing season.


Another huge marijuana field found outside of Houston
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Marijuana in Houston might be a little harder to come by this fall*, after cops in Fort Bend County just outside of Houston say they've busted a five-acre crop of ganja growing in the woods behind an old prison.


Marijuana Grow Discovered When Pursuit Suspect Crashes Into L.A. Warehouse
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:20 am

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The unluckiest marijuana grower of the summer had his grow house busted by authorities after a driver being chased by the California Highway Patrol inadvertently crashed into a warehouse full of weed, authorities said over the weekend.

The driver was taken to County-USC Medical center "with major injuries," the CHP said in a statement. But first the driver had to be pulled the wreckage, which was inside the Huntington Park warehouse. Also inside, CHP officials said, were 700 to 800 marijuana plants at various stages of maturity.


Minnesota Health Department is asking cannabis growers to help shape new program
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 10:20 am

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Minnesota state officials don't know squat about pot. But in time, they will.

The rules governing Minnesota's medical cannabis program, which went out last week, are only a first draft based on conversations with other states and a review of relevant literature. They are an impressive one at that, but a best guess of what it takes to get off the ground in a crazy quick period of time.


Stoner MacGyver: Space Buckets keep your grow on the down-low
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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The tiny confines of the Space Bucket.

Editor's note: We realize the vast majority of marijuana users are living in places where growing cannabis is legal and people don't have to hide. That in mind, we wanted to highlight a home-spun, stealth growing operation we thought was perfect for those of you who wanted to grow small amounts in places where cannabis cultivation is still frowned upon.

All you need to grow your own weed is a bucket and a dream. That's the message behind "Space Buckets," an innovative marijuana growing method designed with a tiny circular footprint. For about a hundred bucks, and a weeekend's worth of work, you can build a microfarm that yields up to two ounces of herb at a time.

Fire in Orange County leads cops to huge pot grow
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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At approximately 8:30 p.m., Anaheim Fire Department responded to reports of an electrical fire at 1676 West Lincoln Ave. Five minutes later, according to Anaheim's online crime map, marijuana cultivation was reported at the same site.

Read more about the fire over at the OC Weekly.


And the 2014 Michigan High Times Medical Cannabis Cup winners are...
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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Wondering who has the best meds in Michigan? Who cultivates the chronic? The folks at High Times magazine held their Michigan Medical Marijuana Cannabis Cup this past weekend, crowning the top growers and hash makers in the state for their beautiful buds.

Who took home the top prizes? Read on below for the list.


Riverside County officials considering complete ban on cannabis cultivation
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:20 am

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Homegrown Lemon Kush

Stretching from the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, all the way to the western Arizona border, Riverside County in California's Inland Empire has been rapidly rising in the ranks of the most populous counties in the entire nation.

In an almost synchronized timeline of events, the population explosion in Riverside County coincided with the massive growth of medical marijuana demand in the region, and local growers soon found the Mediterranean-esque climate to be more than adequate for growing their own crops. However, a newly proposed county-wide ordinance would put an outright ban on outdoor cultivation of cannabis.


Cops nationwide forced to revise tactics when raiding cannabis grow ops
Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:20 am

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The exact cost of a marijuana raid in America is hard to put an accurate estimate on. The first, and most important, question is, "the cost to whom?" Besides their livelihood, their reputation in the community, and even one's freedom, the financial costs of a marijuana raid can be overwhelming to the suspect - whether they are ultimately found guilty, or not.

As marijuana goes more mainstream, however, state and local law enforcement officials are looking to revise their own decades-old procedures when it comes to busting weed growers, before their own departments' budgets get flipped upside down by pot cultivation cases gone bad.