Obama’s "emotional" Democratic National Convention Speech

Discussion in ‘Politics’ started by HeatlessBBQ, Jul 28, 2016 at 9:40 PM.

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Help! Weird spots on leaves, could not find in other forms

Some information on this would be greatly appreciated…. So I finally was able to grow some decent looking plants because I took them out from my box that has CFL grow lights and put them outside where mother nature’s light shines a hell of a lot brighter than any I have. All the problems I was having with all my previous grows have disappeared.

So now I am a couple months in (I know they should be bigger, but they had a slow start in life because of the CFL grow box I had them in.

I am currently pH ing I water to around 5.8- 6.2. I am using Greenhouse Seed Co. Powder Feeding (Grow currently). I am also adding Cal mag to my water, I was told just to add enough to change the colour of the water. Lately I’ve been having a little extra and I think it has been helping.

But now I’ve been getting these little spots, and little tears or rips in my leaf. I’ve come too far to let these plants screwup Haha


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Aphria Inc CEO Vic Neufeld on changes to the medical marijuana rules


James West: Vic, thanks for joining us again.

Vic Neufeld: My pleasure. Thanks, James.

James West: Vic, there’s been a general lift in all of the publicly traded medical marijuana stocks in Canada, but Aphria seems to be doing particularly well. Can you give me some idea as to why that is?

Vic Neufeld: Yeah. I think, James, the general market and the investing community, is finally understanding what August 24 is all about under medical and the Allard response from Justice (Michael Phelen), but at the same time, we’re getting closer and closer to November and the task force recommendations, meaning, I think, a lot of investors want to get into this sector before the news breaks.

Specific to Aphria, I think the market is finally giving due credit and paying attention to the Aphria story. Our revenue growth is solid and very methodical and very sustainable, but on the flip side, our low-cost producer status just resonates. I think our last quarter that we issued, we had an all-in cash cost of $1.15 per dried bud gram in the vault, which unless there’s some LP that I’m not aware of, is the lowest cost producer in the country. Meaning, our margins are very, very healthy.

Now, what does that translate into in terms of August 24 as well as November? I can just suggest to you that when those pieces of legislation are brought into play, and they re-craft MMPR in terms of accessibility and what other forms of medical cannabis distribution channels they may bring into play, we at Aphria are best positioned to handle any, I’m not going to call it a price war, but there will be some pricing compression that’s going to be necessary. Because under both medical enhanced accessibility as well as recreational, you’re going to have another mouth to feed, another piece of the puzzle in the distribution channel; they’ll want their margin. And at the end of the day, a low cost producer is going to be able to tackle that issue.


James West: Sure. Okay, Vic, could you maybe summarize exactly what is changing on August 24 as a result of the Allard challenge?

Vic Neufeld: I can only give you my ideas and thoughts and wishes, and to that extent, it’s my understanding that Health Canada, through Office of Medical Cannabis, together with Consumer Safety and Justice, have put together a series of initiatives to re-engineer MMPR so that it properly addresses all of the points that Justice Phelan has indicated in his ruling about five months ago, with another month to go, August 24. Specifically, and the Cannabis Canada Association and Health Canada are supportive of this, that we are very much in support of homegrown, medical use for patients that have a medical need, at their principal, primary residential address, and a certain number of plants that is necessary at any one point in time for an individual patient to grow at home.

And looking at the Colorado model, and many, many articles have been written on this, I think the number is anywhere from six through ten plants for an individual at home, grown on residential address. We’re all in favour of that. That absolutely should be part of it.

But on the heels of that, and again articles have been written, I think what perhaps the lawyers for Allard and the certain MMAR supporters are going to argue is, that’s all fine and dandy, but how about if we don’t want to grow our own? And therefore, we need to ensure that there’s a designated grower status. And to that extent, I’m very unclear as to where Health Canada and Justice are going to land on the designated grower status.

And thirdly, and I think Health Canada will take this opportunity in terms of addressing accessibility. I think a lot of MMAR supporters are going to argue that with the type of dispensaries located, whether Vancouver, Toronto or any other city in Canada, it really is ease of access. So it’s my view, not shared by all, but my view that Health Canada will take this opportunity and introduce perhaps some concept of pharmacy to be part of the medical cannabis distribution channel, subject to all of the other MMPR running rules in terms of cultivation and scripting, etcetera.

James West: Wow. So you see this sort of causing more of an acute inflection point for the MMPR publicly traded growers, whereby it’s going to become even harder to extract a profit based on the fact that now a big portion of your audience is going to be allowed to grow it at home or appoint somebody potentially?

Vic Neufeld: Growing at home, though, James, is really not a concern. It’s great in theory; practically, I’m not sure how that is going to be executed by individuals. I know of hundreds of individuals who are on medical cannabis, and they have no intentions nor desires to find a room on their residential property, get the genetics, whether it’s seed or cuttings, and really do every day the tender loving care necessary to grow a good harvest, and then the strain they need, the THC/CBD balance, it’s very, very time-consuming, and I’m not sure whether the cost factor, costs all-in including time value, will support a big portion of existing medical patients growing their own. I really don’t see that.

However, on the other side called accessibility and broadening the potential retail channel for medical cannabis, mainly pharmacy, I can see that being a very much of an issue for certain licensed producers who have cost structures that are significantly higher than Aphria’s, because if you include pharmacies, there is a margin requirement, a distribution fee, listing fees…the costs are quite significant, and if a licensed producer has a cost per gram that is $4.00, $4.50, $5.00 a gram, under MMPR running rules, it’ll be pretty hard-pressed for them to successfully compete against Aphria in that sort of landscape.

James West: OK. Let’s talk a bit about your last quarter that you announced on July 8. You obviously are in great shape; your cash cost to produce each gram was $1.67. What is it that you’re doing differently than the others that allows you to produce so cheaply?

Vic Neufeld: Yeah, I mean, James, we’ve communicated this many, many times, but again for your listeners, what really differentiates Aphria from the others is, we are truly a 100 per cent agriculture greenhouse play. We grow everything in a greenhouse. I know there are people out there that are bashing the story of Mother Nature, but it is absolutely true: we have less lights with lower intensity, less hours, and we don’t air condition. So when you compare us to every indoor grow, including those that refer to themselves as hybrid greenhouses, they have significantly higher electricity hydro costs in those four areas.

It’s been established, based on those public company licensed producers that we were able to forensically tear apart their income statement, we spend in one year on hydro what most LPs on average spend in a month. So that’s a 12:1 factor, and as we well know, at least in Ontario, it’s $0.17 a kilowatt hour when you include global adjustment, and it’s a very significant cost.

But the costs go further than that. Our seasoned labour force in Leamington, being a hotbed of greenhouses, 2,500 acres in total, we have excellent skilled workers that are very effective and efficient working in a greenhouse. We have certain fertilization plans and cost structures that truly are at the low end of what market conditions are. The list goes on: we have a capacity where fixed costs are spread over a significant amount of growing feet. So when you look at my cost structures, we absolutely have a competitive advantage in a greenhouse, in Leamington.

James West: Great, Vic. OK, let’s leave it there again. Great to catch up with you. We’ll catch up with you again soon in the future. Thank you so much for your time today.

Vic Neufeld: Yep, anytime, James. Thank you.

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Is anyone building DIY COBs with cheaper LED like Lenbo

Glad to see people here realize the Chinese stuff is junk and a scam.

In Colorado, most people will not touch any weed from Mexico and even out of state if they can. The Mexican weed has arsenic, powdery mildew, rat feces, mites, triimers with TB and worse, and other shit and it has been flowered with Hot Shot no pest strips.

Some of the mega grows in CO, CA, WA, OR are the same way as Mexican growers. The stuff sold in dispensaries. Stick with quality Colorado grown product by independent growers. I know some people who worked at big factory grows. They spray up to day of flower with non-organic bug spray and use no pest strips too.

Bad news.

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100w 380-840nm chinese led

Lewismccage -

Look, if you’re happy with these then I apologize for making you angry.

Having said that, I go into full skeptic mode when visiting free-for-all websites like AliXpress. I mean, really, the English is so poor

1.The color is full cover 380nm-840nm ,make up the 1w and 3w can not provide the special wavelength (as the Trace elements for human bodyhuman body, indispensible) .
2.Full spectrum led could use only ,don’t use with othe grow lamp ,that slove the problem which is previously LED grow lights been unable to act as the sole light source for the indoor garden .
3.Suit for plant all stage ,so slove the trouble change different grow lamp at different plant stage .
4.The integrated light source ,more evenly ,more intense,more stronger than single light ssource .

that sometimes I’m guessing what they’re saying, but the fact is they can say whatever they want. The Better Business Burea ain’t monitoring AliXpress.

I’m not an LED expert. When I go to a website like the one you linked I’m looking for clues like LED manufacturer, how many LED’s, what’s their maximum current and what are they actually being driven at, some benchmarks that might indicate efficacy; that sort of thing.

So maybe you can help me out.

Brand? The website says they’re EpiLED. We know that there are lots of counterfeit Chinese Cree’s and etc. so even if I bought one of these and it said EpiLED on the die I wouldn’t really know. But you say above that they’re Bridgelux. Which is it?

Binning? If these were highest bin, as you claim, I would think they would say so because that’s a strong selling point. But I see no mention of binning whatsoever. And we loop back to the same questions of veracity – how would I know they’re being truthful if they did?

How hard are they being driven? I can’t tell. Can you? Since there’s no exact description of the LED I can’t look up the data sheet. The data sheet would give me some ideas about lm/W, spectrum, nominal vs. max current/voltage, etc.

I didn’t say “I’m sure” these are sketchy LED’s, I said “as far as we know” because I can’t find anything on the website that gives me any confidence that they’re not.

I don’t know who Anchorman is. I’m not going to google him. Probably get Will Ferrell instead anyway. I doubt that one guy’s word on this would dispel my skepticism.

If people can show great results I’ll be happy for them. But the website is full of promises and virtually devoid of verifiable technical detail. That’s a fact and that’s why I’m skeptical.

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How to arrange 6 x CXB3590 to cover 750mm by 750mm


Im about to starting building my own LED fixture with
6 x CREE CXB3590 3000K, CB 36V, 80RA running off 1 x MW LED driver HLG-320H-C1400B

Ive got 2 heatsinks, each 550m by 145mm

was thinking if i left 150mm roughly between the heatsinks in the middle then id have about 150mm out to the edge of the tent on each side

but with the overlap of COBs in the middle should i space the heatsinks further apart so as to provide more light to the sides?

any advice would be appreciated, thank you!

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4X8 grow room lighting question

Discussion in ‘Grow Room Design Setup’ started by theBeesFamily, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:27 PM.

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Just an idea for you, if you want to keep it cheap and use something bigger than a CFL you can trust.

You can use that CFL, I started with 2 42w CFLs, but it’s tedious because you have to constantly reposition, it gets hot, you have to add more and more through the grow to the point of inefficiency, and won’t really yield you anything compared to what you could.

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LEC 315 W or a COB DIY w/4 x 50 watt CREEs 3590s (200 watt) for Flower

Discussion in ‘LED and other Lighting’ started by Colo MMJ, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:39 AM.

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Not sure

Not sure what’s going on with my plant. Nutrient burn or too close to the light?

I’ve been watering her with 6.5 ph water, tested it myself. Planted her from seedling in roots organic “original” soil, she’s 1 week and half. She’s placed in a 1 gallon smart pot.

Everything seemed fine then the bottom leaves turned yellow and top leaves withered. Nutrient burn? But I don’t add nutrients. I just let the soil do the work.

Any ideas ? If they die oh well, but I need to know what caused it so I won’t repeat the mistake.

I have them in a indoor tent
4 x 2 x 6 with two 4′ T5 strip light from sunblaze. I have them 5″ away from the plant. Hanging above.

Temperature is between 70-75. Humidity level at 40.

I have 240 cfm blowing in and 240 cfm blowing out and 1 tiny fan on the ground circulating air.

Thanks and sorry for the long ramble.

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