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THE MARIJUANA GROWERS GUIDE by Mel Frank Ed Rosenthal

THE MARIJUANA GROWERS GUIDE by Mel Frank Ed Rosenthal

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THE MARIJUANA GROWER'S GUIDE
by Mel Frank and Ed RosenthalTyped by Ben DawsonRevised 1992
NOTE:- Footnotes have been placed in double brackets (()). Numbers throughout refer to bibliography andare sometimes in brackets, sometimes they aren't. All dates are for northern hemisphere only. Comments onpictures are in curly brackets {}. Please distribute this widely so we can all smoke better marijuana. Legalisemarijuana.4 October 1996Copying this book was a megamission that took about 3 weeks in the September of 1993. Everything in thebook has been copied - even the bibliography. The online version of this guide is available at:http://www.iinet.net.au/~ben/Guide Ben Dawsonben@iinet.net.auJanuary 1998Hyperlinks were added throughout the document for easy navigation. Also the text was formated to be morereadable. Alonso Acuña.
CONTENTS
ForewordPrefaceHistory and Taxonomy of Cannabis
 [1] Cannabis and Ancient History[1.2] Cannabis and American History[1.3] Cannabis and: Species or Varieties[1.4] 
Cannabinoids : The Active Ingredients of Marijuana
 [2] Cannabinoids and the High[2.2] Resin and Resin Glands[2.3] Production of Cannabinoids by Cannabis[2.4] Cannabis Chemotypes[2.5] 
Before Cultivation Begins
 [3] Choosing Seeds[3.2] Cannabis Life Cycle[3.3] Photoperiod and Flowering[3.4] Inherent Variations in Potency[3.5] Cultivation: Indoors or Outdoors?[3.6] 
Indoor Gardening
Introduction
 [4] 
 Artificial Light
[5] Features[5.2] Sources[5.3] Setting up the Garden[5.4] Electricity[5.5] 
Soil and Containers for it
 [6] Pots and Other Containers[6.2] Properties of Soil[6.3] Preparing Commercial Soils and Mixers[6.4] Buying Soil Components[6.5] Digging Soil[6.6] 
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Growing Methods[6.7] 
 Maintaining the Correct Environment
 [7] Requirements for Germination[7.2] Light Cycle and Distance of Lights from Plants[7.3] Water[7.4] Air[7.5] Humidity[7.6] 
Gardening Techniques
 [8] Thinning[8.2] Transplanting[8.3] Supports for Plants[8.4] Uniform Growth[8.5] Pruning[8.6] Training[8.7] 
 Nutrients and Fertilising
 [9] Nutrients[9.2] Application: Fertilising[9.3] Nutrient Deficiencies[9.4] Soilless Mixtures[9.5] 
Diseases and Plant Pests
 [10] Microbial Diseases[10.2] Nutrient Diseases[10.3] Plant Pests[10.4] 
 Maintenance and Restarting
 [11] 
Outdoor Cultivation
Choosing a Site
 [12] Where to Grow[12.2] Light[12.3] 
Soil
[13] Types of Soil[13.2] Humus and Composts[13.3] Texture[13.4] pH[13.5] Fertilisers[13.6] Techniques for Preparing Soils[13.7] Guerrilla Farming[13.8] 
Planting and Transplanting
 [14] When to Plant[14.2] Preparing to Sow[14.3] Germination[14.4] Transplanting[14.5] 
Caring for the Growing Plants
 [15] Weeding[15.2] Watering[15.3] Thinning[15.4] Staking[15.5] Pruning[15.6] Gardening Tips[15.7] Insects and Other Pests[16] Biological Control[16.2] Chemical Insecticides[16.3] Common Pests[16.4] Vertebrate Pests[16.5] 
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Flowering, Breeding and Propagation
Genetics and Sex in Cannabis
 [17] Flowering[17.2] Sexual Variants in Cannabis[17.3] Sexing the Plants[17.4] Sinsemilla[17.5] 
Propagation and Breeding
 [18] Producing Seeds[18.2] Producing Female Seeds[18.3] Breeding[18.4] Cuttings[18.5] Grafting[18.6] Polyploids[18.7] 
Effects of the Environment on Potency
 [19] Stress[19.2] Nutrients[19.3] 
Harvesting, Curing and Drying
Harvesting
[20] Harvesting During Growth: Leaves and Growing Shoots[20.2] Male Plants[20.3] Harvesting Female Buds[20.4] Weather[20.5] Potency and Decomposition[20.6] Timing the Harvest[20.7] Final Harvest[20.8] 
 After the Harvest
 [21] Stripping[21.2] Grading and Manicuring[21.3] Curing[21.4] Drying[21.5] Fermentation[21.6] Storage[21.7] 
Bibliography
 [22] 
FOREWORD
Marijuana, or cannabis as it is known internationally, is a plant whose presence is almost universal in ourworld today. Conservative international reports estimate that there are now 300 million cannabis users.Recent reports indicate that 10 percent of the adult population in the United States are regular users, a figurewhich is probably similar for many countries in Europe. Its use is also widespread in Africa, Asia, many Arabnations, parts of South America and the Caribbean, as well as Australia and New Zealand. In 1978, more than5.2 million kilograms (12 million pounds) of cannabis were seized by police worldwide. Authorities estimatedthat this did not exceed 10 percent of the total traffic.What has been the response of officials around the world to the use of this plant by its citizens? Regrettably,the climate has been one of almost universal repression, hostility and open violence. Despite gains made inthe United States and Europe throughout the 1970's, a new wave of ignorance regarding the use of this plantseems to be sweeping the world. Predictably, the United States has sought to export this "neo-ReeferMadness" to other countries. A united Nations sub-commission of drug enforcement officials in the Far Eastreleased a report some time ago extremely critical of the efforts of some countries to decriminalize (i.e.remove criminal penalties for possession of a small amount) cannabis. The sub-commission stated that anysuch reduction of penalties would vastly increase use, and strongly urged that all countries continue to keepstrict laws on the books even for possession of cannabis1. Others requested that publicity campaign be
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