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I really missed a bucket list item last December when I visited family in WA.

I've never used recreational drugs of any description, but have though it would be a kick to try pot once at least before I died.

But alas, I was just having a good time seeing family I'd not seen in a long while so, after a week, I got back on the plane to Atl without trying some legal stuff.

Oh well...

Tramp

(Besides, Lady would have likely wrung ole Tramp's neck!)

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Most plants are clones of successful strains, that is how they can keep the quality.

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Since the penalties for possessing and selling pot have always been based on weight, it's not surprising that pot has gotten more potent. Even decades ago we called that "polio weed". A USDA scientist back in the 1980s called this one of the most impressive and successful plant selection and hybridization phenomena in US agricultural history.

I'm not taking anything away from the technical competence of amateur growers. It's the scaled production side of it that I'm interested in watching. Making amazing home brew is one thing. Ramping up to a successful regional brewery takes a largely different skill set.

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TBR thats about right. 70s pot was fun party pot that everyone could smoke and enjoy, laughter and munchies. Today its so strong that i wont touch the stuff. Its great way to shut your brain off and many use pot to stop thinking about work or problems so they can sleep at night.

Current, when did the feds give the banks the ok to bank pot money? that must be very recent.

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I would imagine a lot of it has to do with cultivar selection.

Large agricultural companies got where they were through a scientific approach. Motivated by money they will probably succeed when it comes to quality vs cost.

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I am certainly no expert on the subject, but as I understand it, it has to do with the concentration of the active ingredient in the pot.

Like I said, I don't smoke, but among the people I know who do, they say that the pot today can not be compared to what we got in the 1970's.

70s pot=3.2 beer

2017 pot=everclear

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@TBR,

Water light and humidity control is also necessary for growing tomatoes. I guess my point was that a lot of people who have gotten into it up here are former home growers. Growing weed is an Ag enterprise. I think they will either become famers and learn how to farm at scale, or real farmers, and I think particularly people who have figured out truck farming of produce, will eat their lunch. Just my theory. It's interesting to watch the industry develop.

@Ncal Wow. The range of subjects you know nothing about but still consider yourself expert on is impressive. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis (formally Liquor Control Board) successfully petitioned the justice department to grant immunity from racketeering prosecution to banks that held bank accounts for grow ops. Their concern was precisely that without banks, the industry could only be cash based and would be much harder to regulate.

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Current the issue that is keeping the mass production of pot from happening is that banking the money is still not legal. Feds have made sure that no one who makes money off of pot can put that money in a bank. Once this issue is cleared up the the big commercial growers will be growing pot on a massive scale.

TBR pot can be grown like tobacco in fields. Everyone in Mendocino county was growing pot outside. Tending it like any other crop. Big commercial grows can be done indoors just as easily. Its an easy plant to grow with the biggest problem is mites attacking the plant. No one uses bug spray on their pot plants. i dont know why. Malathion is broken down in three days to carbon. The hardest part of growing pot is trimming the leaf off the buds.

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I don't think that growing pot will become big among commercial farmers. To get the best product, you must control all aspects of the grow, including light, water, humidity, etc. You can't just plant it in the open and let it grow.

In another one of the ironies, the city of Coalinga has sold it's prison to a pot grower...

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Pot has been legal here in Washington. People still grow it and many use it for barter, but a lot of people just go to the stores. The quality is getting better and the price is dropping to typical black market range (so my consumer friends tell me. I rarely smoke).

I have been expecting that traditional Ag producers, like truck farms that grow hot house produce, would eventually dominate the industry. It's commercial farming after all. I've seen a bit of that. One friend who owns a commercial Ag nursery has gotten into it. He has a lot of skilled workers with some slack time in their annual schedule cycle. He says it helps keep skilled people around which is an ever increasing problem with the turmoil over immigration. Still a new enterprise though.

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