Best Concentrate Atomizer—The Molecule

Best Concentrate Atomizer—The Molecule

Meet the Molecule: a 15mm rebuildable concentrate atomizer, in design since 2014, that uses flattened SS316L coils inside a quartz cup to vaporize any cannabis-derived extract.

The coils are stainless steel, allowing the user to employ temperature control to customize their own personal experience. Myriad published charts show the boiling points of known cannabinoid terpenes and their effects. Temperature control, guided by these charts, can help take your happy vaping to the next level by allowing you to choose whether you want a more cerebral or physical experience, including how energizing or sedating that should be.

Perhaps more important than “experience,” however, is the safety of design and product being used in the device.

Problems

Atomizers that yield hazardous materials and are usually poor in design. Unfortunately, they have flooded the market. This epidemic is due to the general lack of consumer knowledge.  Thankfully, Advanced Vape Supply has brought us a remedy.

Courtesy of Advanced Vape Supply

Lessons

You want a device that maintains accurate temperature for many reasons, one being that oils can reach combustion if the hardware makes it too hot. And when something surpasses it’s combustion temperature, it becomes carcinogenic. This is unsafe and increases your risk of serious health complications, which defeats the main reason for vaping—health.

Additionally, temperature control prevents overheating terpenes in the concentrate and causing the formation of harmful byproducts such as formaldehyde, methacrolein, and benzene. At 221ºC (430ºF), however, you vaporize over 98 percent of the active components of the concentrate, but at a safe temperature.

Research shows that silicone generates formaldehyde at temps above 149ºC (300ºF).  Delta9-THC alone boils at 155ºC (311ºF). The terpene boiling points of our interest, reach 220ºC (428ºF) for THCV and CBC.  Therefore, we believe that the poor heat resistance of silicone is not to be underestimated in terms of triggering potential health issues.

Some vaporizers have plastic mouthpieces directly above the heating element that can melt from high temps and release VOCs, POMs, or dioxides.

Solutions

These and other issues were taken into account when creating the Molecule. Advanced Vape Supply wanted build lasting relationships with their clients by ensuring their product offers a clean, user friendly, and cost efficient experience product with the Molecule.

Best Concentrate Atomizer—The Molecule

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One of the many innovations in design to address these problems was the use of nontoxic, nonstick, and odorless fluorocarbon O rings. Fluorocarbon is used in pharmaceutical and food manufacturing as well as processing applications. It is stronger than silicone with a much higher heat and chemical resistance, which is better for vaping concentrates that were solvent extracted.

Additionally, the Molecule’s cap is made of stainless steel with a threaded delrin mouthpiece that goes over the cap to insulate your lips from being exposed to high heat. This prevents any degradation and any possible inhalation of off-gassing.

Solder and glues are often used in devices to hold pieces together. These pose similar health risks. In fact, if you use any tank or device with disposable coil heads and it isn’t defined as being “rebuildable,” there’s a 99% chance you’re vaping glue and solder.

The Molecule by Advanced Vape Supply does not contain any of these toxic materials.

Versatile Performer

In addition to the safety concerns, AVS pays close attention to providing the best user experience by engineering the Molecule to suit different needs. The Premium 18k Gold Plated 304 Stainless Steel 510 center pin, post-less deck, posts, and post screws ensure durability and accuracy in Temperature control or wattage modes.

The compact 15mm size allows for discretion and ease of transport, especially when paired with a small mod like the Joyetech evic basic. However, despite its short stature, the Molecule performs better than larger atomizers. The flattened single coil is designed for optimum Temperature Control response while more effectively utilizing the surface area of the coil and reducing reclaim. Additionally, one can add a round coil and fc2000 ceramic wick for use with distillate or a cotton wick for flavor testing nicotine e-juice.

Keep Cool

Top airflow prevents leaks and clogging. Moreover, utilizing the quartz bowl as a heat refractory, the heat from the coil is pushed upwards to the top cap, but then cool air comes back down the airflow which aides to dissipate heat. Incoming airflow also creates a vortex and infuses with the inhaled vapor to provide smoother puffs.

Design elements dissipate heat in order to avoid overheating your battery and minimize thermal retention. Otherwise the concentrate will remain hot, thereby degrading flavor on subsequent puffs.

The Molecule also has a black, high temperature ceramic coating. The large quartz bowl itself is strong and can hold enough material to last for hours of casual, light use without reloading.

Finished Yet?

Advanced Vape Supply is still innovating and developing accessories, like a line of bubblers. Look forward to that, of course, but the next piece of kit is pure innovation. And it’s set to be released in a couple of weeks.

AVS is coming out with another quartz cup which will rest on the coil and offer TC with a ramp time under three seconds. This will give an even more pure flavor from your cannabis extracts.

Cost

The Molecule is the most affordable concentrate atomizer on the market, due to its rebuildable nature and coils required to do so. AVS sells flattened pre-made coils for the molecule. You can also buy the wire itself and make your own coils, which is very easy to do.

Best Concentrate Atomizer—The Molecule

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The cost averages anywhere from $0.15-$1.50 depending on your choice. You can buy four new quad core fused coils, pre-flattened by AVS, for less than you would to change your coil once on most other devices.

The high performance of the Molecule and the design, which reduces reclaim, also helps ensure you vape every last drop of your concentrate. That benefit cannot be overstated.

Trust

With so many options in the world of concentrate vaporizers, it can be easy to receive bad information or waste money on devices that don’t work well and are potentially hazardous to your health! To help their customers have some peace of mind, AVS is having their wire and Molecule tested by a 3rd party laboratory and will publish the results as they come.

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The Ultimate Free Stoner App Has Arrived

The Ultimate Free Stoner App Has Arrived

As the online cannabis community is being shadow banned and kicked off of social media platforms, a new cannabis social media app has arrived to take in the millions of wayward stoners from around the world and give them their own anonymous social media playpen… That app is PotSmoking.com.

With over 25,000 downloads and almost 40,000 posts in just 12 short months, PotSmoking.com has quickly become the only true cannabis social media app, unleashing a whole new kind of platform for stoners from around the world to come together and get to know each other through pictures, videos, comments and an old school site wide message board.  “Users” are also treated to thousands of cannabis related links in the app’s “Information” section and can even win hundreds of dollars in prizes in the app’s “Contest” section.

Steve Einzig, CEO and founder of Potsmoking.com says “The difference between our app of other platforms is that everyone sees everyone else’s posts on our 420 Worldwide page.  This means that when someone first joins the app, they are just as much a part of the community as someone who joined 10 months ago. This promotes a sense of inclusion and camaraderie that lends itself to the positive feeling that people get from our platform.  It’s amazing when you see people from literally every continent around the world posting and commenting like we are all right next door. We have ‘users’ from over 50 countries so far, and those are just the ones that have mentioned where they are from.”

Some “users” like Paul Surrette (@bigpauly875) from Massachusetts, have gone so far as to dedicate their spare time to promote the app and help build out the community.  “I friggin’ love this app! I’m a cancer survivor who turned to cannabis as medicine, and here I am 5 years later. Since I got involved with PotSmoking.com last year and started hosting their live broadcasts on Instagram, I’ve been having the best time of my life.  I have met so many incredible people who have really become my close friends. I try to turn as many people on to the app as possible, and I’m not the only one. There’s a guy in Dallas giving away free haircuts to anyone that downloads the app!”

The app was conceived when Einzig and his close college friend Steven Stern (@steviepotseed) got together in New York City just last year.  Stern was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in November of 2014, but by using a concentrated regiment of THC and CBD in concert with other cancer prescriptions, Stern is now almost four years into stage 4, one of the few people on his medication regimen to survive this long, and according to the latest reports, his condition is stable.

“When we first started the app, we wanted to use it as a platform for Steven (Stern) to help inspire and educate people with cancer and other ailments about the medicinal benefits of cannabis.” says Einzig.  “My hope is that Steven will have a vehicle through the app to share his story with the world so thousands of other people can be inspired by him and reap the medicinal benefits of cannabis.”

Stern’s story has already driven people battling cancer to the app and they love all the support and information they have found. “We have one ‘user’ named Alicia (@aliciakeepsmiling) who is suffering from chronic pancreatitis.” says Jen Jendrzejczyk, originally a PotSmoking.com intern now working for the app out of Los Angeles.  “I talk to Alicia multiple times a day. She’s always on the app keeping up with what’s going on. She says it’s become a huge part of her emotional support while battling her illness.”

Anonymity is a very import part of the PotSmoking.com community.  According to Stern, “One really cool thing about PotSmoking.com is that it doesn’t actually exist as a web based platform, so no one will ever find our “users” posts in an online search.  We offer cannabis enthusiasts a truly safe and anonymous platform by which to express their love for weed and the lifestyle. On the main social media sites, you have to worry about your family or your employers seeing your posts.  Not here.”

As far as the long term goals of the app, according to Einzig “We just want to build this to be a place where millions of cannabis lovers from around the world can come together without having to worry about what they are posting or how they are perceived.  Obviously the environment is changing with all of the legalization and medical progress of the last few years. As our numbers grow, hopefully our “users” can be a big part of helping to bring about that change through advocacy and education. I would love for the app to be known for positivity, education, inspiration and the unification of the cannabis community around the world.  I think we can make great things happen.”

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Choosing The Best CBD Oil For Your Needs

Choosing The Best CBD Oil For Your Needs

CBD Vape Oil is a hot topic these days. Despite its popularity, CBD vape oil is perhaps the least understood of all products in the industry. Still, they’ve become one of the most popular ways to consume cannabinoid extracts, in some ways, more so than smoking medical marijuana due to the fact that CBD vaping is legal in all 50 states.

CBD Vape Oil Quick Facts:

  • CBD Oil can be vaped
  • CBD vape additive is a type of concentrate which mixes with other e-liquids
  • Vape pens can have a refillable tank or be disposable using a pre-filled cartridge.
  • The FDA just approved a cannabidiol medication for the first time
  • Quality CBD vape oils are made with 100 percent natural CBD and usually contain a preservative.
  • CBD vape oil affects each individual differently
  • Vaping CBD can raise serotonin
  • It is important to know where your CBD vape oil is sourced as well as its ingredients

Can CBD oil be vaped? What is the Difference Between CBD Vape Oil and CBD Vape Additive?

Having earlier discussed the differences between CBD oils, consumers should also know the differences between those and CBD Vape additives. CBD oil or CBD vape oil (the two terms can be used interchangeably) is meant to be vaped on its own. CBD vape additive is a type of concentrate which mixes with other e-liquids. They can be nicotine or non-nicotine-based. So, for example, Diamond CBD offers a variety of CBD vape additives for people to enjoy with their favorite e-liquids, or, if they prefer, they can vape one of the many oils discussed previously in this series of articles.

Of course, the choices for consumers do not stop there, as they have to decide then how far they want to commit when it comes to CBD vape oil. For example, there are two types of vape pens, one that has a refillable tank that can be filled with oil, or another disposable kind that uses a pre-filled cartridge.

CBD Vape Oil is Winning Over Regulators

So popular is CBD right now that not only have politicians and the public begun to change their perceptions, but industry has as well. With the recent development of the world’s first FDA approved cannabidiol medication from GW Pharmaceuticals, interest in CBD Vape oil has expanded exponentially.

After all, now that researchers are beginning to see the value in CBD, everyone wants to try some. And as discussed in earlier pieces on how to choose the best CBD Oils and how to choose CBD oil from the best companies, media headlines about the Farm Bill and decisions in the Ninth District have only amplified this desire. Yet, of all the options available to people, from CBD oil to CBD edibles, CBD Vape Oils continue to capture the imagination, so to speak.

Having already discussed the differences between CBD oils, it can be confusing for consumers to add a whole new layer of choices to the mix. What are the benefits of CBD Vape Oils? What are the differences between each? Additives? E-Liquids?

CBD Vape Oil Choices & Buying Process

Choosing the right CBD company is just the first step of a process when it comes to purchasing the best product. Knowing the differences between what is available on the market and how those differences can affect the human body are crucial parts of the buying process. Once again, as explained in an earlier article that answered the question “what should consumers look out for when purchasing CBD Oil,” there is a reason that the best companies in this industry provide clearly-labeled packaging and independent third-party lab reports. Informed decisions are the best decisions.

Knowing what CBD can do for the endocannabinoid system has made crowds of people eager to try it. But what do consumers need to know to choose the right CBD vape oil for themselves?

Courtesy of Diamond CBD

Even The Best CBD Vape Oil Can Affect Everyone Differently

CBD works by supplementing the endocannabinoid system, a critical system which research now shows may help to regulate everything from sleeping patterns to joint pain. It is important to note, however, that CBD vape oil, like any other CBD product, can affect people differently sometimes. Even with the best products from Diamond CBD, some people find themselves experiencing specific benefits, while others may have a different reaction? Sometimes it has to do with the quality of the product, as discussed in an earlier article, sometimes it has to do with the type of product, also discussed previously, and sometimes it has to do with the person themselves.

Some people are born with more endocannabinoids than others,  which means that CBD vape oil may affect them differently due to pure genetics. In the same vein, women are known to receive more pain relief from CBD than men, a result of higher estrogen levels. And then, of course, there is diet and stress.

Vaping CBD Oil Can Raise Serotonin for Feelings of Happiness

People whose diets are low in fatty acids may benefit more from CBD vape oil because, as experts point out, CBD itself is a form of a fatty acid, which means that bodies low in fatty acids will absorb CBD quicker. Of course, that means that the opposite is true. A diet high in fatty acids may be less able to absorb CBD. Interestingly enough, some studies show that people with higher levels of stress may benefit more from CBD. It may make a person feel more content due to the ability of cannabidiol to mimic anandamide and raise the level of serotonin.

CBD Vape Oil Has The Distinct Benefit of Nearly Instantaneous Effects

Another article in this series noted how CBD oil is placed under the tongue, going directly into the users’ bloodstream. CBD vape oil provides immediate effects because the vapor is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the lungs. It is, after all, the same way the body receives oxygen. Plus, more CBD enters a person’s system when vaping, as opposed to say edibles where some cannabinoids are absorbed into the fatty tissues of the digestive system.  Moreover, some pass right through the liver.

Anyone with any lung issues should avoid vaping at all costs. There is even a small percentage of consumers who find that CBD vape oil irritates their throat or lungs. Of course, knowing what is in each product, and where the hemp was sourced from, can help to avoid many of these issues early on — a topic discussed in detail earlier in this series of articles.

Know Your CBD Vape Oil Products

The best CBD vape oils, like those that come from Diamond CBD, are made with 100 percent natural CBD and usually contain some kind of preservative. Vape pens apply heat to the CBD oil, which evaporates it, allowing it to be inhaled by the user. Most importantly, though it may appear similar on the surface, vaping is nothing like smoking, as oil is a purified extract. In fact, vaping allows the user much more control over what they put in their bodies as compared to smoking.

For those new to vaping, it is best to start with Diamond CBD’s line of disposable CBD vape pens of which there is a whole variety of choices. In many ways they are designed for “plug and play” — there’s no mechanism to learn, and no button to press. Users directly place it in their mouth and inhale the vapor like they were inhaling on a straw.

Choosing The Best CBD Oil For Your Needs

Courtesy of Diamond CBD

CBD vape oil users looking for something easy but a little more permanent can try a disposable CBD vape juice cartridge. Tanks that are prefilled with an oil mixture, they screw right onto a standard vape pen battery. Once done, users easily throw away the cartridge and screw on a new one. There is no mess and no complicated contraptions of with which user need fumble. Diamond CBD offers consumers a number of easy to use disposable cartridges.

Finally, experienced users may choose to invest in a refillable vape pen. Here, a person can become creative with their mixtures. They can use CBD vape oils and flavors or mix in some CBD vape additive,  such as anything from the Diamond CBD line. A straight-up refill works just fine as well, with no mixing needed.

CBD Vape Oil Gives Consumers An Instantaneous Option In A Sea of Variety

CBD vape oil and all CBD products need not be overwhelming to anyone, whether they are new users or experienced ones. With the proper information at hand, including knowledge of the different types of vape oils, and, as discussed previously in this series, CBD oils and the best CBD companies, everyone can benefit from and enjoy cannabidiol. After all, for those that choose it, CBD Vape oil can give them the CBD they need instantaneously. Keep reading to learn just how DIamond CBD is helping to keep the industry on-the-level, helping consumers to make informed decisions about their CBD purchases.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland

If you’re Maryland resident reading this article, chances are you’re already using cannabis. If you don’t have your card yet, then your usage is not legal. Wouldn’t it be great if you could find out how to buy marijuana legally and use it at your leisure? You can when you use Veriheal to meet with a doctor online and get approved for medical marijuana. Veriheal has helped thousands of patients in Maryland gain safe and legal access to medical marijuana.

You can complete the process all from the comfort of your own couch. Veriheal is one of the leading medical marijuana card providers in the United States, with over 15,000+ patients signed up for medical marijuana in their respective states.

Unlike other states with very strict conditions for approval, Maryland allows people with chronic pain to be approved. So if you have ongoing headaches, you’d be approved. Stomach aches? You’d be approved. Let’s be honest, you’ve probably had some kind of pain, so you would be approved instantly.

What is the Maryland Medical Marijuana Program?

The medical marijuana program in Maryland was approved by lawmakers in 2013. The program has recently become operational with dispensaries opening back in September of 2017. The program allows people to become legal medical marijuana patients in the state and gain access to cannabis dispensaries throughout Maryland.

How do you Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Maryland?

To qualify for medical marijuana, you have to be 18 years of age and also have one of the qualifying conditions. Patients can be approved for a medical marijuana card in Maryland for a wide range of conditions. The most common diagnosis fall into the following general categories:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Allergies
  • Severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Any other condition, as determined by rule-making, that is chronic or long-lasting

If a patient is under 18, they must register with a caregiver that is over 18. That caregiver can obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary for the patient.

Courtesy of Veriheal

What is a Medical Marijuana Card?

A medical marijuana card is a card/document/recommendation that states a specific person has a medical condition in which a doctor recommends them to use cannabis to help treat their condition(s). Once a doctor writes a recommendation, a card can be requested from the state and that card allows the patient to legally buy medical cannabis. Once the patient receives a medical marijuana card, they can then go to a dispensary for their medicine. Some states, however, ask the patient to register with the state first, then go to the dispensary for their medicine.

A medical recommendation is not a medical prescription. It’s moreso a document that states a patient can legally purchase cannabis in a state that allows for legal medical marijuana (MMJ) use.

How do I get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland?

On the Maryland commission’s website, you will need to register with the state of Maryland by providing your name, Maryland address, date of birth, and uploading an image of a valid state government ID. After this, a patient will meet with a Veriheal doctor who is registered with the commission to obtain their “written certification.”

How does it work?

To get your recommendation you have to sign up and register on https://www.veriheal.com and complete a brief online profile from which you can book an appointment. You will then meet with a physician for 15 minutes who will approve you based off of your ailment(s). Afterwards, you will receive a formal doctor’s recommendation for medical cannabis.

How can I find a medical marijuana doctor in Maryland to approve me?

The hardest part has always been finding physicians that believe in the power of medical cannabis for treatment. Veriheal provides licensed physicians all across Maryland that are in good standing with the state and can provide evaluations and approvals to patients that qualify. Currently, Veriheal has doctors in Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, Catonsville, Laurel, Oxon Hill, Waldorf, and Takoma Park. By far, Baltimore medical marijuana cards have become the most popular in Maryland via Veriheal statistics. Evaluations can also be done virtually with Veriheal, so no need to leave your home!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland

Courtesy of Veriheal

What do I do after I am approved?

Once approved, and have received your certification, you can print your certification through the MMCC site and purchase medical cannabis from any Maryland dispensary. If you would like a medical marijuana card, you can order one from the state for $50. The physical card is optional.

As of May, of 2018, with the passing of reciprocity, Maryland cardholders can also purchase medical marijuana from DC dispensaries. That means if you get your medical marijuana card in Maryland you can also go purchase cannabis from Washington DC.

If you don’t have your MMCC ID number, register with Maryland here http://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/patients.aspx. The state will issue you an MMCC ID number. Bring this number with to your appointment and your doctor will upload you into the state system. You can print your certification from the state site and immediately go to dispensaries near you.

What can I buy at a dispensary with a Maryland medical card?

Once you have a medical marijuana card in Maryland, you can buy cannabis products such as dry flower, tinctures, vapor oil, liquids, and oils.

Where are the Maryland dispensaries?

You can visit www.veriheal.com/dispensaries to see all of the dispensaries that are open for business.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland

Courtesy of Veriheal

Does Veriheal work directly with dispensaries?

Yes! Veriheal works with dispensaries to get specials for patients who used Veriheal to get their card. Veriheal also has an Online TV Network called VerihealTV where patients can’t get a preview of different dispensaries in Maryland.

Is Veriheal HIPAA compliant? Is my data secure?

Yes. Veriheal is one of the only HIPAA compliant platforms in the medical marijuana industry. Your health insurance company, employer, or any other entity does not have access to your information.

Will the government have my information?

No. Some people who qualify for medical recommendations sometimes chose not to pursue treatment because they fear there might be repercussions. There is no reason to be in fear nor does the government have a list of approved patients that work for the government. There is no consolidated database that the DEA uses to conduct raids or employers can access during background checks.

As in any doctor’s practice, the record of your evaluation is protected and private under federal laws through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Further, by law, doctor-patient confidentiality prohibits the police, DMV, and employers from accessing your medical records without your written permission or consent.

Does Veriheal Operate in any other states?

Veriheal operates in and writes medical marijuana recommendations in Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and New York. Many more states are coming soon.

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How To Get Bigger Buds and Increase Yield

How To Get Bigger Buds and Increase Yield

1.    Pruning and topping
2.    Add a flower booster grow light
3.    Correct type and amount of nutrients
4.    Harvest the plants at the right time

1. Topping to increase the number of colas

Prune to clear off dead leaves to help your plants focus their energy on the live parts of the plant. Prune large leaves which get in the way of light reaching the colas.

Topping is a form of pruning and involves pruning off the branch tip of the main cola. When you top the main cola, the energy goes to the side branches. The next two lateral branches will become the main branches.

Topping will increase the overall yield of your grow. Although one shoot will produce a more massive individual cola, topping will give multiple colas with a higher combined weight. More colas will get more light than one large cola, and the cumulative yield will be higher.  Do not top your plants more than two times per grow. When you trim a plant, growth will slow initially, but the plant will eventually become stronger and yield more.

The main cola is pruned so the lateral ones will grow; Image courtesy of DormGrow

2. Add a G8LED Flower Booster Grow Light

How To Get Bigger Buds and Increase Yield

G8LED 90W Red Flower Booster light; Image courtesy of DormGrow

Increasing the light intensity for the plants at the correct time will add size and weight to your yield. The G8LED 90W Red Flower Booster grow light is an extremely effective light that should be added during the flowering phase.

The Flower Booster can be used with LED grow lights, HPS bulbs, metal halide lights, T5s, CFLs and plasma indoor grow lights. The 90W Red Flower Booster increases the light intensity at the specific light spectra that is most effective for flowering, the 630nm and 660nm reds.

This one light can do wonders for a plant in the flowering phase. To get even more flowering, leave the Flower Booster on for a few days after you have turned off the rest of your lights, at the end of your grow. Doing this will focus all the energy of the plant and swell up the buds before you harvest.

How To Get Bigger Buds and Increase Yield

Bigger buds and increase yield by adding G8LED flower booster grow lights; Image courtesy of DormGrow

3. Nitrogen and phosphorus

Nutrients assist plants in the process of photosynthesis, encouraging the plant to absorb light and increase the chemical processes.  During vegetative growth, add nitrogen to your plants. The main ingredient in fertilizer, nitrogen helps plants produce sugar from water and carbon dioxide along with amino acids.

Once your plant enters the flowering phase, decrease the nitrogen levels and increase the phosphorus levels to help the colas to develop and grow denser. Bat guano and worm castings are an excellent source of phosphorous to add to the top layer of the soil.

Avoid nutrient burn, which is the stress caused by overfeeding plants or using too high of a concentration of nutrients. Overwatering can exacerbate nutrient burn since plant roots need a dry period to access oxygen properly. When it comes to nutrients, less is truly more. If you are growing with LEDs, use even less than you would with HPS and MH bulbs.

4. Don’t harvest too early

This point seems obvious, but many growers harvest before the plants are finished flowering because they are eager to get their crop. The flowering time is different for every strain. Indica plants typically go through an 8-12 week flowering cycle. Sativa plants can take 10-16 weeks to reach maximum flowering.

Being patient will pay off with increased size by up to 25%. The added size adds weight to buds, which ultimately increases the yield of the harvest. As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.

There is a 2-3 week window during which will be the ideal time to harvest. Another consideration is the desired THC concentration and CBD levels. When the trichomes are at their THC concentration peak, they have a translucent color. At this moment, THC is at its peak, but CBD levels are low. Waiting for the trichomes to become less translucent and milkier white will increase the CBD levels and its sedative effects.

How To Get Bigger Buds and Increase Yield

Harvesting at the correct time can increase yield by 25%; Image courtesy of DormGrow

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