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BAKER’S DOZEN: THE TOP 13 INTERNET COMMUNITIES FOR CANNABIS CULTIVATORS & GROWERS

Producing cannabis plants for the market is a science, and growers can gain plenty of knowledge from various online forums dedicated to cultivation. 

Online forums geared toward cannabis growers and cultivators are numerous across the Internet. With a diverse array of topics, some cannabis forums focus on indoor growing and hydroponics, while others talk more about outdoor growing, along with the general lifestyle associated with cannabis. 

Today, there’s no shortage of online communities for everything from part-time hobbies to big-time business ventures. Sharing information with like-minded people is especially valuable for cannabis cultivators since the insights gained from the internet’s cultivation community can reveal trade secrets and new techniques. 

In general, online communities are segmented into impossibly specific subject matters, and it’s no different in the vast world of weed forums. There are indoor grow forums, outdoor grow forums, forums dedicated to strains, venues specifically geared toward dispensaries, stoner chat rooms, and nearly every other imaginable topic related to weed. 

There’s truly a wealth of information out there for freshly sprouted pot professionals, as well as cultivators and growers who consider themselves veterans in the cannabis industry. 


HERE’S A COLLECTION OF THE VERY BEST INTERNET COMMUNITIES FOR CANNABIS CULTIVATORS:

1. GRASSCITY

To discover the latest cannabis industry news, as well as lifestyle discussions and social commentary, make your way to Grasscity forums. Widely considered the gold standard for anyone—of any skill level—to learn more about cannabis, Grasscity is known for its variety of topics covered and numerous sub-forums that take pot talk to the next level. 

Whether doling out tips for novice growers or presenting a riveting discussion on couch-locking strains, Grasscity is the first stop for many serious cultivators. Grasscity also offers platforms for people searching for cannabis-related products, tools of the grower’s trade, tips and tricks for every step of the growing process, and even information regarding medical marijuana and recreational legalities. 

2. FUTURE 4200

Future 4200 is the Internet’s premier cannabis processing technology forum. So, you should join this forum to learn about technological advancements in the industry and anything related to cannabis science. 

Individuals on this forum share all things related to the industry’s scientific and technical side, with spirited conversations delving into all sorts of hotly debated industry topics, including the extraction process, wet vs. dry trimming, lab and field safety regulations, how to mix terpenes, how to derive Delta-8 from CBD and so much more. 

3. STRAIN HUNTERS

Strain Hunters is a must-visit resource for anyone with a burning passion for discussing and learning about cannabis strains. 

Strain Hunters aims its content toward people who have questions about specific strains and the globe-trotting seekers who want to discover new and rare cultivars. Thus, Strain Hunters is more than just a cool name; it’s a collective of individuals who seek out cannabis genetics worldwide. 

Active forum members are constantly suggesting where these “hunters” should go next. Beyond strain talk, the forum also touches on extraction methods, seed testing, cultivation, and medicinal applications. 

4. I LOVE GROWING MARIJUANA

The I Love Growing Marijuana forum is a space for cannabis cultivators and growers to diagnose problems. The breadth of topics covers indoor and outdoor growing, and even dives into more specific discussions about growing equipment and best practices, such as hydroponics, grow boxes and tents, lighting, nutrients, and climate. 

In one recent post, a member posted hi-resolution images of trichomes and asked the community to help analyze the structure. Respondents exchanged advice on how much longer to wait until harvest time and even how much more trichome development can be expected as the buds dry and cure. 

5. THCFARMER

The THCFarmer forum grew out of the need for a place geared toward growers and people intimately involved in cannabis cultivation. Dubbing itself the Cannabis Cultivation Network, THCFarmer is a bright and easy-to-navigate forum that’s segmented into various marijuana-growing topics. 

One such section, Medical Cannabis Cultivation, leads site visitors through basic growing information, general indoor and outdoor growing tips, a rundown of the best nutrients and fertilizers, a “Breeder’s Lab” that discuss strains and hybrids, grow room design suggestions, lighting setups, grow diaries, concentrates and processing, and a section addressing advanced techniques and problems. 

There’s even a Cannabis Classifieds section where growers can sell or trade equipment, as well as a Cannabis Lifestyle section with industry news, cannabis recipes, general gardening advice, medical discussions, and more. 

6. ROLLITUP

Here’s another forum that gives growers and cultivators everything they need: Rollitup segments its forum into sections, such as The Grow Room, where community members discuss everything about indoor and outdoor growing, hydroponics, potential plant problems, organic efforts, and more. The Grow Room is a valuable resource, as it’s active, updated daily, and populated with hundreds of thousands of messages. 

Cannabis Cafe is another popular section on Rollitup; it’s where the discussions about cultivating marijuana grow into a diverse array of lifestyle topics. There’s the “Toke ‘n Talk” subforum, with community members sharing their cosmic insights on all manner of issues, along with subforums on fitness and wellbeing, music, sports, and even politics (proceed with caution in that particular subtopic). All in all, Rollitup is ideal for the serious grower that craves connections with cannabis believers. 

7. 420 MAGAZINE

With tens of thousands of posts on hundreds of threads, 420 Magazine boasts an active forum with some of the most friendly and helpful individual posters in any Internet community—that might sound like hyperbole but check it out for yourself. 

The Grow Room section specifically built for cannabis cultivation features chat rooms from the essentials (“How to Grow Marijuana”), to the complex (“Cultivation Scientific Data”), and everything in between. In addition, the “Grower’s Lounge” subtopic of The Green Room doubles as a support group for anyone having difficulty with an array of grower’s problems. Meanwhile, the forum’s “Frequently Asked Questions” subtopic (in the Grow Room) could be one of the Internet’s most valuable sources of cannabis cultivation information. 

8. MARIJUANA GROWING

With a slightly smaller community than some other sites, Marijuana Growing is a tad more approachable and appealing to growers who might be new to the game. This is where to go when you want to conduct research rather than chat with other growers daily. The Marijuana Growing forum comes to us courtesy of George Van Patten, a horticulturist who literally wrote the book on the cultivation of cannabis: Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible. You might know Van Patten better by his pseudonym, Jorge Cervantes, which he used to conceal his identity from 1983 to 2010. 

9. GROW WEED EASY

Founded by cannabis cultivation expert Nebula Haze and her partner Sirius in 2010, Grow Weed Easy is dedicated to teaching beginners how to grow cannabis at home. The forum presents cannabis cultivators and growers with an anonymous place to chat about their plants, discoveries, and problems with other growers. Community members ask questions, get advice, share photos, and discuss all topics relating to growing weed, as well as the cannabis lifestyle. 

10. BLUELIGHT

While technically a subforum of a much larger community, the Bluelight cannabis forum shines brightest when it comes to intelligent conversations surrounding basic and advanced cannabis-related topics. In nearly every topic, you’ll find well-informed discussions relating to the science of cannabis, with obscure details made more evident by the dogged research of the forum’s dedicated community members. An ideal place to dive into the data and analytics of the cannabis plant species, Bluelight serves up opportunities to dig deep into the emerging science of cultivation. 

11. THC TALK

Once you step into the THC Talk forum, you immediately recognize that this community is much more knowledgeable and goes deeper into the weeds than most other cannabis forums. While this can be intimidating, it’s precisely the characteristic that makes this forum such a dynamic place to learn about cannabis cultivation. There are sections about plant germination and propagation, composting, aspects of horticulture beyond cannabis, and more. The Cannabis Infirmary subtopic is especially helpful, with home-growing experts on call to help diagnose plant problems. There’s also an expertly compiled cannabis strain database, which takes this space beyond growing and cultivating.

12. IC MAG

International Cannagraphic Magazine, known mainly as IC Mag, features a moderately active community discussing an array of helpful topics, mainly surrounding their Cannabis Growing Questions subforum . A glance at the issues reveals an advanced list of fully defined cannabis-related terms, a post about LED lighting rigs, auto-watering systems, how to achieve great buds in cold weather, the optimal spacing for lights, and more. There’s even a topic where community members post photos of their favorite mutant plants they’ve ever grown. 

13. HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA

It doesn’t get much more straightforward than a forum titled How To Grow Marijuana. This online community delivers a comprehensive menu of growing tips and tricks, with plenty of expertise on display for free. The Grow Room section presents topics from the basics of growing to the more advanced details straight from the weed horticulturist’s handbook. There’s extensive information on growing indoors with hydroponics, as well as how to grow marijuana organically, proper grow room setup, germination techniques, nutrients, harvesting, drying, and curing. Then there’s the ultra-useful Cannabis Clinic, where you can go for advice on treating sick plants. 

GET A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS WITH ONLINE CANNABIS FORUMS

While there’s no shortage of cannabis communities to choose from online, the 13 listed in this blog are the absolute best for growers and cultivators. So browse around and find the one that best suits you and your operation. The staggering amount of knowledge out there can help you in your quest to bring your high-quality cannabis to the marketplace.

 

 

OCTOBER 2019

8 ways to counteract a too-intense cannabis high

Any cannabis consumer can tell you that if there’s one feeling no one enjoys, it’s the moment when you realize, “I’m too high.” Maybe the edible kicked in three hours late. Perhaps you tried to impress a group of friends by breathing in a little bit too deeply. You might have just tried concentrates for the first time and were caught off-guard by their potency. Or maybe you are just a low tolerance consumer. There are a thousand ways it can happen, but once it does, the resulting experience can be uncomfortable and enough to turn off even the most seasoned cannabis lover.

Fear not! Most of us have experienced the unpleasantness that can come with overwhelming cannabis effects. Thankfully, there are ways to help come back down when you feel too high, overwhelmed, or uncomfortable from excessive cannabis consumption.

Tips on how to stop being so high

1. Don’t panic

Let us start with the infinite wisdom of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

DON’T PANIC. YOU ARE FINE AND EVERYTHING IS OKAY.

Most symptoms of “greening out” (imbibing too much cannabis) will dissipate within minutes to hours, with no lasting effects beyond a little grogginess. Give it some time and these feelings will eventually pass, trust us.

Also, contrary to what you may have heard, there have been zero reported cannabis overdose deaths in the history of ever, so despite how freaked out you may feel or how sweaty you get, you won’t expire from excess consumption. (Don’t take that on as a challenge, just keep in mind that if you accidentally overdo it, you’ll be okay in a while.)

 

2. Know your limits before consuming

If you can, try to prepare for your cannabis session according to your tolerance level. Okay, this tip won’t help you once you’re already over the edge, but it can help you avoid an uncomfortable situation next time.

Consume with friends you know and are comfortable with, and don’t feel pressured to consume more than you can handle. It’s all well and good to make new friends, but being surrounded by strangers when you can’t feel your face is unpleasant at best and anxiety-ridden at worst.

Take it slow, especially when consuming edibles. We recommend trying a standard dose of 10 mg (or even 5 mg if you really want to ease into the experience) and waiting at least an hour, if not two, before increasing your edibles dosage. The same goes for inhalation methods – if you’re used to occasionally taking one hit off your personal vaporizer, we don’t advise sitting in a smoking circle puffing and passing for an hour.

3. Try water and light snacks

Water, water, water–don’t forget to hydrate! Whether you prefer water or juice, make sure you have a nice, cold beverage on hand (preferably non-caffeinated). This will help you combat dry mouth and allow you to focus on a simple and familiar act – sipping and swallowing.

Keep in mind that by “hydrate,” we don’t mean “knock back a few alcoholic beverages.” If you’re feeling the effects of your strain a little too aggressively, stay away from alcohol as it can increase THC blood concentrations.

Some people find that a light snack helps them feel a little more grounded. Consider grazing on some fruits, nuts, or cheese, and see if it’s a little easier to connect mind and body

4. Keep some black pepper handy

If you find yourself combating paranoia and anxiety, a simple household ingredient found in kitchens and restaurants everywhere can come to your rescue: black pepper. Many swear by the black pepper trick, even Neil Young! Just sniff or chew on a few black peppercorns and it should provide almost instantaneous relief.

5. Keep calm and rest

Find a calm, quiet place where you can rest and breathe deeply. Remember, the intense discomfort you’re feeling will pass. Take deep full breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Focus on the sound of your breath and just rest a while.

Sometimes sleeping it off can be the best alternative to stopping a strong high, but it’s not always easy to turn your brain off. Once you’ve found a quiet area, lay down and let yourself relax. If drowsiness and sleep are quick to onset, take a little nap to rejuvenate yourself. Should you be unable to fall asleep, just get comfortable until you feel strong enough to spring back up.

6. Try going for a walk

If you can’t turn your brain off, sometimes a change of scenery and some fresh air to get your blood pumping will help invigorate you. Just remember to stay close to your immediate surroundings–we don’t want you wandering off and getting lost while you’re feeling anxious and paranoid! And refrain from taking a walk if you’re feeling too woozy or light-headed to stand; instead, we recommend going back to Option #5 and laying down for a while.

7. Take a shower or bath

While it’s not always feasible if you’re out and about or at a friend’s house, if you’re at home, try taking a nice shower or bath as a really pleasant option to help you relax.

8. Distract yourself!

All of the activities that seem so entertaining and fun while high are also a great way to distract yourself while you try to come back down to Earth. Some suggestions include:

  • Watch a funny cartoon
  • Listen to your favorite album
  • Play a fun video game
  • Talk to your friends (who are hopefully right by your side, reassuring you)
  • Snuggle with your significant other
  • Try coloring as a calming activity (seriously, adult coloring books are becoming all the rage lately)
  • Eat something delicious

Whatever distractions you prefer, make sure it’s a familiar activity that gives you warm fuzzy emotions. Your brain will hopefully zone in on the positive feelings and give you a gentle reminder that you are safe and just fine.

Bonus tip: Try some CBD

CBD is an excellent anxiety-fighting compound, and for many people it can be used to counteract too much THC. Check out our article about how CBD’s anti-anxiety mechanisms work by modulating the receptor signaling associated with THC.

If all of these suggestions fail and you find that you are still feeling alarmingly uncomfortable, you can always seek medical attention and tell a doctor or nurse that you are having a cannabis-induced anxiety attack. This option is always available, even in states where cannabis is illegal. From a medical perspective, physicians have your best interest in mind and want to do all they can to make sure you’re okay, even if it’s helping you come down when you’re too stoned.

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Hopefully, however, the above suggestions were just what you needed to counteract and hopefully stop that too-intense cannabis high. (Or, if none of these work, you could always follow Snoop Dogg’s advice and “put ur face in mayonnaise.”)

How do you stop being high and come down from overwhelming cannabis effects? Share your tips in the comments section!

 

 

 

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