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May 2016

  • STUDY: EMPLOYEES IN MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATES TAKE FEWER SICK DAYS

    A new study published this month in the journal Health Economics has found that medical marijuana may be the key to keeping employees healthy and happy.

    SF Gate reports that researchers found a “statistically significant declines in employee sick leave in states that allow safe and legal access to medical cannabis.” According to the numbers, illness-related employee absences dropped between eight and 15 percent in medical marijuana states compared to states that still prohibit medicinal pot. 

    “Utilizing the Current Population Survey, the study identifies that absences due to sickness decline following the legalization of medical marijuana,” author Darin F. Ulman wrote. “The effect is stronger in states with ‘lax’ medical marijuana regulations, for full-time workers, and for middle-aged males, which is the group most likely to hold medical marijuana cards.”

    “Although there is not a direct identification of those who use marijuana for medical purposes in the data, overall sickness absence is reduced for those in age and gender groups most likely to be cardholders,” the report continued. “Given the lack of prior studies, more research is warranted in this area.”

  • GROW Q&A: WHAT’S THE BEST GROW LIGHT FOR BIG YIELDS?

    Dear Dan,
    I’m planning on starting my own grow. I’ve grown before but only one plant but this time I plan to have eight and dedicate a small room in my home to the operation. I was wondering what your preference of light is to get the most yield out of an indoor operation? Also, about how long should I grow my plants before flowering them if I would like to yield a pound from each? —Mak

    Dear Mak,
    For the biggest yield, you must use High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting. Metal Halide (MH) or High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights are the indoor grower’s choice for plant production and heavy harvests. My recommendation are the new ceramic Metal Halides on the market, to get the most bang for your buck.

    If you want to yield a pound per plant indoors while growing 8 plants, you will need about a 1,000-watt light per single plant, a very large (over 10 gallon) container, and a long vegetative time (three months or more). In what you describe as a small room, I think it’s more realistic to grow eight plants that will yield a total of one pound meaning that each plant will ultimately yield two ounces. Plant them in 5-gallon pots and vegetate them for 5 weeks before inducing flowering. You may be surprised to find they yield more than the minimum two ounces per plant.