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When should You grow Marijuana Outdoors in California?

If you’re planning on growing marijuana outdoors, there are several things you need to think about ahead of time, the most important of which is knowing the best time of year to plant it outdoors. If you live in California, you’re probably wondering when you should plant your cannabis outdoors. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t that simple as there are several factors that must be considered first. Then there’s always the old trial and error method as well. California’s Seasons Compared to other geographic areas, California’s are different. A key difference is whether you live in Northern or Southern California. The weather in Northern California tends to be somewhat gloomy with cooler temperatures and more rainfall. Southern California is more of a sunny, warm desert except for the coastal areas. Consequently, the air is dry and the temps are toasty. Winters are often sunny and warm but have less daylight due to the shorter days, thereby making summer the better growing season. Size of Your Plants Plant size is another key factor as it relates to the strain you’ve chosen, how long it takes to go from seedling to flowering, and how big you want them to be. Most plants will transition to the flowering stage based on how much sunlight and darkness they’re exposed to over a 24-hour period. Therefore, if you want to grow the largest plants possible, you’ll need to plant them as early in the growing season as possible.Generally speaking, you should plant your cannabis during the first week in May if you want really large plants. The latest you should plant them is towards the end of August. You should also consider the size of the pots you use for planting. Planting marijuana in a smaller pot at the beginning of the season will stunt a plant’s growth because it won’t allow the roots to expand, so plan ahead and buy the right size growing pots. Keep a check on the amount of light and water that is provided to the plants while you need to make sure that there are no diseases afflicting your plants. Sun and Water Two other factors to consider are sun and water. Typically, the amount of sun your plants get will determine how much water to give them. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of sunlight in Southern California. Obviously, if you live in a warmer climate and your plants get a lot of sunlight, you’ll need to water more frequently. Just be sure you don’t overwater them as this can cause mold and mildew problems.If you want quality smoking accessories when your plants are ready, be sure to contact Tank Glass at
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3 Possible Health Benefits of Marijuana for Seniors

Cannabis has been legalized in 18 states and Washington, D.C. while medical cannabis is legal in 37. Consequently, we are seeing increasing numbers of first-time users. What’s interesting is the fact that it’s not just younger adults that are smoking marijuana as many older adults are now using it, some more frequently than others. Whether you purchase your marijuana from a local area retailer or from a smoke shop online, here are 3 health benefits for older adults. Marijuana can help with Anxiety and Insomnia Many older adults struggle with insomnia. This is because it becomes increasingly more difficult to enjoy longer periods of deep sleep. Some individuals claim that smoking marijuana enables them to fall asleep faster and remain asleep for longer periods of time. Others have claimed that they enjoyed a deeper sleep, in addition to falling asleep quicker and staying asleep longer. That helps them recoup energy and feel better in the morning.Be sure you give some thought to the type of marijuana you smoke. High THC levels are great for feeling more of the psychoactive effects of cannabis. However, if you’re smoking it to help overcome insomnia, you’ll want to try a strain with a higher CBD level and lower THC level. Cannabis is also effective for helping individuals with anxiety by helping them to calm down and relax so they’re not as anxious about what is going on around them. For people with panic and anxiety disorders, this is a boost. Marijuana can relieve Pain The primary benefit is that smoking marijuana can relieve pain. As we grow older, our bodies begin deteriorating and wearing out. This often leads to increased pain and discomfort in our bones, joints, and muscles. Cannabis helps to relieve the pain of arthritis and is ideal to use for inflammation. Even seniors with nerve pain may feel some relief when smoking marijuana. So if your prescription pain medication isn’t providing enough relief or if you’re considering an alternative, cannabis or even CBD could be good pain solutions. Marijuana helps in the Treatment of Glaucoma Cannabis can be effective for treating glaucoma, a disease that causes internal pressure within the eye and can adversely affect your ability to see things clearly. Cannabis helps to reduce that internal eye pressure. Although glaucoma can affect individuals in every age group, it is most common among older adults and seniors. Naturally, you should talk to your doctor about trying marijuana to help with your glaucoma. Just keep in mind that it can only help. It isn’t a cure for glaucoma. It only helps suffering individuals cope with the disease.To learn more, call Tank Glass today at (323)-364-7952.

The Basics on Weed Grinders

When you’re an avid cannabis enthusiast, your arsenal of tools must contain a decent weed grinder. Whether your preference is smoking blunts or vaping, you need your herb to be well-ground in order to have a pleasant smoking experience. And you don’t need to grind it manually so unfortunately, you have a lot of options to consider. The following weed grinder basics will hopefully make the decision-making process less arduous and frustrating. Grinder Materials The type of material that a grinder is constructed from can play a significant role in your smoking experience. Some of the more popular options include: Electric grinders – these are the solution to grinding dry marijuana flowers and can be purchased in different materials. Although they’re battery-powered, they are capable of grinding up to three grams of product at a time. Metal grinders – these grinders are available in aluminum, titanium, and titanium coated aluminum. One thing is certain though. Metal grinders have won the hearts of today’s cannabis smokers. Wood grinders – the difficulties involved in building, carving, and shaping wooden grinders makes them difficult to mass produce and therefore less beneficial for the companies that manufacture them. However, they do have a more natural appeal. Compartments or Pieces Grinders are typically available in 2-, 3-, and 4-piece varieties although there are 5-piece grinders also available. Each one has its own pros and cons but here is a quick breakdown of the different models: 2-piece grinders – often referred to as 1-compartment grinders, these are the most basic models with one compartment for grinding and collecting your herb. 3-piece grinders – the holes in this grinder enable smaller pieces of herb to fall into a second compartment and collect the kief or pollen. 4-piece grinders – this grinder allows you to capture the kief or pollen. Plus, it has a screen to filter your residue so it passes through the kief collecting chamber.   Standard Sizes available The size of grinder you choose will usually be determined by your consumption habits. The following will help you choose the appropriate size for your needs: Mini or small sized grinders – 40 to 50 mm (1.5” to 2”) in diameter. These are ideal for the person looking for something more discreet. Medium sized grinders – 62 to 70 mm (2.5” to 3”) in diameter. These are still discreet but offer considerably more room for grinding product. Large sized grinders – 75 mm (3”) or more in diameter. These are ideal for grinding 3.5 to 7 grams of product at a time. If you are looking to get the right weed grinders, bongs or beakers for a luxurious smoking experience, contact a Tank Glass representative today. Additionally, you can browse our vast collection online.

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