Marijuana

Ask a Stoner: Where Can I Find Other Growers For Advice?

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Dear Stoner: Where can I have discussions with growers to ask questions? This is my first time growing.
Freshie

Dear Freshie: Growing cannabis is a lot more difficult than growing tomatoes in the back yard, but it’s a helluva lot easier now than it was ten or even five years ago. If you want to learn more about growing face-to-face with experts, then hang out at hydroponic stores, where you buy growing equipment. Most of their employees have experience with cannabis — or even with growing indoors, which is still helpful.

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Jacqueline Collins
For the most sage advice, though, hit up the bars and breweries off I-70 in the east end of town, where all the growing operations are located. Trust me: It’s easy to spot — or smell — a group of cannabis growers. Just keep your nose open and look for a worker’s badge, because most of them don’t take them off after their shifts. Buy hardworking growers a couple of beers, and they’ll teach you anything you want to know.

If you’re too shy to bombard someone at the bar, then try online growing forums. Although the users can be a little harsh at times, this is a great way to compare notes and photos of the same strains and growing techniques. You might even get a seed connection or two, and that’s when the real fun begins.

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