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    #46
    Welcome to another week! Everyone has been busy around GWE the last week offering excellent advice, helping where they can and answering questions. Good On You!

    Over the weekend I ended up spending quite a lot of time at Daryl's House -= THIS =- is one of my favorite topics

    Have a great week everyone and thanks again for being you and doing what you do!
    "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
    GWE4ME

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    • RagWeedDWC
      RagWeedDWC commented
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      Thought you were into photography (AD prior to music) for a second, but excellent sound track!

    • Farmbuck
      Farmbuck commented
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      BU2B Ahh Daryl Hall !! Philadelphia blues music. I remembered driving from Ottawa to Massena with wife to get their Big Bam Boom CD because it was new back in the 80's and we couldn't get it here in my hometown. Saw him at a unplugged concert also in the 80's in Ottawa and I can say it was one of my best unplugged concert I ever saw and believe me I saw a lot of concerts in my time.

      The next time we are in Rockport we will definitely do a detour to Pawling to eat at Daryl's House Club. Waiting to open the damn borders.

    #47
    Hey, hey, hey it’s Sunday and the start of another week.

    Before I get started with my short list for your consideration I would like to say, THANKS! Thanks to all of you for your kindness, knowledge, patience and experience. We've only been active a short time, and though it is something each of you has done extremely well for quite some time; I'd like to officially acknowledge each of you for your helpfulness and eagerness to help others as much as possible. The world could do with a lot more like you. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to each and every OG Group member.

    Okay... now on with the list. As I mentioned earlier the OG Group has only been Official for just a little over a month - Here are a few of my questions regarding the OG Group and it's direction. I would very much appreciate hearing from each of you if you have any thoughts or questions of your own.

    1. Are we doing enough to help newbies or just hoping their flailing around on the shore will eventually pop them into 'our' pond?
    2. Should we or some of us add taglines to our signature that point to the OG Group? (I've done this as of today)
    3. Should we also have a sister forum for community input? or maybe the tag line thing is enough?
    4. What and how can we do what we do more efficiently or is what we're doing good enough?
    5. How can we encourage other OLD GROWERS to either join up or how can we help them help others better?
    6. Over-all I am super happy with everyone! You are all great people in your own right, and together, like the cannabis movement, we're an unstoppable force. I wish the laws were different I'd send you all a big fat doobie - overnight!

    Let me know your thoughts folks - AND Have a GREAT WEEK!

    "The real-estate in my mind is for sale it's all been subdivided,
    Divided into reasons why my two opposing thoughts at once are fine"

    Jack Johnson
    Last edited by BU2B; 07-18-2021, 01:15 PM.
    "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
    GWE4ME

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    • alltatup
      alltatup commented
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      Good ideas!! I just added it to my signature.

    • Puglover1
      Puglover1 commented
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      I'm old by age, I never signed up but because I'm awake until dawn I try to at least acknowledge someone's request for help and offer what I can, in hopes that an OG will see it BUT I see several folks post in the Sticky, often their post doesn't get seen in a timely manner. I don't tag anyone, often RWise will see it and follow up. I'm in my first auto experience, sometimes I wish more OGs would give me their two cents. I'm about done with 2 of the 3 plants now, in more ways than one. Photo seeds are in starters, one popped overnight. Honestly? Sometimes I think newbies could use more input than they get, just my opinion. I see incorrect info suggested but I'm not going to question an OG's advice, yet. Thanks for all you do BU2B !
      Last edited by Puglover1; 07-18-2021, 11:49 PM. Reason: I wasn't done

    #48
    IMPORTANT RECENT NEWS:
    What is phytol and is it safe to vape?

    IF you vape cannabis oil purchased from a dispensary or make your own - you should be aware of this additive (a terpene)

    IF you use commercial cannabis vape products (especially Canadian but generally any/all commercial vape products) you should take the time to educate yourself about phytol what it is, how it is currently being used and the very real health risks of vaporizing this additive terpene.

    "A study released in late 2020 says that phytol, an ingredient used in some cannabis vape pen formulations, causes severe pulmonary injury and even death after inhalation dosing in rats. A new, in-depth report released by Leafly has highlighted the 2020 safety study of phytol, commissioned by Canopy Growth."

    Here is an article from LEAFLY regarding Phytol; what it is, and how it is used. WHAT IS PHYTOL?
    "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
    GWE4ME

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    • DeadlyFruit
      DeadlyFruit commented
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      Interesting post. I don’t use vape liquids/carts but I have been know to use concentrates (resin/rosin/wax) on rare occasion. Is phytol added to things other than vape liquids? I’ll watch for it in the future.

    • Dannyboy58
      Dannyboy58 commented
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      Great info. Thanks for sharing it!

    #49
    Welcome to another Wonderful Week in the Wacky World of Weed. 7.24.21
    Here's hoping everyone had a great week! There are actually a few more hour's until Sunday and the start of the week, but I'm calling it.
    This weeks musical guests (in order of appearance) are Ziggy Marley (on the rocks) and Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello (celebrating the Grapes of Wrath with the Ghost of Tom Joad at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)

    I hope everyone has a great week. Keep up the great work folks! OMG here comes August!
    "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
    GWE4ME

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      #50
      What IS the purpose of the OG Group?

      GWE member Tersky asks:

      "Not trying to be a downer, but why does age matter? Is this a group for experienced growers or old growers? Are you implying that a 60 year old 3 days into their first grow ever is better at giving advice than a 27 year old with 3 and a half years experience? It just seems odd to have the over 50 or 5 years exp. Not trying to hate just confused as to the purpose of this group."

      Here ya go folks - the floor is yours - OG Group member or not my personal belief is that opinions are good things (like a$$ holes, everyone's got one that serves a purpose). However, unlike a$$ holes opinions are best brought into the cold light of day and thoroughly examined from all sides.

      It was my hope that the OG Groups 5 guidelines (which I will repeat here would have answered What the Purpose of the OG Group is - but; that doesn't appear to be the case.
      1. Please be kind to each other and do your best to put yourself in the other persons shoes.
      2. Please don't talk down others in public - Keep squabbles and personal differences private. See OG Group forum guidelines #5 below
      3. This is NOT a substitute for other forums or topics - just an additional resource.
      4. Please tell us enough about your growing method and experience that people can find you easily in this forum. See Posting Guideline Suggestions
      5. NOTE: this forum is NOT for posting questions or getting answers about growing directly in the forum, but instead will give you a list of GWE users who are willing to answer your question(s) personally - if they can OR direct you to a forum or other user whose posts might be more helpful.
      Comments & Opinions welcome

      Were here to help if we can... pure and simple. If you've got 5 years of growing experience YOU ARE AN OLD GROWER (like it or not) Keep Growing Folks! as the wheel turns the love wouldn't die!
      Last edited by BU2B; 07-25-2021, 11:47 PM.
      "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
      GWE4ME

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      • Dannyboy58
        Dannyboy58 commented
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        I think the purpose of the group is stated in the OP of the thread. I agree that if you have experience and can help there's no reason you shouldn't and certainly the opportunity is there whenever questions are posted regardless of whether you belong to the OG group or any other designated group recognized, or not, by the forum. I also agree that age is irrelevant and some people learn things faster than others. Either way if I feel someone is a good resource I'll ask them for help until they tell me to cease and desist...haha...it's all good...

      #51
      A - Tersky brings up a good point
      B - For me personally, age is NOT a factor in whether you can grow or not, but combined with growing skill the combination is unbeatable by any standards.
      C - All we're saying is don't overlook the valuable resource that OLD growers offer; whether that is old by age or old by growing experience.
      D - NOT being vocal or outspoken is not the same as being of no value. Many of us regardless of age are of the opinion that there is some truth to the saying; "Better to keep one's mouth closed and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt."
      E - I personally am done with this topic. I'm not here to bicker, or prove myself right, or be responsible for everyone over the age of 50. I, and those who have gracefully allotted their time, skill, experience and energy into helping others if we can - don't really need a reason to help and just do it because it's the right thing to do.
      F - The OG Group is really just a covert front for individuals who have come to know and respect cannabis for what it is and want to help others grow the best, most potent, stress free buds possible. Some of us are OLD but popping into the oldfolks home and asking want to play a round of 'why don't you just die already' (game title) is maybe, just a wee bit rude
      "Whichever path you follow, push on till tomorrow, Love All, Serve All and Create No Sorrow"
      PEACE
      Last edited by BU2B; 07-26-2021, 04:30 AM.
      "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
      GWE4ME

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        #52
        A little extra to get through the weekend:
        (courtesy of WookieFoot)

        Activate!

        Activist, pacifist, catalyst to wag a fist
        Blow up your peace signs show me how you manifest
        We all know those suffering from apathy are locked in a box
        So show 'em that they have the key
        Action reaction no satisfaction
        Wheels keep spinnin but they get no traction
        Buddha and Shiva and the elephant with six arms
        All love Jesus so put away your fire arms
        Oh now people come together
        Let's go down to the gate-less gate
        Slow down, floating like a feather
        Come on superhero it's time to activate
        There's cable and satellite and many types of kryptonite
        Like moths around the firelight
        Pull the plug and save your life
        So stand up get up jump up and rise
        Everybody look at everybody right in the eyes
        Sit in the lotus maintain focus
        Self disappearin like (whh!) hocus pocus
        Swimmin in the deep end and leapin off the high dive
        Call out to all bliss junkies now's the time
        Last edited by BU2B; 08-02-2021, 03:56 AM.
        "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
        GWE4ME

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        • alltatup
          alltatup commented
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          Beautiful. Now's the time.

        #53
        7.30.21 or 30.7.21 depending on your location
        Keeping us current.
        Thanks to everyone for all you do. You’re the best!
        crumb nostalgia - came across this poster, had to smile as it made me think of my aunt who recently died and who got me this poster for my 18th birthday…
        Click image for larger version  Name:	4BF6BFDC-B60C-4FB1-9E94-FD14413D3207.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	554.7 KB ID:	528402

        I will be off for a few days which means I’ll miss my regular Sunday start of the week post so I’m posting this in its place. Keep on keeping on!

        Have a great week!

        “people gonna break down, we are bound to build up
        Callin’ on a new sound
        Last edited by BU2B; 07-31-2021, 04:58 AM.
        "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
        GWE4ME

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        • Ckbrew
          Ckbrew commented
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          I remember that poster. I had one back in the day in the dorm room.

        • DeadlyFruit
          DeadlyFruit commented
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          There was a poster someone had in university residence that always made me laugh. Do you remember the ‘here is your brain… here is your brain on drugs’ PSA ads with an egg in the first panel and a cracked egg in a frying pan in the second? The poster added a third panel that was ‘here is your brain on drugs with a side of bacon’. 🙂

        • UndergroundFarmer
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          I saw no fewer than a dozen of those in college!

        #54
        Cannabis, it's everywhere! and about time!
        It's 2021 and Cannabis is finally gaining the social acceptance it deserves. Need proof? Here's a snapshot of an upcoming MMO game - I won't mention the title but I will say the photo is courtesy of Amazon Game Studios
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        Last edited by BU2B; 08-06-2021, 06:45 AM.
        "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
        GWE4ME

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          #55
          Fridays NORML News:

          House Marijuana Vote Delayed As The Senate Advances Veterans Access Amendment Details
          08/05/21 1:58pm UTC
          2022 Marijuana Reform Ballot Initiative Efforts Underway Nationwide Details
          08/04/21 4:02pm UTC
          Puerto Rico: Law Signed Protecting Medical Cannabis Patients from Employment ... Details
          08/03/21 3:52pm UTC
          Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Details
          08/01/21 4:55am UTC
          "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
          GWE4ME

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            #56
            Featured Saturday Song:

            We In a Different Room - Trevor Hall
            Last edited by BU2B; 08-07-2021, 08:33 PM.
            "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
            GWE4ME

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              #57
              Keeping us current - 8th of August, 2021

              I hope everyone had a good week. Summer is in full bloom with a few signs here and there that sister Autumn is waiting in the wings for her chance on the stage. Thanks again to everyone for all you do. The influx of new growers with old questions is remaining pretty constant (which is good for cannabis cultivation) and is keeping everyone busy trying to steer the minnows into safer water in an effort to and try to insure their survival. Great job folks! As always.

              I've decided to add a Friday's NORML news section to the forum - As I get their newsletter and have worked with and for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law since I was much younger, I thought it would be a good idea to share the LATEST NEWS section of their newsletter with everyone. I hope you find the info useful.

              Saturday Song Section -
              PLEASE send me PM's with some of YOUR current faves and we'll share them with the world

              Here are a few words from Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (better known as John Denver) to help get your week started:
              Poems, Prayers and Promises
              John Denver

              I've been lately thinking about my life's time
              All the things I've done and how it's been
              And I can't help believin' in my own mind
              I know I'm gonna hate to see it end
              I've seen a lot of sunshine, slept out in the rain
              Spent a night or two all on my own
              I've known my lady's pleasures
              Had myself some friends
              And spent a time or two in my own home

              I have to say it now it's been a good life all in all
              It's really fine to have a chance to hang around
              And lie there by the fire and watch the evenin' tire
              While all friends and my old lady
              Sit and pass a pipe around
              And talk of poems and prayers and promises
              And things that we believe in
              How sweet it is to love someone
              How right it is to care
              How long it's been since yesterday
              What about tomorrow
              What about our dreams

              And all the memories we share

              The days they pass so quickly now
              The nights are seldom long
              And time around me whispers when it's cold
              The changes somehow frighten me, still I have to smile
              It turns me on to think of growin' old
              For though the life's been good to me
              There's still so much to do
              So many things my mind has never known

              I'd like to raise a family, I'd like to sail away
              And dance across the mountains on the moon

              And I have to say it now it's been a good life all in all
              It's really fine to have a chance to hang around
              And lie there by the fire and watch the evenin' tire
              Along with friends and my old lady
              Sit and pass a pipe around
              And talk of poems and prayers and promises
              And things that we believe in
              How sweet it is to love someone
              How right it is to care
              How long it's been since yesterday
              What about tomorrow
              What about our dreams
              And all the memories we share
              Jago Ma!
              "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
              GWE4ME

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                #58
                I've been thinking about something for awhile now that I think might behoove us all to consider. That is simple fact that we are a global community each with our native customs and upbringing and many are not super conversant in American English and ways of expression or terms used. Once in a while I see some short temper derisiveness or dismissal due to mis- understanding. I do not exclude myself from this bad behavior and I regret this. Patience and common courtesy are virtues I struggle with too but I'm trying! Just thought we can all use a little reminder now and then. Smile when your writing and it will show through!
                Started 9/9/21: 2nd grow: Hawaii Sativa MAUI auto x 2 (had 1 no show)
                Finished Grow: Critical Mass photo - fem x 3 plus 1 clone same
                Medium: FF Coco Loco plus 30% Perlite in 5 gal cloth bags
                Space: 30x48x62 DIY cabinet lined w/space blankets
                Lighting: Bloomspect SS1000 Quantum board x 3 - 300 watts actual draw total
                Soil Supplements: Worm Castings, Guano, Crab Shell, Oyster Shell, Neem and Karanja Meal, Volcanic Basalt Dust (for minerals), Recharge root micros, My filtered tap water runs over 7.5 pH but the soil will do my pH correction
                Ventilation: Vipospar 4" Exhaust Fan w/RH controller, 12" Carbon Scrubber
                Reptile Humidifier/Fogger w/same RH controller, bottom intake fan, 6" heater
                Cabinet on screen porch. N AZ @ 4000 ft.
                Old hippies never go away, they just
                Grow Their Own

                My salute to all who have served
                Semper Fidelis!

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                • OldManGrower
                  OldManGrower commented
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                  #me too

                • Puglover1
                  Puglover1 commented
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                  I've 'held my tongue' if I wasn't sure of someone's question or thought it was kind of 'simple'. Even native English-speaking growers can have communication challenges, be on the spectrum, insecure, or just learn differently but they're trying to grow their medicine, same as everyone else. Great post.

                • TOKABIGONE
                  TOKABIGONE commented
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                  Thanks Puglover1, you are so right! It ain't necessarily "them furriners." I think we all occasionally stumble when trying to express a new idea. Remember just "poking a little fun at someone" can be hurtful. ;<)

                #59
                Friday's NORML News:


                These States Possess the Highest Number of Cannabis Consumers Per Capita Details
                08/10/21 7:43pm UTC
                North Carolina: Medical Cannabis Now Legal on Cherokee Land as State Considers Reform Details
                08/09/21 4:33pm UTC
                New Orleans: City Eliminates Penalties for Marijuana Possession, Vacates Thousands of Past Convictions Details
                08/06/21 3:00pm UTC
                Last edited by BU2B; 08-14-2021, 03:51 PM.
                "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
                GWE4ME

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                • Puglover1
                  Puglover1 commented
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                  I read about NC and the Eastern Cherokee earlier this week, surprised me because NC.

                • Puglover1
                  Puglover1 commented
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                  After clicking that first link I'm a bit insulted by their picture choice for Illinois. While I think I may have partied on that country road a few times we certainly deserve to be represented as well as Indiana. LOL!

                • Dannyboy58
                  Dannyboy58 commented
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                  The Virginia number for consumers per capita kind of surprises me. I think people liked out of paranoia.
                  NC is a bit of a surprise but I think like Virginia, they were a burley tobacco state that is losing tax income as fewer people smoke cigarettes so they're looking for a way to bring those dollars back to the state. I read long ago that Phillip Morris bought the rights to "Marley", as in Bob's last name. Makes me think they've had a long range plan...

                #60
                Featured Saturday Song:

                Storm Boy - Xavier Rudd

                I know this is a few hours early - but I'm hoping someone is awake at this hour and can enjoy it. Don't look now, but there goes another week
                "I can't stop thinking big, I can't stop thinking big. In a world where I feel so small. I can't stop thinking big." Caravan | RUSH
                GWE4ME

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