Now a days if your growing cannabis and your not getting resin coverage on your outer leaves, then you are wasting your time and money. Now some strains will give you coverage on to the fan/sun leaves. Now this denotes great potency and lots of resin by volume. Happy growin!
Lowering temps and raising humidity slows the spider mite down drastically compared to warmer temps and dryer air. This will allow you to do whatever it is your going to do to destroy them. Removing leaves with any spotting is required or you will loose the war.
So what is there to be concerned about? I am an adult, I can do what I please! Children should be seen and not heard! It’s my shit stay away, because I said so! I am sure these sound like typical responses or attitudes towards children and cannabis in the home. Why? Because adults, and parents in general, hate dbeing criticized for their mistakes or accidents or for over looking details. So, to some, cannabis should be no different. But that is where they are wrong. It should be different, very different. Why you ask? Well lets look at this from a different perspective. A layman’s perspective.
2. Cannabis causes an effect on the body. Whether mild or not, an effect is given, none the less.
1. Cannabis is easily ingested once separated from the plant and dried.
3. Children do not know how to handle this effect.
So these 3 things are some of the top concerns that any Child Protective Agency or government official will look at when determining the safety of the children in a home with cannabis. It may be our legal right to posses, grow and consume cannabis but so is Vicodin, Soma’s, Percocet etc. If we abuse our rights they can be used against us or taken away. Then the next thing you know you are answering to the charges of child endangerment because you left your bong and a sack of bud sitting on the dining room table like a stupid stoner. Whether or not a child will be safe, after consuming any amount of cannabis, is arguable at best. However, it is still not in the best interest of the child to do so. Whether you like it or not, allowing that type of environment in your home is considered neglectful and irresponsible. And the government will see to it that you are made aware of the dangers.
So, how can a parent avoid or lessen these negative experiences? The first would be education. Educate yourself on ways to maintain a safe household. I have made a list that parents can reference and add to if they wish. The list is simple and basic and not exhaustive, but covers a lot of things most cannabis consumers fail to notice. Now let me emphasize, children have not and will not ever get a physical or mental effect from just touching or brushing up against a cannabis plant. Heck even a field of it would do no harm. Cannabis, unless made to do so by calculated extraction methods, will never naturally have an effect on anyone who just simply touches the plant. So, with that said, parents can rest assured that their plants will not do a thing to their children. If you properly protect your plants, like you do your children, then you will do just fine.
As we all know, there are always exceptions to every rule. For example Cash Hyde from California who has Grand Mal Seizures at the age of 2 and Chaz Moore a.k.a Bill Smith of Colorado Springs who has myoclon. Both of these children are given cannabis as a medicine, under the direct supervision of their parents as recommended by their physicians. These are unique examples of the exceptions when Cannabis and children do mix.
An issue that seems to be universal is the effect cannabis has on you or any person who consumes it whether it’s smoking, vaporizing or eating it. If you consume cannabis in most forms, you get an effect a.k.a buzzed ,high, stoned and so on. The only exception might be when it is delivered via trans-dermal a.k.a rubs,creams, or ointments. So, the big question is: How much does it take to make you “feel” the effects of cannabis from your preferred method of consumption? This is an important question, no matter who is asking it. Is the effect different based on circumstances such as sativa vs indica, time of day, how severe your pain is, how much you have had to eat, or other medications you may be taking? This is a very personal question and can only be answered by the individual consuming the cannabis. But, it is very important that you truly understand the answer to this question. Just like it is our job to know what our limits are on everything else. So what does that look like? I will use myself as an example. I prefer to smoke it, yes smoke it. There is no faster delivery method than inhalation. I prefer to take a couple of puffs off of a water filtrated apparatus a.k.a a bong. I find that for me, 1-4 puffs helps alleviate the discomfort and pain enough, but not slow me down. This allows me to continue to function and get my daily tasks accomplished, which include parenting 2 young boys. I do this only a few times a day outside of the house away from the children. Now, keep in mind I am a single parent so I juggle by myself (with a little help from my Mom) what other teams can do together. With that said, tandems should have no excuses for not having a safe environment. And let’s be honost, in the end, what we as adults use for the actual consumption of cannabis (mainly smoking & vaporizing), is dangerous for most kids under certain ages and just plain ol’ improper for kids above certain ages as it sends a bad message, period. There is such a thing as Responsible Adult Consumption of Cannabis, let’s set that standard and set a good example for our children and for society. Being a cannabis user and being a parent are not mutually exclusive, if you are responsible.