Does the sound of scissors make your hands, neck, and lower back ache? Ever thought of growing less so you wouldn’t have to trim as much?
If you’re like most home growers, trimming isn’t your favorite part of the cultivation process.
Hand trimming is without question the most monotonous part of growing your own. And if you choose to expedite the process bybringing in outside labor, you’ll end up spending money on wages or giving away a significant part of your crop.
Fortunately, tabletop trimming technology has come a long way in recent years. Companies like GreenBroz are taking the technology they perfected for commercial craft cannabis trimmers and shrinking them into smaller, more affordable packages that make sense for home growers like you.
So why trust your next harvest to a tabletop trimmer?
Quick, which one of the buds on the right was trimmed by a bud-trimming machine? If you answered both, then congratulations, you’re correct. Both buds were trimmed using the M Lite T from GreenBroz.
Tabletop technology has come a long way over the years. With the right tabletop trimmer, your harvest can look indistinguishable from hand-trimmed flower. That means intact trichomes and natural curves on all your buds.
Choosing a trimmer with a top-loading barrel design gives you even more control over your finished product since you’ll be able to monitor your batches and remove your buds at any point in the process.
Let’s imagine that you give each bud you trim by hand a score from one to ten. Ten being the absolute best trim quality and one being the worst. Do you think your score will vary from the first bud you trim to the last one you throw in the jar, or do you think things like fatigue will play a factor in trim quality?
A good tabletop trimming machine is designed to give you repeatable great results. So your last bud will have the same bag appeal as the first bud you trim.
Tabletop trimmers reduce the risk of repetitive motion injury and eliminate the chance you’ll nick your finger on scissor blades. Plus, the speed at which a good tabletop can process your flower makes it less likely that your crop will end up with any contamination issues.
What is your time worth?
Sure, you could spend hours hand trimming your crop but is that the best use of your time? Do you really want to sacrifice multiple evenings or weekends trimming when you could knock out your harvest in a day?
An average hand trimmer can process one to three pounds of dried cannabis in a day. A good tabletop can get through more than five pounds an hour. Think about what you’d be able to do with all that extra time every take-down season.
Break Dependency on Outside Labor
Many home growers, at one point or another, have thought about offloading trimming duties to outside labor. But, of course, if you go this route, you risk more people knowing about your grow. More people with knowledge of your cultivation can be especially problematic if you are in a place still struggling with prohibition.
Even the most popular tabletop cannabis trimmer doesn’t have any friends. Your trimmer won’t talk about your grow at the hydro store or anywhere else, and even though it lives with you, it doesn’t know your address.
If you value your privacy, then tabletop is the way to go.
Bonus: Make Friends
Do you have friends that grow? Are you always getting asked to come help trim?
A tabletop trimmer can easily be transported to your buddy’s place to help them with their trimming. Nothing says good neighbor like lending a hand with post-harvest processing.
You could even consider splitting the cost of a tabletop cannabis trimmer with a friend or two.
Conclusion Before you take down this year, consider picking up a tabletop trimmer for your grow. The GreenBroz M Lite is stacked with features like proprietary trichome-safe blades, all surgical stainless steel parts, and variable speed control so you can dial in your preferred trim level.
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RCMP in the Northwest Territories have begun using roadside cannabis-screening technology that has faced criticism from defence lawyers elsewhere in Canada.
Mounties in the territory announced late last month that they had deployed devices designed to take a saliva sample and test for the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, the main psychoactive substance in cannabis. They said the technology would help them detect impaired drivers and make roads safer.
But some criminal defence lawyers have raised concerns about these devices’ ability to deliver reliable test results, particularly in cold temperatures. They argue the technology isn’t effective at determining whether someone is impaired.
“It can lead to people being arrested who are actually innocent,” said Kyla Lee, a lawyer based in Vancouver.
Lee said research has shown the devices may be more likely to deliver false results in extreme cold temperatures, and movement during analysis could also affect outcomes. She added that while the devices can deliver either a positive or negative test result, they do not indicate how much THC may be in a person’s bloodstream.
Lee recently represented a Nova Scotia woman in a constitutional challenge of the law that allows for roadside drug testing technology in Canada.
Michelle Gray, who uses cannabis for multiple sclerosis, had her car impounded and her licence suspended for a week after she failed a cannabis saliva test at a roadside checkpoint in 2019, even though she passed a sobriety test that same night.
“The technology just doesn’t exist yet to allow police to make a determination of impairment via drugs using physical equipment,” Lee said.
Lee is awaiting a decision on the constitutional challenge in Nova Scotia. She said she expects there will be further court challenges in other Canadian jurisdictions where these devices are used, including the Northwest Territories.
There are two devices approved for roadside cannabis screening in Canada: the Drager DrugTest 5000 and the Abbott SoToxa mobile test system. The companies that manufacture the devices recommend they be used in temperatures no lower than 4 C and 5 C, respectively.
Cpl. Andree Sieber of the Regina Police Service, which began using roadside devices to detect cannabis use in early 2020, said officers bring drivers to their vehicles for testing to prevent issues with weather conditions or temperatures.
“We’ve used it throughout all seasons here in Regina,” she said. “We have very cold winters and some pretty nasty, snowy cold days and you have the person attend back to your vehicle with you where it’s heated and it’s not an issue.”
Sieber said the more THC a person has consumed, the more likely they are to show signs of impairment and to test positive.
The RCMP said roadside screening devices are just one tool they use to detect and investigate drug-impaired drivers alongside officers’ observations. They said field sobriety testing and drug recognition experts remain the primary enforcement tools.
“Police officers rely on what they see and hear, as well as what they smell when investigating impaired drivers,” the RCMP said in a written statement. “Regardless of how a drug is consumed, there are signs of that consumption and police are trained to recognized them.”
– Emily Blake, The Canadian Press
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The union that represents nearly 33,000 staff in BC’s Public Service Agency—including the BC LDB and BC Cannabis Stores—issued a 72-hour strike notice to the government on Friday.
In a notice posted on their website, the BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) says they will be in a “legal strike position” on Monday, Aug. 15 starting at 2:46 p.m.
The BC LDB has emailed licensed cannabis producers and retailers in the province to inform them of the action and to assure these stakeholders that the provincial distributor will be taking steps to minimize any impact on their business activities.
“The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) recognizes this news may be concerning for your members,” stated a message posted online by the LDB. “Bargaining is a dynamic process and while we do not know the extent of any possible job action, the LDB will continue to take steps to minimize the immediate impacts to customers and industry partners. This includes continuing to maintain regular operations and customer service levels over the next 72 hours.”
All cannabis sold in British Columbia is overseen by the LDB, and routed through the provincial warehouse in Richmond. The BC LDB is also scheduled to launch a new “Direct Delivery” program for cannabis Monday, August 15 that will allow some producers to ship their product directly to private cannabis stores, bypassing the government warehouse.
The strike is over the most recent collective agreement between the union and the Public Service Agency (PSA), which expired on April 1, 2022. Negotiations for a new collective agreement started on February 8 but stalled on April 6, and union members voted 95% in favour of job action on June 22. The parties met again in July but talks quickly broke down.
“Our members have been crystal clear since day one that their priority this round of bargaining was cost of living protection for their wages,” said Stephanie Smith, BCGEU president and chair of the union’s public service bargaining committee in a press release. “The bottom line is they’re not asking for anything that MLAs don’t already have. The strike vote in June and issuing strike notice today is a message to government that our members are serious.”
Police in Ontario served two search warrants in Casselman on August 11, seizing suspected cannabis, cannabis plants, and cash.
Cassleman is about a half hour east of Ottawa.
The Russell County OPP were assisted by the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET), the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), the Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the Canine Unit.
One man, a 37 year-old man from Casselman, was charged with:
Possession for the purpose of distributing CA 9(2) (two counts)
Cultivate, propagate or harvest a cannabis plant that is from seed or plant material that is illicit cannabis (or offer to do so) CA 12(4)(a) (two counts)
Cultivate, propagate or harvest more than four cannabis plants CA 12(4)(b) (two counts)
Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000 – in Canada CC 354(1)(a)
The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on September 14, 2022.
Police released several photos of cash, suspected cannabis, and cannabis plants in various stages of growth.
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Many people say the legal marijuana industry in Illinois has complex regulations and that there is room for politics to interfere with the process of licensing businesses. The possibility of litigation against the licensing system is also high, and some are calling for the establishment of a commission to streamline the regulatory process.
One of the people thinking this way is Rep. Marcus Evans, a Democratic lawmaker from Chicago. He revealed that he is planning to table a bill that will create a cannabis commission similar to the commissions governing the gaming and alcohol industries. Evans is irked by the numerous state agencies that applicants have to reach out to in their bid to obtain a license. Each step of this lengthy process involves the payment of fees, and these can quickly add up. He says matters are worse for social equity applicants who have even more steps to follow before they get the nod to participate in the legal marijuana industry in the state.
Evans also says creating a cannabis commission will save time and reduce the confusion surrounding the myriad state agencies with which applicants have to engage. He says he requires the help of a flow chart when explaining to people the process of getting a business licensed.
Pam Althoff, executive director of the Cannabis Association of Illinois, agrees. She wants to see the regulatory process streamlined so that people don’t have to contact different agencies, each of which plays a minor role in the licensing process. Some of the departments that applicants have to interface with include public health, revenue, agriculture, police and others.
Evans’ plan is to table a bill that will see the creation of a commission having seven individuals, including an executive director who will be a full-time employee. Other members would be representatives selected by the leaders of the state assembly along with gubernatorial appointees. The lawmaker believes that such a commission will bring stability to the work of regulating the marijuana industry and that future political interference in the licensing process will be forestalled, especially when new leaders who aren’t keen on a legal marijuana industry take office.
Cannabis sales are booming in the state, with records showing that a hefty $1.5 billion was generated as total sales during the 2021–2022 fiscal year. From this amount, $445 million went to the state coffers in the form of taxes and fees. These tax dollars are distributed according to a predetermined formula. For example, 25% goes to grants issued to organizations working in the communities that bore the brunt of the drug war while 8% is earmarked for supporting law enforcement efforts in the state.
It is such a progressive approach to overseeing the marijuana industry that will create enabling conditions for multistate cannabis operators such as American Cannabis Partners to thrive in the different markets that they set up shop in.
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