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Purple Cannabis Strains

Marijuana comes in different colors depending upon the nature of the environment it is grown in, the temperature and a slew of other factors. One of the most sought after color these days among growers and smokers alike is purple, not only due its astonishingly attractive appearance but also the vibes it gives you when smoked.

The smoke produced by the purple strain is extremely strong and of the highest quality due the high levels of THC. The flowers of purple cannabis can dazzle the viewer with their sparkly, glittery and exotic look. This, combined with the otherworldly sensations it provides, has made purple cannabis a favorite among cannabis lovers in a very short time.

What Makes Them Purple?

Until recently, the exact theory behind the cannabis strains turning purple was not known. They used to simply turn purple naturally in specific temperatures when growing outdoors and being exposed to cold. The growing interest and demand from the cannabis industry have led to research to find out what exactly makes them purple. This has enabled selective breeding programs that have produced cannabis strains that turn purple even in normal conditions, much to the delight of purple marijuana lovers!

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The Science Behind The Purple Color

The green color in plants comes from a pigment called chlorophyll which by nature tends to break down in cold conditions. Another pigment that affects the colors in a plant is called Anthocyanin and is known to be the main culprit behind the purple colored strains. Anthocyanin is present in all parts of the plant including the leaves, stems, roots, flowers and fruits.

Depending on the genetics of a particular cannabis plant, anthocyanin may overcome the effects of chlorophyll and turn the color of the plant into something other than green during the latter part of the flowering period when chlorophyll dies. What color the plant will eventually take is controlled by the pH levels of anthocyanin in that particular seed.

• Acidic pH turns the plant red.
• Neutral pH leaves a purple hue.
• Alkaline pH makes the plan blue.

How Cold Weather Helps

When the days become shorter during the winters, the natural process of photosynthesis is slowed down as light-dependent plants are signaled to stop producing chlorophyll. If the timing is right, the flowering period coincides with the dissipation of chlorophyll from the plant which allows the anthocyanins to kick in and impose their color on the cannabis strains.

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How to Grow Purple Cannabis Strains

Whether you are trying to grow purple cannabis for personal reasons such as to impress your friends or simply to enjoy its distinct taste, or doing it for business reasons and serving the needs of your customers, it is essential to know the right way to grow it. When growing purple strains, you do not only want to achieve the purple color but also want the distinct taste that only a perfectly grown strain can give.

Let’s dive right into the exact method that you can follow to grow the unique and perfect purple-hued marijuana.

The Wrong Approach To Grow Purple Marijuana Strains

Some growers, knowingly or unknowingly, make the mistake of inducing purple color by depriving the plant of oxygen, carbon dioxide or increasing the nitrogen levels. This rarely works and you are more likely to lose your crop instead of getting a purple color. Some people also try artificial methods such as food coloring to dye the plant and hoping for the best. Needless to say, this is not a good reliable or long term approach. Changing the light levels or the amount of water for the plants is also not a great way to achieve purple strains.

The Right Approach To Grow Purple Marijuana Strains

Like most things in life, good things do not come easy and that is true in this case as well. Growing the perfect purple plant requires added effort and extra care from the grower but it is well worth it.

Follow this step by step guide that we have perfect over a long period of time to ensure that you are fully equipped with all the necessary information.

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STEP 1: Choosing the Right Cannabis Seeds

The first and, without a doubt, the most important part of growing purple cannabis strains is selecting the correct seed. To achieve purple hue, the seeds must have the genetic ability to produce anthocyanin, the pigment that gives the purple color to plants in the later stages of cultivation.

Through evolution, some plants have developed the natural ability to reduce chlorophyll production towards the end of their growth cycle. In other cases, this can be achieved by exposure to cold temperature but the tendency to produce the purple colored pigment is a must-have when deciding on what seeds to choose for cultivating purple cannabis plants.

STEP 2: Providing the Right Temperature

With correct seeds at your disposal, it is time to grow your plants in just the precise temperature enabling the anthocyanin to take its effect and overcome the green color of chlorophyll. Anthocyanin pigments are produced naturally throughout the course of the plant growth but their effect is hidden due to the comparatively stronger influence of green chlorophyll pigments.
Our aim is to reduce the effects of green colored chlorophyll pigments as much as we can and let the purple pigments take over.

During the fall months, the green pigments tend to break down and this is when anthocyanin begins to take its effect. This is when getting the right DIF (Differential temperature) enables the plant to turn purple. Ideally, the difference between day and night temperatures should be 30 degrees. This means that if your daytime temperature is 80, the night temperature should be set to 50. The ideal night cycle temperature during the flowering period is believed to be below 10 degrees Celsius or 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you do all of this correctly, the bud usually begins to change into purple color two weeks before the harvest.

General Tips On Growing Purple Cannabis Strains

1. In case the plants are growing too slowly, it is recommended to test the soil for suitability and make sure you are using the right fertilizers. Many growers can get demotivated and lose hope when the only problem is not making sure that the soil quality is up to the mark and choosing the wrong fertilizers.

2. You can grow the plant indoors as well as outdoors but it is always best to keep it indoors since you can control the environment easily and keep it safe from external factors such as animals, kids or jealous neighbors.

3. Purple marijuana plant can grow as high as two to three feet so take that into account while setting up your cultivation facility.

4. Unless going into a Cure Process, The best time to enjoy your purple cannabis is when it is almost nearing the harvest stage so be sure to plan your activities accordingly to get the most out of it, be it sharing the good stuff with your friends or selling it off to your customers.

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Health benefits of Purple Cannabis

Aside from the recreational uses of purple cannabis strains, the Anthocyanins found in them, are known to carry a great number of health benefits such as:
• Powerful antioxidant properties
• Pain relief properties
• Neuroprotective properties
• Anti-inflammatory properties

Some other useful properties purple strains are thought to possess but that are not yet backed by sufficient scientific research are
• Reduction in chronic diseases
• Improved cardiovascular health

Obesity prevention

In short, if ample resources are brought to use and correct measures are taken to discover the mystery of increased anthocyanin production in cannabis in cold environments and concrete evidence of its positive effects on human health is brought to light, nothing can stop purple cannabis from taking the crown of the most popular cannabis strain in the world.

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purple hindu kush strain

Purple Hindu Kush Strain Review

For fans of indicas that seep deep into the body, one location consistently produces heavy hitters. Strains that hail from the mountains dividing the Indian subcontinent from Central Asia to West and China to the East are known for their heavy relaxation effects. From Burma to Bhutan to Nepal and Afghanistan, this is ground zero for the heavy stuff. This Purple Hindu Kush strain, a cross between Purple Afghan and Hindu Kush, is no exception.

The strain presents medium sized buds, sage in color, turning to lavender near the tips of the flower. The buds are coated in extremely fine white trichomes with an abundance of vivid orange hairs. The fragrance is distinct, but not overpowering with abundant sour grape teased by a high note of spicy pine, although these notes don’t transfer strongly to the flavor profile.

This is not some go out and kick it with some friends ganja. This isn’t a good weed to take along with you on a hike. This is some heavy indica, sit yourself down, gonna take a whole lot of effort to stand up and walk to the bathroom type of product. For those looking for anxiety relief and deep relaxation, we highly recommend Purple Hindu Kush. And while every individual reacts differently, we’ve had almost no problems with dryness in the mouth or eyes after consuming this Kush, nor did we experience significant hunger effects.

Indeed, despite the heavy medication, this product leaves the smoker relatively lucid, making it a good choice for a book or a movie. But take care if you let the lights fall too low; you may just find yourself slipping off into an easy sleep. Right now, we’ve got product in from Fine and Dandies, a cannabrand we more typically associate with edibles, coming in at 19.23% THC under the new OLCC testing guidelines.

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This region is ground zero for the heavy stuff. This Purple Hindu Kush strain, a cross between Purple Afghan and Hindu Kush, is no exception.

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mad hatter strain

Ever heard of Mad Hatter.

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A good friend of mine stopped by with a gift. a 1/2 o of Mad Hatter.
I’ve never heard of it, and searching brings up nothing, so far anyway.
My friend got it through a dispensary his girlfriend works at in so. ca. so, it may just be a strain that is only local to the dispensary, or the breeder that supplies it.

But, back to my intent, Have you ever heard of Mad hatter? any background on it?

it’s light green. very frosty and covered in hairs. it looks very similar to strawberry cream.

after one big bowl

it’s definitely a hybrid but sativa dominate. very thick and sweet smoke, yet incredibly smooth. hats off to the cure job on this. euphoric and content with a recurring of butterflies in my stomach. high is strong behind my eyes. very dry mouth
racing mind, forgetful, creatively inspired, desire to talk, and content to just stare at the screen and day-dream.

A good friend of mine stopped by with a gift. a 1/2 o of Mad Hatter. I've never heard of it, and searching brings up nothing, so far anyway. My friend got…

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silver pearl seeds

We didn’t gro w out enough SP to make a d ecision on variability, but this I can say: its growth characteristics are looser than NL, with slightly lower yield. Its taste is thick, warm, sweet- sort of like incense and toffee. Its very vigorous. The high is not bad. At first, it can be quite shocking (giving a ‘hangover’ after a night on it), but after you get used to it, the ‘power’ hit lasts about an hour, is slightly sativa, but is characterized b y the sativa/indica cross type high. Its not couch lock, nor is it get up and go speedy.

Silver Pearl

Flowering: 45-50 days.
Height: 100-125 cm.
Yield: up to 100 gr.
Finishing date in greenhouse: mid -October.
Yield in greenhouse: up to 500 gr.

This 3 way hybrid contains Early Pearl, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights. This hybrid is quicker and sweeter than the Shiva Skunk. Excellent indoor and greenhouse results. Plants exhibit frosted resinous characteristics of the Northern Lights #5 and the sweetness and calyx-to-leaf ratio of Early Pearl / Skunk. One of our favourites and in 1994 the winner of the mixed Indica/Sativa category

My Silver Pearl is beyond wonderful! VERY HALLUCINOGENIC tastes sweet like honey, not my favorite flavor but a great accomplishment. I sent away for silver pearl seeds from mike 12 days ago, he says they are on the way so I?m hoping for Friday, then greenthumb at my friends house! Damion

Silver Pearl hallucinogenic You bet it is! Never grew it (but have the golden ticket to do so, thanks mike) had it last year grown by a friend (he purchased seed in Adam himself) I’m a heavy to ker and Ill tell you, 2-3 bong hits to be high as a kite, 6 or more and you?ll start seeing what I mean. Share a blunt with friends and enjoy an even better ride!

The taste of the silver pearl had no noticeable Skunk taste in it. This seems to be right on target with the silver I’ve smoked and the Early Skunk (EPXSK#1) that I have grown. The taste of the EP (very sweet with almost minty undertones) seems to be the dominant trait carried by this strain. I love the taste. The High of the EP X SK #1 is kind of heady and very functional. One of my favorite “Utility Smokes”. Great for the morning are a couple of hits at lunch. – D

Silver Pearl is a taller plant the sto ne is more up, while Super Skunk is shorter a bit heavier yield more body stone -haven’t grown either since 90 so may have changed but both were nice. -Oldtimer1

Old timer described the 2 perfectly: Super Skunk will give you that couch potato stone and Silver Pearl is more energetic/hallucinatory. I’d go with the pearl unless your growing for yield. – DAMIONSIN

I just finished super skunk and have Silver Pearl coming right behind it. the Super Skunk is really kind bud, but nothing all that special. IMHO the silver pearl will be the better strain. – NYC

If I was given the choice, I would choose Silver Pearl over Super Skunk anytime. This plant has the power of NL (after 2.5 weeks flowering the buds are so resinous they stick together), the ease of growth of Skunk (never goes hermy), and the delicate class of the sativa Early Pearl. This has to be one of my favorite smokes -the smoke is sweet, orangy-incense, and the high is a full-on trippy head rush. I’m no great fan of anything to skunky- its all a bit the same, I think its best to mix it with other stuff. – retro13

For the other side of the coin, I’ve grown Super Skunk (Sensi ’95) and it performed very well (especially since the price was like 60 guilders or so). It would make a great commercial weed very resinous, nice fat buds, though not the densest. Good deep smell, I don’t like it but many people do. The high is strong and covers both sides. it will put you to sleep if you smoke too much. I would say the Silver Pearl would probably be better I the weed is just for you, or the SSkunk if it is more commercial. – Shabang

This plant has the power of NL (after 2.5 weeks flowering the buds are so resinous they stick together), the ease of growth of skunk (never goes hermy), and the delicate class of the sativa early pearl. This has to be one of my favorite smokes- the smoke is sweet, orangy-incense, and the high is a full-on trippy head rush. -retro13

We didn’t gro w out enough SP to make a d ecision on variability, but this I can say: its growth characteristics are looser than NL, with slightly lower yield. Its taste is thick, warm, sweet- sort of like incense and toffee. Its very vigorous. The high is not bad. At first, it can be quite shocking (giving a ‘hangover’ after a night on it), but after you get used to it, the ‘power’ hit lasts about an hour, is slightly sativa, but is characterized b y the sativa/indica cross type high. Its not couch lock, nor is it get up and go speedy.

As far as variability is concerned, I’ve worked a bit with early pearl (one of the parents), and have decided that this strain is much more variable than I previously assumed. There are two main phenotypes, and when bred against other things, I’ve seen quite a few different groupings of characteristics coming through. As far as I’m concerned, SP is likely to be kept, just because it’s a regular, normal, easy plant to crop without it being too indica, and without having all the hassles o f the harder sativas to crop. It takes cuttings well. If I was you, I’d plant as many seeds as you’ve got and see what comes out. It can have a very nice growth pattern- early and advanced branching, but looser nodes than NL. The leaves stick out on long stems (an EP trait) which makes manicuring as easy as a walk in the park. – retro13

Northern Lights x Silver Pearl: These dark green buds are completely coated in light crystals, making the buds at first seem a lighter green. The buds are evenly covered in light orange hairs, as well as hairs that are almost flesh colored. Their structure is highly compact as small buds break up substantially releasing a super-sweet green bio scent (quite expected from this lineage!). The taste when smoked is mild, yet sweet and fruity and expands slightly in the lungs. The high is spacey and visual and comes on quickly. It’s a bit forgetful and a bit lazy, a nice rainy-day-got-nothing-else-to-do bud. ****1/2 – Homepage Amsterdam

Power Pearl: This is the daughter of the Silver Pearl. These buds are a bright light green, sparsely coated with even lighter crystals and covered in short orange-red hairs. They are very dense but snap crisply apart, and leave your fingers tacky and sticky. The stems taste very piney, while the buds smell piney, skunky, and pungent. The smoke is full bodied, skunky, and unbelievably smooth! The high is quite spacey, but energetic and takes just a few minutes wait to some on. **** – Homepage Amsterdam

Here you can find all info about Silver Pearl from Sensi Seeds. If you are searching for information about Silver Pearl from Sensi Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Awards, Lineage / Genealogy or Hybrids / Crossbreeds for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information – or list all Silver Pearl Strains (2) to find a different version. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Silver Pearl

breed by Sensi Seeds

Here you can find all info about Silver Pearl from Sensi Seeds. If you are searching for information about Silver Pearl from Sensi Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Awards, Lineage / Genealogy or Hybrids / Crossbreeds for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information – or list all Silver Pearl Strains (2) to find a different version. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Basic / Breeders Info

Silver Pearl is an indica/sativa variety from Sensi Seeds and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±53 days ) and in the greenhouse . Sensi Seeds’ Silver Pearl is/was never available as feminized seeds.

Sensi Seeds’ Silver Pearl Description

Silver Pearl is a 3-way cannabis hybrid containing Early Pearl, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights. First the Northern Lights was backcrossed over time with Skunk #1, then this was crossed with our best Silver Pearl to produce an ideal cannabis strain for indoors or in the greenhouse that is easy to grow and handles stress well. It stays short and compact with wide fingered leaves and a tight knit; its low leaf structure makes for easy clipping as well as adding a bit of mold resistance. Fast finishing Silver Pearl is deep green in color with a frosted glazed look due to an over abundance of sweet, sticky pearl drops of resin on dense buds that have a sweet flavor and a strong euphoric body centered effects.

indoor:
Flowering: 45-50 days
Height: 100-125 cm
Yield: up to 100 gr

greenhouse:
Flowering: mid-October
Height: 100-125 cm
Yield: up to 500 gr

Silver Pearl Awards

Sensi Seeds’ Silver Pearl is a cupwinning variety and won 4 awards between 1993 and 2006!

Silver Pearl Lineage / Genealogy

  • Silver Pearl »»» Early Pearl x Skunk #1 x Northern Lights
  • Early Pearl
    • Early Pearl
      • USA, Kalifornien »»» Indica/Sativa Hybr >IBL
        • Afghanistan »»» Indica
      • NL #2
        • Northern Lights
          • Afghanistan Indica Probably »»» Indica
      • NL #5
        • USA, Kalifornien »»» Mostly Indica

    Map of the Silver Pearl Family Tree

    Silver Pearl Hybr >

    We found 12 direct descendants from Sensi Seeds’ Silver Pearl in the seedfinder strain database, here a short overview. To see all hybrids and their descendants, visit our Silver Pearl Genealogy Page and check out all the direct crosses as like as the following generations.

    MalSP Malawi Gold x Silver Pearl Platinum Amstel Gold x Silver Pearl Diamond Girl Silver Pearl Blue Pearl Blue Haze x Silver Pearl Silver Skunk Silver Pearl x Skunk old Pechycovka Early Girl probably x Silver Pearl probably x Chronic Lucky Queen Silver Pearl x Santa Maria Snow White Silver Pearl W.K. x Unknown Strain Probably Valley Queen Everest Queen x Silver Pearl W.K. Eagle Bill x Silver Pearl Probably

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    We didn't gro w out enough SP to make a d ecision on variability, but this I can say: its growth characteristics are looser than NL, with slightly lower

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dream berry strain

Dream Berry

aka Berry Dream

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Dream Berry is a sweet, fruity cross between Blue Dream and Blackberry. Its calming indica qualities prevail over its sativa genetics. The breeders at Apothecary Genetics recommend a short 6 to 7 week flowering time for indoor gardens, or the end of September for outdoor cultivators.

Dream Berry is a sweet, fruity cross between Blue Dream and Blackberry. Its calming indica qualities prevail over its sativa genetics. The breeders at Apothecary Genetics recommend a short 6 to 7 week flowering time for indoor gardens, or the end of September for outdoor cultivators.

Dream Berry, aka Berry Dream, is an indica cannabis strain.

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thin mint strain

Thin mint strain

Thin Mint Strain

Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica
THC: 20% – 28%

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str8 fuego ,fire fire smells through 3 baggies, sheesh this is potent,solid trichomed nuggets little rocks an oz looks like a half oz rocky trinkets will ko you smell so good like ice cream cake strain

My award winning Hybrid was by Source & contained 20% THC. The full buds were frogging green with touches of purple & had orange/brown pistils. A thick layer of snowy trichomes covered the buds. Happy, uplifted, & relaxed were the effects I got from the sweet, earthy, & minty buds.

SUPURB. Ostentatious but not overbearing. Limy green. Not skunky. more sort of pungent. Not a really natural smell. More hydroponic influenced aroma. But smells grand. packs right. smokes sweet. can’t bite. and now it comes in a vacuum pack. ha ha.

Perfectly balanced hybrid. Became my favorite after trying it only once and I’ve been smoking for the last 20 years and that’s never happened to me. Luv this stuff

A little sleepy, purple color but not purple taste or smell. Herby Mint taste mixed with og taste. Very Stinky buds, flowery classic weed taste and smell. Relaxing, helps calm restlessness effectively still has a little fuel like stimulation in the chest. Smells like chocolate/ coffee funk from a distance, slightly minty for the first few vape puffs. Some buds really taste just like thin mints, chocolate mint cookie especially with a thick vape puff. The avb gummy bears were potent. I like variety, but I would get this one again and again. Perfect medium large bud structure, medium fluffy, but very sticky if compressed enough.

This is one among the phenotypes of the strain, 'Girl Scout Cookies'. This hybrid strain contains 'Durban Poison' and 'OG Kush'. This is another indica-dominant strain with THC percentage of 28%. This is the winner of third place in the '2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup'. The buds of this plant are foun…

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The medical strain

The Bay Area’s Premier Cannabis Delivery Service

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Exotic Genetix Seeds Moose Tracks

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buying seeds in denver

Where to Find Cannabis Seeds in Colorado

Saturday April 11, 2015

T he weather is warming up which means it’s time to start planning your outdoor grow. If you’ve been thinking about growing marijuana outdoors here in Colorado (or pondering a move to our fine state so that you can), then you’ll need something to help you get started.

One option is to start with clones of other “mother” plants. You could get clones from friends or buy a few from a place like LaContes Clone Bar or Ballpark Holistic Dispensary, but it is important to remember that bringing clones into your grow might also introduce contaminants such a pests and disease to your other plants, though this is less of an issue when growing outdoors. Clones also tend to be less capable of handling stress and often experience transplant shock if not thoroughly rooted, so be sure to check your clones before purchase.

If you’ve got a collection of “bag seeds”, you can try sprouting them indoors for future transplant, but keep in mind that these seeds might not be as viable as the ones you’d get from a dispensary or breeder. They may thrive indoors, for example, then burn up outdoors or offer little resistance to pests.

To ensure you have the most success in your outdoor grow when starting from seed, we suggest finding some from a reputable genetics lab or a dispensary with a proven track-record of high-quality buds.

Employees at these locations will also have a slew of information for you about each strain, including plant characteristics, temperament and expected harvest time. When you purchase your seeds, be sure to consult your budtender about best growing practices for each seed.

Of course, you won’t be able to sprout cannabis seeds without knowing how to find them first. Though there are a number of dispensaries that occasionally sell marijuana seeds, there are only a few that continuously offer high-quality seeds at affordable prices.

Here are some our favorite places to find marijuana seeds in Colorado.

Colorado Seed Inc – Various Locations

Colorado Seed Inc has been developing their genetics in Boulder, Colorado since 2008. They currently offer 24 different strains of seed, including Ghost Ship, Bootlegger and Night Nurse. Colorado Seed Inc only sells wholesale, but you can find a list of dispensaries that carry their products on their website. If you are looking for Colorado Seed Inc genetics in Denver, we would recommend The Health Center.

The Green Solution: Rezen8 Seeds – Various Locations

The Green Solution (TGS) sells Rezen8 Seeds throughout their many locations in the Denver Metro area. Rezen8 Seeds crosses some of the most popular strains available at TGS, with a proprietary male strain called Barberry Brute which is known for increased yields and high resin production. The end result are stable, premium genetics for both novice and experienced cultivators.

They currently offer Sour Diesel, Bubba Kush, Golden Goat and Blue Dream crosses.

House of Dankness – Denver

At House of Dankness, customers can purchase packs of non-feminized Rare Dankness seeds in coveted strains like 501st OG, Ghost Train Haze #1 and Rug Burn OG. Both Rug Burn OG and Ghost Train Haze #1 have won accolades for their top-notch quality, as well as many other Rare Dankness genetics.

The collection of genetics spans the last three decades and represents the finest specimens of cannabis strains in the world. The seeds available at House of Dankness are always changing so check them out and claim your prized genetics today!

Finding marijuana in Colorado is easy enough; finding seeds, on the other hand isn’t quite there yet. Though there are some very reputable stores where you can find high-quality cannabis seeds in Colorado, those places are not as common as the average dispensary.

Because of the limited number of seed distributors in Colorado, many residents have turned to online orders. Though this can be a great way to find new and exciting strains, there is still risk involved ordering online. To ensure you get the seeds you want when you want them, we suggest shopping local as much as possible.

Will you be growing your own marijuana this year (or helping a friend on his or her private plot)? Tell us what you’ll be growing.

Abby is a writer and founder of Cannabis Content, a marketplace designed to connect cannabis writers and creatives with businesses in the industry. She has been a professional cannabis writer since 2014 and regularly contributes to publications such as PotGuide and M&F Talent. She is also the Content Director at Fortuna Hemp, America’s leading feminized hemp seed bank. Follow Abby on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

Looking to grow some cannabis? Check out some of our favorite places to find high-quality marijuana seeds in Colorado.

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is it legal to grow weed in washington

How To Grow Marijuana Legally In Washington State

STEPS TO BECOMING A MARIJUANA PRODUCER IN WASHINGTON STATE

Whether you’re exploring the possibility of investing in or taking over an existing marijuana production business—or just waiting for the day the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) reopens applications for new licenses—the information below will let you know the steps you need to take to stay in compliance with Washington’s marijuana laws.

Step 1: Plan

Once you’ve decided you want to grow cannabis to sell for recreational use in Washington, you need to hammer out a business plan. This plan should include your financing, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, as well as what will separate your cannabis from the competition. If you plan on buying an existing business, learn everything you can about the company and its current processes. Take your time—there are still many unknowns in the relatively new recreational marijuana market. Study the new laws and make sure your plans fall within the bounds of the state’s rules.

In order to get or maintain a marijuana producer license, the rules require that your grow shop has planned protocol for each of the following:

  • Security
  • Traceability
  • Employee qualifications and training
  • Destruction of waste products
  • Transportation of product to retailer, packager, and/or processor
  • Testing procedures and protocol

You’ll also need a description of the grow facility and an in-depth operation description, including how (and in what) the marijuana will be grown and the types of equipment, soils, and fertilizers you’ll use.

The bottom line for your business plan: be as descriptive as possible.

Step 2: Find the Right Location

Washington has very particular rules about where you can legally produce marijuana. Even if you’re buying a business and keeping its current location, it’s important to keep current on the laws. You never know when you’ll want (or need) to upgrade your location.

One nice thing about growing marijuana (as opposed to selling it as a retailer) is that you don’t have to sweat finding the most convenient place for customers. In fact, for security purposes, an out-of-the-way location can be a bonus. This can make it a little easier to abide by the state’s zoning requirements.

Primarily, you need to be sure your grow location is located at least 1000 feet from any elementary or secondary school, playground, recreation center or facility, child care center, public park, public transit center, library, or game arcade that allows minors to enter. As of June 2015, counties and municipalities have the right to enact an ordinance reducing the 1000 ft buffer to a minimum of 100 ft (with the exception of elementary schools, secondary schools and playgrounds). Olympia Ordinance 7046, for example, reduces the buffer zone in the state capital to 500 feet.

Counties and municipalities can also prohibit marijuana producers or processors in areas zoned for residential or rural use. Moses Lake, for example, limits producers and processors to specific industrial areas. Some Washington cities don’t allow marijuana businesses at all, including Leavenworth, Poulsbo, Pomeroy, Othello, and Richland.

Local authorities will also be notified of where you plan to open up shop and have an opportunity to object. Also, you’ll need to make sure the location can meet the following specifications:

  • For indoor producers, your cannabis grows must take place within a fully enclosed, secure indoor facility or greenhouse with rigid walls, a roof, and doors.
  • Outdoor produces may grow cannabis in “non-rigid greenhouses, other structures, or an expanse of open or clear ground fully enclosed by a physical barrier.”
  • Outdoor cannabis grows must be enclosed by a “sight obscure” wall or fence at least eight feet high.
Step 3: Get the Money

What makes growing weed more difficult than other businesses is that entrepreneurs may be hard-pressed to find financing options through traditional methods. Due to federal banking restrictions, banks may not want to offer a small-business loan to a “risky” venture existing in federal gray area. As a result, you may need to seek out investors.

Originally, I-502 rules dictated that all financiers must be Washington residents, living in-state for at least three months. Legislative changes have relaxed somewhat since then. It’s possible to apply to the WSLCB to accept funds from an out-of-state financier. You’ll have to submit an Application for Additional Funding to the WSLCB and receive approval. Out-of-state financiers have to be US residents.

Step 4: Choose a Business Entity

In a perfect world, you could start a brand new marijuana grow business and choose the business entity type that’s the best fit for you. Unfortunately, the WSLCB isn’t currently accepting applications for new marijuana producer licenses.

It’s not all bad news though—you can invest in or buy an already-licensed marijuana grow business. Over a thousand producer licenses have been issued in Washington to different types of businesses. Before investing in or buying a business, it’s important to understand and carefully consider the impact that a business’s entity type will have on your operations.

If you’re considering a sole proprietorship, realize that you personally will have unlimited liability. You are the business. There is no legal separation between you and your personal assets and the assets of your business. What this means for you is that you are personally responsible for all debts or actions on behalf of your business. Your assets are on the line in the case of a lawsuit or unpaid bills.

If you are operating an LLC, there is limited liability. This means that your personal assets are generally protected in case your LLC were to be sued or fall under any other financial or legal burden. It’s usually only the assets of your LLC that would be at risk, not yours personally. However, the corporate veil can be pierced and your assets can be at risk with poor business habits. For instance, if you were to put a personal dinner on your business account, or buy a big screen TV under your company’s name and take it home, this would give a plaintiff a foothold in coming after your personal assets. So with an LLC, your personal assets are protected, but it is not ironclad, bullet-proof protection.

If your business operates as a corporation, you will benefit from limited liability as well. The personal assets of shareholders who have purchased stock are usually only responsible for their own stock investments. The corporation, since it is considered its own separate business entity apart from shareholders and owners, is legally responsible for itself. Debts, etc. do not fall onto the shoulders of individuals, but rather onto the corporation as a whole, separate entity. A corporation’s corporate veil can also be pierced, so you need to take in the same considerations as with an LLC when deciding which entity is right for your cannabis business.

For more information on differences between an LLC and a corporation, click here.

Step 5: Hit All the Requirements

No government authority will be kind to you if you start growing cannabis without meeting all the requirements. Before flicking on your grow lights, the top regulatory requirement on your list needs to be obtaining a marijuana producer license. If you’ve completed the previous four steps, you should be in a good position.

The marijuana producer license application is only a small addendum to the Master Business License application. Even if you’re not filling out the application (if you’re investing in or buying an existing marijuana business), you’ll still need to have some of the same key information readily available, including:

  • Criminal background checks on financiers, owners, and their spouses
  • Government-issued identification for all financiers, owners, and their spouses
  • A financial statement accounting for all money invested in the business
  • Copies of bank statements and recent tax returns

After you’ve obtained your marijuana producer license and gotten your grow shop in order, you should finally be ready to turn on the lights and let the weed grow.

What’s the cost of the Washington marijuana producer license?

In July 2018, the fee dropped from $1480 to $1381. New applications aren’t currently being accepted, but if applications open again, note that there is also a nonrefundable application fee of $250.

Can I apply for a new Washington marijuana producer license?

Not currently. The number of licenses is capped, and the WSLCB isn’t opening up applications for new licenses anytime in the foreseeable future.

Can I buy a Washington marijuana producer license from an existing business?

Not exactly. The licenses themselves aren’t transferable assets—a business can’t buy or sell a license to another business. You can, however, purchase a business entity that holds a license. When investing in or buying an already-licensed business, be sure to file a Change in Governing People, Percentage Owned and/or Stock/Unit Ownership form ($75) with the WSLCB. You may also have to submit forms (which vary depending on business entity) to the Secretary of State indicating changes in governors and owners.

Just note that when you buy a business, you don’t just get the good stuff. You also take on any debts or contracts, so be sure to do your research.

Who can hold a Washington marijuana producer license?

You have to be at least 21 years old and have been a Washington resident for at least 6 months. Business entities (like LLCs and corporations) can also hold licenses, but the entity must have been formed in Washington and all members in the business must have been residents for at least 6 months. All licensees have to maintain their residency for as long as they hold their licenses.

Is there a limit on the number of marijuana producer licenses the WSLCB can issue?

No, but the state has allotted that only so many square feet may be used in growing marijuana. It has set the initial limit at two million square feet. The kind of producer license you have will determine how many square feet of space you can use to grow cannabis. The state has broken quantities down into three tiers:

Tier One: less than two thousand square feet.
Tier Two: two thousand square feet to 10 thousand square feet.
Tier Three: 10 thousand square feet to 30 thousand square feet.

If you don’t use at least 50% of the square footage afforded to you, the WSLCB may knock you down a tier.

Can I have more than one Washington marijuana producer license?

Yes. You can hold up to three of one kind of license (such as three producer licenses).

Can I have a Washington marijuana producer license and a retailer license?

No. While you can hold both producer and processor licenses, retail is always separate. You can’t hold a retailer license AND a producer or processor license.

If I have a producer license, how much weed can I have on my premises at any given time?

If you grow outdoors, you cannot have more than one and a quarter year’s harvest on your property. If you grow indoors, you cannot have more than six months of your annual harvest on site.

Does Washington require that my marijuana-producing facility be covered by a particular kind of insurance?

Yes. Washington requires that you carry a commercial general liability insurance policy provided by a carrier with a rating of no less than A—Class VII. The WSLCB has to be listed as an additional insured on all of your general liability, umbrella, and excess insurance policies.

What kind of security requirements does Washington have for cannabis grow facilities?

Your marijuana shop must meet the following security requirements, according to the I-502 rules:

ID Badges:

All employees on licensed premises must hold and properly display an employer-issued ID badge at all times while at work.

Alarm System:

At a minimum, you need a security alarm system on all perimeter entry points and windows.

Surveillance:

At bare minimum, your shop needs to install a video surveillance camera with a resolution of no less than 640×470 pixels, and the system needs to be Internet Protocol (IP) compatible. All cameras need to be running 24 hours a day and be able to identify any individuals on the premises and any individuals approaching any of the building’s entrance points at no less than 20 feet from the premises. Copies of all footage on the premises must be kept for at least 45 days. Perimeter fencing of all outdoor grows must be in the line of sight of the cameras. In areas where marijuana is grown, the cameras need to be able to identify an individual at all times. Lights, hoods, and other grow production items cannot obscure the camera’s view.

Traceability:

You must keep extensive record of all inventories and upload records in the state’s database. The following needs to be kept completely up-to-date in the system:

  • When a plant enters the system (moved from the seedling or clone area to the vegetation production at a young age)
  • When plants are, to any extent, harvested or destroyed
  • When marijuana is transported out of the facility
  • Any theft
  • Any samples given for testing or to other licensees in hopes of making a sale
  • All sale records
  • All excise tax records
  • Other information that the board may specify at a later date

Can I give out free samples of my product?

Yes, but only to other licensees for the purpose of negotiating a sale. All samples given away must be logged into the traceability database. You can only give away 4 grams per month to any one licensee.

Can I sample my own product?

Yes, but you can only sample one gram of usable marijuana per month. The sampler must either be you or one of your employees. The sampling must be logged into the traceability database.

How do I legally transport marijuana between licensed facilities?

RCW 69.50.385 gave the WSLCB board the authority to create a licensing procedure so that common carriers can transport marijuana and marijuana products from one licensed facility to another. In other words, the person who drives your bud harvest to the processor needs to get a license from the WSLCB. The Marijuana Transportation License fee is $250.

What other permits does my marijuana business need?

Typically, quite a few more than a regular Washington business. Besides usual business permits, marijuana producers have to take in consideration how their activities affect the environment—you may need permits for air quality, water quality, solid waste handling, hazardous waste management and more. For instance, in some areas, you’re required to submit a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist so the state can see what kind of impact your business will have. In King, Kitsap, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, marijuana producers and processors are required to submit a pre-construction application with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency—an application that comes with a $1,150 price tag.

Some counties and municipalities have permits just for the privilege of being a marijuana business. For example, the City of Kenmore charges $500 a year for their annual Marijuana Business License.

How can Northwest Registered Agent help me?

We can serve as your Washington registered agent and receive all official mail and service of process, as well as keep you up to date on all that is required to keep your business entity active.

Registered agents are required for any business entity registered with the Secretary of State. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent as your registered agent, it’s a flat rate yearly price of $125 a year. You’ll have an online account that tracks your report due dates and when your yearly service with us is up. Any documents we receive locally for you are uploaded into your account immediately for complete viewing. If or when you get served with a lawsuit, we can email up to 4 people and your attorney at the same time for real-time complete viewing of a lawsuit. You’ll receive annual report reminders as well. Our service is the same price every year, and there are no weird fees or cancellation fees.

For more information or for WSLCB applications or forms, contact:

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
PO Box 43098
3000 Pacific Ave SE
Olympia WA 98504-3098
(360) 664-1600

Steps to becoming a marijuana producer in Washington State.