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With marijuana becoming legal in more states each year, many people are choosing to start growing their own plants.
Growing your own marijuana is a fun way to watch the process from start to finish. It allows you to know the quality of your marijuana. It’s also relatively simple and inexpensive to get started!
If you’re thinking about starting your own operation, check out these five tips for how to grow marijuana indoors!
1. Set the space
Before you can start growing marijuana in your home, you need to set up your growing space.
Whether you plan to grow one plant or one dozen, you’ll need to create a dedicated space that helps to control the environment around the plant.
There are several ways to create a space in your home. If you’re growing several plants, you may want to dedicate an entire room to them. It would need to be a room with doors that close, as well as ventilation or a way to add it, and electricity for heat lamps.
If you aren’t dedicating an entire room, you might choose to purchase or build a grow tent.
A grow tent features reflective interior walls that help to reflect light and keep your plants warm.
2. Think ahead
While buying seeds and setting up your space, it’s important to carefully consider how many plants you’ll have.
Even if you think that you’ll have many plants in the future, it’s a good idea to start small.
This will give you a chance to set up a space that functions well, and lets you learn the in’s and out’s of growing before you have several plants on the line.
Keeping your numbers small doesn’t necessarily meaning that the space that you grow in should be. When planting, think ahead, and remember that marijuana plants will flower and double or even triple in size.
3. Order the right seeds
Choosing and buying seeds for the first time can be a challenge. There are many different quality seeds and options out there.
If you are learning how to grow marijuana for the first time, you may want to start with feminized seeds. These are guaranteed to grow into female plants.
If you don’t buy these, you’ll have to go through the process of sexing your plants once they begin to grow, and may end up throwing out several male plants.
4. Give your plants some air
Ventilation is key when growing marijuana indoors.
If your growing space isn’t properly ventilated, it could lead to several health problems for your plant, including developing insects like spidermites. While you can treat these with insecticides, it’s easier to stop them before they start.
A window or duct in your growing room, along with a fan, will help keep air circulating and keep your plants healthy.
5. Be conscious of the smell
Marijuana plants have a strong smell. While this may not bother you, if you live in a neighborhood, this could be a problem.
To help reduce the smell and keep from bothering your neighbors, you’ll want to add an air filter. The filter should be installed in front of your fan to cut down much of the scent.
Start growing today!
With a small investment of time and money, along with these five tips, anyone can learn how to grow marijuana indoors!
You spent weeks – maybe even months – searching for your next job. Then you got called in for an interview, and you nailed it!
Your dream job is right there within your grasp. The only thing standing between you and that first big paycheck is…the drug test.
Even if you don’t use recreational drugs, the idea of submitting to a pre-employment drug test is intimidating. However, since 57% of U.S. companies require drug screening from new employees, chances are you’ll face it eventually.
What types of drugs are employers testing for? And what can you expect during your screening session?
Read on to find out!
What Drugs Are They Testing For?
Most employers will order either a 5-panel or 10-panel drug test.
A 5-panel drug test looks for the following:
- Opiates (heroin, codeine, morphine)
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
- THC (marijuana) – even in states where it’s legalized!
The 10-panel drug test also looks for these common painkillers and prescription drugs:
Is it possible to “beat” a drug test? To be sure, many have tried.
Methods include diluting urine or providing someone else’s urine. Some have even created synthetic urine with devices such as the Whizzinator.
However, providing tainted or fake urine is highly illegal, with penalties ranging from fines to jail time. For this reason, it is highly NOT recommended to try it!
(Worried about painkillers showing up in your urine test? Try some of these natural pain remedies instead!)
What to Expect During a Drug Test
Well, the big day is here. It’s time to step into that clinic and provide the urine sample that will determine your professional fate.
The process will probably go something like this:
- Smile nervously at the receptionist as you present identification. This is to verify that you are actually you.
- The collector will ask you to remove unnecessary layers of clothing (coats, jackets, etc.) and empty your pockets. Basically, she has to be sure you’re not planning to tamper with the collection process.
- In most cases, you’ll have privacy while you urinate. However, if the collector has any reason to think you might tamper with the sample, she may assign a same-sex observer to accompany you.
- The collector will give you a sealed container with measurement markings and a wide mouth. Before you touch it (or yourself), be sure to wash your hands to remove any trace chemicals on your skin. This could adversely affect the test results!
- Once you’ve filled the cup, the collector will examine it for any signs of tampering. She’ll also check the temperature and make sure there’s enough for the ordered tests.
- You and the collector sign paperwork stating that the specimen is correctly labeled. You also sign off that there were no issues during the collection process.
- Exit the clinic and give a big sigh of relief. It’s over!
Depending on where the clinic processes the test (in-house or sent to a lab), it may take a few hours or a few days to get the results back.
We know it’s difficult, but be patient! And try not to worry.
You’ll pass that test with flying colors and be on your way to your new job before you know it!
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