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  1. Recently got one of these. Couldn't find many reviews beforehand despite it being a 5yr or so old design, so thought I'd post a quick one for reference. Good Poles are pretty strong, despite only being 16mm they are quite thick and click together nicely. No plastic corners or ends. Feels like it can safely hold more than my previous secret jardin dr90 v2.5, but less than a mates Gorilla tent (best tent I've seen in person though the green qubes look pretty good too). Powder coated, which is nice, if completely unnecessary. Tent skin feels pretty durable and seams are well stitched. Reinforced corners. Very well light proofed*. Viewing window. Obviously not needed and quite high up, works for how I grow my plants though.. Kind of dumb really but I'm trying to populate the good section here .. 3 side access (can all be open at once for putting nets in, moving trays, etc). Groundsheet style floor material (appears to be completely water proof and will probably deal with the inevitable odd spill etc better than normal tent material). Probably more easily torn too though.. Bad Layout: *There are only 4 tubed ports, 2 (8") are are high up (intake and outtake for cooltubes, as if anyone uses them anymore), and another (8") is in the roof. The only tubed ports in the lower part of the tent are a 6" and a 2" or so for cables. This means that unless you are using an active intake you have to use the mesh intake panels on either side, which are not remotely light proof. Rendering the impressive overall lightproofing basically pointless. I know some people run their extraction fans out the roof, but most peeps I know use the side ports, and as the 2 side ports on this have zips for access around them, they are rendered useless when you use them to run the extract though.. Zips: Anyone who's had one of the older budboxes probably doesn't anymore, because the zips all broke. At least that was my experience.. I also know a guy who cleared a grow shop out of their returned tents, and they were mostly budboxes with broken zips . I think the zips on this one are larger, but I'm not convinced they are any better. 5 zips is also just unnecessary and a bit of a pain for me, though I can see why some might find the 3 sided access useful, I think closed 1 zip designs are way less prone to breaking. These zips are also absurdly loud. They don't have any rubber-type backing and the zip-teeth material seems to be plastic and consequently the tent is basically a zip-subwoofer. As in I have to spend multiple minutes undoing the main zip, and then I usually leave it open until I've given them their last watering of the day because of the lack of intakes.. Corners: Basically they are quite sharp, and roughly capped. This makes me seriously doubt the durability if taking it down regularly. My previous dr90 was basic, but the smoothly rounded plastic corners meant it lasted nearly 10 years and being rebuilt at least 30 times.. And the zip still works fine.. Mylar: Basic hammertone, not the better diamond mylar you get in most newer premium tents (even some cheaper ones like Mars). Feels pretty robust though, probably more durable than the stuff in many budget tents. Spill tray: For some reason it's designed to be slightly smaller than the tent, so it sits taut a few cm from the walls. Maybe I'm missing why but it only seems to serve as a place for water to go when you miss with your watering can.. Poles: Why black? It's probably only a % or less, but why make a highly reflective tent, and then paint the poles black? Overall Way better tents to be had, especially nowadays. Generally quite basic and uninspired, not much thought into the layout, limiting user applications. Just a simple upgrade on an old design. Absolutely up to the task though, especially if noisy zips aren't a bother, you don't expect to have to rebuild it often, and you have an active intake or grow in a dark room.
  2. Hi Week in Review: UN drug chief ponders validity of cannabis control treaties, coronavirus effects on marijuana sector, US authorities loosen hemp testing rules & more The United Nations narcotics enforcement agency president considers whether drug control treaties are outdated, experts share insights on how the coronavirus might affect the marijuana industry, MJ labs could see new opportunities in testing hemp – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. UN drug chief questions drug control conventions The head of the United Nations narcotics enforcement agency questioned whether international drug control conventions are out of date while presenting the International Narcotics Control Board’s 2019 report this week. INCB President Cornelis P. de Joncheere talked about cannabis and synthetic drugs and pointed to “fundamental issues around the conventions” and then asked if “we need new alternative instruments” to deal with drug-related problems. MJBizDaily takeaway: International drug conventions are still the cornerstone of drug control across the globe. And since cannabis is scheduled in the most controlled category of worldwide treaties, this doesn’t help governments that want to liberalize their marijuana laws. While an update to international law is still not on the horizon, the INCB chief’s presentation gives hope to those who want to loosen international cannabis laws. The timing of his declarations couldn’t have been better. Next week in Vienna, members of the Commission on Narcotics Drugs will debate cannabis scheduling. How will coronavirus outbreak impact the cannabis industry? Coronavirus will likely have both positive and negative impacts on the U.S. marijuana sector, experts say. Most of the downside for the industry will stem from shortages of Chinese-supplied products such as vape hardware, packaging and raw hemp as well as the shock the virus is inflicting on the global economy and financial markets. However, U.S.-based cannabis companies that step up to fill the void left by Chinese manufacturers could see an uptick in sales in the short term and might lay the groundwork for longer-term business relationships. MJBizDaily takeaway: Many impacts on the cannabis industry likely won’t reveal themselves for at least another month, according to industry watchers. One area to keep a close eye on is how investors react – even as marijuana companies struggle with an already-tight funding climate. It’s feasible that many investors will continue to run scared for now since they seem to be pulling their money out of securities markets across the board. MJ testing labs’ new opportunity in hemp Federal agriculture authorities loosened THC testing rules on hemp this week, delaying a requirement that hemp producers use labs certified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration until the 2021 season. The DEA requirement would have cut most current cannabis testing labs out of the hemp industry because the agency won’t certify facilities now operating in many states with existing marijuana industries. MJBizDaily takeaway: The delay presents a huge opportunity for labs currently testing marijuana for potency and purity in states where MJ is legal. That’s because those same labs are well positioned to offer THC testing services to the fast-growing hemp industry, where operators have a narrow 15-day window to show that their hemp meets federal THC limits. VT House moves adult-use MJ sales bill forward Vermont’s House of Representatives gave approval to legislation to legalize recreational cannabis sales. MJBizDaily takeaway: Marijuana Business Daily estimates Vermont’s adult-use cannabis market could hit $130 million-$160 million within five years of kickoff. The bill went back to the state Senate to resolve taxation and other differences between the House and Senate versions. However, Gov. Phil Scott would need to sign the bill into law, and it’s still unclear if he will. He previously indicated he would support the measure only if it addresses his concerns – such as protecting public safety. MedMen sees big quarterly loss Former thriving multistate cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises showed a $96.4 million net loss in its fiscal 2020 second-quarter report. However, the California-based company also reported that its second-quarter revenues of $44.1 million rose 49.8% from $29.42 million a year earlier. MJBizDaily takeaway: Industry analysts suggest the company has a tough road ahead toward profitability without selling off assets since the investor market is so tight. MedMen faces “an incredibly difficult task” because it needs “massive revenue growth” at a time it plans “deep structural spending cuts,” Craig Behnke, an equity analyst at Marijuana Business Daily’s Investor Intelligence noted. Eaze snags a $35 million raise California-based Eaze, which is a big name in the state’s cannabis delivery space, said it raised $35 million as it aims to become a vertically integrated company and launch its own marijuana retail brands. MJBizDaily takeaway: The raise comes after the company laid off about 20% of its workforce last October. The potential pivot to vertical integration is a big decision, and some industry watchers are wary if the move involves a well-founded and sustainable business plan. How Eaze’s plan plays out remains to be seen. https://mjbizdaily.com/un-drug-chief-ponders-validity-of-cannabis-control-treaties-coronavirus-effects-mj-sector-authorities-loosen-hemp-testing-rules/ Bongme
  3. Hi A New Site Selling Luxury Cannabis Cigars Bills Itself as “420 for the 1 Percent”—So We Tried It What's the most money you've ever spent on weed? Until last week, mine was a $79 one-gram gram of Sitka Gold flower rolled in 2 grams of hash—an indulgence for a visiting friend's first legal pot experience. But I am decidedly part of the 99 percent, which means I'm not the target market for Leira Cannagars, which bills itself as "420 for the 1%" on their slick website. Seattle-based Leira rolls cannabis cigars, the smallest of which is a petite three-and-one-quarter-inch cigarillo size that retails for $110 in Washington shops, like Freedom Market of Longview, where I snagged mine. They sell out "within hours or the weekend they are dropped," the company told us, as cannabis users splurge on a product that "represents success, luxury, and sophistication." This cigarillo includes 4 grams of flower, coated with a half-gram of rosin, wrapped in cannabis leaves. It's advertised as burning slowly over an hour. They also sell a six-inch Corona, which retails for $420, and which is filled with 12 grams of flower, sealed with 3 grams of rosin and also covered in cannabis leaves, that they claim will burn for us to five hours. Leira works hard to make the packaging look lux as well: each cannagar is sold in a corked glass jar, topped with drips of purple wax. While I hesitate to embrace weed as a product for the bourgeoisie, I am a sucker for marketing. My smoking history begins with Marlboro Lights in middle school and has plateaued at frequent bong rips and the occasional celebratory joint, so the information I have about cigars primarily comes from the media. Specifically, my firsthand knowledge is limited to the boxes making great pencil cases, and the flavored ones are best served gutted and refilled with weed, then sealed with saliva. Buying a cigar already made with Grape Diesel saves so much time (and saliva), even if it costs 100 times as much! Leira has a lengthy video with instructions on cutting and lighting the cannagar, claiming you need a cigar cutter and a butane lighter. Considering my weed budget was already shot after this purchase, I decided to go rogue and skip the step of buying equipment that I likely wouldn't use again. (My kitchen scissors and a classic Bic worked just fine, which was somehow both a relief and a disappointment.) Here is one of the things I didn't know about cannabis cigars: They're hollow in the middle! If you smoke them in the manner you usually smoke a joint, your mouth will be burned. A lot of times, even! This was a surprise—I was expecting the density of a blunt, but the cannarillo was shockingly lightweight. Since I have smoked pot way more times than I have smoked cigars, it took a long time to figure out the best way to hit this thing. The two friends I shared with were equally baffled, and I ended up offering up a regular old-fashioned preroll once we were tired of the discomfort. At one point, we recalled media impressions of people smoking cigars, and puffed out our cheeks and inhaled while giving tiny wet smooches to the cannarillo, a method that finally resulted in less burning and deeper hits, but also made the whole thing sort of gross to pass around. One friend wisely said, "I wish we would have figured this method out $60 ago." Indeed, for a 99 percenter like me, it was hard to enjoy the curling smoke without seeing it as money burning away between my fingers. I have to wonder why Leira didn't bother adding inhalation instructions to their video—I suppose one percenters already know these things. My final impression of the Leira Cannarillo is one of disappointment. The idea is great, but the execution makes this a better novelty gift for a friend than a smoker's splurge. I found the presentation tacky, reminding me more of Maker's Mark than Montecristo. If I'd gone for the Corona and spent four times the money, I'd be outraged since you could buy an ounce of weed for that much and roll a ton of old-fashioned blunts. Since I'm middle class, I'll definitely be scraping the debris of the finger-burning stump left behind into my bong instead. http://www.wweek.com/cannabis/2017/07/12/a-new-site-selling-luxury-cannabis-cigars-bills-itself-as-420-for-the-1-percent-so-we-tried-it/ Bongme
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/09/pink-floyd-exhibition-their-mortal-remains-review-v-and-a The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains review – look, a flying pig! V&A, London The refracting prism, the businessman ablaze, the giant inflatable pig: they may be pop’s most anonymous band, but Pink Floyd’s artwork is instantly recognisable – as this stunning V&A show proves Metal heads … a recreation of Pink Floyd’s album art for The Division Bell at the V&A Cheers
  5. Hey So I've seen this strain "rare dankness Scott's OG" and the pictures that the breeders show are like of ones with a variety of different colours, red, blue, yellow etc. Almost dot like patterns. If you search it up on google you'll find it (couldn't upload pic for some reason) My question is Does anyone have any experience with this strain and could you get some of the seeds growing like this ???
  6. from the Guardian : http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/feb/07/beyonce-coldplay-super-bowl-50-halftime-show-review Super Bowl half-time show review – Beyoncé easily steals the show from Coldplay Queen Bey at the height of her powers effortlessly overwhelmed Coldplay’s widescreen anthems in a show that seemed lightweight until she showed up by Alex Needham Beyoncé effortlessly stole the Super Bowl half-time show right from under Coldplay’s noses with a guest slot that affirmed her brilliance as a performer. On Saturday, the day before, she had suddenly released her song Formation. The video, a powerful and politically charged affirmation of black female pride set in New Orleans, could hardly have been more diametrically opposed to Coldplay’s soppy indie, and as soon as Beyoncé marched onto the football field, clad in skintight leather and Michael Jackson-style military gold sashes, with a posse of impeccably choreographed female dancers dressed like 70s Black Panthers, it was time for an early bath for Chris Martin’s band. Until Beyoncé’s arrival, the Super Bowl half-time performance had been perfectly enjoyable but lacking the electric thrill – not to mention opportunity for gifs - she provided. Inspired by the Glastonbury festival, it saw Coldplay perform three of their biggest hits – Viva La Vida, Paradise and recent single Adventure of a Lifetime – on a flower-shaped stage, their instruments garlanded with flowers and the band’s name written in Hindi on the drum kit. They were accompanied by the LA Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and spent most of the first part of the show surrounded by selfie-snapping teenagers. It was fun but somehow lightweight, while their nods to Glastonbury – for instance, dancers dressed as giant flowers twirling around the field – had some of the festival’s hippy spirit but none of its demented euphoria. Perhaps recognising that even 12 minutes of this would have risked losing the audience, Coldplay’s warm and fuzzy stadium rock was abruptly pushed aside by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars performing Uptown Funk – definitely a party anthem, but one so overplayed that its impact was blunted. It took Beyoncé’s performance of Formation – on paper a risk, since it’s so recent, but in practice enthralling – to inject some drama. As my colleague Lanre Bakare pointed out on our live blog, the lyrics "My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana / You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma/ I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros/ I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils” must be some of the most political ever to be performed at a half-time show. Just when Coldplay were seeming like a distant memory, the band reappeared for a reprise of Uptown Funk, and a confusing section set to Fix You that incorporated footage of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and James Brown performing at past Super Bowl half-time shows. It was unclear whether the half-time show was simply celebrating itself or if we were intended to mourn the loss of those three stars, assisted by Coldplay’s mournful ballad, which then morphed into Prince’s Purple Rain and saw Beyoncé reappear for a triumphant finale. Finally, the whole stadium held up a rainbow of cards, some spelling out the words Believe in Love, perhaps also a sweet affirmation of same-sex marriage. Having sold some 80m records, Coldplay are by a fair distance the most successful guitar band of the past 20 years; no one who’s come along since has got anywhere near the commercial peaks they’ve enjoyed. Viva La Vida is already a sporting anthem, famously played by Barcelona FC manager Pep Guardiola before every match to inspire the players (and it worked – that year (2008-2009) they won everything). Their unabashed desire to connect with a mass audience – an attitude diametrically opposed to the British indie scene they started out in – made them appear the perfect band for a big occasion like the Super Bowl half-time show. In practice, however, even their most widescreen anthems proved far less compelling than Beyoncé’s politically engaged twerking. A pop star at the height of her powers, as Beyoncé boasts in Formation, she slays – and at the Super Bowl, Coldplay were among the victims." Must say i am glad that Coldplay were outdone. I dislike their lite metaphysics intensely.