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Recognizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

According to federal laws, it is illegal for teens to possess marijuana paraphernalia. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, a component of the US Department of Justice, “The term drug paraphernalia refers to any equipment that is used to produce, conceal, and consume illicit drugs.”

Moreover, marijuana paraphernalia is an indication that a teen is using marijuana. As a result, they are exposed to risks associated with this drug.

According to the most recent Monitoring the Future Survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 39 percent of college students use marijuana. As a result, these are the highest levels of use among college students in the past three decades. In addition, 36 percent of high school seniors use marijuana. Furthermore, this is similar to past years, and 6 percent report daily use.

Different Kinds of Marijuana Paraphernalia

The lists below indicate how many varieties of paraphernalia that are available. The national wave of legalization has increased the availability of these items.

Smoking Pipes, Bongs, Bubbler, and Hookah

All of these types of paraphernalia are used to smoke the drug.

  • Pipes can be made of wood, glass, porcelain, metal, and other materials. Pipes tend to require metallic screens to keep the user from inhaling ash.
  • A bong is a long tubular water pipe, usually made of plastic with a bowl attached. A bong uses water or other liquids like wine to filter the smoke.
  • A bubbler is a combination of a pipe and a bong, allowing for the filtration system provided by a bong to be portable.
  • A hookah is a traditional smoking device from the Middle East and Turkey. It usually is quite ornate, made of brass or a cheaper imitator, with a rope-like tube attached for smoking. Hookahs are often disguised as decorative pieces.

Rolling Papers, Tobacco Blunts, Grinders, and Roach Clips

These kinds of cannabis paraphernalia are used to process and smoke the drug.

  • Rolling papers like Zig Zag or Raw are used to roll the drug into a joint.
  • Blunts like Swisher Sweets and Phillies Blunt are inexpensive, store-bought cigars that marijuana smokers hollow out and fill with cannabis.
  • Grinders are small metal tins, sometimes designed to look like the Death Star from Star Wars or even a Rubik’s Cube. They grind up the drug for use.
  • Roach clips are metal clasps that hold a joint to prevent burning the fingers.

Vaporizers, Vape Pens, and Dabs

Used for tobacco as well, here are kinds of drug paraphernalia that are popular because they hide smells.

  • Vaporizers, in many forms, can be used for weed, hash, liquids, and hash oil.
  • Vape pens are smaller than larger vaporizers, often with pre-filled cartridges.
  • Dabbing is the bong of vaping, and similar to freebasing in other drugs. These elaborate contraptions tend to be made of glass and almost medical-looking.

What Parents Need to Do About Marijuana Paraphernalia

If parents or adults see paraphernalia for Marijuana in the home, they need to take steps to ensure a teen’s health and safety.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana is a gateway drug for teenagers. As a result, it opens the door to drugs like cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and heroin. Moreover, THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, primes the brain. Hence, this enhances responses to other drug stimuli.

Modern Types of Cannabis Paraphernalia

The spread of marijuana legalization across the country has led to an explosion in cannabis use and different types of paraphernalia. Therefore, today there are more kinds of paraphernalia available for purchase than ever before.

More importantly, this paraphernalia is no longer restricted to “head shops,” or stores that sell drug-related paraphernalia. Indeed, with the rise of dispensaries and the popularization of marijuana, cannabis paraphernalia is now found in mainstream locations. Furthermore, it can be found in smoke shops, vaping shops, dispensaries, and even convenience stores or gas stations.

In addition, many paraphernalia products are marketed and designed as though they were intended for other purposes. Thus, marijuana pipes and bongs often are labeled with a misleading disclaimer. These labels claim that the products are intended for use only with tobacco products.

Deceptive Paraphernalia vs. Glamorized Paraphernalia

Many drug paraphernalia sellers focus on deception. Hence, they sell devices that do not appear to be marijuana paraphernalia. Therefore, such paraphernalia may look like items related to teen hobbies, such as skateboarding or music. And teens are drawn to such because they want to hide use from their parents.

Side-by-side with the deceptive paraphernalia, glamorized paraphernalia has become increasingly popular. In bright and bold colors, these devices reflect the interests of young people from popular movies and rock bands to video gaming and teen trends.

Therefore, if teens are into a new trend like Pokémon GO, the latest paraphernalia will reflect the game. In addition, paraphernalia inspired by popular shows, such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, can be found on eBay and all over the Internet.

Marijuana Paraphernalia = A Red Flag for Teen Drug Use

Finding marijuana paraphernalia in a teenager’s possession almost always means that they are using the drug. Signs of teen marijuana dependence include irritability, moodiness, difficulty sleeping, decreased appetite, cravings, restlessness, and various forms of physical discomfort.

Recent research suggests that 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. Moreover, scientists have found that people who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults.

When a teen is abusing marijuana, parents need to speak with a psychologist or a counselor as soon as possible. Receiving help from a clinical professional will provide insight as to whether further treatment is necessary.

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The possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia is illegal in the US, finding it on your teen is a sign of marijuana use, which can lead to addiction.

Types of Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia was once a scary word, used largely by police officers and lawyers to describe crime scenes and condemn thousands of innocent stoners to criminal lives.

In today’s age of marijuana legal reform, however, paraphernalia describes all of the fun gadgets and toys you can acquire to make getting stoned easier, healthier, more effective, and more exciting.

Below is a list of all paraphernalia-related terms in our open-source cannabis dictionary.

A bong is a vertical water filtration device used for smoking cannabis. Bongs are usually made of glass, and they’re comprised of a bowl and stem which lead into the water-filled pipe. When lit, the water in the bong acts as a filter for any undesirable burnt particles and allows only smoke to enter the user’s lungs. Not surprisingly, bongs have historically been the method of choice for smoking among the Thai, Hmong, and Chinese peoples. Some of these excavated gold water pipes date back 2400 years.

“Ana dropped her brand-new bong, but it somehow didn’t break at all.”


The water that goes into a bong or water pipe that makes it function. After extended use the water usually becomes murky. Some mischievous stoners will claim it contains THC because of this and will try to trick newbies into drinking it, but don’t bother–it’s just gross water that needs to be dumped.

“This bongwater is looking a little dingy. Should we replace it?”

A term used both for an amount of ground cannabis ready to smoke and the section of a pipe, bong, or bubbler that one loads ground cannabis into. Bowls are traditionally shared among a group of friends, though it isn’t uncommon to enjoy one alone.

“Let’s load up another bowl.”


Bubblers are glass pipes that use water to reduce irritation from inhaling smoke. After lighting the cannabis, smoke is pulled through a stem into a small supply of water, and into the user’s lungs. This makes for a much smoother and more pleasant experience than directly inhaling and adds a fun bubbling noise to the sesh.

“My favorite piece is the bubbler with sparkly gold swirls.”

Carb Cap

A dabbing tool, usually made of glass or nonferrous metal, allowing more controlled heat distribution and airflow. Cannabis concentrate is sealed inside the carb cap, after which heat is applied by a torch. They’re useful for dabbing at lower temperatures, allowing users to taste those flavorful terpenes.

“I lost my carb cap, so I can’t dab properly with my banger until I get a replacement.”


Also called a chilam, a chillum is a conical pipe design originating in 18th century India. They can be used for smoking any sort of ground, dried product, such as tobacco or chamomile, but are more commonly used for cannabis. In the 1960s, chillums became popular with smokers in the United States. They also have spiritual significance to followers of the Rastafari movement. Users put a filter inside and pack the wide end with ground flower before lighting the flower and inhaling from the smaller end of the glass, wooden, or metal pipe.

“Smoking with a chillum is more work than using any other pipe, but the ritual of it all makes me feel more grounded.”


The long often pointed tool used for picking up a small amount of cannabis concentrate for the purpose of applying it to a heated dab rig. A good dabber is long enough to keep your hands away from the extreme temperatures of the device while also allowing the user to control how much or how little product they inhale. They can be made from glass or metal and many glass dabbers coming in whimsical shapes and colors.

“I bought a new dabber that looks like a carrot!”


An extra piece to a bong that enhances airflow and provides a smoother, cleaner experience. They force the smoke to pass through the water in the bong to clear it of any burnt plant matter before reaching your lungs. Diffusers can be as simple as a straight tube, or they can be extremely complex with multiple additions, shapes, and holes to provide extra filtering. Unfortunately, the more complex the diffuser, the more difficult it is to clean.

“I love the smooth hits I get with a complex diffuser, but I didn’t realize how much it would suck to clean.”

Typically made of glass, a dome fits over the nail of a dab or oil rig to capture all of the vapor created when the concentrate hits the nail. They’re essential if you want to get the most out of each dab. Domes can be simple, but it’s common to see domes made with ornate and unique designs. You’re sure to find one that fits both your piece and your aesthetic.

“In my opinion, domes are essential if you want to get the most out of your dabs.”

Domeless Nail

Domeless nails have become quite popular among concentrate enthusiasts. Often much larger than regular nails, the domeless variety allows for more concentrate to be used at one time while also providing ease of use. However, the lack of dome means any concentrate used on it will lose heat more quickly, so it’s debatable as to whether they’re actually more convenient.

“Should I invest in something with a domeless nail, or should I just get a dome?”


Essential for bong operation, a downstem is a small, removable piece of glass that houses ground cannabis. Once lit, the user inhales from the mouthpiece, filling the chamber with smoke. Removing the downstem at this point then allows the user to inhale the produced smoke inside the chamber. They also tend to be the most delicate part of the bong, but thankfully, many head shops and dispensaries sell spares.

“Be careful with the downstem! If it breaks, we can’t use this bong.”


Commonly used term for a bong or pipe used for smoking. Glass is an excellent medium for cannabis consumption, as it is easily cleaned and retains its integrity even at extreme temperatures. Also, a skilled glass artist can make some really rad looking designs. Pipes and bongs can be minimalistic, but many consumers think of their glass as a vessel for artistic expression. It’s quite common to see gorgeous glasswork of differing colors, textures, and patterns for sale in a head shop or dispensary.

“Ever since I bought that heady glass, I haven’t rolled a single joint.”


A device used to shred cannabis flowers and buds. Grinders are usually metal, and they have sharp teeth to easily tear cannabis buds into loose-leaf material that is suitable for packing into a joint or glass. Some grinders feature a “kief catcher” compartment, allowing for the harvesting of kief.

“I just used up everything in my grinder, but now we can try out the Green Crack we bought.”

Heady Glass

Impressive and artistic functional glass art used for cannabis consumption. Glass artists are capable of making usable art in a wide range of styles, creating a valuable and desirable niche of cannabis culture. Plenty of users also delight in purchasing and using glass that reflects their interests or personality, so these pieces can be both functional and elegant.

“Even if I didn’t smoke, I’d probably collect all sorts of interesting heady glass, like bongs or bubblers.”


A device used for slow, gentle smoking of flavored tobacco and cannabis. The hookah has a lot of history and cultural significance to the peoples of South Asia and the Middle East, and in the 1970s, hookah bars and lounges began popping up in the United States as a place for people to gather and smoke together. Some hookahs can be multistemmed, allowing for more than one person to draw smoke from it at once, but it’s also common for people to simply pass the pipe around.

“Hookah hits are a great way to honor ancient smoking tradition with your friends.”

Isopropyl alcohol, also known as iso, is used for many cannabis-related applications. It is uniquely suited for cleaning resin and ash from glass, as well as being a useful solvent in concentrate creation. Many stoners who take a DIY approach for making extracts have their own special methods of production involving iso although using Iso for home extracts can be dangerous.

“The best way to clean glass is by letting it soak in iso overnight.”


A chamber built into glass for the additional filtration of smoke. This allows for smoother inhalation and less irritation in the mouth, throat, and lungs. Percolators come in various styles and methods of filtration, but always help smooth the experience. Generally speaking, the more complex the percolator, the more filtered your smoking experience. However, intricately designed percolators can be tougher to clean.

“My bong’s percolator is always a little tough to clean, but it cools the smoke so well.”

Production Glass

Mass-produced cannabis consumption glass. Whereas a more extravagant bong might feature flourishes for visual effect and artistry, production glass is focused more on functionality. Production glass is oftentimes a newbie’s first purchase since the affordable pricing and simpler designs are less daunting than those of artisan glass. However, it’s sometimes perceived to be lower in quality compared to more artistic pieces.

“Production glass tends to be cheaper than artisan-made pieces, but it gets the job done just fine.”


Many stoners prefer to affix a screen inside of their bowl to prevent flower from sinking through before it is lit up and inhaled. A screen will fit snugly into a bowl piece of a bong or pipe, they can be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol when they get clogged. There are three types of screens available: stainless steel, brass, and glass; they are generally sold in packs of 5 or more.

“If you keep getting doobie snacks when you hit your pipe try putting a screen in the bowl piece.”

Steam Roller

This type of smoking device is most popularly made out of glass but can also be found made of acrylic, metal, and wood. The steam roller gets its name from the round shape that resembles the front wheel of a steam roller. Generally, the bud is packed on top of the cylindrical smoking device while the smoker holds their finger over a carb on one end while lighting the herb and drawing through a hole on the other to collect smoke inside of the pipe. When ready the smoker lets go of the carb and inhales the collected weed smoke.

“Hitting a steam roller is fun because you can watch the smoke collect inside the piece.”

Vape Carts

Until the big vape scare of 2019 vape carts were one of the most sought after products at retail dispensaries. Vaping is more discreet than smoking a joint and creates a less intense high than edibles which is why it is a popular method with older cannabis-users and those looking to toke on-the-go.

“Let’s pick up some vape carts at the dispensary before we go to this family dinner.”


Often called a “vape” for short, it’s an oven-like device that vaporizes cannabis flower, instead of combusting it. The vapor can be inhaled, and the leftover decarbed plant matter is excellent for homemade edibles. Vaporizers are easier on the lungs than smoking, making them especially useful for medical cannabis patients.

“Since I invested in a high-quality vaporizer, I don’t see any need to smoke traditionally anymore.”

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You Will Need

  • Flowerpot
  • Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
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Step 1

Thoroughly soak the roots of the plants to be repotted by placing it in a bucket of water. Cover the drainage holes at the base of the new container with pieces of broken clay pot. Add a 2cm – 3cm layer of pebbles or gravel to the base of the pot to allow for good drainage.

Step 2

Add compost to the bottom of the container, using the plant in its existing pot as a guide to the depth to add, ensuring that the top of the root ball ends up just slightly below the rim of the new pot.

Step 3

Knock the plant from its pot and gently tease the roots apart to encourage them to root into the fresh compost. Use your fingers to lightly firm the compost in the base of the new pot and set the plant in position.

Step 4

Fill the gap between the rootball and the sides of the new pot with more compost, adding it in layers and pushing it down with your fingers. Continue until level with the top of the rootball. Water thoroughly using a watering can or hosepipe.

Discover the basic steps to potting up plants in containers, for a beautiful display, in this simple practical guide, from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.


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Is weed legal in Indiana?

No. Adult, or recreational, cannabis use is illegal in Indiana and the state has no provision for medical marijuana use either. Hemp-derived CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC is the only form of cannabis that’s permitted.

Possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana or less than 5 grams of hash is a class A misdemeanor with a penalty of up to one year imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000. Possession of more or subsequent offenses is a class D felony, which can earn violators between six months and 2.5 years in prison as well as a fine up to $10,000.

Legislation history

In 1913, Indiana became one of the first states to ban the sale of marijuana without a prescription. After Harry Anslinger helped pass the Marihuana Tax Act in 1937, it wasn’t long before the historically conservative Indiana adopted some of the strictest cannabis laws in the United States.

Efforts to change legislation began in early 2013, though these efforts found little success. In February 2013, a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana was killed in committee.

In early 2015, bills were introduced both in the House ( HB 1487 ) and Senate ( SB 284 ) to legalize medical marijuana for certain qualifying conditions with a physician’s recommendation. The House Bill failed to advance, and the Senate bill died before receiving a hearing.

Four years later in April 2017, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed HB 1148 to allow the use of CBD oil containing less than 0.3% THC for patients with uncontrollable seizures whose symptoms were resistant to traditional treatments. While HB 1148 legalized hemp-derived CBD, it didn’t specify a way for patients to purchase it.

The vagueness in HB 1148 made way for a new law that broadened access to CBD and specified regulations surrounding its sale. In March 2018, Holcomb signed SB 52 to allow the use and sale of CBD for any purpose, so long as it contained less than 0.3% THC by weight. The law also imposed additional requirements for testing and labeling. SB 52 took effect July 1, 2018.


When will medical marijuana be legal in Indiana?

Typically, that is up to the state’s residents, governor, and legislators. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune in March of 2020, State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) said cannabis is “still illegal federally, and Gov. Holcomb has been very firm he’s not going to support any legislation until the federal government legalizes it.”

How can I get a medical marijuana card in Indiana?

Indiana does not have a medical marijuana program and does not issue medical marijuana cards.

What is the charge in Indiana for possession of marijuana?

Possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana or less than 5 grams of hash is a class A misdemeanor with a penalty of up to one year imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000.

What is a felony possession of marijuana in Indiana?

Possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana or multiple offenses is a class D felony, which can earn violators between six months and 2.5 years in prison as well as a fine up to $10,000.

This post was updated October 22, 2020.

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Indiana Marijuana Laws

Updated August 2019

Unfortunately, the state of Indiana has been slow to enact cannabis law reform despite support from its constituents. Recreational marijuana possession in any amount is still a serious crime in the state, and efforts to legalize medical marijuana in the state have gained little traction within the legislature. State lawmakers did pass a low-THC medical cannabis law in 2017, but the program will only benefit a tiny fraction of patients. Learn more about Indiana marijuana laws below.

Recreational Marijuana in Indiana

Is marijuana legal in Indiana? No.

Unfortunately, there has been little effort by Indiana lawmakers to ease punishments for recreational marijuana. Possession of any amount of recreational marijuana in Indiana is charged as a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by 180 days in jail with a fine of $1,000. Possession of less than 30 grams with a prior drug offense is punishable by 1 year in jail and $5,000 in fines. Possession of any quantity greater than this (with a prior drug offense) is a felony, with up to 2.5 years in prison and $10,000. Note that conditional discharge can be given to first-time offenders, where they can be given probation over jail time and have the charges removed from their record.

Sale of less than 30 grams of recreational marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by 1 year in prison and $5,000 in fine. Sale of higher quantities is a felony with up to 6 years in jail and $10,000 in fines.

In Indiana, even being in the presence where knowledge of drug activity occurs is a misdemeanor, punishable by 6 months incarceration and a $1,000 fine.

Medical Marijuana in Indiana

In May 2017, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law HB 1148, a bill that establishes a low-THC program for patients with severe seizure disorders. The law allows patients with a neurologist’s certification to access cannabis oils containing less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Despite that an October 2016 poll found 73 percent of Indiana voters support the legalization of medical marijuana, the state of Indiana has yet to pass comprehensive medical marijuana legislation of any sort. Sen. Karen Tallian introduced a comprehensive medical marijuana bill in 2016, but the Indiana General Assembly concluded in the 2016 session without making progress.

Consumption of CBD from Hemp Oil in Indiana

Hemp-derived CBD products are legal under Federal Law in the United States; however, individual state laws are dynamic and fluid. Individual states may enact their own laws governing hemp-derived CBD.

Cultivation of Cannabis in Indiana

Personal cannabis cultivation, whether for recreational or medical use, is illegal in Indiana. The state was, however, one of the first states to authorize the production of industrial hemp for commercial and research purposes, with the passing of Senate Bill 357 in 2014. Indiana’s University of Purdue has led one of the most visible industrial hemp cultivation programs since the law passed.

Legal Status of Other U.S. States

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Unfortunately, the state of Indiana has been slow to enact cannabis law reform despite support from its constituents.


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Cannabis And Herpes: How It Can Help

Herpes is an incurable virus. However, it may be that cannabis can help. And in fact, it appears that it can help treat symptoms, as well as potentially prevent viral outbreaks in the first place.

Herpes is not just one disease or condition. It is actually a virus family. It is, however, responsible for several serious and chronic human ailments. These include chickenpox, cold sores, genital herpes, and mono. When you are infected, the virus never goes away. Additionally, symptoms tend to pop up when the body undergoes severe stress. That includes when the immune system is depressed.

The most common forms of the virus are herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2 (or HSV-1 and HSV-2). Oral herpes (HSV-1) might be present in between 30-95% of the population. About 20% of the US population has genital herpes (HSV-2).

The good news? It appears that cannabis might be able to treat these conditions. Why? Not only does cannabis have immune-boosting properties, it can also relieve stress in the first place. Cannabinoids appear to reduce the infectiousness of the virus, as well as some of its worst symptoms.


Herpes is a chronic condition – one attached to a huge amount of social stigma, beyond just becoming infected. That can make disease management really difficult. Herpes is highly contagious. Oral herpes is spread fairly easily through simple contact. Sharing a lipstick or kissing can spread it. Unprotected oral sex is another major channel of transmission.

HSV-1 causes cold sores. These can be acquired through simple skin contact. HSV-2 comes from sexually transmitted infection. This causes painful sores on the genitals. Worse? This is a condition that comes back repeatedly and largely unannounced. The virus is reactivated with stress. This can include anything from menstruation to fatigue. It can also include overexposure to the sun.

For those who suffer, it is a constant management battle to keep the condition at bay.

No matter how it occurs, viral outbreaks can interfere with daily functioning and life in general. It is often embarrassing, painful, or both. There is still a great deal of stigma around sexually transmitted herpes in particular.

The three main drugs used to treat this virus all have serious side effects. Acyclovir, famciclovir, and valacyclovir are the drugs most commonly prescribed. They can also cause headaches and diarrhea. Vomiting is common. In the worst cases, they can actually affect one’s psychology.

As a result, many sufferers look for other, more natural alternatives.

Cannabis is one of the main drugs they also turn to.


The good news? It appears that cannabis certainly might help. Starting with preventing outbreaks in the first place. While clinical data is still hard to come by (of course), what is available already shows significant promise. Early studies [1] dating from 1980 and later repeated in 1991 and 2004 show the same thing: cells infected with either HSV-1 or 2 stopped replicating when treated with THC.

Even more exciting? A 1991 study [2] found that THC reduced infection rates too.

Topical therapies containing cannabinoids can also reduce the pain experienced by herpes sufferers, particularly shingles [3] .

All in all, cannabinoids seem to have exactly the right properties required to fight outbreaks of the virus. Cannabis also appears to be able to address, if not treat, physical and mental stressors that can cause its re-emergence.


This is going to take some trial and error. If you have a canna-friendly doctor, by all means engage them. They might be able to suggest particular strains to help you start with. This is also a discussion you should have with your local dispensary, even if you are discreet about the actual condition.

It is likely that you will find both internal and external applications of cannabis to help your condition. By ingesting cannabinoids orally or smoking them, you are in fact boosting your immune system already. Cannabis also has strong anti-viral properties. Certain medical strains are even bred for this trait.

On top of this, consider topical treatment. THC oils and creams, even if you make them yourself, appear to halt both the progression and pain from sores.


Having the herpes virus means managing a life-long chronic condition. That means there are other lifestyle changes necessary to control the worst symptoms. Maintaining a healthy diet, regularly exercising, and getting enough sleep are critical.

When integrating medical cannabis into herpes management, also consider how this will fit into the healthy lifestyle choices you are now making.

While it may be difficult to hear the diagnosis at first, this too shall pass. Many people who are exposed to the virus are able to manage it with some lifestyle adjustments. And the best news of all? This is a condition that appears to be significantly more manageable with cannabis.

Medical use of cannabis appears to dramatically help herpes sufferers. First, it helps treat symptoms. But it may prevent outbreaks from flaring up too.

Marijuana Products Can Help Stop The Spread Of Herpes

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

You get out of bed in the morning after a long weekend of reefer chiefing shenanigans with a group of friends and spot a mysterious sore festering up on the side of your lip in the bathroom mirror. At first, you brush it off as a battle wound, perhaps something that happened during an overly ambitious bout with a pepperoni pizza. After all, a hardcore case of the marijuana munchies can sometimes wreak havoc on a person’s ability to eat without causing bodily harm. But after a quick Google search during breakfast, you soon realize that the monstrous lesion turning your mouth into a deleted scene from the Toxic Avenger could actually be a dreaded case of herpes.

Toxic Avenger Photo courtesy of IMDB

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Although the herpes virus is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can be easily spread through the sharing of joints, vaporizers or any other smoking device. It is one of those super foul social hazards on the scene that does not receive the attention it deserves. Most devout pot smokers, even if they are aware of the risks associated with participating in those ever-so-popular communal smoke sessions, typically do not dwell on the fact that the bowl or bong pressed against their lips might be crawling with cooties.

But they might want to start. Some of the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that nearly 50 percent of the American population between the ages of 14 and 49 will have contracted this disease before 2018 comes to screeching halt. The consensus is that it’s not really possible these days to swap spit with too many people before turning one’s mouth into a biohazard.

“If you have oral herpes and a cut on your lip, you could easily spread the disease by sharing blunts or joints,” Dr. Carolyn Cegielski, a gastroenterologist from Mississippi, told High Times.

But never fear. Although the herpes virus should be considered a legitimate threat for those cannabis users who share weed with fish-lipping fiends, this vile disease does not have to cripple the concept of social marijuana use. Now, thanks to the legalization of recreational marijuana in a growing number of states, there is a variety of cannabis products on the market that cater to those individuals who no longer wish to share. These creations were not designed to be passed around the room like a bottle of toilet hooch in a Mexican prison. But rather, they are intended to bring a certain level of class and civility to those interested in living a disease free cannabis lifestyle. Here are three innovative products that provide the highs without the herp.

Toast – For The Smokers

Photo courtesy of Toast

Toast is a cannabis cigarette built for the germaphobe. The company devised these fancy low-THC joints to mimic the experience one might have while sipping on a cocktail. Its Original Slices and Gold Pack contain a 2:1 and 4:1 CBD:THC ratio, which provides the user with around 4-6 percent THC per cigarette. Toast is an “all-natural, mildly potent, 100% Cannabis cigarette,” according to company’s website. “While a Slice is designed to be consumed entirely by you, share your pack with friends for a social experience.”

Keef – For The Drinkers

Photo courtesy of Keef Brands

In the same way that members of civil society do not share their beers with others, Keef Brands has taken this concept to cannabis. The company has a variety of THC-infused soda’s and flavored sparkling water. Each beverage contains 10mg of of the intoxicating compound, so they are perfect for moderating a buzz, sip by sip, without getting too stoned, too fast. It is also the low dose of these concoctions that prevents party leeches and deadbeat friends from gaining any benefit whatsoever by stealing a swig when you’re not looking. Of course, we advise never leaving a drink unattended.

Kiva – For The Chocolate Lovers

Photo courtesy of Kiva Confections

Edible cannabis products are a solid purchase for any pot enthusiast trying to catch a buzz without encountering the mouths of others. Kiva Confections has an impressive variety of chocolate bars that, if used properly, can provide the user with a nice, consistent high without risking a lifelong virus. Each bar comes with 100 mg of THC, but they are sectioned off into 5 mg servings — making them very microdose friendly. Technically, these chocolate bars can broken in half and shared with others. But thankfully, no mouth contact is necessary.

Remember — marijuana buzzes wear off, but herpes is forever.

I am a freelance writer hailing from the darkest depths of the armpit of America. That’s Southern Indiana, just in case you were wondering. When I’m not carving out a…

I am a freelance writer hailing from the darkest depths of the armpit of America. That’s Southern Indiana, just in case you were wondering. When I’m not carving out a juicy story for various publications including High Times, Cannabis Now, and BroBible, you can find me down at the local tavern watching the Indiana Pacers, drowning my sorrows in the greasy comforts of a cheese double cheese with cheese. My qualifications are simple. I’ve been on the cannabis scene for the past six years. My work has appeared in Playboy’s Smoking Jacket, Mashable, Salon, and the New York Daily News, just to name a few. I also got really stoned one night with former Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo and showed up for work the next day like it was nothing at all. Not as easy as it sounds. In addition to my coverage of the mad, mad world of cannabis legalization and the culture that exists around it, I am currently writing my first novel, which I hope will earn me enough money to never be seen or heard from again. Wish me luck!

Although the herpes virus is considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can easily be spread through the sharing of joints, vaporizers or any other smoking device. But there are some cannabis products that can help prevent the spread of this disease.


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How To Make Cannabis-Infused Waffles

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. After a long night, or before an equally arduous day, breakfast anchors our body and helps us prepare. What better way to secure both your mind and body against the day’s challenges than with a euphoria-inducing, wholesome favourite—cannabis-infused waffles.


Hit the ground running with cannabis-infused waffles. OK, so maybe you might not be running in the physical sense, but your mind will be riding intense waves of euphoria. Let’s face it, breakfast waffles taste so good, by adding cannabis they are bound to be a surefire hit. The crucial ingredient in cannabis waffles is cannabutter. For your convenience, we have included a recipe for this too.

If you do like to venture on the wild side and try unique and exciting toppings with your cannabis-infused waffles, see the bottom of this article for some genuinely mind-altering suggestions.



  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 7 grams of ground decarboxylated cannabis buds (a strain of your choice)


  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spatula
  1. Using low heat, melt the salted butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Once the butter has melted, add the finely ground, dried buds and stir for an even consistency.
  2. Simmer on low heat for 45 mins. Stir regularly to ensure the butter does not burn.
  3. Place the cheesecloth over the top of a medium-sized bowl. Strain the butter through the cheesecloth, so the liquid collects in the bowl below. Use the back of a spatula to push as much butter through the cloth as possible. You don’t want to waste any.
  4. Discard the remaining plant matter, and transfer the cannabutter to the fridge to solidify. You will need to leave it for at least an hour. Afterwards, the butter can be cut into blocks and placed in the freezer, ready for when you need it.



  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 2 cups of warm milk
  • ½ cup cannabutter (recipe above)


  • Whisk
  • Large bowl
  • Waffle iron
  • Spatula
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Servings: 2–4 waffles

  1. While the waffle iron is preheating, beat the eggs in a large bowl until they’re fluffy. Then, add the milk, the melted cannabutter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, baking powder, and flour (a bit at a time), stirring throughout. Continue until the entire mixture is smooth.
  2. Apply a liberal coating of non-stick cooking spray to the waffle iron before pouring the mixture onto it. Bake until the waffle turns golden brown.
  3. Serve hot on a plate with a small fork. Delicious! However, the taste sensation does not end there.


The real beauty of breakfast waffles is they go incredibly well with virtually any topping. Maple syrup, icing sugar, chocolate sauce, fresh fruit, whipped cream—anything goes. There is only one requirement with toppings. No portion control. Add as much or as little as you like. After all, you just prepared the waffles, so you deserve to indulge.

If there is a sauce or complement to a dish you like, try adding it to waffles. Over the years we have seen liquorice allsorts, marmite, even eggs and ketchup added to waffles. Blow your mind and your taste buds with our diverse and tasty cannabis-infused waffles.

Do you want to supercharge breakfast? Click the link to discover how you can make cannabis-infused waffles. The best part is they go with virtually any topping.


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This Homemade cannabis Belgian Waffle Recipe is easy to follow. Make a batch of delicious Belgian waffles with a dose of Cannabutter! These waffles are perfectly crisp and golden on the outside, while light and fluffy on the inside!

What is a true Belgian Waffle, you ask?

North Americans often make Belgian Waffles with a light batter. A true Belgian Waffle recipe calls for yeast infused batter. Today, it is common to use baking powder to give rise to waffles for convenience.

Belgian waffles irons are a great way to formulate this recipe. Waffle irons create larger squares and deeper pockets than American waffles. We are adding another twist to this classic by using a marijuana leaf-shaped waffle machine! This is sure to make your waffles look amazing! This iron stamps your cannabis waffles with a cannabis leaf and ensures a perfect gold-like color.

Why create a true Belgian cannabis waffles?

Cannabis waffles are a delicious way to start the day medicated. Kicking the day off with cannabis infused waffles connects you with a hunger satisfying and tasty weed breakfast. Waffles are easy to make and complement your morning brew seamlessly. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Creating true Belgian cannabis waffles you allows you to medicate while adding sustenance to your system.

Learn how to infuse your cannabis waffles.

We medicate these waffles with the simple use of cannabis butter. Fortunately, this is one of our easiest weed infusions. Cannabutter is quick to create and works well with several weed edibles.

You can create this cannabis edible with a THC cannabutter. If you’re looking to obtain a high, it is important to infuse your butter with a THC weed strain. THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis bud. Choosing a cannabis strain that is high in THC will help you access this unique compound.

In addition, it is not imperative to use a THC strain. If you’re hoping to avoid a high, choose a CBD cannabis strain. CBD bud is high in CBD and low in THC. The active compounds in a CBD cannabutter will not make you high. They will simply give you access to amazing cannabis properties without a mind altering experience.

Choose a cannabis strain and create your cannabutter with this recipe.

Start Your Day Off Right With Cannabis Waffles!

It is time to create your canna-waffles! Don’t forget to dress your waffles up with your favorite whip cream and fruit! We would love to see how your waffles turn out. Send us a pic on social media, or message us in the comments below!

Cannabis waffles are a delicious way to start the day medicated. You can adjust the amount of cannabis butter to your own liking and follow the recipe


rawtton strain

Basic info about Rawtton

Ethos Genetics Flowering: ±65 days indica/sativa

Massive greasy flowers with a rich, complex terpene profile. Heavy acid rotting fruit along with chem and skunk. High terpene variation makes for an amazing pheno hunt, but not great for large homogenized crops. Medium tall but controllable height.

• Cup Winning Parents
• Extracts Up To: 15-20% Terpenes
• Morphology Variation: Medium (50/100)
• Days of Flower: 60-70
• Yield: 60-80 grams/sq ft
• Tested at: 22-30% THC
• Flower Variation: High (80/100)

All info about the marijuana strain Rawtton from the breeder Ethos Genetics!


breed by Ethos Genetics

Here you can find all info about Rawtton from Ethos Genetics. If you are searching for information about Rawtton from Ethos Genetics, check out our Basic Infos, Lineage / Genealogy or User Comments for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information. 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

Rawtton is an indica/sativa variety from Ethos Genetics and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±65 days ) and outdoors . Ethos Genetics’ Rawtton is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.

Ethos Genetics’ Rawtton Description

Massive greasy flowers with a rich, complex terpene profile. Heavy acid rotting fruit along with chem and skunk. High terpene variation makes for an amazing pheno hunt, but not great for large homogenized crops. Medium tall but controllable height.

• Cup Winning Parents
• Extracts Up To: 15-20% Terpenes
• Morphology Variation: Medium (50/100)
• Days of Flower: 60-70
• Yield: 60-80 grams/sq ft
• Tested at: 22-30% THC
• Flower Variation: High (80/100)

Rawtton Lineage / Genealogy

  • Rawtton »»» Chem D x Mandarin Sunset
  • Chem D
    • »»» Chem’91 probably x Chemdog D
    • Chem’91 probably 91 Skunk VA
      • Chem Dawg (specified above)
    • Chemdog D
      • Unknown Indica »»» Indica
  • Mandarin Sunset
    • »»» Orange Velvet x Herijuana
    • Orange Velvet Probably
      • »»» Skunk x Unknown Strain Probably
      • Skunk
        • Skunk #1
          • »»» Afghanistan x Mexico x Colombia
          • Afghanistan »»» Indica
          • Mexico »»» Sativa
          • Colombia »»» Sativa
      • Unknown Strain
    • Herijuana
      • »»» Killer New Haven x Petrolia Headstash
      • Killer New Haven
        • Unknown Hybrid, Kentucky »»» Indica/Sativa Hybrid
      • Petrolia Headstash
        • Afghanistan »»» Indica

Map of the Rawtton Family Tree

Rawtton User Comments

Altogether we’ve collected 1 user comment about Ethos Genetics’ Rawtton. Here you find the 1 english user comment:

BostonBigGrow – 07.09.2018

Grown under twin cmh 315 1 grow bulb 1 veg bulb 2 generation clone from a feminized seed

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guerilla growing in trees

Guerilla growing – Suitable plot? (pictures included)

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pretty much as title says.

life (plant life) is thriving where i want to place some plants, is that a good thing? or a bad thing?

these pics aren’t great but they give the general idea.

the canopy is nice and open.

Is being close to a small stream a good thing? or could it cause problems?

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Thats in a valley- which limits the amount of light the plants can get down there. That area would probably be sufficient for a plant in veg stage, but I have doubts that there would be enough light to support a plant in full flower. The reason that everything is thriving there is because of the stream- if you will be watering your plant regularly, it wouldnt make a difference to you if you planted in a wet or dry area. The stream would be of no advantage to you unless you were trying to just “plant and leave em” without checking regularly. Since I assume you plan to take a more hands on approach to your garden, I would try to find a spot on the top of that hill in the picture, maximizing the amount of light that the plant recieves each day.

The higher up you can get the plants, the sooner they’ll see the sun come up in the morning. Theyll be the first thing the sun touches in the morning, and if you place them on a south facing slope, theyll be the last thing the sun touches in the evening.

As they say. Mo’ Light, Mo’ Weed!

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cheers for taking your time for that detailed response!

i’ll + rep to that!

yea, light is my main issue. i live near so many hills, i was walking on them earlier and i thought right then “they have to be on a hill”. just finding one that is off the beaten track is going to take some research. but it’s do-able.

outdoor master
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I may be in the minority here, but I’m 100% against cutting down trees to get more light in the area. ESPECIALLY when it’s guerilla growing. But, I’ve grown up with the Outdoor Code: leave only footprints, take only pictures . I’ve since updated to: Leave as few footprints as possible, take no incriminating pictures .

haha, anyway, If I were you I’d look for an area that has naturally downed trees. It happens here all the time. Lightening it’s one tree, it falls on another, and like dominoes several trees go down. Not only does it open up the canopy, but several fallen logs create a somewhat “wall” effect for cover. Helpful, although not by itself.

Your low bushes appear to be only like ivy, ground cover. Ivy thrives in moderate to low light areas. Which doesn’t mean that your plants would thrive there anyway. Mimic nature. When one tree falls, it opens up the canopy so other plants can grow there, that’s where you want to be.

I don’t know about your area, but hikers, birdwatchers, and hunters like to follow streams into an area. That is why I like to avoid them, or go further away from them than your conscious would like you to.

Also try to plant close to sticker bushes, thorn bushes, ect. No one likes to travel through them to find out what’s on the other side.

hi, pretty much as title says. life (plant life) is thriving where i want to place some plants, is that a good thing? or a bad thing? these pics aren't…

Guerilla growing: Finding the right location

Growing in the wild can be a great solution for many people. Thats why guerilla growing is becoming more populair everyday. Sometimes it’s just not possible to grow at home because of the law, family or landlord. Next to that it’s possible to grow lots of plants because you are not restricted to space. However there are also some things to take in mind when doing a guerilla grow. Think about animals, climate, other people and the most important thing:

The location of your guerilla grow

Yes, the biggest factor of a succesfull guerilla grow is choosing the right location. To find the right location you need to think about lots of aspects when it comes to creating a safe environment for your plants. In this article we are going to talk about all kind of steps you could undertake to find the perfect spot.

Before you start to look for a guerilla grow location, you need to ask yourself a few things to be sure it’s actually possible. For example: The climate. The climate is different everywhere, so make sure that the temperature, humidity, hours of light and soil is perfectly suitable for a cannabis plant. Another thing to think about is at what time you want to grow. In most areas, the summer is of course the best time but in some places it’s too hot in the summer and it’s better to grow in the spring/autumn. Next to that, hours of light are also an aspect that could influence the growth and blooming phase of your plant. So think about this and find information about these circumstances in your area first.

Now after you have figured out these things, it’s time to find the perfect location for your grow. To help you, we are going to talk about different aspects that will lead you to the right growing spot:

First of all: Get away from the city/people!

The biggest enemy you have when growing in a public environment are people. They can snitch on you, destroy the plants or steal your crops. Finding a human-free location can be quite hard depending on where you live but there are always forrests and other locations that fit the guerilla needs (when living in a city, you might have to look a bit harder or go out of the centre). The more isolated, the better.

Start by simply looking up some nature reserves/bigger forrests in your area and pay them a visit. Walking there for a while makes you aware of problems, options and possibilities. After some practice you might be able to decide quickly if an area has something to offer or not. Once you find a quiet, appropriate area. It’s time to start searching for some potential growing spots.

A good idea is to Google earth the location and look for traces of humans like paths, buildings, roads and even railroads (railroads require heavy maintenance so stay away from them). Make sure your spot is not easy accessible and not in any direct sight of a road/path. Next to that: Street lightning can influence the grow/bloom cycle of a plant so stay away from them!

Remember: The smell of cannabis plants can be noticed up to 10 meters away, so you’ll need a big circle around your spot thats is free of human traces/paths.

But even if you think you have found an isolated and safe location, you might be wrong. You’d be surpised if you know how much people often visit places like this. Think about forrest guards, homeless people, hikers/bikers or maintenance workers that are trimming the bushes. These are the kind of people that will definitly interfere with your plants once they see them.

However there are always some characteristics that show if there is any human activity going on:

  • Footsteps/paths in forrest made by walking people
  • Garbage/waste
  • nicely trimmed bushes
  • wires/barbed wire
  • cigarettes/gum on ground
  • Electric wire towers/transmission stations (maintenance workers)

Avoid these areas and never leave any waste yourself, this will draw attention from un-wanted people and could lead to your grow.

If you can’t find any of these but you are still not sure, it’s a great idea to just chill at your spot and spent some time there. This will eventually tell you if the place is busy or not. Just stay on the low and make sure nobody sees you.


The most important thing for a cannabis plant (next to good water) is a big amount of sunlight. So this is something you need to take in mind when looking for a spot. I’ts not a great idea to choose a spot in the middle of a forrest overgrown with big trees as too much shadow could cause a high humidity, low temperatures and eventually mold. However, on the side of that forrest or an open spot in the trees might offer you a the lightning you need.

The more light your plants get, the better your yield will be. So if you are planning to grow on the side of a forrest. Make sure that you choose the “sunny side” of that forrest. To determine the “sunny side” of a forrest you’ll need to get a compass (most phones have one) and find out where the sun comes up/goes down. (up east-down west) Then make sure your plants are exposed to the most hours of sunlight you can get. Google earth is also a great tool to find out which spot is being exposed to most hours of light.

We wouldn’t recommend to cut down any bushes or trim any trees. This could draw attention from forrest guards or other people. You have to make sure your spot looks as natural as possible.

Using other plants as indicators

A very good way to find out if a spot is suitable for your cannabis plants is by looking at the other plants living there. Especially when you are planning to grow them in the open ground it’s important the ground type is ok to grow in. Seeing lots of healthy, hydrated plants is a good sign.

Some plants are very similair (biologically) as a cannabis plant. This often means that when these plants are around, you have hit the perfect soil ot grow your cannabis in. One example of a plant like this is the “Urtica dioica” or better known as common nettle/stinging nettle. These guys mostly grow in ground thats perfect for a cannabis plant. (Cannabis and the nettles are both part of the order Urticales which means they are related to each other)

Accessibility and carrying water/materials

Next to just finding a good incognito location, you need to think about a few other things. Like the accessibility of your location as you need to bring all kind of materials (like pots, soil, shovel and chicken wire). The trick is to find a spot thats not easy to find/enter for normal people like hikers or forrest guards. However it still needs to be accesable enough to get all your stuff there.

When climbing is required or you need to walk through verry narrow paths next to water, it’s not a good idea to set-up your grow on that spot. Just imagine that you have to enter your location with a 50L bag of soil. Once that’s possible, you’ll be good!

Watering your guerilla grow

Next to your materials, you need to think about the fact that you need to water your plants (In periods of drought). This would require you to take lots of cannisters/buckets/bottles of nutrient mixed water to your location. Water is pretty heavy to carry around, so especially with multiple plants it can be quite a task to water them all. It might take you multiple runs to water all your plants and this improves the chance of being seen when entering your spot. Think about this when choosing your location!

To avoid all these watering troubles, it’s a good idea to locate your grow near a water supply like a river or stream. This way you are able to just take some nutrients, go to your spot and mix it with water from that stream. However you can’t just use any water! If it’s contaminated it wouldn’t be smart to give it your plants as it could kill them or harm yourself when consuming your plant.

The best thing you can look for is clear, streaming water (avoid water that stands still). Once found you could take some and bring it to an aquarium store. They can test it on different metals and other harming minerals. If it’s okay, you just need to do one more thing before giving it to your plants: Measure it’s PH and PPM levels. This is very important when growing cannabis because too acidic or neutral water could really mess up your plants. A good PH level for the water is between 5.5 and 6.5. When the water hasn’t got the right PH it’s possible to neutralize by using a addition (PH+ or PH-, found in any grow shop)

Animals and insects

Yes, just like people, animals can be a real pain in the ass simply because lots of species love cannabis plants. From insects to rabbits and deers, yes they all love the smell and taste of a nice juicy cannabis plant. The problem is that these animals particularly live in areas that are perfect to start a guerilla grow which makes it almost impossible to avoid them. You can notice them by simply looking for (rabbit)holes or droppings but I can guarantee that everywhere you will go, there are certain animals looking to interfere with your plants.

Luckily there are some easy precautions you can take to deal with their activity. For bigger animals like deers, wild hogs or wild cattle it could be enough to get some iron wire and use a few trees to create a fence and mark out your area. Make sure to leave 1,5 meters between the wire-fence and your plants.

Smaller animals like rabbits (which is a true enemy of the cannabis plant) won’t be stopped by a simple wire-fence. They see your growing area as an all-you-can eat buffet and will do everything to enter it. To keep them out we recommend to use chicken wire and build a smaller fence circling your plants. Make sure you dig the fence up to 10-20 cm underground when installing it. This is because rabbit cans dig underneath the chicken wire when it’s not deep enough. to be 100% sure you could also use a piece of the chicken wire as bottom of your growing spot. This makes it impossible for rabbits to dig to your plants.

Another effective thing you can do is buying some fox urine extract and spray it all around your growing spot. The smell of fox urine is very frightning for many animals like rabbits as they are their natural enemy. You can buy these extracts on multiple websites.

Remember to always take your materials like iron wire and nets with you when you are done growing. As a cannabis enthousiast you should love and respect nature. These things do not belong there!


Insects are very small and almost impossible to keep away from your plants. However there are nets you can use to hang around your plants to keep them out. The problem is that these nets will block quite some sunlight and could draw attention from people. If you should use one highly depends on your personal location and the species of insects.

Anti insect sprays or pesticides that are ment for plants should never be used on cannabis plants. These sprays are pure poison and could really harm your health when consuming the plant. What could help is putting a very small drop of dish-soap in 1 liter of water and spray it over the plants branches. Most insects hate the acidic smell the soapy water and will leave your plants alone.

Check out our “Ultimate pest guide” to find out how to treat the most commong cannabis pests!

Growing in a corn field

You might have heard about people growing in a corn field and it could actually work pretty well. However there are multiple things to think about if you want this to succeed. To begin with: The farmers! That field of corn is their job/income so they will be protecting and watching it. These days they even use drones to check on their crops to see them from above.

By planting one plant every here and there, you decrease the chance of being caught by someone seeing the field from above. More plants at the same spot draws the attention as it doens’t look natural. Thats also what helicopters/drones are lookin for. Next to that, try to find a nice place deeper in the corn field (not by the side as tractors/farmes often pas them) and make sure that there aren’t any higher grounds around the corn field. This may makes your plants visible from above.

One great tip to always find your plants in a big corn field is by using a small,long rope or fishing line and connect your plants. Then, connect the last plant with a corn stalk standing on the side. Mark this corn stalk discreetly with a ribbon, marker or some tape. This way you will always find your plants easily!

Corn season

A very important aspect of growing in a corn field is knowing when the growing season begins and ends. It would be a shame if you are in the middle of a grow, and you see that the field is being cut down. Corn season is different depending on where you live but you can find it easily by looking it up on google or simply ask some local farmers (just act interested in their work to avoid any suspicion).


Keep in mind that corn is a consumer product and many farmers will spray chemicals on them. These can be deadly for a cannabis plant and also harmfull for you when they end up in your buds. These pesticedes will be sprayed once the corn is up to 30-40CM. Make sure you plant your ladies afterwards!

So, When looking for the guerilla spot:

  • Make sure nobody watches you wandering around areas your normally wouldn’t
  • Never leave trash or other materials around your spot (draws attention and isn’t respectfull to nature)
  • Go of the paths. You don’t want your spot close to people. The further the better so make sure it’s at least 50 meters in the “wilderness”. (away from paths,roads or other human activity)
  • Make sure there is enough sunlight and air flow to avoid a too high humidity
  • Look for something hard to find, but still easy to get to with multiple materials
  • Think about animals when choosing your guerilla spot. What animals are active there and do they have acces to your plants? If so make you spot animal proof
  • Think about the watering, a good idea is to choose a spot that is close to a water source
  • Think about the fact that your plants are mostly always visible for helicopters and drones. So don’t put too much plants close to each other and create big bushes/fields. Rather divide them over different spots in smaller groups so it looks

Got more tips and tricks to add to our list? Feel free to leave them in the comment section below!

Finding the right location for your guerilla grow can be pretty hard. To help you we have set up u list of tips to find the right spot!