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I've talked to a lot of recently graduated chemists or candidates with a strong undergrad background in chemistry. The conversations always turn to something about specific extraction techniques for extraction (CO2, Butanol, Cold Water, etc.) but I think that we too quickly gloss over good lab practice and simple skills that make you really impactful in the lab. So, if anyone has skills outside of specific cannabis extraction, we should celebrate and talk about how those can get your foot in the door with cannabis companies, even if you don't have industry experience.

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Do college courses and cannabis certificates guarantee a job?

What are some good tips and tricks for post harvest methods anyone has?

Harvest methods and post harvest tips for large scale outdoor hemp grow:

Best method for large scale grows 50+ acres: CBD biomass- lay the plants down to sun dry for 3-5 days and then use a modified combine to pick up the dried product and auger in a truck. Use a hopper to fill super sacks and close. Store in dry cool area. CBD loss from sun drying is negligible and product will hold CBD content if kept in cool environment for year plus.

If growing for flower, cut the premium colas off and then hang dry on site. Use grape crates and strings at farm site, then store grape crates in cool, temp controlled facility until dry... result will be ultra-premium quality cured cannabis.

( Andrew-Weeks: What are some good tips and tricks for post harvest methods anyone has?

Amanda-Guerrero: Do college courses and cannabis certificates guarantee a job?

IMO, they don't guarantee a job but, depending on the course and someone's background, they can add value when going through an interview process...

Is anybody else noticing a trend in the energy & sustainability conversation around cultivation/extraction processes? Glad to be seeing more convos about this coming up....

https://mjbizdaily.com/how-cannabis-extraction-companies-can-reduce-energy-costs/

What is some beginner advice for growing some small clones?

I was just going to post this same article. Hopefully more companies will take all this into consideration and work on reducing energy costs.

Matt-Davidson: Is anybody else noticing a trend in the energy & sustainability conversation around cultivation/extraction processes? Glad to be seeing more convos about this coming up....

https://mjbizdaily.com/how-cannabis-extraction-companies-can-reduce-energy-costs/

Does anyone have any thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of starting from seed vs starting from clone?

Hello Vangst Community! Does anyone have any suggestions on the best soil brands for outdoor growing, more specifically for Colorado?

Spencer-Peters: I've talked to a lot of recently graduated chemists or candidates with a strong undergrad background in chemistry. The conversations always turn to something about specific extraction techniques for extraction (CO2, Butanol, Cold Water, etc.) but I think that we too quickly gloss over good lab practice and simple skills that make you really impactful in the lab. So, if anyone has skills outside of specific cannabis extraction, we should celebrate and talk about how those can get your foot in the door with cannabis companies, even if you don't have industry experience.

Seems like there are a lot of interested parties and it's a who you know business. Yet people are living off the government cheese and I'm surprised the selectivity rate is so rampant. All that aside - I've heard AZ has the most hiring. Is there a particular state I should badge up with and send applications towards?

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