Max Sargent

Max Sargent

About

Max has been writing about cannabis and psychedelics for several years now. With a strong belief that an open, honest attitude toward drugs and drug policy can improve the lives of many, he seeks to offer insightful and developed opinions on the subject.

While he thinks that it is up to each person to decide how to affect their conscious experience, Max also believes that a collective and compassionate consideration of the effects of doing so is vital. Max studied a BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy degree at the University of Sussex, and this taught him the value of an effective, well-thought-through argument and thorough research. As much as he can, Max seeks to exercise this in all his work.


Top stories by Max Sargent

The Basics

How long does it take to grow cannabis?

Growing weed always requires some patience, but some plants take much longer than others, whether due to genetics or environmental factors. Here we look at specific factors that affect the growing time of cannabis, and determine about how long you can expect to wait, from seed to smoke.

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The Basics

What is osmosis and why is it important for cannabis plants?

Osmosis is one of the key processes that cannabis plants, and other plants, use to survive and thrive. Find out all about it here, and discover how to optimise the soil conditions in your weed grow to keep osmosis moving!

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The Basics

Can you really achieve yields advertised by cannabis seed banks?

Cannabis breeders and seed banks often like to advertise their seeds as being able to produce plants that offer insane yields. Here, we look into whether these numbers are accurate, how such figures are determined, and, if it's possible, how to achieve said yields indoors and outdoors.

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The Basics

The effects of rainwater, tap water, and groundwater on cannabis

Not all water is created equal, and some sources might be perfect for growing weed while others might be quite damaging. Here we look at what cannabis needs from water, and investigate four potential water sources for cultivating cannabis plants.

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Troubleshooting

Cannabis stretching: What it is and how to deal with it

In most cases, abnormal stretching in cannabis plants indicates some kind of environmental issue. Here, we go through the possibilities, both normal and abnormal, behind stretching, and then look at how to prevent and fix rapid stem growth in cannabis.

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Troubleshooting

What is cannabis wind burn and how to prevent it

Wind burn may not be the first thing you suspect when you discover discolouration on your cannabis plant's leaves, or notice that they've begun to curl down like a set of claws. But wind can damage cannabis plants both indoors and out. Find out all about cannabis wind burn, including how to fix and prevent it.

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The Basics

How to use silica in your cannabis grow

The quest for healthier cannabis plants and bigger harvests never ends. Lesser known, and not essential, the addition of silica often passes growers by. However, the Earth's second most abundant mineral can offer a lot to cannabis plants, including stronger growth, pest protection, and more. Find out how to take full advantage of silica for weed.

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The Basics

What are nodes and internodes of cannabis plants?

Nodes and internodes provide some telltale signs about a cannabis plant's sex, growth stage, and health. Essential to recognise, but easy to understand, this article will enhance your growing knowledge invaluably.

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The Basics

Should you use seaweed to grow cannabis plants?

Using seaweed as a fertiliser is one of the best ways to boost the health and development of your cannabis plants. You can either buy it or collect it from the seashore, and you're likely to be impressed by the results. But what kind of seaweed works best for weed, and how should you apply it? Read on for answers to these questions and more.

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Troubleshooting

How to use ladybugs to get rid of spider mites

Spider mites can cause a lot of damage to a cannabis plant. Left unchecked, they can even kill it. Fortunately, it's easy enough to stop them, with a little help from nature. Ladybugs are ferocious predators that love to feast on spider mites. Here's how to use them to your own advantage.

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