Commonly accepted standards of medicinal growing:
Fertilizers may contain elements that are undesirable for medicinal cannabis. Organic materials are recommended for optimum health benefits .
Only non-toxic pest management techniques are to be used. Absolutely
no chemical pesticides are to be used.
Examples of non-toxic pest control include:
Beneficial insects such as lady bugs, spider mite predators etc.
Safer's insecticidal soaps
Neem oil (found commercially in products such as Einstein Oil)
Organic preparations containing ingredients such as garlic, hot peppers etc.
Yellow sticky flytraps
No chemical fungicides are to be used.
If mold is spotted at ANY stage, the affected plants are to be destroyed.
Some people have immune deficiencies (i.e. resulting from HIV/AIDS) and
ingesting even minute quantities of fungus or mold could prove to be fatal.
All plants must be "flushed" for at least 10 days prior to harvest.
This means they are provided with only pure water - absolutely no additional
nutrients are to be added.
All buds are to be dried and cured properly. The stems should break
easily, making an audible "snap" sound.