The team at Maximum Yield is pleased to introduce and welcome you to Maximum Yield Cannabis. Here, we aim to educate and entertain readers with the best and latest information on how to grow cannabis and employ its medicinal properties. Find articles on how to choose cannabis seeds, how to grow cannabis, how to harvest and process it and, finally, learn about how marijuana - and all its different strains - impact the body and your health. Check in here as some of the best and most experienced industry writers contribute advice on the most current grow techniques, and cover content aimed at beginners and long-time weed aficionados.

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While creating your own clones is the ideal method, purchasing them is also an option. Whichever method you choose, there are important steps to take to protect your...


MTV’s Cribs features the swanky houses and mansions of celebrities. The good folks at Growers Network felt they could bring a similar show to the cannabis realm, so the...


When it comes to enhancing the flavor of cannabis buds, understanding terpenes is key. Knowing how to enhance terpene production in marijuana goes a long way to making a...

Hemp and Weed

Are hemp and marijuana the same or are they different things? The truth is somewhere in the middle. Chris Bond takes the time to lay it out for us.

Cost of a joint

Ever wonder what the ecological cost of a joint is? Ian Ashdown, Maximum Yield advisory board member and senior scientist at SunTracker Technologies, did. After...


After his own amazing recovery from cancer, Rick Simpson has spent much of his life helping others recover from the disease by sharing his Rick Simpson Oil recipe.


Sometimes, just smoking your cannabis isn't enough. Science has given us a number of ways to make stronger medicines by extracting the active chemicals and concentrating...

Sunset Strain

Sunset, as the name alludes, is a strain for those needing some help catching some z’s. Gibson Lannister tells us more.

Dry vs. Dried Out: How to Keep Your Buds Fresh

You put a lot of work into growing your plants and harvested them at just the right time. Now, the next challenge is keeping your buds properly stored.

Weed Storage

There may be no more useful, and unexpected, item to add to your cannabis kit than oven bags. They're thick, they kill smells, and they can be made airtight.

How To Avoid Buying Cannabis Concentrates That Contain Residual Solvents

Here’s what you need to know to make safe, informed decisions at your local dispensary.

10 Common Marijuana Leaf Problems and How to Fix Them

A closer look at how to tackle 10 of the most common problems cannabis growers may face in the grow room.

Growing Cannabis at Home for Migraine Relief

While Heidi has had migraines for a good portion of her life, she just recently started using and growing her own cannabis for pain relief.

Cannabis and PTSD

After smoking for the very first time, Cody received significant relief from his pain and PTSD, and found that smoking cannabis helped tremendously with minimizing his...

How to Make Rosin and Dry Sift Out of Your Home-Grown Bud and Trim

Concentrates such as Dry Sift Hash can be made from trim using very simple techniques, and the end result is a very high-quality concentrate.

From Food, to Sex, to Fine Art. Why Weed Makes Almost Everything Better

Why is dope so... dope? There are scientific reasons why we feel the way we do when we ingest THC.

10 Tips For Growing High Quality Bud

Planting weed and getting it to grow is generally not a complicated process and can be done by anyone. However, plant growth rate and size are not the things that...

Comprehending Your Cannabis Test Results

No matter the reason you tested your cannabis plants, the lab results are useless if you don’t know how to read the report. Jodi McDonald gives us the lowdown on...

A Brief History of Cannabis Use in North America

Just a few generations ago, cannabis was widely used as medicine in North America to treat numerous ailments. By the early 1930s a tax on cannabis made its use...


Gibson Lannister shares his thoughts on the indica-dominant strain, Headband.


There are several terpene-moderated variations of CBG acid molecules that determine the amounts of the various cannabinolic compounds found in the trichomes, and you can...

Protect your eyes

Be careful of your eyes when you choose your next grow lights. Some LED grow lights can cause damage if proper precautions aren't taken.

Paleo and Cannabis

When one of the country’s top personal trainers and a certified nutritionist forged a friendship, they discovered that they were stronger together and formed a business...

Cannabis Flowers or Concentrates: Which is Right for You?

If you are new to the cannabis scene, whether as a medicinal or recreational end user, you’ll need to decide if you want to use flower or any of the wide variety of...

High in CBD

There is no doubt cannabis has amazing power to heal and strains high in CBD are the ones that are most effective for a host of ailments. Nicole Skrobin lists the top...

Can a Person be Allergic to Marijuana? Cannabis and Allergies: What You Need to Know

Cases of rashes, hypersensitivity, and even anaphylaxis due to contact with cannabis pollen, plants, or smoke are on the rise.

Root Mass

A plant’s health all depends on how well it is cared for beneath the soil. Get the basics down, and you’re well on your way to a higher quality, more productive yield.

How to Grow Cannabis Organically

As a cannabis cultivator, what are the benefits of going the organic route vs easier, or cheaper, methods.


There are several terpene-moderated variations of CBG acid molecules that determine the amounts of the various cannabinolic compounds found in the trichomes, and you can...

10 Markers of a Quality Marijuana Seed

If you're looking to start growing your own marijuana, the first place to start is with the seed. What should you look for? How can you tell a good cannabis seed from a...


THC and CBD usually get all the glory, but breeders are now developing strains rich in other cannabinoids. Here’s a primer on three of them—THC-V, CBD-V, and CBG—and a...

Cannabis Cloning

Cloning cannabis is no easy feat. You need to select a good mother plant and make sure atmospheric conditions are consistent, among other concerns.

cannabis seedling

The team from Crop King Seeds gives us this guide to growing marijuana during the vulnerable seedling stage. Turns out it's just a little bit different that a grown...

Build Your Own Aquaponics System

How does an aquaponics system work, and how can you make your own? Our friends at Crop King Seeds bring us this handy, introductory guide.

Dry Trimmer

Cannabis growers have two choices when it comes to trimming their harvest: Hand trimming, or automated trimming. Which is right for you?

A Beginner's Guide to Vaping Cannabis: Where to Start

One of the most popular ways to consume cannabis among new weed users, and an increasingly more available method of consumption, is vaping. Here's what you need to know.


Cannabis has been cultivated for thousands of years to produce specific smells, tastes, and effects. Today, it's an art form. Here are 10 strains that report high in...


Growers know that vapor pressure deficit is important for healthy plants but requires strict attention to detail and equipment that can ensure consistent humidity levels...

Growroom Lighting

Deciding which indoor horticultural lighting to purchase for your growroom can be a confusing endeavor. To make the process smoother, Kent Gruetzmacher says there are...

Purple Weed

Purple: the most powerful wavelength of the rainbow and historically the most significant and interesting color. It’s rarity in nature has given it a supernatural aura....

Grow Room

Without the right equipment or square footage, your crops couldn’t even begin to achieve maximized yields.

Three Difficult & Three Easy Cannabis Strains to Grow

You might have the greenest of thumbs, but that doesn’t mean you can simply grow a good crop of cannabis. Some strains are just tougher than others.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cannabis Harvest Processing

Have you ever wondered what you had to do after you harvest your cannabis? This article takes us through with a step by step guide.

Pot Plant Anatomy

Alan Ray provides a brief biology lesson on the cannabis plant to keep you in the loop.

Durban Poison

In need of a boost, our hybrid-loving author tries out a classic, pure sativa: Durban Poison. Here’s what went down.

dry vacuum pump

Cannabis Extraction and Distillation can be a complicated and time consuming process. A Vacuum pump can take a lot of that pain away, reducing both dangers from extreme...

Craft Cannabis

With mega weed corporations emerging, will there still be a place in the industry for craft cannabis producers? Kent Gruetzmacher tells us more.

Cannabis Trimming: Wet or Dry?

Once you've grown your bud, you have to harvest and trim. Trimming can be done either wet or dry. What does it mean, and why does it matter? We take a look at both sides.

How to grow your own cannabis plants from seeds

Growing from seed is all about the quality of your seeds. Plants will never be better than the seeds they grew from. but how can you tell?

Cannabis Business

In the highly-competitive cannabis sphere only businesses that have laid the proper groundwork will succeed. Making the right connections, navigating government...

Six Ways to Build a Successful Cannabis Brand

These days, you need more than a solid product to compete in the cannabis market; you need to build a brand. And just how do you do that? Bjorn Wallman has a few tips.

Cannabis Cloning 101: A Back-to-basics Guide

Are you ready to take the plunge and try cloning? These days, the technologies, tools and techniques are making this process easier, but there are still a few things you...

4 Common Myths About Cannabis

We know you’ve heard some of these cannabis-growing myths before. Let’s clear the air, shall we?

3 Tips for Creating Sustainability in Cultivation Featuring Brandy Keen, Co-Founder and Technical Advisor for Surna, Inc.

Seed to Sale Show speaker and cultivation pro, Brandy Keen, has offered to share her top three most valuable insights on what it takes to create sustainability in...

GreenBox Grown Provides Complete Cannabis Growing Starter Kits for the Home Grower

Hydrolife contributor and GreenBox Grow founder Dylan Osborn shares how his young company came to be.

3 Major Hurdles Facing Canadian Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in 2018

Though there are still a few hurdles to overcome, Canada looks to be on track to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana by July 2018.

Cut & Dried Strain Review: Purple Haze

Though he wasn’t singing about this strain, we’re pretty sure Jimi wouldn’t have minded the popular connection between his song and the beautiful, powerful Purple Haze.

BioAgra Technologies: Researching. Consulting, and Finding Solutions

BioAgra Technologies is a research, consulting, and system/product implementation company for licensed and LP applicants.

Marijuana Goes Mainstream: How to Enter The Marijuana Job Market

Marijuana industry professionals and hopefuls alike must adapt to the challenges put forth in an ever-dynamic, rapidly-growing vocational climate.

People Who Helped Shape The Cannabis Industry: Ed Rosenthal

The name Ed Rosenthal has become synonymous with world-class marijuana cultivation wisdom and techniques.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rafael Mechoulam

Rafael Mechoulam is one of the most influential, yet least publicized, figures in the contemporary cannabis space.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana patient with a profound story to share.

People Who Helped Shape the Cannabis Industry: Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes is one of the most recognizable names in cannabis cultivation.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: It Might be Time for a Detox

Several states have reported seeing chronic marijuana users walking into emergency rooms with abdominal pain and intense vomiting, though medical professionals are...

The Easiest Way to Clone a Cannabis Plant and Grow Mother Plants

Learn how to take healthy clones from your cannabis plants and use them to grow a mother plant.

Dispensary Profile: Northern Specialty Health

Ten years ago, Ryan Milkey, now the owner of the medical marijuana dispensary Northern Specialty Health in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was pursuing his career as an...

Potcoin: The Bitcoin Alternative for The Marijuana Industry

Bitcoin may be the most well-known cryptocurrency, but it isn’t the only one. In the cannabis space, Potcoin is an up-and-coming contender looking to be the currency of...

Cannabis Themed Weddings Are on the Rise
A Pot Pilgrimage: The Legacy of the Hippie Trail

In the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of counter-culture youth embarked on a voyage along the now-legendary Hippie Trail.

How the War on Cannabis Started: A Brief Guide

Despite persisting negative opinions, cannabis derived products are receiving a wider approval than ever before. How did we get here and what were the historical factors...

Weed Traveler: San Diego Local Sesh

The San Diego Local Sesh is undeniably a place for the once covert cannabis community of San Diego to come together in unity to enjoy each other, exchange information,...

How Cannabis Branding is Changing

In today’s skyrocketing legal cannabis market, companies wanting to stand out have had to modernize their branding and marketing tactics to appeal to the mainstream....

Weed Traveler: San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market

With the establishment of the San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market in 2016, cannabis start-ups gearing up for recreation, and an ongoing Local Sesh popping up regularly,...

A Look at North America's Renewed Interest in Cannabis

Chris Bond provides reasons on why the noose on marijuana may be loosening.

How do I know when my cannabis plants are ready for harvesting?

There are two common methods to determine when a cannabis flower is ready for harvest: with the naked eye or with a magnifying glass or microscope.With the naked eye,...