Expansion into Cannabis Breeding – How Grant Pharms is Changing Lives & The Medical Market
Grant Pharms, a family founded MMC located in Colorado Springs, has been providing comprehensive patient care in the medical marijuana industry since 2016. Their wealth of superior product knowledge and patient education on clean, quality, medical cannabis allows people to live better lives. Owner and founder Grant Wollert has combined his passion for patient care with the science behind growing cannabis to expand his operation in ways that will help not only Colorado Springs, but the entire medical market.
Inspired by the lack of new strains not just in Colorado Springs but nationwide, Grant Pharms is excited to announce they are entering the world of cannabis breeding. In a market where few people are producing new “by the book” strains, Grant Wollert is looking to create something legal, new, and groundbreaking. The combined possibilities of selective breeding and advancement of patient care drive Wollert’s focus to cultivate unique powerful medicines. The production of new medical strains from Grant Pharms will benefit other MMCs that desire wider access to specialized cannabis products as well as patients seeking a way to better treat their medical issues.
One thing we can do to help promote good root health is to introduce beneficial bacteria and fungi to the grow medium. One extremely beneficial fungi for root health is mycorrhiza (my-cor-rhi-za); do you know how to say that yet? Neither do I, honestly, and I’ve been looking at that word for at least 8 years! No worries, the guys at the grow store will know exactly what you mean, no matter how you say it.
Mycorrhiza are fungi that eat different algae, bad fungi, and break down organic material into a bioavailable form. This is beneficial for the roots as they tend to keep the roots clean, promoting good root health and strong uptake to the plant. As a byproduct, they often produce oxygen, which roots love almost as much as they love water.
Think of your roots like a filter. The cleaner your filter, the better it works. Mycorrhiza work to keep the “filter” clean and healthy, which gives you more uptake, and thus more growth. It helps to think of your roots like the vital organs of your body. If your vital organs aren’t working, you’re probably not feeling very well, and neither will your plants.
In summary, mycorrhiza is something that most everyone’s grow could benefit from. From hydroponics to soil it will be something that can become a regular part of your feeds, if you’re not already using it.
The Best Strain for Your Needs
There is always going to be a small amount of experimentation when finding a new strain that works well for your needs. Hopefully we can give you a couple of pointers to help you pick a new strain more easily.
Cannabinoids play a huge factor in how our medicine makes us feel. With a small amount of research, you can find specific cannabinoid profiles to give the intended effect, such as pain relief, euphoria, anti-nausea, appetite stimulant/suppressant and more. Once you know the cannabinoid(s) you want, it’s easy to find a strain that has what you’re looking for; we are required to do testing in the medical marijuana field.
Terpenes are speculated to alter the effects of your medicine. I have a theory that you should “follow your nose” and see which strains appeal to you. If something smells invigorating to you, you will likely be affected by that strain and its terpene profile in a similar way. If something smells calming and soothing when you smell it, you will likely be affected similarly.
If something smells calming and soothing when you smell it, you will likely be affected similarly, much like when essential oils are used in massage and meditation.