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Christine Giraud

Christine Giraud, a freelance writer in Boston, has been writing about cannabis for publications like The Boston Globe, Overture Global Magazine, Dig Boston, Civilized, Her(b) Life, and Foottraffik.

Most popular articles

How to Build a Cannabis Greenhouse in Your Backyard

Daunted by growing your own cannabis? Check out our tutorial on how to build a simple greenhouse, making outdoor growing easier than ever.

Christine Giraud - June 11, 2019

Hemp Cross-Pollination Could Damage Cannabis Crops—Here’s How to Prevent It

With the passing of the Farm Bill, hemp production is on the rise. That's good news, but troubling for marijuana growers.

Christine Giraud - July 17, 2019

Is Vertical Growing the Future of Cannabis?

As the cannabis industry expands, producers look to make growing more efficient. This new technology may be the answer.

Christine Giraud - August 2, 2019

It’s Wildfire Season—How It Can Affect Your Cannabis Crop

Even if you cannabis crop escapes a wildfire, it can still be affected. Here's what you need to know to save your crop.

Christine Giraud - August 21, 2019

Boston’s First Licensed Cannabis Shop Is a Big Win for Equity

“There is a national game plan by the bigger companies to dominate 100% of the American space, to monopolize as much as possible,” said the shop's co-owner. “City councils, mayors, local congressmen—everyone’s affected by the will of the bigger companies.

Christine Giraud - August 6, 2019

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Is tissue culture the future of growing cannabis?

Tissue culture is gaining popularity in the cannabis industry, allowing producers to keep cannabis genetics clean and consistent. But is it worth it for growers?

Christine Giraud - November 13, 2019

Spray first, fix later: Why cannabis growers use pesticides and remove them after harvest

With all the challenges facing cannabis growers, synthetic pesticides can start to look good. But are they good to use, or safe?

Christine Giraud - October 10, 2019

Are cannabis hand-trimmers an endangered species?

With legalization, cannabis consumption is steadily rising. Somebody’s got to satiate the masses—are hand trimmers up to the task?

Christine Giraud - October 4, 2019

Why does high-THC flower dominate the cannabis market?

Potency is king in the cannabis market, but not everyone is looking to get zonked. Why hasn't low-THC flower caught on?

Christine Giraud - September 13, 2019

Body Cameras for Cannabis Delivery Raise Concerns About Privacy in Mass.

Massachusetts' cannabis delivery regulations may force workers to wear body cameras. Consumers are concerned about their privacy and personal freedom.

Christine Giraud - September 5, 2019

It’s Wildfire Season—How It Can Affect Your Cannabis Crop

Even if you cannabis crop escapes a wildfire, it can still be affected. Here's what you need to know to save your crop.

Christine Giraud - August 21, 2019

Boston’s First Licensed Cannabis Shop Is a Big Win for Equity

“There is a national game plan by the bigger companies to dominate 100% of the American space, to monopolize as much as possible,” said the shop's co-owner. “City councils, mayors, local congressmen—everyone’s affected by the will of the bigger companies.

Christine Giraud - August 6, 2019

Is Vertical Growing the Future of Cannabis?

As the cannabis industry expands, producers look to make growing more efficient. This new technology may be the answer.

Christine Giraud - August 2, 2019

Hemp Cross-Pollination Could Damage Cannabis Crops—Here’s How to Prevent It

With the passing of the Farm Bill, hemp production is on the rise. That's good news, but troubling for marijuana growers.

Christine Giraud - July 17, 2019

How to Build a Cannabis Greenhouse in Your Backyard

Daunted by growing your own cannabis? Check out our tutorial on how to build a simple greenhouse, making outdoor growing easier than ever.

Christine Giraud - June 11, 2019