Is UV light necessary to change CBD to THC?

What page in the book mate, by R Clarke?

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So much of this chemistry stuff is over my stonedededed head. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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@blackthumbbetty not really… you gave a perfect example up in your top threads…
Most canibas loves the outside sunlight and freash air…
Uv ray’s and ir ray’s are part of the process…
With lights I’m sure that we aren’t even close to nature…
But we can try to do as close as possible…
If for some reason your having problems in a green house… its either do to too much heat or possibly your light reflection is to pin point and burning the plants , just like a magnifying glass…
Put some shade cloth over the plants and make sure you have plenty of air movement across the canopy in a green house… :wink:
:v::sunglasses:

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Are you suggesting that natural sunlight grows more potent weed than artificial light?

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Yes… absolutely… :wink::thinking::zipper_mouth_face::shushing_face::no_mouth:
I’ve had the opportunity of doing many different grow’s with over 6,000 plants under my belt…
Inside and out…
Actually probably more…
Now I’m just an old school grower , just trying to get by and help everyone that I know reach and accomplish there dreams of huge fat buds…
But ya , the sun is the best light available…
In my opinion…
I would love to build a building that would keep out bugs , but allow me to use the sun as my majority of light… with some basic supplemental lighting for vegg…
@dbrn32
:v::sunglasses:

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There are plenty of people that agree with you, and plenty that don’t. Even articles and studies that suggest contradicting results.

My conclusion is that nobody can say for sure. There are something like 80+ known cannabinoids in addition to all the phytochemicals cannabis contains. Each of which vary from plant to plant even in the same environment, let alone different environments. Even then, product with same thc content can effect us differently based on the total chemical profile, and the same chemical profile can effect each individually differently. So it would be impossible to say for sure that indoor or outdoor is more potent.

Personally, I can’t really tell the difference from indoor to outdoor to organic or synthetic. I feel like outdoor buds look like garbage compared to a well setup indoor product, and that bag appeal probably gets into people’s head a little. But if I had ground up well grown samples of each, I probably couldn’t tell which was which. At the end of the day, some buds I like better than others, but I don’t think where they come from plays as much a role as other factors.

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@Niala, missed as he is, always led me to believe that the main thing ultraviolet light was good, or possibly bad for, was thc degradation

For example it would cause clear trichomes to go cloudy faster than normal and cause cloudy trichomes to amber faster than normal. Seems like a good trick on the surface but obviously if this is true then the downside would be trichomes going to deep into the ambering process where the THC could actually begin to lose potency if left unchecked by the grower for to long while the trikes are transitioning.

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I guess the transition from clear to cloudy wouldn’t be considered a degradation process exactly but from after the cloudy stage it would be

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Good to see you online! That’s interesting theory too. As with most of the stuff we do, there’s a lot weighing on the context. UV light not any different. Even if we were convinced UV was hands down better, there’s different types of UV, not enough, too much, and probably several considerations to make. The only thing that’s consistent is that the results are inconsistent.

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there are at least 3-4 books you can download — this site does that — this my thing soon: Harvesting Marijuana: Our Guide to The Perfect Harvest!

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He told me this was the reason it was important to dry and cure in the dark was because UV will degrade the trikes and he said they will degrade on the plant too under ultra violet light the same way.

He did reference some articles but his private messages to me are really old and I’m not sure if I can find them but I’ll go look @dbrn32

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Went searching and I found what he was talking about.

He did mention the UV/THC degradation but never mentioned any articles to back it up

The articles he mention were all Ultra violet light and their impact on the plants stomata. It makes them want to close their stomata and he was talking me into hanging those blurples I had below the canopy back up above the canopy.

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I did find this recent article which explains why in theory it is believed that UV exaggerates the breakdown of THC but like you said, it has nothing to fully back that theory.

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Good reading here

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Cool link. I think there will be differences in effect to storage and while on plant. As the article specifically suggested they were discussing after harvest. But even then shows where most of this UV business ends up. They discussed two different types of UV when there’s actually 3. And never really distinguished the point between ionizing UV and non-ionizing UV.

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Thanks, Jack…i think you have a really great head !!!

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you’re the best, betty…sorry i “couldn’t” respond to you 2 days ago ! It was because i had used up my ability to reply (apparently because it was my first day). Anyway, the article was VERY informative even though they were SELLING uv lights…ha! …which, of course, could explain why they leaned towards my suspicion . Thanks again.

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Thanks, 410 .

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132-135 !!!

me too !