It has been several months since we last mentioned GB Sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:GBLX) hereon Street Register, so we wanted to take this opportunity to relay some of the most significant recent happenings relating to the company.
GB Sciences has a fairly large cannabis growing operation and consistently achieves very high yields from its plants. Extra growth that that, the company says, is due in no small part to happiness. Indeed, there has been much study into whether plants can respond to ‘feelings’, and some scientist who dedicated their lives to the subject have been convinced that they can and do.
The GB Sciences Inc (OTCMKTS:GBLX) cultivation facility has 180 active flower lights for plant cultivation. With an industry standard yield of approximately one and one half (1.5) pounds yield per flower light (of cured, untrimmed flower), and the current market rates per gram of cannabis in the Nevada market, it seems impossible to get this kind of recurring revenue from a cultivation facility of this size.
“Improbable, yes… but impossible, no,” said COO Kevin Kuethe. “Our growing techniques have an intangible that we like to call happiness. And by happiness, I’m referring to a feeling, a vibe, an intangible that we are all on the same mission and in the same direction to do better, to be better and you can see it in the way we work, and you can definitely see it in our plants. They are large, healthy, and produce consistently high yields. We do this by using state-of-the-art modern growing techniques to create and control the growing environment…yes. But inside that environment, our growers bring a deep experience and understanding of the plant, along with a truly happy vibe. That’s how we get basically double the industry average yield. The plants pick up on that vibe and it shows all the way throughout their lives. And the numbers speak for themselves. We cultivate happy plants, and the happiness spreads to the dispensaries all the way down to the consumer. Call it crazy, but it’s real. Our entire ecosystem is happy… like a room without a roof.”
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose would have certainly agreed with Mr. Kuethe’s assessment. A noted 20th century Indian plant physiologist and physicist, Bose spent his whole life studying the various environmental responses of plants. He concluded that they react to the attitude with which they are nurtured. Bose documented his research in Response in the Living and Non-Living (1902), and The Nervous Mechanism of Plants (1926). In order to conduct his research, Bose created recorders capable of detecting extremely small movements, like the quivering of injured plants, and he also invented the crescograph, a tool that measures the growth of plants. From his analysis of the effects specific circumstances had on plants’ cell membranes, he hypothesized they could both feel pain and understand affection.
There has also been much more modern research done into how plants respond to their environments. However, it’s reasonable to expect that there are other key factors in GB Sciences high plant yields. Kuethe offered his response to that as well, saying “Any time you grow at scale, more than 100 lights, it takes a few harvest cycles to ‘fine tune’ the operation. And fine tuning our custom concentrated nutrient blends is a key element in the process. After all, it is the nutrition that keeps the plants healthy, and each strain eats a little different blend of nutrients to maximize the genetic potential of each of our strains. Now the entire process is dialed in and we are operating our precision controlled growing environments for maximum consistency, quality and yield.”
The GB Sciences team seems to be doing it right when it comes to high-yield, fine-tuned, indoor cannabis farming, making them more than worthy of our attention. We’ll continue to stay on top of the GBLX story for you. Stay locked to Street Register for updates, and we’ll deliver important developments on GBLX as they unfold. In the meantime, if you’ve yet to sign up for our 100% free newsletter, do so now! Just enter your active email address into the box below and submit!
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