To grow in the know

August 7th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA — Marijuana is known for making some people feel good and making others angry, particularly when it comes to debates about whether or not to make the plant available to the ill and the injured.

Ray Logan teaches Marijuana State University on Saturday afternoon in Augusta.

Staff photo by Joe Phelan

Ray Logan teaches Marijuana State University on Saturday afternoon in Augusta. He gave a Powerpoint presentation and also had a booth used to grow plants and other items on display, but had no plants or processed marijuana there.

Staff photo by Joe Phelan

But the plant becomes much less exciting when the topic turns to how it grows.

“I think it’s important, when you grow something, to know something about it,” said Ray Logan, instructor for the fourth Marijuana State University medical marijuana grow class, held Saturday at the Senator Inn.

Logan started growing marijuana in the 1970s and built his first hydro growing operation in 1980, when such activity was illegal for everybody.

Maine in recent years has relaxed laws pertaining to marijuana use and has issued about 980 registration cards for marijuana patients, each of whom must have a medical condition specified in the state law, and a recommendation from a doctor. Logan, who was injured in a skydiving accident in 1996, is one of the state’s marijuana card holders.

Logan, 56, is offering the

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