We are pleased to announce an exploratory agreement with Jersey Greenhouse Inc. that sets the stage for the formation of Jersey Green Learning Academy. The objection is to establish a viable workforce to accommodate harvesting, processing, and marketing of recreational marijuana in the State of New Jersey. By being ahead of the curve Jersey Greenhouse Inc. projects to have sufficient and effective personnel to execute on the full potential of legal adult-use marijuana.
According to G-101 algorithm data, the legal cannabis industry in the United States has 325,600 full-time jobs, which does not include an estimated 225,000 ancillary personnel and professional services participants. Legal cannabis created more jobs than any other industry. Meanwhile, marijuana is illegal under federal law.** Only 33 states had the economic and social insight to legalized use marijuana in some form. Even our home states, Pennsylvania, has 4,200 people working in the legal medical marijuana trade.
** Federal marijuana reform bills have been presented, the lasts being the Marijuana Justice Act and End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019. At the moment, Congress is lost in the sauce
New Jersey is next to reap the benefits as one of the major participants in the adult marijuana use trade.
The next step will happen on November 3, 2020. The cannabis legalization referendum question will be on the ballot.
The question reads …
Do the student approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’? Only adults at least 21 years of age could use cannabis. The State commission created to oversee the State’s medical cannabis program would also oversee the new, personal use cannabis market. Cannabis products would be subject to the State sales tax. If authorized by the Legislature, a municipality may pass a local ordinance to charge a local tax on cannabis products.”
By allowing the issue to a referendum is a practical and impartial method to affirm or deny without compromise, political shuffling, and length debates. Whatever happens, the voters will substantially alteration public policy, especially with a “yes” vote.
A recently conducted survey sponsored by Monmouth University asked respondents to weigh in on the cannabis legalization referendum question that lawmakers placed on the ballot and to give their opinions on the potential risks and benefits of the policy change. Sixty-one percent of respondents said they would vote in support of the proposal, while 34 percent said they’d vote against it.
We are optimistic that 2020 will be the year New Jersey replaces its eight-decade-long experiment with marijuana prohibition with a more thoughtful and humane approach. Indeed, marijuana prohibition has derailed thousands of lives in New Jersey, while driving marijuana production and sales to the illicit market. Last year’s illicit sales were estimated between $200 million to $600 million, a tidy sum for the state to tax.
Jersey Green Learning Academy is cannabis-centric and will help students focus on behavior and emphasize expert and peer modeling, direct social feedback for performance efforts, and practice routines that involve goal-setting and self-monitoring. A great reliance will be placed on tutoring and coaching during actual performance efforts. Students are taught to control their learning processes with self-monitoring and self-regulation so they can learn more with less effort by using the following steps: (1) Evaluate current level of mastery, (2) Analyze the learning task, (3) Set learning goals, (4) Choose appropriate strategies to master the material and (5) Monitor own performance.
Jersey Greenhouse Inc. intends to establish the first campus of the Jersey Green Learning Academy at 1030 West White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. The initial program will focus on the six factors for setting up an effective growing zone for cannabis plants. The greenhouses and facilities on location will provide the resources and training to influence all necessary inputs for growing big, healthy, cannabis plants. The Introduction Program includes lights, nutrients, water and humidity, ventilation as well as temperature. Instead of being dependent on weather and soil, our programs will optimize production for maximum yield. Indoor cultivation is more complicated than outdoors but the results and cashflow margins are materially superior. The students will be involved with hands-on, single grow box methods to provide many factors needed for growing cannabis on a small scale. With these fundamentals, students will have the experience to "build-up."
The focus at the academy is to create an environment where plants are the teachers. The better they carry out their photosynthesis, the better output in regards to quantity and quality.
Our programs will address “the plant and its needs,” and focus on the following:
LAMPS, REFLECTOR, AND WALL COLOR: Plants require light to carry out photosynthesis. Learning and understanding the dynamics of lightproof, students will experience and choose the hours of light and darkness. In the vegetative phase, students will learn that plants need 18 hours of light, 6 hours of darkness; in the flowering phase 12 hours of light, and 12 hours of darkness.
Students will be able to choose LED or HPS/MH lighting indoor production. A 400-Watt for vegetative phase and a 600-Watt HPS lamp for the flowering phase for every square meter will be a great start. The use of LED lamps and the evolving technologies away from HID (HPS and MH) lamps most professional growers have used for years. Students will learn lighting uses for reflective walls. White walls work best for reflecting light, whilst dark or black walls will absorb the light. Use a time switch to make things easy for the student and create the best lighting experience for the plants.
VENTILATION AND AIR CIRCULATION: Air circulation and fresh air are very important, make sure that all the students learn out-going air/ pass through a carbon filter dynamics. How best to use air extractor to remove the heat for the lamps to keep the temperature stable as well as remove the odor of the plants. During photosynthesis, the plants take CO2 (carbon dioxide) and transform it into oxygen and sugars. Learning how best to incorporate the closed environment of a grow box to supply fresh air and CO2 for the plants. How to use fans for consistent air circulation; temperature and CO2 will spread techniques.
WATERING SYSTEM AND HUMIDITY IN A GROW TENT: Learning the secrets of watering, humidity management and formulating the right amount of moisture in the air to improve growth cycles to prevent fungus and mold
TEMPERATURE: Learning the airflow system t to prevent overheating of plants; how to control photosynthesis to maximize results. Temperature management techniques to the hours of light and darkness; and temperature will be 77. The use of lamps for effective deployment and night time management.
NUTRIENT DELIVERY: Nutrients and plant health, how to measure correctly, and other factors relating to nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus use. How to manage nutrient blends, the growing cycle of plants, overboard and burn, nitrogen toxicity, and other chemical-induced factors.
GROW ZONE MANAGEMENT: Preparing and understand checklist supervision for setting up the grow zone.
THE GAME PLAN
Jersey Green Learning Academy plans to sponsor and train 25 individuals as a unit-team, embracing the six factors for setting up and managing an effective growing zone for cannabis plants. Upon the success or modification within the program, similar units and teams will be formed. Scaling-up the growing zone to accommodate a larger production quota will become the core unit of 25,000 square feet growing zone within a 200,000 share feet complex operating on a 24-hours cycle. Each unit is only responsible for the production activities within the growing zone. Under this method, Jersey Greenhouse Inc. can modularize the size of the complex to the level of production, support an effective workforce, and continue to add units to the complex without interruption.