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Just How Good Are LED Lights for Growing Cannabis?

Over the last decade, LED lighting has gained quite a bit of popularity among indoor cannabis growers. Though LEDs (light emitting diodes) have been around since the early 1960s, they were not able to produce the wide spectrum of color they’re now known for until later on. LEDs were also very expensive, making them an unreasonable option for grow lights compared to HID (high intensity discharge).

With today’s demand for energy-efficient lighting, however, LEDs have dropped in price and increased in quality. Now you might be wondering if LEDs are right for your indoor grow; here are some of the benefits to consider.

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What’s Changed in LED Light Technology

Up until the past few years, LEDs have had some major drawbacks. As the market develops for both energy-efficient lighting and lighting for cannabis cultivation, we’ve seen some major developments occur. (It’s important to note that not all LED systems are equal and that the improvements we are discussing come from the high-end products on the market.)

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1. Energy Efficiency

Up until even a few years ago, most LEDs were found to be using nearly the same amount of energy to generate light as HID lighting systems. Since then, LEDs have become extremely energy efficient, using about half the energy of HID systems.

2. Coverage

Like HID lighting, LED lighting systems used to produce hot spots. A hot spot is where the light is strongest on your canopy, causing rapid growth or stretching to occur to one part of the canopy while the outer edges received significantly less light. A good LED system can direct an even light source over the canopy, helping to avoid hot spots and dead zones and giving you an even canopy.

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3. Color Spectrum

While LEDs can offer a full spectrum of light, it’s not necessary to properly cultivate cannabis. Today’s LED systems now target the portions of the light spectrum that have proved most beneficial to cultivation, which saves energy and increases the quality of the cannabis in your garden.

Do you use LED lights in your indoor cannabis grows? Let us know what you think of them!


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The Future of California Cannabis Depends on Rain

Water in California is a notoriously hot commodity. As a state that’s spent more time in a drought than out of it during the past five years, legalizing a new, water-intensive agricultural crop—especially when that crop has the historical baggage that cannabis does—is a complicated process.

Done carelessly, cannabis grows can have profoundly negative impacts on nature, polluting waterways with pesticides and clearing trees and shrubs that help support a healthy ecosystem. This is especially true of illegal cultivation, which has bled into national forests and other protected land in recent years.

On the flipside, when done thoughtfully, cannabis uses a lot less water than California’s other agricultural staples, such as almonds, said Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association—and it offers a considerably higher profit margin.

“We’ve got a [water] crisis on our hands in California, and it’s much bigger than cannabis,” Allen said.

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In an effort to balance environmental concerns with marijuana’s projected $7 billion market, California is ushering in a bevy of rules and regulations related to water use. In June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a cannabis omnibus bill that, among other things, sets standards for organic marijuana and establishes environmental protections.

“It’s not going to be, ‘No you can’t grow.’ It’s going to be, ‘No you can’t grow unless you store enough water.’”

Hezekiah Allen, California Growers Association

The bill, SB 94, includes a provision that allows regulators to restrict cannabis cultivation if they determine it’s causing environmental harm. Specifically, it bars the Department of Fish and Wildlife “from issuing new cannabis licenses or increasing the total number of plant identifiers within a watershed or area, if the board or the Department of Food and Agriculture finds, based on substantial evidence, that cannabis cultivation is causing significant adverse impacts on the environment in a watershed or other geographic area.”

In other words, the goal is to limit cultivation to only what California’s ecosystems can support.

The clause is similar to one tucked into Proposition 64, which voters passed last year to legalize adult-use marijuana. It requires each individual cannabis plant to display a unique ID number—and it says that if a particular watershed can’t support additional cultivation, no new plant identifiers will be issued.

That means growers won’t be able to plant where there’s not enough water to support their crops—something that could spell disaster for cultivators who rely solely on water from watersheds, said Allen, a former grower who now focuses full-time on public policy.

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California currently plays host to roughly 40,000 to 80,000 cannabis growers, according to estimates from both industry groups and the US Drug Enforcement Agency. To stay afloat, cultivators will need to focus on sustainability, Allen said, such as storing rainwater during the wet months for use during the dry summer.

“It’s not going to be, ‘No you can’t grow,’” he said. “It’s going to be, ‘No you can’t grow unless you store enough water.’”

The overarching goal of the legal framework around water use is to require growers to be “good stewards” of water if they want to continue operations unimpeded, said Allen, noting that cannabis can actually be grown on a very small footprint using “barely any water” compared to California’s other primary cash crops. Most cannabis-producing regions in the state, he said, could rely completely on captured rainwater to irrigate.

But while rainwater is free, the equipment to capture and store it can cost a pretty penny. Allen said cultivators need to formulate realistic business plans that fold in the cost of a rain-catchment system. For a in Northern California, that could cost approximately $250,000 to $300,000.

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While the wonders of rainfall may work fine for Northern California growers, the approach runs into problems in the arid climes of Southern California. By Allen’s calculations, based on the average amount of water needed per square foot of grow space, a cultivator with a 100-square-foot cultivation area would need to capture 15 inches to 18 inches of rain per year to effectively irrigate. While this past winter was California’s rainiest season in 122 years—with the state, on average, receiving a whopping 27 inches between October 2016 and February 2017—that’s far from the norm. The five seasons prior saw record low rainfall throughout the state, with many Southern California cities getting less than 10 inches per year.

“These are unique requirements for cannabis cultivation, recognizing the impacts that we’re seeing out there in the watershed.”

Erin Ragazzi, State Water Resources Control Board, Water Rights Division

The rules governing water use in cannabis are complex and intertwined. They include statutes born of cannabis laws as well as regulations promulgated by various state agencies. Earlier this month, the State Water Resources Control Board released its 117-page draft cannabis cultivation policy, which aims to ensure that water diversion and waste disposal don’t harm wetlands, water quality, or animal habitats. The rules apply not only to commercial medical and commercial adult-use cultivators, they also govern home growers.

“These are unique requirements for cannabis cultivation, recognizing the impacts that we’re seeing out there in the watershed and where these grows are taking place,” said Erin Ragazzi, assistant deputy director of at the State Water Resources Control Board’s water rights division.

Under the agency’s regulations, cannabis cultivators will be allowed to divert water from streams during the wet, winter months as long as a given waterway’s flow is above a certain level. If water drops below that pre-designated mark, growers will be barred from tapping in.

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During the dry season, Ragazzi said, cultivators will be banned from diverting water no matter what the conditions.

“Water supply will always be a concern in the state of California. It’s exacerbated in years when we have lower supplies,” she said.

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The new draft policy acknowledges California’s “size and geographic diversity,” explaining that within the state’s 163,696 square miles, there are 800 miles of coastline, multiple mountain ranges, and hundreds of scattered valleys. These factors all lead to “highly variable climate, precipitation and drainage patterns,” which is why water board has divided the state into 14 different regions, each with varying requirements around how much water needs to be present in a stream before that water can be used to grow cannabis.

“It doesn’t matter where the water comes out of the tap. It matters where the water comes out of the ecosystem.”

Hezekiah Allen, California Growers Association

Much of the conversation around water regulation is currently focused on outdoor grows, particularly in California’s agricultural epicenters such as the Central Valley and Emerald Triangle. Indoor growing is going to be “particularly tricky,” said Allen of the California Growers Association.

Most indoor cultivators will have to pump water from their respective municipal agencies—but will only be allowed to do so if the water the agency is receiving is eligible for use by a cannabis grow. Los Angeles, for example, owns municipal reservoirs but also buys imported water to supplement supply. If it turns out the municipal agency is in fact getting its water from a federal dam or watershed that’s overextended, the grow won’t be allowed to use it, Allen said.

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“It doesn’t matter where the water comes out of the tap,” he explained. “It matters where the water comes out of the ecosystem.”

Which is something that many cannabis cultivators along the North Coast haven’t seem too concerned with, according to Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club of California. Growing medical marijuana has been legal for 20 years, she said, yet many of the cultivators know nothing about water rights, regulations, or protecting the environment from pesticides, she said.

“They’re allowed to grow this stuff, and they’re doing it in a way that’s creating substantial harm for plants, for the waterways, for animals,” said Phillips. “Marijuana growers are part of California’s agricultural industry, and, I think until relatively recently, they’ve seen themselves as being different.”

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The North Coast has been impacted significantly by both legal and illegal grows, Phillips said. Cannabis, can cause erosion, contaminate wildlife habitat, and leave behind debris or toxins. This may be in part because cannabis growers have tended to be located in more remote areas, sometimes out of reach of patrolling water enforcers, she said. Non-cannabis farmers are more typically located within agricultural districts, subject to oversight and familiar with water-use practices (including water cuts) that historically haven’t been imposed on cannabis growers, she said.

The Sierra Club tried to change this through its involvement in prior legislation that aimed to hold cannabis cultivators to the laws of the Fish and Wildlife Department and State Water Resources Board, which all other state agricultural operations are required to follow.

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“What if every farmer in the San Joaquin Valley did not obey the law?” she asked. “Can you imagine what a mess it would be?”

In short, while there’s been regulation, there so far hasn’t been much education or enforcement, said Phillips. That stands to change under new state laws and cannabis regulations, which allocate the funds needed to hire staff, implement educational programs, and build out an enforcement team.

California will almost assuredly face droughts in the future. Some farmers are already looking north. But if the state’s emerging water-use rules work out, the newest legal crop—considered one of the largest—may be able to keep on growing.


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What Is ‘Larf’ Cannabis and What Is It Good For?

What Is Larf Cannabis?

“Larf,” while a fun word to say, is a term some cannabis consumers may not have heard before. It’s a slang word that refers to smaller, immature buds that didn’t quite reach their full potential. Usually these buds are wispy or fluffy little flowers found on the lower branches of cannabis plants. Generally, their immaturity is attributed to lack of light penetration due to living in the shadows of the bigger, topmost flowers (called “colas”), but other environmental factors can cause similar results.

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What Is “Delarfing”?

Many growers use practices to minimize larf and allow plants to focus their energy towards producing exceptional flower within the canopy. Delarfing is just that! By pruning, training, and removing any additional vegetation that is not receiving adequate light, you can “delarf” a plant.

Think of it like a busser at a restaurant. If you pre-bus, or remove the dishes as they become unnecessary, it makes the final cleanup of the table that much more efficient. In the case of cannabis, the final cleanup is the harvest and trimming of the plant. Preemptively removing these small buds early in the plant’s flowering cycle will make processing the plant that much more productive.

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What Can You Do With Larf Cannabis?

Not everyone delarfs their plants, which is why you will find items like budlets or popcorn nugs/buds (named for their round miniature stature that’s about the size of a popped kernel of popcorn) on dispensary menus. Even though these petite buds can have lower concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes, they can be used in several ways and make for a great discount buy:

  • Produce cannabis oil used for preparing infused edibles
  • Roll larf into joints or blunts
  • Load a popcorn bud into a bowl whole as a “snap,” a bowl that is just big enough for one person to finish on their own.

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Though less desirable than top-shelf flower, these smaller discount buds have plenty of uses. They might be worth giving a try, especially if you’re looking to stretch your dollar a little further at your next dispensary visit.


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The Stages of Cannabis Plant Growth

Cannabis plants, like all living things, go through a series of stages as they grow and mature. If you’re interested in cultivating cannabis, it’s especially important to understand the changes a plant undergoes during its life cycle, as each stage of growth requires different care.

Different stages call for different amounts of light, nutrients, and water. They also help us decide when to prune and train the plants. Determining a plant’s sex and overall health rely on stages of growth as well.

The life cycle of cannabis can be broken down into four primary stages from seed to harvest: germination, seedling, vegetative, and flowering.

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Germinating Seeds (1-2 weeks)

The first stage of life for a cannabis plant begins with the seed. At this point, your cannabis plant is dormant, patiently waiting for water to bring it to life. You can observe the quality of the seed by its color and texture. The seed should feel hard and completely dry, and be light to dark brown in color. An undeveloped seed is generally squishy and green or white in color and will likely not germinate.

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To begin growing from a seed, the next step is germination (which you can learn more about here). This stage can take anywhere between 24 hours to 7 days.

Once your tap root has appeared and your seed has popped, the cannabis plant is ready to be placed in its growing medium. The tap root will drive down while the stem of the seedling will grow upwards. Initially, two rounded cotyledon leaves will grow from the stem as the plant unfolds from the protective casing of the seed. These initial leaves are responsible for taking in the sunlight needed for the plant to become healthy and stable. As the roots develop, you will begin to see the first iconic fan leaves grow, and at this point, the cannabis plant can be considered a seedling.           

Seedling Stage (2-3 weeks)

Light Cycle: 18-24 hours of sunlight

 

When your plant becomes a seedling, you’ll notice it developing more of the traditional cannabis leaves. As a sprout, the seed will initially produce leaves with only one ridged finger. Once new growth develops, the leaves develop more fingers (1, 3, 5, 7, etc.). A mature cannabis plant will have between 5-7 fingers per leaf, but some plants may have more.

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Cannabis plants are considered seedlings until they begin to develop leaves with the full number of fingers on new fan leaves. A healthy seedling should be short with dense vegetation. The plant should not appear to be reaching for the sunlight and the leaves should be a healthy vibrant green color. Be very careful to not overwater the plant in its seedling stage; its roots are so small, it doesn’t need much water to thrive.

At this stage, the plant is vulnerable to disease and mold. Keep its environment clean and monitor excess moisture.

Vegetative Stage (2 to 8 weeks)

Light Cycle: 13-24 hours of sunlight

marijuana plant growth stages: vegetative stage (2-8 weeks), 13-24 hours of sunlight

The vegetative stage of cannabis is where the plant’s growth truly takes off. At this point, you’ve transplanted your cannabis into a larger pot, and the roots and foliage are developing rapidly. This is also the time to begin topping or training your plants.

Spacing between the nodes should represent the type of cannabis you are growing. Indica plants tend to remain shorter and denser while sativas grow lanky and less dense in foliage.

Be mindful to increase your watering as the plant develops. When it’s young, your plant will need water close to the stalk, but as it grows bigger and roots grow outwards, start watering further away from the stalk so the root tips can absorb it more efficiently.

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Vegetative plants appreciate healthy soils filled with nutrients. Feed with higher levels of nitrogen at this stage.

Once the cannabis plant approaches its flowering stage, you will be able to determine whether it’s male or female based on the pre-flower located at the nodes. Female pre-flowers have two hair-like pistils growing on buds while males produce little sacs that contain pollen. As the plant develops further into the vegetative stage, it becomes easier to determine the sex. Unless you’re breeding cannabis, it’s imperative to separate the males so they don’t pollenate the flowering females.

Flowering Stage (6-8 weeks)

Light Cycle: 12 hours of sunlight

marijuana plant growth stages: flowering stage (6-8 weeks), 12 hours of sunlight

The flowering stage is the final stage of growth for the cannabis plant. Flowering occurs naturally when the plant receives less than 12 hours of light a day as the summer days shorten (or as the light cycle indoors is reduced). It is in this stage that resinous buds develop and your hard work will be realized.

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There are a number of changes to consider once your plant goes from its vegetative stage to flowering:

  • First, your plants should be pruned no more than two weeks into the flowering stage as it can upset the hormones of the plant.
  • Next, the plant should be staked and trellised so that the plant can support the buds as they develop.
  • Finally, consider feeding with blooming nutrients, and generally refrain from increasing the amount of water given to the plants.

Once the buds have reached full maturation, it’s time to harvest. If you’re not sure when a plant has fully finished, refer to our many other growing resources like this article on determining the right time to harvest.


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Tips for Growing Lemon Kush Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Lemon Kush’s well-rounded high and pleasing citrus aroma lend to sharpened creativity and an enhanced mood. Alien Genetics is responsible for creating this masterpiece strain, by crossing Lemon G with classic Afghan Kush. While Alien’s strain is no longer available in seed or clone form, another Lemon Kush — a cross between Master Kush and Lemon Joy with similar effects and aroma — is.

Grow Techniques: Growing outdoors in quality, complex soil brings out the strong lemon scent. This means feeding your soil with micronutrients, compost tea, and other macronutrient sources to keep the plant happy and healthy while flowering.

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Yield: Moderate to high

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Keep between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Lemon Kush likes a slightly warmer temperature and can handle more humidity (40-50% RH while flowering).

Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors, this strain can take off in the right climate.

Feeding: With healthy soil, this plant won’t need much food to reach its full potential. With nutrient-deficient soil, feed with liquids when necessary.


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Tips for Growing White Rhino Cannabis

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Strain Overview: White Rhino is prized as a medicinal strain thanks to its heavy body high that helps wipe out aches and pains. It was developed by Green House Seeds, who crossed landrace strains from Afghanistan, Brazil, and South India. When grown properly, it will produce large yields of resinous, pine-scented buds.

Grow Techniques: A hydroponic setup can result in a stronger, bushier shape with less spacing between the nodes than with outdoor growing. It’s perfect for an indoor SOG (sea of green) setup where space is limited.

Flowering Time: 9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Keep between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. White Rhino does best in a well-controlled environment with consistent day and nighttime temperatures.

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor growing produces the best yields, but White Rhino also grows well outdoors.

Feeding: Heavy feeding helps the plant develop its full bushy shape. Use nitrogen-focused nutrients white the plant is vegging.


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Tips for Growing Skywalker Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: Skywalker is an indica strain whose potency is a force to be reckoned with. Developed by Dutch Passion Seed Company, Skywalker was created by crossing Blueberry with Mazar, the company’s top two indica strains. Skywalker combines the quality Blueberry aroma with Mazar’s high yields.

Grow Techniques: Grow indoors by running clones in a hydroponics setup for best results. SOG (sea of green) methods maximize the plant’s yield. Outdoors, top the plant often to get a large bush. Stake down the colas as they swell up.

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Ideal temperature is between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep airflow up and humidity down to protect colas.

Indoor/Outdoor: Can grow well in either environment, but indoors is recommended.

Feeding: Moderate feeding and top-dressing your soils with worm castings as you switch to flowering will keep Skywalker plants happy.


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Tips for Growing G13 Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and Botanicare are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: The G13 indica is supposedly a strain that was taken from a U.S. government research facility — though, considering other images we have seen of government-produced cannabis, this is probably a fallacy. The euphoria produced by G13 is regarded as pleasurable and manageable in social settings, with a sweet earthy flavor that could be enjoyed any time of day.

Grow Techniques: Grow hydroponically in a SOG (sea of green) setup to develop huge buds. Give space between the branches to allow the buds room to bulk up while keeping plenty of airflow between plants.

Flowering Time: 9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Moderate

Climate: Can handle lower temperatures, but ideally keep this strain between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Performs well indoors or out. G13 can handle colder fall temperatures better than most cannabis plants. Growing outdoors is a great option for those seeking large, quality yields.

Feeding: Feed G13 heavily, as it needs plenty of nutrients to pack on its gigantic buds.


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Tips for Growing Purple Urkle Cannabis

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Strain Overview: Purple Urkle is a sweet, fruity indica strain that can offer relief from pain, headaches, and insomnia. Its origins are unknown, but some believe Purple Urkle to be a descendent of Mendocino Purps.

Grow Techniques: With hydroponics, Purple Urkle will produce plentiful and wide bud sites. The SCROG (screen of green) method works wonders, but simply topping and trellising can also result in a great crop.

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Yield: High

Grow Difficulty: Hard

Climate: Grows best if kept between 72-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Indoor/Outdoor: Grows well indoors or outdoors. Purple Urkle needs warmer weather to finish and put on its full weight.

Feeding: A difficult strain to feed, Purple Urkle is picky about what nutrients it needs, especially when flowering. At that point, amend soils or bump up the feeding to help the plant take off.


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Tips for Growing God’s Gift Cannabis

Ever wanted to grow your favorite strain? Leafly and General Hydroponics are teaming up on a series of grow guides that will equip you with all the tips and tricks you need to grow different strains successfully.


Strain Overview: A famous West Coast strain, God’s Gift is a cross between OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple. This strain has high THC levels that pair with OG Kush’s fresh pine flavors and the sweet berry palate of Granddaddy Purple. Expect dense, beautifully colored buds covered in trichomes.

Grow Techniques: Indoors, this strain does great with hydroponic setups. Use a SOG (sea of green) method to maximize light exposure and increase yields. Thin the canopy and top the plants at a young age to encourage the growth of more colas. The colas are small, so the more you have, the more likely you are to increase yields.

Flowering Time: 8 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Grow Difficulty: Easy

Climate: Grow between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and keep humidity low (30-40% RH).

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors is preferable, but God’s Gift fares well outdoors in regions with a warm fall climate.

Feeding: Overfeeding is not a problem, as this strain likes to grow big.


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