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What BigMike Won’t Tell You About Advanced Nutrients

The following is the shocking true story of one of the world’s biggest marijuana growers and the cannabis nutrient company spawned by his covert operations in the clandestine grow rooms and fields of outdoor pot plants he tended to for decades. In an industry where the big players try to distance themselves from the truth—that their nutrients aren’t really for

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Marijuana plants and a gravestone

Why I Had to Die

Ten years ago this August, I died. And it was one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. In fact, I can look back on my life and see how my most challenging experiences, the things that at first seemed “bad,” were just what I needed to evolve to the next level. For example… I was arrested for

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BigMike, Harold and Kumar

BigMike, Harold, Kumar, and the Pissing Bull

I have a super quick story about Harold, Kumar, and something someone did to Advanced Nutrients that was SUPER uncool. Once upon a time… The Good Ol’ Boys, who basically OWNED the entire hydroponics industry, ran ads in their magazines saying Advanced Nutrients had the best snake oil in the business. Because Advanced Nutrients was from Canada, their ads portrayed

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Buds, Brutality, and Peaches

People often ask how it is I’ve been able to build the most profitable company in cannabis. I tell ’em, “Well, Peaches was a big part of it.” You see, two men helped mold me into the man I am today. My father and Peaches. Now, Dad was a MASTER salesman. When I was a boy, he would take me

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Danger Opportunity The Cannabis Industryuanduyou

Danger, Opportunity, The Cannabis Industry — and YOU…

Hey, BigMike here! I hope you’re good. 2020 has been a wild ride so far and there are a few important things I’d like to share with you, including… …the direction of the cannabis industry and how the economy will impact us. Most people know that cannabis is my life. It has been since 1983 — the year I grew

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BigMike’s 19 Rules For Life And Business

Hey there! I hope you’re doing great. In a moment, I’m going to share with you some of the rules I live by. But first, I want to tell you why I follow them. I’ve achieved a bit of success in my life. I’m healthy and fit, surrounded by an incredible team, and earn a good living doing what I

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My Five-Part Marijuana Success Formula

My Five-Part Cannabis Lifestyle Success Formula

In this post, I’m going to give you my Five-Part Success Formula. My company Advanced Nutrients, does 9 figures in annual sales designing, producing, and selling the world’s best-selling line of cannabis-specific nutrients. Now, some people who see my success (especially on Instagram) think I was born into wealth. I was not. I’m from a lower-middle class home. My father

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BigMike’s Recommended Reading List

BigMike’s Recommended Reading List For The Cannabis Entrepreneur

Growers and cannabis entrepreneurs from our community, as well as CEOs and business owners from countless other industries, often ask me for book recommendations. So, in a moment, I’m going to tell you which books have had the most significant impact on my life and my business. It’s common knowledge that I make a point of investing both time and

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Haters and Success in the Cannabis Industry

Haters and Success in the Cannabis Industry

Hey! I hope life is great. In just a moment I’m going to tell you about a special gift I’ve spent months putting together for you. It’s an accumulation of knowledge from nearly four decades as a cannabis entrepreneur and is going to help you succeed, despite what Big Marijuana is about to do to our beloved industry. But, first,

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Marijuana Bully Beatdown

Marijuana Bully Beatdown

  People ask why I stand up to Big Marijuana. “Aren’t you scared these guys will bury you,” they say, “with their billions of dollars and roided-out legal teams?” Let me tell you a little story… When I was growing up in Illinois, my dad owned his own film processing business called American Film Company. To collect leads, he’d set

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