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Happiness, Cannabis, and Stealing Fire From the Gods

From the desk of BigMike Founder and CEO of Advanced Nutrients Gazing at your lush green crop packed with fat colas bursting with trichomes… Inhaling the sweet, pungent aroma of the flowers… Knowing that you’ve done what you can to bring your crop to its true genetic potential, thereby maximizing potency, flavor, and yield (and, ultimately, financial value). Sharing it

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Success in the Cannabis Industry — What You Need to Know 

From the desk of BigMike Founder and CEO of Advanced Nutrients Whether you’re new to the cannabis industry or are looking to take your existing cannabis business to the next level… What I’m about to share with you is essential to creating long-term success in the industry. As a lifelong grower and cannabis entrepreneur, I’m often asked, “How can I

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BigMikes Halloweed Bazaar 2021

BigMike’s Halloweed Bazaar 2021 Recap

Hey, I hope you’re doing great. At a mega-mansion perched on ten acres of prime Beverly Hills real estate, I recently hosted my 2021 BigMike’s Halloweed Bazaar. And after spending too much time apart due to COVID, I went all out to make sure it was one for the books. Pillars bursting into flames and fire performers greeted guests, while

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Why I Started Advanced Nutrients …

Once upon a time, I started a cannabis company… The year was 1999. And already, for sixteen years, I’d been obsessed with discovering every way possible to maximize the potency and bud weight. Genetics, temperature, light, humidity, CO2, timing, water quality, pH levels, and root medium all played a role. But the area that held the most promise was nutrients.

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BigMike's Beliefs

The Beliefs of a Billion-Dollar Cannabis Entrepreneur 

I’m often asked what my beliefs are regarding cannabis, money, success, and life. And in this post, I’m going to share them with you. The fact of the matter is… Our beliefs shape our destiny. I love to read autobiographies about interesting people, especially those who are impacting the world in positive ways. I want to know where they come

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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 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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