Personal Indoor Marijuana Growing for Medical Use Not the Target of Feds, Says Phototron

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Reflecting on recent statements from United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner, Phototron Holdings, Inc. believes the rapid changes in the medical marijuana industry will contribute to a rise in small-scale home medical marijuana growing.

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Medical marijuana patients have fewer options for obtaining their medication safely, and in many places are faced with having to travel long distances or get untested medication off the street

Speaking at a recent press luncheon in Sacramento, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California Benjamin Wagner said he’s not going after medical marijuana patients and caregivers, but he is cracking down on interstate transporters, huge pot farmers and illicit dispensaries grossing tens of thousands of dollars per day. He also issued a warning to large-scale pot farmers that a season of raids in the Central Valley is coming in 2012.

Phototron Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PHOT) (OTCQB: PHOT), the hydroponic growing systems company behind the “grow your own” revolution, believes the continued crackdown, which has resulted in the closure of hundreds of dispensaries and seizures of numerous large-scale cannabis grow operations, is making personal indoor growing systems more attractive to medical marijuana patients.

“Medical marijuana patients have fewer options for obtaining their medication safely, and in many places are faced with having to travel long distances or get untested medication off the street,” said Craig Ellins, Phototron’s CEO. “So patients are increasingly growing their own medication, and Phototron’s indoor systems are perfect for personal use.”

Phototron says that growing indoor marijuana for personal use is easier than ever and cites many advantages, including:

#1 Growing Year Round
Being able to grow in a controlled environment is one of the greatest benefits of an indoor growing system. In addition to providing shelter from inclement weather like snow, frost, humidity and heat waves, gardeners can control the weather and the number of daylight hours.

#2 Growing in Small Areas
No need to clear out a closet or a room—every Phototron hydroponic grow cabinet is only 21 inches wide and deep, so it takes up less than two square feet of indoor floor space. That means that they can be located almost anywhere, even a kitchen countertop.

#3 Protecting Plants from Invaders
There is nothing worse to gardeners than going out to harvest their crops and finding that a gopher, rabbit, or burglar literally ate their lunch. Indoor growing prevents these types of situations.

#4 Eliminating Pesticides and Contaminants
Personal indoor gardens eliminate the health risks associated with things like pesticides, E. coli and salmonella. Your plants go from your plant to your plate. You know what’s in your plant.

#5 Saving Money
Phototron systems take advantage of energy-saving LED technology. Phototron’s vertical system, which produces only the red and blue spectrums that the plants want and need to grow, cost on average 20 cents per day to operate.

Requiring only standard 110 voltage, Phototron’s hydroponic grow light systems generate very little heat and last for up to five years with no degradation in performance after the first year. Phototron’s reflective panels also increase efficiency by increasing lumens without having to turn up the power.

In addition, Phototron’s smart systems take the guesswork out of indoor growing with its patent-pending Eco-Brain, a “set it and forget it” system that not only monitors the crops and optimizes plant growth, it literally teaches indoor gardeners how to grow with onscreen alerts.

“Phototrons are built to last for decades,” said Ellins. “In fact, we have many indoor growers who continue to order nutrients and moss and other indoor grow supplies from us for Phototrons they purchased two decades ago.”

For more information about indoor growing, or to purchase or inquire about carrying Phototron products, call (800) 651-2837 or go to

About Phototron Holdings, Inc.
Phototron Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PHOT) (OTCQB: PHOT) designs and manufactures cutting-edge indoor mini-greenhouses capable of year-round growth of herbs, vegetables, flowers, fruits and medicines, better, stronger and faster than traditional farming methods.

The Phototron Hydroponic Indoor Grow System, commonly called grow boxes, is built upon decades of research on the optimal temperature, light, water and nutrient needs of plants. The Phototron System uses proprietary lighting that mimics the sun's rays to grow nutrient-rich, pesticide-free, eco-friendly crops faster and in more bountiful quantities than those of traditional gardening methods, resulting in fruits and vegetables of superior taste and quality.

Phototron systems and accessories are available for purchase from the Company’s website. Phototron supports the sale and use of its products to the home medical marijuana market where compliant with applicable laws. Phototron also supplies a full range of parts, accessories and advanced nutrients to more than 50,000 customers.

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