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From the growing of the plants to the drying to the finally packaging, a lot of work goes into one of college students’ favorite pastimes. The marijuana industry is one of the first things people think of when they think of states like Colorado, as it was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

To older generations, it may be easy to belittle the marijuana growing industry and think of a UV light in a closet, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The marijuana industry is a booming and complex industry that should get the respect it deserves. This gallery shows how much work goes into weed to get it from the grow sight and into your bowl. 

Ryan Schmidt can be reached at photo@collegian.com.

 

 

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Luke Bourland
Luke Bourland, Photo Director
Luke Bourland is a history major from Durham, Connecticut. Bourland is studying history in hopes of going to law school in the fall 2022 semester after graduation. In terms of which law school Bourland wants to go to, he likes to joke, "I will attend anywhere that'll have me!" Bourland has been taking pictures recreationally for most of his life but did not officially join The Collegian until the beginning of his sophomore year in 2019. Bourland originally joined The Collegian to develop his skills and to photograph out of his comfort zone. During his time at The Collegian, Bourland has held positions such as freelance photographer, media archivist, assistant photo editor, photo editor and finally, photo director. As the photo director, it is Bourland's job to make sure the paper is accompanied with beautiful pictures alongside the photo editor. Bourland has photographed events ranging from speeches and galas to football and basketball games. In his free time, Bourland is an avid golfer, fly-fisherman and still loves to take pictures recreationally. Differing from the style of photography at The Collegian, Bourland enjoys slowing down and shooting landscapes and portraits on film. Bourland first learned how to develop film with a friend in the bathrooms of Corbett Hall, stuffing towels under the doors to avoid any light leaking in. No matter where life takes Bourland, he hopes that photography will always be there along the ride.  

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