Cultivation

Marijuana rescheduling could usher in greener cultivation practices

May 24, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

Could rescheduling marijuana bring about changes that help reduce the energy that commercial cannabis cultivators use and improve the environmental impact of the industry overall? It is well established that indoor cannabis cultivation facilities have a significant energy and environmental footprint, largely stemming from the enormous electricity draw of horticultural lighting, powerful HVAC-D systems and the various pumps, fans and other equipment required to maintain an optimal growing atmosphere. While we can’t fully predict what a post-rescheduling U.S. marijuana sector… Read more.

Mexican-Grown Pot Hits Record Low at Border as Competition with State-Legal Pot Rises

May 13, 2024 · High Times

Many older stoners remember low-grade brick weed, traditionally grown at enormous farms in Mexico, as a commonly available product in the U.S.. But Mexican-grown weed sold on the black market started falling out of favor decades ago as it competed with domestically-grown cannabis. NORML reports that border seizures for Mexican-grown pot at the southwest border have hit a record low. Hydroponics, organic inputs, feminized seeds, and other improved growing methods made low-quality seeded weed grown outdoors in bulk by cartels a thing… Read more.

Minnesota home growers file suit seeking to sell their marijuana without a license

May 12, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

A group of home growers in Minnesota has filed the state’s first cannabis-related lawsuit, contending a century-old provision allows them to sell their marijuana without a license. Four state residents are challenging the state’s new cannabis law that mandates only licensed businesses can sell marijuana, according to the MinnPost. The lawsuit, filed in Ramsey County District Court, names as defendants: The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), the state’s chief marijuana regulator. OCM Interim Director Charlene Briner. State Attorney General Keith Ellison.… Read more.

Hemp-derived THC producers wary of how US Farm Bill could change market

April 4, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

Thanks to the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, hemp-based products are at least quasi-legal across the United States – and, unlike marijuana, they’re shippable across state lines. Companies big and small are betting on hemp-derived drinks becoming the next big thing for health-conscious, smoke-wary consumers. Bernuth’s Pharos Brands was one of 30 hemp-derived THC beverage companies at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s January expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. According to the Hemp Beverage Alliance, hemp drink companies… Read more.

Wholesale Flower Tops $2K per Pound in 3 States

April 4, 2024 · MG Magazine

The average price for a pound of cannabis flower fell 8.1 percent nationally in 2023 to around $995, but cultivators in Alaska, Ohio, and Missouri still enjoy the hefty wholesale prices from a largely bygone era. According to a new report from Leaflink, Alaska leads the country with an average wholesale flower price of $2,374.74 per pound, followed by Ohio at $2,282.70 and Missouri at $2,065.88. It’s worth noting the report presents Ohio’s pricing data in grams to align with how… Read more.

Colorado marijuana growers can access more diverse genetics

March 29, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

Colorado’s marijuana cultivators now have freedom to procure genetics from a wider variety of sources. Senate Bill 23-271 went into effect in January, part of a larger effort to improve conditions for Colorado operators while also protecting public health and safety. Some hope the new opportunities set out by the rules will also help boost sales, which have slumped since the record-breaking sales of the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorado cultivators previously could source new genetics from other licensed cultivators in the state. That meant growers could… Read more.

Cannabis Cultivator Fees Waived in New York Until 2026

March 27, 2024 · High Times

The New York State Cannabis Control Board (CCB) recently voted to waive cannabis cultivator licensing fees for the next two years. Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrated this recent progress to help struggling cultivators. “Farmers are the backbone of our State, and we’re making sure the family farms across New York that are building our cannabis industry have a real chance to succeed,” Hochul said. “I have made it clear that New York State needs to issue more dispensary licenses and kickstart cannabis… Read more.

Sunset Blue: The Sedative Strain That Will Help You Unwind

March 26, 2024 · Cannabis Now

Aroma is one of the strongest memory triggers in nature. The smell of a certain perfume can remind you instantly of a friend who always wore the same scent. Without realizing it, scent can shift your thinking and transport you into a different state of mind.  Such is the case with the Sunset Blue cannabis strain, which immediately fills the nose with a sharp pine scent. A true forest flower, breaking open a bud releases sweet fragrances of blueberry and… Read more.

New York Waives Cannabis Cultivator License Fees for Two Years

March 25, 2024 · Ganjapreneur

The New York State Cannabis Control Board voted last week to award licenses to 114 new cannabis companies and waive all conditional cannabis cultivator licensing fees for the next two years. The waiver covers fees for dispensaries transitioning to non-conditional license types including cultivation businesses and microbusinesses, which can range from $4,500 to $40,000 depending on the license’s canopy size. With the new licenses, there are now 88 licensed and operational dispensaries in New York, according to a press release from the office… Read more.

Florida could add more medical marijuana licenses for Black farmers

March 20, 2024 · Green Market Report

Florida lawmakers approved expansion of medical marijuana licenses for Black farmers for a second legislative session in a row. The provision was tacked onto a broader health bill in the last week of the session and earmarks “at least three” additional licenses for Black farmers who were previously denied licenses, the Florida News Service reported. The effort ties back to the so-called “Pigford” litigation, which addressed racial discrimination against Black farmers by the USDA, such as discriminatory lending. The bill introduces a… Read more.

Morocco Reports First Legal Cannabis Cultivation Numbers, 294 Tons in 2023

March 19, 2024 · High Times

While recreational cannabis may still be illegal in the North African country of Morocco, the nation is kicking off a new era of legal cannabis cultivation and export. As the third month of 2024 comes to a close, the country has shared data about its first legal harvest season in 2023. According to Morocco’s cannabis regulators, National Agency for the Regulation of Cannabis-Related Activities (ANRAC), the country’s first legal harvest in 2023 was 294 metric tons. It involved 32 cooperatives… Read more.

Growing Ganja in Jamaica

March 16, 2024 · High Times

Ganja in Jamaica is more than just the cannabis plant; it’s a culture, a way of life, and an expression of people from varying cultural backgrounds who ended up on the Caribbean Island via the plantation model. The British monarchy was responsible for the cultural clash that saw enslaved Africans and indentured laborers co-mingling and participating in the smoking of ganja after a day’s work in the sugarcane plantations. This unique phenomenon gave birth to Rastafari, a religious and political… Read more.

Humboldt County Voters Reject Weed Cultivation Regulation Initiative

March 13, 2024 · High Times

Voters in Humboldt County last week soundly rejected a ballot measure that would have tightened regulations on the area’s famed cannabis industry. Known as Measure A, the initiative was defeated at the polls on March 5, with more than 73% of the voters casting their ballot against the proposal. Genine Coleman, the executive director of Origins Council, a group representing California’s legacy cannabis growers, wrote in an email to High Times that the “defeat of Measure A demonstrates that the grassroots cannabis industry… Read more.

Kansas Bill Would Reduce Hemp Cultivation Fees by More than Half

March 4, 2024 · Ganjapreneur

A bill proposed in Kansas would reduce licensing fees for hemp businesses from $1,200 to $500 which would reduce the barrier to entry for farmers to cultivate the crop, KSNW reports. State Rep. Tory Marie Blew (R), the bill’s co-sponsor in the House, told KSNW that “Lowering the barrier… is really gonna be appeasing to farmers to wanna get started and learn how to grow this crop and hopefully have more acreage in it in years to come.”  State Rep. Webster Roth… Read more.

Minnesota Republicans Warn Of ‘Blackouts And Brownouts’ From Marijuana Cultivation’s Energy Use

February 16, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

Two Minnesota Republican state lawmakers are claiming that home cultivation of cannabis as the result of the legalization law enacted by the Democratic legislature and governor last year could lead to a power failure as grow lights put an overwhelming strain on the state’s electrical grid. “Now, I hope most of you are not familiar with the marijuana grow operation,” Rep. Paul Novotny (R) said at an event last weekend, “but I will tell you that it takes a ton… Read more.

Minnesota Mayor Charged With Illegal Cannabis Cultivation

February 12, 2024 · Ganjapreneur

The mayor of Winnebago, Minnesota, and his son were arrested on Thursday after being linked to multiple commercial-grade greenhouses being used to grow illegal quantities of cannabis, the Fairmont Sentinel reports. According to court documents, multiple law enforcement agencies launched a cooperative investigation into the grow sites in January 2023 after the South Central Drug Investigative Unit received an anonymous tip in that greenhouses in Winnebago were being used to grow cannabis plants. Adult-use cannabis is legal in Minnesota and residents aged 21+ are allowed to grow… Read more.

Washington State Marijuana Homegrow Proposal Dies In House Committee Without Getting A Vote

February 11, 2024 · Marijuana Moment

Adults in Washington State who grow marijuana at home will continue to face the threat of felony charges for at least another year following a House committee’s failure to advance a cannabis homegrow bill ahead of a legislative deadline this week. HB 2194 was not called for a vote in the House Appropriations Committee before the February 5 deadline for bills to pass out of fiscal panels, meaning it’s no longer eligible to move forward. The marijuana home cultivation measure passed… Read more.

Marijuana retailers say they need more from track-and-trace software

January 25, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

Marijuana industry veterans who have dealt with track-and-trace systems generally have found that these programs can meet their expectations on the cultivation and production side of the business with little to no extra help from additional software. Retailers, however, often need more functionality from either point-of-sale (POS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. “On the cultivation side, Metrc has actually done a good job of building out a software tool that can track the plant inventory and the finished-goods inventory… Read more.

Measuring Light in the Garden

January 22, 2024 · MG Magazine

Nearly all life on Earth requires light to survive, and cannabis is no exception. While cultivators can certainly grow a plant with any common light source, cannabis plants will only thrive under specific spectrums and wavelengths that need to change depending on the stage of growth. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to manage light for optimal plant health and a robust harvest. What is light and how do plants use it? Light is a form of energy that produces different wavelengths based on… Read more.

Face of the Farmer: Prime Kind Farms

January 12, 2024 · Cannabis Now

When Ben Bickle was growing up on his parent’s farm in Grants Pass, OR, he learned to grow food, cut flowers, raise livestock and fell timber. Nearly everything they consumed came from the farm, the forest, the river or the sea. Owning a cannabis farm was nowhere near his thoughts. “I thought everyone lived like that,” he says. “I was 17 when I realized that wasn’t the norm, and that people bought meat and produce at the store. The travesty… Read more.

No Seed Limit

January 8, 2024 · Cannabis Now

In 2001, Nathaniel Pennington drove down to the Humboldt County (CA) courthouse to get a business license. He recalls walking inside scared, because at this time it was “really, really early to be branding cannabis.” After discovering the name Humboldt Seed Company was available, Pennington was asked what he did for work. His response? “I make all different kinds of seeds.” The name Humboldt Seed Company (HSC) is directly inspired by Humboldt County, which has historically been viewed as the… Read more.

50% of Australians Support Legalising Growing Cannabis Plants at Home

January 8, 2024 · Vice

Australian voters are more for than against decriminalising cannabis and legalising cannabis plants at home for personal use, as proposed by a bill introduced to NSW parliament. New YouGov data collected in December from 1,555 participants found 50 per cent of Australians supported legalising growing cannabis plants for personal use, 31 per cent opposed and 19 per cent were undecided. It also found 54 per cent were in favour of decriminalising cannabis, 33 per cent opposed and 12 per cent were… Read more.

Marijuana genetics trends to extend beyond high THC in 2024

January 5, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

THC potency – the higher, the better – is still the most important factor to consumers shopping for marijuana products, cannabis operators say, but secondary factors also are driving genetics trends at cultivation facilities across the United States. In addition to high-THC, high-yield cultivars, experts in the cannabis industry say consumers are becoming increasingly interested in: The terpene profiles of cannabis products. Legacy strains bred with high-THC marijuana cultivars. Minor cannabinoids such as THCV and CBN. Trends aside, THC potency… Read more.

Maine authorities charge 5 in illicit marijuana grow crackdowns

January 3, 2024 · MJ Biz Daily

Maine is cracking down on unlicensed marijuana operators, charging five individuals in two separate investigations in the past week. In the most recent instance, Maine State Police on Tuesday responded to a community complaint about two homes in Belgrade, according to the Bangor Daily News. Police said they executed search warrants at both residences and found 2,300 marijuana plants, which they seized. Yuequan Chen, 44, and Li Min Chan, 66, were charged with illegal cultivation of marijuana and unlawful trafficking in scheduled… Read more.

New Mexico Regulators Revoke Two Cannabis Cultivator Licenses

January 3, 2024 · Ganjapreneur

The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department on Tuesday revoked the licenses of two adult-use cannabis cultivators, the agency said in a press release. The operators in question — Bliss Farm and Native American Agricultural Development Company (NAADC), both located in Torrance County — were said to have exceeded the legal plant count limits and failed to properly utilize the state’s mandatory track-and-trace system. Regulators noted at both locations signs of a recent harvest without… Read more.

Florida Activists Withdraw Medical Cannabis Home Grow Initiative

December 27, 2023 · High Times

The supporters of a proposed citizen’s initiative that would allow Florida medical marijuana patients to cultivate cannabis at home have ended their efforts to place the measure on the ballot for the 2024 general election. The home cultivation campaign withdrew its initiative petition late last month after failing to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. Cannabis activist Moriah Barnhart founded the group Wise and Free in December 2022 to put the medical marijuana home cultivation initiative on the… Read more.

New York Governor Vetoes Bill That Would’ve Let Growers Sell Bulk Marijuana To Tribal Retailers

December 23, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

New York’s governor has vetoed legislation that would have allowed licensed marijuana growers to sell products to tribal retailers. The bills, sponsored by Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D), who respectively chair the state Senate and Assembly agriculture committees, would have given a release valve to hundreds of cannabis farmers who have been sitting on surpluses without any place to sell their products. “We offered a way for some of the oversupply of cannabis grown by NY’s farmers… Read more.

Dry Farming in Humboldt

December 17, 2023 · High Times

Dry farms are rare in California, but the results people like Chrystal Ortiz of High Water Farm are able to pull off without watering their cannabis plants all summer are pretty amazing. Sure it takes a Goldilocks type of microclimate in the middle of Humboldt County just off the Eel River—the same neighborhood that hosts all the state’s dry cannabis farmers—but what those farmers are able to do is pretty impressive. It is certainly a leap of faith to start. Ortiz described… Read more.

New York’s Grower Showcase Events Provide Pipeline for Producers, Refreshing Space for Buyers

December 15, 2023 · High Times

New York’s rollout of legal weed shops has been a mess, to say the least. Designed to revolutionize the legal weed marketplace, New York has instead fallen short either by design or outside factors, including numerous lawsuits.  One of the most significant ripple effects in this series of shortcomings is the immense impact on New York’s licensed growers. Farmers are sitting on one to two seasons worth of product, equaling an estimated 240,000-pound surplus. The situation has become so dire that… Read more.

Pennsylvania Advances Bill to Boost Independent Cannabis Firms

December 14, 2023 · Green Market Report

This week, Pennsylvania’s legislature passed a bill to allow more cultivators and independent dispensaries to grow and sell directly to consumers in the state. Senate Bill 773, which is now awaiting Gov. Josh Shapiro’s signature, was passed by the state Senate and then altered in the House. It was at one point expected to address broader issues, such as home growing or full adult-use legalization, but the end version was more limited. Instead, it focused on allowing all 25 independent medical cannabis… Read more.

How to Tell if Your Cannabis Plant Is Male or Female

December 13, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Cannabis cultivators the world over know the obsessive, purgatorial feeling of waiting for their plants to mature to discern sex—female, male or hermaphrodite. A male plant, while essential for reproduction, can also run rampant across a garden and devastate an entire crop of flowering female plants—intended for consumption—by inadvertently pollinating them and causing hermaphroditism. If culled and managed correctly, the male becomes a key part of this sustainable, perpetuating reproduction process. There’s no way to ascertain if a seedling is male… Read more.

Selling Cannabis Licenses for Pennies on the Dollar – Oregon’s Outdoor Harvest Was So Massive It Crushed Prices

December 8, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Once again, Oregon's cannabis producers have faced an oversupply issue, as revealed in a recent report. This perpetuates the ongoing challenge of excess marijuana within the state's regulated cannabis industry. Throughout much of the current year, analyses of Oregon's cannabis production indicated a downward trajectory compared to the previous year, resulting in a slight uptick in prices. However, a November 20 report by state economists Mark McMullen and Josh Lehner unveils that the fall harvest of outdoor cannabis this year surpassed… Read more.

Detroit marijuana operators sue city after late license revocation

December 7, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

A group of Detroit marijuana operators are suing the city for revoking a business license years after it was granted and only after they’d invested $15 million in a cultivation operation. According to a complaint initially filed Nov. 9 in Wayne County, Michigan, but then moved to federal court, Detroit officials granted the would-be business operators a series of permits to run a marijuana cultivation and processing facility beginning in 2020. The operators – identified in court documents as Cannabis Professional Design,… Read more.

10 Things to Know About Terpenes

December 6, 2023 · Cannabis Now

The cannabis industry is abuzz over terpenes. Everyone in the know is claiming it’s “all about them terps brah,” but do you truly understand these magnificent compounds? Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the intoxicating aromas of cannabis. 1. Terpenes Are Everywhere These wildly diverse organic compounds are produced by an array of plants and insects and exist abundantly in nature. From orange peels to pine resin, these powerful scents play a major role in our lives that we… Read more.

Tennessee Authorities Find Weed Cultivation Site Inside Church

December 6, 2023 · High Times

Law enforcement officials in Tennessee have shut down a cannabis cultivation site that was operating in a converted church, seizing about 2,000 weed plants in the process. The raid on the church, which was conducted last week by the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), was the result of a weeks-long investigation, according to law enforcement officials. Although the plant count was not especially high for commercial marijuana growing operations, Sheriff Frankie Gray noted that the bust shut down Stewart County’s… Read more.

Oregon Weed Glut Continues in 2023

December 5, 2023 · high-times

Oregon cannabis producers grew too much weed again this year, according to a new report, continuing the glut of marijuana that has plagued the state’s regulated pot industry for years.  For much of this year, analysis of Oregon’s production of cannabis showed that the state was on a downward trend compared to last year, leading to a modest increase in prices. But a new report from state economists Mark McMullen and Josh Lehner that was released on November 20 shows… Read more.

Man in Minnesota Offers Free Grow Classes to the Public

December 5, 2023 · high-times

A man in Minnesota is providing free growing and cannabis basics workshops—free to the public—to help people get a foot in the door of the industry. Minnesota allows home cultivation under its recently approved adult-use cannabis law, and residents are eager to see if they have a green thumb. Minnesota adults are allowed to grow up to eight plants, four mature. Growing cannabis takes years of experience to master, but you gotta start somewhere.  Inforum reports that Steve Rosenfeldt, who is the… Read more.

You Can Only Grow One, Should You Cultivate Hemp or Marijuana? – Feds Tell Farmers to Pick a Plant, But Not Both!

December 4, 2023 · cannabis-net

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is instructing hemp farmers in multiple states that they must choose between cultivating cannabis or hemp, not both, as reported by Politico. Since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp agriculture, numerous farmers across the nation saw it as a promising avenue for profitability. With the ongoing expansion of marijuana legalization, some hemp farmers view opportunities in participating in cannabis programs regulated by their respective states. However, this business strategy is now under threat as the USDA has… Read more.

New Jersey Marijuana ‘Seed Equity’ Grants Program Launches Application Portal For $8 Million In Aid To Entrepreneurs

December 1, 2023 · marijuanamoment-net

New Jersey has opened applications for the second phase of a marijuana social equity funding program, which will make $150,000 grants to awardees and offer eight weeks of technical assistance. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) says the round of so-called Seed Equity grants will allocate “up to $8 million in funding for 48 entrepreneurs” who meet social equity qualifications and hold conditional marijuana licenses. Applicants must also employ 50 or fewer employees. Money can be used to cover… Read more.

Shavo Odadjian, ROCKSTAR

November 28, 2023 · Cannabis Now

The first time I had a conversation with Shavo Odadjian, the indefatigable leader of legendary heavy metal band System Of A Down, I was struck by how easygoing he was, something I didn’t expect, frankly. If you didn’t know that this slight of-frame husband (to Sonia) and dad of three residing in the Los Angeles suburbs was, in fact, a Grammy-winning, killer bassist and legit rock star, you wouldn’t have a clue. Odadjian is a soft-spoken, super funny, good-vibes-only dude… Read more.

Feds Tell Farmers To Grow Hemp or Weed, But Not Both

November 28, 2023 · High Times

Hemp farmers in several states are being told by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that they can grow cannabis or hemp but not both, according to a report from Politico.  Thousands of farmers from coast to coast saw the 2018 Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp agriculture as a new avenue to profitability for the operations. And as the legalization of marijuana has continued to spread across the country, some hemp farmers are seeing new opportunities in growing weed under cannabis… Read more.

Concerned Neighbors Complain About Ducks Working on Vermont Cannabis Farm

November 27, 2023 · High Times

A Vermont cannabis farmer has attracted some unwanted attention from his community and neighbors due to some unconventional employees on his cannabis farm: 30 ducks of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Jason Struthers of Essex Junction, Vermont grows 100 licensed cannabis plants at his property. He uses duck manure to fertilize those plants after he bought them to use as meat but opted to let them hang out a while instead.  “I actually bought the ducks initially to use them… Read more.

Arkansas marijuana grower avoids license suspension, but fine intact

November 16, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

A licensed medical marijuana cultivator in Arkansas avoided a license suspension on appeal but still must pay a fine. Hot Springs-based Leafology faced a 15-day license suspension and $15,500 fine after Arkansas’ Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) accused the grower in October of failing to control cannabis odors and neglecting to maintain proper video surveillance and track-and-trace records. However, during an appeals hearing Wednesday, the ABC chose to levy the fine against Leafology but not the license suspension, Little Rock TV station KATV reported. Before… Read more.

One-third of Canada’s cannabis greenhouse capacity taken offline

November 9, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

One after another, many of Canada’s largest cannabis greenhouses and indoor grow operations have been sold or mothballed as the industry continues to search for a supply-demand equilibrium after years of overproduction. The facilities, each costing anywhere from 100 million Canadian dollars ($73 million) to more than CA$500 million, are being closed for various reasons. Some of the operations crashed into the cannabis industry’s hard macroeconomic realities: Canadian cultivators bankrolled and licensed too much cultivation capacity before and after adult-use legalization in 2018,… Read more.

Hemp Growers, Manufacturers Sue Alaska Over THC Ban

November 9, 2023 · High Times

A group of Alaska hemp growers and manufacturers has filed a lawsuit against the state challenging its new hemp regulations, arguing that they are unconstitutional and contrary to federal law. The new rules, which were approved in October and went into effect last week, are designed to regulate intoxicating hemp products. The lawsuit brought by plaintiffs including the Alaska Industrial Hemp Association and four businesses, was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, naming the Alaska Department of Natural… Read more.

Bud Rot: Spotting, Treating, and Preventing Botrytis

November 8, 2023 · MG Magazine

Bud rot—also known as botrytis or bud mold—is a common fungus problem that affects cannabis grow rooms and farms across the entire agricultural sector. This anamorphic fungi in the family Sclerotiniaceae thrives in high humidity and outdoor environments, destroying plants quickly if not addressed. Luckily, bud rot is easy to prevent if you have the right knowledge and resources to address the root causes. We sat down with a few cultivation experts to discuss the main causes of bud rot,… Read more.

Supply and Demand Curves Starting to Become Efficient in California as Thousands of Cannabis Growers Call It Quits

November 8, 2023 · Cannabis.net

The struggles that California's cannabis companies have been grappling with have been no secret. Still, it wasn't until this year that a noticeable decline in the legal marijuana market started to unfold. According to permit statistics from the California Department of Cannabis Control, the market has shrunk by approximately 29%. As of October 24, the state had only 9,900 active business licenses, marking a 28.5% decrease since July 2022, when there were 12,719 active provisional and annual cannabis business licenses,… Read more.

Putting the Garden to Bed

November 6, 2023 · Cannabis Now

There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you can say, “The crop is in the barn.” There’s a sense of accomplishment, as well as a great relief that you got it in before the weather turned really bad and cut each cultivar before first light, at its peak potency. Nonetheless, I also always get a little depressed right after harvest, kind of a postpartum blues, as I look out at a garden bereft of the glorious plants that… Read more.

Emerald Cup cancels 2023 Harvest Ball for cannabis cultivators

November 3, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

The Emerald Cup’s marquee winter event that celebrates small craft cannabis farmers in Northern California and connects them with prospective buyers across the state is being canceled this year, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Harvest Ball Festival, which has drawn more than 13,000 attendees to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds the past few years, will forgo this year’s installment as event organizers focus efforts and resources on the Emerald Cup’s 20th anniversary event in the San Francisco Bay Area… Read more.

Cannabis showcases are ‘a lifeline’ for New York farmers grappling with glut

November 1, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

New York state’s unique Cannabis Growers Showcase program (CGS) has helped ease the burden of unsold marijuana worth hundreds of millions of dollars amid a dearth of adult-use retailers, according to local growers. Cultivators and brand representatives want the showcases to be allowed to continue after the Jan. 1, 2024, expiration date, particularly with forthcoming competition from the state’s large medical cannabis companies. The showcases, which range from farmers market-like setups to more conventional retail experiences, were designed to help… Read more.

Thousands of California Cultivators Call it Quits Amid Wider Slowdown

November 1, 2023 · Green Market Report

While it’s no secret that California cannabis companies have been struggling for years, it wasn’t until this year that the legal marijuana market actually began to shrink noticeably. Now it’s down by almost 29%, according to permit statistics from the state’s Department of Cannabis Control. As of Oct. 24, the number of active business licenses in the state had dropped to 9,900, a decline of 28.5% since July 2022, when there were 12,719 active provisional and annual cannabis business licenses, the DCC… Read more.

Japanese Hemp Cultivators Working To Revitalize Hemp Industry

November 1, 2023 · High Times

According to a recent report from The Japan News, the region with the most hemp cultivation in Japan is the Tochigi Prefecture, located north of Tokyo. Farmers in the area initially cultivated a variety of hemp called Tochigishiro in 1982, which they still grow today. The number of hemp farmers has dwindled, with 6,000 growers in the Tochigi Prefecture at its peak, down to just 12 today. Many of these remaining growers are in their 60s and 70s. One 44 year old cultivator, Yoshinori… Read more.

The 8 Best Weed Strains for a Spooky Halloween

October 31, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Trick or treating might be out for you, but you can still have some fun that is equal parts cool and creepy. Scary movies are always an easy go-to for celebrating Halloween as an adult without feeling like you’re missing out on anything — especially if you’re not really into the idea of costume parties or haunted house attractions. And if you add some weed into the equation, you have the beginnings of a perfectly content night at home. Need… Read more.

Marijuana cultivators in Vermont tap into opportunity for tourism, events

October 27, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Vermont is a small farming state, so it’s no surprise that recreational marijuana regulations included multiple license types for small cannabis farms to foster a craft ethos in the market’s burgeoning adult-use industry, which launched Oct. 1, 2022. Like other small farmers in the Green Mountain State, marijuana cultivators face a daunting climate of suppressed wholesale prices, inflation and high taxes. Unlike their peers, many small cannabis farmers seem largely unaware of the opportunity Vermont offers license holders to diversify… Read more.

Old, Unused Lumber Facility in Minnesota Set To Become Cannabis Cultivation, Manufacturing Facility

October 20, 2023 · High Times

One company called HWY35, LLC, currently based in Missouri, recently received funds from the Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation’s Advisory board (IRRR) voted 5-3 to approve a loan to be used to build a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing site in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The department’s goal is “…to invest in resources to foster vibrant growth and economic prosperity in northeastern Minnesota by enhancing livable communities, maximizing collaborations and partnerships and strengthen businesses and worker education.” It provides low or no… Read more.

From weed to orchids: Canadian growers turn to new crops amid cannabis glut

October 19, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Some of Canada’s largest cannabis cultivators are turning to vegetables, fruits and orchids to bolster their bottom line as macroeconomic fundamentals continue to challenge the struggling industry. The latest licensed producer to enter the food business is Leamington, Ontario-based Tilray Brands, which recently said it was converting part of its sprawling facility in Gatineau, Quebec, to grow fruits and vegetables. Tilray joins Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis and British Columbia-headquartered Village Farms International in diversifying their main business at a time when… Read more.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Approves First Medical Cannabis Cards

October 18, 2023 · High Times

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is continuing its path toward cannabis accessibility, and as of last week the tribe officially issued its first medical cannabis cards. According to EBCI Cannabis Control Board (CCB) executive director, Neil Denman, a Cherokee Police Commission monthly meeting was held on Oct. 12. In a presentation featuring Denman and his colleague, Kym Parker, they stated that the first medical cannabis card was issued on that day, and many more will follow in the… Read more.

How to Allocate Your Cultivation Budget for Innovation

October 11, 2023 · MG Magazine

Since the start of legalization, the cannabis industry has expanded exponentially, introducing previously unimagined jobs like “cannabis public-relations rep” and “cannafluencer” to the world. But none of these progressive pathways for the plant would exist without roots planted in a highly efficient grow room. That’s always where a cultivator’s budget should begin. Innovation continues to propel evolution. Updating outdated systems reduces errors, increases profit, and improves the quality and efficacy of the industry. In a grow room, that looks like… Read more.

Michigan Cultivator Sees More Demand For Outdoor Grows

October 5, 2023 · Green Market Report

Amid 120 acres of decaying cornstalks and scarecrows along County Road 665 north of Paw Paw, rows and rows of lush green trees rise into the sky. Expensive trees. Trees that make up the next crop of marijuana growing at Grasshopper Farms. October, otherwise known in the cannabis industry as “Croptober,” is the annual harvesting of the state’s outdoor marijuana plants, and an estimated record 100,000 plants will be reaped this season. Croptober also means a product surplus that invades… Read more.

Dutch cannabis pilot startup phase to launch in December, over 3 years late

September 30, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

A startup phase for a pilot program to allow limited cultivation and distribution of adult-use cannabis in the Netherlands is set to launch in December with only two cultivators, the Dutch government disclosed in a letter to Parliament. The program, which is supposed to involve 10 cannabis cultivators supplying dozens of stores, had originally been intended to launch in 2020. “The cabinet has decided that the (startup) phase of the closed coffee shop chain experiment will start on December 15, 2023,” according… Read more.

Pro Tips for Harvesting and Curing Your Cannabis

September 26, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Harvesting and curing cannabis is a straightforward business, but there are a few things to know before you start the process. The Harvest Before beginning, prepare a good, strong elixir of equal parts chilled vodka and water. The vodka (cooled to zero degrees Celsius), will shock the roots into closing up and will actually make them stop functioning. This is exactly what you want since the goal is to dehydrate the plant. Pull the plants up after an entire day of… Read more.

The Craft Cannabis Industry: Following in the Footsteps of Craft Beer

September 22, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

In recent years, the cannabis industry has undergone a transformation, evolving from an underground, unregulated market to a legal and burgeoning sector. Within this transformation, a trend has emerged that seems to parallel the growth of another well-established industry: craft beer. Just as craft beer disrupted the traditional beer market and captivated consumers with unique “niche” offerings, the craft cannabis market is set to mirror this trajectory, offering high-quality products and a very personalized experience. Roots of the Craft Movement… Read more.

Denmark has destroyed more than 145,000 kilograms of cannabis

September 20, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Much of the medical cannabis produced under Denmark’s regulatory system has not made it to market and was intentionally destroyed for various reasons, according to government data. Just over 300 permits have been issued for the destruction of 145,541 kilograms (320,862 pounds) of cannabis, the Danish Parliament’s Health Committee said in a reply to a parliamentary inquiry earlier this year. The figure includes all cannabis destroyed by the companies with an authorization to cultivate cannabis – within the country’s pilot program –… Read more.

Unlocking Plant Potential: The Synergistic Effects of THCA with Other Cannabinoids

September 19, 2023 · Cannabis.net

While THC and CBD have merits, a more nuanced understanding of the plant reveals an intricate network of compounds that work synergistically. Recognizing this network can lead to more effective treatments for various ailments and conditions, opening up a new frontier in medical research.  Understanding the synergistic relationships between these compounds, such as THCA and other cannabinoids, may represent the next significant leap in studying and applying cannabis-based products.  What Is THCA?  Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, or THCA, is one of the… Read more.

Aeroponic cannabis cultivation offers benefits, but high-tech method is rare

September 18, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Cannabis is typically grown in a medium, often a soilless medium such as rockwool or coco coir, or in living soil. Aeroponic cultivation eliminates that growing medium entirely: Exposed, hanging plant roots are misted directly with a solution of water and nutrients. Combined with careful environmental controls, the method can accelerate crop growth. “The speed is basically unbeatable,” said Jim Strain, director of cultivation for Cranbrook, British Columbia-based cannabis producer Dycar Pharmaceuticals. “I’ve done them all side by side, I’ve tried… Read more.

Growers, Retailers Walk the Tightrope of New York Cannabis Rules

September 14, 2023 ·

Profitable enterprises take time to build – but it continues to run thin in one of the industry’s most promising cannabis markets. That sentiment underscored many of the conversations that took place at Green Market Report’s first New York Summit on Sept. 13 in the heart of the Big Apple. Operators and investors large and small traded advice and stories of power, money, and property within the context of a market brimming with opportunity, but one that is also showing signs of… Read more.

The Big Benefits of Cannabis Triploids

September 12, 2023 · MG Magazine

All good things come in threes, but cultivators are just beginning to understand how this famed Latin principle applies to cannabis genetics. The weed we know and love is typically constructed with a pair of chromosomes (diploid) and a limited number of phenotype possibilities. However, cultivators are becoming aware of a new plant variation that can occasionally occur as a natural phenomenon: predominantly-seedless cannabis plants known as triploids. What are triploid genetics? Triploid cannabis seeds are developed by crossing a diploid… Read more.

Is All Weed Tainted? – Over 90% of Black Market Weed Tests Positive for Pesticides While Legal Weed Cheats on Lab Results

September 10, 2023 · Cannabis.net

You may remember an article posted on Cannabis.net called, "Legal Cannabis is More Expensive But It is Lab-Tested and Safe, NOT!", where Colorado has seen a large amount of attempted cheating and work-arounds for cannabis samples to get approved as safe from their cannabis testing lab reports.  The premise highlights how everyone, including legal weed growers that have to have products tested, are trying to juice their already thin profits by using pesticides and other banned substances to ehance grow results. Is… Read more.

Canadian wildfires appear to have little impact on cannabis supplies

August 29, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Health Canada said two licensed cannabis companies have voiced concerns about the wildfires in British Columbia, but the federal regulator told MJBizDaily it has yet to receive any reports the blazes have destroyed marijuana crops. “Health Canada is aware that the wildfires and their associated evacuation orders may have an impact on cannabis license holders,” a Health Canada spokesperson said via email Thursday. “We acknowledge these are challenging times.” The regulator did not identify the companies. Canada has been battling its worst… Read more.

How To Battle Animal & Mold Infestations in Outdoor Cannabis Grows

August 20, 2023 · Cannabis Now

All outdoor cannabis crops have the potential to be destroyed by one or two of the various problems lurking in the wilderness, unlike indoor growing where plants are protected. In checking on the crop, make sure to keep an eye on the little details that will spell trouble later. There are a few different things to look for: AphidsAn aphid infestation is a hard infestation to get rid of. For most of us, using chemical insecticide is the no-brainer solution,… Read more.

Freezing freshly harvested cannabis retains moisture, terpenes

August 18, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

As marijuana consumers develop a better understanding and appreciation for terpenes, flavonoids and other chemical compounds found in cannabis flower, live resin products are becoming increasingly popular. Live resin can be used in many different products, but it mostly appears in vape cartridges, dabbable concentrates and edibles. The best way to create live resin is from freshly harvested material that still contains moisture, according to Nic Robertson, vice president of operations in Massachusetts for Phoenix-based multistate operator 4Front Ventures. Moisture… Read more.

4 Ways Going Green Can Boost Your Bottom Line

August 17, 2023 · MG Magazine

Research published in the journal Energy Policy found annual carbon emissions from inefficient indoor cannabis cultivation in the U.S. are similar to emissions produced by 3 million cars. Beyond a long-term problem for the planet, inefficient production across the industry is a poor way to attract the most important customer segment for long-term growth in an era of declining sales. More than half of Gen Z (born between 1997 and 2013) is 18 years of age or older, and their preferences as consumers will dictate… Read more.

Cannabis offers cues when it’s time to harvest – along with historical data and testing

August 10, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Nic Robertson, vice president of operations in Massachusetts for 4Front Ventures, said commercial growers have moved away from eyeballing the color of trichomes and squeezing buds to gauge moisture content in favor of scientific methods to evaluate when cannabis flower has reached an optimal point for harvest. “Over the last seven or eight years, I have been proven wrong by my aesthetic view of how mature I think that plant is at that time,” Robertson said. “Getting those test results… Read more.

Indoor marijuana cultivators share pre-harvest tips for lighting, nutrients, temperature and irrigation

August 5, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Harvest is arguably the most important milestone in the journey that marijuana products – whether flower, oils or something else – take before reaching consumers. But full days of planning and pre-harvest preparation go into getting crops in the best possible condition before they are cut down. Such preparation applies to indoor, greenhouse and outdoor grows, each of which is subject to unique challenges. While indoor cultivation is ostensibly the most controlled environment, problems in indoor grows can quickly spin… Read more.

New York Is Now Accepting Applications For Marijuana Farmers Markets

July 22, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

New York regulators are now officially accepting applications for marijuana businesses interested in organizing cannabis farmers markets in the state. Just two days after the Cannabis Control Board voted to authorize what they’re calling Cannabis Growers Showcases (CGS), regulators opened the applications and posted guidance and templates for municipal approval for the events. “A CGS can take place in various locations, including standalone, temporary retail locations; licensed retail dispensary locations; licensed conditional cultivator or processor locations; or other approved event locations,” the… Read more.

Severe weather disrupts US cannabis operations from coast to coast

July 19, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Cannabis companies from Northern California to South Florida will continue confronting operational challenges this week, as severe weather taxes power grids while parts of the Northeast struggle to recover from historic flooding. Millions across the country face excessive heat warnings, while Canadian wildfire smoke is once again descending on the Midwest, the Great Lakes region and the Northeast. The convergence of severe, weather-related events across the country underscores how climate change is causing upheaval for individuals and businesses alike – cannabis operators… Read more.

Canadian marijuana entrepreneurs shift focus to ‘micro’ licenses

July 17, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Cannabis entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to smaller micro-cultivation facilities to manage costs and produce higher-quality marijuana at a time when the industry is facing a glut of “standard” product and falling prices. That shift ultimately could help shrink some of the Canadian cannabis industry’s current supply glut, given that micro-class licensees operate smaller cultivation facilities. At the end of 2022, Canada’s total indoor growing area was 28% lower than the all-time high reached in 2020. Canada’s federal government last year… Read more.

California’s Persisting Cannabis Dystopia Part 2

July 13, 2023 · Cannabis Now

In Northern California’s Trinity County—inland from Humboldt and more rugged—a recent brutal police raid on cannabis farmers at a local homestead provides an all too vivid example of what the stakes are when the legal sector fails small operators. Racist Raids in Trinity County?On May 2, Trinity sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in the Trinity Pines community near the town of Hayfork. The Sheriff’s Office said over 16,000 plants were seized in the operation, along with 7,500 pounds of… Read more.

Beyond the Terpenes: Volatile Compounds in Cannabis

July 10, 2023 · Cannabis Now

As judges for the Emerald Cup for nineteen years, Nikki and I have had the unique privilege of sampling several thousand cannabis flowers from the world’s premier cannabis cultivation counties in California. One year, we sampled over 600 entries in the space of a month. These bouts of concentrated sniffing have shown me that there’s an enormous range of smells, aromas, fragrances and stinks that cannabis flowers can present. Identifying Aromas In the early days of the Cup, most entries were… Read more.

Paraquat and Pot: How the Herbicide Impacted Cannabis Legalization in the ’70s

June 26, 2023 · CelebStoner

Upset with the predicament he's in, The Dude in The Big Lebowksi, played by Jeff Bridges, accuses the man who shares his namesake, played by Davis Huddleston: "You human paraquat!" In 1998, that was quite the nonsequitor. But fans of the movie know Jeff Lebowski (a.k.a. The Dude) was a '60s student radical who would've been awae of the paraquat controversy in the '70s. These days, paraquat – a chemical pesticide – is best known as a cause of Parkinson's disease. Ads run regularly on… Read more.

‘It’s going to be hot’: Maryland cannabis firms stockpile and staff up for big demand starting July 1

June 24, 2023 · Yahoo!News

Along a flat road in rural Cecil County, where the sky is big and the towns are small, stands a long, nondescript building. Inside is one of the most important cultivation and processing operations for Maryland’s new cash crop — cannabis. SunMed Growers and its 150 employees are harvesting, testing and packaging as many products as they can in preparation for July 1. That’s when any individual 21 or older will be able to buy vapes, gummies, pre-rolled joints, edibles… Read more.

Oklahoma producing 64 times more marijuana than licensed users consume, report shows

June 21, 2023 · Yahoo!News

Oklahoma may be producing 64 times more marijuana than needed by licensed cannabis consumers, according to a study commissioned by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. The significant oversupply is likely funneling large amounts of marijuana out of state and adding to the illegal market, according to authority officials. “They said they've never seen any state like this,” said Adria Berry, the authority's executive director, speaking to The Oklahoman about the supply and demand report, which was made public Wednesday. Cannabis Public Policy… Read more.

Why Clean Cannabis Matters

June 21, 2023 · MG Magazine

All cultivation operations face the potential danger of biological contaminants such as mold, yeast, Aspergillus, E. coli, Salmonella, and other harmful pathogens. In most states where cannabis is legal, laws require products intended for distribution undergo microbial testing before entering the market. Shockingly, 10–15 percent of legal cannabis-flower tests fail to meet state colony-forming unit (CFU) limits. Failing microbial testing can have severe consequences for commercial growers, including lost revenue, expensive fines, liability litigation, reputation damage, and even the loss of their… Read more.

Vermont Increases Home Grow Limits and Expands Access for Cannabis Patients

June 20, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Medical cannabis patients in Vermont can now grow 12 plants, up to six mature, and medical cannabis products can now contain up to 100 milligrams of THC per serving, under legislation that Gov. Phil Scott (R) allowed to become law without his signature. The bill also adds post-traumatic stress disorder to the state’s medical cannabis qualifying conditions list.    In a letter to lawmakers, Scott said he allowed the measure to become law without signing it because the measure repeals the sunset of the Cannabis Control… Read more.

How Decibel disrupted Canadian cannabis: Q&A with exec Adam Coates

June 14, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Decibel Cannabis is a rare breed among licensed producers in Canada. The company’s ascent to the top of market-share charts in key product categories came not from costly and severely dilutive mergers and acquisitions – a strategy employed by some larger rivals. As of April, the Alberta-based company said its national share was 7.1% – good enough for second place in Canada’s hotly contested market, though market analytics firm HiFyre had Decibel as No. 1 in the key provinces of… Read more.

Washington state cannabis regulator gives pesticide contamination update

June 10, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Washington’s cannabis regulator provided an update on pesticide contamination in marijuana produced in the north-central area of the state, nearly two months after putting some MJ cultivators on “administrative hold” for an investigation. The investigation began this year after random testing of marijuana grown in the area – once home to fruit orchards – detected the chemical compound DDE, which is created by the breakdown of the now-banned pesticide DDT. Eighteen cannabis licensees are located in the “five mile stretch of land along… Read more.

Cannabis lawyer and pot farmer share latest on NY market

June 6, 2023 · News 10 ABC

There are some growing concerns from New York pot farmers who have more crop than they can sell, as the state’s recreational marijuana market rollout has moved slower than many expected. So far, a dozen retail marijuana stores have opened since New York legalized it two years ago, including one in the Capital Region. Ryan McCall, a Cannabis Law Attorney at Tully Rinckey, said while retail licenses continue being granted, it can take months for shops to actually get up… Read more.

New Jersey Revokes Cannabis Company’s Licenses Over $700k in Unpaid Fees

June 4, 2023 · Green Market Report

Regulators revoked the manufacturing and cultivation permits, but allowed Harmony to keep its retail license. A vertically integrated New Jersey cannabis company had several of its business licenses yanked this week by regulators, who said the revocations were due to $700,000 in unpaid permit fees. According to NJBiz.com, the state Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to revoke Harmony Foundation’s recreational permits for cultivation and manufacturing that were just granted in December, saying that state fees for those permits… Read more.

Death Row Cannabis Drops Trio Of New Strains

May 29, 2023 · Forbes

Death Row Cannabis released a trio of new strains, showcasing a diverse lineup of genetics: Strawberry Gelato, LA Runtz, and SFV OG flower, which are rolling out in multiple markets, first in California. Death Row Cannabis—owned by Snoop Dogg, who also owns a portion of the catalog of Death Row Records—was announced last December. It was named after Death Row Records, which at one time was a bastion of West Coast hip-hop icons, generating a solid run of number one albums… Read more.

California Eradicates More Cannabis During Q1 2023 Than Previous Quarter Despite Serving Fewer Warrants

May 24, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

California’s Unified Cannabis Enforcement Taskforce (UCETF) during the first quarter of this year seized more than $52 million in unlicensed cannabis and cannabis products and eradicated 43% more illegally grown plants (52,529) than the previous quarter (29,687) despite serving 30% fewer search warrants. During the quarter, which ran from January 1 to March 30, the UCETF seized 31,912 pounds of cannabis. In all, the taskforce seized $52,644,200 worth of cannabis and cannabis products throughout the quarter. In a press release,… Read more.

Glass House Sees Opportunity in Ongoing California Contraction

May 22, 2023 · Green Market Report

Legal cannabis farming space in California is set to shrink dramatically. The amount of legal cannabis farming space in California is set to shrink dramatically this year, and Glass House Brands stands poised to seize more market share as competing growers exit the industry, CEO Kyle Kazan said this past week during the company’s most recent earnings call. “We estimate that from June 2022 through the end of April, licensed California cultivation capacity has fallen by more than 16 million… Read more.

How Automation Is Helping Cannabis Companies Survive the Slump

May 13, 2023 ·

While robots and artificially intelligent digital bots start to land exotic jobs in manufacturing, agriculture, and other types of industrial production, smart cannabis companies are investing more money into mundane machines used to create pre-rolls, stamp out labels, or trim flower. In order to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace, automation is one of the most effective ways for companies to cut costs and boost bottom lines. “What we’re seeing across the United States is the price of cannabis has fallen and,… Read more.

Is PGR Cannabis Worth the Weight?

April 20, 2023 · MG Magazine

An increasingly competitive market with slim profit margins means cannabis cultivators are always looking for ways to optimize output. But without hindsight, the line between streamlined success and an erroneous misstep can prove difficult to identify. Synthetic plant growth regulators (PGRs) are being marketed to growers as a simple way to maximize crop yield with the use of chemicals. While this may help cultivation-focused companies reach their target quarterly profits, the financial achievement could come at great risk to consumers’ health, brand reputation,… Read more.

The Industry’s Energy Problem

April 10, 2023 · MG Magazine

As legalization proliferates across the United States, the cannabis industry’s rapid growth is forcing a reckoning with its environmental impact and how to reduce the resource consumption and waste that accompany commercial operations and products. Of particular concern to environmentalists and industry veterans is how to better manage the energy use required by cultivation facilities. According to some experts, the industry already accounts for more than 1 percent of all U.S. electricity consumption, and that percentage continues to rise as the industry… Read more.

Licensed Vermont Cultivator Fined $20K for Diverting Cannabis Out of State

March 30, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

A licensed Vermont cannabis cultivator was issued $20,000 in fines by state regulators after posting a video of himself on Instagram delivering cannabis to an unlicensed cannabis shop in New York City, VT Digger reports. The Cannabis Control Board (CCB) also initially suspended the license of Devon Deyhle, and his business Tall Truck, for 60 days but will not impose the ban if Deyhle abides by state regulations for the next two years. In the since-deleted video, taken last December, Deyhle gets out of… Read more.