Mexico Grants First License for Cannabis Cultivation

March 11, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Mexico’s government on Thursday granted its first-ever license for cannabis cultivation in the country. The Mexican Health Regulatory Agency awarded the license to Xebra Brands which allows it to import and acquire cannabis seeds, cultivate and harvest cannabis, process and produce cannabis, and sell cannabis products both domestically and through export.    The licensing comes two years after the Mexico Supreme Court ruled cannabis prohibition was unconstitutional which led to the passage of cannabis reforms by federal lawmakers.    In a press release, Jay Garnett, CEO of Xebra Brands,… Read more.

Giant California greenhouse signals a big bet on cannabis legalization

February 28, 2023 · The Washington Post

One enormous facility on the northern edge of metro Los Angeles reveals expectations of marijuana becoming legal nationally CAMARILLO, Calif. — This is what the long game of California weed looks like. Rising two stories from razor-straight rows of parsley, artichokes and strawberries, the greenhouse complex hums with solar-powered efficiency, its vast airy interiors redolent with the sticky plant that fills much of it. Cannabis. The flatlands here stretching between mountains and sea have attracted farmers for generations, just around… Read more.

The Selling Seeds to Customers Debate – Price-Senstive Cannabis Customers Find Planting Your Own Seeds Is Way Cheaper

January 30, 2023 ·

As the legalization of cannabis in Canada has opened up new opportunities for consumers, many people have turned to backyard planting to save money on their cannabis purchases. For price-conscious cannabis consumers, buying cannabis from licensed dispensaries can be prohibitively expensive. However, by growing cannabis in their backyard, these consumers can save significant money in the long run. Backyard planting has become a popular option for many Canadians, as it allows them to grow their high-quality cannabis at a fraction of… Read more.

The Carbon Footprint of Artisanal Cannabis Cultivation in California

January 25, 2023 · Before It's News

[Note: This post is mostly based on discussions with small-scale, legal cannabis growers in Mendocino County, California. I have spent a lot of time in Mendocino since the early 1960s, when my parents bought a very small share of a very large ranch near the town of Covelo – my boyhood paradise. Since 2001, I have co-owned a piece of property near Anderson Valley, which I use as a rural retreat. Most of my neighbors and friends in the area are cannabis cultivators,… Read more.

Report: U.S. Producing Almost 50 Million Pounds of Cannabis

December 1, 2022 · Green Market Report

Production is enough to meet total demand nationally. A new report by Oregon-based economist Beau Whitney found that the United States is already producing 48.8 million pounds of cannabis product from both legal and illegal sources – more than enough legal production to satisfy the entire national demand for marijuana. Whitney also found that if legal production continues ramping up, it will outpace illicit market production by 2026. His hope is that his new economic modeling and forecasting around the cannabis industry will help… Read more.