Most California Labs Barred from Testing Flower

January 11, 2024 · MG Magazine

Only eighteen of California’s thirty eight licensed testing labs are in compliance with the state’s new standardized cannabinoids testing guidelines, which are designed to combat potency inflation. Until they demonstrate compliance with the new guidelines, the other twenty licensed labs will not be permitted to test flower. Operators in California are more than familiar with the widespread problem of lab shopping, wherein growers pit competing labs against one another in search of the highest THC results. The practice encourages labs to… Read more.

Trichomes Are the Key to Most Potent Cannabis Flowers

January 11, 2024 · Cannabis Now

For the diehard cannabis connoisseur, one whose only mission in life is the quest for the eternal buzz, tracking down that one marijuana strain that really kicks them in the boo-boo can be tough. It means visiting one dispensary after another, where, often, none of the staff ever seems willing to break out the secret stash from the back. And we know they’ve got one! So there is a lot of trial and error in this process. And this search… 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.

The Popularity of Flower is Declining in Regulated Markets

June 22, 2023 · MG Magazine

THC potency, effect, and price dominate the decision-making process at retail counters in regulated markets, but the next generation of consumers is moving away from smoking as the primary method of consumption in search of a wider variety of manufactured products that can be openly and comfortably used in social settings. New Frontier Data’s latest market report, Cannabis Trends in 2023: Products, Consumers, and the Impact of Prohibition on the Industry, explores cannabis consumer attitudes, perceptions, and consumption preferences across legal and unregulated… Read more.

Why You Might Want to Consider Autoflower Seeds

May 17, 2023 · MG Magazine

In the world of cannabis cultivation, the vast majority of varieties are photoperiod sensitive. This means they rely on regular intervals of light and dark to grow, with photosynthesis under the sun or lamps responsible for maturation throughout the plant’s life cycle from seedling through vegetative stage and eventually, flowering. Autoflower cannabis bucks this trend, instead flowering after a certain amount of time regardless of light cycles. These cultivars are considered in many ways to be easier to grow than… Read more.

Congresswoman Asks National Botanic Garden To Grow Marijuana Plants Outside Of The U.S. Capitol

May 12, 2023 ·

A congresswoman is asking for marijuana plants to be displayed at the U.S. Botanic Garden near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. in recognition of state and federal efforts to legalize cannabis. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote a letter to the executive director of the living plant museum, which is run by Congress and located near the U.S. Capitol Building, on Wednesday, requesting that both male and female marijuana plants be added to the national garden. Norton expressed appreciation that… Read more.

Drying and Curing Don’t Get the Attention They Deserve

May 9, 2023 · MG Magazine

When people talk about improving the quality of flower, the discussion is dominated by everything that happens before the harvest. Lighting, soil types, nutrients, pH, and a myriad of other inputs play a critical role in the development of a cannabis plant, but the quest for quality is far from over when the blade cuts through the stem on an outdoor farm in October. While it’s important to have healthy plants grown to their highest potential and potency, not putting enough planning and time into the… Read more.

Cannabis growers eye AI, other digital tools to improve crops and boost productivity

May 8, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Cannabis growers are looking closely at mainstream agricultural technology to gain a new level of precision cultivation that employs everything from artificial intelligence and augmented reality to robots and drones. The goals: better-quality cannabis, lower labor costs and improved productivity. Over the past few years, a host of AI-powered solutions have emerged to address: Cannabis growing methods, or protocols. Day-to-day labor savings. Growth-rate tracking. Yield forecasting. Inventory management. Profitability management. These are typically digital sensor-based systems managed by various platforms – Aroya,… Read more.

Cannabis Clones & Seeds Now Available via Massachusetts Retailers

May 6, 2023 ·

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) on Tuesday authorized the sale of cannabis seeds and clones. The products can be sold by adult-use and medical retailers and through licensed delivery services.  If licensees sell seeds or clones at wholesale or to consumers, the CCC requires that they be tracked via METRC, the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system. Seeds will be tracked in packages, while clones are tracked as immature plants. Clones are also subject to pesticide screening in accordance with state regulations.  In a… Read more.

PharmaCielo Sees Sales Jump In The Fourth Quarter

May 1, 2023 · Green Market Report

PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV: PCLO) (OTCQX: PCLOF), the Canadian parent of Colombia’s premier cultivator and producer of dried flower and medicinal-grade cannabis extracts, PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., released its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2022. The company reported $1.5 million in sales for the quarter versus last year’s $339k for the same time period. This was also much higher than the third quarter revenue of $475k. The net loss for the quarter was trimmed to $2.9 million versus last year’s… Read more.

‘Unprecedented’: The biggest Calif. pot farm keeps getting bigger

April 30, 2023 · SF Gate

Glass House Brands, a Long Beach company widely considered to run the largest cannabis farm in California, is growing pot inside 2 million square feet of Southern California greenhouses. At any given time, the company has 750,000 pot plants in the ground and has the capability to grow more than 300,000 pounds of pot a year. It expects to add another 1 million square feet this year, and it plans on growing more than 5 million square feet of cannabis… Read more.

Vermont grower to be exclusive supplier for Ben Cohen’s line of cannabis products

April 26, 2023 · Yahoo!News

Lee Stowell worked on Wall Street selling high yield junk bonds for 25 years before deciding to return to her native Vermont with her six children in March 2020 to take over a medical cannabis operation in Brandon, called Grassroots Vermont. "I wanted to get back to Vermont," Stowell said in a recent interview. "I built my house 15 years ago, but I didn't move up here permanently until Covid hit." Stowell built her house on Goodsell Point on Lake Champlain… Read more.

Number of the Week: 2.4%

April 25, 2023 · Green Market Report

2.4% – Percent of flower and pre-roll products in Oregon that are a Runtz strain While no strain dominates the Oregon market, strains with Runtz in its name or listed as its parent genetics are inching their way to the top. Guava Runtz, White Runtz, and other fun varieties including the classic Runtz have increased their share of dispensary shelves in Oregon over the past six months, making it the flower and pre-roll strain with the most distribution in the… Read more.

Canadian cannabis industry reckons with inflated THC label claims

March 21, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

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Potency testing on store-bought cannabis flower by a Canadian laboratory has found THC levels significantly lower than the labeled value, sparking an industrywide conversation about how to address inaccurate THC claims. Rob O’Brien, CEO and chief science officer of Kelowna, British Columbia-based licensed cannabis testing laboratory Supra Research and Development, shared the findings from his Canadian potency tests online. O’Brien tested 46 different cannabis flower products, grown by 21 producers, in a variety of package sizes purchased from several different stores in… Read more.

‘Scratch And Sniff’ On Weed Packaging: An Ink With Real Cannabis Terpenes Arrives To The Market So You Can Smell Your Pot Before Buying

December 21, 2022 · Bezinga

Do you remember the famous "scratch and sniff" stickers from Fox (NASDAQ:FOX)'s "The Simpsons"? Well, now the cannabis industry has taken this innovative tool to introduce it into the marijuana market. On December 10, the first-ever “Scratch n Sniff” type cannabis container made its debut at the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball. The iconic event took place in Santa Rosa, California. Humboldt Seed Company (HSC) collaborated with craft growers, One Straw Farm and Burr's Place to bring this unique shopping experience to the consumer, according to Skunk Magazine. Experts… Read more.