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The origins of 4/20, marijuana’s high holiday

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GENE JOHNSON
The Associated Press

Thursday marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal-weed states thank their customers with discounts.

This year’s edition provides an occasion for pot activists to reflect on how far their movement has come, with recreational pot […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

By Bart Schaneman

Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million.

The competition likely will be fierce, given that the contract involves one of the nation’s largest cannabis markets.

But businesses won’t be squaring off against the provider of the state’s current seed-to-sale system, […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Governors from 4 marijuana states ask feds to leave them alone

Governors from 4 marijuana states ask feds to leave them alone

The governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington say that marijuana legalization has expanded their economies.

DENVER — Governors from the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana are asking the Trump administration to let the pot experiments continue.

The governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington say that marijuana legalization has expanded their economies.

The governors also say in Monday’s letter […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Six Predications for the Marijuana Industry in 2017

By: Forbes Magazine –

This year saw big election wins for marijuana in several states. In addition, Colorado crossed the $1 billion mark for annual marijuana sales. Now a new year is almost here and a new presidential administration for the cannabis industry to navigate. It’s time to look ahead and see what’s in store for the cannabis industry […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    CANNABIS INDUSTRY JOURNAL: BUILDING OR CONVERTING TO A GREENHOUSE? FOUR CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL GROWERS by STAN WAGNER

CANNABIS INDUSTRY JOURNAL: BUILDING OR CONVERTING TO A GREENHOUSE? FOUR CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL GROWERS by STAN WAGNER

Originally published in the  Cannabis Industry Journal.

Successful cannabis cultivation practices leverage commercial agricultural industry practices for the most efficient and cost-effective production of the crop. Since the 1990s, the cannabis industry has cultivated primarily in indoor warehouses and outdoor farms, however the industry is experiencing a significant shift toward greenhouses.

Shelly Peterson, vice president of light product solutions at urban-gro, […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Medical cannabis industry in Washington State on life support by John Schroyer

By John Schroyer

Washington State’s marijuana industry appears to be evolving into a singular cannabis market, with almost no distinction between medical and recreational.

That’s the apparent outcome so far from the state’s move to merge its previously unregulated MMJ market with the heavily regulated adult-use businesses that materialized after voters approved rec in 2012.

The overarching result, say many on the ground in […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Cannabis, Soil Science and Sustainability, by Drew Pelbani

The average commercial cannabis cultivator seems to be following the modern agricultural paradigm. That model is based on questionable and, one might say, ineffective soil systems management.

In the high-yield cannabis world, amidst decades of prohibition, following the lead of the modern agricultural model has resulted in the adoption of cultural practices that go something like this: Use and destroy […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

US: End of the line for hundreds of organic growers? – Hortidaily

The Crops Subcommittee of the National Organic Standards Board has submitted a recommendation that crops using hydroponic, aquaponic, aeroponic and other containerized growing methods—commonly used for products like living lettuce, herbs, sprouts and leafy greens—should no longer be eligible for organic certification. In addition, the Crops Subcommittee recommended new restrictions on the growing media for producers of other crops […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Ask The Cannabis Experts – With Karl Keich Presenting

SPEND A DAY SPEAKING WITH LEADING CANNABIS INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Meet professionals on the cutting edge of the cannabis industry as they speak at 3 one-day conventions in Florida. Rub elbows with other marijuana entrepreneurs as you learn about the following categories*:

State of Medical Marijuana in Florida
Working in the Legal Cannabis Market
Application Processing
Opportunity Assessment
Seed To Sale Traceability
How to create the next […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Building or Converting to a Greenhouse? Four Considerations for Commercial Growers

Building or Converting to a Greenhouse? Four Considerations for Commercial Growers

Successful cannabis cultivation practices leverage commercial agricultural industry practices for the most efficient and cost-effective production of the crop. Since the 1990s, the cannabis industry has cultivated primarily in indoor warehouses and outdoor farms, however the industry is experiencing a significant shift toward greenhouses.

Shelly Peterson, vice president of light product solutions at urban-gro, joined a recent panel of industry […]

By |July 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|