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Cannabis Company Plans Huge Grow Site in CA

Omar Sacirbey  | June 17, 2016

A California marijuana company plans to build massive medical cannabis cultivation site in Desert Hot Springs, in the southern part of the state.

G FarmaLabs, based in Anaheim, said it received a conditional use permit from the city’s planning commission earlier this month that allows it to conduct an 18-month grow.

The company plans to …

Medical Marijuana Oil Producers Raided in California

John Schroyer  | June 16, 2016

Local law enforcement agents raided five properties in Sonoma County, California, connected to a pair of well-known medical marijuana oil producing companies, indicating the industry continues to face a legal risk even while the state is crafting rules for MMJ businesses.

The two brands, Absolute Xtracts and Care by Design, had to halt production after county …

California’s Mendocino County Creates Marijuana Appellations

Omar Sacirbey  | June 16, 2016

California’s Mendocino County is known for producing a diverse array of quality wines. But now the northern coastal county is angling to be known for producing quality marijuana strains distinguished by their growing region.

In what could be a first for this country, Mendocino is being divided into different cannabis appellations to distinguish individual growing …

Microsoft teams with ancillary marijuana company in landmark partnership

John Schroyer  | June 16, 2016

By John Schroyer

Software giant Microsoft Corp. is teaming up with an established ancillary cannabis firm to land government technology contracts tied to the marijuana sector, a groundbreaking development that could spur other major mainstream companies to work with the industry.

Oregon Taps 4 Firms for Marijuana Sales Tracking

John Schroyer  | June 15, 2016

Oregon’s marijuana regulator has approved four software companies that recreational cannabis businesses can use to track their sales and other business data.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which oversees licensed rec companies, approved three Oregon-based firms – OMMPOS, Greenbits, and Odava – along with Denver-based Flowhub, the Oregonian reported. The quartet of companies are

Deep Dive on Marijuana Wholesaling and the WA Market: Q&A With Maryam Mirnateghi

John Schroyer  | June 15, 2016

By John Schroyer

Maryam Mirnateghi has been in the Washington State marijuana business for over five years, first as a dispensary owner in Seattle with Fusion Collective and now as a recreational shop owner.

She’s savvy about the wholesale MJ market, and knows what she’s looking for and how to get what she wants.

DPA Report: NY Medical Cannabis Program Hard to Access

Omar Sacirbey  | June 14, 2016

The Drug Policy Alliance issued a report saying patients and caregivers in New York State face significant obstacles to obtain medical marijuana because of geographic barriers, high product costs, and a dearth of physicians certified to recommend MMJ.

The findings raise questions about the viability of New York’s medical cannabis industry as it’s currently …