Marijuana Cultivation News

‘Very Large’ Raid Operation Targets Denver Cultivation Sites

Police officers and federal agents raided multiple marijuana growing operations in Denver on Tuesday, saying the move is tied to “an ongoing investigation involving illegal drug activity.” The Denver Police Department said on Twitter that it would provide no other information at this time. A policeman in a blue hazmat suit told the Denver Post […]

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Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next month for licenses to cultivate hemp. Missouri is one of several states that passed legislation this year permitting the cultivation and use of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy. On Nov. 3, the state’s Agriculture Department will begin […]

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Controversy Over Proposed MMJ Business Fees in Maryland

Will the cost of doing business in Maryland turn away medical marijuana entrepreneurs and disenfranchise 45,000 potential patients? That’s the concern of many MMJ advocates after a state commission suggested a $125,000 annual fee for cultivation licenses and a $40,000 yearly charge for dispensary permits. Entrepreneurs would also have to shell out up to $6,000 […]

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Businesses Laying Groundwork for New York MMJ Industry

Despite the fact that New York’s medical marijuana program is still in its infancy – and more than a year away from actually beginning to serve patients – marijuana cultivators are already getting ready to join the green rush. Businesses from as far away as the West Coast laying the groundwork to enter New York’s […]

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Big Business Differences Between Oregon, Washington Rec Laws

If Oregon voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana in November, the state would create a distinctly different business climate from the one that has emerged in its neighbor to the north. Some examples, according to an analysis of the recreational cannabis laws in Oregon and Washington State: – Sales tax rates in Oregon would likely […]

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Heavy MMJ Interest in Northern, Central Illinois

Competition for Illinois dispensary and cultivation licenses is heaviest in the northern and central parts of the state but is nonexistent in some areas, according to newly released data on applications by region. In Northern Illinois, the state received 15 applications for the lone dispensary license up for grabs in Evanston and Niles townships, while […]

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519 MMJ Business Applications Filed in Nevada

The final tally is in. Nevada received a total of 519 applications for medical marijuana business licenses, according to information released by the state’s health department on Thursday. The state initially received 370 applications by the Aug. 18 deadline, but the latest number also includes mailed submissions that were postmarked by that date Officials will […]

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Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) has finalized a set of roughly 30 new regulations including everything from testing standards to caps on outdoor marijuana growing production. The MED took industry feedback into account when crafting the new rules, though, and the cap on […]

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369 MMJ Business Applications Submitted in Illinois

Illinois received 369 applications from entrepreneurs seeking licenses to open medical marijuana businesses, according to a preliminary count released Wednesday afternoon. That includes 158 applications to the Illinois Department of Agriculture for marijuana grow centers and 211 applications to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for dispensaries. The totals are much higher than the […]

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Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many entrepreneurs are scrambling to secure local approval to help boost their chances of winning a state-issued license. It’s a high-stakes situation, as prospective dispensary businesses must invest hefty sums of money simply to meet the basic qualifications to secure a […]

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