Marijuana Cultivation News

TruTrace Technologies, Deloitte ink cannabis tracking deal

Toronto-based TruTrace Technologies, which registers and tracks intellectual property in the marijuana industry, has formed an alliance with consulting giant Deloitte to ensure product safety and efficiency. TruTrace will use its StrainSecure system through the collection of plant-testing data. Subsequent information will be stored in a database designed to ensure intellectual-property protection and strain validation. […]

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California county shutters record illegal grow with 63,000 marijuana plants

Authorities in the famed wine country of Sonoma County, California, shut down the largest illegal marijuana grow operation in the county’s history, seizing roughly 63,000 unlicensed cannabis plants. County inspectors with the Permit and Resource Management Department on Aug. 28 came across five properties in south Santa Rosa that held a total of 63,241 illegal MJ […]

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Washington state regulators consider revamping marijuana rules

Washington cannabis regulators are proposing a wide-ranging overhaul of the state’s industry rules, which, if approved, could have a big impact on the way MJ business is conducted there. Proposals include: Boosting minority ownership of cannabis businesses. Paving the way for home deliveries of medical cannabis. Allowing the smallest growers to increase the size of […]

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New Mexico limits medical cannabis growers to 1,750 plants

Regulators in New Mexico will cap licensed medical marijuana cultivators to 1,750 mature cannabis plants starting next week, a 30% drop from the 2,500 plants allowed under an expiring emergency state rule. Some cultivators such as Ultra Health, the largest MMJ operator in the state, said the plant limit will exacerbate a medical marijuana shortage […]

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Cultivators, MJ executives say Eastern US marijuana prices remain strong as industry grows steadily

Up and down the Eastern United States, cannabis growers and business owners are reporting healthy prices for pounds of marijuana, both medical and recreational. Prices range from $2,000 a pound for flower all the way up to $4,200, depending on the state. But cultivators are still facing regulatory hurdles and the growing pains of keeping […]

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Wholesale marijuana prices on upswing in more mature recreational markets, reports indicate

Wholesale cannabis prices appear on the rise in longstanding adult-use cannabis markets Colorado, Oregon and Washington state, according to two recent reports and insight from growers. The upward-trending prices seem to be increasing because of: Stronger demand and weaker supply beyond the typical summer economic dynamics. More growers going out of business. Farmers pivoting to […]

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What medical cannabis firms might learn from Harvest’s compliance conundrums

Harvest Health & Recreation is in high-stakes clashes with medical marijuana regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the disputes could potentially offer other MMJ firms cautionary lessons around the necessity to maintain extremely pristine regulatory compliance in state-legal markets. At stake for Harvest are more than a dozen dispensary, processing and cultivation licenses in the […]

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