Marijuana Cultivation News

Massachusetts marijuana company M3 Ventures fined $50K for pesticide use

M3 Ventures, a marijuana company in Massachusetts, was hit with a $50,000 fine by state regulators for using prohibited pesticides at its cultivation facility and lying about it. M3 Ventures, which does business as Triple M, is both a marijuana retailer and cultivator. The company was first forced to quarantine products by the state late […]

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Second medical marijuana crop planted in Louisiana

Southern University’s medical cannabis grower planted its first marijuana seeds, marking the second MMJ crop planted in the state. The two crops represent an important step in allowing the fledgling MMJ industry to take root in the state. Officials of the Baton Rouge university said seeds were planted this week by Ilera Holistic Healthcare. The […]

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Washington state offers up cannabis traceability ‘workaround’ in wake of software release problems

Problems with the software release for the Washington state cannabis traceability system persist, as state regulators on Thursday announced a workaround for marijuana business-to-business transfers. The state’s response comes after a problematic software rollout that cost businesses significant losses was said to be fixed on Wednesday. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued […]

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California county raids huge illegal marijuana grow

Yet another California county raided an enormous cannabis grow, seizing a whopping 9,000 unlicensed plants. This one – which took place in wine country’s famed Sonoma County – is part of an ongoing effort against the illicit market, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Sonoma County officials have shuttered 863 unlicensed MJ grows in the past […]

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Chart: Most wholesale cultivators competing on marijuana quality

Many wholesale cannabis growers choose to compete on quality, even while market forces favor growers who can reliably supply low-cost cannabis. Nearly half of U.S. cultivators are attempting to make high-quality flower their key differentiator, according to the recently released 2019 Marijuana Business Factbook. But with flower sales on the decline, the market likely will […]

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US touts bigger medical cannabis research crop while applications linger

The U.S. government is growing the largest marijuana research crop in five years but still hasn’t acted on applications that could help shed light on the potential benefits of medical cannabis. The research, in turn, could be critical to opening up additional industry opportunities. Data from research could also shape public policy and bolster federal […]

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Lessons learned by Washington state cannabis firms after 5 years of recreational sales

Washington state rolled out the world’s second adult-use marijuana market on July 8, 2014, following closely behind Colorado, which began recreational sales at the start of that year. Over the past five years, Washington state cannabis business owners have persevered through stiff competition, a shifting regulatory landscape and sliding market prices. A study released by the […]

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Downturn in California lab-tested marijuana batches adds to confusion over state’s supply chain

The number of marijuana product batches undergoing laboratory testing in California has dipped in recent months, sparking worries among some industry officials over the health of the state’s cannabis market and the possibility that product supply is dwindling. But several insiders also were careful to note it’s too early to reach any conclusions based on […]

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