Marijuana Cultivation

WA cannabis regulators OK new deadline for packaging, labeling and design rules

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis board voted Wednesday to give marijuana retailers, cultivators and concentrates and infused product manufacturers until Jan. 1, 2020, to comply with all packaging, labeling and design rules that regulators approved last year.   The new regulations: Require an additional universal symbol on packaging for all marijuana products. Restrict all […]

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Massachusetts medical marijuana provider raises $12.5 million to boost growth

Middlesex Integrative Medicine is joining forces with Full Moon Investments in a $12.5 million deal through which the private fund will take an equity stake in the Boston-based provider of medical cannabis. The transaction provides Middlesex access to more capital to build out its cultivation and laboratory facilities as well as three planned dispensaries. It […]

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Washington state cannabis regulators will soon take up mandatory pesticide testing

Washington state regulators are discussing changes to the recreational marijuana program, including implementing mandatory pesticide testing in the near future. The prospect of mandatory pesticide testing has been a cause for concern among smaller cultivation operations. They worry that any added operational costs could eat away at already slim profit margins. On the other hand, […]

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Oregon cannabis harvest floods market again, driving prices even lower

More than a million pounds of marijuana flooded an oversaturated Oregon market last October, keeping prices low and further straining burdened cannabis businesses. Oregon’s marijuana cultivators harvested more than 2.5 million pounds of wet cannabis last October, with 1.3 million pounds of “usable” marijuana entered into the state MJ tracking system by December. That’s down […]

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MA planning board says no to million-square-foot marijuana grow facility

The Charlton, Massachusetts, planning board unanimously rejected a cannabis company’s site plan to build a $100 million, 1 million-square-foot marijuana processing and cultivation facility in the town, The Boston Globe reported. It would have been one of the largest marijuana processing/cultivation facilities in the United States. To read more about the board’s decision, click here.

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Report: CA-backed bank for marijuana businesses would face insurmountable hurdles

California would likely lose money and face overwhelming federal barriers if it tried to create a state-backed bank to help cannabis businesses navigate banking challenges, according to a report released by the state treasurer. The report puts an end for now to hopes the state could find a banking solution for marijuana businesses. Since marijuana […]

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How the New Mexico medical cannabis market is priming for expansion in 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a good year for New Mexico’s medical marijuana market, with action favorable to the industry expected from judges, legislators and a newly elected pro-cannabis governor. Developments to watch include: A judge’s ruling in November will allow companies to grow more cannabis than the previous limit of 450 plants per business, […]

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Oregon approves medical cannabis deliveries in banned areas, raises buy limits

Oregon regulators will allow medical marijuana to be delivered to patients who live in areas of the state where licensed cannabis activity is prohibited and also increase the daily purchase limits for MMJ cardholders. The rules approved by the state Liquor Control Commission go into effect Dec. 28, according to the Statesman Journal. The commission […]

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Week in Review: NY gov wants adult use, PA/NJ boost medical marijuana business opportunities & Ohio regulators get a bailout

New York’s governor wants the state to legalize recreational cannabis ASAP, Pennsylvania and New Jersey take steps to boost medical marijuana business opportunities, and Ohio MMJ regulators get a $2.1 million bailout. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. NY and the ‘adult-use revolution’  New York Gov. Andrew […]

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New law in Maine expands medical cannabis businesses’ options

Maine cannabis companies hope a new law that allows medical marijuana firms to sell MMJ to one another will help the state’s industry by opening new opportunities to do business. Here are the basics: The law, which went into effect last week, allows businesses to sell up to 30% of their harvest or inventory, the Portland Press […]

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