Marijuana Cultivation

Colorado Cops Busting Fewer Illegal Grows

Colorado law enforcement agencies are busting fewer illegal growers now that recreational marijuana is legal, even though unlicensed cannabis cultivation is still common in the state. The agencies have not published numbers, but anecdotal evidence given to The Denver Post from law enforcement officials supports this claim. Officials believe the decrease in busts comes from […]

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FL Draft Rules Include Lottery, $150K Licensing Fee

Florida could hold a lottery to decide which companies receive the five licenses to cultivate cannabis and sell cannabidiol extract, with the winners forced to pay a $150,000 fee for the permit. These are two of the proposals included in 16-pages of draft rules the state developed for its new CBD-specific program, which governor Rick […]

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CO Welcomes New Rec Applicants, Prepares to End Vertical Integration Rule

Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry is finally opening its doors to newcomers and abolishing one of its most stringent cultivation rules. The new dynamic could create a noticeable shift in Colorado’s recreational industry, changing how some businesses are run and introducing new competition to an already-crowded market. Today, the state begins accepting applications for business licenses […]

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Nevada County Approves 101 Cultivation, Testing & Production Applications

Clark County, Nevada, has taken another big step toward rolling out its medical marijuana program. County commissioners approved 101 applications for medical cannabis businesses this week. The breakdown of approved applicants: 58 cultivators, 38 production facilities and five testing labs. The commissioners rejected only five applications from a pool of 106, while six other applicants […]

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Wisconsin’s CBD Issues Could Spell Trouble for Entrepreneurs Elsewhere

Doctors in Wisconsin have been reluctant to participate in Wisconsin’s fledgling CBD program, with some worried about criminal charges and others about possible side effects. The lack of interest by doctors could spell trouble for entrepreneurs in other states that have recently passed CBD legislation and allow limited business opportunities. Wisconsin’s CBD law – approved […]

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Connecticut Grows Resemble Pharmaceutical Factories

Medical marijuana cultivators in Connecticut operate in one of the most tightly regulated environments in the industry, and at least one grower likens his setup to a pharmaceutical factory. “We aren’t just growing plants in a warehouse,” David Lipton, owner of Advanced Grow Labs, told the Wall Street Journal. “We really are like a startup […]

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Cultivation & Conservation: Easy Ways for Marijuana Grows to Cut Water Usage

By Fred Dreier Water usage has become a focal point in the cannabis industry this year, with cultivators across the country battling droughts and water restrictions. Growers in California have been hit the hardest, with a historic drought sending reservoir levels to record lows. Water rights activists in Northern California have asked marijuana cultivators specifically […]

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Kerry Blasdel: 6 Steps to Finding Real Estate For Your MMC

By Kerry Blasdel Note: This is the second in a two-part column on real estate issues for existing MMJ businesses. The hunt for MMJ dispensary and recreational retail real estate can be difficult, complex, and time consuming. It is more burdensome to find and pre-qualify property in the MMJ industry than in almost any other […]

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