Marijuana Cultivation News

Evicted MMJ Grower Wants Same Legal Protections as Farmers

Oregon is facing an interesting question tied to its medical marijuana law: Should evicted cannabis cultivators be granted the same legal protections as businesspeople who grow other types of plants? The issue has been raised in a lawsuit filed by a landlord, Philip Burnett, who evicted a medical cannabis grower, Steven Travis Maurer, from a […]

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Minnesota Medical Cannabis Workers Join Union

At least half of Minnesota’s medical marijuana dispensaries will be unionized. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) announced that it has signed a contract with workers at Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two companies that will produce MMJ in the state and sell it to patients. The UFCW is also reportedly in negotiations […]

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Kosher Medical Cannabis Certification in New York?

Dispensary owners in New York may have a niche customer base to tap when they open: Orthodox Jews. The head of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency said he wouldn’t have a problem certifying medical marijuana products and has had discussions with companies seeking a kosher seal of approval, according to the Jewish Daily. Cannabis […]

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U.S. investment fund inks another deal with Canadian grower

A U.S. investment fund has cemented its second deal with a Canadian cannabis grower this month. Dutchess Opportunity Fund II will provide a $30 million equity line facility to Canadian marijuana cultivator Affinor Growers, signaling that international cooperation between cannabis companies is reaching new heights. Under the deal, Affinor will file a registration with the […]

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California AG Says State Recreational Sales Inevitable

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who plans to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat, said she believes the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is inevitable and that lawmakers must be diligent in crafting laws to regulate the industry. California isn’t exactly known for having a well-regulated cannabis industry, so legislators will […]

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Oregon MMJ Growers Worried About Proximity of Hemp Farms

Oregon marijuana cultivators want industrial hemp kept far away from their grows, saying it could unintentionally pollinate their crop. The opposition stems from approval of a 25-acre industrial hemp field in an area known for cultivation of high-grade medical marijuana, according to the Oregonian. Cannabis growers say if hemp plants pollinate their marijuana, it will […]

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Congress Should Reclassify Marijuana, Cato Institute Says

Medical cannabis companies and users would benefit if Congress rescheduled marijuana as a Schedule II drug, according to a report by the Cato Institute. The libertarian think tank said reclassifying marijuana at the federal level would cut into black market sales, reduce law enforcement expenditures and free marijuana users from the threat of arrest and […]

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Uruguay on road to selecting marijuana cultivators

Uruguay is moving closer to starting marijuana sales after a series of delays plagued the first country to legalize recreational cannabis at the national level. Investors from as far away as Canada and Germany submitted bids last August for just five licenses to cultivate recreational marijuana for the government, and officials recently whittled the list […]

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Michigan Dispensary, Edibles Bills Back on Table

Michigan legislators are reviving bills that were shot down last year covering dispensaries, medical marijuana edibles and topicals. Lawmakers behind the bills say the state needs clear rules and regulations concerning “provisioning centers” – or dispensaries – where patients can get medical cannabis, according to the Detroit News. Under one measure, dispensaries would be subject […]

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Cannabis Industry Tapping Veterans for Staffing Needs

Marijuana companies are looking for a few good men. They’re finding them in veterans who can bring their military skills as drivers and security officers to the growing cannabis industry, according to the International Business Times (IBT). Dispensaries, retail stores and other businesses that handle marijuana are under the constant threat of robberies, in part […]

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Illinois MMJ Grow License Challenged

An applicant that lost out on its bid to cultivate medical cannabis in Illinois is fighting the decision to award a permit to another group, which could usher in a wave of challenges to the licensing process. Shiloh Agronomics LLC claims that Shelby County Community Services Inc., which was awarded a cultivation license in southern […]

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