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    Ohio’s Cannabis Companies are Hand Picked

    The state of Ohio has finalized the list of 24 companies that will be authorized to grow cannabis when the state’s medical program goes live next September, according to a recent release. Ohio Department of Commerce spokeswoman Stephanie Gostomski said that all the grows will be indoor operations with high security, and they will not […]

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      Extractors Raided for Jumping the Gun

      The extraction lab that was recently raided by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was a joint venture between Lifestyle Delivery Systems and CSPA Group, but the authorities are alleging it was operating illegally. “Commercial marijuana businesses cannot operate volatile extraction labs in California until such time that the Bureau of Cannabis Control finalizes regulations and […]

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        Native Americans’ New Casino: Cannabis

        A few decades ago, Native American tribes saw on-reservation gambling as a path to ending poverty and allowing the tribes to continue into the future. Present-day tribal leaders are looking to a new potential savior: legal marijuana. As attitudes toward marijuana continue to change rapidly, Native American tribes find themselves uniquely positioned to take advantage […]

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          Oregon’s Pesticide Requirements Now Permanent

          Months ago, Oregon’s growers had a major problem. The state’s supply of approved cannabis testers was insufficient to meet Oregon’s regulations, requiring that every batch of cannabis be tested. The tests were also so restrictive that some were concerned that pesticide spraying on roads near to their growing space would disqualify them. The result was […]

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            Extraction May be a Grower’s Market

            A partnership between the Lagunitas Brewing Company and CannaCraft Inc., is showing the potential for cannabis products beyond their typical recreational uses. Generally speaking, recreational consumers buy cannabis products to get high, but the new beer which the companies’ partnership has produced does not contain any THC. Instead, Lagunitas’ SuperCritical Ale is brewed with terpenes […]

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              Is Agribusiness Already Here?

              The January 1st deadline for legal recreational sales in California is fast approaching, and in the fertile Salinas Valley, cannabis growers are joining in the ‘green rush.’ Monterey County, where the valley lies, has received 73 permit applications so far, and 40 of them are already operational. Companies large and small are readying themselves for […]

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                Building Industry Trust

                Consumer confidence is arguably the most valuable asset of America’s growing cannabis industry. The public extends a certain amount of goodwill to us as small business owners and farmers. They trust that the medicine we grow has some effect, even without approval from the FDA or a wealth of medical research. They trust that we […]

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                  Trying to Get a License in Portland, Oregon

                  Cannabis business owners in Portland, Oregon, have a tough row to hoe. Not only do they have to deal with the overall issues of the state’s pesticide testing backlog, but they have to deal with the difficulty and cost of getting a license in Portland. A recent report on the state of cannabis businesses in […]

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