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    The Changing Face of Cannabis Festivals

    In California, growers and dispensaries alike know of the state’s cannabis festivals as a strictly legal bacchanalia, where conspicuous cannabis consumption is the name of the game. However, the nature of these spaces may be changing thanks to stipulations in the state’s cannabis legalization laws. The new laws envision a more tightly regulated affair, trying […]

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      When is Cannabis a Drug? When is it a Medicine?

      The most famous example of conflicting law when it comes to cannabis is undoubtedly the national level prohibition, which still stands in sharp contrast with state laws legalizing recreational use of marijuana in 7 states. However, what is often lost in this discussion are the many smaller conflicts of law, where municipal and state laws […]

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        Are Sports Getting more Cannabis Friendly?

        American sports teams have a long history of helping players manage injuries and chronic pain with the help of pharmaceuticals, but has always been less friendly towards players using cannabis. When Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee admitted to to a reporter that he used cannabis, the MLB’s commissioner, Bowie Kuhn fined him $250. The next […]

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          A New Tracking System

          The state of Washington has begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system for the cannabis industry. Seed-to-sale tracking is a cornerstone of cannabis regulation, and ensures that black market product does not enter the market. That said, it can also be burdensome on the grower if the software is not well thought out. […]

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            Borders, Tourism and Growth Potential

            Town officials in Huntington, Oregon, predict that their tax revenue this year will be double what it was last year, and it’s primarily thanks to cannabis. The town, with a population of 435, supports two dispensaries, both of which serve hundreds of customers every day. Why is Huntington such a hot spot? Location, location, location. […]

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              Edibles 101

              Regardless of where you’re operating from, you’ve probably heard about the growth of the sales of cannabis extracts and edibles in markets nationwide. Consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to smoking, for a variety of reasons, some growers are tapping into this market by making their own edibles. It may sound like a reach to […]

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                Cannabis Complaint to the FCC?

                Democracy is messy, and even in states where cannabis is legalized and widely accepted, there are still plenty of people who have a major beef with the plant and any who grow it. When one of them files a complaint with local or state government, their concern is usually about the environmental effects of a […]

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                  How Safe are You?

                  A recently published study out of Colorado is offering growers a chance to better understand the needs and concerns of workers in the cannabis industry. The report “Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry,” analyzed survey data collected in 2015 from 214 workers in the industry, looking to understand them better. “The purpose of […]

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                    Grower Regulation Update

                    Possibly the most overlooked caveat in the voter referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in California this past November was about the timing of recreational sales. Although it is now legal to give another person cannabis in California, it is still decidedly illegal to sell it to them, and will be until January 1st, 2018. This […]

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                      Extracts From Cannabis Labeled Schedule One Substance

                      A decision from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be resulting in tighter regulations for cannabis extracts next year. The DEA recently amended the Controlled Substances Act to classify marijuana extracts, including cannabidiol (CBD) as Schedule 1 substances. Cannabis’ current scheduling is the source of a number of federal headaches for cannabis growers, and on […]

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