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    Grow Launch Takes Years

    The passing of Amendment 2 in Florida this past November has significantly improved prospects for medical marijuana growers in the Sunshine State. The proposition added to the list of illnesses which Floridians can now treat with cannabis, allowed the use of higher THC content in patients’ medicine, and opened the field for more companies to […]

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      Rules Change Causes More Illegal Grows

      The impending deadline for legal recreational cannabis sales in California is still months away, but the frantic preparation for January 1st, 2018, has caused major upheaval among city, county and state agencies, as well as cannabis cultivators. Particularly in rural northern California, which has many illegal grow operations, the pressure to get a working, functional […]

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        Smoking in Decline

        The 2016 sales numbers are coming in, and while there’s no doubt that cannabis flowers are still the majority of sales, alternative forms of cannabis are on the rise. According to a recent Arcview Market Research report, edibles and concentrates are gaining popularity in markets across the US, particularly the recreational markets. In Colorado, flower […]

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          Oregon Bouncing Back

          The Oregon cannabis market has taken a hit, no doubt about it. At the start of December, new pesticide rules kicked in state-wide, and the labs weren’t ready for the major bump in workload. The ensuing bottleneck caused empty shelves at distributors, and major concern among growers, afraid that their crops would be disqualified. The […]

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            Landmark Study Points the Way To More Research

            The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) just published a study that is likely to have a large impact on cannabis research in the coming years. Their report, The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids is a summary of the findings of 10,700 studies on cannabis. It prioritizes recently published studies (since 2011) […]

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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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                First Violent Crime

                When the federal government and local police raided James Bowman’s marijuana farm in 2012, they destroyed his crop and kept him from becoming the largest producer of medical marijuana in the state  of Oregon. After the raid, the police did not charge Bowman with any crime, and he moved to the rural community of Wimer […]

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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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                    CBD Set to Grow

                    CBD, or Cannabidiol is the part of the cannabis plant that does not produce a psychotropic effect. According to marijuana market analyzers Greenwave Advisors, CBD products are also set to grow. “In terms of the CBD market size, I estimate an almost $3 billion market by 2021,” said founder Matt Karnes. “Right now there are […]

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                      The Oregon Pesticide Crisis

                      Legal recreational use of marijuana in Oregon is now a year and a half old, but going by the amount of product currently on shelves, you might think cannabis was illegal. Retail locations are running out of supplies, and prices have jumped dramatically in response. The cause? Oregon’s new pesticide rules. The more stringent testing […]

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