Will unlicensed marijuana cultivation hurt California’s redwoods?

A new industry is thriving in California. It is green in terms of the money being made and the crop itself. Yet it is anything but that when it comes to the environment, posing horrendous ecological threats to the region’s redwood forests. Lindgren Lumber and Humboldt Flakeboard are the newest…

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MedMen opens state-of-the-art marijuana cultivation facility outside Reno

SPARKS, Nev. — After being in the works for nearly two years, a state-of-the-art marijuana factory in northern Nevada’s high desert is up and running. The opening of the $ 15 million MedMen facility east of the Reno-Sparks area marks a goal of the company to change the conversation surrounding…

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Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 2:37 pm • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 3:58 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cultivation license for the 1.1 million-square-foot greenhouse operated by the joint…

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Greece fast-tracking plans to legalize medical marijuana cultivation

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 12:17 pm • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 12:17 pm By The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government says it’s fast-tracking plans to legalize growth of medical cannabis, arguing that growing interest from investors could help efforts to pull the country out of years of crisis.…

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In attempt to help small farmers, Humboldt reps call for one-acre cap on cannabis cultivation

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 9:59 am • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 9:59 am By Will Houston, The Cannifornian The North Coast’s two state representatives are calling on the state to cap commercial cannabis farms to one acre per person, saying it will protect small farmers from being outcompeted by larger…

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Marijuana odor from cultivation center continues to seep into north Boulder

Published: Nov 26, 2017, 1:19 pm • Updated: Nov 26, 2017, 8:59 pm By Alex Burness, Daily Camera The same area of north Boulder that one year ago was the site of some neighborhood frustration over marijuana odor is now host to a near repeat of that drama. A cultivation facility that,…

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Cannabist Show: He directed “The Legend of 420”; He runs an Oregon cultivation biz

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 5:09 pm • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 6:05 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Filmmaker Peter Spirer, producer/director of “The Legend of 420” documentary, and Jesse Peters, CEO of Eco Firma Farms, an Oregon cannabis cultivation company. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Documenting hip-hop’s influence…

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San Diego council decides today whether to allow local cultivation

Published: Sep 11, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 8:53 am By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The city council in San Diego is considering whether to OK marijuana cultivation locally once new state laws allowing recreational use take effect next year. The Los Angeles Times reports…

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Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites “pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation”

Published: Aug 7, 2017, 7:25 pm • Updated: Aug 7, 2017, 8:08 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ marijuana-related missive to Oregon’s top official zeroed in on state police findings that cannabis legalization did little to cull black market activity, and took a similar tack…

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Denver cannabis cultivation occupies 4.2M square feet, but city’s cap may freeze land rush

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 3:46 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 3:46 pm By Emilie Rusch, The Denver Post The boom may be over. Marijuana’s appetite for metro real estate, once a driver of the industrial-market recovery, is showing signs of stabilizing after Denver’s decision last year to cap the number…

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