Cannabist Show 4/20 Special: Charitable cannabis companies and the quest for clean cultivation

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 4:20 am • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 5:24 pm By The Cannabist Staff [embedded content] Welcome to Season 3 of the Cannabist Show. Featured guests: Bloom Farms founder Mike Ray and Ben Gelt of the Organic Cannabis Association. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Tax laws don’t…

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Cannabist Show 4/20 Special: Charitable cannabis companies and the quest for clean cultivation

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 5:53 pm • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 3:33 am By The Cannabist Staff [embedded content] Welcome to Season 3 of the Cannabist Show. Featured guests: Bloom Farms founder Mike Ray and Ben Gelt of the Organic Cannabis Association. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Tax laws don’t…

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Georgia lawmakers expand medical cannabis conditions, but still haven’t legalized cultivation

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 3:10 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 3:13 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly is on the cusp of expanding access to medical cannabis. The House voted 167-4 Tuesday to pass a bill that would add six new diagnoses…

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Does my commercial cultivation qualify as organic? Can I be certified?

Published: Jan 19, 2017, 2:16 pm • Updated: Jan 19, 2017, 2:16 pm By John Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Editor’s note: Welcome to Pro Growing, The Cannabist’s commercial cannabis cultivation column. In this series, agriculture expert John Chandler will cover all aspects of growing cannabis for the legalized marketplace —…

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Commercial cannabis cultivation tips from an organic farmer with a horticulture degree

Published: Dec 23, 2016, 6:47 am • Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 6:47 am By John Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Editor’s note: Welcome to Pro Growing, The Cannabist’s new commercial cannabis cultivation column. In this series, agriculture expert John Chandler will cover all aspects of growing cannabis for the legalized marketplace…

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Canadian Judge Strikes Down Ban On Home Medical Marijuana Cultivation

(image via Canada.com) The ‘Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations’ were introduced in Canada in 2013. The new regulations banned all home cultivation of medical marijuana in Canada by patients and/or growers (a later injunction would ‘grandfather’ some in), and instead required patients to buy medical marijuana only from licensed producers.…

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Ask Washington Lawmakers To Support House Bill 2629 To Legalize Marijuana Cultivation

Washington legalized the possession of recreational marijuana in 2012. However, Washington did not legalize the cultivation of marijuana. In Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, and Washington D.C. cultivation was a part of the legalization initiative. Washington’s marijuana legalization model has clearly been deficient because of this. Washington House Bill 2629 would fix…

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Medical Marijuana Patient Advocacy Group Urges California Cities And Counties To License Cultivation

A national medical marijuana advocacy organization published a memo and model ordinance on Monday for California cities and counties recommending that they regulate the cultivation of medical marijuana instead of banning it. The memo and model ordinance are part of project by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) to support patients…

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Maryland Town Accepts Offer For 5% Ownership In Marijuana Cultivation Facility

There is a saying out there that ‘all politics is local.’ When it comes to marijuana politics, that’s especially true. Municipalities can either embrace marijuana businesses, or do everything that they can to preven them, even in states where marijuana businesses are legal. In my state, Oregon, there are large…

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