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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What it’s like to be a cannabis cultivation entrepreneur: Interview with Colorado’s Veritas Fine Cannabis

Published: May 9, 2017, 9:24 pm • Updated: May 10, 2017, 9:43 am By YourHub Staff Business: Veritas Fine CannabisAddress: Produced in Denver, sold in various dispensariesHours: Depending on dispensaryFounded: 2016Contact: 303-500-6577, veritascannabis.com, @TrustVeritasEmployees: 50 Interview with Toby Ripsom and Mike Leibowitz, founding partners Q: How did you get involved in this business?A: Toby: I moved…

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Attend the 2017 Cultivation Classic Cannabis Competition

The Cultivation Classic is the world’s ONLY cannabis competition event that is exclusively for ethically-grown product free of pesticides, defining craft and celebrating community.  This event is held in Portland, Oregon and is coming up on May 12th (this Friday!) and is not to be missed whether you are a consumer,…

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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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