County officials sue the state of Oregon, call marijuana farms a “nuisance”

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Officials in an Oregon county who have tried to restrict commercial marijuana production sued the state in federal court, asserting state laws that made pot legal are pre-empted by federal law that criminalize it. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court escalated a long-running battle…

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Watch: Canna Cribs goes inside Phat Panda’s Grow Op Farms in Spokane, Washington

The wait is over — Canna Cribs by Growers Network is back on The Cannabist. Episode 2 of Canna Cribs takes viewers to Phat Panda‘s Grow Op Farms in Spokane, Wash., a 60,000-square-foot facility growing and processing some of the Evergreen State’s finest cannabis. Related Articles Go inside to see…

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Why some California communities are pushing back hard against marijuana farms

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 1:56 pm • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 1:56 pm By Paul Elias, The Associated Press COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. — The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff’s deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent…

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California’s cannabis farms under scrutiny to reduce their environmental impact

Published: Oct 2, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Oct 2, 2017, 2:59 pm By Louis Hansen, The Cannifornian Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop. In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to…

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California’s Prop. 64 in Humboldt County: Does it protect small pot farms or favor big biz?

Published: Oct 5, 2016, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 5, 2016, 8:17 am By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard Proponents of California’s second attempt to legalize recreational marijuana through Proposition 64 say they have righted the wrongs of its predecessor and included provisions to protect small farmers like those in Humboldt…

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Bloom Farms And Magnolia Wellness Donate $25,000 To Fire-Ravaged Californians

Bloom Farms™, a San Francisco based medical cannabis company, has partnered with Magnolia Wellness, an Oakland dispensary, and raised $ 25,000 this past holiday season for Calaveras County Butte fire relief efforts. On Friday, March 4, 2016, Bloom Farms Director Michael Ray made the donation at The Resource Connection in…

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