Chile Legalized Medical Marijuana but Home Cultivators Still Risk Being Criminalized

In 2015, Chile legalized medical marijuana and now residents of the country are increasingly growing cannabis for medical purposes as the nation begins to loosen prohibition during the implementation process.  Advocates of the cannabis plant are working hard to ensure Chileans with chronic pain have the skills and understanding about how to grow…

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Colorado toughens up on home grows, boosts funding for black market enforcement

Published: Jun 8, 2017, 6:39 pm • Updated: Jun 8, 2017, 7:21 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado may be the laboratory for testing adult-use marijuana regulations, but it doesn’t need to be the Wild West of cannabis legalization, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday. Hickenlooper signed two bills…

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Why generating marijuana seeds at home from a clone is a complex endeavor

Published: May 24, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: May 24, 2017, 1:42 pm By Jorge Cervantes, The Cannabist staff Renowned grower Jorge Cervantes will answer readers’ questions and give advice on all things related to the cannabis plant. Got a question for Jorge? Email him at jorge@marijuanagrowing.com. Editor’s Note: Laws…

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North Dakota Senate committee approves medical marijuana regs including barring patient home grows

Published: Feb 21, 2017, 7:36 am • Updated: Feb 21, 2017, 11:50 am By James Macpherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Five out of every 1,000 North Dakotans are expected to use medical marijuana when it’s available in the state, a threshold needed to fund planned oversight of the…

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Colorado gov’s weed advice for California: Focus on edibles, home grows, pesticides

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 6:00 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 6:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s governor played sage to California on Tuesday, warning lawmakers that their state has a “steep hill” ahead in legalizing recreational marijuana and urging them to pay close attention to aspects…

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