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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A melted mess of gold, silver: Marijuana farmers’ savings plans all too vulnerable

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 7:01 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 7:01 am By Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. — She knew just where she had buried the gold and silver coins — down a ravine from her home by a big Douglas fir. After Cheryl Dumont…

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Spokane County cannabis farmers will have to register at air pollution office

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 8:26 am • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 8:26 am By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane County marijuana farms will soon have to register with an air pollution agency that’s instituting new rules in response to odor complaints. The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday that the Spokane…

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Cannabis farmers accused of offering California sheriff $1M bribe

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 1:57 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 2:48 pm By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Two Northern California marijuana farmers have been charged with offering a sheriff $ 1 million to turn a blind eye to their cannabis-growing operations. On Wednesday, the U.S.…

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Ohio’s cannabis farmers won’t have much time to produce first crop

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 9:43 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 9:43 am By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Officials in Ohio say they don’t expect to issue the state’s first medical marijuana cultivator licenses until around November, at least a month later than growers expected. The Ohio Department…

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Hemp is the new kale, say two N.Y. farmers who are gurus in finance, cybersecurity

Published: Jul 13, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Jul 13, 2017, 12:40 pm By Kate Krader, Bloomberg Meet your local hemp farmers. Before he started JD Farms, Mark Justh was a managing director for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Asia. His co-founder, Dan Dolgin, worked in counterterrorism for various agencies…

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“There has never been anything like this”: California cannabis farmers under regulatory spotlight

Published: Feb 9, 2017, 3:45 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 3:45 pm By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard Last month, hundreds of Emerald Triangle cannabis farmers received letters from the state threatening penalties unless they complied with California water quality regulations. Thousands of growers in Northern California have complied with…

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