Tag Archives: Agriculture

Vote Hemp Releases 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report Documenting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and State Legislation in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, has released its 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report.

130-Acre Medical Marijuana Development Park Opening in Michigan

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Windsor Township, located west of Lansing in Eaton County, will be home to the largest medical marijuana development east of the Mississippi, dubbed Harvest Park. When fully developed, it will provide up to 1,000 new Michigan jobs in the medical marijuana industry.

Agriculture Secretary Visits Industrial Hemp Research Projects Exploring Economic Potential for Promising, Versatile Crop

HARRISBURG, Penn., Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited two of 14 research projects that seek to demonstrate the economic value and viability of industrial hemp as a marketable crop in Pennsylvania.

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation and Announces New Initiatives to Support Growth of Industrial Hemp Industry in New York State

ALBANY, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation and announced new actions to support the emerging industrial hemp industry and boost the agricultural economy in New York State.

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California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Hear Updates on Regional Collaboration Initiatives, California Fairs and the CalCannabis Program on July 11

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates on a variety of programs impacting agricultural communities across the state at its upcoming meeting on July 11th in Sacramento. Discussion items include an overview of regional collaborations aimed to develop agricultural workforce strategies and accelerate on-farm innovation, as well as updates on CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program and California’s Fair Network.

Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

Hemp History Week Launches Nationwide June 5-11, 2017

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp.

Farmers Breathe Hope: South Carolina Hemp Bill Signed by Governor

Farmers Breathe Hope: South Carolina Hemp Bill Signed by Governor

From fiber to clothes to biomedicine, industrial hemp is fueling new opportunities across the United States, and a newly signed South Carolina hemp bill is going to give South Carolinians the opportunity to enter the re-emerging market of hemp.

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ASTM - Cannabis Standards Group Approved, Launches June 11 in Canada

W. CONSHOHOCKEN,Penn., April 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — ASTM International, one of the world’s leading standards organizations, announced today that its board of directors has approved the formation of a committee on cannabis (D37). The organization also announced that the committee will hold its first official meeting June 11-12 in Toronto.

Governor Cuomo Convenes First-Ever Industrial Hemp Summit to Grow New York’s Agricultural Industry

ALBANY, N.Y., April 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today convened the first-ever New York State Industrial Hemp Summit in Ithaca to build on the momentum of the region’s growing agriculture industry as part of the Southern Tier Soaring economic revitalization initiative.

Licensed Marijuana Cultivators in California Now Eligible for Agricultural Energy Rates

Licensed Marijuana Cultivators in California Now Eligible for Agricultural Energy Rates

On March 1, 2017, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that licensed medical marijuana cultivators are now eligible for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate and recreational cultivators will be eligible once they’ve been licensed under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.


Global Standards Organization ASTM International Unveils New Cannabis Committee

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., March 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Pending approval from its board of directors, ASTM International announced yesterday the launch of a new committee focused on creating technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes.

Terra Tech Provides Progress Update on San Leandro, CA Dispensary and Production Facility

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC) (“Terra Tech”) or (the “Company”), a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company, today provided a progress update on its dispensary and production facility in San Leandro, California.

World of Cannabis Summit: National Indian Cannabis Coalition

World of Cannabis Summit: National Indian Cannabis Coalition

Jeff Doctor, executive director of the National Indian Cannabis Coalition, gives insight to the industry opportunities that are available when working with the NICC and tribal governments.

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Indoor Harvest Corp Founder to Retire 15% of the Company’s Common Stock

HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Indoor Harvest Corp (OTCQB:INQD) founder, Chad Sykes, has agreed to return and retire 2,500,000 shares of Common Stock back to the Company’s treasury for no consideration. This retirement represents over 15% of the total Common Stock issued and outstanding in the Company.

Will California Be Ready to Regulate Recreational Marijuana?

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — WHAT: State Senator Jerry Hill, Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Senator Ed Hernandez, and Senator Mike McGuire convene an informational hearing to question state regulators on their readiness to regulate recreational and medicinal pot by January 1, 2018.

California's Pot Crop Value Greater Than Other Top Farm Commodities Combined

California’s Pot Crop Value Greater Than Other Top Farm Commodities Combined

California’s marijuana crop is its biggest agricultural commodity, outpacing the next five top commodities combined, according to a Dec. 29, 2016, article in the Orange County Register. Marijuana’s estimated value to California was $23.3 billion in 2015, the Register reported, basing its estimate on the number of seized plants.

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Public Health and Safety Advisory Regarding Green Meadows Wellness LLC, dba Infinite Wellness Center

DENVER, Oct. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (D 2015-015), the Colorado Department of Revenue (“DOR”), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (“CDA”) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”), are issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residues on medical marijuana plant material and marijuana products.

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Temple University Announces Marijuana 101 Course For Next Year

Temple University will offer a Marijuana 101 course next year, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The course was created by Linn Washington, a professor in the the Temple School of Media and Communication, and Chris Goldstein, a writer and marijuana activist. It is designed to cover all the basics of marijuana, including history, agriculture and pop culture.

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Med-X, Inc. and Nature-Cide Prepare for State and Federal Crackdown on Cannabis Cultivators

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Med-X, Inc. issues an industry wide warning to all cannabis cultivators as changes mount in California and whispers surface of the possibility of the DEA announcing a Schedule change of marijuana on a federal level.

Higher Ed in Louisiana: LSU and Southern University Authorize Medical Marijuana Cultivation

Higher Ed: LSU and Southern University Authorize Medical Marijuana Cultivation

On June 24, 2016, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and the Southern University Board of Supervisors both announced the approval of resolutions to let their agricultural centers begin the process of becoming state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.

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Preparations in Place for July 1 Alignment of Medical and Recreational Marijuana Systems

OLYMPIA, Wash., June 15, 2016, /Weed Wire/ — Preparations made by state agencies, local government, law enforcement and prosecutors will help further a smooth merger of the unregulated medical marijuana market with the tightly regulated recreational system on July 1, 2016.

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Oregon Task Force: Cannabis Environmental Best Practices Update

On May 23, 2016, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission released video of the Cannabis Environmental Best Practices Task Force three-hour meeting held on May 19 at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

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Surna Inc. Reports Full Year 2015 Financial Results

BOULDER, Colo., April 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA) (“Surna” or the “Company”), a technology company that engineers state-of-the art equipment for controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) with special expertise in cannabis cultivation, reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015.


Nic Easley Calls for Federal Regulation of Cannabis Agriculture

For all the positive vibes surrounding cannabis, Nic Easley, CEO and founder of Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, reminded an audience at the High Times Business Summit 2015 in Washington, D.C., that commercial marijuana growing is industrial agriculture.


Global Climate Change Good for Weed

Global climate change is good for cannabis. According to a recent study published in The Daily Climate, global warming could catalyze the already rapid increase in the potency of marijuana’s medicinal and psychoactive properties. However, there are two sides to this ironic story.

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A Look Inside the S-1s of Upcoming Public Offerings

There are many early-stage companies with an eye on cannabis that are entering the publicly-traded space these days. We wanted to give you a brief overview of some of the companies that are likely to offer public securities for the first time in 2015.