SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) sent the following letter to Governor Brown requesting that he declare a State of Emergency in Siskiyou County related to the rampant illegal marijuana grows.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control released its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Proposed Program study to the public today.
There’s a harsh downside to the boom in marijuana legalization and use on the West Coast: Illegal marijuana growers are polluting the environment to an alarming degree and threatening the health of people and rare wildlife in the process.
In the Golden State, some local and state regulatory agencies are conducting California cannabis raids to eradicate illegal operations before additional legal operations are brought into the fold.
SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On 8/3/17 Calaveras County Sheriff’s investigators continued to serve search warrants related to the ongoing operation.
SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning on 7/31/17 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, California State Water Board, Central Valley Regional Water Board, Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire began the service of 23+ search warrants throughout Calaveras County relating to multiple ongoing criminal investigations regarding the illegal cultivation of marijuana and directly related environmental crimes.
Santa Barbara County is gathering public input on its proposed cannabis regulations and the accompanying environmental review process.
SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) outlining potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s North Coast is the epicenter of cannabis country with four Northern California counties growing approximately 60 percent of the cannabis in America.
On May 10, 2017, California Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, announced that California Gov. Jerry Brown will allot $1.5 million from California’s state budget to cover an Emerald Triangle cannabis cleanup of illegal grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties.
DENVER, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Grow Depot, a Northglenn, Colo. hydroponics and organics supply store, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis.
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.
EUREKA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today unanimously placed a local commercial marijuana cultivation measure on the Nov. 8 ballot.
On July 27, 2016, the County of Sonoma in California will hold the first of three medical marijuana town hall meetings to receive input on marijuana regulations in Districts 3-5 of unincorporated Sonoma County.
If the commitment to combat climate change is credible and sincere it should also impact the government’s regulations with regards to cannabis cultivation.
The water consumed by California marijuana growers will now be regulated by state officials under a new program that could be up and running within a year.
The cannabis sector seems to change from one week to the next. A noticeable theme at the National Cannabis Summit in Denver this past week was adaptation and change.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three medical marijuana bills, the largest overhaul in state history. Although medical marijuana has been legal in the state for nearly two decades, the industry has been fraught with inconsistent laws and sporadic enforcement.
One area that has been quietly growing into its own in the second year of legalization is the environmental impact and regulations of cannabis cultivation.
Citing allegations of water theft and environmental damage including pesticide run-off, local authorities conducted a coordinated early morning marijuana raid in three adjacent California counties on Monday, June 22, 2015.
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.
At the Marijuana Investor Summit in Denver on April 21, 2015, Eva Silva, hemp activist and co-producer of the award winning documentary “Hempsters Plant the Seed,” spoke of the endless benefits that industrial hemp has to offer.
Runner’s high is taking on a new meaning as elite endurance athletes start fessing up to using cannabis while training to help them endure boredom, reduce pain, and ease nausea.
LED lamps are one way for cultivators to be energy efficient, but heating, ventilation and air conditioning are also vital when crafting the ideal environment for cannabis cultivation.
Indoor Harvest is an emerging development-stage company focused on design building, development, marketing and sales of commercial-grade aeroponic fixtures and supporting systems.
Indoor Harvest is a company addressing the challenges growers face when they need to increase yield while remaining conscientious of their environmental footprint.
We often like to think that marijuana cultivation is inherently an environmentally friendly process. Most of the perception is due in part to the hippie stereotype attached to marijuana.
Marijuana is green, but how green is it? Environmentally, marijuana is not very green at all. Marijuana grow operations may not be as directly responsible for environmental damage as a chemical plant or oil refinery might be … .
ProVerde Laboratories, Inc. is a Massachusetts based laboratory offering analytical testing and consulting services in the medical marijuana segment.
Many people are aware of the benefits that THC and CBD provide, but hemp is something that has yet to be examined on a larger scale. Hemp, which comes from the same plant as marijuana–Cannabis Sativa L–is commonly used for industrial and commercial purposes.