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Marijuana Prices Fell in 2016 as Growers Saturated The Market

Marijuana Prices Fell in 2016 as Growers Saturated The Market

Marijuana Prices Fell in 2016 as Growers Saturated The Market

Now that marijuana is legal in several states, prices are falling, and that is changing the marketplace, according to Forbes.com. “Wholesale marijuana prices declined in 2016 from $2,500 to $1,000 per pound, with some dispensaries offering recreational ounces as low as $65 on CannaSaver.com,” Brian Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer of CannaSaver, said.

Budding regulation in one of California's marijuana meccas

Budding Regulation in One of California’s Marijuana Meccas

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.

Canadian marijuana stocks regain momentum after Christmas

Canadian Marijuana Stocks Regain Momentum After Christmas

In the last few months, the medical marijuana growers have dominated the trading activity on the TSX Venture in terms of dollar volume almost exclusively, belying a persistent interest from investors in Canada and the United States.

Pennsylvania's MMJ License Applications Available in New Year

Pennsylvania’s MMJ License Applications Available in New Year

On Dec. 21, 2016, Pennsylvania Sec. of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced during a briefing that license applications for medical marijuana cultivators and processors will be made available on Jan. 17, 2017, with the application window running from Feb. 20 until March 20, 2017.

Doctor to Open First Tallahassee, Fla., Medical Marijuana Practice

Doctor to Open First Tallahassee, Fla., Medical Marijuana Practice

A doctor in Tallahassee, Fla., will open the city’s first medical marijuana practice, according to a Nov. 22, 2016, article in the Tallahassee Democrat. Dr. Joseph Dorn announced his new practice following the Nov. 8, 2016, election in which Floridians approved Amendment 2, allowing medical marijuana in the state.

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Some California Marijuana Growers Oppose Legalization Proposition

Some California marijuana growers are opposing Proposition 64, the November 2016 ballot measure that if approved by voters would legalize recreational pot in the state. Some of the opposing growers are concerned about overburdens from regulation while others fear big-business competition, according to an Oct. 4, 2016, article at Reuters.com.

Maryland Names Grower and Processor License Pre-Approvals

Maryland Names Grower and Processor License Pre-Approvals

On Aug. 15, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission announced the names of the 15 growers and 15 processors who received Stage One license pre-approvals, with seven of the processors affiliated with growers who received Stage One license pre-approvals.

MMCC Timeline and Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Announces Grower and Processor License Pre-Approvals

Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Announces Grower and Processor License Pre-Approvals

BALTIMORE, Aug. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (“MMCC”) today announced the names of the 15 Growers and 15 Processors who have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals. The Commission’s actions mark a giant step forward for the medical cannabis program in Maryland.

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Voting on Stage One License Pre-approvals

Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Voting on Stage One License Pre-approvals

On July 25, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission announced that it will live stream its vote on Stage One pre-approvals for 15 growers and 15 processors on Aug. 5, with entity names initially remaining anonymous.

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Maryland Could Soon Announce Medical Marijuana Growers And Processors

In early August, Maryland officials could announce their selection of the marijuana growers and processors who can seek licenses to become the first businesses in the state’s medical marijuana industry, according to a report in The Baltimore Sun. State officials had originally planned to select growers and processors in February 2016.

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Recreational Marijuana Licenses Approved by OLCC Commission Gives Staff Authority to Grant Licenses Moving Forward

PORTLAND, Ore., June 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved 10 Recreational Marijuana producer licenses and also has delegated authority to the OLCC’s Executive Director to issue recreational marijuana licenses.

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OLCC Approves Recreational Marijuana Licenses First Group of Growers Represent Cross-Section of Marijuana Industry

PORTLAND, Ore., April 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved eight Recreational Marijuana producer licenses, the first licenses issued under Oregon’s legalized recreational marijuana system.

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Housing Guru Connects Landlords With Renters Who Grow Pot Legally

A service in Colorado connects renters who want to grow their own pot with landlords who don’t mind them doing so, according to The Denver Post. Four-year-old Housing Guru manages properties, checks out references, verifies incomes, and looks into the property histories of would-be renters.

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Illinois Sees Nearly $1.5M in Sales for February and Adds More Patients

On March 1, 2016, Joseph Wright, program coordinator for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, announced that the program logged nearly $1.5 million in retail sales for the month of February, with more than $362,000 of that total coming from the sale of concentrates and edibles.

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Weekly CannaBit: The Variable Commercial Electricity Rates Facing Marijuana Growers in Legal States

Weekly CannaBit for the week of Feb. 22, 2016: Alaska has the highest electricity rates among the markets where adult use of marijuana is currently legal and the seven states most likely to legalize in 2016.

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CCBE Sessions Target Energy-Efficient Solutions for Growers

Managing the costs of growing cannabis is a particular challenge for growers. One of the largest fixed costs is electricity. Since the cost of electricity is unlikely to go down, growers need to look for new and disruptive ways to manage their use of it.

DOA notice on Guardian

Pesticide Product Guardian Ordered Removed From Sale

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Department of Agriculture has ordered stoppage of sale and the removal of the pesticide product Guardian, which is labeled for use on ornamental, food, and feed crops for mite control but also used by cannabis growers.

Maryland

Maryland Revises Scoring Timeline for Grower and Processor Applications

On Dec. 21, 2015, The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission announced that it had revised its timeline for grower and processor applications, anticipating applicants approved in stage one to be notified by Summer 2016.

Green Rush Consulting

Green Rush Consulting Jump-Starts Licensing Process for California Cannabis Growers and Manufacturers

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On December 10-11 in Santa Rosa, GRC will host workshops for a limited number of growers, manufacturers, and dispensary operators who want to get ahead of the curve and establish a business entity with local and state agencies.

Pennsylvania

MMJ Moves a Step Forward in Pennsylvania

On Nov. 18, 2015, the Pennsylvania House Rules Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. SB3 now goes to the full House, which could vote on it as early as today, Nov. 23, 2015. The bill has the support of Gov. Tom Wolf, so House approval is the last step.

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Botany & Marijuana: Shedding Some White Light

Nick Brumm is the founder of NextLight, a company created to reflect his conviction that, as his website puts it, the quest for a “perfect spectrum” by the makers of purple light emitting diodes is a “gimmick rather than a scientific dispute.”

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Strategic Water Resources Chooses Maine-based Vista Green Group to Represent SWR 50 Water Filtration and Conservation System to US & Canadian Cannabis Markets

Portland, Maine, Aug. 5, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Strategic Water Resources of Mystic, CT has partnered with Portland, Maine-based Vista Green Group to introduce its advanced water purification, oxygenation, and conservation system—SWR 50—to US and Canadian cannabis growers and producers.

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Risk and Reward: How FlexMOD Enables Cannabis Companies to Grow

In the rapidly-growing cannabis industry, many growers and retailers find their greatest challenge is successfully scaling up to meet demand. The growing pains are exasperated in this industry because there is often considerable investment associated with stretching infrastructure.

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Pricing and Retail Implications of Washington’s Marijuana Glut

When the first recreational marijuana stores opened in Washington in July 2014, there was a consistent problem with supply—there simply was not enough. Close to eight months later the tables have turned in a drastic way.


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