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.
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On Jan. 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program announced the release of applications for state cultivator, processor and dispensary permits.
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.
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.
Medical marijuana caregivers are facing a new limit in the number of plants they’ll be able to grow in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
A second company has asked to join the lawsuit against the Maryland Cannabis Commission, alleging that it too was unfairly denied a lucrative license to grow medical marijuana.
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.
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.
On Aug. 9, 2016, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to place a local commercial marijuana cultivation measure on the county’s ballot in November.
On Aug. 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors launched an online registration system for existing medical cannabis cultivators in unincorporated areas of the county to register their cultivation sites.
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.
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.
The government has approved a plan that will remove many of the restrictions on growing medical marijuana and make it more readily available to over 23,000 patients in Israel.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved eight Recreational Marijuana producer and wholesale licenses.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved 14 Recreational Marijuana producer and wholesale licenses.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The OLCC has approved four Recreational Marijuana producer licenses.
SALEM, Ore., May 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Department of Agriculture has adopted temporary administrative rules to implement legislative changes to the state’s industrial hemp program.
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.
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.
Why do cultivators of state-legal cannabis test their product? The question may sound naïve but, as we’ll see, it is worth asking.
Cannabis cultivation is moving from darkened basements into well-lit growhouses and even farm fields.
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.
TALENT, Ore. — Starting March 1st, several new laws will begin to be implimented that affect medical marijuana patients, growers, and dispensaries.
Effective March 1, 2016: Oregon OAR 333-008 – Medical Marijuana Patients, Growers, Processors and Dispensaries.
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.
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.
SALEM, Ore., Feb. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting applications for licenses to grow and handle industrial hemp for the 2016 growing season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
As national brands begin to emerge in this burgeoning industry, issues such as product consistency begin to arise in the supply chain.
FlexMOD Solutions is a Colorado-based company that serves the North American cannabis industry. The company designs, engineers, constructs and installs high-quality modular solutions.
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.
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.
The city of Denver is currently experiencing a spike in energy consumption, and just under half of the new increase is directly tied to marijuana production.
On a drug farm miles from anywhere in the central Andean mountains of Colombia, workers are digging up marijuana bushes and replacing them with avocados.
Proposed legislation in Oregon is addressing fears that hemp production in the state could impact marijuana plants by requiring a minimum buffer zone between areas zoned for cultivation of industrial hemp and marijuana grow sites.
DENVER, CO–(Marketwired – Jun 4, 2015) – GrowCo, Inc., (“GrowCo”) a majority owned subsidiary of Two Rivers Water & Farming Company (“Two Rivers”) (OTCQB: TURV) announced today that GrowCo has purchased their second state-of-the-art greenhouse.
Montevideo, Jun 1 (EFE).– Special soil, humidity gauges, pruning shears and books on growing cannabis are among the items in demand in Uruguay a year after the regulations for producing and marketing marijuana under government control took effect.
When the Florida legislature passed a low-THC/high-CBD medical marijuana bill last year, most people expected the system to be set up by now.
One of the biggest struggles in the marijuana industry is reigning in the black market because some consumers are still flocking to street level dealers.
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.
Like the California Gold Rush of the 19th century, the legalized marijuana trade is attracting industry hopefuls nationwide with great expectations for working in this booming nascent sector.
GrowBuddy is a cannabis software company aiming to empower cannabis cultivators with an application that allows them to record every aspect of the cultivation process.