July 18, 2016
Eight bills could revitalize cash-starved businesses, improve access for patients
By Lauren Rudick
Just three months after New York’s first medical dispensary opened, the state’s entire medical marijuana program is already at risk of failure.
It’s no secret that the New York Department of Health, the organization charged with implementing the Compassionate Care Act (CCA), is under heavy criticism for failing to anticipate an assortment of cost and logistical issues pertaining to the program’s launch. At the moment, the program does not service the needs of the patients for whom it was designed. Fortunately, a legislative fix is now in play with hopes of unleashing the CCA’s vast potential. More
July 17, 2016
Cannabis seeds are a huge part of the legal marijuana industry, and for any collector starting out, there’s a lot of knowledge to pick up. On the market today, there are various different types of seeds that have their own backgrounds and distinctive qualities. More
July 17, 2016
For 30 years, Delta T Solutions has been designing and manufacturing customized environmental control solutions for greenhouse growers.
The company’s chilled water cooling system is particularly well-suited for cannabis cultivation because of its ability to control relative humidity and temperature. By using hydronic cooling technology, the Delta T system cools the air to a temperature at or around dew point to avoid condensation of the air and excessive humidity. The system can be regulated by a greenhouse’s environmental controls, giving growers the ability to precisely manage the temperature of the plants and the humidity of the growing area.
The system can be divided into individual temperature zones for greater flexibility. Delta T designs a variety of cost-effective in-ground bench and perimeter heating systems, chilled water cooling systems, high-efficiency boilers and other cultivation equipment for improving crop health.
More information: www.deltatsolutions.com.
July 16, 2016
One of the nation’s largest cannabis consulting firms will be hosting a series of marijuana industry training classes, designed as a crash course in the basics of cultivation, retail and processing, to be held in Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon.
Jay Griffin, co-founder of Denver Consulting Group, leads the training in Denver, and fellow co-founder Justin Jones has been announced to lead the classes in Portland. More
July 15, 2016
Don’t underestimate the importance of your interviewing process
By Kara Bradford
As the cannabis industry continues to develop, it is important to make sure human resource practices are in line with those of other established industries and with federal, state and local laws.
The most common question from business owners in the cannabis industry is “How do you find good people?” More
July 14, 2016
Former New York City deputy comptroller runs dispensary
By Patrick Wagner
NEW YORK — Ari Huffnung knew low enrollment numbers would challenge New York’s medical marijuana industry.
The Vireo Health CEO tempered his expectations by looking at Minnesota, where Vireo’s sister company operates under similarly strict laws. More