Category: Cultivation

California’s Clone Leaders

June 21st, 2017

Dark Heart Nursery

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7 Acres

June 16th, 2017

Growing BIG in Canada

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Diffusing the Situation

May 22nd, 2017

Master full-spectrum light

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Herbal Ambassadors

May 19th, 2017

Working to inspire through example

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What’s in your grow? Adakai

May 16th, 2017

The equipment and techniques used at Adakai were implemented by a staff that has one foot planted in cannabis and the other in traditional agriculture. The 16-member cultivation team is supported by another 19 employees who handle extraction, packaging and kitchen duties. Mark Riddenour, Adakai’s director of cultivation, started on…

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Friendly Competition

May 10th, 2017

The Oregon Grow-Off

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So you want to grow in California?

May 5th, 2017

A quick course in environmental law

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Cultivating Success

May 1st, 2017

Cultivation tips from big ag

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Fundamentals of Water

April 28th, 2017

Understanding the essentials

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What’s in Your Grow: Treehawk Farms

April 18th, 2017

  As a former hydroponics supplier, Loren Unick has seen just about every smoke-and-mirror and snake-oil solution the cultivation industry has to offer. “I’ve used a few whirligigs in my past for sure,” he says laughing at the various gadgets he’s seen. “Some people have songs or birds singing in…

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Cannabis cultivation in North America has literally transitioned from the closet and into commercial agriculture. The variety of growers range from medical cannabis caregivers who grow for small groups of medical marijuana patients to large multi-million dollar operations that distribute medical and recreational cannabis state-wide. The rules and regulations for cannabis cultivation vary from state to state and even though new laws governing marijuana growers are introduced frequently, the methods of cultivation typically remain the same.

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For medical marijuana cultivators, the emphasis on safe product for patients is paramount for operations. Start-ups and long-time cultivators licensed to grow cannabis look for safe alternatives to pesticides and organic cultivation methods. While testing requirements in the marijuana industry varies from state-to-state, many medical marijuana producers seek to go above and beyond the requirements held by state-licensed cannabis testing labs in order to constantly improve the safety of their medical cannabis for patients. Medical marijuana producers can be either non-profit or for-profit entities depending on the state they operate from, however without properly managing operations medical growers can be fined, shut-down, or can fall-short of turning a sustainable income. MMJ producers who fail to observe these realities can not only see their businesses close but also leave several patients looking for another source of reliable and safe medicine.

State-licensed recreational marijuana producers have a similar focus on safety, but also need to consider large-scale production approaches and smart cost-reduction methods to remain competitive as for-profit entities. The majority of licensed recreational cultivators operate under stringent state guidelines and require sanctioned resolutions for cultivation problems. Failure to observe the state regulations can result in large fines and operators can ultimately lose their licenses if repeated offenses occur. Recreational cannabis producers must also consider factors like security, insurance and building requirements on top of the shifting variables mandated by governing authorities.  Due to their for-profit nature, tax structures and innate competition in the marijuana industry, licensed producers also need to be able to turn a healthy profit in order to remain and grow with the burgeoning business. 

Every month Marijuana Venture provides solutions for cannabis growers facing these obstacles. Drawing answers from experts across the globe to contribute original content that cannot be found anywhere else. Marijuana Venture was built to satiate the needs of licensed marijuana business owners regardless of what state, county or city they operate from. The magazine features articles on the following:

  • How to obtain a license for recreational and medical cannabis cultivation
  • Legal guides from law experts, explaining both the existing laws and requirements growers face
  • How-to guides on selecting a cultivation site and properly building an indoor, outdoor or greenhouse cultivation facility
  • Overviews on wholesale buying and selling
  • Processing tips and extraction methods for cultivators and cannabis processors looking to infuse edibles, create wax, shatter, clear or vape cartridges
  • Best practices for pest management, using state-legal pesticide alternatives
  • Inside looks at state specific grow operations with answers from licensed business owners on how they maintain and thrive within the marijuana industry
  • Peer-reviewed articles from tenured professors at state universities on agriculture applications and solutions
  • Guides for resource management from industry professionals
  • Nutrient guides explaining the needs of the cannabis plants at all stages of cultivation
  • State-specific legal guides for operators in developing state programs and detailed analysis of future requirements
  • Best practices for selling product to marijuana retail buyers and medical marijuana dispensaries
  • Copyright and trademark advice
  • Maintaining security standards for state-legal operations
  • Overviews on securing low-insurance premiums and how-to guides on filing claims
  • Best hiring practices and personnel management      
  • Marketing solutions
  • In-depth articles explaining the newest and oldest cultivation methods, like sea of green, scrogging, traditional soil and HPS build-outs, light-deprivation techniques and more

Marijuana Venture is an award-winning, nationally distributed magazine dedicated to helping marijuana business owners stay legal and profitable. takes the articles on all of the above and more from the monthly publication and re-publishes them for growers searching for an online-hub of reliable information.

New articles, covering nearly every facet of owning, operating and growing a marijuana business are posted daily at noon.

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