Category: Cultivation

Embracing new technology: A look at mobile benches

September 6th, 2020

As cannabis growers try to improve efficiencies in their cultivation space, many are looking toward new technology to optimize their operation and boost profits. Facilities in the United States have grown in size and production scale, and because of this, growers have been borrowing potentially helpful techniques from other horticulture…

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Carbon: The Forgotten Nutrient

September 4th, 2020

The forgotten nutrient

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New York

July 3rd, 2020

Betting on Hemp

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Dove & Grenade

June 30th, 2020

From Hollywood to Oklahoma

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Panda Power

June 26th, 2020

Grow Op Farms

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The Cutting Edge

June 19th, 2020

Of Automation

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Optimizing your grow

June 12th, 2020

through data collection

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Greenhouse automation: Improving efficiency

May 6th, 2020

Maintaining or creating the ideal environment is the most important factor for not only growing cannabis, but also establishing a sustainable business. In today’s markets it’s not enough to simply be able to grow year-round; operations also need to be able to remain profitable year-round. Controlled environment agriculture can be…

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Oklahoma Land Rush

April 6th, 2020

Despite being one of the most conservative states in the country, Oklahoma has embraced rapid change

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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:

Marijuana Venture is an award-winning, nationally distributed magazine dedicated to helping marijuana business owners stay legal and profitable. MarijuanaVenture.com 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.

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