Category: Cultivation

5 water-saving tools

February 21st, 2018

California’s drought woes have garnered a consistent flow of media attention, but the Golden State isn’t the only place with dismal rainfall, a low snowpack or month-long dry spells. Many growers throughout the country are starting to feel the effects of climate change in the form of hotter summers and…

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Light transmission

February 20th, 2018

Crop yields can be increased significantly with greenhouse structures that are designed to allow maximum sunlight

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Oregon SunGrown Growers’ Guild

February 15th, 2018

Q&A with OSGG president Peter Gendron

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Space-Age Technology

February 8th, 2018

Virginia Company’s aeroponics system facilitates the production of clean, consistent marijuana

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Time for a Greener Greenhouse

January 31st, 2018

Traditionally the best time of year to make upgrades and repairs around the farm is right after the fall harvest, but those who are producing cannabis in a greenhouse have more flexibility when it comes to making upgrades to their facility. With harvests happening throughout the year, greenhouse growers aren’t…

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Grass Monkey

January 16th, 2018

Maine's Grass Monkey Cannabis Company plans for the future

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The Lab-Testing Difference

January 10th, 2018

Envirocann offers its EnvirOganic certification for producers following organic cultivation processes

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Mycotoxins

December 27th, 2017

What are they and where do they come from?

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Bokashi – From Trash to Cash

December 19th, 2017

Why the cannabis industry desperately needs to embrace sustainable waste disposal practices

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The LED Switch

December 13th, 2017

LED technology gains popularity due to energy efficiency and reduced environmental impacts

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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.

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

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