Category: Cultivation

Navigating the Emerald Triangle

April 3rd, 2019

Famed medical growers pivot to survive

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Technological advances help optimize greenhouse sunlight

April 2nd, 2019

Plants are acutely sensitive to both the quality and quantity of light they receive. While the ideal spectrum for crop growth has not been identified, the horticultural industry agrees that spectrum matters. Plants use visible light for photosynthesis in the wavelength range of 400 to 700 nanometers, known as photosynthetically…

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Futuristic Farming

March 29th, 2019

Vera Cultivation capitalizes on two years of planning

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Humboldt Revitalized

March 27th, 2019

Leading the modern era of cannabis in California

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Best buds: How nutrient ratios affect flowering plants

March 26th, 2019

Many factors affect the shape, branching pattern, quantity and size of blooms on flowering plants. One major factor is the ratio of minerals available to the root zone of the plant. Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium must be available in sufficient quantities to provide the basic building blocks for plant tissue.…

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Sun, Snow and Soil

March 25th, 2019

Growing at 8,200 feet

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Rising Giant

March 22nd, 2019

Wave Rider Nursery

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Solving the Biggest HVAC Challenges of Modern Grow Rooms

March 13th, 2019

Commercial cannabis is an evolving industry that presents a number of unique challenges for business owners. The past two issues of Marijuana Venture addressed the importance of properly evaluating the true needs of a space in order to make the best decision about HVAC equipment sizing, but how can growers…

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Solving the Biggest HVAC Challenges of Modern Grow Rooms

March 6th, 2019

Designing commercial-scale cannabis grow rooms is still a new frontier, and technologies are changing constantly. There’s also a considerable level of secrecy and competitive confidentiality relating to what works, what the secret sauce is and how not to let hard-won industry expertise become common knowledge with competitors. Careful cost-benefit modeling…

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Why the cannabis industry should consider ultrasonic cleaning

March 4th, 2019

The legalization of cannabis in an increasing number of states across the U.S. and countries across the globe is causing cannabis producers to search for improved methods for cleaning glass beakers and extraction tools used in processing. These items have customarily been cleaned manually using scrubbers or brushes with mild…

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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. 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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