Category: Cultivation

The Cannabis Aphid

April 9th, 2018

Recent pest discovery in Oregon highlights need for shared research and resources in the cannabis industry

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Drip Irrigation vs. Hand-watering

April 6th, 2018

Investing in an irrigation system will reduce operating costs over the long run

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Connecting our Future

March 23rd, 2018

It is estimated that grocery stores in the United States throw away about 10% of their food inventory every single week, resulting in more than 133 billion pounds of food being discarded annually. Food waste is one of America’s largest environmental challenges, accounting for roughly one-fifth of the solid waste…

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Automate to Survive

March 21st, 2018

Non-cannabis companies are adapting machinery to meet the needs of marijuana producers

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Forging a New Path

March 9th, 2018

Pioneer Nuggets owner Fitz Couhig stakes his claim in a new industry

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Hidden Gem

February 27th, 2018

Ruby Farms blossoms in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range

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Back to Nature

February 22nd, 2018

Deep in the wilderness of rural Washington, Pickens Mountain is producing cannabis that’s out of this world

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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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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:

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