Category: Features

What’s in your grow? Rainforest Farms

January 20th, 2017

  Soil Amendment: Rice Hulls The cost of shipping bulk consumables to Alaska can be prohibitive, so Rainforest Farms co-founder Giono Barrett prefers to use soil amendments and inputs that can be found locally. He says the Juneau area has some of the best agricultural resources in the world, but…

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New laws going into effect

January 19th, 2017

Although the November 2016 election set the country into a state of turmoil, it represented a huge victory for marijuana initiatives in several states. Four states — California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada — legalized cannabis for recreational use. Additionally, three typically conservative states — Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota —…

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Looking Back at 2016

January 18th, 2017

What should have been a historic year for the cannabis movement, with multiple states adopting new legalization measures, instead ends with a question mark as President-elect Donald Trump surrounds himself with anti-marijuana cabinet members.  January New York opened the doors of its medical marijuana program in January 2016 to a…

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Dual licensing sets the tone for California rules

January 17th, 2017

On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters passed the Adult Use Of Marijuana Act (AUMA), legalizing recreational cannabis and building upon the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2015. Legalization in California alone doubled the number of Americans that can freely grow, sell and…

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Watering Techniques

January 16th, 2017

On the surface, watering a cannabis crop seems fairly straightforward. But the subject is much more complex than “just add water” — particularly when it comes to growing the healthiest plants possible. Different sources of water — wells, city systems and rainwater among them — require different treatment methods and…

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The gray matter of legal cannabis compliance

January 12th, 2017

Days before California residents voted to legalize adult-use cannabis, deputies raided a locally licensed cultivation center located in an unused airport hangar in Calaveras County, seizing roughly 2.5 tons of cannabis worth roughly $10 million, and arresting 35 workers, some of whom were in the United States illegally. Authorities alleged…

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The Giving Tree

January 9th, 2017

Gina Berman and Lilach Mazor Power never set out to create a run-of-the-mill cannabis company. Not only did they want to provide superior service to their patients, but they wanted to help shift the conversation toward acceptance, to establish a higher set of standards and to be positive leaders within…

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Wrongful Termination Suits

January 6th, 2017

High Times made headlines in October when its former chief executive, David Kohl, filed a $6 million wrongful termination lawsuit against the 43-year-old marijuana magazine’s parent company. Reportedly, after one year with High Times, Kohl was fired after demanding, among other things, that the High Times staffers be “more professional.”…

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The Oregon Trail

January 4th, 2017

Oregon set out to build the most exhaustive system in the nation for testing recreational cannabis, but many in the industry are already calling it a failure. Eighteen Oregon labs have been accredited to perform some of the various tests required before flower, edibles and other marijuana products can be…

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Herbal Outfitters

January 3rd, 2017

“I looked at my Facebook and my aunt posted a thing saying she saw me on Pittsburgh morning news,” he says. “We never intended to be the first retail marijuana store to open our doors. When we found out that’s what was happening, we were flabbergasted. We’re in awe that…

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