Category: Features

Pennsylvania’s medical program in jeopardy

October 28th, 2017

This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now.  The Pennsylvania Legislature’s painstaking efforts and the hopes of thousands of suffering patients came into jeopardy recently as multiple lawsuits and state agency decisions threatened to halt the commonwealth’s fledgling medical marijuana program. One attack…

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Top cannabis buying and selling event, Interchange, returns to Renton

October 28th, 2017

The fourth semi-annual Interchange event will be Nov. 8-9, providing state-licensed businesses and ancillary service providers the opportunity to do millions of dollars in business in a short amount of time. Hosted by Marijuana Venture magazine, the top national business-to-business magazine in the cannabis space, Interchange is an opportunity for…

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Guide to reducing harvest-time stress

October 27th, 2017

  Experience matters Harvest is a busy time at farms, especially for those growing marijuana. Like any crop, the plants themselves need to be cut down and brought in, but with cannabis, that’s only the beginning of the work. There’s still curing and trimming to be done before the product…

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The potential power of seed patents

October 26th, 2017

This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now.  GQ Magazine published an article by Amanda Chicago Lewis in its September 2017 edition titled “The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery,” which focuses primarily on a company called BioTech Institute, LLC. I highly recommend it. The…

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Washington vs. Sessions

October 25th, 2017

When the lawyers behind the federal cannabis litigation, Washington v. Sessions, first filed suit, many commentators asked: “How long will this really take?” Unfortunately, there is no straight answer. Months? Years? Hopefully not, as the plaintiffs continue to suffer irreparable harm, resulting from the unconstitutional classification of cannabis as a…

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Marijuana Venture November issue on sale now!

October 24th, 2017

The November 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture is hitting retail stores and subscribers this week. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside: [contextly_auto_sidebar]

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First National Retail and Dispensary show opens in January

October 23rd, 2017

Focusing entirely on the needs of cannabis retailers and dispensary operators, the National Retail and Dispensary Expo, or RAD Expo for short, is scheduled for Jan. 17-18, 2018, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The expo is produced by Marijuana Venture, the largest cannabis business magazine in both the…

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California’s Best Places to Grow

October 23rd, 2017

* The following article was originally published in the October issue of Marijuana Venture, available now.  With the legalization of recreational cannabis in California, cultivation on a grand scale is a forgone conclusion. As with other states that have made adult-use cannabis a regulated, taxed industry, growing and processing marijuana will…

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Brighton’s Waiting Game

October 22nd, 2017

* The following article was originally published in the October issue of Marijuana Venture, available now.  The folks at Brighton have traveled a long road to get to where they are, but plenty of miles remain before they can build their new cultivation center on a 66-acre site in Alberta, Canada.…

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Colorado Chains

October 21st, 2017

* The following article was originally published in the October issue of Marijuana Venture, available now.  With each transition of Colorado’s cannabis market — from unregulated to regulated; from medical to recreational; from mandated vertical integration to open market; from a wide range of independent licensees to an increasingly consolidated faction…

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