Category: News

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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Cannabis Basics

January 12th, 2017

While a handful of companies have already begun national expansion, federal restrictions on trademarks have been a major roadblock to building brands within the cannabis industry. Due to marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I narcotic, most businesses have been at an impasse with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…

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Driving Dangers

January 2nd, 2017

  A young man works as a gardener for a state-licensed, legal cannabis farm. He spends his days watering and trimming marijuana plants. Some days he’s on packaging detail or spends hours rolling joints; other days he might transplant several hundred clones. By the end of an eight-hour shift, his…

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Winberry Farms: Biodynamic Farming

December 30th, 2016

Photos by Daniel Dronsfield. Located in the center of western Oregon, Eugene has long been known as a liberal university town with a reputation for funky bars and restaurants, free spirits and plenty of outdoor recreation. When most people think about Eugene, the city likely invokes images of the University…

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Greenhouse Education

December 29th, 2016

  Marijuana Venture and SunGrower & Greenhouse focus on providing valuable and relevant information to the cannabis business community. One of the exciting trends in the cannabis industry is the explosive growth of greenhouses. However, the owners and operators of greenhouse production facilities often have a lot of questions about…

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Hemp Industries Association: Moving Forward

November 22nd, 2016

The annual Hemp Industries Association conference has grown tremendously since it began as a single-day event in the mid-1990s. In September, the 23rd annual event brought farmers, entrepreneurs, advocates and researchers together in Denver for two full days of panel discussions, and a tour of a hemp farm and processing…

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Blue Ribbon Cannabis

October 17th, 2016

  Organizers say the competition was a rousing success and they are already putting together an even bigger event for 2017. Flowering plants — which were prohibited for the inaugural event — will be allowed at next year’s competition. “The goal of this is to get people, at least here…

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United Patients Group hosts Utah MMJ seminar

October 10th, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY – United Patients Group (UPG), Sacred Roots of Healing and the Utah Association for Responsible Cannabis Legislation recently announced they will host an evening of information, education and awareness for lawmakers, health care providers, public safety officials and others at an invitation-only summit, “Medical Cannabis: The Science.…

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Washington contracts with Paladin Data for licensing

September 28th, 2016

POULSBO, Wash. — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has selected SMARTGOV, a cloud-based platform from Paladin Data Systems, to support licensing and enforcement for both the alcohol and newly legalized cannabis markets. SMARTGOV manages permitting and licensing through a hosted service, giving staffers, applicants and citizens visibility into the…

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New leadership takes over Southwest Cannabis Conference

September 27th, 2016

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The second annual Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo has announced new senior management for the upcoming business show on Oct. 14-16, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Demitri Downing will act as lead events producer. As a representative of the Southwest Event Group and co-founder of the Arizona…

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