urban-gro Launches Cannabis Industry’s First Line Of IoT Solutions

Last week at the MJBizCon, a major cannabis industry event held annually in Las Vegas, urban-gro launched the first technology line for cannabis growers utilizing Internet-of-Things (IoT). urban-gro, a cultivation technology company for commercial-scale growers, announced the launch of announced Soleil® Technologies, an integrated portfolio of hardware, software, and services […]

With Legal Cannabis on Its Way, California Growers Continue to Operate in the Dark

LAYTONVILLE, Calif. — From the sky they look like citrus groves, neat rows of lush emerald-colored plants set amid the hills of Northern California. But as a police reconnaissance helicopter banked for a closer look on a recent afternoon, the pungent smell of marijuana plants filled the cabin, wafting up […]

With Expansion, Top Cannabis Producer in Canada Expects to Double Production

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s biggest licensed producer of medical marijuana has bought land next to its greenhouse production site that will allow it to more than double the total volume of cannabis it can grow, its chief executive said on Thursday. Canopy Growth Corp’s (WEED.TO) Tweed Farms Inc subsidiary expects […]

Oregon Officials Set New Grow Limit on Medical Marijuana

Oregon public health officials this week drafted new rules for how many plants medical marijuana cardholders may grow at home or at a grow site registered with the state. The regulations are the result of legislation passed this year to tackle the flow of medical marijuana into the black market. The […]

California Is Growing Far More Marijuana Than It Smokes

People who closely follow the the cannabis industry have had a good laugh lately at headlines like “Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada.” But you’ll be none too surprised to hear that California finds itself having exactly the opposite problem. California is growing far more marijuana than it actually consumes, the […]

Flower’s Dominance Fluctuates

Sales of flower — everything from grams of Blue Dream to ounces of generic hybrid blends — dominate in all states with legal recreational marijuana, compared to other categories like concentrates, edibles and topicals. During the first quarter of 2017 in all channels between Colorado, Washington and Oregon, flower captured […]

Marijuana Growers Look to Go Organic

By Austa Somvichian-Clausen In the U.S., one square foot of indoor marijuana cultivation uses four times more energy than the same space in a hospital, eight times more energy than a commercial building, and 20 times more energy than a center for religious worship, according to a study by Lewis […]

Legalization and normalization – A personal perspective – Cannabis Business Executive

In my last column for CBE (https://www.cannabisbusinessexecutive.com/2017/05/when-abnormal-is-the-norm/), I wrote about the normalization of cannabis as it relates to operating a business in the cannabis industry. Today I want to address the same topic from a much more personal perspective. I have been using cannabis for my entire adult life, and […]