California Lawmakers Say New Marijuana Cultivation Laws Favor Large Corporate Farms

California’s new rules allowing marijuana cultivation favor large corporate farms despite a promise in Proposition 64 that small growers would be protected, according to a group of state lawmakers and marijuana industry leaders who called Monday for the policy to be changed. The California Department of Food and Agriculture issued emergency rules […]

Iowa Health Department Issues First Medical Marijuana Producer License

A new Des Moines company is expected to become Iowa’s first legal producer of medical marijuana products. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that it intends to issue a license to MedPharm Iowa, which would produce medications derived from cannabis plants. Department spokeswoman Polly Carver-Kimm said MedPharm’s permit is expected to […]

New Medical Marijuana Rules in Michigan Will Allow All-In-One Facilities

LANSING, MI – A new medical marijuana facility licensed by the state will be able to grow, process and sell medical marijuana at the same location, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced on Thursday. The legislature last year passed legislation to legalize and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, but left some particulars 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 […]

Pennsylvania Announces 12 Firms Allowed to Grow Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania health officials chose two growing facilities slated to grow medical marijuana for southeastern Pennsylvania. Franklin Labs LLC and Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania were announced as winners for the Philadelphia region. Franklin Labs is aligned with Garden State Dispensary of New Jersey. There was no readily available information on Prime […]

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 […]

Ohio Medical Marijuana Grow Regulations Have Been Finalized – Cannabis Business Executive

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Medical marijuana will be grown on up to 24 licensed sites statewide — subject to some of the highest fees in the country — under the final rules presented to lawmakers Monday. The cultivator portion of the rules, which also details the application and license fees for […]

California Marijuana Has Gone Industrial – Cannabis Business Executive

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket. After years of marijuana being cultivated […]