California Regulators Propose Capping Cannabis Grows at 1 Acre

According to cannabis industry environmental regulations proposed by the California Department of Food & Agriculture, cultivators would not be allowed to grow more than 1 acre of cannabis, regardless of municipal rules, until 2023, the Eureka Times-Standard reports. Operators expressed mixed reviews of the plan as some would have to completely overhaul their business plan, […]

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Ask a Grower: How to Find a Location for Your Commercial Grow?

With the industry facing strict and over-reaching regulations, cannabis growers need to put a lot of thought into choosing a location for their commercial grow site. There are tons of things to consider — zoning, neighbors, the climate, local and state laws — and if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for or exactly where […]

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Federal Agency Reports on Worker Safety in Cannabis Cultivation Jobs

In an April report issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which comprises the industrial hygienic research team for the Center for Disease Control (CDC), government scientists have investigated and determined the major health and safety risks of working on a cannabis farm. Scientists visited the site of Farmer Tom Organics in […]

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North Carolina Farmers Begin Planting Pilot Hemp Crops

The North Carolina Hemp Commission has received an opinion from the state attorney general’s office to allow them to license farmers who want to obtain industrial hemp seeds from another state, according to a report from Southeast Farm Press. The memo allows farmers approved under the state’s pilot program to source domestic seed for their […]

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The Greening of Architecture: Design Options for a Successful Cannabis Facility

The choice of building materials for a cannabis project requires considerations of aesthetic appeal, initial and ongoing costs, life-cycle assessment considerations (such as material performance, longevity, durability, availability, and impact on the environment), and the ability to reuse, recycle or dispose of the material during construction and at the end of its life-cycle. Whether designing […]

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Cooperative Gardens Not Faring Well Under Washington MMJ Laws

Despite being among the first states to legalize medical cannabis, Washington state has backpedaled in recent years. Particularly, patients who rely on cooperative gardens are not faring well, according to a document obtained by Ganjaprenuer through a Freedom of Information Act. Washington’s medical cannabis system evolved for fifteen years following the passage of I-692 in […]

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Josh Haupt: Three a Light, a Luxury Cannabis Cultivation Guide

Josh Haupt is the owner of three Colorado-based cannabis companies: Success Nutrients, Superfarm, and Tree House. Recently, Josh joined us for an interview about his recent release of Three a Light (as in three pounds per light), a luxury cannabis growing guide based on his experience. In this interview, Josh tells our host TG Branfalt about his earliest […]

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Future Hazy for Sonoma County Cannabis Cultivators Following New Zoning Laws

A plan approved by Sonoma County California’s Board of Supervisors last December could force thousands of the region’s cannabis growers out of business, resulting in the loss of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenues, according to a Press Democrat report. The law bans large-scale commercial cannabis cultivation in areas outside the city limits. […]

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Stories and Photos from Emerald Cup 2016

This past weekend was the 13th annual celebration of the Emerald Cup at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. The size of the event continued to increase with about 30% more vendors than last year and 50% more Emerald Cup competition entries. About 30,000 people attended over the course of the two-day event. […]

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Humboldt County Growers’ Strain Named Emerald Cup’s Top Flower

Zkittles, a flower strain from Humboldt County growers The Dookie Brothers, took home the top prize at this year’s Emerald Cup, according to the Emerald Report. The strain was described as “Skittles from the vending machine at a high school football game,” with a sweet tropical flavor and smell. The event was only the second […]

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Fleurish Farms: Perfecting Sungrown Indoor Cannabis

It takes a lot of energy to grow cannabis indoors, and as the legal industry has gained momentum, much attention has been paid to the energy footprints of producers who run indoor grow facilities. While arguments between indoor & outdoor growers have existed for some time, a regulated market brings a new level of public scrutiny to […]

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Little Interest So Far in Growing Cannabis for the Feds Following DEA Policy Changes

A report by Stat News has found little interest from a dozen agricultural colleges to grow cannabis at the behest of the Drug Enforcement Agency, following an announcement by the agency that they would expand their federally sanctioned research program. Cornell University, the University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, the University of Vermont, […]

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Cannabis Growers’ Fair Attracts OR Growers from Around the State

The Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair last weekend attracted people from every corner of the state — and from beyond Oregon’s borders — to Salem, the state’s capital, for a two-day event of cannabis networking and celebrating the art of cannabis cultivation. The fair took place in an exhibition hall on the Oregon State Fairgrounds. The […]

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Oregon State Fair to Feature Live Cannabis Plants

For the first time in history — and in a telling demonstration of how far Oregon’s normalization process has come — live cannabis plants will be on display this year at the Oregon State Fair. The fair, a celebration of the finest Oregon farm crops and livestock, runs August 26 through September 5 at the […]

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Colombia Awards First MMJ License to Canadian Company

Colombia has awarded its first medical marijuana business license to a Canada-based company, PharmaCielo Ltd. The company’s production duties will fall to PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings, a subsidiary of the Canadian company located in Rionegro, The City Paper reported last week. For decades, Colombia played an infamous role in the illegal international drug trade. Today, the government […]

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Making Cannabis Plants Thrive with Phosphorus

Phosphorus (P) is an essential macro element, required for the success of all known life forms, including cannabis plants. P is especially important for early stage root development, stem strength, resistance to disease, nutrient uptake, flower formation and yield. All aspects of cannabis growth and development are explicitly dependent on P availability. Phosphorus acts as […]

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Pending Regulations Set to Wipe Out Washington’s Artisan Cannabis Growers

With legalization going mainstream and big businesses overtaking small ones, Washington’s longtime local cannabis growers and medical marijuana gurus are being pushed to the fringes of the market. Strict new regulations set to go into effect on July 17 will all but extinguish many such legacy growers. Approved by voters in 1998, Washington’s medical cannabis program is one of the […]

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Stop Growing Cannabis Indoors

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Jeremy Moberg, and was edited and assembled by the Ganjapreneur editorial staff. Jeremy is founder and CEO of CannaSol, an eastern Washington I-502 cannabis producer that grows marijuana solely using the power of the sun. The cannabis industry has a problem. A really big problem: it’s terrible for […]

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Why Do Some Cannabis Plants Turn Purple?

If you’ve ever wondered what causes some cannabis strains to turn purple as they mature, you’re not alone. Writers from the Cannabis Genomic Research Initiative recently explained the issue in detail. Ultimately, there is a lot more to it than the simple “nature vs. nurture” argument people will often fall back on: Physical traits in […]

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Grow Tips: Are Your Stems and Leaves Turning Purple?

When plants lack phosphorus, purpling or reddening of the leaves and stems can occur. Signs usually begin in lower leaves and branches and slowly work their way up the plant. Bear in mind that some plants naturally turn red or purple due to their genetics but if you keep having this problem with many different strains, […]

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Four Methods for Growers to Lower Their Electricity Bills

A hot topic in the new marijuana mainstream is electricity use. Considering that four states and Washington D.C. have voted for recreational marijuana, half the country has legalized medical marijuana in some form, and that many more legalization laws are expected on the ballot in 2016, the stress on electrical grids from production companies in the […]

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