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By | July 23, 2016

Building or Converting to a Greenhouse? Four Considerations for Commercial Growers

Successful cannabis cultivation practices leverage commercial agricultural industry practices for the most efficient and cost-effective production of the crop. Since the 1990s, the cannabis industry has cultivated primarily in indoor warehouses and outdoor farms, however the industry is experiencing...

By | March 29, 2016

Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Washington State Marijuana Laws

Washington State Marijuana Laws are seemingly ever-changing. Our friends at Canna Law Blog wrote a great article highlighting some more recent changes in Washington’s marijuana laws, and we wanted to share:   Highly regulated industries often experience changes to...

By | January 20, 2016

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are being Shut Down in Washington

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are being Shut Down in Washington, as the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board continues its campaign to purge Seattle of medical marijuana dispensaries this week, issuing notices to medical shop owners to either get licensed...

By | January 7, 2016

Oregon Implementing a New 25% Tax on Recreational Cannabis

Oregon recreational marijuana users may be surprised to see prices have jumped today, with Oregon implementing a new 25% tax on recreational cannabis.   The tax hike coincides with the first day that the state’s Liquor Control Commission has begun...

By | December 23, 2015

New York is Getting Ready for Medical Marijuana

New York is getting ready for medical marijuana, as the first legal medicinal dispensaries are preparing to open their doors.  The state recently began issuing licenses for businesses operating in the medical marijuana industry to grow and sell cannabis,...

By | December 14, 2015

Mexico to Issue Permits Allowing for Marijuana Use and Cultivation

Mexico issued the country’s first permits allowing for marijuana use and cultivation today.  The permits were issued as part of the Mexican Supreme Court’s ruling in November that the cultivation and consumption of cannabis is covered by the country’s...

By | November 30, 2015

Members of Congress Hope to Slash DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Budget

The DEA has had a rough year regarding their unwavering stance against cannabis, and some Congressmen would like to see the agency’s efforts devoted to more important issues. Last week, 12 congressmen wrote the House leadership to push a...

By | November 23, 2015

Alaska may become the First State to Legalize Cannabis Bars

Alaska may become the first state to legalize cannabis bars, making it the first state to legalize the consumption of marijuana outside of a private space such as a person’s home.  The state’s Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 in...

By | November 20, 2015

President Obama to Fire Current Leader of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency

A bipartisan group of seven lawmakers called on President Obama to fire Chuck Rosenberg, the current leader of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, adding their voices to nearly 100,000 other people who have recently signed an online petition from...

By | November 6, 2015

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 Introduced by Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continued his progressive streak this week by introducing a bill in the United States Senate that would officially end Federal criminalization of cannabis.  The bill, called the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition...