Category: Cultivation

Wholesale marijuana prices on the east coast strong as industry grows

Up and down the Eastern United States, cannabis growers and business owners are reporting healthy prices for pounds of marijuana, both medical and recreational. Prices range from $2,000 a pound for flower all the way up to $4,200, depending on the state. But cultivators are still facing regulatory hurdles and the growing pains of keeping […]

What medical cannabis firms can learn from Harvest’s compliance conundrums

Harvest Health & Recreation is in high-stakes clashes with medical marijuana regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the disputes could potentially offer other MMJ firms cautionary lessons around the necessity to maintain extremely pristine regulatory compliance in state-legal markets. At stake for Harvest are more than a dozen dispensary, processing and cultivation licenses in the […]

How to harness the odor emanating from your cannabis grow

Published 1 min ago | By Bart Schaneman (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the August issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Not everyone likes the aroma of marijuana. Many municipalities, in fact, have laws requiring cultivation operations to mitigate or control the smell of cannabis. And some marijuana companies, simply seeking […]

Massachusetts marijuana company fined $50,000 for use of pesticides

M3 Ventures, a marijuana company in Massachusetts, was hit with a $50,000 fine by state regulators for using prohibited pesticides at its cultivation facility and lying about it. M3 Ventures, which does business as Triple M, is both a marijuana retailer and cultivator. The company was first forced to quarantine products by the state late […]

Second medical marijuana crop planted in Louisiana

Published 5 mins ago Southern University’s medical cannabis grower planted its first marijuana seeds, marking the second MMJ crop planted in the state. The two crops represent an important step in allowing the fledgling MMJ industry to take root in the state. Officials of the Baton Rouge university said seeds were planted this week by […]

New Washington state law worries marijuana growers over cross-pollination from hemp farms

A new Washington state law has marijuana cultivators concerned over the potential of cross-pollination from hemp growers, which could prove disastrous to their bottom line if it occurs – potentially costing them up to tens of thousands of dollars in damages. In April, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5276 into law, opening up the […]

Washington state offers up cannabis traceability ‘workaround’ in wake of software release problems

Problems with the software release for the Washington state cannabis traceability system persist, as state regulators on Thursday announced a workaround for marijuana business-to-business transfers. The state’s response comes after a problematic software rollout that cost businesses significant losses was said to be fixed on Wednesday. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued […]

‘Breakdown’ in Washington state cannabis commerce over traceability system update costs businesses thousands

An outage of Washington state’s seed-to-sale traceability system prevented hundreds of cannabis producers, processors and retailers from conducting business-to-business transactions over the past four days. The outage, which started Saturday night and ended Wednesday morning, resulted in significant lost sales, according to some of the state’s marijuana businesses. “People are losing hundreds of thousands of […]

California county raids huge illegal marijuana grow

Yet another California county raided an enormous cannabis grow, seizing a whopping 9,000 unlicensed plants. This one – which took place in wine country’s famed Sonoma County – is part of an ongoing effort against the illicit market, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Sonoma County officials have shuttered 863 unlicensed MJ grows in the past […]

Most wholesale cultivators competing on marijuana quality

Many wholesale cannabis growers choose to compete on quality, even while market forces favor growers who can reliably supply low-cost cannabis. Nearly half of U.S. cultivators are attempting to make high-quality flower their key differentiator, according to the recently released 2019 Marijuana Business Factbook. But with flower sales on the decline, the market likely will […]