High Park Farms Receives Cannabis Cultivation License From Health Canada

High Park Farms will begin cultivating cannabis plants in its greenhouse next week.

CANADA:  High Park Farms announced that it has received a federal license from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The High Park Farms facility, which is anticipated to represent an investment of up to $30 million, features 13 acres of greenhouse on 100 acres of property in Read the full article…

Putting Pesticides In Their Place

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By Richard Freeman Pesticide use in the Cannabis industry has received some bad press lately.  In Colorado, producers have recalled several large batches of edibles over the last year due to pesticide contamination. In 2015, consumers in the same state sued a producer for selling organically-labeled products tainted with pesticides. Denver health officials quarantined 60,000 Read the full article…

Upscale Marijuana Is Moving Online

Although California has yet to legalize recreational marijuana use, the estimated annual cannabis harvest in Humboldt County alone is greater than the yearly demand in Colorado several times over.

CALIFORNIA:  The parking lot at Wonderland Nursery is often full of Ford F-150s belonging to area growers, who have come to pick up clones — stem cuttings of cannabis that have been replanted — and glean advice for their crops. The airy, two-story facility sits on the outskirts of Garberville, Calif., a little hub of Read the full article…

Marijuana Farmers Lose Seattle Tax Exemption

Marijuana farmers will no longer be able to take the agricultural exemption from the Business and Occupation tax.

WASHINGTON:  The Seattle City Council moved to close a tax loophole that benefits the pot growing business Monday, but it left the loophole alone for all other farmers. Councilmember Nick Licata said that Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are already paying a business tax, giving the city more than $100,000 a year. And he believes marijuana farmers Read the full article…

College Of Cannabis Opens In Tampa As Vote On Medical Marijuana Looms

The ballot vote to allow the sale of marijuana for medical use in Florida is nine months away, but already some entrepreneurs are planning to tap into the market a positive vote would create.

FLORIDA: On the first day of class at cannabis college, the professor gave a quick survey of a long history: from a Chinese emperor’s writings on hemp to the founding of High Times magazine. But the students gathered in a red-carpeted meeting room of a Residence Inn didn’t perk up until the lecture turned to botany, Read the full article…

CalNORML to Challenge Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ruling

“If you ban dispensaries and you ban cultivation, you’re ripping the heart out of California's medical marijuana laws,” said Elford. "This decision conflicts with the intent of the electorate and Legislature and should not be allowed to stand."

CALIFORNIA: In an action supported by California NORML, medical marijuana patient James Maral will file a petition with the California Supreme Court to review the recent Third District Appellate Court decision upholding the city of Live Oak’s ban on medical marijuana cultivation. San Francisco Attorney Joe Elford will draft and file the petition. “If you ban dispensaries and Read the full article…