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29
Mar

Exclusive: Working toward an efficient future in power-hungry cannabis grow facilities

Marijuana is often associated with a nostalgic, hippie, care-free lifestyle, but as legalization occurs throughout the world, the user demographics and outlook on cannabis is changing. The reality is that legal cannabis is actually becoming a massive, corporate industry that is having major environmental impact.

Currently, marijuana is the most energy-intensive commodity in agriculture due to the high energy costs required for 24-hour indoor lighting and HVAC systems in indoor production facilities. Most commercially produced cannabis is produced in indoor grow facilities, which consumes more energy and resources than outdoor facilities.

Fri
23
Mar

Announcement: Canadian cannabis legalization imminent following last minute vote

Thursday evening was a very promising night for the Canadian cannabis industry and advocates all over the country as the Senate officially approved in principle bill C-45 that will make recreational marijuana legal across the country.

As Canada quickly ramps up toward legalization, we at 420 Intel have a very exciting announcement to make: the launch date of 420 Intel Canada!

420 Intel Canada will be a unique Canadian experience that coincides with nationwide legalization as a news site dedicated entirely to the Canadian cannabis industry. We’ll be keeping you updated on:

Fri
23
Mar

Friday Funny: The most 'Canadian' diagram of cannabis grow area

Canadians don’t all live in igloos and they don’t all ride polar bears to work, but a standard sized hockey rink is a perfectly valid unit of measurement.

At least this is true according to the report released by the Government of Canada on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis.

The report details the feedback given following a 60-day public consultation launched by Health Canada for proposed regulations for legal marijuana in the country.

Section 2.3 outlines the proposed thresholds for micro-cultivation and micro-processing so that small producers can also participate in the country’s legal industry.

Thu
22
Mar

U.S. Congress set to approve federal budget which will continue to protect medical marijuana companies

By Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

The new spending plan that was proposed last night at Congress will once again protect medical marijuana patients and business in legal states.

When Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in early January of this year, the legal marijuana industry in the United States was left vulnerable to federal enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act if the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment would not be included in the next budget.

Fri
09
Mar

Exclusive: Burning the stigma of cannabis as “the gateway drug”

Early last week, over 40 Governors descended on Washington DC to attend the 110th National Governor’s Association meeting. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in attendance and where he is typically vocal and aggressive with his opinions on marijuana, he was reportedly dismissive toward governors wanting to speak with him about state and federal laws on medical and recreational cannabis.

Wed
14
Feb

The Best Laid Plans: Why Your Cannabusiness Needs a PR Response Strategy

One of the biggest mistakes a business can make is believing a company crisis could never happen to them. However, as seen in the news almost daily, all it takes is one bad customer service representative and a smartphone to force a business to surrender its reputation completely.

As more and more areas worldwide legalize marijuana both medicinally and recreationally each day, businesses, both big and small, are popping up to accommodate and capitalize on the rapidly growing industry. Like any business, there are an infinite number of things that can go wrong from safety concerns, to a disgruntled employee slandering the company. In any case, companies should place heavy importance on quality public relations to avoid and manage crises.  

Wed
07
Feb

Cory Gardner’s attack on the Justice Department over Cannabis continues

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner remains firm in his vow to jam all appointments to the Department of Justice until Attorney General Jeff Sessions softens his stance on marijuana according to an article released by the Denver Post.

Sen. Gardner’s siege to protect both Colorado’s cannabis industry and the state’s sovereignty has stopped at least 11 nominees from getting a Senate floor vote, and there is nothing in sight to suggest that Gardner and Sessions can find common ground.

All of this stems from a decision made last month by Sessions to repeal a policy originally established by Obama which left alone states that have legalized marijuana, like Colorado, despite the fact that it’s still illegal at the federal level.

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