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Oregon marijuana grows are causing problems for the state’s electrical grid

 

SALEM, Ore. — Indoor growing operations for legal marijuana businesses are causing problems for Oregon’s electrical grid, according to officials from electrical utility company.

Pacific Power said Wednesday that Oregon marijuana grow operations have taken grids above capacity, blowing out seven transformers since July and causing outages and equipment damage, reported The Statesman Journal.

The problems are a remnant of marijuana’s black market past, when substandard electrical work powered the lights at growing sites.

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07
Nov

Flandreau tribe temporarily suspending marijuana operations

Tribe destroying crop; hopes to work out solution with U.S. Department of Justice Buy Photo

Marijuana plants in the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's growing facility Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in Flandreau, S.D.(Photo: Joe Ahlquist / Argus Leader)Buy Photo

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is temporarily suspending its marijuana cultivation and distributing facilities and is destroying its existing crop as leaders seek clarification on regulations from the federal government, according to the tribe's lawyer.

Seth Pearman said the suspension is pivotal to the continued success of the marijuana venture and that tribal leadership is confident that after getting clarification from the U.S. Department of Justice, "it will be better suited to succeed."

Sat
07
Nov

Marijuana business school seeks to prepare small business owners for legalization

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A failed attempt to legalize marijuana in Ohio loomed large at a so-called "cannabis academy" held Saturday in Cleveland, but speakers urged attendees to not give up and to prepare for eventual legalization of the drug.

During the event, which was put on by ComfyTree Enterprises at the FirstMerit Convention Center, speakers from several groups put forth plans to either decriminalize or legalize marijuana in the coming year.

Jacob Wagner, an attorney and organizer for Legalize Ohio 2016, said his organization will seek legalization next year without the use of a mascot such as Buddie, a part cannabis plant and part superhero that traveled the state as part of the failed Issue 3 campaign.

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07
Nov

Santee Sioux Tribe Suspends Marijuana Operation

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The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is burning millions of dollars worth of marijuana intended to be sold in the nation's first pot smoking lounge on tribal land, KELOLAND News has confirmed.

A source tells KELOLAND News that the decision was made because the tribe didn't want to deal with the ongoing controversy with the federal government. Instead, they want to sell marijuana the right way and the safest way possible.

Sat
07
Nov

DEA Chief Says Medical Marijuana Is A Joke, This Is Why He's Wrong

This morning, CBS posted a series of quotes from the newly appointed DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg regarding the legitimacy of medical marijuana. In his statement, he says that marijuana is not medicinal, and that smoking it has never been shown to be a safe or effective form of treatment for various conditions.

“What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not. We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine —that is a joke.”

Fri
06
Nov

Maryland's nascent medical marijuana industry already booming

 

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Fri
06
Nov

A Press Release From Gaia's Garden regarding the recent recall

First and foremost, we at Gaia's Garden wish to apologize to our industry partners and colleagues, and especially our customers and patients. The recall of some of our products is very disappointing. We pride ourselves on both the effectiveness and safety of our products, and it is upsetting that this managed to occur despite our diligent efforts to produce only the highest quality and fully compliant products. While we were not the source of the contaminated cannabis, we take full responsibility for the products we produce. Although disappointing, this recall has already led us to take extra steps in validating all cannabis on intake and to continue going the extra mile to ensure that any cannabis we use in production is fully compliant, tested and safe for consumption. 

Fri
06
Nov

Dreaming of the billion-dollar high in California’s marijuana green rush

It is Friday night and I am standing on the doorstep of my San Francisco apartment looking down in disbelief at the neatly packaged, vacuum-sealed bag of green-grey marijuana buds in my hands which has just been delivered by a friendly and courteous driver, 16 minutes after it was ordered online. An eighth of an ounce (3.5g) of Purple Platinum cost $25 after a $20 promotional discount. The payment was cash only. The label lists the strain – apparently a classic of the state’s marijuana-growing region – along with the retail dispensary that supplied it. Everything is legal.

Fri
06
Nov

Meaningful Work Should Be Every CEO’s Top Priority

I was speaking this week with a new CEO of a new public company that is just being spun off from their parent company. Imagine all the important tasks on his plate involving investors and customers. And yet he told me his top priority is getting his employees engaged in the mission of their new company and helping them see how their industrial products are really becoming technology products and playing an important role in the lives of their customers.

He’s not alone. Gallup tells us that 87% of global employees are disengaged, so it should be the top priority for every CEO.

Fri
06
Nov

Marijuana's Next Step: CannaFo Creates Cannabis Hub

BEND, Ore.Nov. 5, 2015 -- The Marijuana/Cannabis industry just came into full bloom with a major online resource for one of the nation's fastest-growing industries. CannaFo.com has harnessed technology to become the world's first comprehensive online directory, marketplace, news portal, growing advice resource and social media platform.

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