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09
Nov

4 key differences between a commercial cannabis greenhouse and an ornamental greenhouse

When the legal industry began to emerge, indoor cannabis grow facilities were considered ideal for optimal growing because of the ability to control the environment entirely.

However, the industry is seeing a steady decline in cannabis prices so it’s becoming increasingly expensive to operate an indoor grow facility. As such, more and more growers are turning to greenhouse structures for their cannabis grow operation. Greenhouses were initially seen to pose a number of challenges for cannabis growers, but as marijuana greenhouse design and technology has advanced, growers are quickly learning that they can get a lot more bang for their buck by growing cannabis in a greenhouse instead of in a warehouse.

Thu
08
Nov

Canada: Second Cup is converting two of its Alberta stores to cannabis dispensaries

Canadian coffee chain Second Cup is dipping into recreational cannabis, writes Brandon Hicks. The board of the company acknowledges that while they have reported improved financial results since initially announcing its plan to sell recreational cannabis, they are still engaging in a strategic review of the chain following their latest assessment, according to 

Thu
08
Nov

Canopy Growth to spend $115 million to grow marijuana in Europe

Canopy Growth Corp., one of the world’s biggest medical cannabis companies, is planning a major investment in Europe.

Thu
08
Nov

Colorado study: Elders and marijuana

Many patients in a survey of people 65 and older in Colorado found marijuana effective for pain, a geriatric medicine specialist said.

"This was just a survey, so drawing conclusions about the benefits of marijuana use are limited," said Gretchen Orosz, a doctor in geriatric medicine at the University of Colorado's UCHealth Primary Care Clinic.

The survey, "Characteristics and Patterns of Marijuana Use in Community-Dwelling Older Adults," was published Oct. 6 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The survey was anonymous and completed by 345 people.

Thu
08
Nov

Six Oregon cities vote to allow marijuana business

Voters in six Oregon cities appear to have lifted or rejected bans on recreational marijuana businesses.

Ontario, Joseph, Klamath Falls, Gates, Sumpter and Clatskanie voted to allow recreational marijuana businesses within city limits, according to unofficial election results from the state Elections Division.

Voters in Joseph, Clatskanie, Ontario and Klamath Falls were overturning existing bans on recreational marijuana in those places.

Altogether, 29 local measures related to marijuana were on the ballot, according to an Oregon Capital Bureau analysis of the unofficial results.

Some communities had multiple measures relating to marijuana on the ballot, separating the question of whether to allow retail sales and to tax such sales.

Thu
08
Nov

Oregon: Ontario prepares for legal marijuana dispensaries after voters approve cannabis ordinance

Voters approved a resolution that will allow recreational marijuana dispensaries within city limits with a three percent tax on every sale. Even before election day potential owners started camping out in hopes of starting a cannabis dispensary on the Oregon border, the people camping out were happy to see the initiative past.

The city also anticipated the possibility of legalizing dispensaries by holding public meetings and listening to the citizens to put buffers in to protect residents.

Those buffers include dispensaries can't be within a thousand feet of parks and schools, 500 feet away from residential areas in a designated commercial or industrial zone and dispensaries can't be within 1,000 feet of each other.

Thu
08
Nov

How the cannabis industry is redefining supply chain management

Wholesale and retail veterans know that mastering the supply chain is the key to meeting customer expectations. However, it can also be one of the biggest operational headaches. What if you could start from scratch, optimizing the supply chain with brand new technologies built for the sole purpose of efficiency? That’s exactly what’s happening in the cannabis industry today.

The explosive growth of this space in such a short time has created a need for a new era of supply chain management to help operators adapt to new regulations, distribution models and other issues related to a highly-regulated but thriving industry.

Thu
08
Nov

California: Central coast voters approve cannabis business taxes

Voters across the Central Coast resonated with the prospect of bringing cannabis businesses to the area by passing seven separate measures toward that tax.

Cities in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, including Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Goleta, Lompoc and Solvang, all voted yes on passing the cannabis tax measures by quite a landslide.

Goleta had a final tally of 81.9 percent voting yes and 18.1 percent voting no on the measure, similar to Solvang’s results of around 80 percent for yes votes and 20 percent for no votes. Lompoc also had a high approval percentage, with 76.7 percent voting yes and 23.3 percent turning down the tax.

Thu
08
Nov

5 of the best marijuana-friendly travel destinations (besides Colorado, obviously)

Colorado will forever be the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana, but as more states and countries follow suit the possibilities for traveling with bud are blooming.

If you're itching to visit new and exciting destinations but want to do make sure that you can engage in cannabis culture while doing so, take a look through this list of marijuana-friendly travel destinations.

Thu
08
Nov

Michigan: Marijuana attractions in the near future?

If you have a layover in Denver, 420 Airport Pickupwill take you to a marijuana dispensary, a place to get high and on a scenic tour before dropping you back off at Denver International Airport. 

Or there's the art studio where you can smoke pot while painting with acrylics; Kush and Canvases also offers a class on rolling sushi – and joints. On a Budz and Sudz tour, you can visit both craft breweries and a marijuana growing operation in Denver, riding a tour bus stocked with snacks. 

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