Cannabis cultivators have been stuck in a battle in growing for the last two decades: how to eliminate the heat that is generated in cultivation facilities. Many clients have tried to solve this problem with 20-ton air handler units, 48-inch ducts and polytubes penetrating into their greenhouses and indoor spaces. Unfortunately, this has been the price to be paid for a sealed, controlled-environment agriculture facility.
In January 2008—just a couple of years after the dawn of its medical marijuana movement—Anthony Franciosi moved to Colorado. Including cannabis in the state's infrastructure was new. The potential existed only as an idea yet to manifest. Franciosi had been suffering from sports injuries that he thought could best be treated with a prescription for medical cannabis. Franciosi, however, was interested in participating on a much larger scale; his dream was to produce.
It's no secret that our recreational and medicinal cannabis industries are fraught with a landscape of transitory regulations. As the veil of prohibition is lifted from our beloved plant—state by state—an unsustainable trend is slowly emerging.
With the weather getting nicer and the smell of spring in the air, cannabis growers are beginning to plan their next grow. For years these grows have been “self-insured,” meaning that cannabis farm owners assume the risk if something happens, and have to incur the cost of a loss themselves. However, those days are behind us as cannabis becomes more mainstream and states allow these farmers to establish viable businesses. Because of this, the opportunity for growers to insure their crops has arrived!
Alea Matilda Vigil, also known as “Leggy Lea” is a cannabis industry model who hails from Denver, Colorado. At 34 years old, this mother of three is on her way to the top of the modeling sector in the cannabis industry.
Cannabis is a complex medicine that contains literally hundreds of types of molecules that, collectively, deliver medicinal relief for dozens of diseases and conditions. This unique herb possesses so many medical applications primarily because it is such an effective pain reliever (analgesic) and anti-inflammatory agent.
Non-cannabis related entrepreneurs have more of a chance in the cannabis industry than they probably realize; there are aspects of some pre-existing businesses that can be applied to the cannabis industry as it grows into a budding industrial market. One benefit of hitching a ride on the cannabis industry bandwagon is that it’s new. Big business has failed to established a strong foothold facilitating small business ventures to blossom and have a chance of growing with it.
We should stop throwing away perfectly good cannabis plants simply because the law calls them marijuana but the market has no use for them as a recreational drug. The time has come for our body politic to accept that there is a place in our economy for industrial marijuana.
Cannabiz Business Journalrecently caught up with Bethany Moore, the Communications and Projects Manager at the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). The NCIA is a national trade group in the United States that represents the “legal, regulated cannabis industry nationwide.”
On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced a new and controversial rule that invited a range of reactions among hempsters, from bitter resignation and outrage to cautious shrugs.
374 Labs, a cannabis testing laboratory certified in the state of Nevada, issued a press release back in December 2016 about being the first and only ISO 17025-accredited cannabis testing lab in the state. What does that mean?
At the end of 2016 the cannabis industry as a whole had many reasons to celebrate. However, as 2017 began, the industry mourned the untimely death of world-renowned cannabis geneticists, Green House Seed Co. front man and "strain hunter" Franco Loja, just 42 years young.
Join us for a celebration of legal marijuana in Sacramento California! You'll find hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment and more in our amazing expo hall. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, legal Q&As and more!
The Cannabis World Congress and Expo is the definitive business event for the cannabis industry. Exhibitors and sponsors bring cutting-edge solutions to owners and managers of businesses in this fast-growing industry, and a wealth of opportunity and knowledge to those looking to enter the market with potential partners and investors.
The Cannaisseur Tour is here to bring together experts and educators in the field of cannabis, wine, concentrates, edibles, and glass-makers to educate the public about safe and responsible use and access of cannabis.
Join us for a celebration of legal marijuana in Anchorage Alaska! You'll find hemp and cannabis products, accessories and tools, grow and harvest equipment and more in our amazing expo hall. Then, take in some great sessions on growing, medicinal benefits, prop 91 and more!