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Protecting the Integrity of Medical in an Adult Use Market

California is going through a major transition right now in its cannabis policy and regulations. Everything seems to be up in the air, yet none of us quite know how it will all land. With a thriving 21 year medical marijuana market, what are the things going forward that we need to be looking at […]

Compost Tea Primer

Fungal and Bacterial Teas for Different Phases of Plant Growth

Cannabis Factory Farming and Confined Feeding Operations

The Environmental Protection Agency defines confined feeding operations(CAFO) as a production process that concentrates large numbers of animals in relatively small and confined places, and that substitutes structures and equipment (for feeding, watering, temperature control, and manure management) for land and labor.” When animals are raised in such environments, all kinds of problems arise: There’s a […]

How Cannabis Production is Becoming More High-Tech

Cannabis production in commercial greenhouses was a hot discussion topic during the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association’s (NGMA) Spring Meeting in Savannah, GA, in April. One of the speakers at the event was Damian Solomon, Director of Cultivation at MedMen, which is nearing completion on a new cannabis production facility in Nevada. Solomon designs high-tech growing solutions […]

Sensible cannabis policies in Yolo County

It is time for the Yolo County Board of Supervisors to take the next step forward on sensible cannabis regulation. Residents of Yolo County have consistently voted in favor of legalization of cannabis. In the November 2016 election, more than 60 percent of Yolo County voters said yes to Proposition 64: California Marijuana Legalization Initiative. […]

Law Enforcement Raids Rogue Grow on Indian Land

WILLITS, 7/27/17 — Tuesday, July 25, a joint team of local and federal law enforcement officers raided the eastern property of the Sherwood Rancheria, in the Willits-Little Lake Valley, arresting six people and cutting down 2,421 plants. Interviews with neighbors give the impression that a very large grow had been operated for some time on […]

Biodynamic Growhouse in Sonoma Valley

An old turkey ranch near Glen Ellen is the site of a very new business model, applying biodynamic principals that have worked well in grape production and other agricultural practices to the rapidly-growing field of legal cannabis cultivation. SPARC, a medical cannabis cultivator started in San Francisco (as the San Francisco Patient and Resource Center), […]

The Poetry of Plants

INTERVIEWER: Tyler Mentel, Head of Design, Hybrid Tech INTERVIEWEE: Nelson Lindsley, Poetry of Plants Q: Can you tell us how you got into cultivation consulting and some background on yourself? In mid 2000s I was signed recording artist for Geffen Records. Cannabis was part of my creative expression. I was working a lot of audio and sound […]

Cannabis Conundrum

Growers want to grow, and residents want to open their windows. In its ongoing discussions about how to regulate the cannabis industry, Santa Barbara County Supervisors and staff convened on July 11 to receive public input and set priorities. Starting July 12, the county opened the 30-day scoping period for its Environmental Impact Report on […]

To Talk of Cannabis

Over the last 50 years, thanks to scientific achievements made in the field of cannabis research, the language we use to discuss our favorite plant has undergone a revealing transformation. In the ’60s and ’70s, my generation referred to it as grass, pot, weed, herb, sinsemillia, and, of course, marijuana. When it came to strain […]

Video: Cannabis Advocacy

What do National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA), Angeles Emeralds, LA Cannabis Task Force, California NORML, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have in common? They all participated in our most recent Connecting Cannabis event at The Abbey in […]

Event: Supporting Cannabis Advocacy

What do National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), International Cannabis Farmers Association (ICFA), Angeles Emeralds, LA Cannabis Task Force, California NORML, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have in common? They’ll all be at our event Monday night at The Abbey in West […]

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