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Legalization of Cannabis: A Guide to Marijuana Cultivation Laws by State
The United States is the land of the free, but some states are just a little bit freer than others. Among 25 states that have legalized marijuana, only five have also allowed the recreational use of the substance.
Jul 8, 2016 9:30 AM
Arizona to Allow Cultivating Industrial Hemp
In case the Arizona Department of Agriculture approves Senate Bill 1337, state farmers will be allowed to receive licenses for legally growing, distributing, and selling industrial hemp. The bill was passed by the Arizona House on May 10.
May 12, 2017 12:30 PM
Europe’s Largest Weed Factory to Expand Its Business
Have you heard about the biggest cannabis factory in Europe? No, it is not in the Netherlands! Switzerland has a king-size weed barn, and it is absolutely legal! Here you can learn more about this fascinating place and the recent tendencies in the development of the marijuana industry in the country.
Apr 10, 2017 12:45 PM
North Carolina Is Ready to Grow Hemp
Many U.S. states are warming up to the decision of cultivating the nonintoxicating cousin of marijuana. North Carolina has decided to conduct a statewide test and is now encouraging farmers to grow hemp. This year, a field where corn once grew could produce a new crop.
Mar 29, 2017 12:30 PM
How Will New Labor Standards Change California Cannabis Industry?
The cannabis industry in California is famous for its growing farms, but the majority of its workers are migrants who moved there for earning untaxed cash wages. In 2018, the state is going to put into effect new labor regulations aimed to give the weed industry the same status as any other agricultural industry has. So, how will new labor standards change the California cannabis industry?
Mar 8, 2017 12:20 PM
6 Marijuana Regulating Tips From Colorado Officials
After a long time of disregard, the Colorado Department of Agriculture has provided advice on marijuana regulations to other states during a recent convention in Denver.
Feb 27, 2017 12:20 PM
Industrial Hemp to Help Farmers in South Carolina
Industrial hemp has plenty of uses, and its benefits are far-reaching. Although it was legalized on the federal level in early 2014, it still faces one serious obstacle—its relation to the psychoactive cannabis plant. However, state legislators from South Carolina are now trying to legalize the crop that can significantly help the state’s farmers that are still having trouble due to the flood damage.
Feb 24, 2017 12:20 PM
Will New Mexico Expand Its Cannabis Program?
A new bill, aimed to expand cannabis rights in New Mexico, has recently appeared in the state’s Senate. According to the new measure, both patients and growers will have increased access to marijuana.
Jan 23, 2017 12:20 PM
Australians Can Now Apply for Licenses to Cultivate Medical Marijuana
The Australian government has recently allowed the legal growing of medical marijuana, giving the new cannabis cultivators a possibility to apply for licenses to grow the herb.
Nov 18, 2016 12:05 PM
Turkey Legalizes Cannabis Production for Scientific Purposes
Turkey has just made a significant step toward marijuana reform. The country has legalized scientific and medical cannabis production in nineteen provinces. However, cultivating and using weed for recreational purposes remains illegal.
Oct 20, 2016 12:20 PM
Washington Will Test Pot for Pesticides More Regularly
Two years after Washington state legalized cannabis, the officials decide to focus not only on the legality of sales but also on the quality of weed on the official market.
Sep 25, 2016 9:35 AM
Canadians Can Officially Grow Medical Cannabis
According to the new measure recently announced by Health Canada, patients who require medical marijuana treatment can officially cultivate their medicine.
Aug 19, 2016 9:40 AM
DEA Lowers Weed Production Limit for 2017
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has decided to propose a production limit of 1,000 pounds of marijuana in 2017, which is lower comparing to the amount cultivators should produce in 2016.
Jul 26, 2016 9:10 AM
North Carolina to Legalize Industrial Hemp Research
If the proposal of hemp cultivation for scientific purposes is authorized in the near future, researchers in North Carolina will get the opportunity to study the marketing potential of industrial hemp.
Jun 24, 2016 9:30 AM
Patenting Strains, Double-Edged Sword of Marijuana Industry
Intellectual property and copyright are essential issues for every field that creates something new. While the public consciousness mainly associates these issues with the music industry, Hollywood, and tech companies, emerging cannabis businesses have to formulate their approach to the topic of copyright as well.
Jun 19, 2016 9:15 AM
For the First Time Since WWII, Hemp Will Be Planted in West Virginia
After two years of developing regulations for a new hemp-growing project, the state officials finally allowed to grow hemp in West Virginia.
Jun 15, 2016 9:05 AM
Amsterdam to Start Experimental Cannabis Cultivation
Amsterdam is going to change its attitude to the cannabis cultivation. Now, commercial enterprises will be able to grow their own garden without risking to be arrested.
Jun 9, 2016 9:10 AM
Oregon Issues Licenses for Growing and Selling Recreational Weed
Since April 29, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has started to issue the first bunch of licenses for growing and selling recreational marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. Oregon is going to fully embrace the weed industry by early next year.
May 19, 2016 9:07 AM