Archive for January 2018

Medical Cannabis Protection: The Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment

Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment | medical marijuana

First introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2001, the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment is legislation intended to prohibit the U.S. Justice Department from spending any funds on actions designed to interfere with implementation of state level medical cannabis laws. It was not until May 2014 that the law passed the House and was passed in…

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What is Hydronic Cooling and Why Should I Care?

hydronic cooling

Hydronic cooling is ideal for creating precise cultivation environments. Choosing the right climate control system for an indoor cultivation facility is a big decision as it is usually the single largest capital expenditure a cultivator will make besides real estate (and sometimes not even that). More importantly, the success of a cultivation operation depends greatly…

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6 Growers’ Tips for Light Dep

light dep tips

Use these light dep tips to supercharge your grow with the sun. Light dep techniques are gaining in popularity, especially among new cannabis growers looking to maximize yield and get the most out of their allotted plants. With new cannabis markets opening up and marijuana law reform paving the way for personal home cultivation, there’s…

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Why Advanced Nutrients Is So Excited About The Future Of Organic Cannabis

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Advanced Nutrients was founded in 1999 by BigMike Straumietis when he saw an opportunity to create plant foods designed specifically for organic cannabis. Today, nearly 20 years later, the company brings in more than $105 million a year in sales in 97 countries, and employs 25 Ph.D.’s who design and test cutting-edge cannabis-growing technologies under…

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Cannabis Prohibition in Washington: The Good Old Days

cannabis prohibition

Washington state lead the way in medical marijuana laws, with original legalization for medical use in 1998. In 2012, Washington became the first U.S. state to legalize recreational use of cannabis for all adults 21 and over. The history of cannabis prohibition and legalization in Washington, however, is long and convoluted. The Washington State Legislature…

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Cole Memo Rescinded

cole memo

On January 4, 2018, Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions rescinded the 2013 Cole Memo, which provided protections from federal prosecution for states in which cannabis is legalized. Under the Cole Memo, federal prosecutors were disallowed from using any resources to enforce federal laws prohibiting marijuana. Now, they have been given full oversight…

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Cannabis as an International Commodity

cannabis industry | cannabis exports

Cannabis legalization is a global movement.  Currently, 29 nations have some form of medical cannabis laws in place. An equal number of American States have legalized cannabis to some degree. What may be most interesting is that nearly 10 nations have some Treaty or Agreement that allows for the international import and export of cannabis.…

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