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Advanced Nutrients Reorganizes for the Future

Founded in 1999 by CEO Michael “BigMike” Straumietis, West Hollywood, California-based Advanced Nutrients has been a staple of the cannabis industry for as long as there has been an identifiable industry. Straumietis is not called BigMike for nothing, of course. He is a large man who built his business up to become an omnipresent fixture…

How to Get a Job Like Mine in the Cannabis Industry

To find your heart’s work, you must listen within, ignore the critics and be brave enough to leap. In my early 20s, I drove over two hours in the middle of a frigid Michigan winter to see Kurt Vonnegut speak. I was excited to see one of my literary heroes, and I thought it wouldn’t…

Maine’s cannabis producers see high costs of lighting up

The industry, pinched by high energy costs and low wholesale prices, seeks out cheaper grow-lamp options. WARREN — Rows of cannabis seedlings, 18 inches high and three weeks old, swayed recently in the breeze created by wall fans inside the nursery at Windhill Organics, a medical marijuana growing operation in the midcoast. Overhead, two 1,000-watt…

Canopy shares plunge as pot producer posts another loss

Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO), posted another core loss on Thursday, denting investor hopes that the cannabis producer would turn profitable anytime soon, sending its U.S.-listed shares down 10%. The company’s quarterly gross margin was impacted by a decline in production, lower prices in the Canadian recreational business, a shift in business mix and fall in…

In the Arkansas governor’s race, Chris Jones supports adult use marijuana vote, Sarah Sanders stays mum

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Jones supports a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in the state and would try to pass marijuana-related criminal justice reforms through the state legislature if he were to take office in January, the candidate said during a phone interview last week. In an interview with Arkansas Cannabiz focused primarily on marijuana…

D.C. To Start Inspecting Marijuana Gifting Stores For Health Code And Tax Violations

D.C. regulators will start inspecting marijuana gifting stores in September for health code, tax, and licensing violations, potentially increasing the pressure on businesses that some local legislators say have been skirting the law and undermining the city’s regulated medical marijuana dispensaries. According to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration, which regulates medical marijuana sales in D.C. and would…

Switzerland Has ‘Laid The Groundwork For Its Medical Cannabis Industry To Flourish’ And Could Soon Be Exporting ‘Very High-Quality Flower’

LAST week Switzerland became the latest in a string of European countries to relax its restrictive access to medical cannabis for both patients and businesses. Although the country has one of the oldest medical cannabis schemes and most developed CBD industries, patient numbers appear to have been in decline for nearly half a decade, as…

Recreational pot in Florida? State’s largest medical marijuana operator files constitutional amendment for 2024 ballot

TALLAHASSEE — Trulieve, the state’s largest medical-marijuana operator, and country-music legends The Bellamy Brothers are backing a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow recreational use of marijuana by people 21 or older. The proposed amendment was filed Monday at the state Division of Elections, with Tallahassee-based Trulieve contributing $5 million to the effort to get…

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