Category Archives: GROWING

CBD, Cannabis And Hemp: What Is The Difference Among These Products?

Massachusetts is one of 15 states to legalize cannabis for recreational use. While 67% of U.S. adults support marijuana legalization, public knowledge about cannabis is low. A third of Americans think hemp and marijuana are the same thing, according to the National Institutes of Health, and many people still search Google to find out whether […]

Cannabis Growing Operation First to Unionize in Canada with UFCW 1518

UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective agreement. Following a unanimous vote to ratify the new contract, Potanicals has become the first cannabis growing operation and extraction facility to unionize in Canada. Workers at the medical cannabis growing and processing facility […]

Father Of Cannabis Research Plans A New Revolution Nearly 60 Years Later

“The more we checked, the more we saw that we have a new potential alternative to probably two of the most horrible diseases you can find today.” In 1963, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam sent shockwaves through the scientific world when he became the first scientist to isolate and eventually synthesize the active psychoactive ingredients in the […]

Does Lighting Influence Chemical Profiles In Cannabis?

Do cucumbers prefer blue light during flowering? How is the chemical profile of a cannabis plant influenced by the duration of exposure to infrared light? Believe it or not, these are the kinds of questions farmers often find themselves asking. As cannabis research has amped up, cultivators are starting to find the answers they need […]

Thai Families Can Grow Six Pots of Cannabis Each as Rules Eased

Thai households can now grow six pots of cannabis each to supplement their income, the nation’s health minister said, as the first country in the region to legalize medical marijuana further eased rules to promote the crop’s commercial use. Families may form communities to grow marijuana and supply the crop to public hospitals and state […]

Man Who Served Eight Years For Cannabis Crime Now Part-Owns ‘World’s Largest Commercial Farm’

A man who spent eight years in state prison for selling cannabis in the United States is now a part-owner of one of the largest legal weed farms in the world. In fact, if their own video advertisement is to be believed, it’s ‘technically the largest commercial cannabis farm in the world right now’. However, […]

Jamaica Faces Marijuana Shortage As Farmers Struggle

Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have caused a shortage in the island’s famed but largely illegal market that experts say is the worst they’ve seen. “It’s a cultural embarrassment,” said Triston Thompson, chief […]

Sustainability In The Cannabis Industry: Truly Going Green

Thanks to a decades-long association with “hippies” and “tree-huggers,” cannabis has largely been considered a green (no pun intended) industry by the masses. Many may not realize that cannabis has never really been a sustainable industry, and with the commercialization of cannabis, things have continued to move in the wrong direction. As the co-founder of […]

Manitoba Man Challenges Province’s Recreational Cannabis Growing Ban

A Manitoba man is continuing his fight to grow recreational cannabis, challenging the provincial government’s ban on homegrown pot. Jesse Lavoie filed eight affidavits on Friday, seven from experts and one from himself, addressing government concerns on keeping cannabis out of the hands of children, flooding the black market, and protecting properties. “Combined, there’s over […]

Becoming ‘Plastic Negative’: How Cannabis And Hemp Can Lead The Way In Regenerative Farming

As the climate crisis looms large, the cannabis and hemp industries have begun to take a look at their collective plastic footprint. The “plastic problem” for cannabis has many factors at play. The majority of legal marketplaces require extra packaging in order to meet child-proof standards. Other issues include compliance, as each individual package is […]