Boulder-Based Vera Aims to Take High Energy Use out of Marijuana Cultivation Equation

Cliff Grassmick, Daily CameraEric Haughton is chief production at Vera Cultivation, which boasts a first-of-its-kind facility that drastically reduces the amount of energy consumed in growing cannabis.

Alex Park and his two partners wanted to grow cannabis commercially without using an excessive amount of energy, a problem that has plagued indoor marijuana cultivation. Continue reading “Boulder-Based Vera Aims to Take High Energy Use out of Marijuana Cultivation Equation”

Canopy Growth CEO says ‘For sure there’s a marijuana bubble’

Canopy Growth Corporation saw its shares fall 13% on Wednesday after reporting disappointing earnings that included a revenue decline. Analysts had expected better results from Canopy after Canada launched legal recreational marijuana sales on Oct. 17. Continue reading “Canopy Growth CEO says ‘For sure there’s a marijuana bubble’”

From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling

After a long and successful career up on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the sunset and sell his 70-acre Parachute ranch for the next generation to take the reigns.

Known far and wide as “America’s Most Trusted Horseman,” last year Lyons moved forward with his plans to sell, even meeting with a potential buyer who felt the ranch could be a great location for a hemp and CBD (Cannabidiol) oil facility. But when Lyons began reflecting on his life and retirement he knew he wasn’t ready to walk away from his home for the past 40-plus years. Continue reading “From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling”

Non-U.S. citizens advised to stay away from jobs in Colorado marijuana industry

Marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance. Normally, this hasn’t been a tricky distinction for the industry’s state-licensed employees, except by one standard. Their immigration status. Continue reading “Non-U.S. citizens advised to stay away from jobs in Colorado marijuana industry”

Hickenlooper says he doesn’t see the benefit of rescinding marijuana policy for Trump Administration

After news broke earlier this week that Attorney General Jeff Session has rescinded the Cole Memo, changing how the government enforces federal marijuana laws, Gov. John Hickenlooper told CNN Saturday that he didn’t see how the move would help the Trump administration. Continue reading “Hickenlooper says he doesn’t see the benefit of rescinding marijuana policy for Trump Administration”

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month

Colorado marijuana sales are holding steady.

Cannabis shops across the state sold a little more than $136.6 million in flower, edibles, concentrates, and accessories for September 2017, according to The Cannabist’s calculations on tax statistics released Thursday by the state Department of Revenue. Continue reading “Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month”

California marijuana growers reeling from “most financially trying, stressful year ever”

“This time of year, everyone’s harvesting. And now, the annual paycheck that we’ve been working all year to earn may have been burnt to a crisp or will soon dry out due to lack of water.”

The stresses felt by cannabis farmer Ahren Osterbrink, a Redwood Valley resident evacuated since the onset of the Mendocino Lake Complex fire, are feelings mirrored by countless farmers. Continue reading “California marijuana growers reeling from “most financially trying, stressful year ever””

Denver’s first-in-the-nation program for social marijuana use at businesses is officially accepting applications

Denver’s voter-authorized program to allow social marijuana use at some businesses is ready for launch, city officials said Thursday as they announced they were ready to accept applications. Continue reading “Denver’s first-in-the-nation program for social marijuana use at businesses is officially accepting applications”

Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector

As Scotts Miracle-Gro settles in on its play in hydroponics, it’s ratcheting down a buying spree and turning attention to integration and cost-saving.

The venerable lawn-and-garden company’s goal is simple:

“To become the best supplier of hydroponic growing products in the world to both the consumer and professional markets,” Scotts CEO Jim Hagedorn told analysts and investors Tuesday. Continue reading “Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector”

Legal cannabis sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Continue reading “Legal cannabis sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law”