Category: Cultivation

Nevada marijuana mogul sues competitor for slander

Armen Yemenidjian, a big player in the Las Vegas cannabis industry, is accusing another prominent marijuana dispensary owner in the city of slandering him by saying he engaged in criminal activity, according to The Nevada Independent. Yemenidjian was part of a group that sold Nevada marijuana operations to Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries in a $290 […]

Emerald Triangle growers express confidence in market health

(This is a regular column that delves into the complicated issues surrounding California’s immense cannabis market from the vantage point of Marijuana Business Daily Senior Reporter John Schroyer. Based in Sacramento, he’s been writing about the cannabis industry since joining MJBizDaily in 2014.) After a turbulent transition into a legal market in 2018, marijuana cultivators and other cannabis companies in […]

Michigan marijuana firm raises $16.5 million to fuel growth

C3 Industries, a cannabis producer and retailer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, raised $16.5 million in private financing, allowing it to expand into existing markets and enter a new one. C3, which has raised more than $25 million this year, including the last financing round, said Monday it plans to expand operations in Massachusetts, Michigan […]

Cresco Labs growing jobs in Illinois as adult-use marijuana looms

Chicago-based Cresco Labs is more than doubling its workforce in Illinois as the multistate operator prepares for the Jan. 1 launch of recreational cannabis sales in the state. The company, expected to close its acquisition of Canada-based distributor Origin House by Nov. 15, said it is hiring more than 300 people in its home state […]

20 Denver cannabis dispensaries fail mold and yeast tests

Random tests for mold and yeast at more than two dozen Denver-area cannabis dispensaries resulted in 20 stores being ordered to hold or quarantine their cannabis flower, shake or pre-rolled joints. The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment conducted 25 tests over a two-day period in September, according to alt-weekly newspaper Westword, which analyzed […]

Outdoor cannabis cultivation in Western states yield large crop

Cannabis growers in California, Oregon and Washington state say they are enjoying a robust outdoor harvest, with strong crop yields, high-quality flower and market prices well above last year’s depressed levels. Growers in the Western United States have been reporting higher overall prices, so this turnaround in the market coupled with higher yields likely will make […]

Cannabis giant Trulieve signs Florida warehouse deal

Innovative Industrial Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on buying and leasing warehouses in the marijuana space, paid $17 million to Trulieve Cannabis for a five-building cultivation facility in Florida. Trulieve will lease back the 150,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation centers in Quincy, Florida, from IIP. The initial lease is for 10 years, with […]

Q&A with Humboldt Alliance’s Terra Carver

Terra Carver has lived in California’s Humboldt County nearly her entire life. Since January 2017, she’s served as executive director of the Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA), a coalition she co-founded with the aim of helping longtime local marijuana farmers transition successfully into the new legal market. The first year of California’s legal marijuana market […]

Cannabis cultivation tricks to get a crop safely to harvest

Otis Gardens in Hood River, Oregon, operates on a 10-week flower cycle. (Photo courtesy of Otis Gardens) (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the October issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Cannabis growers need to maintain solid cultivation practices through the entire harvest process to ensure the tough job of raising a […]

Weedmaps lays off 100+, freeze costs CO marijuana cultivator millions, MJ licensing probes

Colorado’s largest marijuana cultivator suffers an early freeze that is expected to trigger a supply disruption in the state, more than 100 Weedmaps employees receive pink slips, enforcement efforts intensify to root out corruption in local and state cannabis licensing – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Supply freeze Colorado’s largest cannabis […]