Cannabis Cultivation Will Be a Race to the Bottom

The current “green rush” has brought with it an intense focus on large-scale cannabis cultivation. Across the United States and around the globe, we routinely hear stories of companies building larger and larger cannabis farms. In Arizona, Colorado, California, and Oregon, cannabis is being cultivated in greenhouses in excess of 250,000 sq. ft. that are capable of yielding more than 50,000 pounds of flower. While large-scale Canadian producers are building greenhouses in the millions of…
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B.C. To Begin Rolling Out Pot Legislation This Week

Policy framework for non-medicinal marijuana likely introduced Thursday, but no details yet on pricing, stores. Expect some long-awaited details from the province this week on how marijuana will be regulated when it becomes legal in July. Just not how much things will cost or where public stores will be. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has told CBC News legislation will likely be brought in Thursday to give a policy framework for government rules, first outlined in…

A Closer Look at the Cannabis Market

Before you jump into starting a cannabis business, find out what the outlook is for this currently booming industry. An important thing to know before getting into the marijuana industry is what the current market looks like. Since most of the top analytics firms in the space collaborated in New Frontier Data’s “The Cannabis Industry Annual Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook,” you can use their figures as reference. As per New Frontier Data’s estimates, legal…

Brett Wilson on Surviving Cancer, His Big Bet on Cannabis and His Spirit Animal

Co-founder of FirstEnergy Capital. Cannabis investor. Former Dragon. Cancer “graduate” – My dad worked as a sales manager at a car dealership. My mother had a degree in social work. I like to say my father was a capitalist and my mother was a socialist, and that’s how I became an entrepreneur with a heart. – I met Murray Edwards in second-year university—I was in engineering, he was in commerce—and we developed a lifelong friendship.…

Here Are America’s Best and Worst Governors on Weed

One of America’s top legal weed advocacy groups just released its annual report card giving every governor a grade. Not everyone passed. It’s no secret that the idea of legal cannabis is popular in America. Even Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is now in favor of “decriminalizing” the green stuff—a step short of outright legalization—while several progressive Democrats who will presumably run for president in 2020 are staking out more aggressive pro-weed positions. Poll…