Canada: Political Showdown Brewing Over Cannabis Home Grows

Last week, Canada’s Senate approved the House of Commons’ bill to legalize cannabis but attached several amendments limiting the scope of legalization, including one that allows provinces to ban home cultivation and another imposing heavy advertising restrictions on cannabis companies. Now, the House of Commons has rejected a number of the Senate’s amendments — including […]

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Canadian PM Trudeau: Cannabis Will be Legal this Summer

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged that cannabis will be federally legal in the nation by this summer despite the recommendations of several Senate committees to delay the reforms’ implementation, CBC News reports. “We have been working with our partners across the country to make this happen and we are going to be moving […]

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Judge Rules Florida MMJ Patient Can Home-Grow; Stay Ordered as State Appeals

A Florida judge has ruled that strip club owner Joe Redner, a stage 4 lung cancer survivor, can legally grow his own cannabis “solely for the purpose of his emulsifying the biomass he needs for the juicing protocol recommended by his physician,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. The Florida Department of Health immediately filed an appeal. […]

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Cannabis Genetics: Every Grower’s Starting Point

This time of year, many growers are in planning stages or already getting started on their outdoor gardens. These early decisions can play a big role in how your season goes and, ultimately, in your final yield. However, choosing your genetics is probably the most basic — yet extremely important — decision you will face. […]

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Washington Home Grow Bill Fails, Again

The decision to not include home grows in Washington’s 2012 cannabis legalization initiative continues to haunt the state, which again this year has failed to pass a cannabis home grow bill. With Democrats holding both chambers of the legislature and the Governor’s office this year, cannabis supporters thought there might be progress on that front — […]

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Vermont’s Cannabis Market Will Be Gray and We’re OK With That

We’re not expecting the Wild West in Vermont – think pre-legalization California with its semi-legal dispensaries and quasi-legal delivery services – but, as you might expect, we are expecting the law’s “loopholes” to be exploited by savvy industry enthusiasts. Coming from a New York native (more or less), Vermont has been a green beacon for […]

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Cannabis Home-Grow Bill Introduced in New Jersey

New Jersey Deputy Majority Leader and Lawrence Township municipal prosecutor Reed Gusciora has introduced a bill to allow adults to cultivate up to six cannabis plants if adult-use legislation is approved in the state, the Philadelphia Enquirer reports. The measure, which would be “melded” with the recreational use legislation introduced by Sen. Nicolas Scutari, would […]

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Florida Lawsuits Against MMJ Home Grow & Smoking Bans Move Forward

The lawsuit against Florida’s medical cannabis smoking ban will move forward after a judge declined the state’s request to dismiss the case, according to a report from WTSP. The suit was filed by attorney John Morgan – who authored the voter-approved medical cannabis expansion law and was its primary financial backer – on behalf of […]

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Washington State Home Grow Bill Advances

Washington State’s House of Representatives Commerce and Gaming Committee has passed a bill allowing adults over 21 years old to grow six plants and possess up to 24 ounces. HB 2559 passed the committee on Tuesday by a vote of 7–2, bringing Washington one step closer to joining the other legalized states — all of […]

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Washington Patients Still Don’t Have Easy Access to Clones, Seeds

In Washington state, a medical cannabis patient who is registered on the Marijuana Authorization Database can grow up to six plants at home, while a qualifying patient who is not registered can grow up to four plants — but do medical cannabis patients in Washington really have legal access to seeds, clones, and plants? We recently decided […]

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Israeli Police to Charge Small Illegal Cultivators with Minor ‘Personal Use’

According to a leaked internal memo outlined by Haaretz, police in Israel are set to begin treating small quantity cannabis cultivation as relatively minor “personal use,” instead of the more serious “possession not for personal use” or “growing a dangerous drug” which those caught growing either one plant or a whole field have traditionally been […]

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Aurora Cannabis Acquires Two Indoor Gardening Appliance Producers

Canadian medical cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis has acquired indoor gardening companies BC Northern Lights and Urban Cultivator Inc. The companies are expected to generate a combined $5 million in revenues this fiscal year, which ends Oct. 31. The firms produce and sell high-yield, indoor appliances for microgreen, vegetable, herb, and cannabis cultivation for homes. BC […]

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Washington Activists Say Proposed Home Grow Plan is a No-Go

Despite Washington‘s status as a pioneer in cannabis reform, the actual cannabis policy on the ground in Washington has not always been ideal. For example, the legislature eliminated a thriving medical cannabis system in 2015 and the Evergreen State — unlike the seven other legal cannabis states — still does not allow adults over 21 […]

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