Jesse Parenti, Director of Programs at Nine Point Strategies, has been featured in today’s Cannabis Insurance Broker Spotlight on InsuranceJournal.com. How did Jesse get into the cannabis space? “I have family and friends that have been cottage growers for over 20 years. Protecting and having them be able to have a legal farm was very exciting to know could happen.
The Public Utilities Commission has proposed a requirement that all indoor cultivation operations use only LED lights by 2023. This allots a 3 year period for California’s 3.4 million square feet of indoor cultivation facilities to completely switch over. Cultivators have pushed back, expressing that this regulation would be excessive considering the standing environmental regulations they already must comply with.
The DOJ court filing issued a subpoena for: “unredacted cannabis license(s), unredacted cannabis license application(s), and unredacted shipping manifest(s).” They are specifically requested from six entities (that remain unnamed to the public), three of which are corporations, with information from the last two years.
MoonMix, a medical cannabis operator and subject of a May product recall has now been fined $541,000 by Oklahoma regulators. 3 separate batches of product contained four pesticides testing above Oklahoma’s limits, and the company operations are being put on hold.
On July 15th, Marijuana Policy Project held a series of panels titled, “Reimagining Justice: Race, Cannabis & Policing,” with cannabis business and culture leaders such as Viola Founder Al Harrington, Actor Seth Rogan, and Activist Natalie Papillion.
More and more social equity programs are being spearheaded across the country. This push is important, and it is equally as important to assess the programs, and revise them according to their current shortfalls and blindspots. MJbizdaily’s coverage on Michigan’s program is a great example, with a bulleted list of “What can be improved” for the state and beyond. Read
In order to find solutions, one must thoroughly confront the problem at hand. Cannabis cultivation has become notorious for its high energy use. But, how high is this use? And what does that mean in terms of finding urgent solutions? As this industry skyrockets, impact & sustainability questions must be confronted sooner rather than later. (Or rather, better late than
Read to find out how these opportunities can help you scale within the legal grow space if you are a hemp business operating in compliance with the USDA. The Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant (deadline to apply: August 10) and the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program (deadline to apply: August 3). Both grants are for co operative farms in rural areas.
This practice is inherent, gaining popularity, and drawing lawsuits along the way. Today, “…particularly because the legal market is still evolving from the old-school way of doing business with a handshake,” everyone needs to be on the same page. It is more important now than ever for provide cultivators with resources to combat barriers to entry and maintain the integrity
Israel passes Germany as world’s largest importer of medical cannabis flower