DOJ demands documents for DEA from 3 unnamed CA corporations.

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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.

Justice Department Demands Marijuana Documents From California Officials In Federal Court Filing

Michigan’s social equity regulations lacking.

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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 on for critical analysis of and informed suggestions on how to revise the program.


Michigan social equity regulations help cannabis applicants get started but lack continued support



Indoor Cannabis & Energy: A critical look.

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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 never.) Two researchers have published a report entitled, “Energy Use by the Indoor Cannabis Industry: Inconvenient Truths for Producers, Consumers, and Policymakers.” which critically analyzes the current energy situation of indoor cannabis cultivation. Read the full article on for the report’s highlights:

Report: Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Has Major Environmental Impact

USDA grants for hemp farmers available.

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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.

Clock ticking on two USDA grant opportunities for hemp growers