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In less than two decades, cannabis has emerged from the shadows to become a major industry, achieving legalized status in 16 states and Washington, D. This growth not only brings economic opportunities but also its own unique set of challenges. A complex regulatory landscape and marketing restrictions present several obstacles. However, the industry's most potent driving force continues to overcome these growing pains: made-to-measure technology that makes commercial enterprise possible.
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- A growing problem: Lightening the carbon footprint of cannabis farms
- Huge 'cannabis plant' is spotted growing outside Bristol fish bar
- Inside Britain’s biggest legal cannabis farm and why business is booming for CBD producers
- Number of pot plants seized by Bay Area deputies grows to 500,000
- 'If you build it, they will come': California desert cashes in on early cannabis investment
- The Time Is Now
- Federally sanctioned marijuana grow operation to open in New Mexico
- Inside the biggest cannabis farm ever found in Lincolnshire
- Why weed strains look different and how to tell them apart
- NZ's largest ever medical marijuana crop gets the go-ahead
A growing problem: Lightening the carbon footprint of cannabis farms
Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly says the multi-location operation is incredibly sophisticated, fully automated and very well done. And according to our investigators, this is some of the best, high quality marijuana that they've ever seen.
The bust marks the largest-ever illegal growing operation in the Bay Area, and among the largest ever in the state, Sgt. Ray Kelly said. The cultivation operation was sophisticated, and the sheriff's office says the marijuana quality was the best they've ever seen.
The operation involved over a dozen locations scattered throughout the East Bay, Kelly said. In all, Kelly says a total of , square feet of commercial real estate was dedicated to the operation.
In the Bay Area, the cost of renting this much commercial space is several million dollars per month. The average size of each location was around 70, square feet, but some were smaller, such as 10, square feet, Kelly said. They had wine, refrigerators with thousand-dollar bottles of wine that they would just sip on. Televisions, vending machines, break rooms," Kelly said. The people responsible weren't named, but Kelly says the organization is well connected within the state, and possibly in the nation.
Detectives say the operation resulted in tens of millions of dollars in profits. It's not clear how long the operation was successfully running. There were also a "tremendous amount" of weapons seized, at least a dozen. These included handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Seven people considered to be the "main individuals" of the operation are in custody.
There are others that deputies are searching for as well, Kelly said. None of the seven were identified. In response to a question about destroying marijuana, which is used as medicine by residents in California, Kelly said the Sheriff's Office has a duty to intervene in the illegal operation. Besides not paying taxes and license fees, the illegal operation also threatened the safety of the communities it was operating in. This this does not meet the thresholds and guidelines as prescribed by the state of California.
I don't think that we would take on the liability of vouching for this cannabis and wanting it to go into our community. So it needs to be destroyed. The courts have agreed and have ordered it to be so," Kelly said. Besides the plants and the cash, detectives seized various infrastructure items used to grow the plants. This includes specialized lighting, power generators to run the lights, and other miscellaneous supplies commonly used to grow marijuana.
Detectives will remain on the scene for the next several days. The various scenes contain an "enormous amount of evidence. Our people are tired. They're exhausted. It's a lot of work. So much so that we had to go and get chainsaws and gas-powered hedge trimmers to cut down all the plants because otherwise it would have taken us weeks and weeks to cut all this down by hand," Kelly said.
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Huge 'cannabis plant' is spotted growing outside Bristol fish bar
Take a tour of its massive cultivation locations, including a gargantuan ,square-foot greenhouse, and learn how this licensed producer continues to expand internationally. Aurora is federally licensed through the Canadian Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation program to grow and sell cannabis and now has four state-of-the-art facilities throughout the country. The layouts are designed for maximum efficiency, and their closed-loop HVAC systems allow them to produce clean and safe medical cannabis free of pesticides, molds or any microbial infections. Aurora also has a policy of not utilizing cold pasteurization via cobalt irradiation. Although some other licensed producers may use this radioactive process to sterilize their products, the team at Aurora prefers to preserve its terpenes from heat and its flowers from radioactivity in order to retain all of the medical potential of the crops. Aurora provide several dozen strains of flowers with high THC and CBD levels, as well as buds with a variety of THC-to-CBD ratios in five- and gram increments, with all products shipped using earth-friendly cornstarch packing peanuts. MCT oil is broken down easily and efficiently by the body, which means that the client receives the maximum effect of our THC and CBD drops in a relatively short time frame.
Rossouw, hailing from East London (yes, something for the people of 'Slummies' to cheer about), credits horse poo as being the driving force.
Inside Britain’s biggest legal cannabis farm and why business is booming for CBD producers
In the UK, the debate around the legalisation or decriminalisation of cannabis has been a bone of contention for many years, with some believing it is only a matter of time before Britain follows in the footsteps of Canada, California, Holland and the rest. A post shared by euronews Living euronewsliving. The question being posed - is growing weed good or bad for the environment? According to data from the International Narcotics Control Board, the UK is the largest producer and exporter of medical and scientific cannabis in the world. The farming of cannabis varies massively all over the world, but there are three methods that growers tend to use. This method is often seen as the least harmful to the environment, but that depends on whether chemical pesticides and rodenticides are used to protect the plants. The outdoor approach can also mean lower quality crops as a result. The environmental impact of this method varies depending on whether or not artificial light is used, as electricity is factored in. Another consideration is how advanced the greenhouse is itself. And thirdly, cannabis can be grown indoors using artificial lighting, heating, ventilation and even de-humidifiers.
Number of pot plants seized by Bay Area deputies grows to 500,000
Butsch of Massive Seeds and Roganja, believes organic farming helps produce a top-shelf crop, but he admits that the microclimate in Southern Oregon really allows the plants to thrive. Photos by Pete Alport. But no one can blame Butsch for his obvious bias. Roganja uses green manure that includes daikon radishes and fava beans to prepare the soil. It often takes years of properly developing the soil to create the right microbial balance.
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'If you build it, they will come': California desert cashes in on early cannabis investment
The Time Is Now
Seth Bodine Harvest Public Media. Oklahoma has some of the nation's loosest marijuana regulations. Rural utilities say the large greenhouses popping up across the state is straining water and electric infrastructure beyond capacity. As Seth Bodin of Harvest Public Media reports, the demand for water and electricity to support that infrastructure is straining some rural utilities. Inside a large metal building with high intensity lighting and about a dozen fans, he's filling a big tank of water for the day's tasks. And they're irrigating a field. And the space between the rows and everything else is absorbing all that water.
France is the largest producer, accounting for more than 70% of EU production In addition, weeds are not able to grow due to the fast growth and shading.
Federally sanctioned marijuana grow operation to open in New Mexico
Fluence provides commercial cannabis cultivators with the horticulture cannabis grow light solutions they need to set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive, diverse, and flourishing market. With the right cannabis grow light for each stage from propagation to flowering, you can provide light that optimizes growth and keeps crops verdant and bountiful. With energy-efficiency enabled by the latest LED innovation, Fluence cannabis grow lights help you achieve dramatic savings in operating costs.
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Valerie Leveroni Corral spent days after lightning set the Santa Cruz Mountains on fire not knowing if a cannabis crop her organization grows for the sick and dying had survived. The one-acre crop sits on the site of a former Boy Scout campgrounds, off a rutted road so deep in the woods of unincorporated south Santa Cruz County that only fire could find it without a guide. The conflagration—part of the explosion of lightning-sparked wildfires in mid-August that kicked off the earliest, worst fire season in California history—blazed a devastating trail. It scorched 85, acres in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties and destroyed 1, structures, including single family homes. Among them was the property Corral called home until three years ago, a farm that had become part of local history and lore. We deliver climate news to your inbox like nobody else.
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Why weed strains look different and how to tell them apart
ABC Rural. Australia's biggest medicinal marijuana farm to be built in Queensland's conservative garden city. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Two medicinal marijuana companies have fast-tracked plans to build a large cannabis farm in the conservative heartland of Queensland. Near Toowoomba's Wellcamp Airport, the facility will be able to export products overseas.
NZ's largest ever medical marijuana crop gets the go-ahead
By Jonathon Burch. Between 10, and 24, hectares of cannabis are grown every year in Afghanistan, with major cultivation in 17 out 34 provinces, the U. While land cultivated with poppies fell by 22 percent last year, record yields meant production fell only 10 percent. The illegal opium trade is said to fuel the insurgency in Afghanistan with the Taliban siphoning off millions of dollars from the trade by imposing taxes on farmers and smugglers in return for ensuring safe passage of the drug.