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Seed to Sale: How Legal Cannabis Is Grown

We visited five different gardens in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the professionals are growing some of the best legal cannabis.

The Shake: SCOTUS Rejects Colorado Lawsuit, Infused Nutella Is a Thing Now

Arrest data paint an unflattering picture, the federal government criticizes its own handling of cannabis, and cannabis growers look to farmers for inspiration.

The Shake: Cannabis Pharmaceutical Works for Kids, Graham Signs on to CARERS Act, and a Prison May Become a Cannabis Farm

A California prohibitionist says cannabis causes mass murder, Alaska hires seed-to-sale tracker, and new legalization groups launch in Louisiana and Nebraska. Get today's top headlines in The Shake.

The Shake: Scientists Study the Munchies, New York Fears Vermont, and Portland Bans the Cannabis Drive-Thru

Today in The Shake: Growing cannabis in contaminated soil, Seattle's delivery future, and Jackie Chan's harsh stance on drugs.

Canadian Judge Declares Home Medical Cultivation Legal

Under a new court ruling out of Vancouver, patients in Canada will legally be allowed to grow their own cannabis without fear of seizure or retribution.

The Shake: Bernie, CannaCups, and DC’s Homegrow Boom

Will cannabis become an issue in Democratic primaries? Will Minnesota fix its choked medical program? Will "CannaCups" be a thing?

There’s Too Much Cannabis in Washington and Prices Could Plummet

Production has outpaced sales in Washington state, which could lead to bargain-basement cannabis deals.

For the First Time, D.C. Residents Can (Legally) Give Cannabis for Christmas

There are more than 500 home growers in the District, by some estimates. And that means plenty of people eager to share their crop with loved ones.

Hemp vs. Cotton: 3 Reasons Why Cotton Is Not King (and Why Hemp Should Be)

With the growing decriminalization and legalization of cannabis across the U.S., hemp has the opportunity to knock cotton off its throne and become the fabric of our future.

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It?

What happens when a wildfire spreads to a cannabis field? Would the ensuing blaze result in an impressive contact high for anyone in the surrounding area?

How to Get Hired to Work in the Legal Cannabis Industry Part 3: Getting Hired as a Grower

This series is designed to offer guidance for those who are looking for work in the legal cannabis industry. Part 3 covers how to get hired as a cannabis grower.

Why Are Hand-Trimmed Cannabis Buds Better Than Buds Trimmed by a Machine?

Is there a difference between cannabis buds that have been hand-trimmed versus buds that were trimmed by a machine? Absolutely -- here are three reasons why.

New Illinois Governor Takes Action for Medical Cannabis

Newly appointed Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced the administration will issue licenses to cannabis growers and dispensaries.

Peeking Inside Sky High Gardens, a Tier 3 Commercial Cannabis Producer

I recently took a tour of Sky High Gardens, a Tier 3 cannabis producer licensed by Washington state. Their farm is housed in a 30,000 square foot facility in Seattle.

Denver Company to Join Forces with California Tribes for Cannabis Production

A Denver-based company, United Cannabis Corp, is proposing to team up with Native American tribes in California to assist in growing, cultivating, and processing cannabis.

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