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Fluence fixtures used at Flora & Flame increase yields

Fluence, a global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, shared the results of its partnership with Oakland, California-based cannabis cultivator Flora & Flame. This partnership has helped Flora &... more »

BioSafe Systems mourns the loss of Mike Larose

BioSafe Systems’ shared that all its staff is mourning the loss of Mike Larose, the eldest of the third generation of BioSafe Systems’ founding family. "Mike was committed to fulfilling the legacy of his late... more »

Fluence LED Lighting Solutions partners with Oakfruitland

Fluence, a global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced it has partnered with Oakfruitland, a California-based cannabis cultivator. Fluence lighting has outperformed competitor LEDs used by Oakfruitland, leading... more »

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USDA appoints new private-sector representatives

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and Katherine Tai, U.S. trade representative, announced the appointment of 130 new private-sector representatives to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees that represent the diversity of U.S. agriculture.... more »

Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission recalls cannabis flower

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) issued a product recall for a batch of cannabis flower that tested positive for heavy metals (arsenic). The OLCC is utilizing the state’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) to... more »

Mastercard halts cannabis transactions on debit cards

On July 26, 2023, Mastercard notified U.S. financial institutions to halt marijuana transactions on its debit cards. This decision to ban cannabis purchases is another jab to the industry. Cannabis businesses continue to struggle financially,... more »

Maryland, Missouri Legalize Cannabis

On Nov. 8, voters in Maryland and Missouri approved their respective cannabis legalization ballot initiatives. The majority of voters, however, denied legalizing cannabis for adults 21 and over in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota.... more »

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Biden to Pardon Many Convicted of Cannabis Possession

President Joe Biden will pardon all prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana. This is part one of the president's three-part approach to marijuana reform outlined in a statement on Oct. 6. The statement... more »

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