Congressional Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Protections in Spending Bill

The House Committee on Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) approved a measure in a voice vote on May 17, that would renew protections for state medical cannabis programs when the current... more »

Cannabis Certification Council to Launch Educational Campaign

The Cannabis Certification Council, a national non-profit whose mission is to promote organic and fair trade production and standards in the cannabis industry is launching its first consumer-facing educational campaign as part of the MJBizCon NEXT show... more »

Three States Enact Hemp Production Laws

Governors in Alaska, Kansas and Oklahoma have each signed legislation in recent days establishing programs to permit the cultivation of industrial hemp. In Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker signed legislation into law establishing a pilot program "to study... more »

Scotts to Buy Hydroponics Firm

Last week, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. announced plans to acquire Sunlight Supply Inc., a hydroponics supplier, for $450 million in cash and stock. According to a statement released by the company, the purchase will greatly enhance... more »

Griffin to Offer Cannabis Workshop in Denver

Griffin will host an educational workshop for commercial marijuana and hemp growers on May 24, at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport in Denver, Colo. The half-day program will focus on many aspects of crop fertility... more »

Cannabis Company Recruits High Profile Board Members

Acreage Holdings ( has appointed former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner and former governor of the state of Massachusetts Bill Weld to its board of advisors. As members of the board, Speaker Boehner and... more »

Lumigrow Releases LED Growers’ Guide for Cannabis

Lumigrow has released the industry’s first LED Growers’ Guide for Cannabis. The guide contains the latest LED lighting strategies that the company's cannabis grower customers use to improve energy-to-yield efficiencies, increase cannabinoid content and enhance... more »

Special Download: Cannabis by the Numbers

Want to know more about the cannabis market? GPN breaks down key market trends and statistics in "Cannabis by the Numbers." More than half of the states in the U.S. have legalized some form of... more »

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