First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
The Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide: 2017 Edition provides the most comprehensive look at state-by-state marijuana licensing. The guide provides in-depth analysis of 10 critical factors that affect businesses amid the explosive growth of the cannabis industry as well as in-depth details of 27 states' medical and recreational licensing programs. The reference guide is an invaluable resource for owners and operators, investors, business professionals, financial experts, regulators, lobbyists, government officials, and more who want to understand the opportunities and risks of this industry while evaluating marijuana licenses. This guide was written by Cannabiz Media, the cannabis industry's premier source for marijuana licensing data, which is made available through the Cannabiz Media Database, and co-published by Cannabiz Media and BVR (Business Valuation Resources), a leading source of business valuation information for the business valuation, legal, merger and acquisition, banking, and venture capital communities. Using information from the Cannabiz Media Database of over 10,000 cultivator, producer, dispensary, and retail licenses, the Cannabiz Media team of content and data experts collected and analyzed the information that investors and marijuana industry stakeholders need to confidently operate in the constantly changing U.S. marijuana marketplace. This information is now available as an invaluable resource, The Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide: 2017 Edition. Included in the reference guide is comprehensive coverage of mandated operating license and financial structures, taxes and fees, qualifying medical conditions, caregiver and patient cultivation, accessibility by minors, reciprocity, marketing, products, possession limits, and local rules. Each chapter is complete with tables and charts for comparison between states. Furthermore, a snapshot page is included for every state that allows medical and/or recreational marijuana. These pages are filled with all of the data from the report for each state. The Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide: 2017 Edition provides the data needed to evaluate marijuana licenses and business growth potential. Each chapter ends with a series of questions derived from complex data analysis that should be asked when evaluating a marijuana license or business. Furthermore, the guide identifies five key factors that affect marijuana business growth: volatility, the trickle-down effect, innovation and growth, competition, and accessibility. Each of these factors is covered in detail and supported by the data found throughout the guide.
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Describes key components and processes required for optimizing product quality and yield per light in growing cannabis indoors
THIS BOOK IS THE COMPLETED DISSERTATION WORK OF REGINA NELSON, PH.D. THE STUDY EXPLORES THE NARRATIVE OF DOCTORS AND PATIENTS AS PARTICIPANTS IN MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAMS ACROSS THE U.S.
OUNCES ARE FOR AMATEURS. LEARN HOW TO YIELD A POUND PER PLANT INDOORS. Throughout the mountains and valleys of the US West Coast resides a secret society of master growers who are organically producing marijuana of unbelievable yields and potency. While most growers are content with a yield of 2 ounces, these West Coast Masters consistently yield over 2 pounds per plant indoors, all while staying within the limits of their medical marijuana programs.In this book, Dru West uncovers the never-before-published secrets of the West Coast Masters. From setting up your grow room to drying and curing your medicine, Dru leaves no leaf unturned in showing you the ways of the Masters. IN THIS STEP-BY-STEP GROW GUIDE YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO: - Design and set up your grow room for stealth and success- Build your own custom equipment clone machines, hydro systems, training rails and SCROGs- Choose your optimum growing medium and start your garden from seeds or clones - Master secret growing techniques transplanting, feeding, training, and pest control- Use simple math to turn your plants into monsters capable of yielding over a pound- Convert your oversized plants into highly potent medicine
The star of the international cult sensation The Blair Witch Project shares the high points of living on a marijuana farm post- Hollywood. At age thirty-four, Heather Donahue's life went to pot. Literally. After starring in The Blair Witch Project-the tiny indie film- turned-blockbuster that Roger Ebert named one of the ten Most Influential Movies of the Century-she became a household name. But the afterglow of the movie waned, her acting career stalled, and she feared the day her epitaph would read, "Here Lies the Girl from The Blair Witch Project." Determined to start a new life, she left most remnants of the old one in the desert, meditated on things for a few days, then followed her brand-new boyfriend to her brand-new life- growing pot. Growgirl is Heather's year living in Nuggettown, California, among "The Community"-a collection of growers, their "pot wives," and the reason for it all: "The Girls." They help one another build grow rooms, tend to their crops, and provide a glimpse into this rarely seen world that's currently the source of much intrigue and discussion. Though her relationship hits rocky territory, Heather's new life brings unexpected solace, and she's surprised to finally find normalcy in the least likely of places.
Seeking to identify the plant origins of the early sacramental beverages Soma and Haoma, this study draws a connection between the psychoactive properties of these drinks and the widespread use of cannabis among Indo-Europeans during this time. Exploring the role of these libations as inspiration for the Indian Rig Veda and the Persian Avestan texts, this examination discusses the spread of cannabis use across Europe and Asia, the origins of the Soma and Haoma cults, and the shamanic origins of modern religion.
In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally recognized marijuana-policy experts Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert revisit the "Marijuana Is Safer" message that contributed to the campaign’s success--as the first edition of this book predicted it would in 2009. In this updated and expanded edition, the authors include a new chapter on the victory in Colorado and updates on a growing mountain of research that supports their position. Through an objective examination of marijuana and alcohol, and the laws and social practices that steer people toward the latter, the authors pose a simple yet rarely considered question: Why do we punish adults who make the rational, safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol? For those unfamiliar with marijuana, Marijuana Is Safer provides an introduction to the cannabis plant and its effects on the user, and debunks some of the government's most frequently cited marijuana myths. More importantly, for the millions of Americans who want to advance the cause of marijuana policy reform--or simply want to defend their own personal, safer choice--this book provides the talking points and detailed information needed to make persuasive arguments to friends, family, coworkers, elected officials and, of course, future voters.
Using the best scientific evidence, Drugs: America's Holy War explores the impact and cost of America’s "War on Drugs" – both in tax spending and in human terms. Is it possible that US drug policies are helping to proliferate, not prevent, a multitude of social ills including: homicide, property crime, the spread of AIDS, the contamination of drugs, the erosion of civil liberties, the punishment of thousands of non-violent people, the corruption of public officials, and the spending of billions of tax dollars in an attempt to prevent certain drugs from entering the country? In this controversial new book, award-winning economist Arthur Benavie analyzes the research findings and argues that an end to the war on drugs, much as we ended alcohol prohibition, would yield enormous international benefits, destroy dangerous and illegal drug cartels, and allow the American government to refocus its attention on public well-being.
The first in-depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry and how the “new green economy” is shaping our country The nation’s economy is in trouble, but there’s one cash crop that has the potential to turn it around: cannabis (also known as marijuana and hemp). According to Time, the legal medicinal cannabis economy already generates $200 million annually in taxable proceeds from a mere two hundred thousand registered medical users in just fourteen states. But, thanks to Nixon and the War on Drugs, cannabis is still synonymous with heroin on the federal level even though it has won mainstream acceptance nationwide. ABC News reports that underground cannabis’s $35.8 billion annual revenues already exceed the combined value of corn ($23.3 billion) and wheat ($7.5 billion). Considering the economic impact of Prohibition—and its repeal—Too High to Fail isn’t a commune-dweller’s utopian rant, it’s an objectively (if humorously) reported account of how one plant can drastically change the shape of our country, culturally, politically, and economically. Too High to Fail covers everything from a brief history of hemp to an insider’s perspective on a growing season in Mendocino County, where cannabis drives 80 percent of the economy (to the tune of $6 billion annually). Investigative journalist Doug Fine follows one plant from seed to patient in the first American county to fully legalize and regulate cannabis farming. He profiles an issue of critical importance to lawmakers, media pundits, and ordinary Americans—whether or not they inhale. It’s a wild ride that includes swooping helicopters, college tuitions paid with cash, cannabis-friendly sheriffs, and never-before-gained access to the world of the emerging legitimate, taxpaying “ganjaprenneur.”
CNBC anchor Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes of America's thriving pot industry, to show readers things only drug dealers know about this secret world. Forget amber waves of grain. Today, it's marijuana plants that blanket the nation from sea to shining sea in homes, in backyards, and even in our national parks. In Joint Ventures, Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes to explore every aspect of this flourishing underground economy. Her focus is the so-called Emerald Triangle Northern California's Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties where many small-time, part-time marijuana growers contribute to a trade that generates roughly a billion dollars a year. A fascinating investigation into the inner workings of today's exploding American marijuana industry Based on extensive research and interviews by Trish Regan, whose Emmy nominated documentary Marijuana, Inc. attracted more viewers than any documentary in CNBC's history Regan examines all aspects of this new culture. She reveals how small time growers get their start, make (or lose) a fortune, struggle with violence, try to keep up with constantly changing laws and regulations all while walking an increasingly fine line with the Feds Regan reports on the current and potential impact of legalized marijuana on local economies, uncovers the link between marijuana and violent Mexican cartels, questions whether decriminalization would work on a national scale, as it has in Portugal since 2001 As the decriminalization and legalization debates gather steam, Joint Ventures arms you with the facts on both sides of the issue.
Written for all levels of skill, The Ganja Kitchen Revolution celebrates not just the effects of cannabis, but the myriad of unique flavours that come with it. This mammoth recipe collection explores a whole host of culinary influences and pairs every recipe with a cannabis strain whose flavour complements the dish. Deliciously exotic global dishes include, Indian Mango Lassis, English Buttermilk Currant Scones, German Meat Loaves and Japanese Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream. Also includes dosing chart and labels dishes suitable for restricted diets.
The former governor of Minnesota exposes the truth behind this abundant natural resource--and makes a compelling case as to why it should be legalized.