News & Events

Your Source for Cannabis News, Articles and Events

Drug Cartels Switch from Pot to Poppies

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico — USA Today reported on Tuesday that drug cartels in Mexico are switching from smuggling marijuana to smuggling opium poppies. The gum from opium poppies is extracted made into numerous narcotic opiates, including morphine and heroin. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, since 2012, heroin seizures have increased while seizures of […]

Read More

Share:

Categories: Crime, Cultivation, DEA, Opiates

Kentucky Dipping Its Toes into the Cannabis Industry

Kentucky is quickly becoming one of the top producers of industrial hemp in the nation. They have not legalized any form of cannabis, but the Federal Farm Bill of 2014 allowed state agricultural departments to create hemp farms for research. In order to obtain a hemp farm license, one must go through an approval process with the […]

Read More

Share:

Categories: Cultivation, Economy, Growing, Hemp, natural resources

Legal Marijuana Is Almost Here. If Only Pot Farmers Were on Board.

LAYTONVILLE, Calif. — From the sky they look like citrus groves, neat rows of lush emerald-colored plants set amid the hills of Northern California. But as a police reconnaissance helicopter banked for a closer look on a recent afternoon, the pungent smell of marijuana plants filled the cabin, wafting up from 800 feet below. “That’s […]

Read More

Share:

Categories: California, Cannabis Plants, Crime, Cultivation, Enforcement, Growing, Legalization, Recreational

Nevada Tax Commission Again Says No to Liquor Distributors in Marijuana Fight

The Nevada Tax Commission on Tuesday dealt another blow to liquor distributors hoping to hold a monopoly on distributing retail marijuana throughout the state. Tax commissioners voted to uphold a determination by the Nevada Tax Department that there are not enough licensed liquor distributors to properly serve the state’s recreational marijuana market. Lawyers for alcohol […]

Read More

Share:

Categories: Cultivation, Dispensaries, Legalization, Legislation, Licensing, Nevada

What does it take to grow marijuana in Massachusetts?

Row after row of marijuana plants grow indoors under bright lights and constant 75-degree temperature. Nutrients are piped into the plants through a computer-controlled watering device. Workers in full body suits wearing hairnets and surgical masks fill vials with marijuana oil. “It’s an interesting hybrid of agriculture and laboratory,” said Brandon Pollock, chief executive officer […]

Read More

Share:

Categories: Cultivation, Growing, Jobs, Medical Benefits

Sign Up for Deal Alerts

Please enter your email address to receive Leaf Buyer Deal Alerts.

Your information will remain confidential and will not be sold or otherwise shared.

Name:
Email:

Advertise With Us

Thank You for your interest in advertising with Leaf Buyer.
Please complete and submit this form and we will contact you shortly.

Your information will remain confidential and will not be sold or otherwise shared.

Business Name:
Contact Phone Number:
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:

Video Player