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Marijuana venture, July, 2015

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WWW.MARIJUANAVENTURE.COM
VOLUME 2 / ISSUE 7
A R I J U A N A

THE JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL CANNABIS GROWERS AND RETAILERS
Is Grow-Op Farms the best-run, large commercial grow facility in America?
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^^Pair of brothers launch^ ambitious business plan


About the cover: Grow-Op Farms CEO Rob McKinley checks out plants at the Spokane, Washington home of Phat Panda, the top selling producer/processor of the state's legal cannabis market. Above: Andrew Guy, vice president of operations at Grow-Op Farms, clearly enjoys spending quality time with some of his favorite "children." More on Page 44. Photos by Garrett Rudolph.
FEATURES
www.marijuanaventure.com | 5
36 | Colorado Leaf
Brothers in Pueblo, Colorado break ground on greenhouse for cutting-edge cannabis cultivation facility
44 | Phat Panda
Is this the most well-run, legal grow operation in the nation? Phat Panda producers lead Washington in sales
62 | Extraction Styles
Factors to consider before choosing what type of extraction machine makes the most sense for your business
68 | Meet Jane
Point-of-sale kiosks, similar to advanced versions of self-checkout machines in grocery stores, come to cannabis retail
76 | Legal Pages
How to maximize tax deductions in a vertically-integrated business model within the challenging cannabis space
92 | Roadblocks
Tips to staying compliant and profitable in the cannabis industry, from a leader in marijuana-based education
98 | Hydroponics
Growing advice, plus pros and cons on growing top-quality cannabis with a hydroponic system
104 | Tips for Growers
The more you know about your grow and your plants, the better and more efficient your operation can be
108 | From the Field
Chris Van Hook, from the Clean Green Certification program, travels around several Pacific Northwest farms
118 | iUNU
Seattle-based company aims to be a leader in the next generation of farming with plasma lighting technology
122 | Oregon Hemp
Fourteen hemp cultivation licensees await the next step from the Oregon Legislature and the DEA
124 | PureHemp
Colorado-based company prepares to put whole-plant hemp processing biorefineries into action


TABLE OF CONTENTS
BASICS
8 | Calendar 28 | Blowing Smoke 30 | Market Watch 143 | Ad directory
PROFILES
14 | High Society 18 | Five Zero Trees 20 | Cleo
SPOTLIGHTS
22 | Solaridy 24 | AgriAir 24 | Growstone 26 | Gladiator 26 | 3tLink
LIVING THE DREAM
32 | Thomas Craig
33 | Wendy Rail
GUEST COLUMNS
130 | Doug Banfelder 132 | Aaron Stancik 136 | Alexa Divett 138 | Vicki Christophersen
OPINIONS
2 | Message from the Publisher 28 | Letters to the Editor 140 I Letter from the Editor
MISSION
Marijuana Venture’s goal is to provide the best information possible to the legal, licensed, commercial marijuana business. Our belief is that a great business publication will help professionals in the industry create more efficient and profitable businesses.
6 I Marijuana Venture //July 2015


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Is Grow-Op Farms the best-run, large commercial grow facilitv in America;-

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About the cover: Grow-Op Farms CEO Rob McKinley checks out plants at the Spokane , Washington home of Phat Panda, the top selling producer/processor of the state's legal cannabis market. Above: Andrew Guy , vice president of operations at Grow-Op Farms , clearl y enjoys spending quality time with some of his favorite "children . " More on Page 44 . Photos by Garrett Rudolph . FEATURES 36 Colorado Leaf Brothers in Pueblo, Colorado break groun d on greenhouse for cutting-edge cannabi s cultivation facility 44 I Phat Panda Is this the most well-run, legal grow operati on in the nation? Phat Panda produc ers lead Washington in sales 62 I Extraction Styles Factors to c onsider before choosing what type of extraction machine makes the most sense for your business 68 I M eet Jane Point-of-s ale kiosks, similar to advanced versions of self -checkout machines in grocery st ores, come to cannabis retail 7 6 I Legal Pages How to maximize tax deductions in a vertically-integrated business model within the challenging cannabis space 92 I Roadblocks Tips to staying compliant and profitable in the cannabis industry, from a leader in marijuana-based education 9 8 I Hydroponics Growing advice, plus pros and cons on growing top-quality cannabis with a hydroponic system 1 04 I Tips for Growers The more you know about your grow and your plants, the better and more efficient your operation can be 108 I From the Field Chris Van Hook, from the Clean Green Certification program, travels around several Pacific Northwest farms 118 iUNU Seattle-based company aims to be a leader in the next generation of farming with plasma lighting technology 122 I Oregon Hemp Fourteen hemp cultivation licensees await the next step from the Oregon legislature and the DEA 124 I PureHemp Colorado-based company prepares to put whole-plant hemp processing biorefineries into action www. marijuanaventure.com I 5

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TABLE OF CONTENTS BASICS 8 I Calendar 28 I Blowing Smoke 30 I Market Watch 143 I Ad directory PROFILES 14 I High Society 18 I Five Zero Trees 20 I Cleo SPOTLIGHTS 22 I Solaridy 24 I AgriAir 24 I Growstone 26 I Gladiator 26 I 3tLink LIVING THE DREAM 32 I Thomas Craig 33 I Wendy Rail GUEST COLUMNS 130 I Doug Banfelder 132 I Aaron Stancik 136 I Alexa Divett 138 I Vicki Christophersen OPINIONS 2 I Message from the Publisher 28 I Letters to the Editor 140 I Letter from the Editor Jl(f) MJVenture