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Marijuana venture, September, 2015

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Marijuana venture, September, 2015
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AURARIA LIBRARY
SEPTEMBER 2015
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Giant investment opportunity: Licensed retail store goes up for sale in Washington


features
42
COLORADO LEAF
Colorado company continues to make progress with high-tech greenhouse construction in Pueblo.
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FOR SALE
Washington retail store goes up for sale, creating once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity.
78
THEWEEDERY
Green Man Cannabis entrepreneur is building the future of the industry with plans for the first "weedery."
OREGON REC SALES
Legislative action prompts early opening of Oregon's recreational cannabis market, which could impact businesses north of the state line.
112
PLANT HAPPINESS
The second part of this series focuses on the symbiotic relationship between soil, bacteria and plants.


this issue: FAIL HARVEST
THE FAIL HARVEST
With harvest approaching, Chris Bayley looks at ways growers can prepare themselves for a successful bounty.
PACKAGING
Efficient packaging systems could be one of the biggest areas where production companies can reduce operating costs.
64
NATURAL MYSTIC
Natural Mystic Farms is getting a jump on the fall harvest by using light deprivation blackout tarps to kickstart flowering.
72
ROBOTS
Harvest Automation is taking some of the back-breaking labor out of the nursery business with its innovative workers.
ABOUT THE COVER: The sun sets over Natural Mystic Farms in Ellensburg, Washington as harvest season begins for the early light dep crop. Photo by Garrett Rudolph. At right, Natural Mystic employee Ian Graham pulls a tarp over a light dep hoop house.
6 | Marijuana Venture // September 2015


contents
BASICS
16 | Calendar 24 j Market Watch 36 | Blowing Smoke 143 | Advertiser Directory
PROFILES
26 | Encanto Green Cross 28 | Wellness Connection 30 | ChamplainValley
SPOTLIGHTS
32 | The Prodigy 32 | Hydrobuilder 34 | AICA 34 | Doob-Ease
LIVING THE DREAM
38 | Danielle Rosellison 40 | Michele Brooke 40 | Sara Williams
GUEST COLUMNS
134 | Ammon Ford 136 | MikeMcKenney 138 | Vicki Christophersen
90
LEGAL PAGES
• Option agreements are a first step toward selling a business
• Alaska gets closer to unveiling state’s recreational regulations
94
BLAST-PROOFING
Regulations are coming for the extraction industry. Take steps to avoid being left empty-handed.
98
FROM THE FIELD
Chris Van Hook takes a deeper look at the California drought and how it relates to both the good businesses and bad within the cannabis industry.
110
DOUBLE-ENDED BULBS
The advent of double-ended high-pressure sodium lamps has been a game-changer for growers. •;'
120
PEST CONTROL
Jennifer Martin examines some simple tips to mitigate the potential for pests to damage your crops.
124
SECURITY CAMERA Q&A
Two surveillance experts discuss need-to-know items for business people in the cannabis industry.
130
TREE FREE HEMP PAPER
Morris Beagles company is bringing tree-free printing back to the United States for the first time in decades.
OPINIONS
12 | Message from the Publisher 140 I Letter from the Editor

MJVenture
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.
8 | Marijuana Venture // September 2015


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2 COLORADO LEAF Colorado company conti nues to make prog ress with high-tech greenhouse construction in Pueb lo. I FOR SALE Washington reta il sto re goes up for sale, creating once-in-a -lifetime investment opportunity. Jl THEWEEDERY Green Man Cannabis entrepreneur is building the future of the industry with plans for the first "weedery." II OREGON REC SAlES Legislative action prompts early opening of Oregon's recreational cannabis market, which could impact businesses north of the state line. 112 PlANT HAPPINESS The second part of this series focuses on the symbiotic relationship between soil, bacteria and plants.

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this issue: FAll HARVEST 51 THE FAll HARVEST With harvest approaching, Chris Bayley looks at ways growers can prepare themselves for a successful bounty. II PACKAGING Efficient packaging systems could be one of the biggest areas where production companies can reduce operating costs. I NATURAl MYSTIC Natural Mystic Farms is getting a jump on the fa ll harvest by using light deprivation b lackout tarps to kickstart flowering. J2 ROBOTS Harvest Automatio n is taking some of the back-breakin g labor out of the nursery business with its i nnovative workers. ABOUT THE COVER: Th e sun sets over Natural Mystic Farms in Ellensbur g , Washington as harvest season begins for the earl y light dep crop. Photo by Garrett Rudolph . At right, Natu ral Mystic employee I an Graham pulls a tarp over a li ght dep hoop house. 6 I Mariju a n a V e n ture I I September 2 0 1 5

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contents BASICS 16 I Calendar 2 4 I Market Watch 36 I Blowing Smoke 143 I Advertiser Directory PROFILES 2 6 I Encanto Green Cross 28 I Wellness Connection 3 0 I ChamplainValley SPOTLIGHTS 3 2 I The Prodigy 3 2 I Hydrobuilder 34 I AICA 3 4 I DoobEase LIVING THE DREAM 3 8 I Danielle Rosellison 4 0 I Michele Brooke 4 0 I Sara Williams G U EST COLUMNS 134 I Ammon Ford 1 36 I Mik e McKenney 138 I Vicki Christophersen 90 LEGAL PAGES • Option agreements are a first step toward selling a business • Alaska gets closer to unveiling state's recreational regulations 94 BLAST-PROOFING Regulations are coming for the ex traction industry . Take steps to avoid being left empty-handed. 98 FROM THE FIELD Chris Van Hook takes a deeper look at the California drought and how it relates to both the good businesses and bad within the cannabis industry. 110 DOUBLE-ENDED BULBS The advent of double-ended high-pressure sodium lamps has been a game-changer for growers . 120 PEST CONTROL Jennifer Martin examines s ome simple tips to mitigate the potential for pests to damage your crops. 124 SECURITY CAMERA Q&A Two surveillance experts discuss need-to-know items for business people in the cannabis industry. 130 TREE FREE HEMP PAPER Morris Beagle ' s company is bringing tree-free printing back to the United States for the first time in decades. OPINIONS 12 I Message from the Publi 140 I Letter from the Editor MJVenture