The USDA & Controlled Environment Agriculture: A Q&A with Derek Smith, Executive Director of the RII

In this article, Aaron Green interviews Derek Smith, executive director of Resource Innovation Institute (RII) to learn more about their recent proposal on controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) to the USDA and their involvement in supporting the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA).

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Too Many Cannabis Firms Put Sustainability in Last Place

In this op-ed, Makwana makes the case for putting environmental sustainability at top of mind for the sake of improving bottom lines in the years to come.

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Essential Elements to Set Up a Green, Zero-Waste Grow Facility

Consider a few of these tips to efficiently manage your resources and effectively enhance your bottom line.

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Designing Precision Cannabis Facilities: A Case Study

In this case study, we take a look at Onyx Agronomics and how they were able to design a particularly efficient indoor facility capable of cultivating cannabis at 2.7 grams per watt from every square foot of canopy, with some help from Ascendant Management.

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National Ag Day: An Interview with Industry Leaders Disrupting Agriculture in Positive Ways

National Agriculture Day is an event held by the Agriculture Council of America to promote awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. In this piece, Aaron Green interviews three industry leaders to gain an industry perspective on agricultural innovation in cannabis and hemp.

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The Ten Biggest Mistakes When Building a Cultivation Facility

Here are ten of the biggest and most common mistakes that companies tend to make when building out a new cannabis cultivation facility.

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Reduce Environmental Impact of Cannabinoid Production Through Biosynthesis

In this op-ed, Maxim Mikheev argues that using biosynthesis to produce cannabinoids could be more environmentally sustainable than commercial scale cultivation.

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