cul·ti·va·tion | \ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən \

Definition of cultivation 

2 : the act or art of cultivating or tilling

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Buy Photo The scramble to open new medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers across New Jersey has begun. Jan Hefler,, "Medical marijuana dispensary expands in South Jersey, eyes new locations in Cherry Hill and Moorestown," 10 June 2018 PharmaCann, which operates two cultivation centers and four dispensaries, banked with Bank of Springfield, said Jeremy Unruh, the company’s director of public and regulatory policy. Ally Marotti,, "Main bank for Illinois' medical marijuana industry is pulling out, leaving some operators to deal in cash," 2 Apr. 2018 The bill calls for lawmakers to create a Marijuana Control Commission that licenses and oversees a new range of marijuana facilities, including retail stores, marijuana lounges and cultivation centers. Matthew Ormseth,, "Legislative Committee Will Consider Bill Legalizing Marijuana Thursday," 13 Mar. 2018 Nevertheless, cultivation of the plant is still subject to numerous regulations. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "Congress has moved to OK this once-controversial crop, and Idaho could benefit bigtime," 4 July 2018 The drug trade has grown — cultivation of poppies is up and Mexico has started manufacturing fentanyl and other synthetic drugs — and violence has exploded. Kate Linthicum,, "Is amnesty the answer for Mexico's bloody drug war? The country's likely next president thinks it might be," 29 June 2018 Underground cultivation is another technique practiced at La Saisonnière. Hannifah Sawadogo, The Christian Science Monitor, "In rural West Africa, gardening offers women a way out of poverty," 14 June 2018 Hemp was rediscovered in the 1980s across Europe, where cultivation is legal, and France has became the European Union’s largest hemp producer. Adam Popescu, New York Times, "There’s No Place Like Home, Especially if It’s Made of Hemp," 29 Jan. 2018 Trail introduced at least five resolutions and memorials over the years, urging Congress to recognize the difference between hemp and marijuana and to authorize its cultivation. William L. Spence, idahostatesman, "Congress has moved to OK this once-controversial crop, and Idaho could benefit bigtime," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of cultivation

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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cul·ti·va·tion | \ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən \

Kids Definition of cultivation

1 : the act or process of preparing the soil for the raising of crops


cul·ti·va·tion | \ˌkəl-tə-ˈvā-shən \

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