Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Charlie McKenzie, Left Coast Holdings:

US (MI): “With three environments of cultivation, we are able to hit different categories in the market”

"I was amazed at the opportunity to grow 12 acres of outdoor cannabis, as well as in a 3,000 sq. ft. greenhouse and an indoor facility. Having three production environments definitely keeps us on our toes, but it also keeps us learning and helps us improve," says Charlie McKenzie, Director of Cultivation…

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US (NY): Plans for $200 million cannabis facility back on track

Plans for a new $200 million cannabis growing and production facility in South Buffalo are back on track. The project, years in the making, is finally advancing toward the start of construction in as soon as a few weeks, with the first phase possibly opening for business by next summer.The reason: New…

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"Local growers are suffering"

US: Pennsylvania medical cannabis company lays off 55 workers at facility

Calypso Enterprises laid off 55 workers at its Erie medical cannabis grow and processing facility, the company confirmed to Erie News Now in a statement Friday. The layoffs, which impact 75 percent of the employees, are effective immediately."I'm very disappointed. We had heard things weren't going very…

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"A huge win for farmers"

US: Delta-8 THC declared legal in Kentucky

A judge in Kentucky has declared Delta-8 to be a legal derivative of hemp and issued a permanent injunction against law enforcement which prevents them from charging retailers and producers with criminal activity for selling Delta-8. The chemical, called Delta-8 THC, is billed as producing a milder high…

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Grower announces joint venture with Colombian indigenous tribe to process and distribute cannabis

Flora Growth Corp. announced a joint venture agreement with Pharma Indigena Misak Manasr Sas, the largest indigenous tribe in Colombia, on the development of cultivation best practices, manufacturing, export, and marketing of cannabis and cannabis-containing products. Under the agreement, Flora will…

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"Other farmers are $150 million ahead of the game"

US (FL): Black farmers yet to receive any Florida licenses for medical cannabis system

Nearly six years ago, the Florida Legislature set aside a medical cannabis license for a Black farmer like John Allen to join the burgeoning industry. But the license still has not been issued by the Florida Department of Health, which regulates the industry.Twenty-two licenses have been issued, but none…

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"Inflation is making cannabis more expensive"

While inflation has already ruined many people's plans for a summer trip cross-country, the impact of rising prices may soon hit some people where it'll really hurt. Cannabis, and many of its related products, have so far largely escaped the kind of double-digit increases seen in many food products such…

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