Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Josh Ginsberg, director of cultivation of Sozo

"You have to be sure to be gathering data and info from new methods and equipment"

Sozo is a medical cannabis provider based in the state of Michigan, serving patients in the city of Warren. “Despite the global pandemic, we have been doing very well, which is an indication that things are going well for the industry,” Joshua Ginsberg, director of cultivation with the company, explains.…

Kiwi MMJ company signs German distribution agreement

New Zealand medicinal cannabis company, Rua Bioscience, has secured an export partnership with German distributor Nimbus Health. Nimbus Health is an independent pharmaceutical wholesaler with warehouses near Frankfurt that specialises in the importation and distribution of medicinal cannabis products…

Canapar Corp.

Sergio Martines, Canapar CEO

IT: "The time has finally come for the agricultural resurgence of Sicily"

Sergio Martines, CEO of Canapar, commented the proposed bill aimed at supporting the cannabis supply chain: "This bill marks the beginning of the agricultural resurgence of Sicily".  "This is an example of how politics that is willing to support agriculture and an environmentally sustainable industry. Sicily went…

CAN: Sources say Aphria and Aurora explored merger in recent talks

Aphria Inc. and Aurora Cannabis Inc.​ recently held advanced talks to merge the two Canadian pot producers in what would have been a blockbuster deal, but those discussions broke down late last week, according to two people familiar with the matter. The two companies opted to step back from merger…

US (MI): Michigan cannabis industry licensed to grow over 500,000 plants

A rapidly growing number of marijuana plants are reaching toward high-wattage grow lights across Michigan. This has resulted in slowly decreasing retail prices for both medical and recreational marijuana. The price reductions come following a spike after the opening of the first recreational marijuana…

EC: Hemp law goes into effect with 1.0% THC limit

Ecuador has legalized the growing of hemp, excluding it from the list substances subject to rules under the country’s Comprehensive Organic Criminal Code (COIP), and putting…

CAN (ON): WeedMD cultivars to be included in University Health Networks' study

WeedMD products and strains have been included in the University Health Networks’ first-of-its-kind Medical Cannabis Real-World Evidence study. UHN is launching Canada-wide clinical trials studying cannabis use on chronic pain, issues with sleep, anxiety and depression.  "WeedMD is the only LP with all of…

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The story behind Arvesta joining Van der Hoeven

On June 15, it was announced that Arvesta, the Belgian group of companies, had acquired a minority interest (of 35 percent) in the greenhouse builder, Van der Hoeven. How this came about is explained by Peter Spaans and Niek Depoorter. "Martin Steentjes and I are both well over 50, so time to think about…

US (PA): Terrapin expands MMJ facility

Two years after cutting the ribbon, Terrapin Pennsylvania officials have announced an additional $6 million infusion of capital to expand its medical cannabis grower/processor facility located on Henry Street in South Avis, Pa. Terrapin is working with local contractor M&R Contracting, Inc. to expand the…

US (MA): Second MMJ facility coming to Hudson

The town will soon be home to three cannabis manufacturing and cultivation facilities. The Zoning Board of Appeals late last week signed off on the Hudson Growers Alliance’s special permit request to operate a cannabis cultivation facility at 9 Kane Industrial Drive. The board has approved special…

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CAN (ON): MediPharm Labs appoints BMO Capital Market executive to board of directors

MediPharm Labs has appointed Chris Taves – Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of BMO Capital Markets – to its Board of Directors effective July 13, 2020.  "As COO of BMO Capital Markets (“BMOCM”), a leading full-service financial services provider and member of BMO Financial Group, one of the largest banks in…

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Vanguard Scientific and REM Technologies partner to deliver novel remediation solution for extractors

Vanguard Scientific Systems announced today a new distributor partnership with REM Technologies, a US-based company dedicated to assisting hemp processors to remove THC from…

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Castio Farms

Harvest 2 in cure with harvest 3 a week behind. Let’s go!! ♥️🔥@CastioFarms #mmj #CannabisCommunity #cannabisculture #cannabisindustry #mmjgrowers — Castio Farms (@CastioFarms) July 15, 2020

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UK patients to access first-ever export of Australian medicinal cannabis oil

Elixxer's pharmaceutical medical cannabis partner, Little Green Pharma of Australia, has successfully exported their first shipment of medicinal cannabis products for patients into the UK. The products are to be distributed in the UK by Astral Health, a UK-based specialist importer and distributor of…

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"Keep better track of humidity and energy balance with Connected Screening 2.0"

Controlling your climate by connecting knowledge

Connected Screening connects the advanced Hoogdendoorn iSii software with a wide range of Svensson screens to allow full control of humidity transfer, light transmission and energy savings in your greenhouse. It shows how much humidity can be transferred through the screen, and how you can increase plant…

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Three actions slashed energy costs 40% for this Canadian greenhouse grower

Greenhouse growers can proactively save a lot of money on their energy use. In these perilous economic times, they need every advantage they can get. After all, energy nearly always represents the second largest cost centre for a grower. Greenhouses can no longer afford to passively view energy as an…

Fertilizers more »

Custom irrigation unit lets growers inject fertiliser solutions simultaneously

Based on years of experience in irrigation, Stolze developed a custom made AIS Greenworks irrigation unit, for a tomato grower in Queensland, Australia. This unit controls the mixing of fertiliser stock solutions with irrigation water and makes EC and pH control easy for the grower. This provides growers…

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The Green Organic Dutchman

Why growing cannabis organically is easier in controlled environments

As the cannabis industry is well aware, regulation can be a double-edged sword. Regulation of cannabis has led to so much positivity in every state that has seen the light, the success of which influenced the lifting of the federal prohibition on hemp. While the industry may be over-regulated in some…

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Applying the cold chain to cannabis to preserve terpenes

Terpenes are one of the most important characteristics of cannabis flowers. Even though their specific medical use is not quite clear for all of them, it has been noted that they can be the cause of the so-called ‘entourage effect’: cannabis compounds act synergistically to modulate the overall…

Technique more »

Water-filled glass; saving energy and reducing carbon emissions

Most everyone knows that heating and cooling buildings is not only expensive, but a massive issue due to the resulting carbon emissions. According to the UK Green Building Council, the built environment contributes around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint – with heating alone contributing to 10% of…

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UY: Cannabis blockchain app to improve supply chain traceability

The blockchain’s traceability capabilities have opened the doors to various exciting applications that cut across global industries. UruguayCan, a medical cannabis company, is seeking to leverage this feature by creating an app for tracking medical cannabis production. This cannabis blockchain app is…


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