Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Jouke Piepenbrink, Dutch Passion

Diving deeper into THC-V

Even though the market is mainly focused on THC and CBD products, the cannabis plant contains a huge number of different cannabinoids. The lack of proper research, however, has prevented further exploration of the diverse cannabinoid constellation. At the same time, companies like Dutch Passion are striving to advance the…

CAN (BC): Delta-based 1.1M sq.ft. greenhouse receives cultivation and sales license

Emerald Health Therapeutics announces that its joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has received from Health Canada its cannabis cultivation and sales licence based on an initial production area within its second 1.1 million square foot greenhouse…

keeping staff safe and operations working properly with less direct supervision

"We can go home, but the plants can’t"

The Covid-19 pandemic affects companies across all industries and horticultural operations are no exception. Making sure staff are safe and operations are working properly with less direct supervision is very important. Argus Controls talked to some of their clients and learned how they have been coping…


Asperello T34 Biocontrol now available in Canada

Biobest Canada announced that PMRA has granted the label expansion of Asperello T34 Biocontrol. Until now Asperello was only approved for use in greenhouse ornamentals, in Canada. Asperello T34 Biocontrol contains the fungus Trichoderma asperellum strain T34. It can be applied preventatively by growers…

US (CA): Fourth microturbine order from cannabis grower

Capstone Turbine Corporation has received a follow-on order of a fourth 1 megawatt (MW) C1000 Signature Series microturbine for a California-based cannabis grow operator. Cal Microturbine, Capstone's exclusive distributor in California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Nevada secured the order, which is…

CAN (BC): Grower applauds Manitoba cannabis retail expansion

"Delta 9 Cannabis is pleased to see the Manitoba Government pushing forward on the third phase of its retail cannabis expansion," the company states. Delta 9 will be undertaking multiple expansion strategies and applying for licenses to open additional cannabis retail outlets in Manitoba, as a part of…

Hexo Corp. closes $57.5 million underwritten public offering

HEXO Corp. announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering for total gross proceeds to the company of C$57,546,000. The company sold 63,940,000…

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IL: Israeli cannabis company to export 10 tons of MMJ to Europe annually

The new Israeli CannoMed is building the country’s largest indoor facility that will grow and export 10 tons of medical cannabis to Europe per year. The cannabis cultivation indoor facility at the Ziporit Industrial Zone in the north is expected to begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2020. The…

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US (VT): Fewer hemp farmers gear up this season

Just a few months ago, Andrew Subin and Tim Fair, Burlington attorneys who specialize in the cannabis industry, were juggling telephone calls from growers and processors, looking forward to the day that the Legislature would pass a bill legalizing a commercial trade in adult-use cannabis. “Pre-Covid, on…

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US (OR): Hemp farm changes production focus due to coronavirus pandemic

Marijuana Company of America provides an update on its joint venture hemp project in Scio, Oregon, operated through Covered Bridge Acres (CBA). The hemp farm has remained in operation through the Coronavirus pandemic as allowed by the State of Oregon. The CBA team is taking all necessary precautions…

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US (NJ): Lafayette approves medical cannabis facility additions

A medical cannabis growing and processing facility yet to be built on Route 94 has grown by approximately 30,000 square feet. The Township Land Use Board, at its virtual meeting Thursday, unanimously approved the expansion for room to install HVAC equipment inside the building and to provide adequate…

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Shawn Blower

Amazing year #bigleaves #cannabisindustry #cannabisculture #CBD #medicalmarijuana pic.twitter.com/yEAi35wmM1 — Shawn Blower (@blower_shawn) May 26, 2020

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Completely THC-free CBD oil without hemp extract

Japanese company develops CBD oil from orange peels

At this year's Cosme Tokyo cosmetics trade fair, Japanese company Hiro International presented a completely THC-free CBD oil, that was not produced with the help of hemp…

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Acta Horticulturae

Climate-based annual daylight modelling for greenhouses with supplemental electric lighting

Recent advances in LED-based luminaire design have enabled greenhouse operators to temporally control both the photon flux density (PFD) and spectral irradiance incident upon the plant canopy. However, it is difficult to predict the performance and benefits of these luminaires without knowledge of the…

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Energy consumption, one of the biggest challenges of the cannabis industry

Like every major industry, the cannabis industry has its fair share of challenges and problems. The biggest, from a technical perspective, being energy consumption. The confounding truth is that the business of growing cannabis is anything but green. Energy ConsumptionThe billion-dollar industry is…

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US (CA): Truck with cannabis nutrients reported stolen

Cannabis supply company Advanced Nutrients says a shipment worth $250,000 was stolen during transit from its Washington-based facility to a warehouse in Valencia, California.  The truck and trailer were later recovered in Oakland, but the cargo — cannabis nutrients —was gone, according to Clarie Darnell, spokeswoman…

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Bob Benner, Hamill CPS

“The harvesting and post-harvesting processes are oftentimes overlooked”

As soon as the green rush started, many companies ran into the market buying huge fields and facilities in order to grow as much product as possible. However, rushing to hit the ground running caused a number of issues to them, as the planning required to set up such large-scale agricultural operations…

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Sacred Seeds Hemp Farm

CAN (ON): CO2 delivery feasibility project with hemp plant grower

Toronto based CO2 GRO will install a Commercial Feasibility CO2 Delivery Solutions VCO2 system at Canbud’s Ontario hemp greenhouse dedicated to enhancing mother plant growth regeneration and plant health to complement Canbud’s proprietary clonal system. The Feasibility will take place in a portion of a…

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US (CA): Large-scale production program for THC-V started

Cannabis Global continues to make progress on its "Project Varin" initiative, a project launched earlier this year designed to produce ultra-highly bioavailable exotic cannabinoids. "To date, Project Varin has produced new cannabinoid production techniques, unique time-released polymeric nanoparticles,…


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