Friday, December 6, 2019

Tuning the lights to the right spectrum

There was a time when the cannabis industry was still unsure if LEDs were a viable option if compared to other solutions like HPS or high-density discharge lights. The reason behind such a doubt lies in the fact that operators and growers did not know if LEDs could achieve the same yield and quality that…

CAN (ON): AgraFlora Organics to acquire 88-acre outdoor cannabis grow and 27,000 sq. ft. processing facility

AgraFlora Organics International Inc., a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company, announced the company has entered into an interim agreement to acquire 100 per-cent of the issued and outstanding shares of Sanna Health Corp. Sanna is a Canadian cannabis company based in the Greater…

CA: Canadian facility failed inspection for EU quality certification last year

A facility operated by Vancouver-based Zenabis Global Inc. failed an inspection to receive a key European Union certification last year, hindering the cannabis producer’s ability to ship medical cannabis to the continent. Regulators in Malta published a "statement of non-compliance with GMP [good…

Automated cultivation product can yield up to six times the volume of other methods

AEssenseGrows has unveiled a new automated cultivation product that can yield up to two pounds of cannabis each year per square foot of floor space--more than 6 times the volume of other methods of cannabis cultivation. “With our new Double Deck product, the AEssenseGrows team continues to push the…

US: Hemp rules panned by growers, lawyers, lawmakers

As of early December the USDA has received more than a thousand comments from growers, lawyers, lawmakers, processors, and the general public on their interim industrial hemp regulations. While most agree that it is important that the agency charged with regulating the emerging sector is doing its work,…

SE: Oboya signs a framework agreement with Aureum Life AB

Oboya Horticulture Industries AB has signed an unconditional framework agreement with Sweden's first cannabis company Aureum Life AB and operates in research, production and sales of medical cannabis. The ambition of the agreement is for Oboya to become a total supplier to Aureum by offering a…

Technician Keith Allen retires from Javo USA after 38 years

In August of 1981, Rubberen Robbie topped the Dutch pop charts with "Der Nederlandse Sterre Die Strale Overal,” Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Keith Allen started working on potting machines at Javo USA, Inc. Now, more than 38 years later, he is set to retire in Dec. 2019. Over the ensuing 38 years…

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JM: Jamaica sends cannabis shipment to Canada

More than 10 kilogrammes, or roughly 22 pounds of legal cannabis, were recently exported to Canada by licensed Jamaican cannabis company, Global Canna Labs. Minister of…

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CAN (ON): Dan Sippel joins Supreme Cannabis as General Manager of 7ACRES

The Supreme Cannabis Company has announced that Dan Sippel has joined Supreme Cannabis as the General Manager of 7ACRES. "Mr. Sippel will be responsible for leading the long-term, sustainable growth of 7ACRES, with a focus on maintaining a high-performance culture, exceptional safety standards and robust…

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Technology to proactively fight pathogens in large-scale cannabis operations

Mold and powdery mildew are constant challenges that every grower has to contend with. High humidity levels in grow environments create a friendly place for molds and mildew to develop and thrive, which requires that growers have good SOPs and sanitization processes in place. As companies continue to…

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Scientist describes her pioneering work to make medical cannabis effective, safe and standardized

Cannabis compounds are widely recognized as effective treatments for a surprising number of conditions and illnesses from anxiety to asthma to autism – and that’s just the A’s on a very long list. Yet it wasn’t long ago that cannabis was best known as marijuana, the “devil weed” with psychoactive effects…

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US: FDA stated that CBD can be potentially harmful

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its guidance on CBD, warning consumers that the compound "has the potential to harm you." The update is the strongest…

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Calculator to help German growers with new CO2-tax

From 2021 German glasshouse growers will be charged with a CO2-tax on fossil energy fuels. Renewable energy sources will be free of charge. The tax will be in the first year 10 € per t CO2 and goes up to 35 € per t in 2025. "This means for 1 ha Cucumbers with an energy requirement of 2,673 MWh the…

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US (IL): Cannabis cultivation prepare for January 1

The countdown is on as marijuana cultivation sites across the state are working to keep up with the demand, which is expected to hit come January 1st, 2020. "We're gearing up for a high density grow to support both the medical and recreational market,” Ascend Wellness Vice President of Operations David…

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Distribution agreement signed for Cannabis Odour Removers

Prelam Enterprises, a New Brunswick-based business specializing in innovative odour control solutions, is pleased to announce it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Zenabis Global Inc. for the Company's LUKY8 cannabis odour removers in Canada. Different from traditional…

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Dave Neal with Dyna-Gro:

“The most important thing is to have the right amount of all essential nutrients”

Every grower knows that giving plants nutrients is incredibly important for the cultivation process, but not every grower knows exactly what their plant needs. There are 17 macro and micro nutrients, mineral elements that all plants require. All are important but widely varying amounts of these elements…

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Tuning the lights to the right spectrum

There was a time when the cannabis industry was still unsure if LEDs were a viable option if compared to other solutions like HPS or high-density discharge lights. The reason behind such a doubt lies in the fact that operators and growers did not know if LEDs could achieve the same yield and quality that…

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Aiding the traceability of cannabis products

The requirement for “seed to sale” inventory control systems is growing in importance. State regulators are now mandating the cannabis industry to track the cultivation,…

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New soil and nutrient line "maximizes plant's genetic potential"

GP Solutions, Inc. debuts Prolific - a soilless growth medium and nutrient line that is free of human and sewage waste. Prolific was formulated by GP Solutions' in-house scientists, and is comprised of organic ingredients. "Our objective was to develop a growth medium that will help give plants the…

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Automated cultivation product can yield up to six times the volume of other methods

AEssenseGrows has unveiled a new automated cultivation product that can yield up to two pounds of cannabis each year per square foot of floor space--more than 6 times the volume of other methods of cannabis cultivation. “With our new Double Deck product, the AEssenseGrows team continues to push the…

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After packaging robot, BOLD has more automation solutions in the pipeline

'Newbies' in horticulture industry take big steps in automation

With no background in the horticulture industry but being surrounded by many greenhouses in the Niagara region, Canada (ON), automation experts Willem Bijlsma and Bill VandenOever started Bold Robotic Solutions Inc. 2 years ago. "We noticed that greenhouses still make use of a lot of manual labor.…

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