Friday, August 23, 2019

An overview of the legal status of medical cannabis in Europe

Reports by Prohibition Partners have shown how Europe is going to be the largest legal cannabis market, with an estimated value of 123 billion euros to be reached by 2028. Unlike other countries in the world, the situation in Europe is quite fragmented when it comes to regulatory environments, with each…

An Australian grandmother’s apple tree illustrates the rationale behind cannabis propagation

What do cannabis and apples have in common? Well, they’re both higher plants. Beyond that, they’re both angiosperms. But what else? Both cannabis and apples are primarily vegetatively propagated for commercial purposes. In other words, cuttings are taken from both apple trees and cannabis plants to make…

Bruce Linton on CannTrust, being fired, and where he goes from here

Nearly a month after being ousted from the cannabis company he founded, former chairman and co-chief executive officer of Canopy Growth Corp. Bruce Linton joined BNN Bloomberg to discuss everything from the CannTrust Holdings Inc. “mess,” to cannabis as a federal election issue, and what his plans are…

CO: Cannabis boom in NA boosts production in Colombia

Due to legislation developments in the US and Canada at the end of 2018, medical and recreational cannabis industries in North America are booming. According to a recent study by Grand View Research, Inc., legal cannabis industry is expected to be worth $66.3 billion by 2025, and investors are scrambling…

How can wildfire affect cannabis growth?

The wildfire season is back after the disastrous events it caused in 2015, 2017 and last year. The cultivators of cannabis are on high alert as a wildfire can severely affect cannabis growth in California. Many cannabis cultivators lost their cannabis crop to the fire last year in California. The…

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US (MA): Certifiate of occupancy received for New Bedford based cannabis facility

MariMed has received a certificate of occupancy from the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts for its new cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility. “ARL Healthcare, our…

US (NV): Reg A+ qualification for Nevada based cannabis facility

Christmas came early for OrgHarvest! Their status as the first cannabis cultivation company to receive Reg A qualification from the Securities and Exchange Commission (and…

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CAN: StatsCan, cannabis industry's job, revenue have increased since legalization

Employment in Canada’s cannabis industry has nearly quadrupled in the past year, while the number of companies in the space has more than doubled, according to the latest…

Bruce Linton on CannTrust, being fired, and where he goes from here

Nearly a month after being ousted from the cannabis company he founded, former chairman and co-chief executive officer of Canopy Growth Corp. Bruce Linton joined BNN Bloomberg to discuss everything from the CannTrust Holdings Inc. “mess,” to cannabis as a federal election issue, and what his plans are…

Hemp industry benefitting from US-Chinese trade war

An increasing number of U.S. farmers affected by low prices and reductions in Chinese agricultural purchases are now seeking economic refuge by planting hemp. And in many cases, hemp is saving farmers from bankruptcy. In many farming areas — in particular Western Kentucky and Tennessee — the movement to…

US (FL): FBI arrests cannabis stock manipulators

Three South Florida men have been arrested as part of a ring of cannabis stock manipulators by the Northern Ohio Department of Justice. Charles Vaccaro, Eli Taieb, and Dror Svorai were all charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy after two FBI agents went undercover posing as bad actors…

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Senior Teva R&D executive joins cannabis company

Former Teva Pharmaceutical Industries senior executive Yafit Stark has joined the scientific advisory committee of Tel Aviv-listed medical cannabis company Cannassure…

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US (CO): Colorado issues public health and safety advisory regarding some cannabis products

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is issuing a health and safety advisory due to…

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CAN (NL): Cannabis grower likely to have licence revoked after he was caught with 48 pounds of it

When he sentenced Stephen Parsley to a year in prison this week for possessing cannabis for the purpose of trafficking, there was an issue provincial court Judge James Walsh…

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CAN (BC): Cannabis grower hit by fire

Broken Coast Cannabis reports via Twitter that a fire occurred at their facility on Tuesday. The British Columbia producer of medical cannabis says that the fire department…

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Can power-hungry cannabis sector turn over a new leaf?

If you pass the goats grazing on the hillside, you’ve missed it. Up a long country driveway at a ranch-style farm house in Ancaster, Ontario, there’s no sign telling visitors they’ve arrived at Canada’s largest licensed producer of organic cannabis. Just a badminton net. “We’re trying to give it a…

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US (MA): Certifiate of occupancy received for New Bedford based cannabis facility

MariMed has received a certificate of occupancy from the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts for its new cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility. “ARL Healthcare, our…

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"RHP-certification next step in the supply of high-quality coco resources"

A good start of the trade fair week for FibreDust. At the GreenTech this week, they can announce that they have recently been officially admitted as an RHP-certified supplier of BVB Substrates. This means that the coco coir substrate that FibreDust supplies to BVB meets the highest quality standards in…

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How light affects plant growth outside of 400-700 nanometers

Efforts are underway to establish minimum lighting requirements for indoor cultivation of plants. Lighting fixtures will have to produce a minimum PPF (Photosynthetic Photon Flux) of 1.6 μmol/Joule to meet this new standard. While this may sound like a step in a positive direction, this metric does not…

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CAN (BC): LED supplier selected for annual production of up to 12 million tissue culture starter plantlets

Pharmagreen Biotech will use Signify's Philips GreenPower LED Lighting in their Cannabis Biotech Complex currently under development. The complex will be a large-scale tissue culture production, research and storage facility of genetically identical, disease and pest-free plantlets with consistent and…

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Yara and Nel collaborate to produce carbon free hydrogen for fertilizer production

In an agreement signed today, Yara and Nel confirm their shared ambition of developing clean hydrogen which would allow Yara to realize low carbon footprint fertilizer production. The project is based on Nel’s development of new water electrolyzer technology that will be tested at Yara’s existing plant…

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"An affordable robotic solution to automate labor intensive tasks"

Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), a custom robotics company creating autonomous robotic solutions to solve labour shortage problems in agriculture, will demonstrate their flagship autonomous custom robot, called BigTop , at Cultivate’19 , July 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio. “We are very excited to…

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