Tuesday, June 18, 2019

GR: The Greek advantage in the medical cannabis industry

Ever more countries are approving regulations to allow the medical cannabis industry to step in the respective national borders. Europe is surely poised to become one of the most florid markets, where countries like Denmark are leading the way in terms of allowed production. The same thing can be said…

DK: Grower completes technical study for GACP/EU-GMP cultivation and processing facility

ICC International Cannabis Corp. has completed a Technical Feasibility Study relating to its proposed 150,000 square foot Danish GACP/EU-GMP certified Greenfield cultivation, processing and manufacturing facility. "We have previously engaged a leading Denmark based international pharma engineering firm…

US (OR): Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'

A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity. That's one example of the startling lack of uniformity — and…

US (CT) UConn launches online cannabis horticulture class

An updated version of a course on growing cannabis that debuted this past spring semester will be offered online during UConn’s second summer session, starting July 15. The three-credit course, entitled Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest (SPSS 3995), provides an overview of the complete…

UK: Isle of Man government announcements on MMJ and Industrial production of hemp

The results of the recent public consultations into the medicinal use of cannabis and the licensing of industrial hemp production have now been made available. Publication of…

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CAN (ON): Company completes planting on 27-acre outdoor grow

WeedMD has completed the outdoor planting of more than 20,000 fully-rooted cannabis plants at its Strathroy, Ontario property. According to the company, WeedMD is one of the first licensed producers in Canada to commence outdoor grow operations with its first harvest expected in October 2019. Video of…

CZ: MMJ consumption keeps growing in Czech Republic

The consumption of medicinal cannabis in the Czech Republic continued to grow in the past years, according to information at a symposium held in Prague on Monday. The…

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US (OR): Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry 'mess'

A unit of wheat is called a bushel, and a standard weight of potatoes is called a century. But hemp as a fully legal U.S. agricultural commodity is so new that a unit of hemp seed doesn't yet have a universal name or an agreed-upon quantity. That's one example of the startling lack of uniformity — and…

CZ: MMJ consumption keeps growing in Czech Republic

The consumption of medicinal cannabis in the Czech Republic continued to grow in the past years, according to information at a symposium held in Prague on Monday. The…

GR: The Greek advantage in the medical cannabis industry

Ever more countries are approving regulations to allow the medical cannabis industry to step in the respective national borders. Europe is surely poised to become one of the most florid markets, where countries like Denmark are leading the way in terms of allowed production. The same thing can be said…

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Sunniva president and co-founder resigns

Sunniva has announced that Leith Pedersen, President, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of the Company has resigned as an officer and a director, effective immediately,…

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The complexity of growing: an holistic approach

The medical cannabis industry is a very high-tech subset of horticulture. There are so many regulations to comply with that no human error can be forgiven. However, one of the questions legal cannabis growers should answer is: how do the technological components in a growing facility interact between…

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US (DC): Former Denver Nuggets star to start growing hemp

Alex English’s basketball skills made him a legend in the Palmetto State and the nation. His No. 22 jersey was retired by the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. He went on to become the NBA’s most prolific scorer In the 1980s — better than Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — and was…

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Medical marijuana no longer tied to fewer opioid deaths

Legalizing medical marijuana no longer appears to be linked with a drop in fatal opioid overdoses, according to a new U.S. study that calls into question the potential for cannabis to help fix the opioid crisis. In recent years, many advocates for legalizing marijuana - including some doctors and public…

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CAN (ON): New transmission line expected to meet growing electricity needs in Windsor-Essex

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has requested Hydro One to develop and construct a transmission line to meet the increasing electricity needs in the Windsor-Essex region. “The IESO is committed to ensuring Ontario businesses and communities have the electricity they need to grow and…

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US (NY): Eerie County based growing and processing facility passed operational inspection

Cannabis has been planted at Erie's first legal growing and processing facility. Calypso Enterprises, 910 Downing Ave., passed its operational inspection Tuesday with no…

DK: Grower completes technical study for GACP/EU-GMP cultivation and processing facility

ICC International Cannabis Corp. has completed a Technical Feasibility Study relating to its proposed 150,000 square foot Danish GACP/EU-GMP certified Greenfield cultivation, processing and manufacturing facility. "We have previously engaged a leading Denmark based international pharma engineering firm…

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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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LED solutions for horticulture

Vossloh-Schwabe launches the new LUGA COB LED Horticulture modules which provide a highly efficient COB technology with 2 different spectra optimized for vegetative and generative plant growth. Compared to other LED technologies LUGA COBs offer an extremely long service lifetime with chemical resistance, combined with a high…

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Plug manufacturer Foamplant introduces Growfoam at GreenTech

Growing even more precise with a custom-made foam substrate

It is a product that, with a little imagination, is reminiscent of the old- fashioned kitchen sponge, but then in a high-tech and fully biodegradable jacket. The Growfoam plugs from Foamplant are made with fully biodegradable foam. "The foam has all the good properties of organic substrate, but the…

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Automation of cannabis production

Cannabis growers are continuously looking for solutions to improve their growing operations. Automation can play an important role in this, says Maarten van der Gaarden, commercial manager at WPS. "Many of the processes can be easily managed, enabling growers to achieve better yield and eventually better…

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NZ: Govt. to invest $ 2.5 million in a tech start-up working in the cannabis space

The Government will be investing $2.5 million in a tech start-up working in the cannabis space. The grant from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will be paid over five years to ag-tech firm BioLumic, which develops technology to aid in the agriculture of crops. "The result of the…

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