Friday, July 19, 2019

Photo report: Cultivate 2019

Although some exhibitors had the feeling the 2019 Cultivate show was slightly slower than it was last year, the event remains one of the best to meet up with suppliers active in the North American market. Celebrating its 90th edition this year, the show attracted more than 650 exhibitors and thousands of guests. Click here for…

Raymond Lescrauwaet, Reflecoat

With this coating, SON-T light fixture gets a second life

What if you could provide reflectors from SON-T light fixtures with a new layer that better reflects the light and moreover creates a better spectrum? Then you hit two birds with one stone and also the reflectors, that have already been more or less written off, will get a second or even a third life.…

Export increases to 2500 kilograms a year

The Netherlands accepts the German request for 1000 extra kilograms of medicinal marijuana

The demand for medicinal marijuana in Germany has increased, which is why the Netherlands was requested to export an additional 1000 kilograms of medicinal cannabis to their…

US (IL): Company acquires 82-acre farm in Illinois for high-CBD industrial hemp biomass production

California Gold Mining has completed the purchase of a private 82.42-acre contiguous parcel of agricultural farm land in Kendall County, Illinois and has commenced outdoor…

Sativa vs Indica

Walk into any dispensary around the US and you’ll almost surely be given a list that splits your options into one of two categories: indica or sativa. If you go with a sativa, you’re choosing a more uplifting experience, and when you opt for an indica, a calmer, more sedative one. But what if I were to tell you that this sativa…

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US (CA) Cannabis Business Summit & Expo to kick off next week

If you’re known by the company you keep, then the NCIA is moving with the right crowd. Mike Lee, executive VP & CFO of Canopy Growth Corporation, will be a keynote speaker at the organization’s 6th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, to be held July 22-24 at the San Jose McEnery Convention…

IE: Govt recalls cannabis oil over high THC content

The Irish government has recalled a batch of Dutch CBD oil after tests discovered that it contains illegal THC levels. Cannabis and hemp oil is legal for sale in Ireland…

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Why is big pharma heading to Canada for its cannabis patents?

Currently, seven of Canada’s top ten cannabis patent holders are major multi-national pharmaceutical companies, according to a joint research project by Washington D.C.-based New Frontier Data and London-based cannabis bio-technology firm, Grow Biotech. The list includes Ciba-Geigy AG (Switzerland) with…

Export increases to 2500 kilograms a year

The Netherlands accepts the German request for 1000 extra kilograms of medicinal marijuana

The demand for medicinal marijuana in Germany has increased, which is why the Netherlands was requested to export an additional 1000 kilograms of medicinal cannabis to their…

Early search for CannTrust buyer underway amid Health Canada probe

As CannTrust Holdings Inc. awaits its fate after running afoul of federal regulators, BNN Bloomberg has learned there’s early-stage interest behind the scenes to find a white…

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Dr. Matthew Julius

CAN (ON): CO2 GRO announces the appointment of new Science Officer

Toronto based CO2 GRO announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew Julius, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, St. Cloud State University, as its Chief Science Officer. Dr. Julius had…

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"Everything that makes the fan a fan is made here"

Arriving in Venlo, on an industrial estate, a large building is rising up. The company name 'Vostermans' is displayed on the front facade. Stepping inside, a world opens up where it's all about fans, rotor blades, casings and motors. Many hands and many robots are at work in the production halls.…

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Cannabis companies should be 'named' if they refuse to subject their products to clinical tests, MPs say

The government and pharmaceutical industry are leaving patients to suffer without access to medicinal cannabis because of a lack of urgency in addressing prescribing issues…

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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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CA (BC): Delta based greenhouse receives Health Canada license

AgraFlora Organics International Inc. has announced it has been awarded a license from Health Canada, under the industrial hemp regulations of the Cannabis Act, for its flagship 2.2-million-square-foot Delta Greenhouse Complex. AgraFlora has a partnership with the huge Houweling Nurseries complex on 64th…

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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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Raymond Lescrauwaet, Reflecoat

With this coating, SON-T light fixture gets a second life

What if you could provide reflectors from SON-T light fixtures with a new layer that better reflects the light and moreover creates a better spectrum? Then you hit two birds with one stone and also the reflectors, that have already been more or less written off, will get a second or even a third life.…

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Did ancient Vikings bring cannabis to Canada more than a thousand years ago?

Canada made history last year by becoming the first and only G-7 nation to legalize adult-use cannabis, but the Great White North's history with cannabis extends much further back than that. A new archaeological study suggests that cannabis pollen was discovered near a Viking settlement founded more than…

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Company raises $50M to develop cannabinoid extraction method

Demetrix, a biotechnology company focused on the production of cannabinoids, has secured $50 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Tuatara Capital with participation from existing investor Horizons Ventures. Horizons Ventures previously led Demetrix’s $11 million Series Seed round. "Over the…

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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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