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Cannabis opportunities in South Africa

On 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court of South Africa had the following ruling in an unanimous decision: An adult person may, use or be in possession of cannabis for…

US (NV): Study finds strain names hide how similar cannabis is

A new study could put a strain, so to speak, on the love affair between cannabis consumers and their favorite flower. Researchers in Nevada collected 2,662 samples of cannabis flower and employed a third-party testing laboratory to measure the chemical profile. They found only three chemical varieties of…

What is the cost of vertical farming?

How can vertical farming contribute to (inter)national food production? This question is more complex than it initially seems. The answer does not only depend on the production, but also on the costs for water, energy and CO2. The Greenhouse Horticulture Business Unit of Wageningen University &…

A report by MNP

How Canada could dominate the global cannabis industry

In a recent report published by MNP, the role of Canada within the global cannabis industry is explored. As more countries trend toward partial or total cannabis legalization, Canadian businesses have every advantage to shape and capitalize on a burgeoning international industry, according to a recent…

US (OR): WIll Oregon be known for its cannabis export?

Oregon lawmakers are a step closer to passing a bill that would set the groundwork for future agreements with other states to import and export cannabis across state lines. Proponents of the bill say it could open a golden door of opportunities for Oregon-based cannabis distributors looking to export…

What countries are supplying the UK with MMJ?

Because of strict regulation, it is incredibly difficult to obtain a licence to grow, market and distribute medical marijuana in Britain, so the UK currently relies on other…

Growers struggle to get enough cannabis to the market

One pesky stamp has become the symbol of a continuing problem in Canada: Pot producers struggling to get enough cannabis to market, at least in the ways that buyers want it.…

Limits increase on USDA farm loans

The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow as direct and guaranteed loans available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and made changes to other…

IL: New $30 million cannabis investment fund launched in Israel

A new $30 million cannabis investment fund, Greenfield Venture Capital, has been launched in Israel with the intention of making Seed and Series A round investments in cannabis-related startups. The fund is being chaired by Boaz Wechtel, a co-founder of Ale Yarok (Green Leaf), a political party in Israel…

ET: On the relationship between the cannabis industry and Ethiopia

As Ethiopia is inviting the world to invest in its local economy as a strategy to change its narrative, despite its financial benefits, the issue of medicinal cannabis is…

Exhibition time: Scam alert

Calls to book your hotel for an exhibition, forms to sign-up for the International Fairs Directory, e-mails to buy contact lists for major trade shows. Again we warn you not to answer any of these scamming companies that are targeting the horticultural trade fairs. Hotel scam "Good morning! I'm calling you regarding your hotel…

US (PA): Saxton residents hope MMJ industry will revitalize local economy

Local residents expressed hope that a budding medical marijuana facility will help revitalize a borough once partially economically dependent on a leather plant that shut down years ago. The medical marijuana facility along Horton Drive in Saxton is expected to start producing in a couple of weeks, said…

CA (BC): Licensed cultivator to enter Nevada market through new partnership

1933 Industries and its subsidiary, Alternative Medicine Association have announced a licensing agreement with OG DNA Genetics for the exclusive license to cultivate,…

American Farm Bureau concerned about labor, trade if border closed

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the administration to make sure that any steps undertaken to tighten enforcement at the U.S. border do not create more uncertainty for agricultural producers. “Right now, farmers and ranchers are toughing it out,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Many of…

Rabobank: Hemp is Hot right now

Report says hemp industry is booming

The hemp industry has got a lot of people excited. Despite headlines about legalization, there are serious regulatory, agronomic, and market risks that are being overlooked in…

Growing cannabis for a female-focused market

While walking through the halls of most of horticulture trade fairs, it is not necessary to be an acute observer to notice that the industry is male-dominated. Among other things, this characteristic derives from the close connection between horticulture and the financial industry: the latter too has…

Increasing number of Chinese firms to jump into hemp industry

Huaren Pharmaceutical, based in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, said Wednesday that it has teamed up with a biotechnology company in Southwest China's Yunnan Province…

US grower to utilize root zone temperature optimization system

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies has secured a second sale of its Root Zone Temperature Optimisation heating and cooling system in America to independent cannabis producer Ivo Lopez of Mendocino Natural Farms in Northern California. A holder of several cultivation licenses, Mendocino Natural…

Canadian firm adds product identification numbers to cannabis products

Aurora Cannabis and its wholly-owned subsidiary CanniMed Therapeutics have added product information numbers (PINs) to 78 medical cannabis products so to better facilitate and track insurance coverage for their Canadian patients. The products that received PINs include dried flower, capsules, soft gels,…

Joint release from CFBF, Family Farm Alliance, Western Growers:

Over 100 organizations urge Congress to address Western water challenges

Over 100 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the Western U.S. urged Congress to use any infrastructure package under consideration to help address…

AmericanHort welcomes more seasonal worker visas

On March 29, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it plans to release an additional 30,000 H-2B workers for returning immigrant workers. "This progress would not have happened without the steady advocacy push by our advocacy team, industry leaders, association members, state association…

Germany: Domestic cultivation could finally gather steam

For two years, Germany has allowed cannabis cultivation for medical purposes. But picking suitable growers hasn't been all plain sailing. A competitive tendering process had…

LR: US companies plan to start production in Liberia

Reports from Liberia’s consular office in New York, quoting reliable sources, say some United States based pharmaceutical companies have expressed interest in establishing a pharmaceutical plant in Liberia to produce medicines from the marijuana plant. Sources further say a business delegation from the…

US: Industry survey for white paper ‘Automation, AI and the Next Generation of Indoor Agriculture’

As part of the extensive data gathering process for its new white paper, Contain, an alternate finance provider to indoor growers, invites industry members to participate in a survey around its topic, “Automation, AI and the Next Generation of Indoor Agriculture.” The white paper will be released in hard…

Workforce is the single biggest challenge for global horticulture

Addressing AHDB’s SmartHort conference, NFU Sector Board Chair and apple producer, Ali Capper, made it clear that UK horticulture is not alone in its challenge to access labour. “Just employ local people,” said Ali. “The amount of times that is said, but it fails to recognise that labour is not a…

Skilled migrants to fill vacancies in regional Southern Australia

The federal government's Designated Area Migration Agreement to boost regional populations and provide much needed labour to regional SA has been welcomed by the state's regional economic body. Last week, it announced specific visas to attract overseas workers in areas of skills shortages where…

US: Farmers struggle to keep up with demand for industrial hemp

Farmers won't find out how much THC their plants produce until they're harvested, dried and the CBD is extracted. During this process, the CBD becomes concentrated and the THC gets dragged along with it, Weiblen said, possibly to the point where the amount of THC exceeds the legal limit. With CBD coming…

US: Women in Ag survey to gauge goals and achievements of women in agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas. All women who are farmers, ranchers, farm/ranch employees, employed in agricultural…

CA: US firm to expand into Canadian market

Cannabis Science Inc. is expanding into the Canadian market with the formation of Cannabis Science Canada. Additionally, the company has started negotiations for Canadian land, licenses, and expansion capital. Moreover, in South Africa, Cannabis Science announced an exclusive partnership agreement with…

KWIN

"The best book about Dutch greenhouse horticulture"

The KWIN (Quantitative Information) is famous. Already in 1983 the first edition of this bulky book about the greenhouse horticulture was published. The KWIN contains quantities and prices of, among other things, sustainable means of production, labor, energy, production and sales of Dutch horticulture,…

CA (BC): Canadian producer enters European MMJ market

Zenabis Global Inc. has announced its entrance into the European pharmaceutical cannabis market. Zenabis has entered into a Letter of Intent towards a definitive supply…

US (IL): Study reveals that MMJ growers can sell to the recreational market as well

Existing growers of Illinois' medical marijuana crop would be able to meet demand for recreational pot in Illinois for up to four years after legalization, but the state would need more than 400 new dispensaries to handle distribution, according to a study released Tuesday from a group that represents…

UK: "Make sure you are ESOS compliant"

Any large organisation in the UK with 250+ employees or a turnover greater than £39m is required to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). For anyone who qualifies, the time is now to make arrangements to meet the requirements of this statutory scheme. However, at NFU Energy they…

BB: Plan to establish a MMJ industry project

The Caribbean island of Barbados' Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley recently announced plans to establish a medical marijuana industry project implementation unit. The unit's mandate will be to establish an administrative framework for a medical marijuana program and bring it to fruition. Prime Minister…

DE: Demand for medical cannabis has tripled

The demand for cannabis for medical treatment has risen sharply. For two years, much lower hurdles are put in the patients' ways. Patients with multiple sclerosis or chronic pain can have their medical cannabis regularly prescribed by German doctors for two years. The decision of the former Federal…

Producers partner up to target European Union

AgraFlora Organics International has initiated due diligence with respect to a potential partnership with Dixie Brands Inc. relating to the manufacture, sale and distribution of cannabis infused products within legalized markets in the European Union . "The European Union is a significant opportunity…

US (CA): Growers are producing great quantities of cannabis

California cannabis growers could produce so much weed that they crash the market, The Sacramento Bee reported. The outlet said Tuesday that 1,142 acres of cannabis farms hold permits in the state, citing a report by distribution company Vessel Logistics. This means that licensed farms can harvest 9…

Uruguay push for global export attracts investors

Serious marijuana money is starting to show up in Uruguay. Almost six years after the South American country of 3.4 million people legalized cannabis, investors are betting Uruguay can become an export hub for medical marijuana as the industry expands around the world. Silverpeak Life Sciences Uruguay…

Colombia becomes a powerhouse in medicinal cannabis

The streets of the United States and other European countries are currently flooded with Colombian flowers due to the Valentine's Day celebrations. Every year this celebration generates hundreds of millions of dollars for Colombia's flower industry. However, there is a new agroindustrial activity…

UK: Could cannabis revitalise Gurnsey's economy?

Following the announcement that a company is planning to set up a cannabis cooperative in order to start the cultivation in shabby greenhouses, some growers have started thinking that perhaps cannabis could rejuvenate the island's economy. Nick Russel, a grower, commented that "a few people have got…

US: The 'green rush'

The path to national legalization of marijuana is underway. That’s the conclusion from cannabis experts at South by Southwest, which hosted its first-ever Cannabusiness track this year with 60 panels. In the U.S., 95 percent of the population believes in the medicinal value of cannabis and believes it should be available, said…

US: Rising wages point to tighter farm labor market

In recent years, farmers, growers, and ranchers throughout the United States have expressed concerns about the challenges of hiring an adequate number of qualified farmworkers at an economically viable wage. A prominent indicator of a tighter farm labor market in the United States is the rising real…

US: Pesticide Registration Improvement Act signed into law

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said President Trump signed the…

US (FL): Florida cannabis director on the profitability of hemp industry

In February, Holly Bell was appointed as the state's first-ever director of cannabis. According to him, the hemp industry will represent a big opportunity for the US economy. "Since the Farm Bill was passed in the last week of December 2018, we now have an opportunity to do a state hemp program here in…

Bas Vollebregt, Alderman for Economics in Delft:

"Further technological development needed in horticulture"

"Horticulture is already a sector with a high degree of technology. But there are certainly further steps to be taken in this area, including drones and robotics," says Bas Vollebregt, Alderman for Economics in Delft. Bas Vollebregt has been Alderman for Economy, Culture, Land Development and Real Estate…

US (CA): CDFA to hear updates on water policy, industrial hemp and smart climate programs

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates on key issues related to water policy, industrial hemp and climate smart agricultural programs at its…

US (MN): Hemp farmers could sell to MMJ producers under new bill

Bipartisan legislation introduced Feb. 18 in the state Senate would allow hemp farmers to sell their product to in-state medical cannabis manufacturers. Sen. Karla Bigham, DFL-Cottage Grove, who co-authored the bill, said it would give local growers another source for their product, which typically is…

UK experts:

‘Fruit and vegetable producers at risk if climate change continues’

Supported by UK Environment Secretary Gove, a new report titled Recipe for Disaster has outlined a 'major threat' to British crops which could threaten future supplies as…

Video: "Microplastics—A Macroproblem"

Emily Ham graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Environmental Geoscience from Brock University in 2017. Currently, Emily is pursuing her Master’s degree in Earth Science at Brock, investigating microplastic levels in local water systems and agricultural soils. The goals of this…

Canada: Marie-Claude Bibeau becomes Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the following changes within the Ministry: Lawrence MacAulay, currently Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, becomes Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. Marie-Claude Bibeau, currently Minister of International…

"I think the Netherlands can become the Champagne region of cannabis"

Meteor Systems, developer and installer of advanced cultivation and irrigation systems, has been involved in the international cannabis production for several years. In addition, the company located in Breda, participates in various research projects in both the Netherlands and abroad. ‘Since 2013, so…

St. Vincent hops on the MMJ bandwagon

Just about two weeks ago, authorities in Jamaica approved of the island’s first shipment of oil extracted from the increasingly trendy marijuana plant to be exported to…

Italy’s only MMJ producer can’t keep up with demand

Italy’s lone medical marijuana facility is controlled by the military, which officials say helps prevent patients from buying it on the black market. However, the government's yield can't keep up with an increasing demand, creating shortages for cancer patients and others who need treatment. NewsHour…

US (CA): MMJ sales are escalating, along with growers' energy costs

Two months into California’s law to legalize the production and distribution of marijuana, sales are going through the roof. But so, too, are their energy bills — or at least…

Vancouver firm eyes Uruguayan MMJ market

Vancouver-based ICC International Cannabis Corporation will begin producing and exporting medicinal cannabis in Uruguay next year as competitors at home prepare to make a big…

By Tantalus Labs:

Canada: Whitepaper explores MMJ greenhouse market in British Columbia

Tantalus Labs was founded to advance frontiers. The recent completion of SunLab, a new generation of purpose-built cannabis greenhouse, was a milestone many called impossible. "We believed that if we shared our vision transparently and passionately, that we would be joined by other British Columbian…

MMJ stock fund launched in Canada

As the Trump administration considers renegotiating the historic trade agreement with its North American neighbors, Canada is pushing ahead with a trade that places it well…

Colombia's MMJ industry takes shape

For years, Blanca Riveros has had the same routine: After fixing breakfast and taking her son to school, she heads home to a large plastic trash bag filled with marijuana. She trims the plants and gets them ready for Colombian drug traffickers. After school, her son helps cut more. The business was long…

Why medical cannabis is here to stay - despite the growth of the recreational sector

Almost every day there seems to be news of recreational cannabis legalization efforts making headway in the U.S. For the first time, the majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle favor federal recreational cannabis legalization. In a blog the team with Harvest explains why they believe medical…

USA: Experts say medical marijuana prices will go down as industry grows

"Ohio’s first two weeks of medical marijuana sales brought high prices on a limited supply because of a lack of growers, testing labs and processors", observed Thomas Rosenberg, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. The first Ohioans to purchase medical marijuana forked over…

Experts say Europe will be world's largest legal cannabis market

In the next five years, Europe is set to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market. With a population of more than double that of the United States and Canada combined, the market is ripe, and the industry has grown more in the last year than the last six combined, according to a new report. More…

Uruguay: Betting on medical marijuana exports

When he was younger, the only thing that Enrique Morales knew about marijuana was that you smoked it to get high. Today, the former driver for a dairy company is a horticulturist on a cannabis plantation about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo and he says drops of…

US (CO): Marijuana sales records 6 billion dollars since 2014 legalization

Colorado marijuana businesses have sold more than $6 billion worth of weed and related products since a voter-approved measure allowing adults over the age of 21 to consume recreational pot took effect in the state on Jan. 1, 2014. The milestone figure was highlighted Tuesday in a news release from the…

US (PA): First anniversary of mmj prorgram: sales, patients and taxes

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program celebrated its one year anniversary this week, racking up an impressive number of participating patients and doctors, sales, and a trickle of tax revenues for the treasury. More than 116,000 Pennsylvanians have registered as patients. About 83,000 of those have…

South Korea to allow imports of medical marijuana

South Korea will allow imports of medical cannabis starting next month, health authorities said Tuesday, as part of efforts to provide more treatment options for patients with rare diseases. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said the National Assembly has passed a bill to amend a relevant law to allow…

Canopy Growth completes first legal MMJ export from Canada to US

Canopy Growth has completed a legal transfer of cannabis products to a research partner in the United States. To the company's knowledge, this transfer is the first export of legal cannabis products from Canada to the United States pursuant to an import permit issued by the federal United States Drug…

Canada: MMJ grower plans IPO with big warnings for investors

A Vancouver cannabis firm with holdings in Alberta and a greenhouse under construction in California expects to debut its shares on a Canadian stock exchange in the coming weeks — with big warnings to investors. Sunniva Inc. will be the first pot stock to hold an initial public offering after securities…


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