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Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Spain

"The area dedicated to hemp cultivation has increased eightfold over the last five years"

Since 2016, the area dedicated to hemp cultivation has gone from 61 to 510 hectares, according to the 2020 data from the Spanish Agricultural Guarantee Fund (FEGA). Despite the fact that it is still a small area for an industrial crop, interest in this production is growing. For this reason, the Ministry…

Call for 2021 CEA Award Nominations

To recognize distinguished individuals and organizations in the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry, Artemis today launched the 2021 CEA Awards. Nominations will…

Italy experiencing medical cannabis shortage

"We can't treat patients with medical cannabis, we need bigger quantities." This is the appeal done by some of the leading experts in Italy. Vittorio Guardamagna, director of the Palliative Care and Pain Therapy Unit of the European Cancer Institute in Milan, denounces the problem of “scarcity of supply,…

US (CA): Desert Hot Springs wants to be the Napa Valley of cannabis

The Coachella Valley town of Desert Hot Springs has been on the map for generations as a wellness destination. The mineral waters underneath the town are famous for their curative properties. While it’s been known as “the spa city” for its dozens of resorts, it’s looking to expand its portfolio. Cannabis…

US (IL): Minority-owned businesses push for Illinois cannabis equity

More than a year into the legal recreational cannabis industry in Illinois, a glaring omission remains among minority-owned businesses. When Governor Pritzker and Springfield…

PR: First investors looking to grow cannabis in San Juan

On March 12, the call to participate in the research project of Medicinal Cannabis Origin San Juan SE (CaMe) opened. It seeks to promote and facilitate research for medical and scientific purposes of the cannabis plant and its derivatives. Later on, a stage of exploitation of the crop for commercial…

Malawi hemp growers frustrated over delay in licenses issuing

Some industrial hemp growers in Mzimba are threatening the government with legal action for failure to issue them with licences. The prospective cannabis farmers claim they have invested K30 million in the industrial hemp farming. M'mbelwa Investment Limited spokesperson Rev. William Mumba said Saturday…

TH: Thai companies flow into legal cannabis trade

Far from a pipe dream, a wide range of Thai firms are investing in cannabis, seeking to be first movers in a budding multi-billion dollar industry in Asia after Bangkok legalised use of hemp and cannabidiol (CBD), a compound that doesn’t create a ‘high’, in consumer goods earlier this year. Cosmetics…

Argentina’s cannabis plan to boost country's economy

Alberto Fernandez chose the opening of the 2021 ordinary sessions in Congress to announce the project that provides for the cultivation of cannabis for industrialization for medicinal and industrial use. Not recreational. But “adult” use, as it is called in the jargon of these “green” laws, would not be…

US: Decline in banks working with cannabis businesses has ‘leveled off’

The number of banks and credit unions that report servicing cannabis businesses seems to be stabilizing, according to new federal data. For three quarters in a row, those numbers were consistently declining—due partly to revised reporting requirements from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network…

Supply chain constraints underscore importance of reliable growing media

As ongoing supply chain constraints continue to make raw materials such as coir, perlite and peat harder to obtain, growers and blenders interested in finding a readily available growing media can turn to HydraFiber, an engineered wood fiber substrate designed to improve consistency, porosity and water…

US: "Cannabis business safer if they could pay taxes electronically"

The head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) told Congress this week that the federal agency would “prefer” for state-legal marijuana businesses to be able to pay taxes electronically, as the current largely cash-based system under federal cannabis prohibition is onerous and presents risks to workers.…

AU: Hemp growers want more consumer awareness amid slow growth

More awareness of hemp foods and their nutritional value are needed to help South Australia's budding industry blossom, growers and processors say. Farmers across the state are expecting to their biggest yield yet after the cultivation of the crop was legalised in 2017. But some doubt the the state…

Four companies enter into joint venture Hortilogics

"The market needs logistics specialists that offer integrated solutions on a turnkey basis"

Four companies have set up a joint venture for the data-driven automation of internal logistics for greenhouses and packing centers within the international greenhouse horticulture sector. Hortilogics aims to unburden growers, producers, packers, investors and greenhouse builders completely in this area.…

NY State cannabinoid program now accepting license applications

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that the New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications from businesses seeking to operate as cannabinoid hemp processors, retailers or distributors. The applications are available on the Cannabinoid Hemp Program's webpage here. In October,…

Pittsfield bans future outdoor commercial cannabis cultivation

The largest community in Berkshire County has outlawed all future outdoor cannabis cultivation following a city council vote this week. While Pittsfield, Massachusetts has two active commercial grow operations, no more will be allowed after a 10-1 vote Tuesday night. City Planner CJ Hoss explained why…

Matt Szucs general manager new Plantech West venue

"We've become a local area supplier for Leamington, Kingsville & Chatham-Kent region"

Recently, in an effort to respond to the dynamic and growing market in the Leamington/Kingsville/Chatham-Kent area, Plantech Control Systems Inc, owned by Richard Hiebendaal and Rob Brinkert, joined forces with JM Controls and Electric, owned by Jeff McFadden, in developing Plantech West, a new venture…

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DanCann Pharma gets exclusive distribution of cannabis products in Scandinavia and Germany

DanCann Pharma is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent with Canadian Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. concerning the exclusive distribution of the cannabinoid-based medicines Reduvo™ Adversa® and Qixleef™ in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Germany. Pursuant to registration with the European…

US (MA): Holyoke becoming a hub for the cannabis industry

Cannabis is expected to be an economic driver for Holyoke, with several large-scale growing and retail operations slated for 2021 and beyond. Holyoke’s open-arms approach to the industry has attracted interest from investors drawn to the low utility rates and former mills ripe for conversion. The state…

Is New Zealand’s medical cannabis market in trouble?

According to a report published in NZ Herald, New Zealand could lose three of its five largest medical cannabis importers due to a change in government policy. Experts believe…

Germany imported 3,264 kg of MMJ in Q4 2020

Imports of medical cannabis flower into Germany hit record highs in Q4 of 2020, closing the year with a 37% year-on-year growth according to data from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). However, the year-on-year growth in imports is clearly beginning to settle. Germany imported…

US (DE): Additional cannabis compassion centers to open

With an increased demand for medical marijuana during the COVID-19 pandemic, additional compassion centers are set to open throughout the state in the coming months. “The addition of these vendors increases access points to patients as the program continues to expand,” Delaware Office of Medical…

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US Shelby Township sets new medical cannabis ordinances

Shelby Township has put in place a new set of ordinances in hopes to better regulate how cannabis grow operations and caregivers operate within the township. When medical cannabis became legal, Shelby Township began receiving many resident complaints about odor, noise, power outages and fires. Last…

US (NY): Report suggests cannabis industry could bring billions to New York

New York could create up to 50,800 jobs and rake in billions in new business activity in the coming years if recreational cannabis is legalized this year, according to a new economic analysis. A report released Wednesday by James Parrott of the Center of NYC Affairs at The New School and economist…

New commercial insurance for cannabis and hemp businesses available

SafeHerb introduces a new commercial insurance product that will provide a full suite of insurance protection for the cannabis and hemp industries. SafeHerb's Cannabis & Hemp…

Winter is coming: preparing the deck cleaner

With more than 30 years of experience and almost 1000 installations worldwide, they know how and what to do at Besseling Techniek. The machines are used year-round, to clean for more light output or to coat for additional protection. Machines always need their maintenance, but with a cold winter on the…

Nick Boelen, international sales director Agrolux

"Competition in the market is necessary and makes us better and smarter"

For Agrolux, the market for assimilation lights in horticulture offers tremendous growth opportunities. To expand its leadership team and drive further growth, Agrolux has therefore recently appointed Nick Boelen as its new international sales director. Shift toward LED lighting"Agrolux plans to grow…

US (OK): MMJ business is booming trying to keep up with demand

Cannabis is consuming the Sooner State as it appears Oklahomans can't get enough of the stuff. Hundreds of thousands hold medical cannabis cards, and business is booming trying to keep up with demand. "I had no idea," OK4U Approved Executive Director Chip Paul said. OK4U Approved is an organization that…

"Italy needs about 2 tons of medical cannabis per year. In 2019, only 850kg were distributed"

Italy is unable to meet the need for medical cannabis thanks to old regulations that do not change due to political will, stated Alessandro Pastorino, CEO of Fl Group. This is a company based in Savona (one of the six in Italy that distribute medical cannabis, with a turnover of over one million euros),…

US (NY): Small hemp growers feel the pinch of regulations

Jeanette Miller says she's one of hundreds of farmers who were encouraged to devote acreage to an up-and-coming crop that held promise, but is now watching it all slip away. Miller, who operates Eclectic Farmstead on McKee Road in Newfane, said farmers spent upward of $50,000 to cover costs associated…

US (CA): Cannabis farms expanding in Valley

The landscape of commercial cannabis operations in Sonoma County took a step toward simplicity late Sunday night, with the release of a preliminary draft of a new Sonoma County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation ordinance. The new ordinance, intended to manage cultivation in agricultural and resource areas…

Quality hemp seeds are essential to profitability

Quality seed is an essential part of any production system. Yields, disease and pest resistance, drought resistance, and stand uniformity are just a few of the many value traits targeted in crop seed development. Hemp will undergo considerable transformation over the coming decade as competent…

US (MI): Michigan’s cannabis industry leaves people of color behind

The first year of state-licensed recreational cannabis sales in Michigan saw $511 million of sales in recreational and $474 million in medical sales, generating over $100 million in tax revenue, but the state also found that the commercial cannabis industry drastically failed to attract minority business…

US: Cannabis hiring resumes, but not for executives positions

After pandemic-related cuts, cannabis hiring is expected to resume in the latter part of 2020 -- except at the executive level. Industry recruiting platform Vangst surveyed 39 U.S. companies about their hiring intentions this year and found that 36 per cent reduced headcount while another 33 per cent…


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