Grower in the spotlight


Craft cannabis on a large scale: “A level of attention and care you don’t usually see”

“We have a unique cultivation methodology. It allows us to provide a level of attention and care to the plant that you don’t usually see in the industry. We’re taking an artisanal small-scale growing approach to a large-scale format,” said Rod Zakostelsky, Managing Director, and Kenneth Langford,…

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US (NJ): Cannabis farm rejected as business plan was missing

Plans for a cannabis farm in St Mary have been rejected – in part because the applicant failed to provide a business plan. Green View Ltd applied to develop the medicinal-cannabis-growing business in a glasshouse at La Verte Vue Farm, on Rue du Rondin. The plans had been recommended for refusal by…

Jesus Burrola, POSIBL:

US (CA): “Our goal is not to be the biggest cultivator, but to be the best empowerer of brands”

"The California cannabis market at the moment is extremely challenging. From a cultivator standpoint, we have adapted by having a clear focus on selling our flower in a packaged format and partnering with good brands to go to market," says Jesus Burrola, CEO of POSIBL. The company specializes in B2B…

Desert cultivation, inspired by mom with Dr. Robb Farms

Zack Newman, Director of Operations at Dr. Robb Farms, joins Pipp Horticulture in this episode of Cultivation Elevated Podcast. Tjeu explores the unique strains and rich history of the California cannabis market and how cultivators are shaping the industry's future. With insights from Zack, we learn…

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US (NY) It's always growing season at FlowerHouse

Last spring, in advance of the opening of the first adult-use cannabis dispensaries, New York regulators began issuing cultivation licenses to farmers across the state. Of the roughly 280 growers now licensed to grow cannabis, FlowerHouse is among the largest. Located an hour and a half north of…

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Moroccan growers officially start first MMJ growing season

Authorities in Morocco announced the official start of its first legal cannabis growing season, two years after the country’s parliament passed a law to regulate an already widespread activity. The first batch of cannabis seeds, imported from Switzerland, was delivered to farmers and agricultural…

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From watermelon to weed: Thai farmers regret switching to cannabis as prices fall

When Thailand legalised cannabis for medical use in June 2022, thousands rushed to stake their claim, including small-time farmer Tukta Sinnin. The 43-year-old pumped in nearly 500,000 baht (S$19,500) to grow more than 400 cannabis plants on her land in Nakhon Phanom, a north-east province by the Mekong…

Dr. Miguel Nobrega Gouveia, Master Med Cannabis:

Portugal: “We hope the association creates more transparency among cannabis growers”

Soon, the construction of a new medical cannabis facility in Portugal will be finished. After receiving their pre-license at the start of 2021, things have been moving slower than anticipated for Master Med Cannabis. And this was not just due to the pandemic and supply chain issues. “The process to…

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US (CT): As a senator, Art Linares fought against cannabis. Now he's growing it.

As a Republican state senator representing Lyme and Old Lyme, Art Linares voted against cannabis legalization and vocalized his opposition on the Senate floor.  Now he's helping to grow it.  Linares is on record calling cannabis a "gateway drug" and said it contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis. He said young…

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Trulieve shares behind-the-scenes look at cannabis production

As a medical cannabis grower and site manager, Brian Smarr has been working with Trulieve, West Virginia's first dispensary, for two years. "If you want to grow consistent, high-quality medical cannabis, there's far more that goes into it," Smarr said. "I consider this a precision agricultural field, and…

Cultivation Elevated podcast, SweetCut

Starting a CEA indoor vertical farm

In this episode of Pipp Horticulture's Cultivation Elevated podcast, Daniel Algaze, Director of Cultivation at SweetCut, shares the company's unique approach to cannabis cultivation. Daniel explains how Sweet Cut maximizes canopy space and ROI while prioritizing efficiency and ergonomics using a unique…

José Maraver, Kannabeira:

Portugal: Combining the power of the sun with the latest in climate control technology

“We have constructed a hybrid greenhouse, which provides us the best of both worlds. We can use the Portuguese sunshine, while the greenhouse is also highly controlled and autonomous. We’re creating an optimal growing environment for our plants and implementing technologies that help us save energy,”…

Lucien Pête, SwissExtract AG:

“We want to demonstrate the superior quality and benefits of organically produced Swiss cannabis”

"Our cultivation and manufacturing license for the Zuri Can project was granted by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Switzerland's federal government center for public health, on March 21. We could hardly wait for this approval as we were already well prepared for what is coming. We…

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