Grower in the spotlight

US (MA): Grow Space New England heading into planning phase of project

Developers are moving forward with plans to build greenhouses for a marijuana cultivation facility on a 30-acre property on Route 12 near Corey Hill Road, Ashburnham. Representative Robert Wolf for Grow Space New England presented the idea to selectmen during a June 3 meeting, explaining the process and…

US (CA): County Planning Commission denies appeal of Carpinteria-area cannabis cultivation

Wednesday’s appeal hearing for a Carpinteria Valley cannabis grow became an hours-long dissection of the county’s odor-control regulations, and the Planning Commission voted to grant approval for the project but with additional conditions. County staff approved a coastal-development permit for operator…

CAN (BC): Northern Lights Organics farm establishes sustainable supply of high CBD hemp seeds

Weekend Unlimited’s Northern Lights Organics 70% owned farm in Northern BC has successfully completed its test plot for high CBD hemp seeds resulting in over 50,000 high quality, hand sorted seeds in its nursery greenhouse. “As we advance the Northern Lights Organics Farm’s business plan, a critical…

Cannabis grower obtains formal licence in Uganda

EXMceuticals has received its formal full authorisations and permits for its Uganda operations. This allows for the large-scale cultivation of cannabis, the extraction of cannabis ingredients and the export of the extracts. Through its local subsidiary, Prime Ranchers Limited, EXM will now be able to…

Greenhouse now fully canopied with 100,000-plant inventory

US (NV): First harvest complete at Flower One’s 455,000 sq. ft. facility

Flower One announces the completion of its inaugural cannabis harvest at the company’s 455,000 square-foot commercial-scale greenhouse facility – the largest in the state of Nevada. With the greenhouse now 100 percent canopied, the company has commenced an expected ongoing harvest averaging 10,000…

US (MN): Hemp grower fights state to keep his crop

Eagles often soar overhead as Luis Hummel tends to his hemp crop in southeastern Minnesota. Though he has only a few acres just down the road from the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, what he’s hoping to harvest in the fall could provide a multimillion-dollar yield. The state Department of…

$14 Million acquisition within a week after new Colorado cannabis rules

Remember how last week the Colorado governor Jared Polis approved multiple cannabis reform bills, making acquisitions easier for the cannabis industry? It didn't fall on deaf ears. This week, Medicine Man announced the acquisition of 2 Colorado cannabis ventures. Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. announced…

CAN (BC): Vertical farming for cannabis gets trial run

A Langley-based cannabis firm is looking to build the community’s first vertical farm for growing industrial hemp. Zenabis, which merged with longtime Langley greenhouse firm Bevo last year, has received a hemp cultivation license from Health Canada, with growing to take place in Langley, Pitt Meadows,…

Danish nursery ready for cannabis cultivation

Nursery Rosa Danica, on the Danish island of Funen, is ready to build a mega greenhouse complex for growing medicinal cannabis. This will be realized in cooperation with the international cooperation FUTRUE Group from Germany. Rosa Danica will be the fourth horticulture company to make the switch to…

US (CA): County Planning Commission to hear cannabis cultivation appeal

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission is about to hear its first appeal for a cannabis cultivation permit and it’s for a property in the Carpinteria Valley, where residents have raised odor-related complaints for years. Marijuana has been grown in the valley for several years and, in many cases,…

CAN (ON): First licensed producer in Canada to start growing cannabis outdoors

WeedMD will begin planting more than 20,000 cannabis plants during the week of June 10, 2019 at its Strathroy, Ontario site. The company expects to be the first licensed producer in Canada to start growing cannabis outdoors. “We are leading the way and making history as the first Canadian LP expected to…

How one Colombian-born elite M.B.A. grad is breaking the MMJ grass ceiling

"When I first met Bibiana Rojas during business school, she was pursuing the traditional M.B.A. graduate path and joining a top management consulting firm," the journalist Miriam Grobman says. "Ten years have passed and we lost touch. I was surprised to find out that she was back to Colombia and running…

US (MA): Family-run company becomes first MMJ licensed 'microbusiness'

A family-owned marijuana growing business in Uxbridge is on track to become the first microbusiness to open in Massachusetts. Gibby’s Gardens received its final license from the Cannabis Control Commission in a unanimous vote Thursday. It is the first microbusiness — a designation given to small…

Meet Jennifer Ayotte, Wayland cultivation manager

Jennifer Ayotte, cannabis pioneer, has been selected for an international mastercourse. To be clear, Ayotte is a cannabis cultivation manager who happens to be a woman, rather than the alternative. Ayotte came obtusely to cannabis’s contemporary green gold rush, following husband Jeff’s westward quest to…

"Growing these plants takes me back to my roots"

Cannabis growers and law enforcement say there's a boom happening in the Sooner State. Oklahoma residents voted to legalize medical cannabis in June of 2018. Since then, there's been an increasing number of licensed cannabis growers there. The sky seems to be the limit for many legal factors associated…

Lighting up the northern sky: the story of Aurora Nordic

Some consider the regulatory environment in Denmark very promising. Even though the regulations are quite strict, growers are allowed to produce as many flowers as they want. As of now, Denmark is the only country in Europe that allows this. This is exactly one of the reasons why many big Canadian…

US (CA): San Diego grower dealing with a changing cannabis market

As more growers enter the cannabis cultivation business in California, businesses are getting ready for a changing market. OutCo Labs in San Diego's East County is not a…

Starting a family business in the cannabis industry

The cannabis plant that we consume is a female plant. In cannabis breeding, the "mother plant" is what's used for clippings that turn into clones, which are identical plants that can be grown anywhere. But cannabis is maternal beyond simply bearing offspring; some use the analogy of a mother to describe…

growing in Colorado:

"Water, temperature, humidity and environment need extreme attention"

The weather in Colorado is quite unpredictable. Very warm days can be followed by sudden blizzards. The agricultural community there has to deal with these temperature swings and find a way to survive them. At the same time, the sun shines on this state for more than 300 days per year, making it…

400 people gather in Copenhagen for first European Cannabis Symposium

"Europe will be biggest chunk of the medical cannabis market"

Whereas all big things in the medical cannabis industry seem to be happening in the US and Canada, according to several speakers at today's European Cannabis Symposium in Copenhagen, Europe is to develop into the biggest MMJ market. However - as you might have guessed - there are challenges as well.…

"China cashes in on the cannabis boom"

Two of China’s 34 regions are quietly leading a boom in cultivating cannabis to produce cannabidiol, or CBD. They are doing so even though cannabidiol has not been authorized for consumption in China, a country with some of the strictest drug-enforcement policies in the world. “It has huge potential,”…

US (OK): Plant growers switching to hemp and MMJ

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau said at least 25 traditional growing operations have either partially or fully converted their spaces to include industrial hemp or medical marijuana. According to Oklahoma Farm Bureau president Rodd Moesel, the state still has more than 600 traditional growers in the bedding…

A grower's perspective on the perception of MMJ industry

Medical cannabis growers encounter challenges and obstacles not only with regards to growing processes, facilities and regulations, but issues also come up when it comes to the general perception of this industry, both from a public and ‘professional’ standpoint. The stigma that pervades cannabis has not…

CA (BC): Small cannabis grower wants to become the biggest collective producer

Vancouver native David Hurford knows of around 6,000 small cannabis growers in British Columbia that are licensed by the government to grow medical cannabis. The number is more than a quarter of the 20,000 producers in the country. Hurford, who once worked for Grow-Tech Labs, wants to unite these B.C.…

Cassy Heneault, Elle-Cie:

“We are a different place in cannabis”

As Lisa Cadan took her seat at a recent Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation meeting for cannabis cultivators, she could not help but take in the room before her:…

US (CO): Colorado's top grower relies on his 'sixth sense'

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, spindly Aspen forests and their own cattle herd, Rob and Linda Trotter of Pot Zero Farms in Western Colorado have discovered a spot that’s…

US: Grower harvests first medical marijuana in Arkansas

Robert Lercher and Mark Drennan gave the Arkansas Times a tour of the facility March 13, starting in the mother (or what Drennan calls the "mom") room, where snips from dozens of mother plants are being rooted to create BOLD Team's family of products. All the plants are females: To keep them from going…

US (WI): Urban farmer Will Allen launches CBD business

Urban farmer and longtime Growing Power leader Will Allen has launched a new venture in the growing industrial hemp market. Based in Oak Creek, Will Allen’s Beyond Organic produces USDA-certified organic products, including CBD oil, lotions, soaps, dog treats and protein powder. Allen founded and ran…


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