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Environmentally responsible MMJ cultivation in South Africa's oldest farming town

Situated just 60km from South Africa`s Mother City, Paarl is one of the oldest farming towns in the Western Cape and for the first time in a long time, a new kind of farming is coming to the region. Famous for its vineyards and citrus groves and more recently blueberries, cannabis is the newest crop to…

Memphis' grower harvests fish and cannabis and offers tours

About a year and a half ago, CBD boutique Ounce of Hope's owner Collin Bercier opened an indoor aquaponic cannabis farm. The farm is open for tours "This tour provides an in-depth look for visitors to see how our indoor aquaponic cannabis farm functions. Visitors will also learn the different life cycles…

US: Larkspur greenhouse firm becoming big player in Colorado hemp industry

The owners of Dutch Heritage Gardens in Larkspur, a greenhouse complex that sells flowers and ornamental plants to major retailers, have found a lucrative side business — hemp, a close cousin of the cannabis plant. Aaron and Rozalia Van Wingerden started Royale Botanicals in 2017 to grow hemp plants to…

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UK: 2.5 ha MMJ facility to be powered by anaerobic digestion plant

UK cannabis company Glass Pharms have agreed Heads of Terms with a infrastructure investment fund to provide up to £22.5m in financing to build the first dedicated medical cannabis cultivation facility that will be carbon negative by design. Carbon Negative by designGlass Pharms is building an advanced 2.5…

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NZ hemp farm first Australasian medical cannabis company to receive organic status

A rural Marlborough hemp farm has achieved an organic certified status. Puro, which began planting in December 2020, commercially cultivates cannabis for medical use in Kēkerengū, north of Kaikōura. BioGro, New Zealand’s largest certifier for organic produce, granted the organic status after working with…

A look inside Cannerald’s cultivation facility

Switzerland: “Growing cannabis vertically is the way forward”

“We are trying to improve the CBD market, especially here in Switzerland,” says Severin Ammweg, co-founder and grower at Cannerald. The Swiss company cultivates medical and adult-use cannabis in their facility, which is designed for multi-layer cultivation. Together with co-founder Levin Amweg, the two…

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CAN: Using aquaponics to grow cannabis

By combining inland salmon farming with a hydroponic cannabis operation, two former hockey players are making history producing high-quality products at a lower cost.  Habitat Craft Cannabis founders Rudi Schiebel and Laine Keyes both experienced hockey injuries that they treated successfully using cannabis.…

Imagination Garden

Soobin Kim, CEO of Imagination Garden

The regulation-free zone in South Korea where cannabis is growing

The situation of the cannabis industry in the Asian continent is very different from Europe or America. The only country that has some regulations on production is Thailand, while other countries still struggle to get over the old-school stigma. This does not mean, however, that the cannabis sector is…

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US (OR): Growers buy building for $3.2 million growing facility

Two Oregon cannabis growers have bought a White Creek building in preparation for growing adult-use cannabis there. To prepare their application for state permits, Tim Lorito and his wife, Yahina Vargas, have gotten town and county IDA approvals and closed the former Morcon Tissue plant. Morcon Tissue…

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Meet Ohio's only black woman with licenses to cultivate, dispense, and sell cannabis

Women like Ariane Kirkpatrick, founder of Harvest of Ohio cannabis dispensary, are breaking down barriers in the growing market.  Kirkpatrick holds three licenses in the cannabis industry — licenses to cultivate, dispense, and sell — giving her rank as the only Black woman to be “vertically integrated” in…

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US (TX): Local family early in legal hemp industry

Eddie Velez and his wife, Martha, are among the first crop of legal hemp farmers in Texas. Their company, Oak Cliff Cultivators, has a farm in Brady, Texas, but they were both born and raised in Oak Cliff, and they now live in Kiestwood. “I grew up with a big stigma,” Martha says. “I was like, ‘You don’t…

Happy Plant Consulting

Franz Josef Sima, CEO of Happy Plant consulting, describes his unique cloning technique

“This cloning technique varies from others significantly"

When it comes to making medical cannabis products, it’s all about consistency. That’s why it is of the utmost importance to precisely control the growth of the plants, so as to ensure that there are insignificant variations from one batch to another. For these reasons, growers usually start cultivation…

Discussing the Dutch adult-use pilot program with one of the selected growers

The closed cannabis supply chain in the Netherlands is watched with increasing interest, not only by Dutchies but also by international companies. Just like every new sector being set up from nothing, there have been some hiccups along the way with regard to the application process. After the first…

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Inside South-Korea's cannabis zone

In 2020, South Korea designated the country’s southeastern province of Gyeongbuk as a regulation-free zone for hemp, making it the center of the country’s cannabis industry. The city of Andong in the province, which has traditionally grown hemp fabrics for thousands of years, has since been the hub of…

Cannatrek

Tommy Huppert, CEO of Cannatrek:

"Sustainable cannabis is transforming the industry"

Australia’s new policy of net zero emissions by 2050 is not just a moral ambition but a seismic economic and cultural shift. All industries will have to adapt previous practices to the new world order which will have a high emphasis on circular economy, innovation for sustainability as well as ethical…

Dutch Passion

10 golden rules for every cannabis grower

Dutch Passion is the seed company behind the invention of feminized seeds, thanks to the intuition of Henk van Dalen, the company’s founder. Such an achievement has been possible because of the cultivation expertise that Henk gained over the decades. Based on that passion, the company has continued to…

Ora Pharm

Zoe Reece, CEO of Ora Pharm

“The NZ industry has a very strong position in the global space”

While mainly North American companies are in the spotlight, there is a lot going on in the opposite hemisphere as well. This is especially true for New Zealand. The country has a long agricultural heritage, which is globally recognized, considering the value of NZ-grown products. Cannabis, too, is poised…


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