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How to profitably grow cannabis with aeroponics in California

The California cannabis market is one of the oldest in the industry. Because of this, it is also one of, if not the, most competitive out there. At the same time, real estate prices, water shortages, and electricity pricing make California one of the most challenging places to run a cannabis business.…

Maltese grower to start producing medical cannabis

Materia Malta, a Canadian medical cannabis and CBD company, has received its license for the production of cannabis for medical and research purposes from the Maltese Medicines Authority. With this license, the company can start producing and exporting medical cannabis to foreign markets like Germany,…

"We want more changes in the country and more licenses to be granted"

Among the novelties that are being celebrated these days in the Peruvian territory is the enactment of the medical cannabis law that allows self-cultivation and associative cultivation. And, in this vein, it is also celebrated that the authorities granted the first cannabis production license. This is…

US (FL): Treasure Coast hemp grower says 'miracle plant' is 'going to bring back American farming'

From Fellsmere to Indiantown, Treasure Coast farmers are digging into the promising venture of hemp and hoping for a strong harvest. And the motivations can extend beyond just profit or seeking alternatives to citrus. "Our passion is education," said Bill Brown, 44, who runs Carlsward Farms in Indian…

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US (NC): Farmers of color have to carefully weigh the potential risks and rewards of growing hemp

The challenges of navigating a developing market, emerging loan practices, and startup costs can compound existing barriers, especially for newer growers.  For North Carolina farmer Patrick Brown, hemp’s appeal lies in its ability to nourish the more than 175 acres his family has farmed since his great-grandfather,…

Carmen Doran, CEO of Helius Therapeutics

"The interest and curiosity from healthcare practitioners is growing"

Even though the cannabis industry is booming all around the world, there has been some resistance from the physicians’ side. Yet, this too has been experiencing an upward trend. “The interest and curiosity from healthcare practitioners is growing,” says Carmen Doran, CEO of Helius Therapeutics - New…

US (MI): Couple plans to open 'roadside stand' cannabis operation in Gaylord

Ian and Whitney Simpson of Bellaire will be doing a lot of commuting to Gaylord. They will be tending to their cannabis business in the city. Located in the old Goodwill building off of Edelweiss Village Parkway, the Simpsons are in the process of completing a remodeling of the structure and the…

ProGrow Farms

Despite pandemic-caused delays, grower gets cultivation license, starts operation

Some years ago, Health Canada made changes to its license application process. The necessity to tweak this process arose from the great volume of applications Health Canada was processing, slowing down the system, and granting licenses to entities that would not move forward with their businesses. So…

The Native California ladybug voluntarily comes to Autumn Brands, eating all the aphids in their path and helping to produce cannabis crops without the use of insecticide sprays

How to grow clean, pesticide-free cannabis: Autumn Brands farms have ladybugs on their side

The Brand Family of Dutch descent has six generations of farming under their belt. That experience in sustainable and holistic farming is now making an impact in the cannabis world. Having teamed up with  Autumn Shelton to create Autumn Brands Farm, together Shelton and the Brand family, Hans, his son Johnny…

João Nascimento, CEO of CANNPRISMA

"Our main concern was to provide our plants with the best growing conditions possible, whether in winter or in summer"

CANNPRISMA is a Portuguese company that has recently been awarded the authorization to grow, process, import, and export cannabis-based medicines by the Public Security Police (PSP) and by INFARMED, the Portuguese medicine authority. Obtaining a license is not an easy endeavor, and it was no different…

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Angus Chapel, managing and executive director of Medibis

"The patient support is what is building the momentum of the cannabis industry"

The cannabis industry has been gaining momentum ever since its inception. Even though this is slowly calming down, it is really hard to tell when we've reached a plateau. This is certainly the case for Australia, where more growers are coming online, and getting a hold of significant market shares.…

Clever Leaves

US: Rapid City native growing international cannabis industry

Kyle Detwiler got involved in the cannabis industry almost by accident.Detwiler, a Rapid City native, is the CEO of Clever Leaves, a Colombian-based cannabis cultivator. The Stevens High School graduate attended Princeton University, then worked in the financial industry for 10 years, investing in…

CAN (ON): From produce-growing to cannabis-growing

Before the family behind one of Canada’s longest-running and most successful greenhouse vegetable growing operations got into cannabis, they had two concerns. The first was fears about how some of their U.S. competitors might react and if they would use the company’s cannabis position against them, says…

Agropod

"We are one of the only ones in Quebec to have a complete development center"

An entrepreneur from Sainte-Julie is starting to grow cannabis. The company Agropod, created three years ago, is already well represented in the products sold at the SQDC. Agropod is the most recent company run by Ian Bourassa, president and founder. The entrepreneur is originally from Sainte-Julie and…

CAN (NL): Burin-based old fish plant finds new life thanks to cannabis

Taylor Giovannini says that when she was looking for a building to house a production facility for cannabis company Oceanic Releaf, the former High Liner Foods fish plant in Burin was an natural choice. When the seafood processing plant closed in 2012, more than 120 people lost their jobs and the area…

US (WI): Hemp operation is a family affair for Watertown sisters

Everywhere you drive signs proclaiming "CBD oil for sale" can be found at convenience stores, coffee shops, health food stores and gift shops. But what is this magic oil and how do we know it is what the marketer says it is? CBD oil comes from a crop known as hemp. More than one hundred years ago,…

US (PA): Cannabis cultivation booming in Delaware County

Nestled in a small area of Grand Lake is one of the state’s smallest cannabis-growing operations that has many neighbors wanting to take a peek inside. Caleb Neal, co-owner of Native Veteran, often entertains the people knocking on his door, because his work is far from nefarious. But people are curious…

Premier Tech

Demonstration: connecting with “The Hemp Mine”

During the month of June, the Premier Tech Growers and Consumers Medicinal team led by Bernard Brideau, together with IR&D, began a demonstration with the company The Hemp Mine on the use of mycorrhizal inoculant powder such as PRO-MIX® CONNECT™ to demonstrate the potential growth and chemitypic…

US (CO): Cherry's head growers talk cannabis cultivation, genetics

Colorado's cannabis laws used to force dispensaries to grow the majority of the cannabis they sold, but those days are long gone. That process, known as vertical integration, connected a dispensary to the flower it sold. Now that growers are no longer tied to stores, they're the ones gaining the…

US (FL): "We focus on the science of seed genetics, the flower, the harvest, the farm"

According to the National Institutes of Health, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal for companies to sell hemp and hemp products, otherwise known as cannabidiol (CBD) in the U.S. While it can’t yet be legally included in foods or dietary supplements, it is being offered by in a variety of…

US (IA): 'It's a frustrating plant': Iowa hemp grower working to develop seeds that'll thrive in Iowa soil

Iowa's hemp program is now in its second year, but the plant is much harder to grow than many anticipated. Earl Ramey, a grower in Madison County, is just one of 50 people growing hemp in Iowa. "I worked all winter trying to develop some seed and move forward with it and developing clones and plants,"…

Why is Israel spearheading cannabis ag-tech innovations?

While the majority of the countries around the world were busy trying to remove cannabis from society, there was one place that hardly questioned the positive aspects of such a plant. “From the moment that Prof. Raphael Mechoulam brought hash into the Hebrew University to analyze it, cannabis became open…


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