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"Profitable, clean, and efficient farming starts with renewable energy sources"

Energy is essential to agriculture, from fuel needed to operate machinery to the electricity necessary to heat or cool livestock and greenhouses. Most of this energy is…

GroVida

PT: License producers launch the Association of Licensed Cannabis Companies

GroVida’s open day event in July informed invited guests about the medical cannabis industry and provided a tour of the company’s high technology fully licensed facilities located in Southern Portugal. Clara Carneiro (Pharmaceutical Advisory Director) welcomed the guests in attendance including…

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US (CA): Authorities investigate cannabis cultivations for environmental crimes

On Tuesday, The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, along with Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, California State Water Resource Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cal Fire and California State Parks, executed several cannabis search warrants. Over the past…

US (CA): Drought, wildfires create new challenges for California cannabis growers

Driving through a dense canopy of towering redwood and old growth fir trees in southern Humboldt County, Ryan Hale’s rental car bucked and bounced as he laid out the rules of the day. The first point of contact, a veteran cannabis grower who asked not to be identified, would lead the way to a secluded…

US (CA): Cannabis farms irrigating with groundwater may affect stream flows, study shows

Like any plant, cannabis requires water to grow. A new study from the Cannabis Research Center at UC Berkeley examined where cannabis growers in California are getting water for their crops, highlighting significant gaps in cannabis cultivation policy. Environmental advocates have expressed concern that…

UN IPCC report

"Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying"

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

US (CA): Humboldt County supervisors declare drought emergency

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure proclaiming a drought emergency Tuesday. The emergency proclamation opens the door for funding, immediate response and mitigation efforts to combat drying conditions that have contributed to low river flows and increased fire…

US (CA): Cannabis growers are building tricked-out firefighting rigs to save their crops

When wildfire threatens the heart of California’s cannabis-growing 'Emerald Triangle', local grower Robert Steffano fires up 'The Wookie'.  That’s not some new strain of cannabis. The Wookie is a 1990 BMY-Harsco Military M923A2 cargo truck that weighs more than 21,000 pounds. Steffano bought this beast in…

US (CA): Broiler Fire started by Flow Cannabis - statement acknowledges responsibility for fire ignition

Flow Cannabis, a cannabis company often known locally as Flow Kana, released a statement this morning taking responsibility for igniting the Broiler Fire. In the statement issued this morning, Flow Cannabis Co. president Jerom Fawsom acknowledged that “the information we have to date indicates that the…

CAN (BC): Did the heat wave offer a bumper crop for cannabis?

B.C.'s heat wave saw cannabis crops thrive. At least according to Tyler Bigattini, the master grower at Potanicals Green Growers Inc. in Peachland. He says plants cultivated in the company's greenhouse or those outdoors have taken off since last week’s blistering temperatures swept through the region.  “We…

US: Fire season is coming for cannabis businesses

Summer is here, a massive heatwave just hit the west coast, and fire season is right around the corner. This is the harsh reality for west coast residents and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. Wildfires have a severe impact on entire communities and everyone can be impacted. But there…

US (CA): Study shows cannabis farms not as thirsty as previously thought

A recent study from the University of California Berkley Cannabis Research Center found permitted cannabis farmers are consuming less water than previously thought. The Cannabis Research Center began researching water use on cannabis farms in 2017, shortly after cannabis was legalized for recreational…

US (CA): Wildfires threaten CA cannabis farms

An ever-expanding threat of wildfires is affecting a significant network of California cannabis farms, causing a tumultuous situation in the northern part of the state, as well as concern for some cannabis farmers about their crops.  The so-called Lava Fire has swelled to more than 17,000 acres in northern…


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