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"Often, companies that speak of being sustainable are lacking when it comes to implementation"

With a focus on sustainability becoming increasingly essential for companies to succeed in today's market, American Cannabis Partners ("ACP") has made its sustainable operating practices a top priority. The company is "contending for first place in the U.S. cannabis industry through proven strategies…

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US (CA): "The threat of wildfire is unique to cannabis among agricultural sectors"

At the intersection of climate change and rural development, wildfire has emerged as a threat to agriculture in the Western United States. This nexus is particularly problematic for the rapidly developing cannabis industry in California, which includes farms located outside of traditional agricultural…

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US: "Hemp has failed Texas farmers during first drought"

When the Texas Legislature legalized hemp in 2019, state Sen. Charles Perry called hemp “the hot crop” — a drought-resistant lifeline for farmers. It got by the Senate and the House with unanimous votes. It had the backing of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. This year’s drought was the first serious…

Environmental factors on yield and cannabinoid production

In our previous article with Delphy, we talked about the influence of crop management practices on yield and cannabinoid production. Crop management practices such as pruning influence the plant directly and its surrounding environment, which in turn will affect the end product. Environmental factors…

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Climate change raises new challenges for cannabis farmers

Wildfires and droughts ravaging agricultural land around the world have raised the stakes for cannabis farmers, who must decide whether to cultivate their plants in greenhouses or out in fields. Farmers of sun-grown cannabis may save on these costs, but they face the risk of wildfires burning the land or…

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Is hemp the answer to combating climate change?

Since early 2020, The Hemp Blockchain has been working tirelessly to create “a blockchain-native supply chain management solution for the industrial hemp industry.” In the two years since its founding, The Hemp Blockchain has partnered with commercial hemp farmers around the globe to leverage the plant…

Drought conditions today – the driest stretch since 800 a.d.

Drought conditions are now a reality for many growers and communities across North America as climate change continues to battle our familiar way of life. According to Drought.gov – the National Integrated Drought Information System – the week ending July 19, 2022, saw 45% of the United States experiencing…

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The waste problem in Oklahoma’s cannabis industry

With Oklahoma’s medical cannabis scene growing rapidly, industry professionals and cannabis patients are feeling the weight of packaging waste. But a lack of recycling infrastructure and an unwillingness to raise prices for sustainable packaging have left Oklahoma unprepared to handle the growing…

How plants are cooling greenhouses during the heatwave

Temperatures are soaring above 40C across Europe. In the Netherlands, growers are experiencing particularly hot summer weather. Today, the 19th of July, the temperature can rise to over 39 degrees in the south of the country and will be 35 to 38 degrees in many other places, making it even hotter than on…

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US (CA): Riverview Farms wage-and-hour $825,000 class action settlement

Riverview Farms, a cannabis cultivation operation, has agreed to a settlement of $825,000 after a class action lawsuit accused the company of violating wage-and-hour requirements.  Class members are nonexempt cannabis cultivators who worked for Riverview Farms at 22938 Potter Road and 23092 Potter Road in…

Providing solutions for water and greenhouse climate:

"Water is the new gold"

"The American and Canadian markets are very interesting for us, and we are noticing an increasing international demand for our solutions," says Jeroen de Wit, International Sales Manager Horticulture at Van der Ende Groep. Around three years ago, the Dutch company started making international strides, now promoting the benefits…

Allied Corp ships second commercial cannabis flower export from Colombia to international market

Allied Corp announces that it has completed its second shipment of commercial dried cannabis from Colombia to an international market. On April 1, 2022, Colombia enacted the…

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US (CO): "We will upgrade and monitor the environment of the indoor cannabis facility"

Spotlite360 IOT Solutions, INC. has entered into an agreement with Denver, Colorado based Eco Green Grow, LLC d/b/a Verde Natural. Under the terms of the first statement of work, the Company’s subsidiary E3 Service Group LLC (“E3”), will provide services, technology, and equipment to upgrade, manage,…


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