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US (PA): MMJ facility to expand in Falls Township

Preliminary and final land development for a proposed MMJ facility has been approved in Falls Township.  On Tuesday evening, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve preliminary…

Controlling the roof cleaner remotely without damaging the foil

Keeping the roofs of greenhouses clean is important for multiple reasons, but not in the least to allow light to penetrate with ease and help the produce grow. Making the process of cleaning the roofs of greenhouses easier and more accessible is one of the goals of Van der Waay. Their Top Cleaners can…

"Your mechanical engineer shouldn't learn on your dime"

Figuring out where to start when you’re planning a commercial cultivation facility can be exceptionally challenging. Commercial construction projects in and of themselves are long, difficult, and expensive—throw in the unique challenges and building requirements of cannabis cultivation and it can quickly…

US (MI): $42 million cannabis grow planned in Warren

A cannabis-focused real estate company is throwing more green into the Michigan market with the purchase of a 156,000-square-foot warehouse in Warren that will be converted into a grow facility. Innovative Industrial Properties Inc., a publicly-traded property investment trust based in California, said…

US (VA): Construction continues at MMJ facility in Bristol

The medical cannabis industry is exploding, and Bristol, Virginia is one of five CBD production plans approved in the state of Virginia. What was once a JCPenney is now…

CAN (BC): New cultivation license for BC based facility

Harvest One Cannabis, through its wholly-owned subsidiary and licensed producer United Greeneries, has received a cultivation licence from Health Canada for Phase I of its new…

CAN (ON): Ontario auto parts plant gets retrofitted for cannabis cultivation

Construction is well under way in Kitchener, Ont. on the second phase of a project that entails transformation of a former auto parts plant into a state-of-the art cannabis cultivation facility. The project, at 530 Manitou Dr., is being carried out for James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC) Corp. by a team…

TH: Large MMJ facility sets foot in Thailand

Thailand has built what's described as the biggest industrial-scale medical marijuana facility in Southeast Asia with 12,000 plants, and will soon allow everyone to grow six cannabis plants "in their back gardens like any other herb." Recreational use remains illegal with punishments…

US (MA): Cannabis facility gains support from South End neighbors

In somewhat of a departure from recent community meetings centered on proposed cannabis businesses, a majority of those who attended Thursday’s meeting of the South End Neighborhood Association voted in support of a planned cultivation facility on Kilburn Street. Regeneration LLC’s plan is to convert the…

ZW: UK MMJ company begins cannabis cultivation in Zimbabwe

City of London based medicinal cannabis firm Eco Equity has begun work on its first state of the art greenhouse in Zimbabwe in preparation for the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. "Eco Equity has employed agricultural experts and a professional grounds team to undertake the groundworks and…

US (UT): Ogden City prepping for cannabis growing facilities

Ogden City is gearing up for marijuana. In November 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 2, a ballot initiative that made medical marijuana legal in the state. After…

Marc St-Arnaud, Betralif

"Our facility will be like a laboratory"

The lack of commonly accepted standards within the medical cannabis industry leads to many issues. The biggest one is the lack of consistency with regards to the quality of medicine, but also consistency with regards to supply. This is why Betralif is initially choosing only two strains for their…

40 years of climate screens: from dark to diffuse

"When it turned out that screens also saved energy, demand grew enormously"

Exactly 40 years ago Ludvig Svensson delivered his first climate screen to a Swedish grower who - looking for a sun protection screen - approached the neighboring textile manufacturer. Although Svensson in Sweden still produces curtains and upholstery fabrics, that production has been overshadowed by the…

US (VA): MMJ facility set to open in Manassas next year

For the first time, a medical cannabis facility is set to open in northern Virginia. The location in Manassas is one of five opening in the state. It is set to start serving patients as early as next year. Even though technically, medical cannabis is not legal in the state of Virginia, a quiet industrial…

US (CA): Cannabis cultivation facility breaks ground in Calexico

A cultivation facility is breaking ground Wednesday in Calexico. Orchid Ventures, a cannabis brand, is opening a 220,000 sq. ft cultivation facility near West Cole Road.  Construction for the facility is expected to start in October and is expected to open in February.   Read more at kyma.com

US (CA): San Miguel advisory council approves proposed cannabis growing facility

The San Miguel Advisory Council approved a proposed cannabis cultivation site with a four to one vote Wednesday night. It's a 3.7 acre outdoor and indoor cannabis cultivation site one mile east of San Miguel. Natural Healing Center, a medicinal cannabis shop in Grover Beach, already owns the property.…

US (VI): Local MMJ facility to open by year's end

Prince William County will soon be home to one of five new medical cannabis facilities opening in the state of Virginia following the passage of state laws allowing healthcare practitioners to issue medical cannabis “certifications” to patients in need.  Dalitso LLC, a Virginia-based company that specializes…

US (CO): Letter of intent executed to purchase a second cannabis facility in Denver

Diego Pellicer Worldwide has executed a letter of intent to purchase a second cannabis cultivation facility in Denver. "The fully upgraded, 16,279 square-foot cultivation facility produces approximately 2,650 pounds of medical and recreational cannabis per year," the team with the company explains. "We…

CAN (ON): Completion of Southwestern Ontario based 780,000 sqft cannabis greenhouse

Bom Group has completed a 780,000sqft project in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. “The project ‘Natural MedCo” is a licensed producer of medical cannabis,” the team with the company explains. “Now, they can count on over 1 million sqft facility, which makes it one of the largest cannabis growing facilities…

CAN (BC): Indoor cannabis facility proposed for Nelson

An indoor cannabis production facility operating within city limits could become a reality if it gets the green thumbs up from city council. Nelson Cannabis Collective, a private company that includes six investors, has purchased an empty lot at 45 Government Rd. in Railtown in order to build a 1,810…

CAN (QC): MMJ production site in L’Ange-Gardien

BetraLif is beginning Phase 1 of construction for its 11,340 sq. ft production site in L'Ange-Gardien. This company will offer a range of medical cannabis products that meet Health Canada's stringent quality and safety standards “The development of the production site will take place in three distinct…

US (CA): Planning Commission gives green light to Nipomo cannabis grow

Cannabis will continue to be farmed on a 29-acre lot in Nipomo after a fervent debate over the project's proximity to a local elementary school. At a meeting on Sept. 12, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 4-1 to approve a conditional use permit for the cannabis grow, a project widely…

US (CA): Pittsburg to get its first cannabis manufacturing plant

The Pittsburg City Council took little time Monday to green-light the city’s first cannabis manufacturing plant, in an industrial area once home to the U.S. Army’s Camp Stoneman. The council approved the plant 4-1, with Vice Mayor Jelani Killings dissenting. Stoneman Laboratories LLC plans to manufacture…

US (UT): Corinne to clear the way for MMJ crop

Corinne, Utah, population 700, will soon welcome a new kind of crop to its rural landscape: medical cannabis. Standard Wellness, a grower based in Ohio and one of eight growers licensed in Utah, plans to start growing in Corinne by early November. So far, Standard Wellness is the only company to clear…

US (PA): MMJ grow facility now operational in Lebanon

The medical cannabis grow facility located in the City of Lebanon has been deemed operational by the state. One of 25 approved grower-processors in the Commonwealth, Whole Plants Health is based at 113 N. 8th Avenue in the Cocoa Mulch Building. The grow facility’s operational status was first announced…

US (WA): Oroville Campus tenant receives production approval

Bougainville Ventures has announced that the licensed I-502 tenant-grower for the Company's Oroville Campus has received their final production approval from the Washington State Liquor Control Board to commence operations. "This signals a major milestone for the Company and its obligation to our tenant-grower…

CAN (BC): Construction update on GMP facility

AgraFlora Organics's 51,500 square foot GMP edibles manufacturing facility in Winnipeg Manitoba has received all required architecture and ancillary construction permits and continues to adhere to its projected Q4 2019 completion date for applicable Facility upgrades including architectural mechanical…

CAN (BC): Automated growing system to produce safe and environmentally friendly product

Canivate Growing Systems a start-up company that has developed a new and proprietary way to grow hemp and cannabis, launched today with plans to solve the environmental, product safety, and quality issues that plague this emerging commercial industry. The North America-based company, which has raised…

US (AZ): Acquisition of a 44,000 sqft cultivation, fulfillment and production facility

Nabis Holdings has closed the acquisition of a cultivation, production and fulfillment facility located in Camp Verde, Arizona near Phoenix. This is the second announced acquisition for Nabis in the state of Arizona following its definitive agreement to acquire a licensed medical marijuana business…

CAN (CO): Purchase of Denver based cannabis cultivation facility

Diego Pellicer Worldwide has executed a letter of intent to purchase a cannabis cultivation facility in Denver. According to them, the 13,000 square-foot cultivation facility produces approximately 2,000 pounds of cannabis per year. "Our intent to purchase this cultivation facility complements our intent…

Jelle Boeters, Stolze

“Focus is key when starting a new cultivation facility”

Many people are interested in joining the cannabis industry nowadays. Dutch installation company Stolze has a long background in horticultural engineering and has been active in the cannabis industry for several years now. They talks us through the key topics when starting a cannabis venture. “The major…

John Dol, CannabiDol Consulting & Design

"Labor efficiency, facility efficiency, and so forth all come into play when you go through the design process.”

Growing medical cannabis has posed many different challenges to even seasoned cannabis growers as they found themselves managing large-scale cultivation facilities, which are definitely different from any basement or attic in which cannabis used to be grown over the last decades. However, searching for a…

US (NV): Growing high-quality organic under Nevada sun

Growing high-quality organic crops under the hot Nevada sun is no easy feat - especially when that crop is cannabis. For growers like Ed Alexander at SoL Cannabis, however, it’s all part of a day’s work, and a Rimol greenhouse is a key tool in getting that work done. When we last spoke to Alexander and…

CAN (BC): Final licensing guidance and operational update for Delta based greenhouse complex

AgraFlora Organics International has provided licensing guidance and operational updates pertaining to the Company’s 2,200,000 square foot Delta Greenhouse Complex: Completion of perimeter security fencing; Installation of comprehensive surveillance and anti-intrusion systems as well as access control infrastructure…

"I hope to engage with local people first"

US (MA): Adams based planned indoor cannabis facility will involve local businesses

The man behind a proposed indoor marijuana cultivation facility on Howland Avenue hopes to have the business up and running by early next year. And it appears that local suppliers and contractors will be a big part of the team working to open the facility. Art Babayan, the principal in LC Square LLC…

CAN (ON): Zorra approves site plan for indoor cannabis facility

Zorra Township council just approved the site plan application for the township’s first indoor cannabis production facility. The facility – located on the 41st Line between Road 96 and the Perth-Oxford Road – will encompass 288 square metres. “Being the first one, you really are exploring the specifics…

US (UT): Utah based facility recevies building permit

A company that will grow cannabis for use in Utah's new medical cannabis program has cleared the last local hurdle to begin construction of a new facility in Box Elder County. Ohio-based Standard Wellness was approved for a conditional-use building permit by the Corinne Planning and Zoning Commission at…

Video: Greenhouse hit by a tropical storm

It was a serious tropical storm that hit the Culiacán region in Mexico at the end of August. With severe rain and wind the retractable greenhouse was attacked quite heavily - but it held up. "The reinforced polyethylene roof coverings can't blow off since they are suspended below stainless steel wires", the…

US (NJ): An MMJ company heading to South Jersey

The city may soon be home to the first legal marijuana growing operation in Cumberland County. The Planning Board gave its blessing Monday to the planting of a pot growing…

US (MO): Cultivation and production facility eyes Trenton

The North Central Missouri Development Alliance and the City of Trenton have announced work with a prospective manufacturing business to locate in the community. A news release says the business “would be a safe and secure cultivation and production facility that would produce pharmaceutical-grade…

CAN (BC): Aldergrove based cannabis greenhouse is too noisy, according to neighbors

First it was the smell, and now it’s the constant noise. A couple in Aldergrove says a cannabis greenhouse owned by Canopy Growth near their home is producing unbearable problems. Neighbours had already raised concerns about a “skunky, heavy smell” coming in from the facility, and now Susan Hagedorn says…

Aurora sells shares in greenhouse grower

CAN (ON): Hamilton based hybrid greenhouse receives Health Canada approval to start cultivation operations

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings has obtained approval from Health Canada, under the Cannabis Regulations, to expand operations into its new hybrid greenhouse located in Hamilton, Ontario. "The 123,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will serve to increase TGOD's premium organic cannabis…

UY: Construction of a cultivation and processing facility in Uruguay

Khiron Life Sciences has commenced construction of a 9,800 m2 (105,486 sq.ft) cultivation and processing facility in Juan Lacaze, Uruguay. "With a production capacity of 17 tons per year, the Company's investment in this state-of-the-art facility represents a significant increase in Khiron's total…

CAN (AB): Cultivation, processing, and sales licenses issued for Stavely based cultivation facility

SugarBud Craft Growers has received cultivation, processing and medical sales licenses from Health Canada in respect to “Phase 1A” of the Company’s fully constructed,…

US (MI): Plans for cannabis grow facility in Muskegon County

Muskegon County Commissioners are giving Chicago-area db3 Agricultural Solutions 90-days to close on 110 acres of vacant industrial property in Dalton Township. It's land owned by Muskegon County with the exception of one lot that once was a mobile home park owned by Dalton Township.  The majority of the property…

CAN: Builders are swapping cement for hemp to reduce pollution

The hemp fields sprouting in a part of Canada best known for its giant oil patch show how climate change is disrupting the construction industry. Six years after setting up…

US (NJ): Greenhouse site could become Jersey's second cannabis farm

Roger Thomas, from Solairo Ltd, is hoping to demolish a number of derelict greenhouses on the disused Northend Vineries site and build an agricultural shed, complete with a…

US (PA): A video tour of a Pennsylvania based cultivation facility

Just a few days ago, Green Thumb Industry closed a transaction to acquire one of the only ten companies approved to operate a medical cannabis operation in the state of New York.  Today, the company has shared a video illustrating Green Thumb Industries' facility in Danville, Pennsylvania.   For more information:Green Thumb Industriesgtigrows.com    

US (MI): Large-scale cannabis facility planned for Muskegon County business park

A 210-acre business park owned by Muskegon County may soon become a large-scale facility for growing marijuana. The proposed grow operation, to be called Sensi Park, would be…

NZ: Former Nelson mayor behind plans for MMJ facility

A former Nelson mayor has ambitious plans to build the South Island's first medicinal cannabis plant. The Nelson-based company, Medical Kiwi, has secured $1 million and is…

CAN: Company developing cultivation facilities across Canada

CannaPharmaRx is advancing its plans to become a cannabis cultivator using proprietary formulation and drug delivery technology currently in development to expand in an industry that is evolving at an aggressive pace. According to them, during the past year, CannaPharmaRx has completed agreements that…

Greenhouse gang back together again

It might be hard to believe when you look at this photo but it has been almost forty years since these guys took on the hammer and travelled to the United States of America for the very first time to do some serious greenhouse building over there. Back in the eighties Ton Versteeg, Arie Luiten, Gerrit…

US (NY): A look inside Curaleaf's MMJ operation in Coeymans

Last summer, Curaleaf retrofitted a 72,000-square-foot warehouse in the Coeymans Industrial Park to make it suitable for large-scale manufacturing of medical marijuana. It's one of 10 state-approved grow facilities statewide, and Albany County's first. And it just so happened to open in a year when New…

US (MA): Certifiate of occupancy received for New Bedford based cannabis facility

MariMed has received a certificate of occupancy from the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts for its new cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility. “ARL Healthcare, our…

US (MA): Framingham Planning Board approves cannabis cultivation facility

A proposed 112,000-square-foot facility for growing cannabis has been approved by the Framingham Planning Board. The board's approval on Aug. 15 moves the permitting process ahead for Commonwealth Farm, which is planning the indoor growing facility at Eastleigh Farm at 1062 Edmands Road. Commonwealth…

US (CA): A tour of a cannabis farm in the heart of the Emerald Triangle

Huckleberry Hill Farms, Johnny Casali’s under 5000-foot cannabis garden in Southern Humboldt is, in many ways, a flower-filled oasis of calm in an industry churning with the stress of trying to adapt to the changing world of legal cannabis. That might be why the Department of Fish and Wildlife chose to…

AU: One of the world's largest MMJ facilities to be built in Victoria

Cannatrek has received planning permission from the Greater Shepparton City Council to build a $160 million medicinal cannabis production facility near Shepparton, Victoria. According to the company, when completed, it will be one of the world’s largest medicinal cannabis facilities, creating more than…

US (MA): Cannabis cultivator & retailer propose Framingham operations

Proposals for two Framingham cannabis-related developments, a 112,000-square-foot cultivation facility and a retail store, will go before the Planning Board Thursday evening. The proposed indoor cultivation facility, named Commonwealth Farm, would be built at 1062 Edmands Road near the border with…

US (FL): Expansion of Tampa based cultivation facility

Cansortium has begun growing in Phase 2 at its state-of-the-art indoor medical marijuana cultivation facility in Tampa, Florida. Cansortium Chief Executive Officer Jose Hidalgo emphasized, "Expanding our Florida production capacity provides us with additional supply of high-quality cannabis to process…

A video tour of a commercial cannabis facility

How does this family-owned business stay competitive in the Colorado cannabis market? As owner Nic Borst says, "people talk a lot about quality-in, quality-out, and that really starts from the very beginning - and if you have quality equipment and quality infrastructure, it allows you to produce the best…

US (MA): Building 1 construction completed at MA cannabis centre

AmeriCann has received a Certificate of Occupancy for Building 1 of AmeriCann’s Massachusetts Cannabis Center (MCC) in Freetown, Mass. The construction commences the 15-year JV Partnership with Bask, an existing Massachusetts licensed vertically-integrated cannabis operator, which will occupy 100% of…

CAN (ON): Completion of 780,000 sqft expansion at Southwestern Ontario based facility

Eve & Co has completed construction of its 780,000 square foot hybrid greenhouse expansion located in Southwestern Ontario. The expansion is situated on the same property as the Company’s current 220,000 square foot licensed hybrid greenhouse. The expansion includes leading edge, scientifically proven…

"The greenhouses are a vital step in the eventual success of our harvest"

Blue Dog Hemp is a rapidly expanding hemp cultivation startup located in Colorado. The company is tapping into an industry of potential, as hemp has thousands of possible uses and has been legalized across the country. The 100 percent organic farm focuses on growing high-CBD hemp, which is used to…


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