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Codema appoints a new European sales operations manager

Codema announced the appointment of Marie-Claire Reuver to the position of European Sales Operations Manager, based in Bergschenhoek. In this role she will give functional…

Growing cannabis for a female-focused market

While walking through the halls of most of horticulture trade fairs, it is not necessary to be an acute observer to notice that the industry is male-dominated. Among other things, this characteristic derives from the close connection between horticulture and the financial industry: the latter too has…

Aurora appointed Carey Squires as executive vice president of corporate development and strategy

Aurora Cannabis has appointed Carey Squires as its Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. "In this newly created role, reporting to the Executive Chairman, Mr. Squires in collaboration with senior executives across the company will focus on global growth and partnership…

HortiDaily starts MMJDaily.com

Normally we’re happy to publish all the news from the horticultural industry. Today we’ve got news for you. Our newest publication MMJDaily.com will be launched today! This publication is all about…

Israel: "Armed robbers steal medical cannabis from farm in Galilee"

The first major medical cannabis robbery was reported in Northern Israel this week, according to the Hebrew business publication Globes. Masked and armed robbers raided a…

CA (BC): Cannabis plant to double its workforce within one year

Tantalus Labs, now that approvals for selling medicinal and recreational cannabis have been granted, is using its 75,000 sq. feet of greenhouses in Whonnock as a starting point for what it says will become part of a major sector of B.C. agriculture. It’s just a matter of government catching up and trying…

Environmental, social and governance practices for the cannabis industry

The OxyContin scandal has raised many concerns regarding pain treatment. The suit filed against Purdue Pharma states that the company has allegedly contributed to the opioid epidemic through "aggressive and deceptive tactics." In these times where the medical cannabis industry is gaining momentum,…

CO: Former Colombian minister & ambassador appointed to board of directors

Blueberries Medical Corp. has appointed Fabio Valencia Cossio, a former Colombian Minister, Senator and Ambassador to Italy with extensive strategic international business experience to its board of directors. “We are honored to welcome Mr. Valencia to our board of directors and are confident that his…

CA (ON): Former Ontario Minister of health joins cannabis grower

Mr. George Smitherman has served as a Member of the Ontario Legislature for a 10-year period in both opposition and government, where he was appointed Deputy Premier and then Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for 5 years. Now, he has joined Biome Grow’s executive management as Senior Vice President…

CA (BC): Harbir Toor joins Canadian company

Invictus has appointed Harbir Toor as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) on March 7, 2019, to succeed Dylan Easterbrook. The company comments Ms. Toor appointment highlighting…

US companies go public in Canada

Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn't have was access to enough capital to make it all happen. So last month, the company with $20 million in revenue from pot shops in seven states turned its gaze north and went public…

"Knowledge and expertise cannot be written off in one year"

Jan Vrins, Bilancia Horticulture Projects: "The investment in knowledge and expertise needed at the start of a horticulture project, is not a one-year action. Such an investment has to be written off over a number of years." Bilancia Horticulture Projects BV tries to get horticulture projects (usually in…

CA (AB): Nelson Peltz appointed as a strategic advisor by Aurora

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has appointed Nelson Peltz as a Strategic Advisor. Mr. Peltz and Aurora will work collaboratively and strategically to explore potential partnerships that…

NZ: Grower hires former MD of medicine manufacturer

Helius Therapeutics has appointed senior pharmaceuticals industry leader Mitch Cuevas to its team as Director and Senior Advisor. According to the company, Mr Cuevas will sit on the Helius Therapeutics board as an independent director, alongside Chairman Guy Haddleton and the company’s three co-founders…

Johan Grootscholten, Green Career Consult:

"Companies that complain about job hoppers often also struggle with recruitment"

It can be quite painful for companies when a good employee jumps ship to join a competitor. When someone who was invested in heavily leaves the company just like that, it's understandable that it can create bad blood. Nevertheless, companies in such a situation are wise not to fight the transfer, says…

Australia: Casey Houwelings, Peter Cummings contribute to MMJ project

PUF Ventures Australia has retained Casey Houweling and Peter Cummings as greenhouse consultants for the medical cannabis Northern River Project, a 1,200,000-square foot greenhouse being constructed in north eastern New South Wales. Houweling and Cummings will contribute to the design and construction of…

CAN (AB): Aeroponics MMJ grower appoints President and COO

Thrive Growing announced the appointment of Mr. Charles Ramsey as President and COO, effective November 14th, 2017. Mr. Ramsey was the founder and former CEO of Agrisoft…

Canada: MMJ grower plans IPO with big warnings for investors

A Vancouver cannabis firm with holdings in Alberta and a greenhouse under construction in California expects to debut its shares on a Canadian stock exchange in the coming weeks — with big warnings to investors. Sunniva Inc. will be the first pot stock to hold an initial public offering after securities…


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