Events, shows & webinars

Biobest displays entire product range at IPM Essen

The International Trade Fair for Plants (IPM) in Essen has become one of the most important dates in the horticultural events calendar. An appointment that Biobest has been sure to schedule in its agenda. From 28 to 31 January, the Belgian specialist in sustainable and biological crop protection will…

CAN (ON): Launching plant positivity winter garden to help combat winter blues

Aphria is combating winter blues and energizing the public with the launch of a Plant Positivity Winter Garden on Monday, January 20, known to some as Blue Monday — the most depressing day of the year based on factors such as weather conditions, debt levels and low motivation levels. With a vision to…

US (CO): Growers say new USDA interim hemp rules threaten the industry

The sentiment emanating from the Colorado Winter Hemp Summit on Thursday was clear; the new regulations proposed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interim final rules…

US (IN): Hemp production featured at Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo

Hemp production, a hot topic in Indiana agriculture, will be covered from multiple angles at the upcoming Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo on Feb. 11-13 in Indianapolis. Bryan Parr of Legacy Hemp will focus on the production of hemp for grain and fiber. Farmers who grew hemp last year will share…

US (CA): State agencies to host cannabis cultivation licensing workshops

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are hosting a series of four cannabis permitting workshops this January and February. "These free cannabis permitting workshops are designed…

What to expect when you are expanding and retrofitting

Companies interested in expanding or retrofitting facilities for cannabis cultivation can gain insight about the process from experts at a free webinar on Thursday, January 16, at 10 a.m. MST. Brandy Keen of Surna and Ryan H. Smith of Cure Solutions will share their expertise at this one-hour event.…

IL: Global contest for a chance to win a genomic starter package for cannabis and hemp

NRGene has announced a global contest today as part of a new product campaign. "Following 150 successful genomic projects performed to market leaders in the seed business and…

Second edition of Pro Manager Mastercourse Medicinal Cannabis accepting applications

Jungle Talks is now teaming up with Cannabis Cultivators to recruit and select another group of 15 participants and to organize the 2020 edition of the Pro Manager Mastercourse Medicinal Cannabis, from 8-18 June 2020. "Renowned Dutch horticultural companies will meet with leading, international managers…

The best read articles from the first months of MMJDaily

In the coming years we will keep our focus steadily on the technical side of the industry, bringing to our subscribers the latest developments in the MMJ market. But before we can look to the future, let’s first take a look back at this past year. Below you will find a short compilation of some of our…

US (IN): Farmers unite to launch U.S. Hemp Growers Association

The U.S. Hemp Growers Association (USHGA), the only national farmer-directed hemp trade association, was announced this week in Indianapolis. Founded by a diverse group of leaders, the organization will provide educational and market development resources, research, and networking opportunities and will…

US (CA): CDFA’s CalCannabis to appear with state regulatory partners at annual Emerald Cup

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, and the State Water Resources Control Board will be at the Emerald Cup in Sonoma County on Dec. 14 and 15. All three agencies will be participating…

US (NV): Bedrocan recognised for setting the industry standard

Bedrocan won the Regional Game Changer Award at MJBizCon 2019. The award recognises Bedrocan as a regional game changer in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.  The jury highlighted…

US (NV): Citation Growth awarded at Cannabis Cup

Citation Growth has announced that its Fiore Cannabis – Super Glue strain has won 1st Place at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Nevada for 2019 in the Hybrid Flower Category.…

A maturing industry

Photo report: MJBizCon 2019

Thus, the 2019 edition of the MJBizCon has come to an end. As it has been noted in previous articles, this edition saw a particular focus on the cultivation side of the industry, with the majority of exhibitors showcasing solutions for large-scale commercial cannabis growing.  Medicine Man Technologies From the left: Robert Danko,…

The second day of the MJBizCon 2019

After an incredibly busy and crowded first day, the MJBizCon 2019 continued with an equally crowded second day.  Tom Stanchfield, Ben Arnet, Alex Gerard, James Bradley, Christopher Sloper and Ron Norman with Fohse Unlike yesterday, the second day of the MJBizCon started a bit more slowly. But it did not take…

US (IN): Purdue crop seminar to focus on hemp production

Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on Dec. 19 will focus on Indiana hemp production, including regulations, growth, harvest, and marketing. The free seminar runs from 1-4 p.m. (EST) at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion, six miles south of Jasper on state Route 162. It is…

US (LA): Louisiana farmers hear about challenges of growing hemp

Industrial hemp is gaining interest as farmers explore the potential for increased profits from growing hemp varieties used for fiber, seed and cannabidiol, or CBD, oil. “This crop will have its growing pains through the first couple of years due to so many unknowns, particularly labor costs, market…

MJBizCon officially kicks off

The biggest trade show in the cannabis industry has officially kicked off today, in Las Vegas. The MJBizCon has been growing year after year. The organizers indeed said that this edition welcomed more than 30,000 attendees.  The showroom was very crowded, and visitors could see the latest development regarding large-scale cannabis cultivation:…

photo report ACT Summit 2019

Bringing high-tech to cannabis growing

More experience is gained in high-tech cannabis growing and more research is being conducted. The importance of sharing this knowledge was acknowledged by five horticultural suppliers three years ago, when they started the ACT Summit. On the third edition, organised yesterday in Las Vegas, the latest…

US (NV): UbiGro to demo its greenhouse spectrum control technology at MJBizCon and the Emerald Cup

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, recently launched its first-of-its-kind, nanotechnology-enabled luminescent greenhouse film under the brand name UbiGro. The films convert portions of UV, blue and green light into orange and red light, the most photosynthetically…

US (TX): Educational hemp seminar set Dec. 19 in Lubbock

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold an educational seminar on industrial hemp production on Dec. 19. The event will start with registration at 1 p.m, and run from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Drew St., Lubbock. The cost is $20 for the public…

December 18, 2019, The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

US (NJ): 2019 Medical Cannabis Symposium

The 2019 Medical Cannabis Symposium will explore current evidence-based science as it relates to medical cannabis and implications for clinical research, regulation, and medical practice. Physicians, scientists, pharmacists, nurses, and industry professionals are invited to attend. Learning…

US (NV): Surna partners with Veterans Cannabis Project

Surna Inc. announced its sponsorship of Operation Cannabis: Bash for Veterans’ Cannabis Access on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. The cause is personal…

“Growing Together”

US (CA): CDFA working with growers at Latino Farmer Conference

With the theme of “Growing Together,” California’s 5th annual Latino Farmer Conference is being held today in Tulare at the International AgriCenter. Rodrigo Chipres with the CDFA Inspection Services Division shares information about the Produce Safety Program and the inspection process. More than 300…

US: Cannabis seminars promising how to get rich mostly a scam

Now that legal cannabis is becoming the next big thing in the United States, more people are searching for opportunities to get into the business of growing and selling weed.…

US (MD): Inside Maryland's graduate degree in medical cannabis

Melissa Beatty has been a pharmacist for more than 20 years. But after becoming jaded by seeing so many patients return for pill after pill, she knew she wanted to explore a more holistic approach to medicine — especially since medical marijuana helped her mother through cancer and has relieved her own…

US (NV): ACT Summit bringing high tech to Cannabis

Join industry expert Scott Reach of Rare Dankness and several others at the ACT Summit in Las Vegas on December 10th. The ACT Summit features leading horticultural industry experts, consultants and cultivators, who will demonstrate best practices and share their experiences implementing advanced cannabis…

LumiGrow wins award for Best Cannabis Lighting Solution

LumiGrow was named Best Lighting Solution at the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards based on an expert judging panel. The LumiGrow horticultural lighting solution was chosen for product excellence and proven performance in the cannabis industry. The smart lighting solution is designed for exceptional crop…

Applications open for 2020 Masterclass in Horticultural Business

The Masterclass in Horticultural Business is a leadership program that's been tailor-made for Australian entrepreneurs in horticulture. The masterclass is offered through flexible online delivery, and developed in partnership with international leaders in Horticulture – Horticulture Innovation Australia,…

CAN (BC): Kootenay initiative to create jobs, support cannabis business

A new initiative to support cannabis businesses in the Kootenays will soon lead to better access to employment opportunities in the industry and create sustainable cannabis operations in the region. The Cannabis Business Transition Initiative, delivered by Community Futures Central Kootenay with over…

Dutch Passion awarded 'Best Seedbank' at Cannafest 2019

Dutch Passion collected a prestigious new cannabis cup at the 2019 Cannafest Expo in Prague, Czech. The award was given for ‘Best Seedbank’, one the most valuable of cannabis cup awards that a professional cannabis seed company can win. Cannafest is an annual event held in Prague. After Spannabis it is…

US (MD): University of Maryland offering Master's program in medical cannabis

The University of Maryland is now offering a master’s degree in cannabis that is being billed as the first in the nation. In the two-year program, students will study the basics of medical cannabis, including the clinical uses and adverse effects of cannabis. Course work will also cover public health…

US (MA): System for cannabis indoor growing wins BU start-up competition

As rain fell outside, more than 120 people filed into the Questrom School of Business auditorium last Thursday for the third annual Innovate@BU Cannabis Start-Up Competition. The popular event provides a platform for BU-led start-up teams to present their businesses in a think-tank-style competition,…

Bluelab wins another Innovation Award

"Accessible solutions to help growers with better insight into substrate or water"

“Excellence in Innovation”. That’s what Bluelab was awarded last week at the New Zealand International Business Awards 2019. It’s the second innovation award the team won this year: earlier they won the Excellence in Innovation award at the Bay of Plenty Export New Zealand Awards. “A rapid, serial…

Prior to the MjBizCon 2019

US (NV): Advancing Cannabis Technology Summit to be held on December 10th

Industry suppliers with deep rooted horticultural histories will host a unique educational summit prior to the MJBizCon show in Las Vegas this December. On Tuesday, December 10th, the Advancing Cannabis Cultivation Technology Summit (ACT Summit) will bring together cannabis cultivators, owners, and…

US: Filling a need in the growing industry

Contributing to fill a critical need for knowledge in the fast-growing hemp industry, the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center completed a two-day course on Hemp Breeding and…

Netherlands: Ten year celebration of ‘Next Generation Growing’ with one hundred people and an afternoon program

Over one hundred people gathered in Zoetermeer to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Next Generation Growing (NGG), a sustainable way of growing inside the greenhouse. NGG is consistantly changing, as the ideas around sustainability shift, the afternoon-filled program offered those new to NGG and those…

Michael Wilson from United American Hemp:

US (KS): "Weed out the bad seeds; run green startups like real businesses"

Cannabis might seem like it presents a Wild West frontier for entrepreneurs looking to strike green, said Michael Wilson, but would-be founders must cultivate a plan grounded in common sense — and the law. “In the industrial hemp or marijuana space, if you want to build a successful business, run it like…


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