Events, shows & webinars

US (VT): Vermont Technical College to launch certificate program for hemp production

On a leisurely drive along Whipple Hollow Road in the summer, drivers will enjoy bright, rolling valleys of goldenrod, scenic mountain views and now aromatic, emerald fields…

8, 9 & 10 October 2019

40th anniversary for Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, celebrates its 40th anniversary by hosting the largest conference to date. The ever-expanding trade show will bring over 240 exhibitors from around the world to showcase the newest products and technology. The speaker’s program…

US (MA): Berkshire Community College to launch training program for cannabis professionals

Cannabis careers are on the rise, and now Berkshire Community College wants to educate those seeking jobs in the field. The college is preparing to launch a one-year cannabis…

CAN (ON): Nominees for cannabis award announced

Grow Up Conference and Expo has announced nominees for its first annual Grow Up Awards Gala taking place on September 12, 2019, in the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls,…

US (FL): Miami Dade College will offer MMJ classes

Miami Dade College officials are working on new classes and a certificate program that'll prepare students for jobs in the medical cannabis industry. But, administrators stress, they won't be teaching kids how to grow weed. Instead, they're developing courses on the biology and chemistry of marijuana, as…

Thailand: University opens 'cannabis studies department'

Things have moved slowly in authoritarian Thailand since passage of a medical cannabis law last year. But now one of the country’s leading universities is launching a…

Photo report: NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit 2019

And thus, the NCIA’s Cannabis Business summit ends. The convention was characterised by many educational events and an exhibition where suppliers showcased the most recent solutions for growing cannabis. Click here for the MMJDaily photo report of the NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit 2019 The first day of…

The second day of the NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit

After a first day revolving around education, the second day of the NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit is entirely dedicated to the exhibition. However, before that officially kicked off, Bruce Linton joined the convention too. In a very interesting talk, the former Canopy Growth co-CEO discussed with Seth…

The NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit kicks off

On Monday 22nd, the Cannabis Business Summit has officially kicked off. “The goal of this convention is to bring value to the cannabis industry and to offer professional a place where to gather and network,” says Morgan Fox with NCIA, the organizer of the event. Morgan Fox, media relation director with…

US (CA) Cannabis Business Summit & Expo to kick off next week

If you’re known by the company you keep, then the NCIA is moving with the right crowd. Mike Lee, executive VP & CFO of Canopy Growth Corporation, will be a keynote speaker at the organization’s 6th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, to be held July 22-24 at the San Jose McEnery Convention…

Photo report: Cultivate 2019

Although some exhibitors had the feeling the 2019 Cultivate show was slightly slower than it was last year, the event remains one of the best to meet up with suppliers active in the North American market. Celebrating its 90th edition this year, the show attracted more than 650 exhibitors and thousands of guests. Click here for…

US (PA): USciences launches MBA with focus on cannabis industry

University of the Sciences has created a new option for students interested in learning about the business of cannabis industry with the launch of a specialized Cannabis Industry Masters of Business Administration option, which is currently enrolling students to begin online courses in September.…

automation, biological crop control and mobile accessibility

Cultivate '19 is a wrap

Booths are broken down, bags are packed and cars, airplanes and other means of transport have left Columbus. Cultivate '19 is a wrap. The ninetieth edition of the trade show was one of the biggest ones in the last years and expectations are this is not to change for the next edition. With conditions being favorable for plant…

Engines running for Cultivate '19

Over 650 exhibitors, a schedule packed with educational sessions & workshops, a flower run and a lot of side events including meeting up in lesser formal settings. Cultivate '19 has started. The event is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. The show is the main event for the green industry in…

Speakers include Assemblywoman, growers, researchers

US (NY): New Hemp Center at Empire Farm Days

Industrial grade hemp production has been added as an Empire Farm Days focus area with seminars and a daily demonstration crop walk at the August 6-8, 2019 agricultural and rural living showcase event at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. The programming includes an Albany update by New York…

US (OH): Cannabis school opens in Columbus to train MMJ workers

The Cleveland School of Cannabis has opened an educational facility in Columbus for workers in the medical marijuana industry, the second of its kind in Ohio. “If they want to add credentials and credibility to their prior knowledge they have in the cannabis realm, they could come attend classes here at…

US (MI): Exploring opportunities: growing industrial hemp in Michigan

Industrial hemp was legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill and is a new opportunity for Michigan growers. Join a four-part webinar series on growing industrial hemp, especially in greenhouse production. Industrial hemp is one of the oldest crops, but it is one of the largest new opportunities for growers in…

US (MN): "Hempathon"contest planned for Golden Valley

After decades, hemp no longer is illegal to grow. Licenses are being issued to farmers in Arizona interested in producing the multi-use crop. Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc., said he wants to see part of Golden Valley become a productive agriculture operation focusing on hemp. It’s supposed to be a…

Massive growth in attendance as Protected Cropping Australia Conference gets underway on Gold Coast

"Everyone within the industry is expanding because there is demand for their product"

More than 575 delegates are expected to attend the Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) Conference 2019 on the Gold Coast, which began on Monday, which is a significant increase on the previous event. One of the organisers and PCA Chair, Nicky Mann says last conference there was only 468, which shows an…

What's not to miss on the Costa PCA Conference 2019

This weekend the Costa PCA Conference 2019 will kick off. The 15th biennial conference since 1990 is to offer a complete overview on the developments in the Australian…

July 7-10, Gold Coast

Australia: Something for everyone at Costa PCA Conference

The Costa PCA Conference commences this Sunday, the 7th of July on the Gold Coast in Australia. This event has something for everyone in the horticultural industry and includes a wide range of speakers, trade displays, and the opportunity to visit leading growers on their properties. "This event promises…

LitHouse uses AmHydro nutrient to capture 4 Cannabis Cup awards

AmHydro, a provider of hydroponic growing systems, crop consulting, grower training, and crop-specific nutrients, is proud to announce the recent Cannabis Cup® victory by grower LitHouse Farm® of Mendocino Coast CA. "LitHouse took 4 awards (including a 1st place in the Sungrown Flower category) at the…

US (MD): University of Maryland School of Pharmacy launches Master's program in medical cannabis

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) has launched a new Master of Science (MS) in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to support patients and the medical cannabis industry, add to existing research in the field, and develop…

Constantijn van Oranje during the Royal Brinkman innovation seminar:

“It’s insane that with the liberal Dutch drug policy they are now having issues with the cultivation of cannabis”

After Constantijn van Oranje, who was invited by Royal Brinkman, talked about innovation for an afternoon, it was his remark about cannabis that stuck. His advice to the growers who had gathered in the old auction hall in ‘s-Gravenzande that was transformed into an event location: don’t wait for a quick…

IE: Premier Irish Industrial Hemp Conference

The Premier Irish Industrial Hemp conference was attended by farmers, academics, government officials and business people. The event was organised by The Hemp Working Group, including Hemp organisations, Teagasc and IFA and took place in Teagasc Ashtown, Dublin, on Thursday 20 June. Barry Caslin from…

The 2019 Greenfield Grant for cannabis & hemp

InstantGMP, in conjunction with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), and the National Cannabis Industry…

Medicinal Cannabis Mastercourse ends with visit at Hortilux

During the final day of the Medicinal Cannabis Mastercourse organized by Jungle Talks, held in the Netherlands, participants visited the Horticenter and the lighting company Hortilux. The company has shared a video illustrating the topics discussed during the visit. Michel de Wit, Commercial Director…

CAN (NS): Nova Scotia Community College to offer cannabis cultivation program

The Nova Scotia Community College has high hopes as it searches for a faculty member to teach in its new cannabis cultivation program. The college is launching the 18-week program in September at its Kingstec Campus just outside Kentville. It has been in the works since March of 2018, partly because the…

US (CA): Company to offer new cannabis industry certification courses

Green Flower Media announced the closing of its $20 million Series A financing round. The round was led by Tuatara Capital, with additional funding from Poseidon Asset Management and Phyto Partners. The funds are earmarked toward developing additional industry-leading Certificate programs; expanding the…

US (CT) UConn launches online cannabis horticulture class

An updated version of a course on growing cannabis that debuted this past spring semester will be offered online during UConn’s second summer session, starting July 15. The three-credit course, entitled Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest (SPSS 3995), provides an overview of the complete…

Photo report from the GreenTech's Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion

For the first time this year, the GreenTech hosted an entire pavilion solely dedicated to the medical cannabis industry. Currently, the cannabis industry is booming, and many growers jumped onto this 'green bandwagon' foreseeing many profitable opportunities. However, a number of growers do not have a…

2020 edition coming up

Dozens of LED suppliers turn off their lights: GreenTech 2019 comes to an end

When the clock struck 5 PM yesterday, the RAI in Amsterdam quickly changed into a construction side, signaling the end of this year's GreenTech Amsterdam. We're currently processing almost 500 photos and putting all names in the right places, and will provide you with a full photo report on Monday - but…

webinar, July 18

Understanding the critical role of soil analysis

Often overlooked but critically important for the optimization of hemp and cannabis grows alike, soil analysis is a critical tool in the modern cultivator’s toolbox. As markets mature understanding the fundamental role that soil plays as a growth medium is of great value. Adopting robust soil sampling…

March 24-26, Querétaro, Mexico

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

On the first day of GreenTech Amsterdam, GreenTech Americas has been launched. The spin-off will take place from 24-26 March 2020 in Querétaro, Mexico. According to the organizers, this is a logical next step, as Mexico is a major agricultural producer, the number of hectares under protected agriculture…

Cannabis not welcome at Tokyo Olympics

Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world, but Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics, reminded potential visitors to the games that the…

GreenTech continues with busy second day

With the second day of GreenTech being in full swing, it's not hard to be in a good mood in Amsterdam. It's raining cats and dogs outside, but inside climate and water are discussed on a completely different level. The exhibition had a good start yesterday and exhibitors value the quality talks they've…

GreenTech launches Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion

For the first time, a Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion is present at the GreenTech. There, many companies showcase the most advanced solutions for growing medical cannabis. The team with DryGair showcasing their dehumidification solutions for medical cannabis growing facilities Straight from the UK, Andy…

Innovation Awards for Grodan, Koppert Biological Systems and Ridder

GreenTech 2019 gets underway

And it's off! This morning in Amsterdam, GreenTech started. Technical novelties, new projects and meeting up with acquaintances - for the high-tech horticultural world Amsterdam is the place to be this week. It's the first time that the GreenTech exhibition is taking place within 12 months after the final edition, as the show…

"There is an extreme need of knowledge in the MMJ industry"

There is an extreme need of knowledge and expertise in the medical cannabis industry, says Juriën Koster, vice president of international relations with Ofinext. This is the main reason that talks during the GreenTech show in Amsterdam next week are going to address a complete overview of topics from the…

Focus on mechanization and automation during the second day of the medical cannabis mastercourse

The second day of the Pro Manager Mastercourse Medicinal Cannabis focused on mechanization and automation of cannabis production. The day kicked off with a visit to Tomato World. The company Codema gave a talk about the different parameters to take into consideration in a cannabis growing facility, and…

Biological solutions in medicinal cannabis

Globally, cannabis production is increasing quickly as many countries are now legalizing the use of medicinal products derived from cannabis. Because cannabis is subject to very strict regulations on pesticides use, pest management can be challenging, and crop damage and losses are a risk. Biological…

Pro Manager Mastercourse Medicinal Cannabis kicks off

The much anticipated mastercourse organised by JungleTalks has finally kicked off. Participants coming from all over the world will spend two weeks in the Netherlands learning the secrets and best practices of growing medical cannabis. “Horticulture is an old industry, we have been growing in greenhouses…


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