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US (TX): Cannabis firm makes first step toward new cannabis cultivation spinoff deal

Puration has announced the first step of a multi-step deal to merge PURA's cannabis cultivation spinoff with NCM Biotech, which is anticipated to close by the end of next week. PURA had previously spun-off its cannabis cultivation operation to Nouveau and is now unwinding that deal and moving forward…

US: Agreement to push checkoff program to market hemp

The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) and The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) have entered into an agreement to work together to explore the creation of a marketing checkoff program to promote hemp.   USDA checkoff programs seek to promote farm commodities and expand market opportunity for farmers, importers,…

US (FL): State approves two testing labs

Both of the Davie and Gainesville, Flordia labs by Kaycha Labs have been awarded the Florida Department of Health’s Certified Marijuana Testing Laboratory (CTML) status. "This is the first time the Florida Department of Health has awarded CMTL certifications and by doing so, it now means that…

MX: Ikänik Farms acquires Mexico-based cannabis operation

Ikänik Farms has purchased all issued and outstanding shares of Delta 9 Corporation Mexico S.A. de C.V ("D9C"), based in Coyoacán, Mexico. "D9C's legal representative is permitted to import and register cannabis seeds for cultivation through the legalized Amparo process," the team with the company…

NL: Project C wants to include everyone in legal cannabis cultivation experiment

Project C, a Dutch cannabis project that will officially submit a permit application for participation in the government experiment ‘Closed Coffeeshop chains’, has arrived again at the municipality of Drimmelen for setting up a cannabis nursery. Discussions are also underway with a second, anonymous,…

CAN (BC): Purchase completed of a Laval-based cannabis cultivator

MYM Nutraceuticals has completed the purchase of SublimeCulture Inc. with the acquisition of 250,000 class A shares of SublimeCulture Inc. being the final remaining 25% of…

US (MD): Firefighters extinguish fire at MMJ facility

A small fire at a Hagerstown licensed medical cannabis growing company was quickly extinguished Tuesday night. Hagerstown Fire Marshall Doug DeHaven said firefighters responded to Maryland Cultivation & Processing, 560 Western Maryland Parkway, at 9:13 p.m. Maryland Cultivation & Processing is listed in…

US (MA): Cannabis company's employees vote to unionize

Employees of cannabis company New England Treatment Access voted to form a union under the United Food and Commercial Workers, which bills itself as the largest U.S. private-sector union. UFCW Local 1445 said Wednesday that 60 workers at NETA’s cultivation facility in Franklin cast the votes to unionize.…

Citation Growth

US (WA): Citation Growth sold Washington-based asset

Citation Growth has closed on the sale of their 13 acres of land and buildings in Lynden, Washington to a confidential buyer for a total price of $2,500,000 USD. "Our new management team's strategic review identified the Lynden property as a non-core asset," CEO Erik Anderson commented. "As communicated…

Surna

US (CO): Surna appoints two new directors

Surna has appointed Randy Shipley and Nick Etten as independent directors. These appointments fill vacancies on the Board of Directors. President and CEO Tony McDonald, also a director, was appointed Chairman of the Board. "The addition of Shipley and Etten strengthens Surna’s Board with two cannabis…

ZA: Growing service now ships cannabis

For a while now, we’ve wondered when a proper, above-board business would pop up and fill the massive gap in the local cannabis market. Well, that gap looks to be well and truly filled, and South Africa will soon see the launch of the newest member to the budding cannabis industry, the Cape Cannabis…

US (NY): Acreage acquires Compassionate Care Foundation

Acreage Holdings has closed the transactions contemplated by the previously announced reorganization agreement, dated Nov. 15, 2019, between Acreage and Compassionate Care Foundation, Inc., a New Jersey vertically-integrated medical cannabis nonprofit corporation. Acreage acquired 100% of the operations…

“The ability to effectively cultivate cannabis outdoors requires the strategy to optimize yields for cost-efficient production"

Hydroponic fertilizer manufacturer Emerald Harvest has supplied WeedMD Inc. with its line of award-winning nutrients and supplements and is working closely with the company in adopting best practices to further maximize crop performance of its terpene-rich cultivars. WeedMD Inc. recently planted more…

Auxly Cannabis

CAN (ON): Auxly cuts domestic cultivation and Uruguay-based operation

Auxly Cannabis cultivation portfolio has been progressing, which is instrumental in supplying a secure, cost-efficient and consistent source of input material for the Company’s growing portfolio of cannabis products. In order to sharpen the Company’s near-term focus on Cannabis 2.0 dominance in Canada,…

US (LA): Southern University's MMJ partners to sell first products to pharmacies

Ilera Holistic Healthcare plans to sell products from its first medical cannabis harvest this week to pharmacies across the state under its license with Southern University. Ilera holds the medical cannabis contract to grow for Southern University in Baton Rouge and had about 2,300 plants growing at its…

Greenhouse builder provides employees with reusable water bottles

CambridgeHOK has taken a significant step towards cutting the use of single use plastics across the business by buying every employee a reusable insulated water bottle as part of a wider environmental plan for 2020. The move has been spearheaded by the firm’s Business Development Manager for Energy,…

HumCo COVID

US (CA): Nine new COVID cases connected to Southern humboldt cannabis grow

Dr. Teresa Frankovich, the Humboldt County Public Health Officer, continued her policy of not releasing information about even patient details that would seem to still leave the patients unidentifiable to the community. She would not confirm that information we received independently was correct.…

US (TN): Entoura acquires hemp biotech company Atalo

Entoura has acquired Atalo Holdings. Atalo is a Kentucky-based agriculture and biotechnology firm specializing in research, development and production of industrial hemp. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "Located in the heart of America's hemp country, Atalo boasts a rich history in hemp…

US (WA): Weekend Unlimited sold Washington-based facility and equipment

Weekend has sold its facility and equipment in Wenatchee, Washington. "The transaction was for a total of USD$400,000, with USD$300,000 paid at the completion of the property…

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Aphria, Emblem and Aleafia Health settle cannabis supply agreement claim

Aleafia Health, its subsidiary Emblem and Aphria entered into a settlement agreement on June 25, 2020 to resolve their outstanding dispute in respect of the termination of the parties’ wholesale cannabis supply agreement. Under the terms of the settlement agreement Emblem shall receive total…

Acreage Holdings

New CEO for Acreage

Canopy Growth & Acreage modify plan of arrangement

Canopy Growth and Acreage have entered into an agreement to amend the terms of the arrangement agreement dated April 18, 2019, as amended on May 15, 2019, between Canopy Growth and Acreage. The full details of the new agreement can be found here. The new terms of the deal come amid an acknowledgement…

Ben van der Heide new Chief Sales Officer at Bosman van Zaal

Ben van der Heide recently joined Bosman Van Zaal in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, as Chief Sales Officer. In this capacity he is, together with Manager Sales & Marketing Ronaldt Thoen, responsible for the commercial activities of this turnkey greenhouse builder. Van der Heiden is an experienced horticulturalist,…

CAN (ON): Delta 9 signs supply agreement with Ontario Cannabis Store

Delta 9 Cannabis entered into a Master Cannabis Supply Agreement  with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). "The agreement provides for the supply by Delta 9 of branded cannabis products and accessories to OCS for sale in retail cannabis stores in Ontario and online sales of recreational cannabis products and…

US (MI): PharmaCo expands cultivation capacity, begins first indoor harvest in Detroit

PharmaCo continues to execute on their expansion, having been awarded nine new Municipal Marijuana cultivation licenses in June and commencing their first harvest at their…

US (NY): Cannabis firm to expand cannabis cultivation

Sugarmade is submitting an application to the California Bureau of Cannabis Control to expand into cannabis cultivation as part of a strategic plan to partially verticalize its BudCars model, a process that management believes will further increase the Company’s gross profitability over the long-term and…

US (CO): Tier II plant count approved for grower at Colorado Buffalo Ranch facility

CannaGrow Holdings has announced that Category One Botanicals, a licensed grower at the Colorado Buffalo Ranch Grow Facility, has been granted a “Tier II” plant count increase by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED). The “Tier II” approval enables C1B to double the number of plants in…

Aurora Cannabis further reduces workforce, shuts down five facilities

The growing pains of cannabis giants keep going on, with Aurora announcing a new round of the restructuring of the company. Back in February, Aurora carried out $1 billion in writedowns and laid off 500 employees. Later on, chief executive Terry Booth retired and the company has been looking for his…

CAN (BC): Canadian LP signs supply agreement with German distributor

Rubicon Organics has signed a product supply agreement with Canacur GmbH, a medical cannabis distributor incorporated in Nuremburg, Germany. "Pursuant to the Agreement,…

US (MI): New cultivation site inaugurated in Arlington

Exclusive Brands has inaugurated a new cultivation site in Arlington, Michigan.  "The new facility is an addition to the Company’s fully licensed, state-of-the-art, pharmaceutical-grade cultivation facilities as well as its boutique grow operation, Strain Kings, which produces craft batches of high quality…

US (PA): Jushi to acquire Pennsylvania-based grower

Jushi Holdings has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, a Pennsylvania grower-processor owned by Vireo Health International Inc. "PMS operates a 90,000 square-foot facility which will have approximately 45,000 square-feet of indoor cultivation space when…

GR: Kalacan receives Greek license to produce and market MMJ in EU

Kalacan Hellas has received its medical cannabis installation license. "The License, one of the largest issued by the Greek government, authorizes Kalacan to establish cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities, as well as conduct Licensed Activities, including import and export of cannabis,"…

US (LA): MMJ grower drops prices to 'razor thin' margin

Wellcana Group, the Baton Rouge-based medical cannabis grower licensed by the LSU AgCenter, expects to slash the price of its wholesale products for the second time this year.…

Curaleaf

US (MA): Agreement signed for the acquisition of Grassroots

Curaleaf Holdings has signed an amended agreement for its acquisition of GR Companies, one of the largest private vertically-integrated multi-state operators in the United States.  Joseph Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf, stated, "Today's announcement marks another significant step forward in finalizing our acquisition…

US (PA): Partnership with Green Leaf expanded at PA-based property

Innovative Industrial Properties entered into an amendment of the lease with a subsidiary of Green Leaf Medical at 135 Horton Drive in Saxton, Pennsylvania, making available…

AU: Southern Queensland-based MMJ company doubles staff to keep up with demand

A Southern Queensland medicinal cannabis company has doubled its workforce to keep up with demand in Australia and overseas. Cannatrek started producing commercial medicinal cannabis from its facility near Toowoomba in October last year. "We're seeing doctors increasing their confidence in prescribing…

US (MA): Russell mill destroyed in massive fire was to be developed into cannabis facility

Pittsfield businessman Jacob Trudeau purchased the long-vacant Strathmore Mill building in the hopes of opening a cannabis facility there, but on Friday his dream went up in smoke. Strathmore Mill Number 2 was destroyed in a massive fire that drew 125 firefighters from across the region to assist. Two…

Commonwealth Cannabis Company

US (MA): Grower to triple cannabis cultivation, adds 50 jobs

The Commonwealth Cannabis Company said Wednesday that it will be tripling its production of cannabis by expanding the second floor of its cultivation and production facility on Marc Road in Medway. The company will roll out 50 new jobs, said owners Ellen, Marc and Jon Rosenfeld in a press release.…

US (VA): MedMen's MMJ dispensary loses license

Less than a month after Governor Northam signed the bill to legalize medical marijuana, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy voted to deny MedMen's request for an extension and…

US (VA): State cannabis office grading grower applications this week

The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis is in the final stages of reviewing grower applicants and will begin scoring applications this week. The state is limiting the…

PT: Grower receives MMJ pre-license from Portuguese regulator

AceCann, a Portuguese medical cannabis company focused on the cultivation, processing, extraction and R&D of organic medical cannabis, has received from Infarmed I.P. (Portuguese Health Authority) a pre-license for the cultivation, import and export of medical cannabis, which allows AceCann to move ahead…

CAN (ON): Export of feminized hemp seeds to the US completed

Avicanna, through its cultivation subsidiary Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S., it has completed the first export feminized of hemp seeds to the US and completed the first sale of seeds for net revenue of CAD$380,000 . "The export is the first ever export of cannabis seeds from Colombia and was accomplished…

CAN: Cannabis giants facing proposed class-action over alleged mislabeling

Some of the most prominent Canadian cannabis giants are facing a lawsuit about alleged misleading statements and false labeling of products.  The plaintiffs are seeking a $500 million judgement along with punitive of $5 million from each of the defendants, Globalnews reports. Lisa Marie Langeuin bought some…

US (NY): Company enters into definitive funding agreement for $15M

Acreage Holdings entered into a short-term definitive funding agreement with an institutional investor for a total of $15,000,000 in gross proceeds. Financing terms and details"The secured note has a maturity date of four months and bears interest at a per annum rate of 60%," the team with the company…

Social distancing greenhouse dining rooms

The Cartford Inn in Little Eccleston, Lancashire, has installed greenhouse-like dining pods that allow social distancing while having dinner. Sitting in the greenhouses with up to four people, you'll always be two metres apart from the people next to you.  British people are eager to get back to the pub, as…

Light orders canceled due to fraud

Heliospectra AB, an intelligent lighting technology company for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announced that two orders from Turner Construction, which has previously been disclosed, have now been cancelled due to fraudulent activities. Heliospectra announced the first order from…

CAN (ON): Canopy Growth CFO joins Canopy Rivers board of directors

Canopy Rivers has added Canopy Growth Corporation Chief Financial Officer Mike Lee to its Board of Directors. "Mr. Lee joins a Board that already has executives drawn from…

US (MA): Massachusetts-based cultivation facility installs two chillers

Tecogen has received orders for two 400-ton Tecochill chillers for a cannabis cultivation facility in Massachusetts. "The chillers will provide cooling for the facility using inexpensive natural gas, with the free waste heat utilized for dehumidification," the team with the company explains. "A…

CAN (ON): Hexo to sell its Niagara facility

HEXO has completed the previously disclosed sale of its Niagara, Ontario facility for proceeds of approximately $10.25 million on June 15, 2020. "The Company had determined to market the facility for sale following a strategic review by the Company of its cultivation assets in March 2020, in which it…

US (CO): GrowGeneration purchases all the assets of H2O Hydroponics

GrowGeneration has purchased the assets of H2O Hydroponics. Following the asset purchase, the Company will open a new location in Lansing, MI, which will serve as a retail/commercial operation, as well as a fulfillment center, supporting the Company's online and direct-to-farm deliveries. Darren Lampert,…

US (CA): Lawsuit filed against High Times over canceled Hemp Cup

Black Tie CBD has filed suit against High Times and its parent corporation over the cancelled Hemp Cup. The event which was to take place March 20-21 was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. "In its press release, High Times made misleading statements regarding refunds for the event," the team with…

US (CA): Letter of intent issued for 300,000 sq.ft. greenhouse facility

Cannabis Strategic Ventures has issued a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to obtain a new 300,000-square-foot greenhouse facility for cannabis cultivation.  “In this environment, the market is going to take as much as we can produce given our steady evolution in product quality, and we see those conditions extending…

Saving costs while saving the environment with reusable trays

A tray producing company that tries to urge growers to buy fewer trays. That might seem strange, but the view of the HerkuPlast team is set on the long term. “The future growth of the horticultural industry depends also on the sustainability of the industry. Using durable trays when possible and…

Eco-Equity

UK: Medicinal cannabis company undertakes second round of funding raise with £10.2m convertible loan notes offer

Medicinal cannabis firm Eco Equity has begun the second round of funding for its cultivation project in Zimbabwe. The firm is also introducing a convertible loan note instrument to investors offering 15% interest per annum in order to achieve its funding target. After achieving its objective of raising…

Terrapin Care Station

US (MI): Grand Rapids-based MMJ grow center holds Zoom ribbon-cutting

The first stand-alone medical cannabis growing facility in Grand Rapids opened with a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, June 15. Officials with cannabis company Terrapin Care Station were joined Monday afternoon by Mayor Rosaylynn Bliss and city commissioners, among other elected officials and…

CAN (BC): LP expands reach in Western Canada

Rubicon Organics has signed supply agreements with both Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) and the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) for the sale and…

US (MO): St. Louis-based cannabis firm to be first in state to begin operations

A St. Louis-based medical cannabis company will the first in the state to begin operations Monday. BeLeaf Medical’s Sinse cultivation facility in St. Louis County received the go-ahead by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) after passing all required inspections. BeLeaf Medical…

US (CA): Acquisition completed of a Crescent City-based cannabis cultivation facility

Vibe Bioscience has acquired a 13,500 square-foot cannabis cultivation facility in Crescent City, Calif. and a phased plan to increase cultivation canopy by 40%. "Vibe is very excited to complete the acquisition of this high-quality cultivation facility in Crescent City, California. This represents a…

CAN (BC): Cannabis co-op aims to get small producers to market

The B.C. Craft Farmers Co-op has submitted its proposal for a government-assisted pilot project to get small-scale growers into the legal cannabis market that has been…

AU: THC Global commences production deal with Cannatrek

THC Global Group and Cannatrek Limited have agreed to a cannabis supply and manufacturing agreement. "This agreement takes advantage of THC Global’s Southport Facility as a…

The new Bluelab

Taking a stand against unsustainable growing practices

During its 30 years in business, Bluelab, the New Zealand-based ag-tech company, has become known as an industry standard for its highly accurate and robust measurement tools for controlled agriculture. In June this year, Bluelab announced its rebranding, revealing a modern new look as well as a…

Method Man launches cannabis venture to support black business

Method Man, the actor and rapper known for his work with Wu-Tang Clan, is launching a cannabis business that aims to bring more black ownership to the industry. Tical, named…

US (CO): Charlotte's Web acquires Abacus Health Products

Charlotte’s Web Holdings and Abacus Health Products have completed the previously-announced plan of arrangement. Pursuant to the Arrangement, Charlotte’s Web acquired all the…

Innovative Industrial Properties

US (PA): Acquisition of Pennsylvania-based property closed

Innovative Industrial Properties closed on the acquisition of a property located at 911 Industrial Street in New Castle, Pennsylvania, which comprises approximately 108,000 square feet of industrial space situated on approximately 7.4 acres. "The purchase price for the property was approximately $8.9…

US (TX): Cannabis cultivation spinoff merger with NCM Biotech

Puration has confirmed plans to publish details of a developing merger transaction between PURA's cannabis cultivation operation spun-off to Nouveau and Kali-Extracts NCM Biotech subsidiary. "The planned merger transaction includes resolving the delayed issue of a dividend to PURA shareholders intended…

Israel: Collaboration to develop cannabis cultivars to target cancer

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Cannomed Medical Cannabis Industries, to develop cannabis cultivars targeted to treat cancers of different types. "The collaboration will allow Cannabics to further expand its portfolio of cannabinoid compositions that will be…

UK: JMCC launches scientific division to produce cannabis-based medicines for the global market

JMCC Group has launched a new division, JMCC Scientific, which will research, develop, test and manufacture innovative cannabis-based treatments for a range of medical conditions. “JMCC Scientific is the natural next step in the evolution of our company,” said JMCC Group Chair & CEO Diane Scott. “For the…

US (IA): Cedar Rapids-based grower closes, turns in state license

Cedar Rapids’s sole medical cannabis manufacturer has permanently closed its doors, leaving the state with one medical cannabidiol manufacturer. Iowa Relief relinquished its license following weeks after having ceased operations at its plant, state officials confirmed to The Gazette Monday. The company,…

Codema and Gideon de Jager part ways

Codema announces to go into the future without commercial director Gideon de Jager. De Jager had worked for Codema for a total of 17 years. During these years, De Jager has…

CAN (NB): Organigram signs deal to supply dried flower to Israel

Organigram Holdings has entered into a multi-year agreement for supply of dried flower to one of Israel’s largest and most established medical cannabis producers, Canndoc, a subsidiary of InterCure. Canndoc has been a pharmaceutical-grade cannabis producer for more than 12 years,"the team with the…

US (CA): High Times enters Michigan, Illinois, and Florida markets through strategic agreement

Hightimes Holding has entered into a series of agreements with Red, White & Bloom, with the goal of the branding of High Times dispensaries and development of cannabis based…

“Technique should be at the service of the plant and the requested end product”

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen many conventional greenhouse vegetable suppliers add the growing medicinal cannabis industry to their business. The consultants of Cultivators operate the other way around: with the collaboration with Tim van Hissenhoven, they are expanding into the lettuce &…

CAN (ON): Grower completes second crop planting, and greenhouse update

Despite global challenges from COVID-19, Cosechemos, Flora’s Colombian cultivation subsidiary, has continued operating and has achieved major operational milestones including the completion of its second crop planting, completion of the first phase of construction of the propagation greenhouse, and the…

CAN (ON): Niagara-based 160,000 sq. ft. greenhouse to commence cultivation

Aleafia Health Inc. will now commence operations in the entirety of its 160,000-square-foot Niagara Facility located in Grimsby, Ontario. On March 13, 2020, Aleafia secured its initial cultivation license authorizing operations in 70,000 square feet of the Niagara Facility. The company may now operate in…

Agreement signed to sell Okanagan Falls-based property

CAN (BC): Sunniva terminates sale of Sunniva Medical

Sunniva has terminated a previously announced Share Purchase Agreement dated June 11, 2019, as amended, with the respect to the sale of Sunniva's wholly-owned subsidiary Sunniva Medical. SMI is the indirect owner of an approximate 114-acre property in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, through its…

US (MA): Cannabis control commission approves two provisional license

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has awarded Bostica provisional licenses to cultivate and manufacture cannabis in Lynn, MA. Bostica secured a host community agreement with the city of Lynn in April 2019. “This represents the culmination of two years of dedication and…

US (NV): NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas appointed as CEO of hemp based cannabis company

One World Pharma has appointed NBA legend, international entrepreneur and philanthropist Isiah Thomas as its CEO and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Thomas will replace founder and CEO Craig Ellins who is retiring. "Isiah Thomas, while forever known for his Hall of Fame career as a 12-time…

Valoya announces program

Patented LED grow light spectra to other manufacturers

Valoya has announced a spectrum technology licensing program making their patents available to LED manufacturers and horticultural LED fixture providers. Valoya’s extensive patent portfolio in the field of horticultural LED lighting is a result of significant innovation and investments into R&D over the…

CAN (ON): Genetics agreement to bring cultivars in Ontario-based facility

Canada House Wellness Group has entered into an exclusive genetic licensing agreement with InPlanta Biotechnology to bring VetStar Day and VetStar Night strains to the licensed facility of its wholly owned subsidiary, Abba Medix, in Pickering Ontario. InPlanta will partner with Canada House and Abba on…

CAN (ON): Beleave granted creditor protection to continue sale of assets

Beleave, together with its affiliated entities Beleave Kannabis, Seven Oaks., 9334416 Canada, O/A Medi-Green and My-Grow, Beleave Kannabis Abbotsford and Beleave Kannabis Chilliwack, received an order for creditor protection from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice under the Companies’ Creditors…

CAN (BC): Supply agreement signed for the German market

AgraFlora Organics International's wholly owned subsidiary Farmako has entered into a binding supply term sheet with ZenPharm, a subsidiary of Zenabis Global. The Term Sheet serves as the basis to enter into a supply agreement which is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. "Under the conditions…

CAN: Faulty THC dosages turning up in legal cannabis, Health Canada

Health Canada has been flagging legal cannabis products containing incorrect amounts of THC content — up to five times more of the ingredient than advertised. Since…

US (OR): Halo Labs signs partnership to provide award winning genetics in Oregon

Halo Labs has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Terphogz to develop and commercialize new and unique cannabis genetics in Oregon. "Terphogz owns a genetic library that is well-known for creating the famous Zkittlez cannabis variety. Zkittlez has a unique and distinct terpene profile…

CAN: Cannabis industry seeks tax relief to help weather pandemic

The Canadian cannabis industry is asking Ottawa for relief in paying regulatory fees to the government to help distressed pot companies weather the current pandemic this year.…

IL: Grower prepares for Israel's new cannabis export permit process

Isracann Biosciences has received the government approval permitting the export of cannabis for sale to foreign medicinal markets. On May 13, 2020, the Israeli Ministry of Economy signed a Free Export Order for medical cannabis products. The order allows the government to implement a medical cannabis…

UK: JMCC signs on to support Europe's largest medical cannabis study

JMCC Group has agreed to participate as one of five medical cannabis providers worldwide for Project Twenty21, as the exclusive Caribbean supplier of cannabis-based medicines to patients across the United Kingdom taking part in the ground-breaking study. Drug Science, the UK’s only independent drugs…

US (AZ): Ten-acre greenhouse expansion project near completion

Copperstate Farms Management has reached the final phases of the build out and renovation of its greenhouse facility in Snowflake, Arizona. This completes the retrofit of its entire 40-acre greenhouse, expanding the company’s cultivation capabilities and tripling the amount of flower it produces. “This…

Black-owned cannabis businesses you can support

The movement to show support for Black Lives Matter has encompassed the nation. Protests have erupted calling for systematic change, police have responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, stores have been ransacked, including some in the cannabis industry. We help, in part, beginning in the smallest…

US (MI): Launch of cannabis harvesting and refinement technology

Precision Extraction Solutions has announced its exclusive partnership for the marketing, distribution and sale of CryoCann USA's patent pending technology integrated into the…

CAN (ON): Canadian court approves sales and solicitation process for company under insolvency protection

Green Growth Brands and certain of its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries today provided an update on its insolvency proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors…

CAN: CannDelta becomes official regulatory advisory of Business of Cannabis

CannDelta has become the Official Regulatory Advisory of Business of Cannabis. Business of Cannabis is one of the preeminent B2B cannabis media platforms in Canada. As the Official Regulatory Advisory, CannDelta will provide the Business of Cannabis audience with weekly updates and insights into the…

CAN: Insolvent Canadian LP bought for $10M by cannabis fund

A Canadian court on Tuesday approved the nearly $10 million sale of debt-ridden marijuana grower James E. Wagner Cultivation Corp. to a cannabis lender, in a deal the company said will prevent a bankruptcy. A unit of Trichome Financial Corp. will scoop up virtually all of James E. Wagner's assets as part…

US (CA): Santa Barbara-based grower integrates air purification tech into production process

Sustainable farming operation Autumn Brands has integrated cutting-edge air purification technology from Molekule into their pesticide-free production process. Autumn Brands has already implemented COVID-19 safety measures that far surpass industry standards, and they are now adding another layer of…

CAN (BC): Emerald Health closes $2.1M prospectus sale

Emerald Health Therapeutics it has closed its prospectus offering to certain institutional accredited investors, as announced on May 21, 2020. Pursuant to the Offering,…

CAN (ON): Acquisition of Cannabella terminated

MJardin Group has terminated its previously announced acquisition of Carson City Agency Solutions, dba Cannabella, a producer of edibles and topicals located in Carson City, Nev. The acquisition, which was expected to close in late 2019, could be terminated by the parties if the transaction hadn’t closed…

New chief financial officer for Earth Alive

Earth Alive Clean Technologies, a Canadian soil health company that develops and manufactures advanced microbial technology products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Frédéric Beausoleil as chief financial officer, effective June 8, 2020. Ms. Liette Nadon, who has served as Earth Alive’s…

Smart LED lighting supplier secures CDN $3.9M of funding

Sollum Technologies, a company inspired by nature to offer greenhouse producers smart LED lighting solution that dynamically recreates the full spectrum of the sun’s light, closed a second round of funding of 2.7 million Canadian dollars from Investissement Québec and its initial investors. The first…

Van der Knaap Group:

Coco production resumed

The past few months the outbreak of Covid-19 led to Van der Knaap production locations in Sri Lanka, India and the Dominican Republic remaining closed till further notice. The production at the Growrite sites has been resumed.  Safety first“Thanks to the various authorities and after good consultation, Van der Knaap Group has received…

CAN (ON): Canopy Growth reports loss bigger than expected

Canopy Growth Corp, on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as its recreational cannabis business lost market share due to delayed product launches and the…

AU: Cannabis facility to be built in a secret location in Melbourne

Australia's biggest medicinal cannabis extraction and contract manufacturing plant will be built at a secret location in Melbourne's south-east in a $50 million project aiming to help the local industry become more self-sufficient. The facility will be owned, funded and operated by The Valens Company, a…

CAN (ON): Execution of definitive agreement for acquisition of 64,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility

Canada House Wellness Group has executed a definitive agreement for the strategic acquisition of IsoCanMed a privately owned, fully operational cannabis company located in Louiseville, Quebec. "The acquisition provides access to the large and rapidly growing Quebec cannabis market, leading cultivation…

US (TX): Pura confirms cannabis cultivation and patented extraction merger plans

Puration confirmed and provided additional details on plans regarding the company's cannabis cultivation spinoff highlighted in the management performance update published on…

CAN (ON): Health Canada reinstated licenses for CannTrust's Fenwick-based facility

CannTrust Holdings has received notice from Health Canada that the Company’s licenses for its Fenwick Perpetual Harvest Facility have been reinstated. "CannTrust has been working in collaboration with Health Canada for many months to identify and address the Company’s regulatory deficiencies," the team…

Sri Lankan coir industry is resilient in the wakes of the Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the growing popularity of coco substrates in the horticultural industry and the quality of the Sri Lankan coco products, the industry has seen rapid growth. That means that the effects of the lockdown were also very big, both for the horticultural supply chain as for the 20,000 people working in…

CAN (ON): Grower expands capacity through strategic joint venture

Thrive Cannabis has entered into a Joint Venture agreement with Canary RX, a licensed producer also based in Simcoe, Ontario, to expand its cultivation, processing and overall operational capacity in a non-dilutive manner to its shareholders. "Canary owns a 44,000 sq. ft. facility just 16 kms from Thrive…

US (CA): Dr. Robb Farms to conduct research trial of aeroponics cultivation system

Aeroponics Integrated Systems has entered into an independent research agreement with Dr. Robb Farms to conduct a third-party verification trial of its next-generation aeroponics technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Dr. Robert Flannery, Dr. Robb Farms CEO, will serve as study director and…

US: Aurora completes acquisition of Reliva

Aurora Cannabis it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Reliva for approximately US$40 million of Aurora common shares. The transaction also includes a potential earn-out of up to a maximum of US$45 million payable at Aurora's option in shares or cash contingent upon Reliva achieving…

CAN (SK): Genomics company expands operations to Canada with Saskatoon office

The Government of Saskatchewan is welcoming NRGene to the province. Headquartered in Israel, the company announced they are expanding their operations to Canada and will be…

US (CO): Regulatory approval received for the acquisition of Cannasseur

General Cannabis has announced that the State of Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (the “MED”) has granted it regulatory approval to complete the acquisition of Cannasseur, subject to approval by local regulators. "Cannasseur is a vertically integrated Colorado licensee with a recreational…

The materialization of a strong partnership

Last April, Premier Tech and Purplefarm Genetics, a privately held cannabis company based in Ontario, announced an exclusive partnership in Canada for research in the medicinal market. Both partners have been working together for two years with a shared passion for technologies and cannabis cultivation.…

PT: Cannabis campus receives complete GMP certification

Tilray Portugal has received a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification in accordance with European Union standards, for its manufacturing facility in Cantanhede, Portugal. The GMP certification was issued by Infarmed, the Portuguese National Authority of Medicines and Health Products which…

CAN (BC): Emerald Health terminates outdoor cultivation agreements

Emerald Health Therapeutics has terminated certain related party agreements pertaining to its cannabis cultivation operation in Metro Vancouver. Previously existing rights and continuing usage of the land and its cultivation operation in Metro Vancouver are unaffected by these terminations. As previously…

CAN (BC): Allied Corp. signs sales, distribution and manufacturing agreement with MGC Pharma

Allied Corp has signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with an established European pharmaceutical company: MGC Pharmaceuticals. "Under the terms of this agreement, MGC will manufacture Allied’s products within their EU GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified factory," the team with the…

AgroPro by ICL

New crop nutrition advice community for farmers and agronomists

ICL is launching a new, international and interactive advisory crop nutrition forum, AgroPro.com, created in response to the agronomic communication challenges caused by the…

US (OK): Oklahoma City-based indoor facility gets 22,000 sq.ft. expansion

Stability Cannabis has expanded its indoor cannabis cultivation facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The company’s expansion includes construction of an additional 22,000 square feet of cannabis flowering rooms, employee facilities, packaging facilities and additional state-of-the-art filtration and…

US: Launch of organic pest and disease control products for hemp and cannabis e-commerce platform

This week, Sarasota Green Group’s Grower’s Ally announced the launch of a secure e-commerce platform for large-scale growers of hemp and cannabis. Growers can sign-up at GrowersAlly.com/DirectToGrower and take advantage of direct to grower discount pricing for one-gallon and five-gallon quantities of…

IL: Successful import of medical cannabis from Spain to Israel

IM Cannabis has announced that Focus Medical Herbs has successfully received its first shipment of medical cannabis from Linneo Health, an EU-GMP global supplier of medical…

CAN (ON): Tilray shuts off Leamington-based greenhouse

Tilray's wholly-owned subsidiary High Park Gardens will close its doors over the course of the next six weeks. As a result of the closure, the Company expects to realize annualized net savings of approximately $7.5 million (current production costs net of future 3rd party purchases and ongoing…

CO: Colombian company makes history with first sale of high-THC MMJ

Colombian-based Khiron Life Sciences is a global cannabis company that has developed a reputation as a Latin American industry leader. In March 2020, Khiron made history by becoming the first company to develop and commercialize a medical cannabis product in Colombia. Since then, the company has achieved…

US (CA): Fourth microturbine order from cannabis grower

Capstone Turbine Corporation has received a follow-on order of a fourth 1 megawatt (MW) C1000 Signature Series microturbine for a California-based cannabis grow operator. Cal Microturbine, Capstone's exclusive distributor in California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and Nevada secured the order, which is…

CAN (BC): Delta-based 1.1M sq.ft. greenhouse receives cultivation and sales license

Emerald Health Therapeutics announces that its joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has received from Health Canada its cannabis cultivation and sales licence based on an initial production area within its second 1.1 million square foot greenhouse…

IL: Israeli cannabis company to export 10 tons of MMJ to Europe annually

The new Israeli CannoMed is building the country’s largest indoor facility that will grow and export 10 tons of medical cannabis to Europe per year. The cannabis cultivation indoor facility at the Ziporit Industrial Zone in the north is expected to begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2020. The…

Cedar Valley Farms and Violet Gro announced partnership

"Our plan is to infuse technology into agriculture in pretty unbelievable ways"

Cedar Valley Farms, a family owned hemp business, announced a partnership with Violet Gro, a Colorado-based agricultural lighting company. Cedar Valley Farms holds 1 of the 198 hemp production licenses for the 2020 growing season in the state of Ohio. With propagation of its initial hemp crops for the…

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Hort Americas expands services with Canadian branche

An exciting new step for Hort Americas. Since 2009 the company, headquartered in Bedford, Texas, has been providing leading knowledge in commercial hydroponic production,…

IL: Medical cannabis to be cultivated in Galilee region

The company, controlled by Manor and Kfir Gindi, is to set up an EU-GMP standard indoor cultivation facility in Ziporit, to grow 10 tons of produce annually. Israeli medical cannabis company CannoMed (TASE: CNMD) has signed a long-term lease for 11,000 square meters in the Ziporit Industrial Zone near…

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US (NV): Grower closes in on $1 Million in sales from its hemp flower

Hemp has announced that sales to date from their premium hemp flower, Pre-98 OG Bubba Kush, have reached $980,817.04 over the past ten weeks ($265,200 during the first quarter and $715,617.04 during the first half of the second quarter). The Company expects to hit a groundbreaking milestone of $1,000,000…

IL: New innovation center to focus on cannabis cultivation and desert and marine agriculture

Arieli Capital has signed a cooperation agreement with Ramat Negev Regional Council and Ramat Negev Industries for the establishment of an agritech innovation center within the jurisdiction of the regional council in southern Israel, the entities announced Thursday. The total investment in the planning…

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Expansion of North American dealer network for Climate Control Systems

Climate Control Systems is proud to announce the expansion of its dealer network throughout North America for the broader distribution of its products including the fertigation manager, climate manager, ozone pro systems and distribution of Watt’s Water Technologies. Following their acquisition by the…

US (OR): Acquisition of hemp center in Southern Oregon

HempNova Lifetech Corporation has, through its wholly owned subsidiary, HNL2 Holdings, acquired all assets of the Seven Oaks Hemp Center located at 5130 Seven Oaks Road, Central Point, Oregon, USA for US$2.03 million. "The assets acquired include 45 acres of prime EFU farmland with water rights and a…


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