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CA (ON): Canopy Growth to acquire US cannabis investor

Canopy Growth Corporation and Acreage Holdings have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement that grants Canopy Growth the right to acquire 100 percent of the shares of…

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US (NV): Producer enters Nevada market through new acquisition

Acreage Holdings announced that on April 17, its subsidiary, High Street Capital Partners entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Deep Roots Medical LLC, a vertically integrated cannabis operator in Nevada, for a total deal value of $120 million to be paid in common units and cash. "Deep Roots marks…

Angel Capital Raise supports KropTek

£3 million capital raise for LED supplier

At the recent opening ceremony of KropTek’s new production facility in Shenzhen (China), Wissam Farah, Director and Managing Partner announced KropTek’s capital raise milestone. KropTek, an LED grow light and grow system provider from the UK, has successfully completed its £3 million angel investment…

CA (QC): Launching the Quebec Cannabis Industry Association

The Quebec Cannabis Industry Association (QCIA) has announced its formation. "Arising from reflections of a working group of Quebec cannabis companies, the QCIA's mission is…

CA (BC): Canadian producer to enter Oklahoma MMJ market

Crop Infrastructure Corp. has identified multiple Tenants for a roll out strategy to enter Oklahoma to target the Medical Cannabis market focusing on cultivation, extraction…

Three German MMJ licenses under review

Obstacles on the German path for Wayland Group. The company announced last week to be one of the three companies to have won German cultivation licenses, with Aphria and…

May 11, Bleiswijk

Netherlands: Havecon opens doors at new facilities

Saturday May 11th Havecon opens the doors of their new facilities to the public from 13:00 till 17:00 together with Voorwinden Group. A lot of construction work has been going on in recent years at the Lorentzstraat in Bleiswijk. The new facilities, with a total surface of about 1.5 hectares, are now in…

TerraLink to distribute Regalia Maxx Biofungicide in Western Canada

Marrone Bio Innovations announces distribution partnership in Western Canada

Marrone Bio Innovations has appointed TerraLink as a distributor of the Regalia Maxx Biofungicide in Western Canada. TerraLink has been a supplier of crop input products to…

Aurora Cannabis to acquire hemp producing company

Aurora Cannabis and Hempco Food and Fiber announced that the companies have entered into a binding letter agreement in regard to the basic terms and conditions upon which Aurora will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Hempco not already owned by Aurora. In consideration of the…

Cannabis firm to acquire Coastal Lab

Green Hygienics Holdings has entered into a Letter of Intent for the acquisition of Coastal Labs. "Las Vegas, Nevada-based Coastal Labs was founded by Kavan Thanasith and…

CA (NL): Canadian producer to step into Spanish market

Canopy Growth Corporation has completed an all-cash acquisition of Spain-based licensed cannabis producer Cáñamo y Fibras Naturales, S.L. (Cafina). "The acquisition lays the…

Aphria announces 2019 Q3 financial results

Aphria today reported its results, for the third quarter and nine months ended February 28, 2019. Among the other things, Aphria One received Health Canada approval for Part…

CAN (ON): London cannabis producer to hire 240 employees

Cannabis producer Beleave plans to hire 240 employees at its planned south London greenhouse and outdoor cultivation operation, the company’s chief executive says. Beleave bought the former Heritage Garden Gallery greenhouse in September, paying $6.7 million for the 34-hectare property at 6867 Wellington…

Fascinating ways PepsiCo uses artificial intelligence and machine learning

One business who realized that using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is a business need, no longer a competitive advantage is PepsiCo. The food-and-beverage…

Canada: Government awards $1.9M in financial assistance to Lambert Peat Moss

Lambert Peat Moss is one of the key players in the peat moss industry in Quebec. To ensure its growth, the company is receiving a repayable contribution of $1.9 million from…

CA (ON): Eve & Co. completes 10 million dollars bought deal financing

Eve & Co has entered into an engagement letter with Haywood Securities pursuant to which the Underwriter has agreed to purchase 20,000,000 special warrants of the company, on a bought deal basis, at a price of $0.50 per Special Warrant for aggregate gross proceeds of $10 million. "Closing of the…

US (CO): Hemp growers to expand outdoor cultivation

Blue Forest Farms used to grow hundreds of acres of kale, squash and pumpkins. But it has since switched its focus to a different cash crop: hemp. The farm, which is located…

Fluence adds Theo Tekstra as EMEA Product Marketing Manager

As Fluence continues to expand across Europe, the ability to properly support and communicate specific benefits of LED lighting solutions for European growers is a top concern…

IL: Chinese healthcare firm partners up with iCAN

Thalys Medical Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding with iCAN Israel-Cannabis. According to them, Thalys and iCAN will come together to create a unique partnership to advance the development of early stage incubated companies that focus on the creation of medical technology, agricultural…

New Zealand's first MMJ breeding program established

Hikurangi Cannabis Company has imported a shipment of cannabis seeds as the basis of a long-term breeding programme to develop optimal varieties for patients with specific…

Biotechnology company to start developing hemp/cannabis plants

22nd Century Group, has entered into a worldwide strategic research and development agreement with KeyGene, a global leader in plant research involving high-value genetic…

US (CA): Cannabinoid-based medicine producer to strengthen Africa's economic and healthcare infrastructure

Cannabis Science has announced that Harvard Medical School’s Global Health Catalyst (GHC), American States University (ASU), and Elpasso Farms (South Africa), and Cannabis Science (CBIS) the signing of a collaboration agreement for development initiatives throughout Africa to strengthen its economic and…

CA (ON): Producer receives second pre-approval for Save on Energy incentive program

James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation has received its second pre-approval for the Save on Energy incentive program for its retrofit climate control systems. According to…

Students compete for plant growth chamber

Plantae and Conviron have collaborated to launch the Seeding Discovery Competition. The competition is aimed to equip a successful university or college student with a high-performing GEN1000 plant growth chamber that will enable them to fulfill a meaningful research program in the field of plant…

CA (ON): Canadian producer to acquire license in Uruguay

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of NettaGrowth International, as previously announced on January 25, 2019. According to the…

CA (ON): Canadian producer acquires 60 acres to expand outdoor cultivation

WeedMD has closed on the purchase of an additional 60 acres of prime land located directly adjacent to its 98-acre Strathroy property. "WeedMD’s outdoor grow now has the potential to increase to more than 100 acres. As previously announced, the Company has applied to Health Canada for an amendment to its…

US (CO): Environmental control firm to start two project contracts

Surna has recently signed two contracts with a combined value of $4.7 million. "New facility construction project for $2.2 million: This contract is for a 90,000 square foot…

US (CA): Company adds new Canadian distribution to extend reach in cannabis market

Marrone Bio Innovations has received label approval from Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, clearing the product for use on cannabis crops in Canada. Further, MBI has…

US (AZ): Growers to extend through acquisition in four east coast states

Harvest Health & Recreation, has entered into a binding, definitive agreement to acquire CannaPharmacy, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals in the relevant states. CannaPharmacy owns or operates (through management companies) cannabis…

CannaPro appointed as exclusive partner of Riococo

CannaPro has been appointed as the exclusive partner of coco coir producer Riococo. “This partnership allows us to support the Riococo growers in a much more efficient manner”, says George Dickinson, CannaPro CEO. CannaPro was founded in 2011 and is specialized in designing, building and supplying world…

CA (ON): Investment firm acquires 3 Boys Farm

SOL Global Investments Corp. has completed the acquisition of CannCure Investments, a privately-held Ontario corporation that indirectly holds 100% of 3 Boys Farms, a Florida…

NL: 100th cloth wiper means good reason for cake

Last week, the 100th Stefix 135 cloth wiper was delivered by Steenks. Hünnekens, supplier of garden, park, and agricultural machines, was the lucky recipient. The Stefix is a machine especially developed by Steenks to meet a client's wish, because there was no machine yet to effectively wipe the ground…

Dilution Solutions welcomes Lori Donnell as Technical Sales Representative

Dilution Solutions, with corporate offices in Clearwater, Florida, has named Lori Donnell as a Technical Sales Representative. Lori brings 20 years of experience working in…

US (CA): Cannabis manufacturer purchases cultivation facility in Arizona

Generation Alpha has announced the closing of a significant transaction for the Company with the purchase of an approximately 46,000 sq. ft. facility in Phoenix, Arizona.…

CA (BC): Canadian producer partners up with biotechnology company

ICC International Cannabis Corp. has completed a USD $1.2 million strategic investment into Biotii Technologies Corp., a private biotechnology company, based out of Boston,…

IL: Seedo to establish MMJ farm in Moshav Brosh, Israel

Seedo Corp. will establish a Second fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel. According to the company, Brosh Containers farm will be built enabling automated, closed system cultivation will be installed. The farm's production capacity is anticipated to…

CA (BC): Bougainville Ventures cancels deal with research company

Bougainville Ventures has terminated the previously announced November 13, 2018, transaction and underlying agreement with Gene Bank Research Inc. "With respect to its…

Canadian group of companies launch zero plastic waste strategy

The Star Group of Companies is taking its first step in the plastic conversation, leading with the theme, ‘let’s reduce plastic together’ at the CPMA trade show in Montreal,…

Debbie Foisy of Debs Greenhouse

CAN (AB): “We've never had a flood like this before”

Spring is around the corner and that means busy times for greenhouses. However, Debs Greenhouse in Morinville, Alberta had to give the workers a day off. A flood resulted in a layer of water in the greenhouse. “We expect to get some water from the snow melt but this amount was more than we are equipped…

Photos: Powerplants Australia 25 year celebration

Here's a little fact about Marcus van Heijst with Priva Oceania that you didn't know. When racing on Green Machine Trikes, he beats everybody. During the festivities for the 25th celebration of Powerplants Australia, he became the overall winner. The 35 employees of Powerplants, a Australian turnkey…

Stem Holdings buys Western Coast Ventures

US (CA): US growers to enter California market

Stem Holdings has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Western Coast Ventures. WCV has a working capital surplus of approximately $2,000,000 and has negotiated a joint venture with ILCA Holdings. ILCA has been issued a limited Conditional Use Permit for a Marijuana Production Facility by the City…

CA (BC): Canadian firm receives processing license from Health Canada

Natura Naturals Inc. and High Park Holdings Ltd., has received a standard processing license under the Cannabis Act. The Natura greenhouse facility, which previously held a…

US grower to utilize root zone temperature optimization system

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies has secured a second sale of its Root Zone Temperature Optimisation heating and cooling system in America to independent cannabis producer Ivo Lopez of Mendocino Natural Farms in Northern California. A holder of several cultivation licenses, Mendocino Natural…

CA (ON): Producer acquires 81 acres for outdoor cultivation

CannTrust Holdings Inc. has closed the first of its previously announced transactions to acquire 200 acres of outdoor cultivation land. The Company has purchased four parcels of land for cash, representing 81 acres of land, to advance its outdoor cannabis cultivation operation in British Columbia.…

Israel: Former PM Ehud Olmert joins medical cannabis company Univo

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has joined Ashkelon-based medical cannabis company Univo as an investor and professional advisor, the company announced on Wednesday.…

Donald Fairholm resigns from Zenabis board of directors

Zenabis announces that Donald Fairholm has resigned from its board of directors. Zenabis would like to thank Mr. Fairholm for his contribution to the company. The board of…

US: Ag robotics startup raises $1.5 million seed round

Augean Robotics, a Philadelphia-based startup developing a collaborative robotic platform for the agriculture industry, has raised a $1.5 million seed funding round. The round was led by ffVC, with participation from S2G Ventures, Radicle Growth, and several others. As part of the round, the company has…

CAN (ON): Harvest One acquires majority interest in Greenbelt Greenhouse

Last year the team with Greenbelt Microgreens chose their way: it was time for something new and cannabis was to be it. Now Harvest One Cannabis has acquired an initial 52% interest in the company, located in Hamilton, Ontario. This strategic acquisition will supply Harvest One with greenhouse grown…

HEXO completes first harvest in 1 million sq. ft. greenhouse

HEXO has completed the first harvest in its 1 million sq. ft. expansion. Since early January, plants have been moving into the greenhouse and the first plants have now been harvested. The company continues to ramp up to full harvest capacity using the continuous harvest methodology, the latest step…

Cresco Labs to acquire Origin House for C$1.1 billion

Cresco Labs have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Cresco Labs will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Origin House. The transaction…

Oreon is gathering extra knowledge and experience

Due to the exponential global demand for water-cooled LED Grow Lights, Oreon has strengthened its team with three new employees. Wouter Staats has been hired as the new Sales Manager Europe. Being an agronomist, Wouter has years of experience with the cultivation of a variety of crops under LED lighting…

GreenGro signs key contracts as part of shift in corporate strategy

GreenGro Technologies has signed two multi-year management contracts for both Cannabis Ventures and Genobreeding divisions. The new agreements with two Northern California-based licensed cannabis growers, encompasses GRNH’s cultivation and nursery expertise through licensing, management, compliance and…

Israel: Seedo raises $4 million

Seedo, a high-tech start-up providing a fully automated and controlled indoor growing machine for the cannabis and agriculture markets, announces $4 million capital raise at a price of $2.75 per…

CAN (ON): JWC receives cultivation licence from Health Canada for expansion facility

On March 29, 2019, James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation received a cultivation licence from Health Canada for its second facility located at 530 Manitou Drive in Kitchener, Ontario (JWC 2). “The licensing of JWC 2 marks the culmination of years of effort from our team. It is a tremendous…

US (OR): CropLogic receives license to grow industrial hemp

CropLogic Ltd has been issued a registered industrial hemp growers licence by the Oregon Department of Agriculture for the 2019 growing season. The company will begin harvesting in September and is one of the first ASX-listed companies with a US hemp growers licence. CropLogic chief executive officer…

CA (ON): Canadian firm to expand through outdoor cultivation

WeedMD Inc. has applied for an amendment to its Strathroy licence to expand beyond its existing cultivation with an initial 25-acre, large-scale, low-cost, outdoor cannabis grow operation with the capacity to increase up to 50 acres. According to the company, it has secured the support of the…

reducing delivery times for customers in the US and Canada

Horti LED production line added to Signify factory in Camargo

Signify will significantly reduce delivery times for Philips GreenPower LED customers in North America as it adds a horti LED production line at its existing luminaire factory in Camargo, Mexico for the LEDs that so far were only manufactured in Sucha Beskidzka, Poland. The move helps the company to…

CA: Cannabis production site acquisition completed

THC Global Group Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vertical Canna, has completed the acquisition of a Canadian company, 10034622 Canada Inc, which holds the property and is in the process of becoming a Licenced Cultivator of cannabis. "Initial stage of production from the site is…

Heliospectra opens location in Canada

Heliospectra announced the formation of Heliospectra Canada, Inc. The business entity will open doors with a physical corporate location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 15 April 2019. The company also continues to scale Heliospectra’s teams with business units dedicated to commercial food producers and…

CA (ON): Cronos Group's 2018 Q4 and full year results

Cronos Group has released the 2018 Q4 and Full Year 2018 results. Apart from sharing financial results, the company published some updates regarding the construction of growing facilities in Canada, Israel and Latin America. "The company’s wholly-owned licensed producer, Peace Naturals Project Inc.,…

CA (BC): Village Farms to start hemp cultivation

Village Farms plans to commence hemp cultivation in a portion of its Monahans, Texas, greenhouse operation upon a State Hemp Plan in Texas becoming effective, or earlier if permitted by Texas law. In anticipation of the Texas legislation passing, Village Farms has begun design and development of the…

CA (ON): Canopy Growth further expand through the acquisition of a hemp company

Canopy Growth Corporation has acquired AgriNextUSA, a hemp enterprise led by CEO Geoff Whaling, that has been at the forefront of hemp advocacy and building a vibrant hemp sector in the USA. "The acquisition will accelerate Canopy Growth’s entry into key American jurisdictions as regulations surrounding…

Svensson Americas doubles office in size

Svensson’s Americas subsidiary is undertaking a major expansion at its Charlotte, North Carolina location. The expansion, which is expected to be complete by the end of the summer 2019 will add an additional 30,000 square feet of warehouse space to Svensson’s existing 28,000 square feet of warehouse and…

CA (BC): 2.2 million sq. ft. Delta facility now fully funded

AgraFlora Organics International Inc. has closed the final two tranches of its $40 million equity participation and earn-in agreement with Delta Organic Cannabis Corp. "Investors have been eagerly awaiting the completion of this deal, not only because it represents a landmark achievement for the Company,…

CA (ON): Canadian firm receives Health Canada approval for expansion

VIVO Cannabis Inc. has announced that the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, ABcann Medicinals Inc., has received approval from Health Canada to begin cultivation in the expansion of its Vanluven Road facility in Napanee, resulting in a doubling of the Company's Ontario cultivation capacity. "Cultivation…

CA: US firm to expand into Canadian market

Cannabis Science Inc. is expanding into the Canadian market with the formation of Cannabis Science Canada. Additionally, the company has started negotiations for Canadian land, licenses, and expansion capital. Moreover, in South Africa, Cannabis Science announced an exclusive partnership agreement with…

CA (ON): Canopy Growth extends relationship with breeding company

Canopy Growth and DNA have extended their partnership beyond Canada and Jamaica and have committed to bringing DNA’s genetics to a soon-to-be disclosed European market. The company takes care to explain that "Canopy Growth and DNA entered into their first agreement for the Canadian market in 2015. The…

US (NC): Tobacco company gets into the CBD oil business

In a former tobacco warehouse in a city that once touted itself as the “world’s greatest tobacco market,” a company called Criticality has begun extracting CBD oil from hemp — a cannabis plant and variant of marijuana that until recently the federal government considered an illegal drug. Criticality can…

Maarten de Jager presents 8000 euro cheque to Ronald McDonald House

On Tuesday, 12 March 2019, Maarten de Jager, former director of Codema Systems Group, handed over a check for 8,000 euros to the Ronald McDonald House in The Hague. This amount of money was donated by all the partners, customers, employees and family who attended his farewell party . Support The Ronald…

CA (BC): Canadian company signs partnership to start cultivation in Puerto Rico

Chemesis International Inc. has partnered up with First Medical Cannabis LLC, in order to start an exclusive cultivation of hemp with high yields of CBD. Anticipating hemp legalization in Puerto Rico, we continue to increase our foothold on the island and now have the ability to cultivate high yield CBD…

Highlights of TGOD's report

The Green Organic Dutchman has shared some information on their operations and year end results. Except for ending the year with "a strong balance sheet and liquidity", according to the company, the construction of facilities and an increased planned production are among the highlights. The company points out that "The…

25th anniversary

Racing through the Powerplants Australia facility

All week long Carl van Loon with Powerplants Australia has been practising racing on Green Machine Trikes. For its 25 years anniversary, the factory at Powerplants Australia has been transformed into a race track. This Saturday the company will be racing “Green Machine Trikes” around their factory in…

CA (BC): Canadian producer enters European MMJ market

Zenabis Global Inc. has announced its entrance into the European pharmaceutical cannabis market. Zenabis has entered into a Letter of Intent towards a definitive supply…

US (NV): Development update on Esmeralda County and Nye County projects

Crop Infrastructure Crop. shared the following updates on its Esmeralda County THC and Nye County CBD projects. Esmeralda Cannabis THC Trenching is underway with the first shipments of building blocks delivered on site for the construction of the 40-acre perimeter wall for the 2019 outdoor cannabis…

Producers partner up to target European Union

AgraFlora Organics International has initiated due diligence with respect to a potential partnership with Dixie Brands Inc. relating to the manufacture, sale and distribution of cannabis infused products within legalized markets in the European Union . "The European Union is a significant opportunity…

Zenabis shares operational update

Zenabis Global Inc provides this update on certain operational matters. "Construction at Zenabis Atholville is progressing on schedule. The remaining conversion work is expected to add an additional 25,000 kg in annual production capacity, which will become operational in stages in the second quarter of…

US (NV): Clinical programs and IPs for several health conditions soon to be launched

GB Sciences, Inc. has started an expansion strategy through the formation of GBS Global Biopharma Inc. "GBS Global will expedite the development of clinical programs and IP currently indicated for 60 disease and health conditions", the company explains. The company points out that "GBS Global proprietary…

CA (BC): Company purchases 13.8 acres with facility

Liht Cannabis Corp. has secured a one-year 15% $1.9M USD bridge financing loan maturing April 1, 2020. The loan proceeds were used to purchase 13.8 acres of land with a 28,000 ft2 facility and additional buildings located in Lynden, Washington for $4.2M USD. "We are actively negotiating the definitive…

Israeli company partners with Kibbutz Dan for fully automated indoor container-sized farm

Seedo Corp. will be partnering with Kibbutz Dan in Northern Israel to establish a fully automated, commercial-scale, pesticide-free containerized cannabis farm in Israel. "Within 36 months of operation, the project is estimated to produce a minimum of 14 tons of dry cannabis bud, generating an estimated…

US: Multi-state operator raises $90 million

Grassroots Cannabis, one of the largest multi-state cannabis companies in the U.S., announced Tuesday that it has raised $90 million in capital, marking one of the biggest funding rounds for an American cannabis company in 2019. Through its 119 million square feet of cultivation space, Grassroots…

US (FL): Multi-state operator enters Florida market

Cresco Labs Inc. is entering the Florida market through the signing of a letter agreement to acquire the ownership interests or assets of VidaCann Ltd. and/or affiliated entities, one of the largest and most advanced providers of medical cannabis in Florida. "The Vertically Integrated Florida License…

AU: Expansion plans for Australian grower

Cann Group has entered into the HOA to purchase a site located within the Mildura Rural City Council, in North West Victoria, for $10.75 million (plus GST) in order to build a greenhouse for large scale cultivation and production of medicinal cannabis to service both domestic and export markets. "Cann…

US (MI): Grower to open 19 dispensaries

A mid-Michigan medical marijuana cultivator plans to open 19 provisioning centers throughout the state. The news comes as Green Peak Innovations LLC closes a more than $30 million debt round. The money borrowed will position the company to make its expansion into the burgeoning marijuana retail business…

US (NV): Multi-state cannabis operator expands through strategic acquisition

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Acres Cannabis which, with 269,000 sq. ft. of operating cultivation facilities and further expansion as needed on its 37 acres of land in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, Acres, operates one of the state's largest cultivation facilities, a…

US (CA): US company releases corporate update

Terra Tech Corp has released a letter to its shareholders sharing information regarding the company. Derek Peterson, Terra Tech Chairman and CEO, points out that "With the new regulations implemented in the California marketplace, we needed to shut down and rebuild our cultivation and manufacturing…

CA (BC): Grower to start EU-GMP certification process

Rubicon Organics Inc. announced that its 125,000 sq. ft. licensed facility in Delta, B.C. has commenced preparation for its European Union – Good Manufacturing Practices (“EU-GMP”) certification. The EU-GMP certification is given to companies who demonstrate a high degree of precision and consistency in…

Company adds solar to portfolio for indoor cannabis growers

SinglePoint Inc. continues to add branches to its family tree with new acquisitions and joint-venture announcements. SinglePoint first began as a full-service mobile technology provider – which remains a mainstay of the business – but has since diversified with new opportunities in several horizontal…

CA (ON): New company joins HEXO Corp.

HEXO Corp and Newstrike Brands Ltd. have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement under which HEXO will acquire all of Newstrike’s issued shares in an all-share transaction valued at approximately $263 million. Under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, Newstrike shareholders will receive…

US (CO): Prospects on the acquisition by Denver-based company

A few weeks ago, MassRoots announced the acquisition of COWA Science Corporation. "Through this acquisition, our strategy is to offer products and technologies at every step of the cannabis supply chain—from cultivators to dispensaries to consumers.", the company explains. "We anticipate that the COWA…

US (CA): Terra Tech announces renovation of cultivation facility

Terra Tech Corp. has announced that it has completed the renovation of its cultivation facility located on West Grand Avenue, Oakland, in California. "One of the goals of the…

UK: Grower gets extension for Valley land purchase

Northumberland County Commissioners will extend the contract of a medical marijuana company looking to purchase county land to build a growing facility. Commissioners Sam Schiccatano and Rick Shoch voted on Tuesday during the Northumberland County Commissioners meeting to extend Vinyanor LLC, which is…

US (MA): Producers form joint venture

CLS Holdings USA, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% ownership interest in CannAssist, LLC. "CannAssist has entered into a contract with the City of Leicester and has applied for a state cultivation grow license. The planned Leicester 86,000 square foot facility is expected to…

US (CA): YGYI reveals expansion plans with closing of acquisition of 45-acre in central Florida

Youngevity International has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Khrysos Industries, has closed on a 45-acre tract of land in Central Florida. The company advised that…

US (OH): Medical cannabis grower acquires indoor grow and lab

Pao Group has announced with the acquisition of a cannabis grow and processing lab operation in Romulus, MI. “The business that we are acquiring is a secure multi-acre multi-building facility, with ample room for expansion to scale with our capabilities,” says Pao CEO Karl Riedel. "The acquisition…

CA (BC): Canadian grower receives 7th amendment for 1.1 million square foot greenhouse license

Pure Sunfarms has received from Health Canada the seventh amendment to the cultivation license for its 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, BC. This amendment permits Pure Sunfarms to expand its cannabis production area by approximately 206,000 square feet to a total of approximately 1.03 million…

CA (BC): First cannabis shipment to Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation

Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc.) has fulfilled its first purchase order of cannabis from Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, operating as the Ontario Cannabis Store (“OCS”). “As we scale up production in our wholly-owned, indoor growing facility, Verdélite, and our large-scale, joint venture…

US: Pesticide Registration Improvement Act signed into law

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said President Trump signed the…

Antalya Substrat:

"Producing for Turkish market and exporting to surrounding countries"

Turkey is an important horticultural country and a gateway to surrounding countries. Therefore when the Turkish production site of Van der Knaap was in the way of a new to be constructed ring road, they decided to use the opportunity to move and upgrade the facilities. Since last October they are in full…

US (CA): First state licensed indoor cannabis grow in Humboldt County

When people talk of Humboldt County Cannabis, they tend to picture rows of orchard sized plants with their roots in the soil and their leaves in the sun. But, today, Proxima Investments got the first complete annual indoor cannabis license for Humboldt–a Specialty Indoor license “I couldn’t be more…

CA (ON): Crop to sell Italian and Jamaican asset

Crop has announced that it has entered into a purchase and sales agreement with World Farms Corp. to divest its interests in CROP Jamaica and XHemplar S.R.L in Italy for…

CA (BC): Zenabis receives license for third facility

Zenabis Global has announced that it has been approved to cultivate and grow cannabis at its 255,000 square foot facility in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. This represents the third Zenabis facility in Canada licensed to grow cannabis, adding design capacity of 18,500 kilograms of dried cannabis per year. "The…

CA (ON): Cronos group exits investment in Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp.

Cronos Grouphas confirmed that it has sold all of its common shares in the capital of Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation, representing approximately 19 percent of…

American LED supplier to enter European market

They’re well-known in the US, being one of the key players in horticultural lighting there – but in the Netherlands and Europe they are relatively unknown. Timo Bongartz is looking to change that. The new EMEA manager for Fluence by Osram explains to us how the company will expand in these new markets.…

MT: Canadian grower signs letter of intent with Maltese economic development agency

The Supreme Cannabis company has signed a letter of intent ("LOI") with Malta Enterprises, the economic development agency of Malta. "The LOI is the first step of Supreme Cannabis' application for a Cannabis Production License in Malta. Such License would allow us to produce and process cannabis for…

US: Companies form one of the largest multi-state cannabis operators

Harvest Health & Recreation has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Verano Holdings, LLC in an all-stock transaction for an estimated purchase price of approximately USD $850,000,000 based on a share price of CND $8.79. The combined company will be one of the largest multi-state operators…

CA (ON): Wayland Group's update on Langton facility

The Canadian company Wayland Group has reported that 9,000 plants have been harvested in the past 3 weeks from its new Langton, ON facility. Preliminary results following dry, cure and trim demonstrate production of dry flower up to 106.6 grams per square foot of canopy (derived from a statistically…

AgMedica appoints business development lead for tissue culture / plant propagation business

AgMedica is a vertically integrated biotech company dedicated to becoming a global leader in the development and commercialization of cannabis and cannabis-derived products that can support the health and wellness of its own clients, as well as other organizations. In helping further this goal, the…

US (LA): Medical marijuana grower gets permission to move into permanent facility

The LSU Ag Center and GB Sciences Louisiana, the company it has contracted with to grow medical marijuana, have been given permission from state regulators to move marijuana plants out of a temporary facility and into two rooms in their permanent grow facility in Baton Rouge. The LDAF said in a letter…

KE: Company receives initial approval to grow cannabis

GoIP Global Inc has announced that the company has started the process to obtain a cannabis license in Kenya. The company has received an initial approval from the Ministry of Agriculture and is finalizing steps for licensing to export Cannabis. "The current negotiations cover an initial lease of 500…

Architectural plans completed for Maltese facility by MGC Pharma

MGC has completed all architectural plans for its GMP-certified medicinal cannabis production and cultivation facility in Malta, following the release by the Maltese Medical…

LinkGreen partners with Scotts Canada to deliver online ordering to retailers

LinkGreen announced the launch of Scotts Canada’s wholesale online ordering solution. Scotts Canada has partnered with LinkGreen to offer their customers convenient wholesale…

CA (ON): Cannabis producer granted creditor protection after licenses suspended

Cannabis producer Ascent Industries Corp. says an order granting the company creditor protection has been issued by the Supreme Court of British Columbia. The B.C.-based…

US (CA): Company successfully purchase 193 acre property

Dakshidin Corporation has announced that it has successfully completed the purchase of a 193 acre property in Mendocino County, Northern California that is licensed to grow cannabis. "The property features fenced-in gardens with high-quality fertile soil, irrigation systems, and water tanks along with a…

CA (BC): Lab in development at Delta 9

NanoSphere Health Sciences has started working on the production facility for NanoSphere’s products in Canada, based at the Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “We’re working hard to get production underway in April, with the goal of getting final approval for the first sales of…

CA (BC): True Leaf completes cultivation and production facility

True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. has announced the completion of the construction of its cultivation and production facility. The building includes a 18,000 square foot central hub for the initial grow area, laboratory services, whole-plant extraction, and the production of therapeutic cannabis…

CA (BC): Cannabis grower gets permit for growing facility

Green Mountain Health Alliance Ltd. has received an Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) greenhouse building permit from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) for…

Signify publishes 2018 Annual Report

Signify published its 2018 Annual Report. In it, the company reports a comparable sales growth of 4.4%. "Looking back on 2018, I’m very pleased with the commitment to creating value for our customers that I’ve seen across our businesses, and with the progress of our simplification and cost reduction…

CA (BC): Next Green Wave receives city council approval to move forward with second facility

Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. has announced that it has been granted Conditional Use Permits (CUP’s) for nursery and both non-volatile and volatile extraction operations for…

Seminar video: The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium

If you missed Cornell University's recent Horticulture Section seminar, The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium with Neil Mattson , Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, it is available online . Source: Cornell University

Lumileds boosts efficiency and cost effectiveness of Luxeon 2835E

Lumileds introduced a new version of the Luxeon 2835E 9V LED specifically optimized for the typical drive current of retrofit lamps and downlights, 100 mA. Lamp designers will…

PT: Successful harvest in Portugal by Canadian company

Tilray shared an update regarding the completion of a successful harvest at Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda. Tilray’s EU Campus in Portugal is a multi-faceted production facility that includes indoor, outdoor and greenhouse cultivation sites, as well as research labs, processing, packaging and…

US (CA): Microturbine energy system producer receives order for two grow facilities

Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced that it has received two orders for separate cannabis cultivating operations in Southern and Northern California. Cal Microturbine,…

CA (BC): GTEC announces completion of first harvest and shares updates on other facilities

GTEC Holdings has announced that Alberta Craft Cannabis (ACC) has completed its first harvest of 2019 and is now operating at a fully utilized production capacity and…

US (CA): Intrexon and Surterra to collaborate on the Botticelli platform

Intrexon Corp. has announced a strategic licensing agreement with Surterra Wellness to utilize Intrexon's Botticelli next generation plant propagation platform for the…

US (MI): Government revokes marijuana licensing board

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order eliminating the state’s medical cannabis licensing board, according to the Detroit Free Press. The volunteer board had been tasked with considering license applications but had struggled to keep pace, causing the state medical cannabis program…

CA (ON): Company receives second organic certification for growing facility

The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) has announced that it has received organic certification from Pro-cert Organic Systems Ltd. (“Pro-cert”). This is the second certification body to endorse TGOD’s organic process at its Hamilton facility. "TGOD cannabis is grown in soil, without synthetic fertilizers,…

Canadian grower receives positive report on first EU-GMP inspection

Blissco Cannabis Corp has received a positive initial European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (“EU GMP”) report from the German Health Authority that recently completed its four-day inspection of the Blissco facility. Currently the only company with a EU GMP certification is Dutch Bedrocan growing…


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