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US (IL): Signing of senior secured agreement

Cresco Labs has entered into a non-brokered credit agreement for a senior secured term loan in an initial aggregate principal amount of up to US$100 million, with a mutual option to increase the size of the facility to a maximum of US$200 million. "The Company expects to complete an initial drawdown of…

UK: Producer receives controlled drug license in UK

AgraFlora Organics has announced that Farmako GmbH through its wholly owned subsidiary Farmako Limited has received its Home Office Controlled Drug License. "Farmako was awarded the License less than one month following the successful completion of its inspection by the UK Home Office in December 2019,"…

US (MA): Agrify completes acquisition of TriGrow

Agrify has completed its acquisition of all outstanding shares of TriGrow Systems and, indirectly, 75 percent of its subsidiary TriGrow Brands. "TriGrow is backed by leading cannabis industry venture funds including Poseidon Asset Management and Arcadian Funds, and is currently the exclusive distributor…

US (WA): LED fixture certified for state and national rebates

Hawthorne’s Gavita 1700e LED lighting fixture has been certified by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). "This listing status means growers who purchase the fixture are now eligible for state and national rebates—potentially cutting upfront equipment costs by as much as half and making it increasingly…

CAN (AB): Alberta grower confirms staff layoff

Alberta-based cannabis producer Sundial confirmed Tuesday that it has laid off “less than 10 per cent” of its workforce. In a statement to Global News, it said: “In the spirit of continuous optimization for efficiency and effectiveness, Sundial has made some organizational changes… It’s important we…

US (CO): urban-gro and Desert Aire enter into strategic agreement

urban-gro has entered into a strategic agreement with Desert Aire to be a provider of GrowAire systems to the indoor cannabis cultivation market. urban-gro is being regarded as a Systems Integration National Account for Desert Aire within the indoor agriculture market.  Brian Zimmerman, PE, Executive Vice…

CO: Successful completion of flower samples testing

Canadian Imperial Venture has announced that Ikänik International, represented by its medical division in Colombia, Pideka, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ikänik Farms, has successfully completed a pesticide, heavy metal and microbiological testing of flower samples grown at Casa Flores, Ikänik’s…

US: Is MedMen unable to pay its vendors?

Once touted as the first “unicorn” in cannabis IPO’s, MedMen Holdings Inc. (OTC: MMNFF) is now struggling to pay vendors. In addition to telling vendors, it wouldn’t be able to pay its bills until February or March, the company has been selling assets and also announced it was laying off employees in…

US (MA): Cannabis grower brought jobs into dormant mill building

Inside the brick walls of a Massachusetts mill building workers trim nugs of marijuana, preparing to package the plant with the hum of machinery moving in the background.…

US (OH): How an MMJ company has grown in its first year

Three years ago, Boardman native Brian Kessler, who now lives in California, announced plans to grow marijuana for medical purposes in a warehouse on Crescent Street, north of downtown Youngstown. Since then, Riviera Creek Holdings has come a long way and is even ready to announce some new products. In…

US (CO): New partnership to improve hemp sales and distribution network

Front Range Biosciences and Griffin Greenhouse Supplies have announced a sales and distribution partnership for hemp plants and hemp seeds. The announcement expands the reach of FRB's industry-leading, Clean Stock® program, providing a premium selection of rooted cuttings, seedlings and seeds. "Growers…

US (CA): Expansion works begun at Riverside County based greenhouses

Maple Leaf Green World will also be cultivating Cannabigerol (CBG) enriched hemp seeds. "CBG is a newly discovered, highly sought after, non-psychoactive cannabinoid that possesses great potential in providing medical relief to ailments not found with CBD," the team with the company explains. "Although…

US (FL): UF/IFAS industrial hemp pilot project a reflection of successful industry partnerships

The need for private funding for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Industrial Hemp Pilot Project has formed successful partnerships that benefit research and the agriculture industry. “The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)…

MT: Malta Medicines Authority issues EU-GMP certification

Aphria has received its European Union Good Manufacturing Practices certification in respect of medicinal products for human use and investigational medicinal products for human use, from the Malta Medicines Authority ("MMA") at the Company's subsidiary, ARA - Avanti Rx Analytics. "Aphria selected the…

Growing pains at Aurora Cannabis

By midyear 2019, Aurora Cannabis was projected to be the largest producer of weed, when at full operating capacity. The company had 15 cultivation facilities that were expected to generate no less…

Biobest displays entire product range at IPM Essen

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

US (LA): MMJ producer seeks room to grow

A medical cannabis company has big expansion plans for its Louisiana operations and is separately courting hemp farmers to support an upcoming launch into CBD products.…

AU: Southport based facility receives manufacturing license

THC Global Group Limited (THC Global or the Company) (ASX:THC) is pleased to advise that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has granted the Company a Licence to Manufacture Therapeutic Goods for the Southport Facility, more commonly known as a GMP Licence, completing all licences…

CAN (BC): Langley based facility completes renovation

Adastra Labs Holdings has completed a $3.9 million renovation on its Cannabis Standard Processing and Analytical testing facility in the Township of Langley, BC. "In July…

CO: Colombian grower receives GAP certifications for MMJ operations

PharmaCielo has received the global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification for its propagation, flowering and medical cannabis production operations in Colombia. “The GAP certification attests our commitment and best practices that we deploy in the production of the highest-quality…

CAN: Canadian cannabis companies facing lawsuits in the US

Some of Canada's biggest cannabis producers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit with steep financial losses in the stock…

CO: Colombian producer to export compliant CBD isolate to US

PharmaCielo has received TSX Venture Exchange approval of the export from Colombia of medicinal-grade CBD isolate that is compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill to a distributor in…

IT: Italian hemp company celebrates one year of activity

"As of today, exactly one year has passed since we started setting the ground for our industrial site. It has been a work-intensive year, which gave us a lot of satisfactions, and our team got bigger and more skilled. We achieved many goals, and even more lie ahead," says Sergio Martines, Canapar CEO,…

CAN (BC): Village Farms opts to receive $5.94M cash refund from Pure Sunfarms

Village Farms has opted to receive a $5.94 million cash refund from Pure Sunfarms, relating to an additional equity contribution that Village Farms made to Pure Sunfarms on Nov. 19, 2019. "Village Farms has rescinded the attempt and has requested and received a refund of the $5.94 million it advanced to…

AU: Agreement to supply products in Australia and New Zealand

THC Global Group has signed a Supply Agreement with MGC Pharmaceuticals. "Under the Agreement, MGC Pharma will provide the Company with an immediate supplementary source of medicinal cannabis products, which will be packaged and made available to patients under the Canndeo brand," the team with the…

US (IL): Cannabis taxes could be as high as 41%

A 3% tax on cannabis retailers was approved by a Cook County panel Wednesday and is expected to be approved by the full Board of Commissioners Thursday — meaning taxes on some…

AU: Supply agreement for Australian chronic pain clinical studies

Sundial Growers and Vir Pharma Holdings have announced a three-year agreement where Sundial will supply medical cannabis oil for Vir Pharma’s unique oral formulation for…

US (IL): Workers at Joilet based cannabis operation vote yes to unionize

Workers at Cresco Labs in Joliet voted in an election, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board, to be represented by Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The overwhelming majority of the employees made history by becoming the first Cannabis workers to win an election in Illinois…

US (NJ): Department of Health issues permit to cultivate

TerrAscend NJ has been issued a permit to cultivate medical cannabis by the New Jersey Department of Health. TerrAscend NJ is the second entity to receive its cultivation permit among the six applicants chosen by the NJ DOH in December 2018. "Cultivation operations will commence immediately at its…

Rough Brothers, Nexus & Thermo Energy Systems

Gibraltar acquires assets of Thermo Energy Systems

Gibraltar Industries today announced it has acquired the assets of Canadian-based Thermo Energy Systems in an all cash transaction. Thermo Energy Systems is expected to…

Cor-Jan van der Elzen joins PlantPaper as Sales Manager Europe

PlantPaper, manufacturer of biobased paper and machines for paper plugs, hired Cor-Jan van der Elzen as Sales Manager to expand the markets for PlantPaper in Europe. Formerly of Modiform and Carbon Gold, Cor-Jan van der Elzen brings a wealth of horticultural sales experience and green knowledge to…

US (MA): Producer secures $300M loan

Curaleaf Holdings has announced the upsizing and closing of a Senior Secured Term Loan Facility from a syndicate of lenders totaling US$300 million. The notes bear interest at a rate of 13.0% per annum, payable quarterly in arrears, with a maturity 48 months from closing. "The proceeds will be used to…

CAN (BC): Company expands genetics program through strategic acquisition

BevCanna Enterprises has acquired Carmanah Craft. "Pursuant to a share exchange agreement dated January 13, 2020 with Carmanah and each of the shareholders of Carmanah, the Company has completed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding securities of Carmanah and the business of Carmanah," the…

"Many power companies offer rebates for installations of energy efficient products"

Spectrum King LED is now DLC listed. "Our SK602 has been fully tested and approved as a high-quality energy-efficient product," the team with the company explains. "The…

US (IL): Social equity license education assistance program with pro bono mentoring

Green Thumb Industries has announced the next phase of its Social Equity License Education Assistance Program (LEAP) which includes programming and one-on-one consultations…

US (AR): Purple Haze over Arizona's night sky goes viral

On Friday, January 10th, Navajo County posted a photo showing a mysterious pink glow over the night sky. Since this post, CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and others have picked up what is now the #purplehaze viral photo that has caused viewers to scratch their heads in disbelief.  Is it an alien spaceship, aerial borealis,…

CAN (ON): Kitchener based producer taking steps to open farm-gate store

James E. Wagner Cultivation intends to open a farm-gate retail store by submitting a Cannabis Retail Operator Licence application to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. "JWC is in the process of fulfilling the provincial legal requirements to begin planning the renovation of its existing…

US (CO): Grower installs new HVAC while still waiting for license

Colorado-based Organa Brands, still awaiting licensing from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, is now investing in a new heating and air conditioning unit to…

Producers anticipating revenue opportunities

Prospects for the cannabis industry in 2020 are not based on hype as it was in the previous years. The sector is maturing, and it is taking the shape of a business like any other. As John de Vreugd stated, cannabis companies are asked to make some revenue, as shareholders are asking to see some profits.…

US: Crop Infrastructure appoints new interim CEO

Michael Yorke has stepped down as the chief executive officer of Crop Infrastructure Corp., and Arif Merali has been appointed as the company’s interim CEO. Mr. Yorke remains a director of the company. "The company wishes to thank Mr. Yorke for his contributions as CEO." The company also announces that…

Rolls-Royce takes majority holding in power storage specialist Qinous

Rolls-Royce will hold a 73.1% majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous GmbH from 15 January 2020. The Group is acquiring the shareholdings of all other current financial investors, including that of investment holdings company IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (Berlin). The…

CAN (BC): Producer entered loan agreement

Harvest One Cannabis has entered into a secured loan agreement with MMJ Group Holdings for a loan in the amount of $2 million, issued on January 13, 2020. "MMJ is the largest shareholder of the Company, owning approximately 25.8% of the Company’s issued and outstanding common shares," the team with the…

US (OR): Oregon State University hemp center receives $2.5M in federal funds

Oregon State University has reeled in some more research funding that it will use to support its new Global Hemp Information Center.The office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley has announced that the federal government is appropriating $2.5 million for OSU to use on the new program. The money was part of a much…

CAN (ON): Companies partner up to support further development of cannabis 2.0 products for market readiness

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., and Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services have entered into a strategic alliance agreement where A&L Canada Laboratories will engage Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services in extended services for products containing cannabis and hemp…

US (VA): Bristol based MMJ facility gets final state inspection

A project to convert part of the old Bristol Mall into a medical cannabis facility received its final inspection. Production is expected to start next month. "We honestly never thought this would come to the state of Virginia in our lifetime,” Dharma Pharmaceuticals Chief Operating Officer Jack Page…

US (OR): Hemp farm sues no-shows harvesters for $11M

A Southern Oregon farm wants millions of dollars from a group of businesses and individuals who allegedly pitched themselves as a “co-op” of hemp harvesters and processors,…

CAN: Analysts warn Aurora Cannabis unlikely to meet debt covenants

The chorus of voices warning of risks to Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s balance sheet is growing louder. With a $360-million loan coming due in August 2021, at least three analysts…

CAN (NB): Moncton based cannabis company faces rezoning hurdles

The owners of a small-scale cannabis company on Route 112 in Upper Coverdale want to start cultivation on their property but they face a rezoning hurdle. About half of their 4.5 acre property which was a farm is zoned agricultural and it must rezoned to industrial. Anchor Cannabis co-owner Gina Brown…

Meiny Prins, Priva, ready for new future:

"With our new direction we want to answer grower's questions more clearly"

After 60 years of active service in the horticultural industry as a producer, Priva is ready to pivot into a new direction. Since 2015 the company has been slowly preparing for a future that they are now ready to commit to; providing services in addition to their hardware solutions. Meiny Prins, CEO of…

US (PA): Equipment manufacturer partners with national hemp association

New Holland has partnered with the National Hemp Association (NHA), the nation's leading non-partisan hemp advocacy group. The partnership, announced today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, plans to accelerate the return of hemp commodity crops on farms across North America, under the banner "Pushing…

US (NJ): New Jersey based cannabis cultivation facility installs three chillers

Tecogen has provided three 200-ton Tecochill chillers to a cannabis cultivation facility located in New Jersey. "The chillers will provide cooling for the grow rooms with the waste heat used for dehumidification," the team with the company explains. "The units will be installed and operational by…

US (IL): Companies partner up to help black entrepreneurs to thrive in Chicago's cannabis industry

Revolution Global CEO Mark de Souza announced today that the multi-state cannabis company is partnering with Organic Urban Revitalization Solutions (OURS), a Black-owned and -operated cannabis cultivation, dispensary and retail company, on business initiatives in the U.S. cannabis industry. With the…

CAN: Miss Universe Canada walks the catwalk in cannabis facility

In a recent video uploaded on YouTube, Miss Universe Canada takes a tour of one of Canada's largest facilities, namely Aphria.  Usually, cannabis companies are quite reluctant to…

IL: Plans to place cannabis cultivation facility on 50-acres of land

Kaya Holdings, through its majority-owned subsidiary, Kaya Brands International has progressed on its plans to develop a state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation facility in Israel. "Kaya Farms Israel plans to cultivate cannabis for export to the European and Asian markets, in compliance with applicable…

CAN: Constellation brand writes down Canopy investment

Constellation Brands took another big hit from its bet on Canadian pot company Canopy Growth, which shaved the most recent quarter’s earnings by more than 10 percent. The…

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CAN: Vancouver-based cannabis grower lays off 10% staff

Beleaguered cannabis producer Zenabis Global Inc. laid off about 40 people on Tuesday as the Vancouver-based company attempts to find a pathway toward profitability. The staff departures, roughly 10 per cent of the company’s workforce, were confirmed by a company spokesperson, who stated the job losses…

US (CA): Producer releases "declaration of clean cannabis"

Papa & Barkley has released its Declaration of Clean Cannabis – a set of principles that define the rigorous steps that their products undergo from soil to shelf in order to…

AU: Cronos Australia receives shipment of MMJ products

Cronos Australia has received its first shipment of Peace Naturals branded medicinal cannabis oils. The Products were supplied by Peace Naturals Project, an indirect subsidiary of the Company’s major shareholder, Cronos Group. "Peace Naturals branded medicinal cannabis products are currently sold to…

CAN (SK): Saskatchewan first nation planning major cannabis cultivation facility

Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation in Saskatchewan has decided to set up a cannabis wholesale business on 350,000 sq. ft. of reserve land. The First Nation has teamed up with a British Columbia-based firm called Indigenous Bloom to launch the ambitious project. Chief Brady O’Watch said it represented an…

US (FL): Vertically-integrated operator expands into Massachusetts

Stem Holdings is expanding its footprint into Massachusetts through a joint venture with Community Growth Partners, a vertically-integrated cannabis company with provisional licensed operations in Massachusetts. "The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission recently awarded CGP three provisional…

US (MI): Opening of a Michigan based indoor cultivation facility

As recreational cannabis sales soar in Michigan and product shortages continue, C3 Industries has completed ground-up construction of a new indoor cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in Webberville, Michigan. The facility began operating in November and is expected to reach full production…

US (IL): Grower wins three MMJ licenses in Missouri and two in Utah

Justice Grown has acquired three new cannabis cultivation licenses in the Missouri medical market and two cannabis pharmacy licenses in Utah's medical market. With the acquisition of these licenses, Missouri and Utah are the sixth and seventh states added to Justice Grown's repertoire. "In Missouri, the…

US (CA): 1933 Industries begins cannabis cultivation and CBD manufacturing operations in California

1933 Industries has readied its California operations to begin manufacturing its line of proprietary CBD wellness products with full-spectrum CBD for the California dispensary market, as well as debuting its Alternative Medicine Association (AMA)-branded THC products for the first time in that state.…

Verano365 adds horticulture industry veteran as Account Director

Verano365 is enhancing their team by appointing Herbert Rabalais as Account Director. The Texas-based horticultural innovations company creates specialty products for…

US (AZ): Harvest Health sues Falcon International to terminate California acquisition

Harvest Health & Recreation filed suit against Falcon International requesting termination and rescission of the Merger Agreement and return of money Harvest paid to Falcon under the Merger Agreement. As detailed in the Complaint, filed in U.S. Federal Court, District of Arizona, Harvest alleges that…

US (MA): Cannabis facility completed in Wareham

Acella Construction Corp. has announced that construction has been completed on the new T. Bear Inc. cannabis-extraction-and-manufacturing facility. T. Bear Inc. is a cannabis…

CAN (ON): Aurora puts greenhouse up for sale

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has put one of its largest greenhouses – located in Exeter, Ont. – up for sale for $17 million, as the company takes steps to reduce its expenses and boost its cash balance after a series of weak quarters that have sparked jitters amongst investors. “We have concluded that this…

US (MA): Grower granted license in Utah, closes acquisition of Nevada based assets

Curaleaf Holdings has received a Notice of Intent to Award a medical cannabis retail license from the Utah Department of Health. "Curaleaf is proud to have been selected as a recipient of a medical retail license in Utah, and we look forward to bringing our premium products, services and expertise to…

US (AZ): Potential acquisition of Interurban Capital Group, appointment of new COO

Harvest Health & Recreation has announced negotiations to acquire Interurban Capital Group, the owner and operator of Have a Heart, have reached a stage that require disclosure. "Preliminary terms contemplate an acquisition price of approximately $87.5 million in Harvest stock and assumption of debt…

US (MA): Partnership to foster distribution of cannabis genomic breeding to the Caribbean

Medicinal Genomics has partnered up with Analogic Solutions as its distributor of record for the Caribbean region. "Analogic is headquartered in Trinidad and is at the forefront of supplying the latest cannabis breeding and testing technology to the up-and-coming industry throughout the islands," they…

CAN (BC): Emerald Health announces second tranche of $4.5M financing

Emerald Health Therapeutics has entered into a binding term sheet with certain institutional accredited investors under which the Investors have agreed, subject to certain…

CAN (ON): Origin House obtains final order for proposed arrangement

CannaRoyalty Corp. d/b/a Origin House has obtained a final order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) approving the plan of arrangement with Cresco…

US (CA): Plans for Livermore based cannabis operation moving forward

Pastoral fields just outside Livermore could sprout the Tri-Valley’s first legal cannabis farm, should officials approve plans to build a greenhouse and cultivation facilities on a 98-acre property in unincorporated Alameda County. According to public records from Alameda County, Oasis Venture is seeking…

Isracann to enter European distribution

Isracann Biosciences has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) towards a distribution agreement serving legalized European cannabis markets. "Due to commercial…

CAN (BC): Closing of acquisition of German EU-GDP MMJ distributor

AgraFlora Organics International has closed its acquisition of 100 per-cent of the issued and outstanding shares of The Good Company GmbH. The Good Company is the parent…

US (CA): Adelanto based indoor grow completes second and third harvest

Core One Labs wholly-owned subsidiary, Core Isogenics, has completed its second and third on-going harvests at the Adelanto facility. "The second and the third harvests…

IL: Launching a state-sponsored MMJ startup incubator

The Israel Innovation Authority announced three new high-tech incubators to be located in Israel’s northern and southern peripheries, including one said to be the world’s first state-sponsored incubator dedicated to medical marijuana startups. CanNegev, which will be located in the Negev town of Yeruham,…

JM: Canadian operator enters Jamaica through strategic acquisition

Mota Ventures has signed a binding letter of intent dated January 2, 2020 (the “LOI”) which outlines the terms and conditions pursuant to which, the Company will acquire all of the share capital of Tropical Verde Coast. "Tropical Verde is an arms’-length party that holds a Tier 1 cultivation license in…

IL: Export of commercial shipment of MMJ allowed into Israel

Tilray has entered into a strategic agreement with Canndoc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of InterCure, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal, to export a…

US (NV): Definitive agreement for the sale of a Cheyenne based cultivation facility

MJardin Group has entered into a definitive agreement with Harvest DCP of Nevada, Cheyenne Holdings, a division of Harvest Health and Recreation, to sell all of its interest in GreenMart of Nevada, which possesses a Nevada Cannabis Cultivation Facility License and operates the cultivation facility at…

NL: Part of Rotterdam lab for medicinal cannabis destroyed by major fire

On Friday evening, a large fire broke out at Maripharm, a laboratory for medicinal cannabis in Rotterdam. Part of the façade had to be demolished during the extinguishing…

acquisition of retail license

US (CA): Upgrade to existing California based cultivation facility

Vibe Bioscience has completed its acquisition of all of the membership interests in the outstanding securities of EVR Managers (the “Redding Acquisition”), which holds a license for an adult-use cannabis retail operation located in Redding, California (the “Redding Site”). The Redding Acquisition was…

Svensson introduces

2020: the Year of the Grower

In line with tradition, Svensson released a film during the festive period. Not a Christmas film this time but a New Year’s film. Svensson proudly presents ‘2020: Year of the Grower’. Its message goes well beyond New Year’s wishes. It also sees Svensson announcing that the film is just one part of what is planned for 2020 within…

Dutch entrepeneurs experience ‘cold feet’ in the search for a greenhouse for legal cannabis cultivation

Project C, a Dutch cannabis project that wants to participate in the government experiment Gesloten Coffeeshopketen, has received a negative response from the municipality of…

CAN (BC): New supply agreement for Canadian-based company

Valens GroWorks has announced a multi-year extraction and white label agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics, a multi-year product supply agreement with Dynaleo. Valens…

CAN (BC): Delta cannabis grower wants more worker housing

An East Delta cannabis producer needs more workers for its operation. The City of Delta recently agreed to forward a request by Wachstrum Produce Inc. to the Agricultural Land Commission for additional housing to accommodate 130 migrant farm workers for the massive greenhouse complex on Hornby Drive. The…

Bill Whittakker new sales manager Oreon

As of January 1, 2020, Bill Whittaker will strengthen Oreon's sales team. Together with Arnold de Kievit and our local installers, Bill will storm the North American greenhouse horticulture market. Bill's roots lie in the North American greenhouse horticulture for over 20 years. As a commercial account…

10,000 subscribers and a holiday break for MMJDaily

Launching a cannabis publication on April 1st might not be the best timing ever since quite some people believed it was a joke, but ever since the start of MMJDaily on the first day of April this year, it has been an amazing ride. Today, in our final publication of 2019, we're happy to share that our…

CAN (ON): Medical cannabis company finalizes deal with Northumberland County

The medical cannabis company that finalized its real estate purchase of county land this week is expected to open its grower/processor facility by March. Krista Krebs,…

NZ: Cannasouth secures consent for new cultivation facility

Cannasouth has received resource consent for construction of its medicinal cannabis cultivation facility in the Waikato. In August this year, Cannasouth announced a long-term…

US (PA): Cannabis, hemp industry helps Johnstown company flourish

Apeks Supercritical, a botanical oil extraction business that manufactures equipment used in the cannabis and hemp industry, has grown faster than buildings can be completed to house its operations. Apeks moved into its new 30,000-square-foot building at 31 Greenscape Court in the Johnstown Industrial…

US (LA): AgTech Global announces cultivation & product operations

AgTech Global International, Inc. announced continued expansion of its industrial hemp and cannabis cultivation operations with the launch of a pilot program in Louisiana that…

CAN (BC): Sunniva Inc. and CannaPharmaRx, Inc. give an update on the sale of Sunniva Medical Inc.

Sunniva Inc. and CannaPharmaRx Canada Corp. announced that while the previously announced December 20, 2019 outside date of the Share Purchase Agreement has passed, they…

CAN: Aurora Cannabis focuses on cannabis 2.0 roll out

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has provided an update on the readiness of its operations with the introduction of new product formats, recent industry recognitions and updates to…

Agrify to provide $30 million dollar line of credit for customers

Agrify is now directly providing a $30 million credit facility for its customers to purchase its premium indoor grow products. The line of credit is available for any of Agrify’s solutions, including vertical farming units, commercial grow containers, integrated grow systems and racks, LED grow lighting,…

CAN (AL): Cam Battley steps away from his role as Chief Corporate Officer of Aurora Cannabis

Aurora Cannabis announced a change to the Executive Team. Cam Battley has stepped down as Chief Corporate Officer effective December 20, 2019. Mr. Battley joined Aurora in 2016, serving a number of senior roles critical to the success of the company in its early years before being named Chief Corporate…

CO: Organto closes sale of Colombian cannabis subsidiary

Organto announced that it has closed the sale of the Company's former Colombian cannabis subsidiary, Medicannabis S.A.S. to Xebra Brands Ltd. Organto had announced previously…

CAN (BC): Habitat receives organic aquaculture certification for salmon and cannabis production

Habitat Craft Cannabis announced that it has received its Canadian General Standards Board Organic Aquaculture Standard Certification for both coho salmon and cannabis. Organic certificationThanks to this certification, all products grown at the company's aquaponics facility, including salmon and…

CAN (BC): Closing of the sale of Natural Health Service

Sunniva and Cura-Can Health have announced the closing of the previously reported sale of Sunniva's wholly-owned subsidiary, Natural Health Services on December 18, 2019. "The…

IL: Isracann Biosciences receives land use and facility approvals

Isracann Biosciences, an Israel-based cannabis producer for both domestic and European export sales, has advised that it has received the requisite facility design and land…

PB tec, VB and Havecon

Bom Group enters into strategic alliance with new partnership Atrium Agri

This week, on 18 December, Bram van der Kooy and Piet van Vliet transferred their shares in the Bom Group. The company is now in the hands of the current management (Mike Vermeij, Rob Grootscholten, John Meijer, Rick van den Ende and Martin van Zeijl) and Atrium Agri, a new partnership of three close…

US (KY): Kentucky hemp producer is laying off part of its staff

A major Kentucky-based hemp and CBD producer has confirmed to WKYT that it will be laying off employees. According to a statement provided by the company, hemp market…

Australian company to start producing in South Africa

Cann Global Limited has entered into a Heads of Agreement (H.O.A.) with the South African company Koegas Medicinal Herbs to establish a Joint Venture (CGB to hold 70%) in medicinal Cannabis production and distribution in Africa, which includes local South African medicinal cannabis applications, in…

ES: First THC free and high CBG hemp variety enters the American market

Panakeia, the first THC-free (0.00%) hemp variety with high CBG content (18%) lands in the U.S.A. "Developed by Hemp Trading, Panakeia seeds and clones will be produced and distributed by Tesoro Genetics, specialising in breeding high quality hemp seed and CBD, and Front Range Biosciences, a technology…

Beneficial Insectary introduces newest IPM Specialist

Erik van der Sluys received a degree in Ecological Systems and minor in Biology in 2014 from Seattle University. Since then, he has worked as a Farm Manager for Seattle University, a Grower for TKO Reserve, and an IPM Technician for Iwasaki Brothers INC using BCA releases on a wide variety of crops. He…

US (OR): Launch of a Medford based cultivation facility

Acreage Holdings has announced the grand opening of its first cannabis cultivation facility in the Pacific Northwest. "Located in Medford, Ore., the new 30,000-square-foot indoor cultivation facility will grow cannabis to be used in a wide range of new products, including: The Botanist, an…

US (AK): Successful negotiation for acquisition of cultivation business

Industry Source Consulting (INSO) has announced that the company assisted its client, The Turnagain Herb Company (THCo) with the successful acquisition of Rainforest Farms, a…

Report alleges a producer's wrongdoings, company responds

A new indication of growing pains within the industry comes from a report published by Siegried Eggert of Geoinvesting, which alleges a list of misdeeds by the company Trulieve.  The 26 pages long report explores in depth a series of alleged malpractices carried out by the company during its years of activity.…

US (IL): Mayor Lightfoot wants to open a city-owned cannabis cultivation co-op

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is working to form a city-owned cannabis cultivation co-op that aspiring entrepreneurs could buy into to address some of the inequities in the legal cannabis business, she said Monday. “I would like to have the opportunity for the city to create a cooperative cultivation center so…

US (CA): Cannabis remediation facility completed in California

Willow Industries has opened a non-extraction based cannabis remediation facility, located in Watsonville, Calif. "The centralized WillowPure Processing Center will offer a streamlined and convenient cannabis cleaning process for any licensed growers in California. The facility began operating on Oct. 7,…

New horticultural distribution agreement in North America

Netled has made a distribution agreement with Rambridge Wholesale Supply on the sale of Vera Production Units and horticulture LED fixtures in North America. Rambridge Wholesale is an international manufacturer and wholesale distributor of garden and hydroponic supplies, based in Canada. The company, founded…

IL: New partnership with late stage cannabis grow

Isracann Biosciences has entered into an MOU for a joint venture with an additional farm property consisting of a late stage buildout of a cannabis cultivation facility in an agricultural centre proximal to several licensed producers west of Be’er Sheva, Israel. "Under the joint venture, the Company will…

US (CO): Company expands operations with lease of 34,000 sqft production and distribution facility

Veritas Farms has signed a lease for a 34,000-square-foot product production and distribution facility in Aurora, Colo. "The new facility is located inside the Majestic…

CAN (BC): Grower updates on California operations as a result of current legal disputes

Sunniva is taking steps to preserve its available funds to allow it to actively pursue its rights under the previously disclosed dispute related to the Build to Suit Lease of…

CAN (BC): Langley based cannabis facility receives license amendment for an additional 69% increase in total annual capacity

Zenabis Global has received the license amendment for Zenabis Langley Part 2A, representing an additional 39,400 kg of licensed annual cultivation capacity. "The amendment received on December 13, 2019 adds 39,400 kg of licensed annual cultivation capacity at Zenabis Langley," the team with the company…

CAN (BC): Argus Control and Urban-gro renew stategic agreement

Argus Control Systems and Urban-gro together announced the renewal of a multi-year strategic agreement to provide cannabis cultivators in North America with industry-leading, plant-centric solutions for environmental control, automation and nutrient management. "Having already worked together on over 50…

US (IN): Shelby Co. facility approved for cannabis production

Shelby County Community Services in Shelbyville has been added to the list of approved cultivation centers for adult-use cannabis, which becomes legal in Illinois on Jan. 1. The announcement Tuesday by the Illinois Department of Agriculture brings the number of cultivation centers in Illinois to 16. It…

US (NV): Pharmagreen provides a company update

Pharmagreen Biotech, Inc., in a company development update said that the company has secured significant credit facility to date and plans to use the funds to move forward…

CAN (BC): Graneville based greenhouse targets cannabis market

A rural Granville commercial greenhouse described as “the largest indoor hemp-producing facility in the world” is positioning itself to enter the emerging recreational…

CAN (ON): Hexo reports financial results for 2020 Q1

HEXO Corp. has reported its financial results for the first quarter fiscal 2020 ended October 31, 2019. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars. “We have done some…

Peter Oussoren new Commercial Director Seed Processing Holland

Peter Oussoren has joined Seed Processing Holland. Since the 4th of November he is the new Commercial Director for the Dutch company, offering solutions for each step in the seed processing for vegetables, flowers and cannabis.  Read here more about the company, aiming to bring 50+ years of experience in vegetable…

CAN (ON): Canopy Rivers portfolio companies ending year on high note

Canopy Rivers Inc., a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis, portfolio companies made several announcements that demonstrate the portfolio's continued growth heading…

US (NY): Part of massive Putnam County greenhouse may add cannabis

Putnam County Board heard this week from Mid-American Growers, formerly known as Color Point, about a request to amend existing county ordinances to allow the growing of medical and recreational cannabis. In advance of the Jan. 1 legalization of recreational cannabis, many Illinois businesses are gearing…

A.M.A. launches new website

"The horticulture industry continues to evolve"

“The horticulture industry continues to evolve, with new technologies coming into use, new niche markets opening up and next generation growers joining family farms. At A.M.A., we embrace change and growth, and we want our website to reflect that,” says Connie Bradt, who co-manages A.M.A. together with…

Kevin Coft appointed as interim CEO

CAN (BC): Zenabis Global Inc. announces transition of Chief Executive Officer

Zenabis Global Inc. announced the appointment of Kevin Coft as interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Coft will replace Andrew Grieve as CEO, whose contract was set to expire shortly. While Mr. Grieve will be returning to his investment business, he has agreed to continue to provide…

US: First Seed Farms, Inc. to purchase controlling interest in OrgHarvest

OrgHarvest, Inc., a U.S.-based cannabis cultivation company to achieve a Regulation A+ qualification, announced that the Company has signed a binding agreement to sell…

US (MA): Agrify enters into agreement to acquire TriGrow

Agrify, a developer of indoor grow solutions, announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to acquire all outstanding shares of TriGrow Systems Inc. and,…

US (TX): Largest Industrial Hemp Processing Facility in the U.S. Coming to Lubbock Co.

Dallas-based Panda Biotech announced it is developing its first industrial hemp processing facility to produce textile-grade fiber and cellulose. The “Panda High Plains Hemp…


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