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Sixth Wave signs MOU with Retro

CAN: "We now have the flexibility to process high THC cannabis on-site"

Sixth Wave Innovations announced the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Retro Cannabis and Hemp Extracts signed May 6th, 2022, to purchase and operate the AffinityTM cannabinoid purification system. Retro is a microprocessor located in Atlantic Canada with strong and trending growth…

Rubicon Organics

CAN: "We obtained a key certification for international export"

Rubicon Organics announced that its’ Delta Facility had received its CUMCS Equivalency IMC-G.A.P. certification, the leading certification standard for medical cannabis cultivation, harvest, and primary processing. Through the IMC-G.A.P. certification process, CU has declared that Rubicon Organics’ dried…

Cresco Labs /Town of Wawarsing

US (NY): Cresco Labs granted $38 million tax break for $209 million facility

Ulster County is one step closer to being home to a major cannabis production facility. During Wednesday’s Ulster County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) meeting, the board voted 7-0 to approve a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) for Cresco Labs, the cannabis grower that is promising hundreds of jobs…

Ocean-going vessels to capture CO2 for greenhouses

Eastern Pacific Shipping and Value Maritime team up to install the first carbon capture solution onboard a pair of tankers. The Singapore-based tonnage provider will retrofit two MR tankers with carbon capture systems, making them the largest ocean-going vessels fitted with carbon capture technology to…

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US (NJ): Plans to turn church into 30,000 sq ft medical cannabis facility

The planning board hearing on a proposal to convert a vacant church into a facility to grow medical cannabis will continue next month. The first hearing on the proposal by GMNJ Properties, part of Colorado-based Green Medicine, to convert the former First Pentecostal Prayer of Faith Church at Route 518…

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22nd Century Group begins integration of GVB Biopharma

"Together we provide the most complete hemp/cannabis solution in the world"

22nd Century Group has begun integrating GVB Biopharma, which it acquired on May 13, 2022. James A. Mish, chief executive officer of 22nd Century Group, stated: “We are excited to welcome the GVB team into the 22nd Century family. Together, we believe 22nd Century now provides the most complete…

Ayr Wellness

US (AZ): "We launched first sales from our 80,000 sq ft facility"

Ayr Wellness has had its first sales from its Phoenix, Arizona, cultivation facility. Concurrently, the company announced the launch of its national pre-roll brand, STiX Pre-Roll Co., in Arizona.“Sales from our new Arizona cultivation marks a key operational milestone for Ayr, increasing our capacity of…

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US (CA): Canopy Growth to acquire Jetty Extracts for $69 million

Canopy Growth Corporation has entered into definitive agreements providing Canopy Growth the right to acquire, upon federal permissibility of THC in the U.S. or earlier at Canopy Growth's election, up to 100% of the outstanding capital stock of Jetty.Founded in 2013, Jetty is a top 10 cannabis brand in…

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US: Inside a $30 million bet on Mississippi’s medical cannabis industry

In an unincorporated area outside, Raymond stands what its chief executive claims will be the largest medical cannabis growing and manufacturing operation in Mississippi, if not the southeastern United States. The 163,000-square-foot behemoth once housed the state’s Department of Revenue but is now the…

Aurora

Readying first delivery

Aurora receives EU-GMP certification for German medical cannabis facility

Aurora Cannabis has received EU-GMP certification for its state-of-the-art medical cannabis production facility in Germany. As a manufacturer of medical cannabis worldwide, achieving EU-GMP certification of the company's first German manufacturing site marks a significant milestone in the fulfillment of…

Canadian growers examine potential for wind to power greenhouses

The University of Windsor is partnering with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) and Kruger Energy to investigate using existing wind farms to power and heat greenhouses in Southwestern Ontario. Dubbed the HIGH Energy project, short for the Hydrogen Integrated Greenhouse Horticultural Energy…

Main Street Farms

US (NY): Produce farm starts cannabis production

Main Street Farms — known around Cortland County for their fresh, local produce — is hoping to lead the way for a new cannabis revolution. The company, which currently sells hemp and CBD products under the Head + Heal brand, was awarded one of the first 52 adult-use cannabis conditional cultivator…

American Green

US (AZ): American Green purchases 40,000 sq ft cannabis facility for $3,750,000

American Green has purchased the 40,000 square foot building known as American Green's "Cypress Chill" cannabis facility located at 2325 W. Cypress St. Phoenix, AZ. 85009. The building sits on a 62,000 square foot site and was previously leased by ERBB in August 2021 with an option to buy. American Green…

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NZ: "A million medicinal cannabis plants is our target"

There could be one million medicinal cannabis plants in Southland in the next decade if Southern Medicinal's momentum keeps on building. From the former Mataura paper mill, the company is growing and processing medicinal cannabis and hemp. However, this summer, three Southland farmers and one Otago…

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US (CA): Merger adds 124,500 sq ft flower canopy and 110,000 sq ft nursery to production

Kolaboration Ventures Corporation (KVC) has added Pacific Reserve Nursery's cultivation, packaging, wholesale operations, and state-of-the-art light-assist facility to further expand KVC's depth and breadth of products from shelf-ready flowers to manufactured biomass that powers a family of brands for…

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US (CA): "This cannabinoid and terpenoid reporting tool is powerful for grower and customer"

CLIP Labs is now the second testing lab in California—the first in Southern California—to be licensed with Napro Research, LLC for their proprietary reporting tool, PhytoFacts. These innovative chemometrics reports offer a more comprehensive and visual reporting of cannabis strains. The ground-breaking…

New £11.3 million horticulture research center opens doors in Kent

The £11.3 million GreenTech Hub for Advanced Horticulture was officially opened by Tom Tugendhat, MP at NIAB’s East Malling site, on Thursday, 12 May. The Hub will provide the UK horticulture and viticulture industry with access to a new research facility. It includes 2,000m² of specialist glasshouses,…

US (CA): Glass House Brands appoints Hilal Tabsh as Chief Revenue Officer

Glass House Brands announced that Hilal Tabsh has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer ("CRO") of Glass House, effective immediately. "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Hilal to the Glass House family as our new CRO," said Kyle Kazan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Glass House. "As we…

NewLake

NewLake Capital Partners appoints Lisa Meyer as Chief Financial Officer

NewLake Capital Partners announced the retirement of Fred Starker, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, and the concurrent appointment of Lisa Meyer as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer, both effective June 13, 2022. Mr. Starker will work with Ms. Meyer to facilitate the transition, and he has…

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US: Partnership for cannabis proficiency testing program

AOAC International (AOAC) recently announced it has partnered with Signature Science, LLC (SigSci) as its test material provider for AOAC’s new Cannabis/Hemp Proficiency Testing (PT) Program. In launching this program, AOAC will become the only PT provider offering actual >0.3% THC cannabis flower/plant,…

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US: Collaboration to support New Jersey cannabis businesses in finding employees

The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association is collaborating with CareersinCannabis.com to support New Jersey cannabusinesses in finding employees and to support those interested in cannabis industry careers in joining the workforce. CareersinCannabis.com is a website for people interested in…

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US (CT): Acreage Holdings launches social equity partnership

Acreage Holdings will launch a social equity partnership with Kebra Smith-Bolden, a cannabis advocate and business owner based in Connecticut. Once approved by the state’s Social Equity Council, Acreage will support Smith-Bolden’s retail and cultivation operations in the Greater New Haven metropolitan…

Drivers: the unsung heroes of the horticultural industry

Here’s a remarkable story. If you buy greenhouse-grown produce in North America, almost every vegetable on the shelve was probably one day in a Jacobs Transportation truck. Maybe not in its current shape, but earlier in the fresh produce chain: the company transports vegetable seedlings to growers all…

TerrAscend

US: Launch of first concentrates in New Jersey

TerrAscend Corp. announced the first-ever launch of cannabis concentrates in the state of New Jersey. Kind Tree Liquid Live Resin Vape Cartridges and Kind Tree Live Resin Crumble are available exclusively at The Apothecarium Maplewood and Phillipsburg locations. The company also commenced sales of…

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Franchise Global Health to acquire German distributor of medical cannabis

Franchise Global Health has entered into a letter of intent dated effective May 6, 2022, outlining the general terms and conditions pursuant to which it has agreed to acquire a German pharmaceutical distributor (The Target Company). Management of Franchise Global expects that the acquisition, if…

Only supplier of medical cannabis oil to Danish market

Danish grower delivers first product batch to the new market

Stenocare delivers the first production batch of their THC Oil to the Danish market. This means that the product is once again visible on www.medicinpriser.dk and that all Danish pharmacies can sell the products starting today. Stenocare has been working intensely with its Canadian partner, AgMEDICA…

Segra

"This partnership will result in introduction of forward-thinking cultivars"

Segra International Corp. is pleased to announce a new partnership with cannabis brand Compound Genetics. Under the agreement Segra will partner with San Francisco based Node Labs LLC to introduce a variety of forward-thinking cultivars from Compound Genetics, and other top genetics brands, to Canadian…

Combining Thai tradition with Dutch knowledge

“I knew we needed Dutch expertise to start successful cannabis production in Thailand”

“After the recent legalization, everybody in Thailand wants to go into this business. While I saw other starting companies reaching out to the US and Canadian companies for knowledge on this challenging crop, I knew that was not the right approach. The knowledge is all from The Netherlands,” says Makorn…

Geysir glass: getting growers back in business with energy-saving single glass

Agculture announces the launch of Geysir, the first energy-saving single glass with high hemispherical light transmission. "With this product, we continue to pursue our vision of empowering growers to produce healthier crops and increase yields while reducing their use of carbon-based energy resources,"…

Spraying robot converted into a disinfection machine after mounting an extra reel

With the deployment of a spraying robot, crops can be sprayed fully automatically. The robot does its job and reduces the grower's workload. One of those robots is the Wanjet S55, with a width of 30 cm, it is suitable for many crops, including tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, roses, and gerbera. Eric…

Helius Therapeutics names new CCO

NZ: "Medicinal cannabis has the potential to become one of NZ's largest export earners"

Julie Curphey has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Helius Therapeutics - New Zealand’s largest licensed medicinal cannabis company. Prior to taking up the role on 1 May, she spent two months as Helius’ Director of Commercial Operations.Julie Curphey “Announcing Julie as our CCO reaffirms…

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US (PA): Cannabis grower purchases $10 million facility, $15 million expansion underway

After taking up residence at 180 Henry St. in South Avis in 2018, medical cannabis grower/processor Terrapin recently announced the facility will be its permanent residence in Pennsylvania. “Terrapin is pleased to announce the purchase of its medical cannabis grower/processor facility located at 180…

AdeptAg created from acquisition of AgriNomix and Zwart Systems

“Our goal is to put together a North American platform to better serve growers”

The North American horticulture market can now rely on a one-stop irrigation and automation supplier since the newly formed AdeptAg acquired AgriNomix and Zwart Systems. “Our goal is to put together a North American platform to better serve our customers’ needs,” says CEO Rick Parod. Private equity LLR…

Aurora

Aurora to shut down Aurora Sky facility

Aurora has released their Q3 results, showing ongoing efforts to cut costs. In fact, the Aurora Sky facility, once the company's crown jewel, is now going to be fully shut down. Previously, the operation in that facility was scaled down to just 25% capacity.  The company stated that its Aurora Sky facility…

TerrAscend

TerrAscend appoints Lynn Gefen as Chief Legal Officer

TerrAscend Corp. announced the appointment of Lynn Gefen as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective May 23, 2022. Ms. Gefen brings more than two decades of in-house and law firm experience as well as deep public company knowledge to TerrAscend. Previously, Ms. Gefen has served in various…

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US (RI): Medical cannabis grower gets dispensary license

The city will be getting a little more greenery as the leaves change this fall, with a medical cannabis dispensary expected to be ready for business in Pawtucket by Oct. 1.Mother Earth Wellness Ltd. was granted a license for a medical cannabis dispensary at 125 Esten Ave last Friday, April 29. The…

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Cannabis testing lab to open

US (VT): Bringing robust safety compliance testing to Vermont's patients and consumers

Steep Hill expands with a new licensee partner into the state of Vermont. In 2004, Vermont legalized cannabis for medicinal use, and more recently, in 2020, Vermont became the 11th state to approve adult-use sales. Licensee Steep Hill Vermont is the first analytics laboratory to receive pre-approval from…

Greenway Greenhouse

Greenway Greenhouse provides medical access to cannabis through North 40

Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation announced the availability of Greenway Greenhouse cultivars, such as Captain Kush and Blackberry Gelato, on the North 40 medical cannabis platform, under the Red Barn brand. North 40 is a cultivator of premium cannabis and processor of industry-leading cannabis…

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Craft Nurseries completes retrofit and launches genetics catalog

"We now have the ability to pull an additional 60 new cultivars per year"

AgriCann Solutions Corp. announced the commencement of commercial operations at wholly-owned subsidiary Craft Nurseries Canada. Starting in Q4 2021, a complete reorganization at CNC was initiated that brought in new management, an experienced operations team, and a more focused business plan to help…

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Zayndu extends ‘try before you buy’ offer to on-site evaluations of new Aurora Z25

Clean seed and rapid germination – Zayndu presents new data at CEA 4.0

Successful customer evaluations have brought forward the launch of Zayndu’s Aurora Z25, which uses 'activated air' to disinfect seeds without water or chemicals. The company is also extending its ‘try before you buy’ offer to enable customers to see the benefits of the complete system running in their…

2Grow brings production and R&D in-house

The signatures were recently placed for the takeover of Phyto-IT by sensor producer 2Grow. Phyto-IT, a spin-off of the University of Ghent, was a supplier of 2Grow until recently. With this takeover, 2Grow will have the entire chain in its own hands. The takeover means that the sensor producer from…

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Search process for permanent position continues

US (MA): Interim Chairman announced for the Cannabis Control Commission

Deborah Goldberg announced that Sarah G. Kim was sworn in as Interim Chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission. Ms. Kim replaces Steven J. Hoffman, who submitted his resignation as Chair in April after serving for several years to establish a successful new industry in Massachusetts. Ms. Kim is tasked…

Kannaway welcomes Eric Glenn as Entrepreneur

Medical Marijuana announced that its subsidiary Kannaway welcomes direct sales veteran Eric Glenn as a Kannaway Entrepreneur.Eric Glenn “We are very excited to have Eric join our team of talented Entrepreneurs and know that his background and proven sales track record will help us grow the company,” said…

"Consider dehumidification in your initial greenhouse planning"

“Humidity is an important factor in any closed growing environment. However, many new greenhouse plans neglect dehumidification in the planning phase, leading to higher costs down the line when high humidity becomes an issue", says Dan Peltinov with DryGair, who sat down and explained how to best…

US (FL): New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs

Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which includes crops like hemp, kava, and kratom. Faculty from two…

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Navisite enhances SAP services

"Cannabis companies can now mitigate risk and leverage intelligent technologies"

SAP Sapphire Navisite announced today the expansion of its SAP services with tailored solutions for the cannabis industry. Building on the company's 20+ years as a digital transformation partner for mid-market and smaller enterprise companies, Navisite is empowering agricultural, medical, and adult-use…

GCAC

"Cannabis growers now have the ability to document harvesting insights"

Global Cannabis Applications Corp. announced that ThingBlu will be partnering to help clients capture “Harvesting Insights” in the Efixii software platform and the new “clearESG” to enable growers and manufacturers to document the environment product was grown in and material tasks completed for full…

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"We think we're building something unique"

Expanding 40,000 sq ft: "New facility will have between 8,000 and 10,000 plants"

Cannabis company C3 Industries has had an indoor facility in Webberville for two and half years. Now they're expanding. "The new facility will have anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 plants at any given time when it's fully operating," said President and co-founder Vishal Rungta. C3 industries is building…

Priva North America introduces Tyler Sarner

Tyler Sarner has joined Priva North America as the newest member of their sales team in Camarillo, California. "With our continued growth in the Americas, Tyler is responsible for commercial activities together with our west coast sales and service team to support our partners and customers in Western…

Ushio introduces 1000 W HPS lamp at 2200 µmol/s

"Every µmol counts when energy costs are dramatically rising"

With the introduction of another new lamp development, the Horturion® HPS 1000 W Suprema, Ushio contributes to maximizing energy efficiency while offering the highest possible output. "The new Horturion ® HPS 1000 W Suprema delivers an output of 2200 µmol/s, making it the most efficient 1000 W HPS lamp…

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US (IL): "We are seeking approval to set up a hybrid dispensary"

A Chicago-based cannabis company is seeking town approval to open a hybrid dispensary to sell adult-use and medical cannabis. Verano, which owns nearly 100 dispensaries and a dozen cultivation facilities, has applied for a special permit to convert an old restaurant at 2903 Berlin Turnpike into an…

Aurora

Aurora launches new EU GMP extracts to expand options for UK patients

Aurora Cannabis has launched three new cannabis extracts for patients in the United Kingdom. Available starting in May, and produced at Aurora Nordic in Odense, Denmark, the extracts have a particularly rich terpene profile. Terpenes in combination with cannabinoids are an important contributor to the…

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US (AZ): 40-acre cannabis facility creates job growth in town

Just a three-hour drive from Phoenix sits one of the largest adult-use and medical cannabis farms in North America. Copperstate Farms, located in Snowflake, Arizona, began operating in September 2016. The farm initially produced medicinal cannabis and grew to include the growth of adult-use cannabis when…

Canadian cannabis grower partners with conservation authority to plant trees

Saturday, April 30th, 2022 AgMedica Bioscience Inc. employees joined officials from the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority for a tree planting and clean-up event, located on Riverview Dr. The event featured the addition of two glorious Sycamore trees that will grow as tall as 100 feet as they…

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New York farm gets license approved

From producing hay to growing hemp to starting cannabis

When Brian Conlon brought a Schenectady County farm in 2004, his plan was to raise and care for horses on the 60-acre land. “We got two horses here,” Conlon said. “We got the Belgium horse, which is Queeney, which is my horse that I ride. Dixie is the Spain horse, and that’s the horse Betsy is going to…

US (CO): New Nutrien building shows the future of agriculture lives here

For more than 150 years, the future of agriculture has been cultivated at Colorado State University. With the opening of the Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building, that future now has more space and resources to grow and thrive.   After nearly three years of construction, the new home for state-of-the-art research,…

Robur robot rides over WPS SmartFlo Tracks

Going forward, crop protection has become a whole lot easier for The Mastergrowers in De Lier. The crop protection spay robot from Robur Holland drives over the WPS SmartFlo tracks and spays the hydrangeas more evenly than before. Besides this, the work became easier and faster. This is a prime example…

$95,000 in plants destroyed

US (OK): Tornado hits medical cannabis farm, nearly all 50 greenhouses destroyed

Sky 5 caught a tornado in its tracks as it nearly flattened a medical cannabis farm. The damage was significant, but the owner rode out the storm on the farm.He estimated that $95,000 in plants were destroyed Wednesday when the tornado touched down in Maud, not far from a greenhouse and RVs where people…

US (MA): Root & Bloom appoints Tom Regan as CEO

Root & Bloom, a cannabis cultivation, extraction, and manufacturing operation, announced today that the Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Tom Regan to be Chief Executive Officer. Tom, who has been working as a strategic advisor to the company, will assume the new role immediately.Tom Regan Tom…

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CBD of Denver expands into Germany's medical cannabis market

CBD of Denver announced its expansion into the German medical cannabis market with the hiring of Bijan Hezarkhani to lead CBD of Denver's growth in this fast-growing European market. Bijan has extensive experience in the cannabis industry, including building out a medical cannabis franchise in Germany.…

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US: Could New Jersey adult-use cannabis be sold at more sites soon?

The lone medical cannabis dispensary owner whose application to sell legal weed was rejected by a state panel will take another stab at getting approved, NJ Advance Media has learned. If approved, at least two more stores offering adult-use cannabis could be added to New Jersey soon.The Cannabis…

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MariMed closes acquisition of Green Growth Group

US: "This transaction enables us to add cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution in Illinois"

MariMed has closed its acquisition of Green Growth Group, enabling MariMed to add cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution to its existing retail cannabis operations in Illinois. MariMed will bring its full product portfolio of award-winning and top-selling brands, genetics, and products to one of…

CAN: Aurora completes $38 million acquisition of Thrive Cannabis

Aurora Cannabis has completed its previously announced acquisition of TerraFarma Inc. (parent company of Thrive Cannabis) for aggregate initial consideration of $38 million paid in cash and Aurora common shares and up to $30 million in potential earnout amounts, payable in cash, Aurora shares, or a…

Infrascreen secures $1.5 million to advance carbon neutrality for greenhouses

Infrascreen, provider of nanotech solutions for energy-efficient climate control, announced that it has secured $1.5 million in seed funding from Investbridge Capital and ACE & Company. Infrascreen uses nanotechnologies to produce smart materials for greenhouses, helping to increase their energy…

Fulco Wijdooge, general manager Ridder China

"Invest time in training and chances of success increase exponentially.”

More and more Dutch companies are getting into the Chinese market. Ridder is definitely one of the pioneers, as the company has been active in Asia for years. Fulco Wijdooge, the company’s general manager in China, tells us more about the services they offer there and the opportunities and challenges…

Columbia Care

US: "Coloradoans have come to expect the highest quality cannabis"

Columbia Care has introduced two of its flower brands, Seed & Strain and Classix, to the Colorado market. The brands are now available across 20 The Green Solution (TGS) dispensaries and will be available to wholesale partners in the coming months. Now in its 13th market, Classix is available at all TGS…

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"Our first THC-based flower harvest"

"Colombian government approved our THC cannabis flower quota"

Allied Corp. announced the approval of its 2022 quota for the production and sale of THC cannabis flower. On April 29th, 2022, the Colombian government approved Allied's application for its THC cannabis flower quota for the 2022 calendar year. Allied has already begun scaling its THC-based plants by…

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Agreement to cultivate 25,000 pounds

US (CA): "Fresh frozen cannabis is the place to be for the 2022 cultivation season"

Sugarmade announced its first transaction relative to its collaborative cannabis cultivation strategy via a definitive and executed contract with Cannabis Global. Under the terms of the agreement, Sugarmade, via partner licensed and permitted Lake County, California, cannabis cultivators, will produce…

BFG Supply acquires Green-tek

BFG Supply, a technology-enabled distributor to the green industry, has acquired Green-tek, a provider and manufacturer of greenhouse components. "The acquisition of GT significantly expands BFG’s…

Fourth wholly owned dispensary in the state

US (CA): Glass House Brands to acquire remaining stake in The Pottery dispensary

Glass House Brands has entered into a binding Letter of Intent to acquire the remaining equity and property ownership interest in the award-winning The Pottery dispensary. Glass House currently owns 50% of each the equity and property ownership interest in the dispensary, located at 5042-5044, 5048-5052…

Little Green Pharma

Little Green Pharma's progress

"Investment in the facility and genetics doubled the yield per plant"

Seed Innovations Ltd hailed the performance of 3.1%-owned portfolio company Little Green Pharma, which increased revenue 30% to AU$3.2mln and cash receipts 100% to AU$3mln in the first quarter of 2022. This was despite Australia-based LGP’s international cannabis flower sales being impacted by the…

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US: iAnthus co-founder Randy Maslow resigns

iAnthus Capital Holdings announced that co-founder Randy Maslow will resign from his executive positions with the company, including all positions with the company's subsidiaries and its affiliates, and from the company's Board of Directors and committees, effective as of May 6, 2022, if not otherwise…

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US (SD): City approves first medical cannabis cultivation license

The Sturgis City Council has approved its first medical cannabis cultivation license. The Crop Shop, 2951 Whitewood Service Rd., must now wait for approval of its state license before operations can begin, said Crop Shop Chief of Operations Mike Barck. The business will operate on the same property as…

Signify completes acquisition of Fluence

Signify has completed the acquisition of Fluence from ams OSRAM. Fluence will operate with a separate go-to-market as an integrated business unit within Signify’s agricultural…

CannTrust renamed Phoena as firm rebuilds following scandals

Beleaguered cannabis company CannTrust Equity Inc. has been renamed Phoena Holdings Inc. The company says the new name is derived from the word “phenotype,” which describes traits within a plant’s genetic code that are used to produce cannabis. Phoena will be 90 percent owned by investors led by a…

“Servicing the ever growing demand for cannabis in Europe”

Serbian cannabis grower expands into construction and post-harvest services

“The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. Still, there are countries that are less explored yet are very convenient for cultivating cannabis. Serbia is one of them, seeing its opportunity in growing this very useful plant because of the high profits as well as job growth,” says…

US (WI): Dramm saves 90% of energy at new headquarters with solar panels

The Dramm Corporation completed the installation of 286 solar panels at the new headquarters in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The 18,000 sq. ft. ground-mount solar panels produce an annual energy savings of 161,990 kilowatts. "Dramm Corporation is very excited to include a large solar photovoltaic (PV) array on…

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US (MD): Cannabis company receives awards for digital branding and creative assets

CULTA, a cannabis company in Maryland, received multiple awards for its digital branding and creative assets. These awards were distributed by the AVA Digital Awards and Hermes Creative Awards, two of the largest creative competitions in the world. CULTA took home one platinum and two gold AVA Digital…

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Beverage company acquires hemp grower

US (FL): "This acquisition provides us with passionate, organic farmers"

The Apple Rush Company has acquired Wild Organic Ancient Horticulture (WOAH) in Spring Hill, Florida. WOAH is an organic no-till farming operation that brings APRU the flower growing operation necessary for their seed to sale hemp program. "Together with our Pursuit Hemp Farms acquisition, we can now…

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Cultivation Warehouse expands construction services

"We now have the most comprehensive array of services available in the industry"

Cultivation Warehouse (CW) has expanded their professional service offerings to include complete architectural and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering services, including design, schematics, equipment specification, procurement, installation, and maintenance. "CW clients can now take…

Netherlands: Codema Systems Group declared bankrupt

The Rotterdam District Court today declared the bankruptcy of Dutch greenhouse supplier Codema Systems Group bv. Today, the 140 employees active in the fields of design,…

Biobest acquires a 60% stake in Biopartner

Biobest has acquired a 60% stake in Biopartner. This investment builds on a long-standing collaboration in biocontrol and pollination, which began in 1992.  Biopartner was established in 1992 and became the first distributor in Poland for Biobest Group NV. Janusz Piatkowski and Tomasz Domagala initially distributed…

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US (ME): Obtaining rare federal license to grow cannabis for medical research

A Florida-based research firm is in the final stages of obtaining a rare federal license to grow cannabis for medical research in Maine. Maridose LLC is one of at least 37 companies that has applied to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to grow cannabis for federal research. There are only about…

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US (NY): "We are providing the skills necessary in this fast-growing, new industry"

Just a few years ago, it was little more than an idea. Today, now that adult-use cannabis has been legalized in New York State, it’s a reality. A Cannabis Minor Degree Program is up and running at Medgar Evers— the first degree of its kind in the entire CUNY system. The program aims to provide students…

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Grower's Ally appoints Brian Keenan as Director of Cultivator Partnerships

Grower's Ally announced the appointment of Brian Keenan as Director of Cultivator Partnerships. "I'm excited about the impact Grower's Ally products can have on our industry," said Brian Keenan, Director of Cultivator Partnerships. "After using Grower's Ally in my operation and recommending it to…

urban-gro

urban-gro closes acquisition of Emerald Construction Management

urban-gro announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Emerald Construction Management, a 37-year-old Colorado-based construction management firm providing comprehensive construction and supervisory services, from initial design through final build-out, effective April 29, 2022.Bradley…

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“No adult-use cannabis sold here”

US (NJ): Curaleaf's new dispensary can't open because of parking lot

Unlike its competitors, the Curaleaf-owned medical cannabis dispensary in Edgewater Park did not open its doors to customers seeking to buy adult legal cannabis during the state’s big launch on April 21.Instead, a police officer patrolled the Edgewater Park site and turned away traffic for most of the…

Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers receives Green Market Report Women's Leadership Award

Trulieve Cannabis Corp.'s Chief Executive Officer Kim Rivers has won Green Market Report's Women's Leadership Award in the C-Suite category.Kim Rivers: Trulieve Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer In the last year, Rivers has been the driving force behind several major business developments in…

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Complicates $843 million acquisition plan

US (NY): $600 million lawsuit against cannabis producer can proceed

A $600 million lawsuit against multistate cannabis operator Acreage Holdings and others will move forward after a New York State Supreme Court ruling against a defendant's motion to dismiss.The lawsuit against Acreage — one of New York’s 10 registered medical cannabis operators — and nearly 30 other…

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US: "Fintech lenders go big on cannabis industry"

Los Angeles investors are puffing up the cannabis fintech industry, providing funding workarounds for companies that have historically been denied access to conventional finance. West Hollywood-based cannabis fintech lender Bespoke Financial announced on April 13 that it had entered into a strategic…

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CAN: Halo Collective to acquire Phytocann

Halo Collective has signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Phytocann Holdings SA. The Planned Acquisition would add substantial revenue, EBITDA, geographic diversification, and an impressive CBD-based product lineup to Halo when closed. Halo is proposing to acquire…

Clever Leaves

Clever Leaves becomes distributor in Germany

"We are officially licensed in Europe's largest medical cannabis market"

Clever Leaves Germany GmbH has received all of the required regulatory licenses, permits, and certifications by the German authorities to be able to distribute medical cannabis to wholesalers and around 20,000 pharmacies located in Germany. The company’s licenses, permits, and certifications in Germany…

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Adding 40,000 sq ft of cultivation

MariMed completes acquisition of Kind Therapeutics

MariMed has completed the acquisition of Kind Therapeutics U.S.A. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission approved the transfer to MariMed at their April 13th meeting, and the closing took place on April 27, 2022. MariMed was instrumental in developing the Kind operations from its inception in 2017. The…

Ikänik Farms

"We are the only facility in Latin America to achieve EU GMP on top of GMP and ISO"

Ikänik Farms' subsidiary Pideka SAS in Bogota, Colombia, has received European Union Good Manufacturing Practices by the Chief Pharmaceutical Inspectorate in Poland, Główny Inspektor Farmaceutyczny (GIF) for its indoor cannabis manufacturing operation and general finishing steps to produce raw cannabis…

US: Deal to propel minority farmers through innovation center

To drive the impact of a circular economy, driven by cutting-edge research, financial equity, and cooperation, BrightMa Farms will break ground on The BrightMa. "The center is the result of a new collaboration between two industrial hemp pioneers, BrightMa Farms and Puregene AG, to pave the way to…

Glass House Brands completes $25 million acquisition of PLUS

US (CA): "We are now the state's only company with a top 5 position in both flowers and edibles"

Glass House has completed the acquisition of the business of PLUS, a cannabis edibles company based in California. The company acquired PLUS for approximately 25.6 million USD through a combination of unsecured convertible debt and equity, plus additional performance-based consideration. "With a mission…

Greenway Greenhouse

CAN: "The facility expansion will quadruple our flowering space"

Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation has initiated an expansion of their cultivation facility, termed "GW1". This expansion will increase the cultivation facility's flowering space from 41,750 ft2 to approximately 167,000 ft2 and increase the processing space to 22,000 ft2. "We are pleased to be able…

Former Clinton advisor Howard M. Glicken joins FoliuMed's advisory board

FoliuMed, a medical cannabis company with manufacturing and R&D in Germany and cultivation in South America, has appointed Howard M. Glicken to its advisory board. Howard M. Glicken served as a private sector advisor to the Clinton Administration on Latin American affairs and was the President´s private…

BioSafe Systems’ Zac Ricciardi promoted to Cannabis Specialist

Helping growers generate a cleaner and more profitable yield

As the industry grows and states create medicinal or adult-use markets, Zac Ricciardi’s appointment as Cannabis Specialist will help fulfill the demand for BioSafe Systems’ clean chemistries and technical support. His years of hands-on experience with countless cannabis growers equip him with the…

Ethos

Ethos Cannabis expands into Ohio with cultivation and dispensary acquisitions

Ethos Cannabis has announced its acquisition of two cannabis businesses in the Ohio medical cannabis market. The acquisition of these businesses will further the Ethos footprint westward. Previously, Ethos’s footprint included retail and production operations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.…

Ultra Clima (semi-enclosed, high-wire)

32 acres of high-wire greenhouse available for lease in Tehachapi, CA

Lease proposals are being solicited for 32 high-wire acres in a high-tech greenhouse in Tehachapi, CA. The facility is owned by CEFF II Tehachapi Property, LLC.1 Tehachapi is located approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles and within a day’s drive of 50 million people in population centers,…

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The cannabis producer lost $67.4 million in the third quarter

Canopy Growth to cut 250 jobs in struggle to turn a profit

Canopy Growth Corp said it would lay off about 250 employees as part of a cost-cutting plan as the Canadian cannabis producer tries to achieve long-elusive profitability. Most Canadian cannabis companies have struggled to turn a profit despite more than three years of cannabis legalization due to…

Navus Ventures, ECG & Oost NL invest in Corvus

"Investment in autonomous drones contributes to the digitization of greenhouses"

Corvus Drones from Ede, the Netherlands, develops and produces drones that can fly fully autonomously in greenhouses. The drones collect valuable data for crop monitoring. With this information, growers can produce food more efficiently and sustainably. For the further development of the drone and…

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Colombian grower announces monthly supply agreement for Brazilian cancer care hospital

Allied Corp. has signed a forward purchase agreement with a distributor for a specialty medical care hospital (the “Brazilian Group”) based out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Under this agreement, the Brazilian Group will initially purchase US$147,000 worth of Allied products that will continue on a monthly basis.…

Akanda

Akanda to acquire Portugal-based Holigen

"This acquisition will help us satisfy demand in fast-growing European cannabis markets"

International medical cannabis company Akanda Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Holigen Limited from The Flowr Corporation. The proposed acquisition will significantly accelerate Akanda's seed-to-patient business model in the EMEA…

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Thailand: $3 million investment in Bangkok hemp farm

Newly established Medicana Lab Co plans to spend 120 million baht to strengthen its medical hemp business by producing cannabidiol (CBD) oil from its hemp farm via a closed system. CBD oil is seen as having the potential for further development to treat many ailments. Medicana Lab wants to market its…

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"We took the hardest challenge in the city and made that our cornerstone"

The Commonwealth’s motto has long been “Virginia is for Lovers.” But Jacob Kessler and his team at GCVA Limited Company in Gate City believe that now, Virginia is for growers — specifically cannabis growers. GCVA Limited Company is Gate City’s first cannabis store located at 113 Cleveland Street,…

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Hemp testing facility expands into Brandon

US (FL): "Cannabis safety oversight is a profession that grows along with industry"

Brandon will soon be home to the ninth hemp testing facility in the state. The new lab is an extension of Method Testing Labs in Tampa, which opened last year. Safety oversight for cannabis products is a profession that experts say is growing along with the industry.  After nearly 100 new dispensaries opened…

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"Introducing our Canadian medical high-THC cannabis flowers to German pharmacies"

European medical cannabis company Cantourage GmbH and Canada-based medical cannabis manufacturer Miracle Valley have entered a partnership that will see medical cannabis from British Columbia, Canada, brought to Germany. Starting yesterday, pharmacies and patients throughout Germany will have access to…

MMJ BioPharma Cultivation signs agreement for DEA cannabis grow & tech solutions

"We are to produce cannabis, meeting the DEA's definition of chemical reproducibility"

MMJ BioPharma Cultivation has executed a contract with one of the most innovative providers of advanced cultivation solutions in the cannabis industry.  Under the terms of the engagement, the advanced agricultural solutions company will provide several hundred growing modules for MMJ BioPharma's DEA Schedule…

AgriFORCE receives notice of allowance from Canadian Intellectual Property Office

AgriFORCE Growing Systems announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for its patent application titled “Structures for…

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White paper released

US (CA): Defending, preserving, and promoting small cannabis farmers and breeders

The Humboldt Grace Legacy Project (HGLP) is a collaborative working group founded by Lelehnia Dubois which seeks to defend, preserve and promote small, independent/craft farmers and breeders. The group is made up of cannabis industry leaders specializing in breeding, cultivation, community building,…

One World Products

Isiah Thomas:

"Our partnership is committed to strengthening the economic viability of Afro-Colombian communities"

One World Products, the largest Black-controlled, fully-licensed hemp and cannabis producer in Colombia, announced that its Chairman and CEO, Isiah Thomas, will visit Cali and Bogotá in Colombia from April 26-28, 2022. "I am thrilled to be returning to Colombia to meet with our partners, landowners,…

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US (MA): Cannabis grower to be town's first to cultivate and transport

A Boston-based cannabis grower will be the first in town to run a cultivation and transportation business in a now-vacant building off South Main Street, in an area surrounded by cornfields. Meed Cannabis LLC received town approval Monday by the Select Board to grow cannabis in the 7,500-square-foot…

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US (MA): "If approved, we would become the island's sole cannabis cultivator"

Bartlett’s Farm on Nantucket is aiming to become a commercial grower of cannabis, according to the Inquirer and Mirror. Bartlett’s President, John Bartlett, is expected to submit an application to the Select Board this week to get the process started.If approved, Bartlett’s would become the Island’s sole…

Pure Sunfarms

Converting a second 1.1 million sq ft greenhouse

After switching from vegetables to cannabis, a big expansion is on the way

A huge East Ladner greenhouse operation that switched from vegetables to cannabis is about to undergo an even bigger expansion.  In an interview with the Optimist, Mandesh Dosanjh, president and CEO of Pure Sunfarms described how his company carefully planned its growth, navigating the unchartered Canadian…

$5 million boost for Australian cannabis research

La Trobe University has welcomed more than $5 million for an Australian-first, next generation ‘protected cropping’ research and training project that will innovate medicinal cannabis production, and enhance other agricultural industries. Funded by the Australian Government’s Regional Research…

Cooperation to realize premium medical cannabis production in Thailand

With the signing of a cooperation agreement between Bienestar T&N, Cannabizta, Bosman Van Zaal, Delphy, and Paradise Seeds, an important step forward in developing a high-quality medical standard for the production and processing of cannabis in Thailand has been taken. It is also the first step in Asia…

Cody Seals appointed plant scientist at Beneficial Insectary

Beneficial Insectary has appointed Cody Seals as a plant scientist. A graduate from the University of Tennessee (UTK) Entomology and Plant Pathology Department, Cody Seals, began his journey into plant pests by scouting for invasive insects and diseases among Tennessee’s nurseries and greenhouses. While…

Three new halls for Van der Valk Systemen under construction

Since January, the groundworkers have been on the move at Van der Valk Systemen in Monster. And now, the next phase of construction has begun: the piles are being driven. Ton van Marrewijk, managing director: "And that will take some time. There are a lot of piles to be driven. The area to be built is…

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"The acquired outdoor cultivation more than doubles our production capacity"

Chalice Brands has signed definitive agreements and services agreements to acquire two retail stores located in Bend and Corvallis, Ore., from Miracle Greens, Inc and two outdoor cultivation assets in Grants Pass, Ore., from Totem Farms for total consideration of US$2.63 million. The closing of the…

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CAN: Cannabis company receives research licence for taste trials

City View Green Holdings has received its Cannabis Research Licence under Health Canada's Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations. This licence permits City View to conduct controlled human sensory (taste) trials of cannabis infused products. Activities granted as per Health Canada include, 1) to possess…

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US (SD): Fort Pierre's first medical cannabis grow/dispensary combination breaks ground

The first medical cannabis combination cultivation facility and dispensary in Fort Pierre broke ground yesterday (April 20, 2022) and hopes to begin construction next month.Bad River Cannabis Chief Operations Officer and Lead Cultivator Rob Krogstad says the city and state have been helpful throughout…

Dutch silos and liners in China

Dutch producers of basin liners and water silos deliver their products to China through their dealers. Hendic and De Lange Plastics are among them. Bas van der Elst, Hendic, says that they were able to supply 14 large basins with Delaflex liners and about 100 silos last year. "It is something that we as Dutch horticulture can…

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Malta: "This license is the final requirement to produce and export across Europe"

MPX International Corporation's Maltese indirect subsidiary, Alphafarma Operations Ltd. has received its License for the Production of Cannabis for Medicinal and Research Purposes issued by the Malta Medicines Authority. This follows the attainment of the European Union Good Manufacturing Practice…

Hexo

Hexo shuts down another facility to reduce costs, lays off 230 staff

After already shutting down three facilities back in January, and cutting an additional 180 jobs in February, HEXO is not yet done with reducing their costs. The indebted cannabis company has now announced that it will close its Belleville facility and transition its operations to other sites. This…

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US (NY): Cresco to seek $38M in tax breaks for Wawarsing facility

Industrial pot grower Cresco Labs will ask for $37.99 million in tax breaks from the Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday, April 20. The symbolism of the date was not lost on Agency Chief Financial Officer Rose Woodworth.  “They are coming to the IDA on 4/20,” she said. “This has been in the works for…

Little Green Pharma

DE: LGP Denmark signs sales agreement with German grower

Little Green Pharma Denmark ApS (LGP Denmark) is executing a three-year sales agreement for the supply of white-label cannabis flower products to Deutsche Medizinalcannabis GmbH (Demecan), one of Germany’s largest cannabis distributors. Under the Agreement, LGP will provide Demecan with three high-THC…


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