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CAN (ON): Company completes planting on 27-acre outdoor grow

WeedMD has completed the outdoor planting of more than 20,000 fully-rooted cannabis plants at its Strathroy, Ontario property. According to the company, WeedMD is one of the first licensed producers in Canada to commence outdoor grow operations with its first harvest expected in October 2019. Video of…

CAN (ON): Company signs master grower for facility in Israel

Aura Health has signed Adrian Richelmi as a master grower, to build and operate HolyCanna’s 60,000 square foot greenhouse facility in Israel. Aura is a debt holder of HolyCanna that converts into 54% equity. "Adrian offers over 15 years of expertise in growing medical cannabis for both soilless soil and…

US (NV): Operator enters Nevada market through strategic acquisition

Citation Growth has executed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the equity interests of the ACC Group of Companies, a Nevada-based group of companies licensed for cannabis cultivation. Following the completion of the transaction contemplated in the Definitive Agreement, the Company believes the…

US (CT): Cleveland-based cannabis school opens branch in Columbus

Alicia Verbic was bartending in northeastern Ohio when a customer who worked in Ohio's burgeoning medical marijuana industry sparked her interest in joining the trade. Verbic enrolled in the Cleveland School of Cannabis, which teaches the skills necessary to work at a marijuana dispensary, cultivation…

JM: Grower completes 3rd harvest for cannabis medical research

AfriAg Global PLC has been advised by Apollon Formularies Ltd that Apollon has now completed its third harvest of legal Medical Cannabis in Negril, Jamaica and is progressing rapidly towards opening its first approved Medical Cannabis facilities in Jamaica with plans for expansion. Highlights Three…

US (MA): Grow Space New England heading into planning phase of project

Developers are moving forward with plans to build greenhouses for a marijuana cultivation facility on a 30-acre property on Route 12 near Corey Hill Road, Ashburnham. Representative Robert Wolf for Grow Space New England presented the idea to selectmen during a June 3 meeting, explaining the process and…

US (CA): Company in final negotiations to expand cannabis cultivation and retail opeartions

Los Angeles-based Cannabis Strategic Ventures is finalizing negotiations for a series of strategic transactions that could reshape the California cannabis marketplace. "Under the terms of the agreements, which are being negotiated and are not final, we will gain significant indoor, outdoor and greenhouse…

AU: Althea granted hemp cultivation license, enters agreement with Tissue Culture Australia

Global medicinal cannabis company Althea Group Holdings wholly owned subsidiary, Althea Company has been granted an Authority for Low-THC Cannabis for commercial purposes relating to non-therapeutic use, by Agriculture Victoria. In parallel with obtaining the Licence, Althea has entered into an exclusive…

GR: Hexo Corp affiliate secures MMJ license in Europe

HEXO Corp's affiliate, HEXO MED, has received a medical cannabis installation license. The license, issued by the Greek government, will allow HEXO MED to establish cultivation, processing and manufacturing facilities in the region of Thessaly, Greece. “Receiving licensing in Greece will allow us to…

US (OR): Oregon State University launches hemp research center

Oregon State University officials announced plans to launch the nation’s largest research center devoted to the study of hemp, and announced that OSU will begin certifying hemp seed for planting in Oregon. The Global Hemp Innovation Center will be based in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences with…

US (NY): Companies launch Inclusive 'Industry Accelerator' program

The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) and Merida Capital Partners (Merida )announced the launch of the Inclusive Industry ("i2") Accelerator, a program designed…

US (MA): Clark University to launch cannabis regulation program

Across the nation, legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis marches forward. As America’s relationship with the plant continues to evolve, public officials struggle with public safety and health concerns surrounding legal cannabis sales. The job is made difficult by the knowledge gap that plagues…

US (FL): Firm to grow DEA licensed cannabis in partnership with native American tribe

MMJ BioPharma Cultivation, a premier medical cannabis cultivation and research company today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with MMJ International Holdings to grow cannabis and supply active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for its drug product MMJ-001 and MMJ-002. "MMJ…

US (CA): Sparx Cannabis raises $10 million

Sparx Cannabis, a vertically-integrated, family-owned and California-grown cannabis lifestyle company, announced the completion of the company’s Series A funding round with $10 million raised through private funding. The company plans to utilize the funds raised in their Series A round to continue to…

Canada: Emerald aims to harvest over 270,000 kg of hemp in 2019

Emerald Health Therapeutics has expanded its agreement to purchase harvested hemp flower and leaf, or hemp chaff, from Emerald Health Hemp from 1,000 to 1,200 acres for 2019. EHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Health Sciences and a related party of Emerald. Based on last year’s harvest, Emerald…

US (ME): Medical marijuana facility goes up in flames

A two-alarm blaze barreled through a medical marijuana grow facility and caregiver business on Route 236 Monday night, as responding fire departments struggled with access and…

Canopy Growth looking for new avenues of funding

Canopy Growth is assessing ways to raise non-equity financing as the cannabis company seeks to expand and become profitable, according to its new chief financial officer.…

Cannabis grower obtains formal licence in Uganda

EXMceuticals has received its formal full authorisations and permits for its Uganda operations. This allows for the large-scale cultivation of cannabis, the extraction of cannabis ingredients and the export of the extracts. Through its local subsidiary, Prime Ranchers Limited, EXM will now be able to…

Privateer to become wholly-owned subsidiary of Tilray

Tilray has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with its largest stockholder Privateer for a transaction that will extend the lock-up on and provide for the orderly release…

First cannabis charity launches in Canada

Hope for Health, a Toronto-based charity, has been launched as the first cannabis charity registered by the Canadian government. The charity is registered in the category of…

ZA: A South African company is building cannabis factories in shipping containers

A Stellenbosch-based company is building cannabis factories in shipping containers – to make it easier to grow medical grade cannabis. The company, CanbiGold, wants to sell…

ZA: Companies enter collaboration agreement to build a sustainable cannabis industry in South Africa

House of Hemp (HoH) a licenced pioneer in South African fiber, seed, oil and Cannabidiol (CBD) medicinal production and Theracann International Benchmark Corporation (TIBC) have joined forces to provide the roadmap for South Africa to become a major producer and exporter of medical grade cannabis while…

Royal Brinkman Mexico and Villanova Global AG

New Riococo distributors to support global expansion

US-based growing media manufacturer and supplier Riococo has recently expanded its operations in Europe. "The demand for our products is growing in Europe and with the right partners we decided to expand our operations in Switzerland, Germany and Slovakia", Shan Halamba with Riococo says. Therefore an…

The Church of England backs MMJ

The emerging world of cannabis investment has been given a green light from an unlikely source: the Church of England. The investment arm of the CofE will relax a self-imposed ban and consider…

US (CA): Cannabis Strategic Ventures announces operational state of NUGS Farm North

Los Angeles-based Cannabis Strategic Ventures introduced the strategic direction of its wholly owned and operated flagship farm, NUGS Farm North, located in Northern…

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PharmaCielo to acquire international cannabis company Creso Pharma

PharmaCielo Ltd. the Canadian parent of Colombia’s cultivator and producer of medicinal-grade cannabis oil, PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., today announced that it has…

This is what working in the high-tech crop production looks like

Finding staff in greenhouse horticulture is quite a challenge. More and more companies are therefore choosing not only to focus on their own company, but to promote the industry as a whole. After all, if the sector is in a good place, then everyone benefits. Also at Bosman Van Zaal they show the cool…

Colombia: Organic tomato nursery transformed into medical production facility

LaSanta Botanicals wholly-owned subsidiary, LaSanta SAS, has obtained approval by the national agency for agriculture of Colombia (ICA) to begin commercial cultivation of 10 strains of cannabis, after successfully completing the first characterization crop of over 700 plants. The approved cultivars…

Cresco Capital partners raises $60M in oversubscribed cannabis private equity fund

Cresco Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm focused solely on making strategic investments in the legal cannabis market, announced today the closing of an…

US (CO): Company moves to Denver CBD production facility

Golden Developing Solutions will be officially moving into its new 25,000 square-foot production facility in Denver, CO, on June 10, 2019. Management notes that new equipment associated with outfitting the facility is being funded by a new financing agreement that is already in place. Equipment will…

US (OR): Company enters agreement to purchase Oregon based cannabis companies

Rogue Station companies have entered into an agreement to purchase 100% of 4 Oregon based cannabis companies for $2.5 million in cash. The entities consist of a licensed grow…

PB Tec and Moleaer partner to expand nanobubble technology in horticulture

Moleaer and PB Tec have entered into a distribution agreement to promote nanobubble technology in the horticulture market. PB Tec develops innovative and advanced horticultural solutions in the field of electrical engineering, lighting, water engineering and automation combined with services ranging from…

CAN (ON): JWC announces first shipment of proprietary equipment

James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation has announced the first shipment of JWC’s GrowthSTORM™ Dual Droplet™ System equipment to the Licensee’s proposed cultivation facility, located in South Africa. As previously announced, JWC entered into a non-binding letter of intent with the Licensee on April 17,…

Rise in medical cannabis research spurs demand for precise measurement tools

Healthcare technology firm Gofire™, an innovator of hardware and software solutions that aid in dose delivery, health tracking, and medication management, has hired Oberlin…

CAN (BC): Pasha Brands acquires Health Canada approved processor and cultivator

Pasha Brands has acquired Medcann Health Products, a fully licensed, Health Canada approved facility to process, cultivate and sell medical cannabis under the Cannabis Act regulations. Prior to its acquisition by Broome Capital Inc., the privately held Pasha Brands had previously entered into a letter of…

ScottsMiracle-Gro sees sales outlook improve for U.S. Consumer and Hawthorne

The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company announced that it now expects company-wide sales to improve 13 to 14 percent for the full-year, higher than its previous guidance, based on…

JM: Firm to open processing facility and dispensary in Negril, Jamaica

AfriAg Global Plc undertakes first £300,000 official investment in Apollon Formularies, representing 0.71% of Apollon’s share capital, which has a significant interest in one…

Stolze celebrates 50 year anniversary

"Only when you look back, you see how far you have climbed"

In 1969, the year man first set foot on the moon, Teun Stolze started a company that provided household maintenance in the field of electrical engineering. After three years, Bram van den Ende became his first employee, and Bram and grower's son Teun started working in the horticulture sector. Teun…

US (FL): Producer provides update on Florida operations

Future Farm Technologies has announced that operations are in full swing at White Sand Nursery in Apopka, Florida. "Shipments of three truckloads per week of spring accent plants began in March to one of White Sand’s largest customers," the team with the company explains. "As of the first week in June, a…

"Kingdom of Lesotho acts as staging ground for access to larger African markets"

On May 23, 2019, as published in the Government Gazette, South Africa’s Department of Health officially removed Cannabidiol (CBD) from the Country’s Schedule 7 list of highly…

New HQ, CEO and Global Director of Sales for LumiGrow

LumiGrow today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jay Albere II as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board effective immediately. Jay Albere previously held positions as COO and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at LumiGrow. “During this time of rapid change in the industry,…

Alfa Laval completes divestment of major part of Greenhouse division

Alfa Laval has completed the divestment of its air heat exchanger business, related to commercial/industrial air heat exchangers. The business, previously placed in the…

Abattis completes acquisition of Canadian fertiliser and nutrient company

Abattis Bioceuticals Corp has successfully completed its acquisition of NutriVida in the United States and Europe, and Pi Nutrients in Canada, a privately held British…

LetsGrow.com and Gearbox make data-driven cultivation possible

Data-driven cultivation, also known as Data Driven Growing, is a common concept. How can greenhouse growers respond to this? LetsGrow.com and Gearbox Innovations work together…

Moleaer secures additional $5 Million Funding

"Financing allows for production scale-up and commercial expansion"

Moleaer, manufacturer of industrial-scale nanobubble generators, announced recently that they have raised $5 million in funding. The investment was led by London based ADM…

CAN (BC): Grower to build testing facility

ICC International Cannabis, alongside Biotii Technologies Corp. has entered into a design and automation agreement with Y Combinator backed Opentrons Labworks. The companies…

CAN (ON): $14-million research and development facility to be built in Goderich

A Southwestern Ontario town, once described as the “prettiest” in Canada, could become known as an international hub for cannabis research, says the head of a cannabis company. Supreme Cannabis, the parent company of 7Acres, the operator of a massive cannabis greenhouse in Kincardine, is expanding its…

CAN (BC): Grower receives Health Canada approval to expand production facility

Geyser Brands's licensed producer, Apothecary Botanicals, has received Health Canada license amendment approval to update its 7,000-square-foot facility located in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. "This expansion, anticipated to be complete by the end of June 2019, would allow for research and…

US (IL): Company launches national equity and education program

Cresco Labs has announced the launch of its Social Equity & Educational Development (SEED) program, the cannabis industry’s first national social equity initiative promoting inclusion, expungement, equality, access and community engagement. “With the U.S. cannabis industry at an inflection point with…

US (CA): Automated systems manufacturer appoints renowned grower to board as it expands in the cannabis industry

Micro Lab Farms, a premier provider of fully automated turnkey systems for rapid production of legal cannabis, announced that noted cultivator, Kyle Kushman, has joined the company's Advisory Board. "Kushman is an internationally renowned legal cannabis cultivator who has earned 13 Cannabis Cups Awards,"…

CAN (ON): Grower enters second German supply agreement

Eve & Co wholly-owned subsidiary Natural MedCo has entered into a second binding non-exclusive supply agreement for the sale of dried cannabis to a German importer and distributor. According to the company, the supply agreement is for an initial term of three years and is automatically renewable for…

US (NV): Californian business to expand into Nevada market

Plus Products has announced its expansion into the Nevada market, its first market outside of California. PLUS has entered into a definitive agreement to partner with TapRoot Holdings, a vertically integrated cannabis company operating cultivation and manufacturing facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada. PLUS…

Powerfoil D

New overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments

Powerfoil D, the product of 10 years’ experience and purpose-built design. The exceptionally engineered Powerfoil D is the first and only direct-drive overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments - including many horticultural enterprises. "By maintaining consistent temperatures from ceiling…

CAN (BC): Canadian operator to acquire Colombian pharmacy operation

ICC International Cannabis has entered into a binding Letter of Intent with AgraFlora Organics International to acquire 100 per cent of AgraFlora’s Colombian pharmacy operation, Farma Swiss S.A.S. According to the company, the Agreement provides International Cannabis with a coveted LATAM…

CAN (ON): Grower completes first harvest in licensed facility

Canada House Wellness Group wholly owned Licensed Producer of pharmaceutical grade cannabis, Abba Medix Corp., has completed its first commercial scale harvest in its 22,000 sq. ft. production facility. "Abba commenced full scale operations of its indoor controlled grow facility in early February with…

CAN (BC): Canadian firm to establish Nevada cannabis operation

Liht Cannabis Corp. announce that it has executed a letter of intent to reach an agreement in principle, dated April 17, 2019, whereby the Company, or its wholly-owned subsidiary, will seek to acquire all or substantially all of the equity interests of the ACC Group of Companies, a Nevada-based group of…

Possible joint ventures between Florida and Israeli MMJ companies

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried will join the rest of the Florida Delegation Tuesday after a four-day trade mission of her own. One of the areas Fried has explored:…

Tilray Portugal receives GMP certification

Tilray's wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal has received a standard manufacturing license and a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification, in accordance with the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) standards, for its Biocant Park manufacturing facility in Cantanhede, Portugal. This…

Australia: Enevis bets on high-tech LEDs to power turnaround story

One of the oldest listed companies on the ASX, Enevis, is betting on smart lighting technology that can boost agricultural production as a new growth engine for the business, as management tries to return the company to its glory days. The LumiGrow technology, for which audio-visual and lighting company…

CAN (BC): Canadian compny signs distribution agreement for South Africa

Wildflower Brands has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the South African market. Exclusivity was granted to Africann, a local company specializing, amongst…

CAN (ON): Grower signs deal to distribute MMJ to Australia

VIVO Cannabis has signed a distribution agreement with Burleigh Heads Cannabis , one of Australia‘s leading medicinal cannabis distributors. According to the company, the agreement is expected to increase the ability of Australian patients to access VIVO’s high-quality medicinal cannabis flower, oil and…

CAN (AB): Alberta's cannabis sector unites to create Alberta Cannabis Council

Alberta's cannabis sector creates a unified voice with the launch of the Alberta Cannabis Council (ACC). The ACC will serve to elevate the awareness of the Alberta cannabis…

Fluence goes Europe

Fluence by Osram LED horticultural lighting has been launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), supported by an experienced team of technical advisers to help growers produce the best crops possible to meet market demands in the region. The move follows Osram’s acquisition last year of Fluence Bioengineering. “The…

AU: Office of Drug Control awards manufacturing license to cannabis operator

MediPharm Labs Corp. subsidiary, MediPharm Labs Australia, has received its cannabis manufacturing licence from the Australian Office of Drug Control under the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967 on May 21, 2019. "This is a significant milestone for MediPharm Labs that establishes the Company as an early mover in…

CAN (BC): Company to purchase up to 100k kilos of dried flowers

ICC International Cannabis Corp. has entered into a commercial rights and off-take agreement with AgraFlora Organics International, whereby ICC may purchase up to 100,000,000…

CAN (BC): Zenabis provides production, construction and licensing update

Zenabis Global has provided an update on its recent cannabis production figures; anticipated future harvests; facility construction and licensing status; and medical program…

CAN (ON): Canadian firm acquires Swiss organic cannabis company

MPX International Corporation has completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of HolyWorld SA ("HolyWeed") from Romain Gruner, Bernard Rappaz and Laurent Rappaport (the "Shareholders") for a total purchase price of CHF10,000,000 (CDN$13,384,000 calculated using a…

CAN (QC): Grower successfully completes first harvest

Matica Enterprises has completed the first cannabis harvest at the Dorval facility of RoyalMax Biotechnology Canada. “Our team is producing the type of high quality product the market is demanding. This first harvest is important not just for our company but, for Quebec cannabis as a whole. With so few…

US (CA): Genetics company signed agreement with grower

OG DNA Genetics has announced a licensing agreement with Copperstate Farms, a producer and distributor of medical cannabis in the U.S., for the exclusive license to cultivate, manufacture, sell and distribute DNA Genetics branded cannabis products in the State of Arizona. According to the company, the…

AEssenseGrows wins Red Herring 2019 Top 100 North America Award

AEssenseGrows has won Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award. Winners were selected and announced during a Red Herring ceremony last week in Pasadena, Calif. "Of course, human hunger strikes the most vulnerable countries and the poorest, and technology would not meet its paramount objective if it was…

ES: Grower to expand production capacity through strategic acquisition

Wuhan General Group has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Biodeolts. According to the company, the LOI calls for the purchase by Wuhan of 49% of the land, buildings, and infrastructure including the specialized greenhouse and drying ovens. A full agreement between the parties is expected to be reached…

Ted McDonald joins BioWorks as Director of Sales

Ted McDonald has been named Director of Sales, Biological Products, at BioWorks. In his new position, Mr. McDonald will be responsible for managing the BioWorks Biological Products sales organization and growing the BioWorks family of products, services and programs to support its customers in the United…

US (CA): Multi-state operator enters CA market through strategic acquisition

SOL Global Investments Corp. has entered into letters of intent to acquire ECD, which operates as Northern Emeralds, a cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution company headquartered in Humboldt County, California, as well as six licensed dispensary companies in California that will subsequently…

CAN (ON): Supreme Cannabis to acquire Blissco

The Supreme Cannabis Company and Blissco Cannabis Corp. have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement under which Supreme Cannabis will acquire, by way of a…

CAN (QC): Hexo and the Ottawa Food Bank partner up to provide more fresh food to people in need

HEXO Corp and the Ottawa Food Bank are collaborating to provide better access to healthy and sustainable food to the region. HEXO Corp has made a donation to the Ottawa Food Bank for the installation of solar panels to power cold storage at its farm in Stittsville. "The solar power harnessed for the…

US (OR): Cannabis grower to acquire Montana based 22k sq ft facility

Socati Corp. has acquired Blue Marble Biomaterials, a manufacturer of natural and sustainable specialty compounds for the global food, fragrance and cosmetic sectors. Under the terms of the transaction, Socati will acquire Blue Marble’s food-grade, 22,000-square-foot Missoula, Mont., manufacturing…

Cannabis Trade Federation launches diversity, equity and inclusion task force

Today, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) announced the formation of a task force centered on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the cannabis industry. The task force,…

US (NV): Seeds and clones producer to acquire two greenhouses in Arizona

HempWave has entered into long-term agreements to acquire two existing Arizona-based greenhouses to grow industrial hemp seeds and clones. "The two greenhouses (based in…

Fluence joins the Resource Innovation Institute

Cannabis industry is very energy intensive. Sustainability is a major issue within the industry. The team with Fluence is very much aware of that. Here at Fluence, we consider efficiency and efficacy in cultivation to be the two most essential elements to our customer’s success," they say. "Growers…

AU: Cannabis operator expands cultivation capacity and secures export license

THC Global Group Limited (THC Global or the Company) (ASX:THC) is pleased to provide an update on the Company’s domestic cannabis operations, including securing an Australian…

Brendan Kennedy, CEO TIlray:

"Canada to reach supply balance in the next 18 to 24 months"

Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy said Tuesday that the company now believes Canada will reach a supply balance in the next 18 to 24 months. In mid-March, Kennedy had estimated the…

CAN (ON): Health Canada approves starting of cultivation operations at new Hamilton facility

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings has obtained approval from Health Canada, under the Cannabis Regulations, to expand operations into its new building located in Hamilton,…

US: Marrone Bio Innovations appoints new sales managers

Marrone Bio Innovations has appointed John Driver as U.S. Great Lakes Territory Sales Manager, and Loys E. Hawkins as U.S. Western Cascades Territory Sales Manager. John brings over 19 years of agriculture technology and portfolio sales experience to Marrone Bio, having been in a number of business sales…

Open access for all ASHS journals

The ASHS Board of Directors approved the transition to full open access for the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science and HortScience at the spring board…

CAN: Houweling completes deal in Europe

The company connected to the large-scale cannabis conversation of Houweling Nurseries in East Ladner has just completed a major deal in Europe in order to focus on its Canadian operations. AgraFlora Organics last week announced that it has divested itself of its joint venture with another cannabis…

US (AZ): Grower secures loan to expand cultivation, production facilities

4Front Holdings has secured a $50 million loan from LI Lending to support the expansion and buildout of 4Front's cultivation and production facilities ahead of its anticipated business combination with Cannex Capital Holdings. According to the company, the loan's terms include: A five-year term An…

New HQ Havecon & Voorwinden Group opened in style

There aren't many women active in greenhouse building, but last Saturday it was three girls that took care of the most important job of the day. The daughters of Henk Verbakel, Havecon, hit the red button, officially opening the new facilities of Havecon & Voorwinden Group. From the 1.5 hectare HQ,…

US (NV): Producer prioritizes sustainability at Nevada based cultivation and processing facility

Item 9 Labs Corp. announced its medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility Strive Wellness of Nevada will prioritize sustainable initiatives throughout construction. Item 9 Labs broke ground on the project in April 2019 and will be producing legal medical cannabis products under organic…

CAN (BC): Grower anticipates 200% yield increase for third harvest

Consumer healthcare company Geyser Brands announced its successful first test harvest and second harvest as a cannabis cultivator in accordance with Health Canada’s license to cultivate. Geyser Brands has also tripled its growing capacity for an output of 51,000 grams of CBD-dominant flower, with the aim…

CAN: Flowr anticipates upsurge in production capacity

Canadian-licensed producer the Flowr Corporation expects construction at its cultivation facility to be complete by the third quarter of 2019, rising its annual production…

US (OH): Operator to acquire Johnstown company licenses and facility

Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based cannabis operator, announced it acquired an option to purchase medical marijuana cultivation and processing licenses, and the facility of Ohio…

These are the GreenTech Innovation Awards nominees

The GreenTech has announced the nominees of their innovation award. Since the exhibition focuses on greenhouse technique, these provide a nice overview of horticultures finest. The GreenTech exhibitors submitted 50 innovations for the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2019. The winners will be announced during…

Aurora Cannabis to extend supply relationship with Luxembourg

Aurora Cannabis announced today that, through its wholly owned subsidiary Aurora Deutschland, has been selected by the Luxembourg Health Ministry as the exclusive supplier in a public bid to supply a second delivery of medical cannabis to Luxembourg. According to the company, under the terms of the bid,…

Canopy Growth:

“Production costs of $0.50/g achievable over time”

Canopy hosted a tour on Tuesday of the Aldergrove facility (1.3m sq. ft.) and Delta facility (1.7m sq. ft.), including the post-harvest processes and extraction facility. BC Tweed could produce 300 tonnes annually Over time, the Aldergrove and Delta greenhouses could produce ~300 tonnes of cannabis per…

AU: LeafCann becomes licensed MMJ manufacturer

LeafCann Group Pty Ltd (LeafCann) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, LeafCann Manufacturing Pty Ltd, has been granted a licence to Manufacture Medicinal Cannabis by…

Canadian grower acquired export license to sell starting materials to Australia

Delta 9 Cannabis provided an update on its international activities. Export License On May 8, 2019, the company received notice from Health Canada that it has been granted an export permit to sell starting materials to authorized cannabis license holders in Australia and Tasmania. The permit will allow…

Jimmy Chan, Sugarmade CEO:

"Growers in Kentucky will require hundreds of millions of hemp plant clones"

Sugarmade plans to expand its supplies of hemp-cultivation products, specifically to farmers in Kentucky who are hard-pressed to meet booming demand. Jimmy Chan, CEO of SGMD,…

Including cannabis licenses, operations and real estate

PSIQ to acquire 80% of Ecoland

Profile Solutions has announced the proposed acquisition of 80% of the Capital Stock and Assets of Ecoland, an Israel LTD. and Ecoland Group USA SF, INC., a CA Corp.’s Cannabis licenses, operations…

Australia: Enevis enters protected cropping market with LumiGrow smart LED grow lights

Enevis has signed an exclusive supply agreement with LumiGrow. The evergreen contract enables Enevis to leverage its existing skill base to enter the protected cropping markets and other emerging horticultural markets in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia. The Enevis business platform contains the…

CA (BC): "Developing pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids from algae"

FSD Pharma has entered into an agreement with Solarvest BioEnergy to develop pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids from algae. Solarvest, based in Vancouver, British Columbia,…

IL: Producer identifies seven cannabinoids

Cannassure Therapeutics has successfully completed their medical cannabis analytical method development and validation, in accordance with IMCA requirements. "The activity was…

4 ha greenhouse

MW: "Expanding production capacity through acquisition in Republic of Malawi"

EXMceuticals has entered into a non-binding heads of terms to acquire MM ("MM"), an agro-processing business in the Republic of Malawi. "The nursery is set within the existing farms in a 4ha (10 acres) greenhouse which is drip irrigated and can accommodate up to 700,000 plants. The nursery greenhouse is…

Hydroponic farming systems: try before you buy

NexTech AR Solutions has signed a deal with Just Vertical, a hydroponic farming technology company, to provide augmented reality solutions to enhance the online shopping experience. Just Vertical will utilize NexTech’s ARitize eCommerce platform to create true 3D AR models of its AEVA hydroponic farming…

"A new global brand to encompass all of the company's ongoing operations"

Canopy Growth Corporation introduces Spectrum Therapeutics, a new global brand that will encompass all of the Company's ongoing commercial medical and clinical research…

Consultancy firm adds new line of business to focus on cannabis

Leonine Public Affairs, based in Montpelier, is launching a new line of business that will provide government relations services to the fast-growing cannabis industry. The new…

CO: Grower enters into first Colombian seed sale agreement

One World Phama has entered into its first seed sale agreement in Colombia with Kevin Steven Ocampo Prieto of Bogota. Through this long term, evergreen agreement, One World…

US (MA): Cannabis operator acquires rights to cultivation and processing capacity in Ohio

Curaleaf Holdings has signed a definitive agreement granting it an option to acquire Ohio Grown Therapies ("OGT") medical cannabis cultivation and processing licenses and…

AgraFlora Organics to sell interest in Greece to focus on North American market

AgraFlora Organics has sold its rights to AgraLeaf SA in Greece in exchange for common shares of Roughrider, valued at 150% of AgraFlora's original investment in the Greek…

US (OR): Cannabis company reaches mutually agreeable terms with former grower

A legal dispute between a Bend-based marijuana company and its former partner has been dismissed permanently by the Deschutes County Circuit Court. Oregrown Industries Inc.…

Portugal: €45M investment in medical marijuana production

Holigen have announced plans to invest €45 million in the production of medical marijuana in Portugal over the next four years. Pauric Duffy from Holigen told Lusa News Agency that he expects the investment will lead to the creation of some 200 jobs. "We received our production license this year and we…

Two different plates to accommodate seed sizes

Seed E-Z Seeder has been in business for 36 years. It originated as a need for Tesch's Flowerland. The Flowerland consisted of a floral shop, garden center, landscape service and 16 greenhouses. As labor costs became a big factor, Les came up with ideas to cut costs. He developed the vacuum seeder, a…

CA: Israeli company to start growing MMJ in Canada

Israel-based medical cannabis company InterCure Ltd., chaired by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, announced in a Wednesday filing to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange a…

CA (ON): TerrAscend to become active in US, Canada and Europe markets

TerrAscend Corp. announced that its manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada has been issued a Good Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) certificate in accordance with…

CA (ON): Producer to increase production through strategic acquisition

CannaRoyalty Corp has closed the previously announced acquisition of Cub City, a licensed premium craft cannabis producer based in Sonoma County, California for total consideration of US$5.3 million. “Cub City’s 24,600 sq. ft. Santa Rosa facility has an annual production capacity of up to 1,400 kg of…

US (NY): Weekend Unlimited appoints new CEO

Weekend Unlimited has appointed Chris Backus as Interim President & CEO following the resignation of Paul Chu, who previously held the position. The Company’s Board of…

Alki David and Chase Ergen form cannabis investment consortium

Alki David and Chase Ergen have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabis business in Eastern Caribbean nations such as St. Kitts-Nevis, Dominica and Antigua. According to the newly formed consortium, plans include purchasing agricultural land and partnering with farmers to create a…

CA: Aurora Cannabis to use Radiant Energy Vacuum technology

Aurora Cannabis has entered into a royalty-bearing commercial license agreement with EnWave Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Aurora will have an exclusive…

US (MA): Curaleaf to acquire cannabis wholesale brand

Curaleaf Holdings has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the state-regulated cannabis business of Cura Partners in an all-stock transaction valued at C$1.27 billion or…

Canopy Growth acquires German cannabinoid compound company

Canopy Growth Corporation has acquired German-based, Bionorica SE-founded C3 Cannabinoid Compound Company (“C3”). C3’s primary medicinal offering is dronabinol, a pure…

US: Grower to plan growing capacity expansion in 2019

Hemptown USA, a grower of full-spectrum hemp biomass, anticipates a growing capacity expansion in 2019. According to Wolterman, company's founder and chairman, Hemptown farmed…

Holland Screens International is expanding

Martin van Tol has been appointed as a sales manager at Holland Screens International. Martin is well known in the horticulture industry. Martin will join Pascal den Heijer in supporting and growing the company’s international projects. Holland Screens International was established one year ago, by…

UK: Cannabis aid company to move to Londonderry

Cannabis growth aid company Rx Green Technologies is moving from its Manchester location to a larger facility in Londonderry. Marketing manager Gwen Hurd said the company is…

CA (ON): Latin American company to acquire Italian hemp company

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. has entered into a non-binding letter of agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding securities of Canapalife and 100% of the economic interest in…

CA (AB): Aurora acquires lab analysis company

Aurora Cannabis has signed a binding share purchase agreement whereby Aurora has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of privately-held Chemi Pharmaceutical , an Ontario-based laboratory specialized in providing high quality analytics services to the pharmaceutical and cannabis…

US (MI): Producer receives hemp cultivation and processing licenses

Green Hygienics Holdings today announced its receipt of licenses for the cultivation and processing of hemp in the State of Michigan. Per the update, Green Hygienics’ two…

USDA now accepting applications for seed-propagated hemp plant for variety protection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that the Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) will start accepting applications of seed-propagated hemp for plant…

JM: Harvesting under govt's cannabis cultivation pilot expected in four months

Farmers in Accompong, St. Elizabeth, who are part of the Government’s cannabis cultivation pilot project are expected to commence harvesting the plant within four months. This…

PT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at EU campus for MMJ production and distribution

Tilray celebrated the official opening of its European Union (EU) Campus located in Cantanhede, Portugal. Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy, global senior leaders and the EU Campus Team welcomed guests from all over the world including international healthcare professionals, government officials and local…


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