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Identifying key challenges of the Dutch controlled cannabis supply chain

It is time! The 3rd of December the Dutch government will announce which growers will be assigned to make the controlled cannabis supply chain (Gesloten Koffieshop Keten Experiment) successful. Nerve racking and exciting times for the participants to find out if they developed a winning business plan. As…

Aurora Cannabis lays off 30 staff, 'indefinitely' pauses operations at Alta. facility

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it is indefinitely pausing operations at one of its Alberta facilities and laying off a few dozen staff. The Edmonton-based cannabis company says the pause will occur at its Aurora Sun property in Medicine Hat, where it will layoff about 30 workers. Aurora spokeswoman Michelle…

Fresh Publishers

We're going vertical!

Hortidaily and FloralDaily are very glad to announce to have launched a new segment, VerticalFarmDaily.com. Vertical Farm Daily will send out a daily newsletter about all relevant indoor/vertical farming news from around the globe.  Growing marketAs you probably know, there’s a lot of talk about vertical farming and growing without daylight…

Zenabis

CAN (BC): Zenabis entered conditional agreement for the sale of its Delta facility

Zenabis Global has entered into a conditional agreement for the sale its facility in Delta, British Columbia. The agreement, for the sale of land and buildings only, provides for a gross purchase price of $6.65 million and is subject to conditions that are typical for a transaction of this nature.  This transaction…

Jiffy doubles its growbags range

Jiffy has doubled its range of growbags. "Now it’s easier than ever for plant propagators and growers to meet their crops’ needs and boost yields," the company states in a press release.  New Jiffy Essence Growbags: "the perfect budget choice"Jiffy Essence is our new standard range of growbags. Filled with Jiffy’s peat-free substrate,…

Biobest acquires ownership of Beneficial Insectary

Biobest Group NV – through its subsidiary Biobest USA, Inc. - has acquired all shares in Beneficial Insectary from the company’s owner Ms. Sinthya Penn. Sinthya Penn acquired…

CAN (ON): Johnstown-based grower receives licenses for cannabis cultivation, processing, and federal medical sales

Purplefarm Genetics has been awarded licenses from Health Canada pursuant to the Cannabis Act for Cultivation, Processing, and Federal Medical Sales. "These licenses represent…

US (NY): Saratoga County-based nursery sues Washington County Sheriff, alleges deputies destroyed legally grown hemp

A Saratoga County-based nursery has filed a lawsuit against the Washington County sheriff, accusing deputies of illegally destroying more than 250 industrial hemp research…

The problem with hyperaccumulators

Plants with the capability of accumulating heavy metals above concentrations that would typically cause harm or toxicity in plants are known as hyperaccumulators. Cannabis is…

CanBreed

US (CA): Israeli genetic seeds company acquires San Diego-based 3.5-acre farm

Israeli genetic seeds company CanBreed purchased a 3.5-acre farm in  San Diego county in California. In the farm, CanBreed plans to set up facilities to produce stable hemp seeds for marketing in the US. The farm's initial output is expected to be about 12.5 million seeds annually, which will subsequently…

Captiva Verde

CAN (NB): Grower successfully completes first harvest recording high level of THC

Captiva Verde's Solargram Farms Corporation has successfully completed its first large scale cannabis outdoor farm harvest with record THC and terpene results. First Year Harvest ResultsThe Solargram cannabis harvest began on September 17th and was completed on October 30th with final processing…

Ayr Strategies

US (PA): $57M acquisition of a Pennsylvania-based MMJ cultivation and processing facility

Ayr Strategies has moved to a Definitive Merger Agreement from Letter of Intent with CannTech. Ayr intends to purchase 100% of the membership interests of CannTech PA for total purchase consideration of US$57 million, which will be paid as to US$27 million in cash, US$15 million in exchangeable shares,…

UK: Entrepreneur facing hurdles to set up cannabis business

All entrepreneurs face challenges when they set up a business, but Ben Langley had to convince the Government he wasn’t intent on becoming an international drugs baron.  “We spent…

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Taks Handling Systems takes over Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility

Taks Handling Systems, located in Etten-Leur, The Netherlands, has taken over all shares of Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility in Asten. This is an important step in the company's growth strategy. Taks Handling Systems develops, builds and installs complete harvest processing solutions in packaging halls for…

US (MI): Cannabis market finds unlikely home in Webberville

The rural, conservative village of Webberville has never made much of a name for itself. Fields abound, tractors pulling farm equipment often roll through the one-stoplight town. Besides the grainery, few downtown businesses remain: One restaurant, Dollar General, the party store, a pharmacy, a pizza…

PharmaCielo

CO: Grower receives GACP certification

PharmaCielo Colombia has received the Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (“GACP”) designation for the production of medicinal cannabis. The certification was awarded to the Company by SGS following a rigorous auditing process that started last year. The GACP designation awarded to PharmaCielo is…

The Pass

US (MA): Grower to add 43,000 sq. ft. grow to site in Ashely Falls

One of South County’s first marijuana dispensaries now has state approval for a second grow location that will include an outdoor farm and more greenhouses. The Pass, which, in July opened, off Route 7 near the Great Barrington town line, will add a 43,000-square-foot grow site in Ashley Falls to…

for further growth within the horticulture greenhouse market

Kind Technologies acquires Martin Stolze

High-tech scale-up, Kind Technologies, has expanded its position in the horticulture greenhouse market by acquiring Martin Stolze B.V., an international specialist in the automation of internal transport. Increasing demand for technology and automation within the horticulture and food processing worldwideMartin Stolze…

Agrikol

Serbian grower gives update on cultivation

CANEXUS is one of Agrikol’s projects that has developed very quickly and taken a leading position in the market. CANEXUS production is distinguished by the high quality of CBD flowers – a high percentage of CBD (11.5) and a low percentage of THC (0.25). The certificates that this project has also speak…

CAN (ON): Aurora signs supply agreement with Israeli cannabis company

Aurora Cannabis has entered into a strategic Supply Agreement with Cantek Holdings, one of Israel’s leaders in the medical cannabis field. Under the terms of the Agreement, Aurora will supply Cantek with dried bulk flower over a two-year period, with the option to extend. "The Company intends to provide…

Black Dog LED

Black Dog LED announces digital holiday discount across entire store

Black Dog LED has announced a Black Friday discount of 20 percent sitewide across all of the company’s leading LED grow lights, grow kits, and more during the holiday season. An LED grow light pioneer, Black Dog LED is responsible for many of the innovations that have made LEDs truly viable for replacing…

NETA

US (MA): Security equipment grant program to reduce financial barriers for economic empowerment and social equity cannabis businesses

New England Treatment Access (NETA), a division of the privately-held, multi-state cannabis company Parallel and a cannabis operator in Massachusetts, has announced the launch of the first Security Equipment Grant Program designed to help reduce barriers to entry in the state's cannabis industry for…

CO: Grower receives license from Ministry of Health allowing for export

View Systems' subsidiary, Sannabis received notice yesterday from Colombia’s Health Ministry of Resolution 1606 of 2020 issuing Sannabis S.A.S. a Cannabis Derivative Fabrication License. This is one of four Cannabis Licenses needed in Colombia, and the only one issued by the Ministry of Health. This…

Vibe

US (CA): Crescent City-based cultivation facility undergoing expansion from 13,500 sq. ft. to 18,900 sq. ft.

Vibe Growth Corporation's Crescent City, California cultivation facility expansion is under construction and nearing completion. The cultivation facility will increase from 13,500 sq. ft. to 18,900 sq. ft. The expansion cultivation footprint is anticipated to have its first harvest in Q1 2021, while the…

US (OK): Advanced Container Technologies expands into Oklahoma

Advanced Container Technologies has expanded its operations in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company will sell its bottles and packaging; technology and components used for…

CambridgeHOK to offer horticultural product solutions from Fargro

CambridgeHOK has confirmed a new partnership with leading West Sussex-based horticultural products, energy services and consultancy services specialist Fargro Ltd.  The wholesaler, supplier and distributor of horticultural products to commercial growers will use the expertise of the CambridgeHOK team to bring…

CAN (BC): British Columbia-based micro grower selects CO2 foliar spray

Toronto based CO2 GRO has sold a CO2 Delivery Solutions™ Commercial Installation to a British Columbia based smaller cultivator for medical Cannabis licensed under the…

US (CA): Jay-Z to join newly formed cannabis company

Subversive Capital Acquisition has entered into definitive transaction agreements with global icon, entrepreneur and MONOGRAM founder, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, entertainment powerhouse Roc Nation, CMG Partners, and Left Coast Ventures, Inc. (Left Coast Ventures), a predominant cannabis and hemp company with…

CAN (ON): Canopy Growth completed study on the long-term effects of CBD

Canopy Growth Corporation and its medical division, Spectrum Therapeutics, have completed and published a new study on the long-term effects of cannabidiol (CBD), specifically focusing on toxicity and lifespan effects of CBD in the preclinical model C. elegans. The study was commissioned to evaluate the…

CAN (BC): Pure Sunfarms receives research license by Health Canada

Village Farms International, Inc. has announced two positive developments with respect to its wholly-owned Canadian cannabis subsidiary, Pure Sunfarms. Pure Sunfarms Receives Cannabis Research License for On-Site Sensory Evaluation from Health CanadaPure Sunfarms has received from Health Canada its…

Green Leaf

CAN (ON): New ownership and plans to expand MMJ lines for Green Relief

Green Relief has completed its restructuring process and has been acquired by Olivier Dufourmantelle and Angus Footman, two industry veterans who have worked with some of Canada’s leading cannabis companies. The company retained key employees and is open for business in all respects. Now under new…

CAN (BC): Delta-based greenhouse receives agricultural loan

The AgraFlora Organics' flagship cultivation asset located in Delta British Columbia, Propagation Services Canada, has received an Agriculture Loan to bring its cannabis cultivation to market and continue Phase 1 of the Company’s cultivation strategy. As part of the Loan, the Delta Facility will receive…

The Green Organic Dutchman

CAN (ON): The Green Organic Dutchman receives Health Canada approval to export MMJ to Europe

The Green Organic Dutchman has received an Export Certificate from Health Canada.  This certificate enables TGOD to complete its first shipment of medical cannabis to Germany where it will undergo stability testing, the last step before the Company can commence commercialization in 2021. "This is an important…

AmeriCann

US (MA): Freetown-based medical cannabis center secures two licenses

AmeriCann had secured two licenses from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. The licenses include one for cannabis cultivation and one for cannabis product manufacturing. The licenses awarded to AmeriCann will be used by AmeriCann to cultivate cannabis and for manufacturing cannabis infused…

CAN (BC): First craft cannabis grower in city of Kamloops hopes to get license next month

A craft cannabis producer within the City of Kamloops is hoping to get a license from Health Canada by Christmas. Dunesberry Farms owner Bill Bilton Jr. says his company will…

AU: Grower secures A$50M loan for facility completion

Cann Group Limited has lined up a A$50 million secured debt facility from National Australia Bank (NAB). The funds will allow the company to complete the construction of the A$112 million first stage of its project near Mildura, which will enable it to produce 12,500 kgs of dried flower per year. In…

Growing Media Europe welcomes two new members

Growing Media Europe (GME) keeps growing strongly with two new members having joined the association in November 2020. We are pleased to announce that the German company COMPO…

The House of Green

UK: Guernsey-based cannabis grower seeks to raise capital to become largest grower on the island

The House of Green plans to raise between £1.5m and £2m via a private offer to help it become the largest commercial cannabis grower in Guernsey. The fundraising by the Guernsey-based company is not eligible for EIS relief and there are no immediate plans for a flotation. Management currently owns…

US (TX): Puration launches campaign to build hemp growers coalition

Puration has launched a campaign to build a coalition of hemp growers under one brand name in the same way that Sun-Maid Raisins brings together over 800 induvial farmers to market raisins under one brand. "The marketing campaign launched today is part of PURA's recently launched hemp lifestyle brand…

Jushi

US (PA): Scranton-based 90,000 sq. ft. indoor facility to further expand by 70,000 sq. ft.

Jushi has announced plans to nearly double the square footage of its subsidiary’s grower-processor facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania from approximately 90,000 sq. ft. to more than 160,000 sq. ft. in a phased expansion. "The majority of the approximate 70,000 sq. ft. expansion project will be focused on…

Plantech opens Plantech West: Ontario location

Plantech, a Canadian leader in greenhouse electrical systems, controls and automation, has opened a location in Southwestern Ontario. In addition to their HQ in Vineland, Plantech West is now officially operating in Leamington. Jeff McFadden will be operating the new location "With a new office and…

US (AZ): Harvest Health & recreation settled dispute with minority owners over merger

Harvest Health & Recreation has settled its dispute with a small group of the previous owners of Interurban Capital Group. On March 13, 2020, Harvest completed a merger with…

US (OH): Youngstown-based grower doubles grow capacity due to increased demand

Riviera Creek has seen such high demand for its products and steady growth that it's doubling its grow site from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. "The market has grown, and as the market grows, we grow, so we're just going to continue on," said Riviera Creek CEO Daniel Kessler. The expansion not only…

US (MI): Tikun Olam partners up with Michigan-based company to expand footprint

Tikun Olam and Pincanna have finalized an agreement to bring Tikun's world-renowned cannabis products to Michigan in Spring 2021. The collaboration combines Tikun's history of peer-reviewed research and clinical data with Pincanna's expertise in formulating and delivering high-quality cannabis products…

US (CA): UC ANR scientists receive state cannabis research grants

Several scientists affiliated with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources have received grants from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. The BCC awarded on Nov. 13 a total of $29,950,494 in public university research grants across California for research projects related to…

Clever Leaves

US (NY): Clever Leaves succesfully exported cannabis to 14 different countries on 5 continents

Clever Leaves has successfully exported cannabis products to 14 different countries and 5 continents as of Q4 of 2020. The products range from raw materials, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and semi-finished products, including white label products. "Clever Leaves’ international…

European Court of Justice ruled on the production and marketing of CBD

"This decision will establish the CBD European market"

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the production and marketing of CBD is not considered as narcotic, even if it is extracted from the cannabis plant in its entirety, and not only parts of it.  ʺToday's ruling by the European Court of Justice makes it clear that cannabidiol is not a narcotic, even…

Johan van Tuijl sales manager AgrowSer / VDH Foil greenhouses

As of 9 November, Johan van Tuijl will be responsible for all commercial activities of AgrowSer and VDH Foliekassen, both renowned suppliers of foil greenhouses and related products, who have been working together since July of this year from one location in Waddinxveen. The companies together form one…

CAN (BC): Fiore Cannabis announces LOI of US$2 Million secured loan

Fiore Cannabis has executed a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) on November 17, 2020 with a private company for a secured loan of US$2,000,000 (the “Loan”). The Loan carries an interest rate of 10% per annum and is secured by the Apex facility in North Las Vegas and dispensary in Desert Hot Springs.…

US (WV): Development Authority approves site development agreement with medical cannabis company

The Harrison County Development Authority on Thursday approved an agreement with Harvest Care Medical LLC for the transfer of property near the North Central West Virginia Airport in exchange for development work at the site of a planned state-of-the-art indoor medical cannabis cultivation facility and…

CAN (MB): Delta 9 achieves agreement with micro cultivation partner

Delta 9 Cannabis has completed its final services milestone under an agreement with Ahahswinis Green Investments which is 100% owned by Hupacasath First Nation. Ahahswinis is an arms length third party in which Delta 9 has no ownership control or interest. As one of Delta 9’s micro cultivation partners,…

US (IL): Grower secures $120,000+ in energy savings through online reverse auctions

Transparent Energy has completed a successful set of online reverse auctions for Revolution Global, a Chicago-based, multi-state cannabis health and wellness company, to power its 75,000 square-foot cannabis cultivation center in Delavan, Illinois. "The online auctions attracted six nationally accredited…

Indus Holdings

US (CA): Grower plans major expansion with 300,000 sq.ft. cultivation facility

Indus Holdings has entered into a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to lease a neighboring facility to host expanded cultivation operations. The LOI contemplates a 20-year lease with a 5-year extension option. "Indus has selected the facility for its scale, existing attributes, and lease economics," the Indus…

CAN (BC): Speakeasy exceeds projected estimates with 72,000 kilograms on completion of 2020 outdoor harvest

Speakeasy’s completion of its successful 2020 first outdoor harvest highlights how important the combination of the Geen family’s farming experience, combined with genetics and the perfect climate is, in the making of a successful cannabis crop. "British Columbia’s spring was not a typical one and less…

US (UT): First Cannabichromene (CBC) patent submitted

GeneticsCubed, a Green Rock Hemp Holdings company, has achieved its mission to produce high-performance seeds and clones in the hemp industry. The company recently submitted the first patent for a unique Cannabichromene (CBC) hemp cultivar, C2B. "C2B is a high CBC hemp strain developed by selective…

Collaboration of Unger Maschinenbau and Flier Systems

Unger Maschinenbau and Flier System, both family businesses, announce that they originated a collaboration. Because of the tightened Covid-19 measures, a joint contract signing moment is not possible. However, both parties would like to explain the partnership and elaborate on this. Walter Unger, Co-owner…

US (ME): Four cannabis growers approved in Wilton

Four medical cannabis cultivation licenses were unanimously approved by the Select Board following a workshop Tuesday night with the Planning Board to revise the town’s…

US (AZ): 45-Acre cannabis cultivation expansion approved by Coolidge, Arizona Officials

The Coolidge, Arizona City Council has accepted master site expansion plans for one of the state's largest approved cultivation sites, owned and operated by Item 9 Labs. The vertically integrated cannabis operator will enhance their marijuana operations space by 33x at the conclusion of the expansion.…

US (AR): Harvest Health & Recreation sold assets in Arkansas

Harvest Health & Recreation has completed the divestiture of its dispensary and cultivation assets in Arkansas. "Natural State Wellness Dispensary and Natural State Wellness…

US (CA): Ciclo announces free cultivation software for California licensed cannabis operators

Ciclo has announced the offering of its free cultivation software for all California licensed cannabis operators beginning November 16th. "This free technology enables…

MK: Grand opening of a North Macedonia-based 17,800m2 cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility

PHCANN International has announced the Grand Opening of its new 17,800m2 indoor cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in Skopje, North Macedonia. This is the Company’s second cannabis facility in North Macedonia, built to the same standards as its first EU GMP-certified facility. The Company…

ZA: Felbridge awarded full member status of the South African National Seed Organization

Felbridge has obtained full member status of the South African National Seed Organization (SANSOR) thereby becoming the first company in South Africa with a medical cannabis cultivation license to do so. The SANSOR membership is significant in that it paves the way forward for the establishment of a…

24,000m2 of indoor growing area

MK: Largest indoor cultivation location for medicinal cannabis in Europe is taking shape

After two years of preparations, Nedcann North Macedonia, who have recently been granted licenses for the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and the sale of propagation materials by the North Macedonia government, is ready to begin operations. Nedcann aims to be not only the largest, but above all the…

US (NJ): MMJ growing operation proposed in old ornamental greenhouse

A New York firm wants to plant medical marijuana in a commercial greenhouse that previously grew orchids here. High Street Capital Partners is expected to make its case…

US (MO): Riegels Farms: from dairy products to hemp

Nestled along the eastern banks of Dubois Creek is Riegel Dairy, a 73-year-old dairy farming operation that is pioneering a new future in hemp. “Overall, it has been a rough five years (for the dairy market),” said Jon Riegel, a grandson of Fred and Alice Riegel, who received the farm’s first dairy cow…

CAN (BC): LP reduces price of unused indoor cultivation facility

Zenabis Global has slashed the price of its Delta indoor cannabis growing facility as the company moves from a cultivation focus to distribution. In March, the Vancouver-based and publicly traded company reported its 25,000 square foot indoor facility and office — converted to pot use in 2018 — would be…

US: National Industrial Hemp Council receives $200,000 from USDA to support international trade

National Industrial Hemp Council received $200,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Market Access Program (MAP) funding to support export market development of industrial hemp. “We are grateful for USDA confidence and the recognition of NIHC as the industry leader in industrial hemp trade and…

MediPharm Labs sees CFO leave for family reasons

MediPharm Labs has accepted the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer, Bobby Kwon, who is leaving for family reasons. Mr. Kwon will remain with the company through to the…

US (CO): State's cannabis sales reached $200 million month in September

Cannabis enthusiasts purchased more than $206.4 million worth of Colorado-made cannabis products in September, as sales from a record-breaking year moderately cooled off. Recreational dispensaries sold $166,547,119 during the month, while medical dispensaries sold $39,941,149 for a combined $206,488,268…

New grower joins Spanish MMJ landscape

Spain does not have an official government medical cannabis program and the prescription and commercialisation of medical cannabis are still illegal in Spain. When recently…

8ha parcel acquired for future development of HQ Havecon North America

Today is the 14th birthday of the Dutch based company Havecon Horticultural Projects. Current times make it hard to host a party, but still the company has something festive to share. Their subsidiary Havecon North America Inc, founded in 2011, has purchased a property to build their new North American…

Supreme Cannabis enters into supply agreements with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers

Supreme Cannabis has entered into a supply agreement with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, a subsidiary of Shoppers Drug Mart. Under the terms of the supply agreement with…

US: Hydrofarm files for a $100 million IPO

Hydrofarm Holdings Group, a hydroponics and specialty indoor gardening market supplier, filed on Thursday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public…

The Green Organic Dutchman announces Q3-2020 results and leadership changes

The Green Organic Dutchman announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2020 ended September 30, 2020, and leadership changes. These filings are available for…

US (CA): Cannabis farms struggle to survive California wildfires without insurance

California’s record wildfire season has left many cannabis growers concerned about Croptober – the primary harvest season for marijuana sold in California, where it’s legally consumed. As fires continue burning into the record book, California growers – whose operations are federally illegal and…

US (FL): MSO to move into AZ and FL market through strategic acquisition

Verano Holdings has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire and combine operations with Alternative Medical Enterprises, Plants of Ruskin, and affiliated companies, vertically-integrated cannabis companies that apply pharmaceutical industry standards to developing, cultivating, producing, and…

IL: Canonic received approval for propagation of medical cannabis

Canonic has received an IMC-GAP approval from the Israel Medical Cannabis Agency for the commercial operation of its propagation farm. This approval will allow Canonic to proceed with the execution of its commercialization plan of medical cannabis products. Canonic's propagation farm, which was…

HC

HC’s fiber solutions earn USDA certification for biobased products

The HC Companies is now a recipient of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Labeling Program for both their EcoGrow and FiberGrow lines of sustainable growing containers, as well as their fiber protective packaging solutions. “For over 30 years, HC’s been providing…

US (IL): Mundelein-based facility approved, but state permit still needed

Entrepreneurs have received permission from Mundelein officials to open one of Illinois' first craft cannabis businesses on the village's east side. But the proposal from a Chicago-based partnership called CAJD Illinois Ventures can't move forward until it gets a state license to grow and process…

US (MA): Jackson approves sale of city-owned properties for cannabis grower

Jackson City Council approved the sale of two city-owned properties at its meeting Tuesday – for two seemingly different buyers. Delray Beach, Florida-based Objectiv Growth, LLC proposed purchasing the Washington Avenue property to demolish the existing buildings and construct a 70,000-square-foot…

AU: Australian firm to sell interest in Chilean joint venture

AusCann has entered into an agreement with GrowForChile and Telor International Limited (Telor), in respect to the sale of the Company’s right, title and interest in its 50%…

AFC

US (PA): Grower receives funding for expansion, build-out of 240,000 sq.ft. facility

AFC Gamma has funded a $22 million credit facility for Organic Remedies. The credit facility is designed to provide capital to complete the build out of Organic Remedies' +/-240,000 square foot cultivation and processing facility, as well as build out three additional dispensaries, under its Clinical…

CAN (BC): Village Farms' Clean energy subsidiary renews and extends Vancouver landfill gas contract to transition to renewable natural gas model

Village Farms International' wholly-owned subsidiary, Village Farms Clean Energy, has renewed and extended its existing contract with the City of Vancouver under which VFCE receives landfill gas captured by the City of Vancouver at the City's landfill site in Delta, BC (the "COV LFG Contract"). The…

Medicinal

New exciting industry taking shape on the unique island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)

Medicinal was one of the first companies in SVG to acquire their license to produce and manufacture cannabis products.  After months of growing cannabis on their island’s special volcanic soil, the company was ready to kick off their pilot lab a few weeks ago. On October 15th 2020, with the Ministry of Agriculture,…

US (MA): Cannabis growing, processing company hopes to open on Cranberry Highway

A duo of businessmen hope to open a new cannabis cultivation and processing company called Trava in Jordan Plaza at 3119 Cranberry Highway. The entrepreneurs, Vladimir Georgiev and Krzysztof Sadlowski, currently co-own the V and K Smoke Shop in Quincy, which they say has given them plenty of experience…

servicing the UK, Netherlands and Belgium greenhouse markets

CO2 GRO signs exclusive marketing agreement with UK based Rika

Toronto based CO2 GRO (GROW) has signed an exclusive marketing agreement with UK based Rika to market and sell GROW’s aqueous CO2 Delivery Solutions systems into the United…

US (NY): MMJ grower to expand cultivation and processing operation

Vireo Health International has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its inaugural cannabis harvest in New York State and simultaneously announced that it has secured a purchase option that would enable the Company to expand its cultivation and processing operations adjacent to the Vireo Bluebird Facility…

Scotland-based medical cannabis facility receives agency funding

Work has begun on a medicinal cannabis farm in Dumfries and Galloway following a public development agency investment. Hilltop Leaf Ltd, a private medicinal cannabis cultivation and extraction business, has received support from South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE). The £690,000 capital investment will be…

PT: Jushi Holdings receives provisional license for medical cannabis cultivation in Portugal

Jushi Europe, 51%-owned by Jushi Holdings, was granted a provisional license (the “pre-license”) from INFARMED, I.P., the Portuguese National Authority for Medicines and Health Products through its 100%-owned Portugal-based subsidiary JPTREH Unipessoal Limitada (“Jushi Portugal”). Jushi Europe was…

US (NY): Five years in, MMJ growers look to future

It’s been five years since Vireo Health started growing medical cannabis here, on the site of what used to be the Tryon youth center. And while the irony of growing legal cannabis on what used to be a junior prison is lost on no one, the people at Vireo are looking ahead on their fifth anniversary,…

US (CA): Salinas-based facility to upgrade and to commence sales of clones

Harborside is engaging in a substantial upgrade of one of its approximately 45,000 square foot greenhouses at its 47-acre integrated production campus in Salinas, California. "The planned upgrades include, among other things, the installation of blackout curtains and supplemental LED grow lights in the…

Codema achieves certificate on the CO2 Performance Ladder

Codema recently received the CO2-conscious certificate for achieving level 3 on the CO2 Performance Ladder. It makes the company one of the first companies in the…

US (MD): TerrAscend expands U.S. footprint through acquisition of Maryland-based grower

TerrAscend has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HMS Health,  and HMS Processing from Curaleaf Holdings. HMS is a cultivator and processor of medical cannabis products in the state of Maryland. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to TerrAscend on an EBITDA basis. "HMS currently operates…

Aleafia Health

CAN (ON): Aleafia Health shows preliminary successful harvest results

Aleafia Health has reported its Port Perry Facility’s preliminary outdoor cannabis harvest results, where 50,000 plants have yielded approximately 31,200 kgs of dried cannabis flower at a cash cost per gram to harvest of $0.10, according to them.  “The 2020 harvest is a major step forward from our previous…

US (CA): First commercial cannabis business opens in Chula Vista

The city of Chula Vista has opened Grasshopper Delivery, the first commercial cannabis business to open since voters approved Measure Q in 2018 which authorizes commercial cannabis retail, delivery, testing, cultivation, and manufacturing in the city.   A total of 12 cannabis retail operations are allowed in…

Yeti Farms

US (CO): Shawn Honaker, owner of Yeti Farms, offers guidance to cannabis growers and operators in newly legalized states

Shawn Honaker, Owner of Yeti Farms - one of Colorado's most respected cannabis cultivation and manufacturing operations, is offering consulting services to entrepreneurs, business groups, and individuals that are entering or expanding in the legal cannabis market, including in states that just legalized…

CAN (BC): Citation Growth changes name into Fiore Cannabis

Citation Growth will change its name to Fiore Cannabis and trade under the ticker symbol "FIOR" on the Canadian Securities Exchange. The CSE will publish a bulletin announcing the effective date of the change and it is anticipated that the common shares will begin trading under the new name on or about…

Puro

NZ: New Zealand grower receives license to cultivate 10 hectares of medicinal cannabis

Puro was today granted a license which will enable it to plant 10 hectares of medical cannabis – the equivalent of ten rugby fields – at our Kēkerengū site on the Kaikoura Coast. Director Tim Aldridge says over the next few weeks, Puro will plant over 80,000 seeds and seedlings at Kēkerengū. “Our seeds…

US (AZ): Copperstate Farms to acquire cannabis licenses in North Scottsdale and Tempe

Copperstate Farms Management has reached an agreement to acquire management rights and control of two Level Up (formerly MedMen Arizona) cannabis licenses and dispensaries in North Scottsdale and Tempe. The locations include dispensary retail spaces, as well as a 25,000 square-foot cultivation and…

PharmaCielo

CO: Colombian grower commences harvest of high THC cultivars

PharmaCielo is carrying out the first harvest cycle of six high-THC cultivars. The harvest from 5.5 hectares of open-air greenhouse at the company’s Rionegro complex is expected to yield more than 10 tonnes of dry flower, which will be processed at PharmaCielo’s operational processing and extraction…

Maryna Yermakova joins Ridder Group

Maryna Yermakova has joined Ridder as Sales Manager. Starting November 1, Maryna Yermakova will use her knowledge and expertise to support growers and investors with the fast-growing range of digital solutions and services in the Ridder portfolio.  The appointment of Maryna Yermakova is the next step in Ridder's strategic…

Taylor Sorenson joins BioWorks as Biological Solutions Advisor

Taylor Sorenson has been named Biological Solutions Advisor at BioWorks. In his new position, Mr. Sorenson will be increasing BioWorks ability to deliver personalized…

US (CO): Schwazze expects Star Buds acquisition to close before year-end after arranging funding

Schwazze has provided an acquisition update for Star Buds and the Company released strong preliminary unaudited financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020. "As previously disclosed, Schwazze has entered into definitive agreements to purchase 14 Star Buds Colorado locations," the…

US (IL): Female-run cannabis grower passes first step to open in Rolling Meadows

A new cannabis grower, processor and infuser operation is expected to move into a site currently used as an auto storage yard at 3650 Berdnick St., Rolling Meadows. Aldermen approved the first reading of several actions Oct. 27 needed for developers of Cultivate Change LLC to establish the new business:…

CAN (QC): Cannara Biotech appoints Donald Olds to board of directors

Cannara Biotech has appointed Donald Olds as a Director on the Company's board of directors. "Don is well-recognized within the Montreal business community as a leader both within the life science sector and beyond. We are delighted that he is bringing his experience and integrity to Cannara," said Zohar…

CAN (ON): Kawartha Lakes reviews regulations related to cannabis production and cultivation

City Council received a report at the Nov. 4 Council meeting on the considerations to be reviewed surrounding cannabis production and cultivation. The report states that the Federal government, through Health Canada, is responsible for issuing licenses for personal medical use of cannabis and commercial…

Sneak peek: cannabis research with NC State University and Current

Current’s Senior Plant Scientist, Hans Spalholz, Ph.D., is teaming up with Dr. Ricardo Hernández, Ph.D., who is conducting research on the effects of light intensity on cannabis crops in a controlled environment. Along with being a horticulture expert with degrees in plant physiology and agronomy, Dr.…

Hortilux

PCF Greenhouse Technologies and Hortilux are expanding their cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic

"This year has been a test of strength for many manufacturers"

PCF Greenhouse Technologies - a Russian company for the design, construction and engineering support of greenhouse complexes - is implementing a number of greenhouse complex construction projects in Russia in 2020. According to General Director Vladimir Tsanava, it is very important for the company to…

US (MA): Griffin partners up with The Hemp Mine

Griffin has entered into a Genetic Distribution Agreement with The Hemp Mine. The Hemp Mine is based out of South Carolina and is a leading genetics provider across the United States. "Griffin works with the strongest breeders in the ornamental world, and we are bringing the same approach to the hemp…

FCM Global Announces Availability of Customized EU-GMP Certified Medical Cannabis Formulations

FCM Global has announced its ability to supply CBD and THC bulk extracts and custom formulations certified in accordance with European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (EU-GMP). FCM Global, a pioneer in high-quality, value-added inputs for the medical cannabis industry, is now offering these…

World Horti Center

Mexican Ceickor, World Horti Center and Koppert sign MoU

In the presence of Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Carola Schouten, Agricultural Minister Villalobos Arámbula of Mexico, Ambassadors Zabalgoitia Trejo and Wilfred Mohr, Felix Tarrats of Ceickor, Joep Hendricks of World Horti Center and Peter Maes of Koppert Biological Systems…

US (CO): GrowGeneration to acquire nation’s third-largest chain of hydroponic garden centers

GrowGeneration has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire The GrowBiz, the nation’s third-largest chain of hydroponic garden centers, with five stores across California and Oregon. The transaction is expected to close before fiscal year-end 2020. Founded in 2010 by Ross and Ryan Haley, The GrowBiz…

Hemplet

US (IN): Field study to measure success rates of clones and seedlings

Hemplet Farms is a high-tech propagation company and is constantly conducting research to perfect our propagation capabilities to produce quality starter plants for farmers to stock their fields. Hemplet Farms conducted an internal study to measure the field success rate of seedlings and clones…

CAN (BC): Village Farms completes acquisition of Pure Sunfarms

Village Farms International has completed the acquisition from Emerald Health Therapeutics of 36,958,500 common shares of Pure Sunfarms owned by Emerald, representing approximately 41.3% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pure Sunfarms (the "Pure Sunfarms Transaction"). With the completion of…

Sustainable business practices in the coco-coir industry

Sustainability is a topic that is becoming an increasingly important attribute of many organisations, in response to the significant climate and ecological challenges currently being faced. In addition, COVID-19 has highlighted the need for strengthening supply chains across the globe. Businesses,…

US (AZ): Harvest Health & Recreation reached settlement with Devine Hunter

Harvest Health & Recreation has settled its dispute with Devine Hunter and its affiliates on mutually agreeable terms.  On February 12, 2019, Harvest announced an agreement to acquire six licenses in Arizona from Devine for undisclosed terms. In March 2020, Harvest commenced litigation proceedings against…

CAN (SK): Grower receives sales approval for Saskatchewan

Matica Enterprises subsidiary RoyalMax Biotechnology Canada has received approval to supply cannabis from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), the provincial…

US (MT): Montana Department of Agriculture releases hemp marketplace

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced today that the Hemp Marketplace is now available to buyers and sellers of hemp and hemp derivatives. The online portal can be accessed by visiting the department’s website. “With hemp being a relatively new crop grown in Montana, the department…

Six Labs

US (MA): Saginaw County-based cannabis facility aims to be state’s largest 'craft grower’

A new cannabis growth operation based in Saginaw County’s village of Chesaning aims to provide Michigan’s recreational market with high-quality supply - while also making a name for itself nationally with its own products. Six Labs wants to become a “craft grower” known for its quality products, but…

Harm Ammerlaan new commercial director Hortilux

On 1 November 2020, Harm Ammerlaan will start as the new commercial director at Hortilux. As sales manager at BASF Vegetable Seeds and prior to that as general manager of LetsGrow.com, Ammerlaan built up a wealth of experience and a broad network in international horticulture. Hortilux is therefore…

Vancouver Sun

CAN (BC): Unused cannabis greenhouse in Delta goes up in flames

A massive plume of smoke appeared in Delta on Sunday morning as fire took hold at a cannabis greenhouse that had closed in March. According to Delta Fire and Emergency Services, firefighters were called to the blaze at Canopy Growth’s former Delta growing facility on the 10200-block of Hornby Drive at…

Green Point Research

US (FL): Grower gathers Florida's largest legal hemp harvest in over 80 Years

Green Point Research completed the largest hemp harvest in the State of Florida in over 80 years. The multi-day, 110-acre harvest in North Florida reaped over 500,000 hemp plants and is part of a broader 150-acre fall hemp harvest for the company. Green Point Research's fall harvest is Florida's largest…

IL: Company presents a new way of reviewing cannabis genetics

There is a rapid evolution taking place in the cannabis industry. With more and more countries legalizing both medical and recreational use of cannabis, cannabis research, investment, cultivation, and product development are surging. Much of this research focuses around the myriad potential that cannabis…

Firelands Scientific

US (OH): MMJ grower commits to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency

Firelands Scientific has earned certification as a B Corporation. "As a cutting-edge medical cannabis company that is devoted to providing patients with the highest quality, natural sun-grown medicine, Firelands Scientific is proud to be the only medical cannabis company to hold this certification," the…

US (IL): Craft cannabis cultivation looking to be established in Pekin

A new local business is looking to establish a craft cannabis grow facility in Pekin’s Riverway Industrial Park. Riverway Craft Laboratories, LLC, has requested a $500,000 tax-increment funding incentive from the city of Pekin to assist with the facility’s establishment. In a presentation at Monday’s…

CambridgeHOK and Protium Green Solutions

"Transforming UK horticulture sector through use of Hydrogen-as-an-energy-service"

CambridgeHOK have signed an agreement with London-based Protium Green Solutions to work together and help speed up the decarbonisation of the UK horticultural sector through the increased use of green hydrogen energy solutions. Charlotte Penn & the CambridgeHOK headquarter The move sees two UK based energy…

KETOS closes $18 million in Series B funding

KETOS has closed on $18 million in financing. The round was led by Motley Fool Ventures with participation from Citi and Illuminated Funds Group as new investors. They join…

US (CO): Rifle-based cannabis cultivation facility to expand

Green Medicine LLC owner Dan Sullivan requested that the Rifle Planning and Zoning Commission recommend to city council that they allow his marijuana cultivation site to expand. The addition could bring in as much as $75,000 more in annual tax revenues to the city, Sullivan said. Located in a light…


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