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"Trulieve worker died from inhaling ground cannabis dust"

Federal regulators are alleging that a cannabis worker died early this year from inhaling ground cannabis dust at an indoor grow operation in Holyoke. In a summary of its investigation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that on Jan. 7, an employee of the cannabis giant Trulieve was…

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US (CA): "Agreement with micro license grower lays foundation for significantly expanded infrastructure"

With the recent signing of a management services agreement (“MSA”), Sugarmade is making key progress toward the goal of strengthening its position in the California cannabis space. SGMD signed the MSA through its subsidiary, SugarRush, which entered into the agreement with Canndis, a California cannabis…

Dutch Young Executives group visits Israel’s Volcani Center with DryGair

“Young Executives” is a unique program that provides young professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to develop themselves as leaders in the horticulture industry. It’s a 2-year program hosted by Florpartners and is aimed towards 20–30-year-old individuals in various horticulture fields. The…

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US (NJ): Law school launches cannabis curriculum

“For too many years, communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the criminalization of cannabis,” says Kimberly Mucherson, co-Dean of Rutgers Law School. On Tuesday, the New Jersey-based institution announced a six-month Certificate in Cannabis Law and Business beginning in January…

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ACT Laboratories expands into Massachusetts with the acquisition of CDX Analytics

ACT Laboratories announced an agreement to acquire CDX Analytics of Massachusetts to continue its geographic expansion and extend its scientific leadership. "ACT Labs is out to build the foremost, multistate cannabis lab testing partner for cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and brands, and we're…

Xebra

Xebra to receive cannabis authorizations from Mexican FDA imminently

Xebra Brands announced that the Mexican Health Regulatory Agency (the Mexican FDA) has been directed by the court authorities to grant Xebra's wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, Desart MX, SA de CV, all applicable cannabis authorizations pursuant to the irrevocable injunction granted by the Supreme Court…

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US (NV): Cannabis testing company may lose license for falsely inflating THC levels

A Las Vegas-based facility that intentionally manipulated cannabis testing results will likely face disciplinary action after state regulators denied the company’s motion to dismiss the action Tuesday, the 27th of September. The Cannabis Compliance Board voted unanimously to reject Lettucetest LLC’s…

Winnipeg-based CEL Group joins Madison Industries

The CEL Group of Companies (“CEL”) announced that it will be joining the Madison Industries (“Madison”) group of companies. CEL is headquartered in Winnipeg and is comprised…

CHP systems offer growers more flexibility

Extreme energy prices are a source of concern for many parties in the horticultural industry. However, Hans van den Heuvel with Gruppo AB stresses that a CHP system can offer more solutions than many growers are aware of. After all, Van den Heuvel explains, a CHP system does so much more than just…

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Real Brands signs definitive agreement for acquisition of Boulder Botanical & Biosciences Laboratories

Real Brands Inc. has signed the definitive agreement for the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Boulder Botanical & Biosciences Laboratories, Inc. from Frankens Investment Fund, LLC, which had acquired Boulder Botanical in April 2022. The acquisition will include Boulder Botanical’s brands…

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CAN: One of Quebec's largest indoor growers expands cannabis offering

Quebec company Cielo Verde Inc. announced that an additional three of their premium-quality cannabis products are now available at the SQDC for a total of six products. Continuing their expansion of the Bud LafleurTm/Mc brand, three products will be sold in dried flower form in 3.5 g size along with the…

Company plans first shipment of medical cannabis to Germany

Akanda Corp. prepares for its first export shipment to Germany from its Portugal-based Holigen operation in the coming weeks. Akanda's EU GMP certified indoor grow facility in Sintra received its first purchase order and is expected to make its first export shipment to Germany imminently. Akanda recently…

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US (WV): $600,000 loan for medical cannabis grower's expansion

Sweet Leaf Madison Capital (SLMC) announced the closing of a loan for more than $600,000 to Harvest Care Medical, a West Virginia-based company committed to bringing high-quality medicinal cannabis products to patients in the Mountain State. The loan is part of a refinancing of Harvest Care’s prior…

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Canopy Growth announces divestiture of Canadian retail operations

Canopy Growth Corporation has entered into agreements to divest its retail business across Canada, including the stores operating under the Tweed and Tokyo Smoke retail banners. The announcement reinforces the Company's focus on advancing its path to profitability as a premium brand-focused cannabis and…

Smart irrigation collaboration results in new grower-trained watering technology

Growers spend an average of 240 hours per acre managing and monitoring their irrigation systems. This manual process leads to costly crop management, inconsistent yields, or even crop loss. “For the past three years, Vineland has worked in close collaboration with LetsGrow.com to develop a machine…

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Trulieve launches Khalifa Kush Cannabis in Florida through exclusive partnership with Wiz Khalifa

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. announced the official launch of Khalifa Kush premium medical cannabis products in select Florida retail locations this Saturday, October 1. This is an exclusive partnership with multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY, and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa in…

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US (MI): Hero Technologies executes purchase agreement to buy land for cannabis operations

Hero Technologies has finalized a real estate purchase agreement for a 10-acre property in Vassar, Michigan. The purchase price is $600,000. The company plans to use the property as its base of cannabis operations in the state, including indoor and outdoor growing, processing, wholesaling, and selling…

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Portugal: Largest cannabis manufacturing facility in Europe officially opened

SOMAÍ Pharmaceuticals Unipessoal LDA has officially opened its new pharmaceutical EU-GMP facility in Portugal. SOMAÍ’s phase 1 manufacturing footprint spans 3,800 square meters of manufacturing floor, independent laboratory, and offices, ensuring SOMAÍ Pharmaceuticals’s prominence as the largest…

Sanity Group

Europe's largest cannabis investment round: total of $100 million raised for German company

Leading German cannabis company Sanity Group announced today a $37.6M Series B financing round – Europe's largest cannabis investment round to date. The round was led by BAT Group with ongoing commitment from existing Sanity Group investors such as Redalpine, and Casa Verde Capital, bringing total funds…

Innovation Agri-Tech Group appoints plant scientist and molecular biologist

Agricultural technology company, Innovation Agri-Tech Group (‘IAG’), announces two new appointments. Deepa Manikkath Haridas and Felix Trimmer have both joined the team as Lead Plant scientist and Molecular Biologist, respectively. Deepa Manikkath Haridas, who joins IAG as Lead Plant Scientist and who…

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South Carolina hemp farmer files federal lawsuit over destroyed crops

A South Carolina farmer is suing several state agencies in federal court on grounds they conspired to deny him his due process rights after authorities in 2019 destroyed his hemp crop, which was grown in unregistered fields. In a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 16, John Trenton Pendarvis alleges the South…

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US (CT): Cannabis entrepreneur hopes to open 60,000 sq ft grow facility

As one of the first in the state to get a provisional cannabis license, Tiana Hercules is looking for a large facility in Greater Hartford to open her prospective cultivation facility. Hercules, founder and CEO of social equity micro-cultivator Connecticut Cultivation Solutions said she’s looking for a…

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Launch of cannabis education program in Korea

KRTL International Corp. and ICANN Ventures have signed multiple strategic agreements to be executed accordingly. As an introduction to this relationship, they have collaborated with Yeungnam University (Republic of Korea). Through this trilateral revenue-sharing partnership, the CBD Training Academy, a…

Pure Sunfarms

Pure Sunfarms places No.17 on ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

Pure Sunfarms Corp. has placed No.17 of 430 companies on the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies. Canada's Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Pure Sunfarms earned its spot with three-year growth of 2,320 percent. "As a leader in the…

Tradecorp invests over US$ 1 million in its first Global Biosolutions Research and Innovation Center in Brazil

Tradecorp Brazil, a Rovensa Group company, has announced an investment of more than US$ 1 million in a new Global Biosolutions Research and Innovation Center located in Hortolândia (São Paulo State). The company’s first innovation center in Brazil aims to develop new biosolutions for the country and…

Establishes office in Portugal

Cannabis consulting firm expands globally to help more cannabusinesses enter the European market

Higher Yields Cannabis Consulting is increasing its presence in Latin America and Europe. The company has signed a lease in Lisbon, Portugal, to expand its involvement in the European cannabis market. The international cannabusiness consulting firm has deep experience in the legalization of cannabis in…

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Tilray Medical receives approval to extend market authorization in Italy

Tilray Brands, Inc. announced that FL Group S.R.L., a division of Tilray Medical in Italy, has received approval from the Italian Ministry of Health to import and distribute Tilray’s medical cannabis oral solution THC25 across the country.Denise Faltischek, Tilray’s Chief Strategy Officer and Head of…

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US (NM): DEA audit completed for federally selected company's agricultural complex

Bright Green Corporation, one of the very few companies selected by the U.S. government to grow, manufacture, and sell, legally under federal and state laws, cannabis and cannabis-related products for research, pharmaceutical applications, and affiliated export, provided an update on the progress made at…

US (OR): Halo Collective completes acquisition of indoor grow and distribution hub

Halo Collective Inc. has completed the acquisition of all of the substantial assets of three operating entities doing business as Pistil Point in Oregon, which collectively hold multiple cannabis licenses. With this transaction, Halo now has full ownership of a range of indoor and outdoor cultivation,…

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Shipping medical cannabis from South Africa to Germany

Farmer 2 Pharma secures long-term supply agreements between a licensed German importer and two licensed South African cultivators. As the cannabis industry rollercoaster continues to persevere through painfully slow climbs and rapid dips, there is good news to share. Farmer 2 Pharma is seeing an increase…

Clever Leaves

Clever Leaves partners with House of Kush for international expansion

Clever Leaves Holdings Inc. announced a partnership with U.S. cannabis-branded genetic innovation company House of Kush to be the exclusive grower and distributor of proprietary genetics globally. Clever Leaves will be the exclusive producer of various genetics for House of Kush outside of the United…

Trulieve

Trulieve wins Georgia production license to provide patients statewide access to medical cannabis

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. announced the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission awarded Trulieve GA, Inc. with a Class 1 production license. Trulieve patients in Georgia will be able to choose from a variety of low-THC oil products in both oral and topical forms in the near future.  The GMCC's decision…

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CAN: "This acquisition doubles our production capacity"

Freedom Cannabis Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Calgary-based Boaz Pharmaceuticals Inc. The details of the agreement were not disclosed. With 126,000 square feet of cultivation and manufacturing space, the Boaz assets are expected to double the production capacity of…

Curaleaf

Curaleaf completes majority stake acquisition of Germany's Four 20 Pharma

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its agreement to acquire a 55% stake in Four 20 Pharma GmbH, a fully EU-GMP & GDP licensed German producer and distributor of medical cannabis. Boris Jordan, Executive Chairman of Curaleaf, stated, "We are pleased to complete the transaction with Four…

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Oneida Indian Nation to launch 50,000 sq ft of cultivation in New York

Construction begins next month on the Oneida Indian Nation’s newest business venture, a full-scale, 50,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation, and production facility on Hill Road in Verona. Retail locations, to be announced at a later date, are projected to open in late 2023 exclusively on nation lands.…

Artechno Group welcomes new CEO

As of September 1st, Art van Rijn has handed over the baton, and with that, the Artechno Group has a new CEO: Marco van der Velden. Van der Velden is very much looking forward to his new role and will be fully committed to the further growth of Artechno Growsystems. As its founder, Van Rijn stood at the cradle of the Artechno…

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US: New cannabis compliance and risk management education

Green Flower is bringing a new, comprehensive Cannabis Compliance and Risk Management Certificate Program to top schools across the country to prepare students to become in-demand compliance professionals within this fast-evolving cannabis industry. Seventeen of Green Flower's university partners will…

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US (MI): Company enters negotiations to purchase land for cannabis cultivation

Hero Technologies has entered into negotiations to acquire property in north-central Michigan. The company plans to establish operations in the state to grow, process, and sell cannabis through both wholesale and retail channels. The company's subsidiary in Michigan, BlackBox Systems and Technologies…

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Partnership to enter Australia's medicinal cannabis market

Wellnex Life’s strategy to penetrate the medicinal cannabis and hemp market in Australia is a step closer under a joint venture with Victoria-based producer OneLife Botanicals. OneLife is a licensed cannabis producer and manufacturer and has what Wellnex describes as a world-class cannabis production,…

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Heritage Cannabis acquires remaining 25% of Voyage Cannabis Corp

Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp. now indirectly owns 100% of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Voyage Cannabis Corp., a holder of various Health Canada cannabis licenses, through a share cancellation acquisition with Estek Ventures Corp.As consideration for the cancellation of 500 Class…

PharmaCielo

Colombian grower ships dried cannabis flower to the Czech Republic

PharmaCielo Ltd. has made its first shipment of THC-dominant dried cannabis flower to a customer in the Czech Republic, in the EU market. The customer is an established cannabinoid-focused pharmaceutical distributor and clinical research organization in the country. The customer currently imports…

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Canadian company facilitates cannabis genetics shipment to Israel

"The Israeli market lacks high THC strains"

Isracann Biosciences Inc. has facilitated its first shipment of cannabis strains to Israel.The agreement for genetics is directly between United Greeneries Ltd, a licensed Canadian producer of high-caliber craft cannabis, and Intelicanna, a licensed Israeli medical cannabis grower and brand. Three…

Profile Products acquires Nivetha Exporters

Profile Products announced the acquisition of Nivetha Exporters, an international producer of high-quality coco coir products. The transaction includes all Nivetha product…

Digital germination analysis system ensures more accurate germination counts

At the end of 2019, AgriData Innovations (ADI) visited Beekenkamp to discuss the possibilities of drones for data collection. At the time, they were still called Applied Drone Innovations and focused on drone solutions. When ADI saw Beekenkamp employees performing germination counts with a clipboard, ADI…

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South African company hopes to raise $115 million to manufacture medicinal cannabis

Cilo Cybin Holdings has received the go-ahead to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as Africa’s first cannabis-targeted special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and hopes to raise R2bn ($115m) for the manufacturing of medicinal cannabis in an initial public offer (IPO) that will remain open…

FundCanna

Partnership to expand access to capital for cannabis companies

FundCanna announced a partnership with PayQwick, the cannabis industry's most comprehensive treasury, and financial services platform, to be their Preferred Lending Partner. Through this partnership, FundCanna will provide access to vendor financing, lines of credit, working capital, and equipment…

NZ’s first locally grown cannabis medicines get approval

"This is great news for many patients who have long sought legal access to both New Zealand-grown and made medicinal cannabis products," says Carmen Doran, chief executive of Helius Therapeutics.  Carmen Doran  Her comments follow Helius being the first New Zealand medicinal cannabis company to gain approval for…

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US (MI): Hero Technologies pursues land acquisition to build cannabis business

Hero Technologies is pursuing opportunities to purchase real estate in Michigan. The company's goal is to acquire at least 10 acres to serve as the company's base of cannabis operations in the state. "We are pleased to report that we are making progress in discussions to acquire land in Michigan," said…

Canonic

Portuguese grower signs agreement with Israeli breeder, advancing entrance in Europe

Canonic Ltd. has signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Portugal-based cannabis cultivation and manufacturing company GroVida Lda. Under the agreement, GroVida will cultivate, market, and sell products based on Canonic's cannabis varieties in Europe and the United Kingdom and will pay Canonic…

Chemical-free seed treatment with Plasma Activated Water

VitalFluid, together with Petkus Selecta, started this month with 11 well-established seed breeding companies on chemical-free seed treatments. Earlier tests showed the effectiveness of Plasma Activated Water (PAW) on cleaning seeds from pathogens resulting in healthy seeds with good germination.…

UBaked

US (MI): Cannabis facility's workforce increased by 20%

UBaked, a cannabis cultivation in Burton, recently added nearly 6,000 square feet of new canopy space at its indoor facility. The business is looking to add a second shift and increase its workforce by 20% ahead of their upcoming fall product launch - a line of three flavored cheese puffs and microwave…

Linneo Health

Spanish cannabis company awarded EU GMP Part I license

Linneo Health announced that its dried flower facility has been awarded the EU Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Part I license by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Products (Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios or AEMPS) for the manufacturing of intermediates and finished…

Company explores new cannabis sources in Israel in preparation for German legalization

iuvo Therapeutics GmbH and Advanced Canna Technologies Ltd. (“ACT”) signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) concerning the supply of cannabis flowers. Key messages: iuvo and ACT signed a non-binding letter of intent. iuvo expands the supplier network in preparation for recreational legalization in Germany.…

“Our biggest mission? Helping all greenhouse growers reach the next AI level”

Various developments in the sector highlight the importance of data and digitalization. Staff is becoming scarcer, and things like scaling up and chain integration call for a renewed approach. Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to play a crucial role in this. Horticulture is, in itself, a very…

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US (IL): Minority-owned cannabis company secures $17 million in funding

The 1937 Group, Ltd. recently secured $17M in new funding. The company closed a binding financing agreement with the private investment group SGG Enterprises LLC.  The funds will be used for the build-out of current assets and for the purchase and build-out of additional Illinois cannabis establishments. The…

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Chalice Brands announces termination of Totem Farms and Miracle Greens transactions

Chalice Brands Ltd. has terminated its previously announced definitive agreements and services agreements dated April 20, 2022, with Miracle Greens, Inc and Totem Farms, LLC.The Company terminated the Agreements pursuant to its rights under the Agreements, and no termination fees or other considerations…

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US: "After the acquisition, we are set to dominate the Colorado market"

Cannabis retailer LivWell Enlightened Health is set to dominate the Colorado market with 26 dispensaries after PharmaCann announced its plan to buy The Clinic, a boutique dispensary chain in the Centennial State. LivWell is a cannabis brand owned by PharmaCann — one of the biggest privately-held,…

Cavity screen saves energy without major system modifications

At a time when all options for saving energy in greenhouse horticulture are worth considering, a cavity screen is an interesting possibility. A cavity screen consists of two screens on one system. This system enables the same savings to be achieved as two individual energy-saving screen systems and can…

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US (NV): Verano completes acquisition of Sierra Well, adding 10,000 sq ft facility

Verano Holdings Corp. announced the closing of its transaction to acquire all of the equity interests of WSCC, Inc., d/b/a Sierra Well, adding two operational dispensaries and an active cultivation and production facility in Nevada, along with two real estate properties in Carson City and Reno. The…

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US (MI): "With this loan, we can expand into the Massachusetts market"

Needham Bank has closed a cannabis business loan to Glorious Cannabis Company, one of the largest cannabis operations in Michigan. Though headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Glorious Cannabis has recently joined the Massachusetts cannabis market to manufacture their specialty products. Glorious…

The most important benefits of a greenhouse

With all the different ways to tackle crop production, it can be difficult for operations to know if they’re reaching their full potential. Every approach has its own advantages, but greenhouses have become the go-to option for commercial growers and can offer the best chance of maintaining a viable business over…

HemPoland

Ramm Pharma buys Polish hemp firm from The Green Organic Dutchman for $1.2 million

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. has closed the sale of its Polish subsidiary, HemPoland. Under the terms of a share purchase agreement, TGOD sold its full interest in HemPoland to RAMM Pharma Corporation for $1.2 million on closing after customary closing adjustments, in addition to a $0.15…

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US (PA): Cresco Labs closes $45 million sale-and-leaseback for Brookville facility

Cresco Labs has completed and closed on an agreement to sell its Brookville, PA property to Aventine Property Group for total additional non-dilutive funding of $45 million. The Brookville, PA, property includes approximately 135,000 square feet of existing cultivation, manufacturing, and production…

Dutch company holds big anniversary/birthday bash

Friday, August 26, was the big day: Edward Verbakel's company, VB, celebrated its 25th anniversary and Edward's 50th birthday. A special occasion to throw a party, and Edward did his best to make it a huge hit. That he succeeded is evident in these photos. As is tradition in the Netherlands: your birthday,…

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US (MA): "The development of the facility turned out to be more complex and costly than expected"

Berkshire Kind has changed the location of its proposed facility and plans to be fully operational in less than one year. Originally to be built in the William Stanley Business Park, the cannabis company now plans to convert the former Starbase Technologies at the corner of Peck's and Valentine Roads…

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UK: Flower company Blooming British sells brand and website to focus on cannabis production

“We have decided to sell the Blooming British registered patent brand and website, as we are stopping our cultivation of cut flowers in the UK,” says Ian Matthews, Managing Director of Matthews Flower Group. For their floristry businesses, they will buy in from Dutch and UK growers. The reason for this…

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WPI offering cannabis certificate programs this fall

US (MA): "The Massachusetts cannabis industry is one of the best in the country"

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is going green for the new semester. The university in Worcester, Massachusetts, is partnering with cannabis education company, Green Flower, to offer four cannabis qualification certificates for those interested in pursuing a career in the growing industry. “The…

US (NC): For sale: 14-acre property with 14k square feet hydroponic greenhouse for $800,000

Blue Thumb Farms is selling a 14,000 square feet two-bay greenhouse, including 10,000 square feet of deep water culture ponds, operational space, a germination room, refrigerated storage, and a bathroom, for $800,000 USD. The greenhouse is situated on 7 acres of cleared land with an additional 7 wooded…

Tyson 2.0

US (MO): Mike Tyson's brand partners with medical cannabis grower

Organic Remedies MO, Inc. announced an exclusive licensing agreement with TYSON 2.0, a cannabis brand formed with the boxer, entertainer, and entrepreneur Mike Tyson.The Agreement will grant Organic Remedies exclusive licensing rights in Missouri to the TYSON brand, which includes the company's second…

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Company closes Canadian cannabis lab and focuses on US operations

"Price compression and increased costs have made ongoing operations unsustainable"

Steep Hill Inc. has made the decision to close its analytical testing facility in Scarborough, Ontario on September 1, 2022. "Molecular Science Corp. (MSC) was one of the first purpose-built labs in the regulated cannabis sector in Canada. Changes in the market including price compression and increased…

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Cannabis company raises $30,000 to help Ukrainian civilians affected by the Russian invasion

Theory Wellness, Inc. has raised more than $30,000 to support the humanitarian efforts by Sunflower of Peace, a Boston-based 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on helping those most affected by Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. In April 2022, Theory made a commitment to Sunflower of Peace to donate 50% of…

Cannabis company to support three nonprofits

US (NV): "Since our inception, we have prioritized giving back to the community"

The Source+, with five dispensaries across Nevada, will support three local charities through its September Round Up initiative: Mondays Dark in Las Vegas, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) in Reno, and Never Forgotten Animal Society in Pahrump. Now through Friday, September 30, customers may round up…

Mobile calculation container replaces boiler for greenhouse heating: 30% reduction in gas consumption

Various Dutch growers nowadays have a special mobile calculation container next to their greenhouse. Those who don't know any better will see a number of 'computers' suspended in a vat of oil. Actually, they are data servers in special oil. The container plays an important role in the gas-free heating of…

Greenway Greenhouse

CAN: "We are proud to not have destroyed any finished product"

Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation released a general corporate update regarding inventory, the development of a new product, as well as an update on the retrofit of 125,000 ft2 of cultivation space. Inventory updateGreenway announced that over the course of its first 5 reporting quarters, Greenway…

US: Exclusive distribution partnership to launch cannabis genetics into California market

Compound Genetics announced an exclusive partnership with Kiva Sales and Service (KSS) to launch Compound Flower into the California market.  "We're excited to be launching Compound Flower in California with Kiva Sales and Service," commented Compound Genetics CEO Felipe Recalde. "Their approach to service…

Co Konings becomes new CEO of two Dutch companies

Co Konings has been named the new CEO of both Taks Handling Systems and Buitendijk-Slaman, two Dutch companies. He joined Taks Handling Systems on April 1 and succeeds Arie Meeuwissen as CEO. Co will be responsible for daily management and must further expand the deployed strategy. Arie will remain…

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Partnership to enhance diversity and inclusion in the cannabis industry

MassCultivatED and EzHire Cannabis announced a partnership designed to streamline opportunities for members of diverse and underrepresented communities in the cannabis industry. The combination of MassCultivatED's workforce preparedness programs and the EzHire Cannabis technology platform will enable…

HEXO

CAN: HEXO to produce Mike Tyson’s new cannabis brand

HEXO Corp. has entered into an exclusive partnership with TYSON 2.0, entrepreneur and cannabis advocate Mike Tyson's recently formed cannabis company. Under the agreement, HEXO will produce TYSON 2.0's products in Canada, including TYSON 2.0's full range of flowers, pre-rolls, edibles, and vapes. The…

Xebra

Xebra completes last legal requirement to receive Mexican cannabis authorizations

Xebra Brands Ltd. has achieved another vital milestone on its path to being the outright first-mover in the Mexican cannabis market. Xebra announced on December 2, 2021, that all five Supreme Court justices voted unanimously in favor of granting Xebra's wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, Desart MX, SA de…

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Completion of largest international medical cannabis shipment in history: 3425 kilograms

Allied Corp. has shipped 3425kgs of medicinal cannabis from Colombia to an international market as a historic milestone. This record-breaking shipment represents the world's largest known cannabis export to date. In June 2022, Allied was the first company to export dried cannabis from Colombia. Allied's…

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Cannabis Banking Directory published as a free industry resource

"We need a bank - who will work with us?" is a common question across the cannabis industry. The Cannabis Banking Directory, published by the PBC Conference team, is a direct response to this question. Dubbed The Green Pages, the Directory lists 40 Financial Institutions (FIs) that serve the cannabis…

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Partnership to manufacture and distribute cannabis oral mist spray

US (MA): "With the completed expansion, we are looking to bring unique products to market"

Cannabis consumer products company Yellow Labs Inc., and Berkshire Roots, Inc., announced a manufacturing and distribution partnership in the Massachusetts cannabis market for Yellow Labs THC Mist sublingual mouth spray.  Yellow Labs THC Mist is a fast onset oral spray powered by delivri, a new high-performance…

Sierra Biological hires new technical lead

Sierra Biological has appointed Gregory Bryant as their new Technical Lead.  Sierra Biological is a company that produces and supplies entomopathogenic nematodes and is an exclusive…

New compact dehumidification unit on the market

BIM Concepts is a new player in the dehumidification unit market. The company has had a compact dehumidification unit for use in greenhouses designed and manufactured. The first units were designed for Cympha Orchids BV, where currently, 11 units are running to full satisfaction. According to the…

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Providing crop steering expertise to give cannabis companies successful harvests

For cannabis operators, crop steering directs how their plants grow as well as their literal shape. Knowing how and when to manipulate light, climate, and irrigation – the three foundational components of crop steering – is essential to balancing high yields and high quality. Why do successful growers –…

DanCann Pharma

Danish company signs German supply agreement worth DKK 40 million

DanCann Pharma A/S has signed a supply agreement with WEECO Pharma GmbH for the German market during the period 2023 to 2025. DanCann Pharma will sell and export flower products to WEECO Pharma with its main focus on the Tetrahydrocannabinol ("THC") genetics and candidates. WEECO Pharma will purchase,…

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"Acquisition will support our ability to manufacture federally compliant cannabis"

Bright Green Corporation has signed a letter of intent ("LOI") with Alterola Biotech Inc. Bright Green will initially purchase 25% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Alterola for total consideration of $4 million and will receive a 6-month option to purchase Alterola's remaining issued and…

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US (CA): "We will update and modernize our cultivation facility, tripling canopy square footage"

Sweet Leaf Madison Capital announced the closing of an equipment loan for over $700,000 for Claybourne Co. The loan will be utilized to update the company’s indoor cultivation and distribution facility in Perris, California. California’s third-largest flower brand by retail sales volume, Claybourne Co.,…

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Pilot test of cannabis quality assurance framework and platform

SmartLedger and Sativa Testing Laboratories, LLC have announced a strategic partnership to implement CannaTrack, a blockchain-integrated platform to record forensic and cannabis laboratory data in a trustless manner. The platform will help facilitate legal, commercial, and safety claims, as well as…

Hydrofarm

Hydrofarm and AG Gas announce exclusive distribution agreement

"CO2 enrichment systems have generated 20-50% yield improvements"

Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with The Agricultural Gas Company (“AG Gas”), a supplier of the CO2 enrichment solution for commercial cultivators. The solution is built on AG Gas’ proprietary CO2 generation, delivery, and control system that are proven to…

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US (SD): Grower's construction moving forward despite supply chain delays

Construction at the Genesis Farms medical cannabis campus in Box Elder is in full swing, with their first grow about four to five weeks from harvest. The 7.5-acre campus, located off Interstate 90 in Box Elder, already had a 20,000-square-foot shell on the property when Genesis Farms moved in, with…

"Verification news brings 100% Kiwi cannabis medicines closer"

Helius Therapeutics is the first medicinal cannabis company to have an active ingredient made from locally grown cannabis plants and extracted in New Zealand, verified by the Medicinal Cannabis Agency as meeting the quality standard. "This is another first for Helius and a significant milestone for our…

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NL: The importance of third party cannabis cultivation research that could have a positive impact on the cannabis industry

A couple of months ago, a Dutch company was granted an exemption to the Opium Act for research purposes, allowing them to start their cannabis research. Dominique van Gruisen, Managing Director and co-founder of Innexo BV, a contract research organization with a specific focus on cannabis cultivation,…

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American Council of Cannabis Medicine announces partnership to work with health care sharing industry

The American Council of Cannabis Medicine (ACCM) announced selection and participation in the NHCSA Building Bridges Program to help foster understanding and provide resources for the healthcare sharing industry and their millions of members across the country. "ACCM was selected because of our…

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US (NY): University introduces cannabis science minor

SUNY Cobleskill is launching a new program in Cannabis Science, available to current students as a seven-credit specialization minor. The pathway in Cannabis Science will provide students with an in-depth exploration of the cannabis industry from seed to final product. The curriculum covers the complex…

James Barnes from the Growing Media Taskforce (GMT)

Response to Defra announcement on the sale of horticultural peat

Response to Defra announcement on the sale of horticultural peat on behalf of James Barnes from the Growing Media Taskforce (GMT). “We have provided hard data and practical…

New fertilizer system turns waste into liquid fertilizer

“The impact of regenerating soil with microbes from food waste is massive”

Digital Utilities Ventures announces that the Easy FEN Modular Microbe Fertilizer System, which uses their soil microbe formula (Terreplenish), is now available for distribution in both the United States and internationally. The system is a decentralized, fully automatic "Fertilizer Plant in a Box" that…

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Tilray launches new products and 'CannaPoints' program to support patients across Canada

Tilray Brands, Inc. has released new medical cannabis products under Tilray and Aphria brands and launched CannaPoints, a new program designed to support patients through their medical cannabis journey.Blair MacNeil, President of Tilray Canada, said, "We're proud to expand our medical cannabis portfolio…

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US (CA): Partnership to expand cannabis banking options

Abaca and Pacific Valley Bank are partnering to expand access to cannabis banking in the California market. For the first time since the state legalized medical cannabis 26 years ago, legal operators in the industry have access to a powerful combination: a bank in tune with the California community and…

MedMen

Green Sentry Holdings completes $63 million acquisition of MedMen Florida

Green Sentry Holdings, LLC, along with its parent company High End Holdings, LLC and MedMen Enterprises Inc, has completed their previously announced arrangement, whereby Green Sentry has acquired all of MedMen's Florida assets for a total consideration of $63 million plus the assumption of lease…

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Kevin Nash debuts new strain with grower

After years of professional wrestling, basketball, acting, and more, Kevin Nash is officially starting his next endeavor in the cannabis industry by launching his very own strain with HYMAN Cannabis. Nash made the first official announcement at the GCW Notorious show, as mentioned on E Wrestling News and…

TerrAscend

TerrAscend closes acquisition of Pinnacle

TerrAscend Corp. has completed the previously announced acquisition of KISA Enterprises MI, LLC, a dispensary chain operator in Michigan, and related real estate assets from KISA Holdings, LLC, for total consideration of US$28.5 million. The acquisition is immediately accretive to TerrAscend on both a…

Surna Cultivation Technologies

Surna Cultivation Technologies celebrates 16th anniversary

Surna Cultivation Technologies LLC announced its 16th anniversary of offering controlled environment agriculture (CEA) systems engineering and technologies. The company has served the needs of hundreds of indoor cultivators across the U.S. and Canada, including over 200 commercial-scale operators. In…

PharmaCielo

Opens commercial access to the Israeli market

PharmaCielo receives ICANN G.A.P and GACP certifications

PharmaCielo Ltd. has received ICANN G.A.P and GACP certifications following the completion of an audit conducted on-site in Rionegro by the Institute of Quality and Control (IQC), the largest private certification body in Israel. PharmaCielo expects to be in a position to begin exporting dried flowers to…

Aurora

CAN: Aurora Cannabis buys vegetable and flower company for $45 million

Aurora Cannabis has acquired a controlling interest in Bevo Agtech, a supplier of propagated vegetables and ornamental plants in North America. Concurrent with the closing of the Bevo Transaction, Bevo entered into an agreement to acquire the Company's Aurora Sky facility in Edmonton, Alberta, through…

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CAN: "Our production facility now holds all available cannabis licenses"

HYTN Innovations Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, HYTN Cannabis Inc., has been awarded a license by Health Canada, allowing for the sale of cannabis for medical purposes (with possession). This announcement follows a list of license achievements, including a Standard Processing License,…

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Canopy Growth and Cointreau settle lawsuit over Quatreau beverage line

Canopy Growth Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary have settled a trademark violations lawsuit orange liqueur company Cointreau Corp. was pursuing against the cannabis firms. A recent New York court filing shows all parties voluntarily agreed to dismiss the case in June and cover their own legal costs stemming…

Darkhorse Press

Medical cannabis companies partner to promote education, awareness, and research

A medical cannabis company and a patients’ alliance coalition have teamed up to promote patient education and research. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance and Southern Sky Brands announced that Southern Sky had given the largest medical cannabis donation for patient education,…

CannaPharmaRx

Collaboration signed for up to $12 million of commercial cannabis

CannaPharmaRx, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israeli company Spring Medical Group Ltd. and its affiliates in Israel. The agreement sets forth a…

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US (MA): "We will use the financing to complete construction of our 60,000 sq ft cannabis facility"

Needham Bank, the leading financial institution in Massachusetts for cannabis banking, is pleased to announce it has closed a cannabis business loan to Bostica, LLC, a premium cannabis cultivator and manufacturer of cannabis products. Bostica will use the financing to complete the construction of their…

Curaleaf

Curaleaf agrees to Oregon suspension and fine after THC and CBD mix-up

Cannabis giant Curaleaf has agreed to a $130,000 fine and a 23-day suspension to resolve state regulators’ investigation into the company’s manufacturing blunder last summer. A Curaleaf bottling plant in Portland mixed up drops of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, with CBD wellness drops.…

Glass House Farms

US (CA): Partnership to breed and cultivate exclusive strains

Glass House Brands, Inc. announced its partnership with Seed Junky Genetics. Under the terms of the partnership, Seed Junky will partner with Glass House to breed and select strains that will be exclusively made available in Glass House brands, including Glass House Farms, Forbidden Flowers, Field…

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NL: One of ten growers involved in cannabis experiment loses license

The license of one of the ten growers selected by the government for the Dutch cannabis experiment has been revoked. Grower Supraleaf failed to get hold of the specified location on the Zwaag industrial park. The company is therefore no longer allowed to participate in the experiment.The experiment with…

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NY Cannabis Growers and Processors Association expands and rebrands

The New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association is rebranding itself as the Cannabis Association of New York, as the group has expanded into representing multiple parts of the cannabis supply chain. Allan Gandelman, the group’s president, and other founders launched it nearly four years ago to…

Bragg Canna

Company is among the first in Mississippi to obtain full range of medical cannabis licenses

As of August 2022, Bragg Canna of Mississippi, LLC is approved by the state of Mississippi as a licensee for the cultivation, processing, and dispensing of medical cannabis. Bragg Canna will cultivate and process medical cannabis in Canton, Mississippi and announce two initial dispensary locations in…

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US (AZ): Medical cannabis grow facility lays off 103 workers

A medical cannabis grow facility in Amado notified Santa Cruz and Pima counties last week that it is laying off 103 employees. The announcement comes amid reports that medical cannabis sales in Arizona have plummeted as adult-use sales spike. Thursday's notice from Nature AZ Medicine is required under…

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Allied Corp. receives approval for Brazilian import

Allied Corp. announced that following an extensive regulatory review, it has received ANVISA approval for Brazilian importation.On April 27th, 2022, Allied announced the signing of a forward purchase agreement for the manufacturing and sell-through of medical products destined for Brazil. On June 9th,…

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US (NY): RIV Capital signs lease for flagship 75,000 sq ft cultivation and manufacturing facility

RIV Capital Inc., acting through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, RIV Capital US Real Estate LLC, and Etain, LLC announced that RIV Capital has entered into a lease agreement with Zephyr, a leading California-based developer, for the development and operation of a planned new flagship cannabis…

Royal Brinkman and HPNow start collaboration:

Producing hydrogen peroxide 'on demand' with the HPGen

Royal Brinkman, together with HPNow, is introducing the HPGen generator. With the HPGen generators, growers produce Peroxide UltraPure themselves on-site at the nursery. This ultra-pure form of hydrogen peroxide can be fed directly into the grower's irrigation system. This makes it easy to keep the…

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UK: Study to assess hemp as fish food

Researchers in the UK are looking into hemp as a potential source of protein in aquafeed. However, salmon lovers hoping that this might add an extra mood-altering kick to their favorite fish are set for disappointment. Rare Earth Global, growers of industrial hemp for a range of sustainable products, has…

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New executive protection program to cover cannabis and hemp business

SafeHerb, a division of Specialty Program Group, LLC, is introducing a new executive protection insurance program for the cannabis and hemp industry as an expansion to their current property and casualty capacity to meet the growing needs of their customers. SafeHerb's new program will include Directors…

The Valens Company

"Creating a leading vertically integrated cannabis platform"

SNDL to acquire The Valens Company

SNDL Inc. has entered into an arrangement agreement to combine their businesses and create a leading vertically integrated cannabis platform. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, SNDL will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Valens, other than those owned by SNDL and its…

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Israeli grower receives EU-GMP certification from the German Federal Ministry of Health

Cannbit-Tikun Olam Israel's production facility in the north of Israel and cultivation farm at the Dead Sea have received the EU-GMP certification, which is required for the commercial export of medical cannabis to Europe. This certification will make it possible to implement the agreements with the…

Fermata

AI pest & disease detection platform to be distributed by Cultivatd

Since the advent of agriculture, growers have been at war with pests and diseases bent on destroying their crops. As technology has evolved, however, farmers focused on increasing their yields by mitigating these losses now have a new weapon in their arsenal: artificial intelligence. Croptimus™ by…

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CAN: Canntab enters the Nova Scotia cannabis market

Canntab Therapeutics Limited provides an update on its recent product delivery of their pharmaceutical cannabinoid solutions to the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (the "NSLC"). On August 15th, 2022, Canntab completed its first shipment of 5mg and 10mg THC InstaCann tablets to the NSLC, totaling 300…

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Helping vegetable grower, while preventing waste

South African cannabis grower helps community garden through donations of coco coir

A Johannesburg-based medical cannabis cultivation company is helping a community garden grow bigger and better vegetables through donations of its nutrient-rich coco coir medium that's then mixed with regular soil. The business specializing in the cultivation of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis flowers that…

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"Huge step for the future of cannabis"

US: Company receives federal license to manufacture and sell cannabis

Maridose LLC has received a Federal license from the United States Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Agency for the bulk manufacture of cannabis to supply researchers with any or all of the following Schedule 1 products: cannabis, cannabis extract (including isolated chemical constituents), and…

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Newmarket hydroponics store aims to 'fill the void' for growers

When Jason Tidd heard Yield of Dreams was closing in Newmarket, he wanted to fill the gap for hydroponic growers in town. That's where Tree of Life comes in. The small franchise sells hydroponic supplies and products, with two other locations in Pickering and Bowmanville. Tidd owns the newest location,…


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