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CO: Company shares Colombia production update and seed evaluation approval

Allied Corp. (OTC Pink: ALID) ("Allied") - an international medical cannabis company focused on creating and providing targeted cannabinoid health solutions, is pleased to announce: ICA approval: Allied has successfully received the approval from ICA to begin the seed evaluation process Successful…

CO: Update on GMP compliant Colombian lab facilities

Khiron Life Sciences has shared an update on its cultivation and production operations near Ibague, Colombia, where it has achieved expanded analysis, extraction and purification capabilities across its cultivation facility. "Khiron currently owns and operates one of the most sophisticated medical…

CAN (BC): Evidence package submitted to Health Canada for True Leaf Campus

True Leaf Cannabis has submitted its site evidence package to Health Canada for True Leaf Campus, the Company’s cannabis cultivation and production facility in Lumby, British Columbia. The site evidence package submission is the final step required to obtain a license to cultivate cannabis at True Leaf…

AU: One of the world's largest MMJ facilities to be built in Victoria

Cannatrek has received planning permission from the Greater Shepparton City Council to build a $160 million medicinal cannabis production facility near Shepparton, Victoria. According to the company, when completed, it will be one of the world’s largest medicinal cannabis facilities, creating more than…

US (OK): Oklahoma based hemp grower signed deal

Cure Pharmaceutical, a drug delivery and development company, has announced it has signed a deal with Oklahoma-based hemp grower Fytiko Farms. The deal gives Cure direct, guaranteed access to high-quality plant material for exclusive use in its proprietary oral thin film drug delivery system, CUREfilm.…

CAN (NB): Aquaponic grower partners up with data and analytics company

Strainprint™ Technologies has expanded their nation-wide coverage with the addition of Stewart Farms. "Stewart Farms is a late-stage applicant headquartered in Alberta that is building a 100,000 sq. ft. vertical aquaponics farm in Saint Stephens, New Brunswick," the team with the company explains. "They…

US: Cannabis firm targets Australia

CropLogic Ltd has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Boring Seed Company of Oregon USA, an initiative that could see the group establish a hemp trial farm in Australia,…

8, 9 & 10 October 2019

40th anniversary for Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, celebrates its 40th anniversary by hosting the largest conference to date. The ever-expanding trade show will bring over 240 exhibitors from around the world to showcase the newest products and technology. The speaker’s program…

US (NV): Transfer of plants to new cultivation facility in Las Vegas

1933 Industries has commenced the transfer of cannabis plants to its new cultivation facility in Las Vegas following an extensive period of systems-wide testing. "This is a brand new facility and we worked around the clock to ensure that all systems were operational before transferring our plants",…

CAN (SK): Saskatoon based facility receives extraction license

Canopy Growth Corporation has received a licence from Health Canada for its KeyLeaf Life Sciences facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Including the Smiths Falls site and the recently licensed BC Tweed extraction site, Canopy Growth now operates three significant extraction assets to support the…

CAN (ON): Acquisition of Holigen completed

The Flowr Corporation has completed the acquisition of the remaining 80.2% interest in Holigen Holdings by way of a share purchase agreement, as previously announced on June…

IL: Israeli cannabis operations reportedly up for sale

The Israeli activities of medical cannabis grower Tikun Olam are up for sale, the Calcalist business daily reported Wednesday, citing sources from within the medical cannabis industry. Yitzhak (Tzahi) Cohen, the founder and controlling shareholder of the firm, is in talks with a number of entities for…

CAN (ON): Results of study on optimizing fertigation

Braingrid Limited has announced that results in a peer-reviewed journal at an Ontario cannabis production facility shows optimizing fertigation can increase yields by up to…

CAN (AB): Alberta based cannabis producer receives cultivation license for hydroponic facility

314 Pure Cannabis has received its Cultivation License from Health Canada for their hydroponic growing facility in Crossfield, Alberta. 314 Pure will produce medicinal and…

NZ: Joint venture formed to build a cultivation facility in Wakaito

Cannasouth today announced a long-term strategic joint venture (JV) with Aaron Craig and his family (Craig Family Interests) to construct and develop a world-class cannabis…

US (AZ): Acquisition of an Arizona based greenhouse

Curaleaf Holdings has completed the acquisition of Glendale Greenhouse, a vertically integrated cannabis business in Arizona . The signing was announced earlier on June 27,…

US (OH): Selling of Alachua, FL property along with Ohio based assets

Liberty Health Sciences has announced the sale, via its subsidiaries, of certain of its assets in Florida and substantially all of its assets in Ohio, in a transaction that…

US (MI): Professional engineers specialized in cannabis industry granted license to practice in MI

Root Engineers, the cannabis-focused division of ColeBreit Engineering, is pleased to announce the approval of its license to practice in the state of Michigan. The license…

US (PA): Company resolves license issues in Pennsylvania

Harvest Health & Recreation has released the following response to the Harvest entities’ agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. "On August 16th, after…

Marrone Bio Innovations purchases Pro Farm Technologies

Marrone Bio Innovations has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the Finnish company Pro Farm Technologies OY. With the acquisition of Pro Farm, Marrone Bio…

CAN (QC): Contractor selected for Hemmingford based greenhouse project

Matica Enterprises has engaged Groupe Icore as general contractors to manage the construction of the Company’s greenhouse project in the township of Hemmingford, Quebec. According to them, Icore will be working again with Architect, Latimer Hu who designed the Dorval growing facility and Matica has also…

UG: Ugandan cannabis farm wins WHO approval

Israeli medical cannabis company Together Pharma (TASE: TGDR) has reported that Peterson & Control Union, an internationally certified German company, has announced that…

From growing greenhouse vegetables to cannabis

What started as a large vegetable greenhouse developed into a pot stock. Village Farms has been growing crops like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers under the tutelage of founder Michael DeGiglio for three decades. The company shifted into the marijuana business a year prior to Canada’s legalization in…

US (OH): Green light to operate MMJ processing facility in Ohio

Vireo Health International's affiliate, Ohio Medical Solutions (OMS), was granted a Certificate of Operation by the Ohio Department of Commerce. "OMS, which will begin operating immediately, was previously awarded a provisional processing license," the team with the company explains. According to the…

CAN (ON): Grower wins right to sell cannabis in Manitoba

Biome Grow has been licensed for the retail sale of cannabis in the province of Manitoba. This announcement comes on the back of recent approvals allowing Biome to distribute cannabis products in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. With this announcement, Biome is licensed to distribute cannabis in five…

US (CA): Mountain View community rallies to stop cannabis grow

In a moment that Chairman Terry Withrow described as “democracy at its best,” the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday shot down a proposal for a commercial cannabis grow in Mountain View after residents of the small community showed up in droves to protest. Central Valley Growers, LLC, had…

CAN (ON): Portfolio companies sign purchase and supply contract

Canopy Rivers portfolio companies, James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation and TerrAscend have entered into a purchase and supply agreement. According to the company, as part of the agreement, JWC will supply cannabis flower and oils to TerrAscend, which will be made available for purchase on…

US (CA): Grower harvests first cannabis crop

Los Angeles-based Cannabis Strategic Ventures has announced the first cannabis harvest from its Northern California NUGS Farm North cultivation facility. According to the…

US (CA): Companies sign strategic agreement to expand into California

1933 Industries has signed a Management Services Agreement to provide operational and accounting services, general management and oversight to Green Spectrum Trading, a…

US (IL): Company completes consolidation of minority interest in Illinois operations

Columbia Care has completed its acquisition of the remaining 25% minority interest in its Illinois operation which is now consolidated 100% under its wholly-owned Columbia…

US (CA): Aquaponic cannabis cultivation park soon to be in Willits

At the Wednesday, Aug. 14 Willits City Council meeting, the CEO of AquaMed Global, Warren Bravo, presented his company’s plan to break ground on a project that he said will eventually become the largest aquaponic cannabis cultivation park in the world. The company has partnered with VRX Labs, who…

Eco-Kultura wants guarded greenhouse complex

Russian greenhouse grower planning to engage in cannabis

One of the biggest greenhouse vegetable growers Eco-kultura is planning to engage in growing and processing of industrial hemp. "It is not produced by anyone in Russia yet", says vice-president Mr Sergey Fomenkov. Major player Eco-Kultura is a major greenhouse vegetable grower in the Russian Federation.…

US (UT): Utah selects company to run its seed-to-sale tracking program

Akerna Corp. has been awarded a new contract from the Utah Department of Health and Department of Agriculture to implement its seed-to-sale tracking platform, Leaf Data…

CAN (ON): Canadian grower completed first MMJ shipment to Germany

TerrAscend has completed its first international shipment of dry cannabis flower to its German distribution partner iuvo Therapeutics. The shipment was made from TerrAscend's…

CAN (ON): Closing of acquisition of Truverra

The Supreme Cannabis Company has closed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of privately-held Truverra. According to the company, the Transaction was completed by way of a three-cornered amalgamation pursuant to which 2708300 Ontario Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Supreme…

Companies partner up to develop anti-counterfeiting solution

Dotz Nano Limited has entered into a licensing agreement with a Canadian company to finalise development and sale of the BioDotz in-plant end-to-end anti-counterfeiting solution. Slalom Capital, a Canadian private equity firm with extensive interests in the cannabis sector, will pay a non-refundable…

US (CA): Plans to build a 50,000 sqft all-inclusive facility

Grapefruit Boulevard Investments is fast becoming recognized in the industry for its product lines. The commitment to quality products starts at the heart of the company’s operations – our fully licensed and compliant ethanol extraction laboratory located in the Coachillin’ Industrial Cultivation and…

CH: Companies partner up to enter Asia hemp market

Asian industrial hemp company CannAcubed Pte Ltd signed a strategic and exclusive joint venture agreement with one of Macao's and China’s fastest-growing tobacco and hemp…

US (AZ): Opening of compassion centre in Bismarck

Harvest Health & Recreation has announced the opening of its second North Dakota compassion center, Harvest of Bismarck, for qualifying patients and caregivers. The first location, Harvest of Williston, opened last month. “We are excited to build upon our presence in North Dakota, just three weeks…

to better understand the science of cannabis

UC Davis partners up with DEA-approved company to conduct cannabis research

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have partnered with a federally compliant pharmaceutical company to analyze the chemical and biological profiles of…

The state of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania

Green Leaf Medical looks like something between a greenhouse, a pharmaceutical company and the set of a sci-fi movie. Workers cover themselves head-to-toe in white suits to prevent bugs, mold spores and other contaminants from reaching the crops. Fans create a dull roar in rooms that are so bright with…

CAN (NB): Grower signs supply agreement

Biome Grow has been approved to commence retail sales of cannabis in the province of New Brunswick and has entered into a production and supply agreement with Cannabis NB Ltd. Cannabis products will initially be supplied by Biome’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Highland Grow Inc., which is based in Nova…

Cannabis Science operations move to The Netherlands

Cannabis Science, a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, announced that the Company has successfully completed reorganization of its European business to better align with the requirements of its customers, partners, and stakeholders. This move is expected to help…

Flowr ships clones to support start-up of operations in Portugal

The Flowr Corporation is pleased to announce that Holigen Holdings Limited, which Flowr is in the process of acquiring the remaining 80.2% interest, subject to regulatory approval, has through its subsidiary RPK Biopharma, Unipessoal Lda, received permission from INFARMED to plant cannabis at the…

US (OR): Update on Oregon hemp farm's biomass sale

Marijuana Company of America and joint venture partner Global Hemp Group Inc. have announced that their joint venture subsidiary, Covered Bridge Acres (CBA), has started generating revenue through operations at its hemp farm in Scio, Ore. "Through a combination of the sales of raw biomass, plantlets, CBD…

Company issues shares to fund cultivation facility

Cannasouth will raise another $1 million from an issue of new shares, just two months after its initial public offer, to fund a joint venture to build and own a cannabis cultivation facility. The medicinal cannabis research firm, which isn't earning any revenue, is partnering with Kapiti-based business…

UK: Hemp farmers 'devastated' after being forced to destroy crop

Two hemp farmers say they have been left devastated after they were forced to destroy 40 acres of the crop – the end product of which can be bought legally in high street shops. Patrick Gillett and Ali Silk said they had to cut down their crop because the Home Office said they were no longer allowed to…

AEssenseGrows selected by New Life

US (CA): Automated system for precision cruise control of indoor sterile grow environments

AEssenseGrows, an AgTech company specializing in precision automated aeroponic platforms for consistent high-yield plant production, announced today that New Life CA, a socially conscious California cannabis company, has purchased the AEssenseGrows AEtrium system for its operations. According to the…

US (NY): Imports of GMP-certified CBD into the US for two clinical trials led by NYU School of Medicine

Tilray has received approval from the U.S. government and successfully imported an initial shipment of medical cannabinoids into the U.S. to support two clinical trials led by NYU School of Medicine. According to the company, the two studies will test the efficacy of cannabidiol, or CBD, to treat…

US (AZ): Acquisition of a vertically integrated asset in Arizona

Nabis Holdings has entered into a Definitive Agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the membership units of a licensed medical marijuana business in the state of Arizona…

CAN (ON): Completion of agreement for cultivation, extraction facility

Toronto-based City View Green Holdings has finalized an agreement securing its operations in a 40,000-square-foot cultivation facility, where it intends to produce a pharmaceutical-grade crop. City View Green recently announced that it had completed a previously detailed goal of transferring its option…

Auxly announces CEO succession

Auxly Cannabis Group Board of Directors has named Hugo Alves, President, to succeed Chuck Rifici as CEO, effective August 27, 2019. Mr. Rifici will continue to serve as Chairman of Auxly’s Board of…

CAN: Grower submits evidence of readiness package to Health Canada

MJardin Group has submitted its Evidence of Readiness package to Health Canada and completed construction on Phase 1 of “WARMAN”, a retrofitted indoor cultivation facility located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the largest in the Company’s portfolio. “We look forward to cultivation at this facility as well as…

PT: Grower increases international export capacity with new outdoor cultivation site

Tilray wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal has signed a Definitive Agreement with Esporão, adding 20 hectares of outdoor cultivation space in Alentejo, Portugal, in addition to its existing 5 hectares of indoor and outdoor cultivation and 6,500 square meters of manufacturing, processing…

partnership with Fluence

Additional 1.4 million sq ft LED light cannabis cultivation for TGOD

Fluence by OSRAM will become the LED provider of choice for The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings a publicly traded, premium organic cannabis company based in Ontario, Canada.…

Canopy Rivers portfolio companies receive approvals, sign agreement

Canopy Rivers portfolio company Radicle Medical Marijuana has received approval from Health Canada for its production facility expansion project. This approval effectively doubles Radicle's production footprint, significantly increasing its capacity to 6,000 kilograms per year, they say. "First licensed…

CAN (ON): Grower announces increase in yield forecast and production capacity at Kitchener based facility

James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation is raising its production capacity forecast at its flagship facility, JWC 2, located at 530 Manitou Drive in Kitchener, Ontario. The Corporation now projects JWC 2 has the potential to produce 35,000 kg of cannabis flower per annum, versus the Corporation’s…

PharmaCielo achieves increase in processing capacity, joins tracking initiative

PharmaCielo is ramping up its oil processing capabilities in the Company’s Rionegro, Colombia facility following the recent acquisition and installation of additional high-performance, high-volume extractors, combined with proprietary extraction techniques. Additionally, the company has joined the…

Zenabis

CAN: Increase in licensed capacity and cultivation license

Zenabis Global has received the licensing of Phase 2C – Part 1 at Zenabis Atholville (an additional 9,800 kg of licensed annual cultivation capacity). Additionally, the company has received a cultivation license from Health Canada for Zenabis Langley. Zenabis Atholville Andrew Grieve, Chief Executive…

UG: President Yoweri Museveni launches cannabis growing company

Uganda is set to become one of the countries to dispense medical cannabis after President Yoweri Museveni launched a cannabis growing company, the Industrial Hemp (U) Ltd. The launch comes just months after a committee chaired by the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Health minister Dr. Ruth Aceng,…

US (NY): Acquisition of one of the ten vertically integrated licenses in NY state

Cresco Labs has received regulatory approval for its acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of Gloucester Street Capital the parent entity of Valley Agriceuticals, via a merger between Gloucester and an indirect subsidiary of Cresco Labs. According to the company, Valley Ag holds one of the 10…

US (CO): 137.000 sqft manufacturing and distribution expansion to support long-term growth

Charlotte's Web Holdings the market leader in hemp CBD extract products, announces expansion plans underway in 2019 including cultivation, production, distribution and R&D to support its forecasted sales growth. Most recent expansion initiatives include a building lease signed on a newly constructed…

UK: Jersey grants licence to harvest hemp flowers for CBD oil

Jersey has become the first place in the British and Irish Isles to grant a licence for farmers to harvest hemp flowers for cannabis oil. A former Royal Marine commando and two former colleagues will be the pioneers who process hemp for cannabidiol (CBD) extraction. The trio hit upon the idea six years…

US (NV): Jushi subsidiary enters management services agreement with established operator

Jushi's subsidiary Production Excellence has received local City of North Las Vegas authorization to enter the greater Las Vegas, Nevada market under a management services agreement with Franklin Bioscience Nevada. Pursuant to the transaction, Jushi has also completed the purchase of the real estate…

CannTrust fires CEO and company's chair

CannTrust announced immediate senior management changes and other interim actions based on the ongoing investigation being undertaken by a special committee of its board of…

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Summer break

Throughout the year, we bring you the latest news from the medicinal cannabis industry - but even we need a break sometimes. For the next two weeks, we will not publish any news and will not send out…

United Cannabis granted license to begin cultivation in Jamaica

United Cannabis' joint venture, Jamaica-based Cannabinoid Research & Development, has been issued a license to cultivate cannabis within Jamaica by the country’s Cannabis…

CAN (BC): Lotus Ventures ramping up production

Lotus Ventures has completed the commissioning of its Armstrong facility and expects its initial harvest in September 2019. As the company prepares for a busy fall season, they provide their objectives for 2019, heading into 2020. Initial harvest Lotus initially brought 75 live plants into the facility…

Auxly welcomes $123 million investment and R&D partnership with Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands will invest approximately $123 million in Auxly by way of a convertible debenture and grant Auxly global licences to Imperial Brands’ vaping technology and…

US (WA): Auto-flowering cannabis campus approved for final inspection

Bougainville announces that after a very thorough review the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has finally approved the tenant grower to prepare the Oroville location for final inspection. Leading up to final inspection the tenant grower will be required to provide updates detailing how…

"Zenabis outperforms design capacity by 41% in June"

Zenabis has provided an update on its recent cannabis production figures, facility construction and licensing. Cultivation output in June 2019 was 756 kg of dried cannabis, which represents a 40.8% outperformance relative to design capacity, or a Performance Ratio of 40.8%; June 2019 is the third…

Supreme Cannabis appoints new Chief Information Officer and VP of Talent

Ash Rajendra has joined Supreme Cannabis as Chief Information Officer where he will focus on ensuring the company is well prepared to execute on its next phase of growth. The company also announced the addition of a new VP, Talent, Valerie Rother to steward the company’s human capital and talent…

Ayr Strategies promotes head of cultivation Mark Pitchford to chief development officer

Ayr Strategies has promoted Mark Pitchford to chief development officer effective July 23, 2019. He previously served as Ayr’s head of cultivation. Pitchford is a founding…

Artemis announces key hires to accelerate growth

Artemis announced key additions to its technology and executive teams. Specifically, Artemis named Eric Clark as Vice President of Revenue, Sebastian Delmont as Principal…

David Aronowitz joins Flowr as Chief of Staff

David Aronowitz, a former senior executive at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, has joined Flowr as Chief of Staff. In this new role, Mr. Aronowitz will be based at the…

UK: Hemp and CBD grower's license revoked, crop destroyed

Not-for-profit Hempen have begun destroying their crop in Oxfordshire, as the Home Office belatedly denied their license to grow hemp in the UK. This decision has a far-reaching impact, not just on the not-for-profit’s operations, but also on the livelihoods of its workers. Home Office guidance in…

US (MA): State renews cannabis license despite complaints

Cultivate, the Leicester cannabis grower and retailer, has had its licenses renewed by the state despite hesitancy from some commissioners. The Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to renew the company's cultivation license and 4-1 to renew its retail license. Opposing the renewal was…

Zenabis signs $10 million deal with Starseed

Zenabis has entered into an agreement with Starseed, pursuant to which Starseed will advance $10 million to Zenabis in September 2019 in return for Zenabis supplying dried…

CAN (BC): GTEC to acquire Canopy Growth facility in Kelowna

GTEC and Canopy Growth entered into a purchase and sale agreement pursuant to which GTEC, subject to certain conditions set out below, will acquire the second expansion site…

Launching the Cannabis Consortium

Freshly coming out of prohibition times, the cannabis plant has a lot of things to say, if only one is careful enough to listen. Because of prohibition, it was extremely difficult to conduct research on cannabis. However, without diminishing the goodness of those studies, their number was rather small.…

CAN: CannTrust puts on hold on sale and shipment of all cannabis products pending review

CannTrust Holdings Inc. says it has put a hold on product sales and shipments of all its cannabis products as a precaution while Health Canada reviews its Vaughan, Ont., manufacturing facility. "CannTrust is working closely with the regulator through the review process and expects to provide further…

Yofumo Technologies splits company across general agriculture and cannabis

Yofumo Technologies is moving forward with its plans to segment its operations and product solutions against general agriculture and cannabis. The move comes as a result of…

CannTrust provides Special Committee update

CannTrust provided an interim update on the investigation being undertaken by a special committee of its board of directors. The Special Committee was appointed by the Board…

Kevin Wilkerson assumes role as President of Sunniva

Kevin Wilkerson has been promoted to President of Sunniva. Mr. Wilkerson will also continue his role as President and CEO of Sun CA, the company's main US subsidiary. Mr.…

PharmaCielo Colombia appoints Andres Felipe Botero as COO

PharmaCielo Colombia has announced the appointment of Andres Felipe Botero as Chief Operations Officer (COO). As PharmaCielo Colombia evolves from the initial founding stage…

1.3 million sq. ft. in operation before the end of 2019

PharmHouse licensed by Health Canada

Canopy Rivers's 49%-owned joint venture, PharmHouse, has received a cultivation licence from Health Canada. PharmHouse will be immediately commencing operations in 190,000 sq. ft. of licensed nursery infrastructure and plans to ramp up the entire 1.3 million sq. ft. ultramodern greenhouse before the end…

Powerplants elects Bon Group as West Australian Priva dealer

West Australian agricultural service provider, Bon Group, have been granted the opportunity to independently provide Priva products and solutions to West Australian growers as part of an exclusive agreement with Powerplants Australia. The agreement was reached at the Protected Cropping Australia…

CAN (ON): Vars based grower gets approval to produce starter plants

A local company has been given the green light from Health Canada to grow cannabis “starter plants” that it plans to sell to licensed pot producers in a bid to help them save space and increase yields and profit margins. Vars-based apollogreen announced Thursday it will use “industrial-scale tissue…

US (NV): Grower transfers cultivation licenses, commences operations in Las Vegas

1933 Industries received both Clark County and Nevada Department of Taxation final approvals for the transfer of its existing cultivation licenses to its new cultivation facility, which completes all the necessary steps to begin the transfer of its cannabis plants. Mr. Caleb Zobrist, Executive Vice…

Canada: Flowr announces withdrawal of equity offering

The Flowr Corporation has decided, at this time, to withdraw its previously announced public offering as set forth in the (final) short form base PREP prospectus filed on July…

US (IL): Company acquires 82-acre farm in Illinois for high-CBD industrial hemp biomass production

California Gold Mining has completed the purchase of a private 82.42-acre contiguous parcel of agricultural farm land in Kendall County, Illinois and has commenced outdoor…

Italy and Sweden court decisions on low-THC cannabis products

On 30 May 2019, Italy’s highest court, the Court of Cassation, published a note of information on the legality of selling low-THC cannabis. This followed attempts to prosecute entrepreneurs who were openly selling cannabis flower and other extracts. The products were marketed in a way to avoid the…

Latin American producer shares production and operational update

Blueberries Medical has provided an update on operational achievements and upcoming milestones: Highlights of Operational Achievements Expansion of Cultivation Facilities: Newly constructed open-air greenhouses completed and fully operational, increasing initial production capacity by approximately 40%…

US (MA): Companies partner up to form one of the world's largest cannabis companies

Curaleaf Holdings has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GR Companies, Inc. ("Grassroots") in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $875 million. This transaction solidifies Curaleaf's position as one of the world's largest cannabis companies by revenue and the largest in the U.S. across…

IT: Aurora selected as sole winner in Italian cannabis tender

Aurora Cannabis has been selected as the only winner of the Italian government's public tender to supply medical cannabis in Italy. The supply contract is expected to be signed in September 2019. The tender saw five companies participate, with Aurora selected as the sole winner of three lots to supply…

US: Grower increases presence in California and Michigan with licenses to grow industrial hemp

Green Hygienics has secured a registration from the County of San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measure as an industrial hemp cultivator. “On course with our pursuit of worldwide traction, we are pleased to gain ground in California, where the cannabis industry continues to bear…

CO: Company receives approval to commercialize CBD production and for additional 17 cannabis strains

Khiron Life Sciences has received approval from the National Cultivar Registry and the Technical Direction of the ICA for the commercialization of 17 strains of cannabis. The approvals bring the total number of registered strains to 22 and positions the Company to commercialize and distribute CBD…

US (MA): Firm sells additional chillers to cannabis cultivation facilities

Tecogen has announced Tecochill orders from two different cannabis cultivation facilities located in Massachusetts. "The first facility will install two 200-ton Tecochill systems, and the second is installing two 300-ton Tecochill systems," the team with the company explains. "Both facilities will…

CAN (BC): FVOPA organic certification for Delta based facility

Rubicon Organics has received organic certification from the Fraser Valley Organics Producers Association ("FVOPA") at its flagship 125,000-square-foot hybrid greenhouse facility in Delta, BC. "As a result, we are now positioned to supply certified organic, super-premium cannabis grown at scale to a…

US (CO): Acquisition of greenhouse properties in Colorado for cultivation and processing of cannabis

On July 15, 2019, through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Power REIT has completed the acquisition of two greenhouse properties in southern Colorado. One property was acquired for $1,075,000 and is 2.11 acres and has an existing greenhouse and processing facility totaling 12,996 square feet. The other…

IL: Companies partner up to establish a MMJ cultivation facility

Kanabo Research signed a cooperative agreement with Kibbutz Gezer to establish a joint cultivation facility for medicinal cannabis. Kanabo, which develops, medically validates and commercializes vape-based medicinal cannabis and CBD formulations, will collaborate with Kibbutz Gezer to develop operations…

A backstory on Bruce Linton's departure from Canopy

Few people do understand the cannabis industry, with its remarkably diverse customers, jury-rigged supply chains, and different regulations in each of hundreds of jurisdictions. Constellation has said it will probably select a replacement for Linton from its own ranks, though many in the industry expect…

US (OR): License for Portland based hemp tissue culture facility

Segra International Corp., an agriculture technology company, has announced that it has received its Industrial Hemp Grower Registration license, allowing the company to commence hemp tissue culture operations in Oregon. "Our newly licensed, Portland-based laboratory represents Segra’s premiere entry…

CAN (ON): Health Canada license amendment for 1.1 million sqft outdoor cultivation facility

Aleafia Health’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Aleafia Farms Inc., secured a License Amendment under Health Canada’s Cannabis Regulations authorizing cannabis cultivation for the entirety of the company’s Port Perry Outdoor Grow facility. The license increases the company’s licensed and operational outdoor…

CAN (BC): Cultivation license for Metro Vancouver based 12-acre outdoor grow

Emerald Health Therapeutics has received its cultivation license from Health Canada for the 12-acre outdoor grow area at its new organic cannabis operation in Metro Vancouver, BC. The outdoor grow area is expected to be capable of producing approximately 10,000 kg of cannabis annually with multiple crops…

Cannabis capital firm reports $1.8M Q4 loss

Canopy Rivers has released its financial results for the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2019. “It was a year full of milestones and significant achievements for…

CAN (BC): Company reports $10.2M Q3 loss

Organigram Holdings Inc. (OGI.V) reported a third-quarter loss as revenue slipped amid lower recreational pot reorders from Ontario and British Columbia, but the cannabis…

Local lighting support in BC and Alberta

CAN: LumiGrow adds Gold Leaf Technologies to partner network

LumiGrow has signed a partnership agreement with Gold Leaf Technologies for local horticultural lighting sales and support for British Columbia (BC) and Alberta, Canada. Gold…

DK: Grower to establish hybrid, indoor cultivation facility for production of premium cannabis at scale

Today, STENOCARE has signed a contract to establish a large scale, state-of-the-art medical cannabis cultivation facility in Denmark. Raising the bar For more than a year, STENOCARE has been pursuing innovative ways to combine the benefits of scale from greenhouse cultivation of medical cannabis with the…

CAN: Company debuts global strategic hemp division

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings is entering the global hemp-CBD market by debuting its Global Strategic Hemp Division. According to them, the move will leverage the company’s expertise in the European hemp-CBD market across its established network of international partners. TGOD estimates that the…

CAN (ON): Khiron provides operations update

Khiron Life Sciences has provided a corporate update on core commercial and operational activities. The update includes a synopsis of the Company's position related to…

CAN (AB): Aurora obtains two licenses for outdoor growing operations

Aurora Cannabis has received Health Canada licenses for outdoor cultivation at two Canadian sites. "The new sites in Quebec and British Columbia will be used for cultivation research to develop new technology, genetics and intellectual property in order to drive sustainable, high-quality outdoor…

CAN (BC): Grower receives outdoor and greenhouse cultivation license

The Flowr Corporation has received a second site cultivation license from Health Canada for its Flowr Forest project. According to the company, they began transplanting select cultivars and is on track for a first harvest in the fourth quarter of 2019. Flowr expects to produce approximately 10,000…

CAN (BC): Canadian firm to establish Nevada based cannabis cultivation through strategic acquisition

Citation Growth has executed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the equity interests of the ACC Group of Companies, a Nevada-based group of companies licensed for cannabis cultivation and well-known for its award-winning cannabis cultivars. "Following the completion of the transaction contemplated…

US (FL): Company and native American tribe moving forward with cannabis DEA application

MMJ BioPharma Cultivation has applied for a DEA Schedule-I Bulk Manufacturer license to cultivate cannabis plants to support MMJ International Holdings investigational new drug (IND) filings with the FDA for Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington's disease. It will also plan to meet the growing demand from…

Argus launches Argus Live

"View and manage your operation from anywhere"

Argus Control Systems announced the launch of Argus Live. Argus Live is a safe, secure and powerful enhancement to one of the most advanced environmental control systems on the market. With Argus Live, you can now view and manage your operation from anywhere. This convenient application provides you with…

CAN (BC): Delta based greenhouse achieves full run-rate annual production

Village Farms International 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has, on schedule, achieved full run-rate production of 75,000 kilograms of dried cannabis annually at its 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse in Delta, B.C. “With the…

US (KY): Grower adds 50,000 sq.ft. hemp processing facility certified by US hemp authority

Atalo Holdings, a Kentucky-based, vertically integrated hemp research, production and processing company, has opened a second facility that has been reviewed by Validus…

CAN (SK): Cannabis biopesticide R&D program with a Canadian federal research organization

MustGrow Biologics Corp. has announced that a biopesticide R&D program is underway with the National Research Council Canada. The NRC and MustGrow are conducting a series of efficacy assessments of MustGrow’s patented natural biopesticide as a natural pre-plant, pre-pot soil treatment for soil-borne…

DK: CannTrust products cause immediate quarantine on sales from current inventory

Contrary to the information that StenoCare first received from its partner and supplier, CannTrust, about the origin of product batches supplied by CannTrust, StenoCare has…

IE: Canadian grower imports GMP certified MMJ oil into Ireland

Tilray has successfully imported Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)-certified finished medical cannabis oral solutions into Ireland intended for nationwide distribution. On June 26, 2019, Ireland’s Department of Health enacted the Medical Cannabis Access Programme, which provides compassionate access to…

Cultivation advice for an increasing number of investors

Wouter Kuiper from KUBO and Barend Lobker from Vortus Greenhouse Consultants recently renewed their collaboration with a contract. KUBO not only builds Ultra-Clima greenhouses, they also advise the grower on how to use them optimally. They do this in collaboration with Vortus. Wouter explains, “Precisely…

CAN (ON): Company to acquire AlternaMedz Canada for CBD extraction/processing centre

Naturally Splendid Enterprises has entered into a definitive agreement dated July 5, 2019 to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of AlternaMedz Canada Holdings, a…

CAN (ON): Grower converts facility for propagation, processing and packaging for its outdoor-grown cannabis

48North Cannabis is converting its Good:House, 48North’s licenced indoor facility located in Brantford, Ontario, from a cultivation-focused facility into a full-time propagation, processing and packaging facility. In preparation for the Good:Farm’s first outdoor harvest in August and second harvest in…

CAN (ON): Canopy Rivers portfolio companies receive 5 retail licenses and a license amendment

Canopy Rivers portfolio company, YSS Corp., has received five cannabis retail licences from the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (“AGLC”). The five new licences are located throughout Alberta and will operate under the YSS™ brand name. “YSS has made tremendous progress building up their…

US (OK): Local growing, processing, dispensing operation plans statewide expansion

A group of people involved with a Muskogee-based cannabis conglomerate have been working behind the scenes for months preparing to take the state’s new, but rapidly growing, industry “to the next level.” Oklahoma Natural Grass will debut on July 18 the first of two local dispensaries it plans to open…

CAN (ON): Canadian grower receives cannabis oil sales license by Health Canada

Canopy Rivers portfolio company TerrAscend has received an amendment to its licence from Health Canada allowing for the sale of cannabis oils from its facility in Mississauga,…

Transcanna acquires The GoodFellas Group

TransCanna Holdings has signed a definitive acquisition agreement dated July 6, 2019 to acquire The Goodfellas Group. GoodFellas specializes in branding, sales and marketing in the cannabis and hemp industries. In addition to the sales management team and sales force, the acquisition includes two of…


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