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Technician Keith Allen retires from Javo USA after 38 years

In August of 1981, Rubberen Robbie topped the Dutch pop charts with "Der Nederlandse Sterre Die Strale Overal,” Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Keith Allen started working on potting machines at Javo USA, Inc. Now, more than 38 years later, he is set to retire in Dec. 2019. Over the ensuing 38 years…

SE: Oboya signs a framework agreement with Aureum Life AB

Oboya Horticulture Industries AB has signed an unconditional framework agreement with Sweden's first cannabis company Aureum Life AB and operates in research, production and sales of medical cannabis. The ambition of the agreement is for Oboya to become a total supplier to Aureum by offering a…

CAN (ON): AgraFlora Organics to acquire 88-acre outdoor cannabis grow and 27,000 sq. ft. processing facility

AgraFlora Organics International Inc., a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company, announced the company has entered into an interim agreement to acquire 100 per-cent of the issued and outstanding shares of Sanna Health Corp. Sanna is a Canadian cannabis company based in the Greater…

Citation Growth Corp. announces resignation of CFO and appointment of Interim CFO

Citation Growth Corp., a licensed cannabis cultivator and producer, announces that Ms. Nilda Rivera, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has tendered her resignation…

US (CA): Eco-friendly cannabis blooms in Southern California

Commercial cannabis is the first agricultural commodity to come of age at a time of climate change. And yet, many growers and cannabis companies aren’t concerned with (or haven’t thought of) their environmental impact. But consumer, regulatory and activist voices are growing much louder for cannabis…

CAN (BC): Wild Coast Canna looks for new location for micro-cultivation cannabis facility

Wild Coast Canna Inc. is re-thinking its plans for a large-scale cannabis facility west of Port Alberni. The company cites proposed changes to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s cannabis zoning bylaws as the reason why it is now considering a new home for its “cannapark.” Wild Coast Canna…

US (AK): Homer based cannabis grower receives license

Almost two years after it first applied for a standard cultivation permit, Alaska Loven It — the first operation to apply for a license to legally grow cannabis within city limits — has finally been granted one. In an email on Nov. 27, Alcohol and Marijuana Control Acting Director Glen Klinkhart…

CAN (BC): Harvest One signs supply agreement with Alberta

Harvest One Cannabis' wholly-owned subsidiary and Licensed Producer United Greeneries has entered into an agreement with Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (“AGLC”) to supply Captain’s Choice and Royal High branded cannabis throughout the province. “This agreement with Alberta represents our…

US (NV): Surna partners with Veterans Cannabis Project

Surna Inc. announced its sponsorship of Operation Cannabis: Bash for Veterans’ Cannabis Access on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. The cause is personal…

CAN (ON): Thrive Cannabis to expand indoor capacity and convert outdoor harvest into concentrates

Thrive Cannabis, a federally-licensed producer of cannabis, based in Simcoe, Ontario, today provided a company update on its facilities, operations and expansion plans. To…

CAN (ON): Sire Bioscience begins construction on 50-acre Leamington property

Sire Bioscience Inc. announced that the construction has officially begun on the Company's 50-Acre Leamington, Ontario property.  The first phase will result in the build out of 7,000 square feet of indoor space, inclusive of 2,000 square feet of canopy with the required security and supportive rooms. This…

CAN (ON): First run of white label production completed

Aleafia Health has completed production of its first white label production run of medical cannabis oils, for distribution in Australia. "The cannabis oils were produced at the Company’s Paris Processing Facility and will be distributed by Melbourne, Australia based Montu Group (“Montu Group”),…

Autogrow appoints two product specialists for growing market

Autogrow has appointed Steve Gardner - Head of Product and Sophie Stanley - Head of Product Marketing, to support the company’s continued global growth. Both are members of the Senior Leadership Team. “It’s great to have someone with Steve’s experience joining us. He will lead customer conversations and engagement…

IE: Aurora receives approval for MMJ product in Ireland

Aurora Cannabis has announced that one of the Company's oil products has now been approved for use under Ireland's new Medical Cannabis Access Programme (MCAP). "Aurora's High CBD Oil Drops received approval from the Irish authorities and have now been added to a regulatory schedule by the Irish Minister…

CAN: Chad Morphy recognized as 'Canada's top grower'

GreenSeal Cannabis' Master Grower and Co-Founder Chad Morphy has been recognized as " Canada's Top Grower" in the Nov./Dec. edition of Grow Opportunity magazine. In sync with…

CAN (ON): Village Farms continues to respond on dispute over joint venture

Village Farms International has responded to "the ongoing, inaccurate and misleading public disclosure by Emerald Health Therapeutics relating to Village Farms' majority…

BioSafe Systems & Greenhouse Sanitation:

The foundation of a clean grow

Many growers regard fungicides as the most important disease management tool available; however, starting with and maintaining a clean greenhouse is vital to any production system. "By eradicating propagules (fungal spores and bacterial cells) and removing sites for these propagules to linger, such as mineral deposits,…

CAN (ON): $80M financing for Aphria Diamond

Aphria's subsidiary Aphria Diamond secured a credit facility, on November 29 2019, with a major Canadian chartered bank (the “Bank”) as sole arranger, sole book runner and administrative agent on behalf of a group of lenders for a committed senior secured credit facility of $80 million. “Aphria has the…

CAN: Aurora CEO eyes US amid 'imminent carnage' for Canadian cannabis industry

There are a few things that still keep Terry Booth up at night. Aside from the Aurora Cannabis Inc. chief executive officer’s seven-month-old daughter, which he dutifully dotes on, Booth can’t help but shake his company’s stock performance as of late. “As the CEO, you really want to know how the market…

CAN (SK): Eve & Co completes shipment of dried flowers

Eve & Co has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Natural MedCo, successfully shipped its first order of adult-use dried flower products to its third-party distributor, National Cannabis Distribution (“NCD”), for sale to the Saskatchewan retail market. “We are extremely thrilled to be entering the…

CAN (BC): Canadian LP completes $20.8M capital raise

Zenabis Global has closed its previously announced rights offering. "The Rights Offering was over-subscribed and will result in the issuance of the maximum of 139,086,624 common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”) at a price of $0.15 per Common Share for gross proceeds of approximately $20.8…

New 160 meter factory hall for Hendic

What a length...160 meters. Bas van der Elst is very happy about it. "This is working so well. We are now producing liners in continuous parts of 160 meters. Less lifting is required and we are welding less. That saves on material and benefits the quality." Nicolle Peetoom and Bas van der Elst. Space for…

Henk Verbakel (Havecon Greenhouse construction) was visited by Nu.nl:

This is how your greenhouse is being made

Growing a tomato might take serious time, but so does making a greenhouse. In a recently published video of a Dutch news website, a part of the process is shown.  The journalists visited Havecon Horticultural Projects, one of Netherlands biggest greenhouse builders. They opened their new venture this year…

Smart water monitoring technology ensures water safety

Water intelligence innovator Ketos and Dramm Corporation announced a strategic partnership to empower growers across the United States and Canada. Understanding the correlation between water quality and product safety, Dramm will use Ketos water monitoring solutions to provide growers with…

CAN (BC): Winnipeg based GMP facility receives research license

AgraFlora Organics International’s subsidiary The Edibles and Infusions Corporation has been awarded a cannabis research licence from Health Canada under the Cannabis…

Supply agreement with Alberta

CAN (BC): Emerald Health says it maintains 50% ownership in Pure Sunfarms

Emerald Health Therapeutics has responded to the public disclosure made by Village Farms International yesterday in connection with their joint venture, Pure Sunfarms ("PSF"). "Emerald reiterates the disclosure in its November 20, 2019, news release and confirms that, factually, Emerald and Village Farms…

NL: Fire broke out at Emmeloord based MMJ facility

The fire brigade was called out on Wednesday evening for a small fire at a legal cannabis farm in Emmeloord. According to a Bedrocan spokesperson, the fire caused little damage Medicinal cannabis is grown in the building. This is intended, among other things, for sale to pharmacies. "The fire seems to…

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CAN (ON): Termination of LOI between Sol Global and MCP

SOL Global Investments Corp.'s portfolio company CannCure Investments has entered into a mutual termination agreement and promissory note with MCP Wellness to terminate the…

CAN: CannTrust director John Kaden steps down from board

CannTrust Holdings Inc. says John Kaden has resigned as a member of the cannabis company's board of directors. The company says Kaden stepped down to focus on his role as co-founder, managing partner, and chief investment officer of Navy Capital Green Management LLC. CannTrust has been under fire since…

CAN (NS): Former elementary school to become cannabis grow op

The former Saint-Albert elementary school in Salmon River in the Municipality of Clare has been purchased by a proponent that intends on establishing a commercial cannabis…

CAN (QC): Verdélite based facility completed planting

Emerald Health Therapeutics has completed planting at its indoor Québec facility, Verdélite, and expects to complete planting in the next days in the first of its two greenhouses in Metro Vancouver, allowing for transition into the commercial phase of these operations and a significant increase in…

CAN (BC): Village Farms takes control of cannabis joint venture

Village Farms International has responded to "inaccurate and misleading public disclosure by Emerald Health Therapeutics," the team with the company says, and provides an…

US (NC): Partnership to advance research on hemp cultivation in greenhouse conditions

Pyxus International has signed an agreement with NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) to fund research designed to determine the impacts of…

US (IL): Acquisition of VidaCann terminated

Cresco Labs have signed a binding agreement for the sale-and-leaseback of two properties in Ohio and Michigan, for total additional non-dilutive funding of approximately $38…

CAN (ON): Deloitte expands cannabis practice with Cannabis Compliance Inc. acquisition

Deloitte has acquired Mississauga-based Cannabis Compliance Inc. (CCI) to enhance its growing cannabis consulting practice. "Specializing in licensing and compliance, CCI has become a trusted advisor to many Canadian cannabis business leaders," the team with the company explains. "The newly established…

Entrepeneur of the year award for Bom Group

Bom Group announced that they have attained first place at the entrepreneurial gala the ‘Hoekse Entrepreneur of the Year’. Every year, on the last evening of November, ‘The networking evening for 'entrepreneurial Hoek van Holland’ takes place. And every odd year, the ‘Hoekse Entrepreneur of the Year’ is…

CAN (ON): Fort Erie based facility receives approval for additional rooms

Heritage Cannabis Holdings' subsidiary and Licensed Holder, CannaCure Corporation, has received amendment licensing approval in accordance with Health Canada’s Cannabis Act and Regulations for the expansion of three additional rooms at its facility in Fort Erie, Ontario. "The newly approved rooms will be…

CO: Colombian grower completes initial heavy metals analysis of sample flower

Ikänik International, represented by its medical division in Colombia, Pideka SAS, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has successfully completed initial heavy metals analysis of flower samples grown at "Casa Flores", the Company's state-of-the-art 80,000 sq. ft. cannabis camp located in Tocancipá,…

IL: Israeli company valuation slashed in acquisition deal

Cannbit, listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), announced today the completion of a deal to acquire the Israeli activity of privately owned cannabis company Tikun Olam.…

Biome Grow closes $3M debt financing

Biome Grow has closed a $3 million non-revolving debt financing. "The general terms are quarterly interest only payments at a rate of 10% during the 24-month term with principal repayment due at maturity," the team with the company explains. "The proceeds, which were sourced by an Atlantic Canadian-based…

CAN (BC): Three licenses to cultivate, process, and sell MMJ awarded

True Leaf Cannabis has secured licenses from Health Canada to cultivate, process and sell cannabis for medical purposes pursuant to the Cannabis Act for its 18,000 square foot True Leaf Campus facility in Lumby, British Columbia. "The license allows True Leaf to begin cultivating, processing and selling…

US (MA): First Massachusetts cannabis union agreement

Sira Naturals' employees are set to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1445 (UFCW Local 1445), which will make Sira Naturals the first cannabis company in Massachusetts to unionize its work force. Sira Naturals offered employees the opportunity to organize under the UFCW Local 1445…

CAN (BC): Cultivation initiated at Valleyfield based hybrid greenhouse

The Green Organic Dutchman has received its inaugural purchase order from the BC Liquor Distribution Branch ("BCLDB"), further expanding its Canadian distribution footprint. The Company also obtained a licence amendment from Health Canada, allowing it to launch cultivation operations at its Valleyfield…

AU: Canngea to construct facility to produce MMJ products

Australian startup Canngea is vying to address the global shortage of medical cannabis, setting up one of Australia’s largest pharmaceutical grade indoor facilities to grow and manufacture high quality cannabis products. A licensed B2B operator, Canngea will serve other companies in the medical cannabis…

NZ: MMJ company completes first harvest

Rua Bioscience has harvested its first crop of flowers from the cannabis plant, marking an important milestone in the company’s progress to becoming an exporter of pharmaceutical grade cannabinoid-based medicine.  "Rua Bioscience was the first in New Zealand to be granted a license to import the cannabis seeds,…

Colombian grower gets to commercialize high-THC cannabis

Khiron Life Sciences has become the first and to date, only cannabis company in Colombia authorized to commercialize psychoactive, high-THC cannabis for both domestic and export purposes. According to Khiron, the authorization comes as a result of commercial quotas allocated to Khiron by the Colombian…

US: DEA de-schedules a synthetic CBD

Botanix Pharmaceuticals has announced that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has advised Botanix’s partner Purisys, that synthetic cannabidiol (CBD) produced by them, and used by Botanix, is no longer scheduled as a controlled substance. "On Friday 22 November, advice has been received from…

US (CA): Acquisition of California based Kase Farma

HTC Extraction Systems has entered into a share and purchase agreement dated Nov. 21, 2019 with Starling Brands. Pursuant to the SPA, HTC will acquire all the issued and…

US (CA): Sacramento based grow completes 1,600 pound harvest

Core One Labs' 50%-owned subsidiary, Agrotech, has harvested 1,600 pounds from the Sacramento farm it manages and has completed drying and testing of the biomass. "Agrotech has harvested a section of the two- and one-half acre farm in Sacramento," the team with the company explains. "The harvest yielded…

CAN (MB): Construction completed of R&D lab at Winnipeg based 51,500 sqft GMP facility

AgraFlora Organics International has completed construction of its pharmaceutical-grade research and development laboratory at its 51,500 square foot GMP edibles manufacturing facility in Winnipeg Manitoba. "The Company’s 750 square foot turnkey R&D Laboratory boasts a comprehensive suite of…

PT: Grower receives authorization to begin preliminary cultivation operations in Portugal

Clever Leaves has received a pre-license letter from INFARMED I.P., the Portuguese regulatory authority with oversight over medical products, medical devices and cosmetics,…

‘Clean Tech’ firm building indoor farming lighting, plant monitoring, and data science platform

G2V Optics, an Edmonton-based firm developing smart lighting technology around the world, is embarking on several new commercial agricultural partnerships after closing a round of seed financing that raised CA$1.875 million (US$1.4 million). “Our technologies optimize the nutritional efficiency and…

US (CA): MMJ grower sale to help expansion

A California company has planted the seeds for growth at the Green Thumb Industries’ medical cannabis-growing operation in Danville. Innovative Industrial Properties Inc.…

CAN (BC): Armostrong based cannabis producer expecting to ship out first harvest next week

Armstrong-based cannabis producer Lotus Ventures Inc. is expecting to ship out its first harvest next week. The Auxly Cannabis Group has agreed to purchase 100 per cent of…

UK-based Eco Equity approved for medicinal cannabis licence in Antigua and Barbuda

London-based medicinal cannabis company has been approved, pending ratification from the licensing Board for a medicinal cannabis Dispensary licence in Antigua and Barbuda. Eco Equity’s license will also include the manufacturing of products, supply, store, import and export for medicinal purposes and…

CAN: Dispute between Emerald Health and Village Farms over Pure Sunfarms

Emerald Health Therapeutics responded to "inaccurate allegations" made by Village Farms International in connection with their 50/50 joint venture, Pure Sunfarms ("PSF"), and updated the market on certain related matters. Previously, Village Farms International announced that, following an equity payment…

US (IL): Medmen laying off more than 190 workers, but planning to grow in Chicago

Cannabis company Medmen Enterprises, whose $682 million merger with PharmaCann was scuttled last month, is expanding its Chicago presence while cutting more than 190 jobs.…

US (MA): Companies eyeing former mill for cannabis cultivation

The city could soon be welcoming another cannabis cultivation facility after the Planning Board last week heard plans for two businesses aiming to share the former Great Northern Dunnage building, located at 291 Westminster St. During a Nov. 12 meeting, the board considered the approval of a site plan…

US (OH): Work at stalled cannabis cultivation site will begin 'relatively soon'

It's been nearly two years since Terradiol Ohio CEO John Vavalo stood outside a vacant Harmont Avenue NE building and discussed a planned cannabis cultivation facility. Aside…

US (NV): Closing of sale-leaseback agreement for North Las Vegas based facility

One of the Flower One Holdings' subsidiaries has closed the previously announced sale-leaseback agreement with Treehouse Real Estate Investment Trust for the Company’s 25,000…

IL: 6 tons of MMJ to be sold to a pharmacy

Univo, a company which owns a plant producing medical cannabis products under the new regulation of the Ministry of Health, to IMC-GMP standard, as well as a cultivation farm for medical cannabis under construction, reports a strategic agreement with the pharmacy Shor Tabachnik, which already currently…

IL: Agreement signed to support company's entry into cannabis cultivation markets worldwide

Hawthorne Gardening has signed an agreement with iCAN, an international cannabis business and scientific services firm based in Israel, a division of Israel-Cannabis. “With iCAN’s global-reaching CannaTech platform, market intelligence and decision-maker network, it was easy for Hawthorne to partner with…

CAN (ON): Grower expands Canadian distribution

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings has received orders from Alberta, Manitoba and Nova Scotia to be shipped this month, expanding its Canadian distribution footprint. The…

"double-digit growth of Chinese horticulture"

Codema opens first office in Asia

Today Codema is opening the doors to its new office in Beijing, China. The official and festive opening took place this weekend already. The office is installed to help growers in the growing Chinese market.  How did Codema develop from a small company, which improved the logistics in horticulture at the end…

US (NV): Closing of the sale of GB Sciences Louisiana to Wellcana Plus

GB Sciences completed the sale on Nov. 15, 2019 of its 50% membership interest in GB Sciences Louisiana to Wellcana Plus, an affiliate of Wellcana Group, who owns the other 50% interest. "The sale immediately eliminates current cash obligations due from GB Sciences as well as the company's share of…

CAN (BC): Closing of agreement to acquire micro-cultivation facility

Core One Labs has announced it has completed the acquisition of Rainy Daze Cannabis by purchasing all issued and outstanding shares of Rainy Daze in exchange for $100,000 cash and by issuing an aggregate of 3,500,000 unrestricted common shares of the company to the current shareholders of Rainy Daze.…

US (NJ): Agreement to acquire NJ based vertically integrated operation

Acreage Holdings announced that on Nov. 15, certain of its subsidiaries and Compassionate Care Foundation (CCF) entered into a Reorganization Agreement, pursuant to which…

NZ: Medical cannabis cultivation gains crowdfunding support

A New Zealand company looking to cultivate medical cannabis has found plenty of financial support through a crowdfunding campaign. Puro kicked off its campaign on November 6 and at the time of writing, more than NZ $1.36 million has been pledged, with the $500,000 minimum target exceeded very quickly.…

US (MA): More cannabis products coming from growth facility in former shoe factory

Revolutionary Clinics has announced the launch of its wholesale brand strategy which includes a new umbrella brand, Licit Brands, for wholesale customers across the state. The launch continues to support the growth of their cultivation facility, jobs for new light manufacturing, delivery and other…

Agricultural Projects Holland moves to De Lier

Netherlands: "Our office in particular became too small"

By the time this article is online, the desks at Agricultural Projects Holland have been disassembled and if all goes well, they have been put together again. The team, about twenty people strong, is moving to a brand-new building in De Lier today. And it was about time, Egbert Bruins and Jos van Opstal…

Israeli company partners to enter Californian market

Israel-Cannabis, an Israel based cannabis incubator, and Headquarters (HQ), a Los Angeles based product accelerator and cannabis license holder with distribution and…

Robinsons Outdoor Grow

CAN (NS): Auxly announces outdoor cultivation expansion

Auxly Cannabis Group Inc., together with its wholly owned subsidiary Robinsons Cannabis Inc., announced Robinsons Outdoor Grow, a large scale, outdoor cultivation project located in the heart of Nova Scotia’s wine region of Annapolis Valley.  Robinsons OG is located in a region that is ideal for outdoor cannabis…

NZ: Katikati company gets green light to grow cannabis

A new medical cannabis firm based in Katikati has been quietly positioning itself to make a significant impact on the New Zealand pharmaceutical market and local horticultural…

CAN (ON): TGOD gets ready for up to $103M in funding

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings has signed arrangements for up to $103 million in funding. "The financing package consists of three elements: a definitive agreement for a…

Bosman Van Zaal extends ISO and HortiQ certificates

It's always exciting, an audit. Last week it was time for Bosman Van Zaal. Two auditors from the Dutch inspection company Kiwa examined the processes in Aalsmeer and checked whether sufficient quality is being delivered. This turned out to be the case, because the extension of both certifications is…

US (CA): Winners of $50,000 grants to enhance diversity and inclusion in the cannabis industry

Cannabis marketplace Eaze and partners Ultranative and Bail Capital have announced the winning participants of the new Momentum program, a business accelerator with the goal of cultivating the growth and success of underrepresented cannabis business founders. Ten businesses compose the inaugural class: Reese…

City View Green Holdings, Canada:

"Cultivation on hold to focus on extraction, edibles, and distribution"

City View Green Holdings is amending its buildout and business strategy to respond to the evolving cannabis market. "City View will put the cultivation buildout and operations on hold until there is a strong business case to enter the cultivation market," the team with the company explains. "City View's…

AU: Canadian grower completes first cannabis shipment to Australia

RavenQuest BioMed has successfully completed its first shipment of medical cannabis to Australia. RavenQuest cannabis was shipped to Medcan Australia. “On November 8, 2019, Medcan took delivery of a nominal supply of cannabis which originated from RavenQuest’s Edmonton facility, grown using RavenQuest’s…

US (PA): Sales transaction closed for Pennsylvania based cultivation and processing facility

Green Thumb Industries has closed on a transaction to sell its Danville, Pennsylvania cultivation and processing facility to Innovative Industrial Properties (IIP). According to the company, GTI will lease back the facility via a long-term agreement and continue to operate and manage it. The purchase…

CAN (BC): Health Canada issues cultivation, processing and cannabis sales license

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club has received Health Canada's coveted licence for cultivation, processing and medical sales. "The Company, situated on 290 acres of fertile land in the…

US (MA): Licensed producer to commence operations in Massachusetts

MariMed has announced that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) approved ARL Healthcare to commence operations at its Cultivation and Production facility in New Bedford and its Dispensary in Middleborough. "These facilities have been fully completed and preliminarily approved to open," the…

CAN (BC): Advancement towards construction completion of a cannabis production facility in BC

Citation Growth has entered into an amended agreement (the “Amended Agreement”) with 1186626 B.C. in connection with its joint venture agreement (the “JV Agreement”) on the Company’s Celista property located in British Columbia. “We are very pleased with how this partnership has evolved. We have a big…

CAN (ON): Supply agreement signed with the Ontario and Saskatchewan provincial agencies

Namaste Technologies wholly owned subsidiary, CannMart has entered into a supply agreement with the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation or OCRC operating as the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). The OCS is the sole legal online retailer and wholesaler for recreational cannabis for Canada's most populous…

Water silos are getting stronger...and higher

The larger the diameter of the tank, the lower the tank will be. This was the principle in the world of water silos. It had everything to do with the water pressure becoming too high. However, with current technology, the improved quality of steel, and improved technical calculations, it is possible to…

puts former garden center up for sale

CAN (ON): Beleave gives up on London expansion

Beleave Kannabis Inc., a licensed pot producer with an operation in Hamilton, bought the former Heritage Garden Gallery greenhouse at 6867 Wellington Rd. S. last September, paying $6.7 million at the time. The company planned to grow cannabis inside the 23,000-square-metre greenhouse and on an outdoor…

US (CO): Cannabis company guarantees $15/hour minimum wage

Boulder, Colo.-based Terrapin Care Station, a national cannabis company, announced today that it has guaranteed a minimum wage for its employees of $15/hour companywide.    The move comes as the Denver City Council debates whether to gradually raise the minimum wage over three years. A proposal before the Finance and…

Kyle Edmiston, West Coast Sales Manager

Svensson expands Americas sales team

Kyle Edmiston joins Svensson’s North American sales team with a strong background in the sales industry. He brings a wide range of professional skills to the company, including experience selling software to medical device companies and working for NASCAR. “Kyle will play a key role in the American and…

John Proven, CEL COO

New president of Argus Control appointed

The Board of Directors of the Controlled Environments Limited Group of Companies (CEL), owner of Winnipeg-based Conviron and British Columbia-based Argus Control Systems Ltd., announced the appointment of John Proven as the company’s President. John retains his role as CEL’s Chief Operating Officer.…

Cannabis startup partners with Colorado producer

An ambitious medicinal cannabis startup has forged an exclusive relationship with the world’s leading producers of research and remedies which can deliver substantial health…

Zantingh service branch in Mexico officially launched

Zantingh recently launched its own service point in Mexico. The service location is based at the premises of the Mexican company Asesores en Invernaderos in Querétaro, which has been the Zantingh service agency in this region for a long time. The cooperation between Zantingh and Asesores en Invernaderos led…

CAN (BC): MYM signs non-binding LOI to acquire Crop Infrastructure

MYM Nutraceuticals has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Crop Infrastructure to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Crop, a company…

DK: New agreement to supply MMJ products for Denmark

Emerald Health Therapeutics has signed an agreement to become a new supplier to Stenocare A/S of medical cannabis for Denmark and Stenocare's international markets. "Since early September 2019, Emerald and Stenocare have worked closely together to pre-qualify Emerald’s products and production methods,"…

CAN (BC): Westleaf to combine with We Grow BC

Westleaf has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to combine with We Grow BC. "We Grow brings an ultra-premium cannabis brand, Qwest which achieves some of the highest realized pricing in the Canadian adult-use markets," the team with the company explains. "The combination of We Grow's Qwest…

CAN: Canadian colleges collaborate on cannabis

Five Canadian colleges and a national advocacy body have formed the Canadian College Consortium for Cannabis, an entity that will serve as a first-of-a-kind in the…

US (FL): Violet Defense Group raises $2M for expansion of its germ-killing and Ag Light businesses

Violet Defense Group has raised an additional $2 million in funding for its germ-killing business, Violet Defense and its agricultural lighting business, Violet Gro. This round of capital was led by Kirenaga Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in New York and Orlando, Florida.   “This infusion…

IL: Cultivation and breeding program initiated

Canonic has commenced its cultivation and breeding program of cannabis varieties with unique genomic profiles for the development of medical cannabis products. "The initiation…

US (GA): Large greenhouse goes up in flames

A hemp greenhouse went up in flames yesterday in Livingston, Columbia County.  The structure was reported to be fully involved. Firefighters, State Police, and Paramedics were on…

US (CA): Goldenseed diversifies into hemp world with new acquisition

Goldenseed has acquired Hilltop, a plant processing facility in Monterey County. "Hilltop was formerly known as Golden State Bulb and was one of the largest processors of calla lily bulbs in the world," the team with the company explains. "Hemp is a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3 percent THC…

US (CO): Platform launched to solve license verification issues

Simplifya has launched Simplifya Verified, its latest service offering, designed to provide businesses with an independent verification system of cannabis licenses across the…

CAN: Cannabis Council of Canada commends Ontario govt's fall economic statement

The Cannabis Council of Canada applauded the Ontario government’s 2019 Fall Economic Statement for committing to improving and strengthening the legal cannabis market in the…

DE: Term sheet signed for German cannabis distribution

XPhyto Therapeutics has signed a term sheet with a major cannabis grower and processor for exclusive distribution of EU GMP flower, extracts, isolates, and crystallites in Germany. "The supplier is a major international grower and extractor in the process of EU GMP certification of its facilities and…

US (KY): Partnership with University of Kentucky Research Foundation to research hemp

ValidCare and the University of Kentucky Research Foundation (UKRF) have entered into a services agreement to advance the research of hemp-derived products. "The agreement will give hemp-derived product companies access to the broad resources of each organization to conduct clinical and/or observational…

US (CO): Cannabis operator enters Colorado with $140M acquisition

Columbia Care has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Green Solution (“TGS”), the largest vertically integrated cannabis operator in the State of Colorado,…

Horticulture wins from ABN AMRO in cannabis case

Applying pressure is working: bank account for cannabis operation

The four initiators behind Project C, a Dutch cannabis project that intends to participate in the government experiment Gesloten Coffeeshopketen, wanted a bank account and to…

CAN (ON): PharmaCielo announces termination of scheme of implementation with Creso Pharma

PharmaCielo has announced that it was advised by Creso Pharma Limited that "due to BDO Corporate Finance (WA) changing its independent expert report to conclude that the PharmaCielo Share Scheme is neither fair nor reasonable and is not in the best interests of shareholders of Creso Pharma, it is…

US (CA): Negotiations commenced to acquire California based property

Flower One Holdings has announced that sales from its current operations are tracking strong with a compound weekly growth rate of 15% since the first official sale out its flagship greenhouse facility on August 5, 2019. The Company is projecting to reach positive cash flow during the first half of 2020.…

CAN (BC): Definitive agreement signed to acquire Canada based cultivation facility

Core One Labs has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rainy Daze Cannabis. The corporation's assets include a long term lease for a facility currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2020. "The facility comprises 2,210 square feet of canopy space and 3,500…

Netherlands: Havecon has finally moved offices

Over the past three-quarters of a year, Havecon with some regularity has kept everyone informed about the progress of the construction of the new office building, right next to the factory. The past weeks have been dominated by finishing works and many finishing touches. But recently, the day had…

CAN (ON): Joel Toguri joins Supreme as SVP

The Supreme Cannabis Company announced today that Joel Toguri has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Commercial. In this role, Mr. Toguri will establish and…

US (NV): Acquisition completed of Nevada based cultivation and processing facilities

Curaleaf Holdings closed the previously announced acquisition of the cultivation and processing assets of Acres Cannabis in Amargosa Valley, NV. This includes 269,000 sq. ft.…

IT: One of the three Aurora's cannabis supply lot cancelled by Minister of Health

Back in July, Aurora was selected by the Italian government as the sole winner of the cannabis tender. Aurora was supposed to supply the Italian market with three lots. In a press release, Aurora said that the Italian market is "one of the most strictly regulated cannabis market in the world." And…

CAN (ON): Leamington based greenhouse receives cultivation license

Aphria has received a cultivation licence from Health Canada for Aphria Diamond, the Company’s second Leamington, Ontario cannabis greenhouse facility, bringing an additional…

United States ambassador Pete Hoekstra visits Certhon

On Wednesday, October 30th, the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, visited Certhon. The Ambassador has attended numerous events in the past year due to the recent boom in demand for high-tech agricultural solutions with US growers. As Ambassador, Mr. Hoekstra realizes the importance…

DE: Agreement signed for the supply of MMJ to the German market

Canada House Wellness Group wholly owned subsidiary, Abba Medix has entered into a five-year supply agreement with Pharmadrug Production GmbH, a German EU GMP approved generic…

at La Trobe University

AU: Medicinal agriculture hub launched

The $24 million La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture (ARC MedAg Hub) combines academic and industry research and expertise to drive better cultivation, breeding and manufacturing practises to support Australia’s medicinal…

Week recap: cannabis companies laying off part of their workforce

Over the course of this week, a number of cannabis businesses had to lay off part of their workforce. Among these, the most important surely are Hexo, Emerald Health, and CannTrust. HexoThe company reduced its workforce by 200 jobs to “ensure [its] long-term viability”, the chief executive said. This…

US (VA): Langley cannabis grower slows expansion

Zenabis, a cannabis company with a 48-acre greenhouse complex in Langley has announced expansion plans will proceed, but slower than originally envisioned. The company has also revealed production line problems at another facility have slowed sales. A Zenabis press release said the firm has applied to…

CAN (BC): Update for hemp seed cultivation initiative and Telkwa, BC facility financing

Maple Leaf Green World has provided the following Corporate update: California – Hemp Seed CultivationThe Company is preparing the two greenhouses at its Riverside, California…

US (IL): Cannabis workers unionizing amid concerns at Rock Island cultivation centre

Workers at Green Thumb Industries have formed a union in response to what they call unfair labor practices, including unlawful intimidation, harassment and retaliation at the…

RotoGro enters cannabis cultivation with Canadian acquisition

Roto-Gro announced that it has entered into a conditional Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of majority (51%) of the issued common shares in the capital stock of CanniFarms. The Share Purchase Agreement between RotoGro and CanniFarms is conditional on the issuance by Health Canada of a…

CAN (BC): Emerald Health Therapeutics lays off part of their workforce

Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. has announced an internal reorganization including the firing a part of its workforce and other expenditures. These changes are focused on…

CAN (ON): JWC and Fluence enter agreement to evaluate impact of LED lighting

James E. Wagner Cultivation has entered into an agreement with Fluence by Osram to test and provide feedback regarding the performance, functionality and suitability of Fluence’s VYPR 2p Broad Spectrum LED lighting solution. Analysis will be conducted under the Agreement for a term of eight months to…

Curaleaf acquisition of Select to move forward on amended terms

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. is changing the terms of its prior agreement to acquire Select’s state-regulated cannabis business. Back in May, Curaleaf said it was going to acquire…

CAN (ON): Canopy’s bottling facility at the centre of its Cannabis 2.0 plans

Four empty stainless steel vats lie at the centre of Canopy Growth’s plans for cannabis-infused drinks in the Canadian legal pot market. The containers will soon contain more than 300 litres of cannabis resin which will be used to make one of more than a dozen of Canopy’s upcoming drinks. BNN Bloomberg’s…

US (IL): Cresco Labs Cannabis acquisition of Tryke clears Department of Justice initial waiting period

Cresco Labs announced the expiration of the waiting period under the HSR Act, as amended, in respect to their pending acquisition of Tryke Companies. The waiting period,…

New soil and nutrient line "maximizes plant's genetic potential"

GP Solutions, Inc. debuts Prolific - a soilless growth medium and nutrient line that is free of human and sewage waste. Prolific was formulated by GP Solutions' in-house scientists, and is comprised of organic ingredients. "Our objective was to develop a growth medium that will help give plants the…

CAN (BC): AgraFlora Organics acquires German medical cannabis distributor

AgraFlora Organics International Inc., an international cannabis company, announced that the company has acquired 100 per-cent of the issued and outstanding shares of The Good…

US (AZ): Closing of the aquisition of Emerald Phoenix and Infusion Edibles

Nabis Holdings has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the membership units of Perpetual Healthcare. "This acquisition, previously announced on Aug. 12, 2019 and Oct.…


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