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New building VB Group shows "that things can be done differently"

“Look”, Edward Verbakel points outwards from his new office, “the containers on the ships sailing on the Nieuwe Waterweg. They could contain our products, only the boats then have to go in the other direction.” In the distance, looking out over the greenhouses, you can see the container ships sailing…

NZ: One of the largest MMJ crops get the go-ahead

Marlborough is on track to produce New Zealand’s largest crop of medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis company Puro has received a licence from the Ministry of Health, allowing it to commercially cultivate cannabis for medical use at its Kēkērengu site. The company hopes to cultivate 90,000 plants. Puro…

PT: Grower receives pre-license for Constancia-based outdoor MMJ cultivation

Terrace Global has been granted a provisional license from Infarmed, the Portuguese regulatory authority with oversight over the pharmaceutical industry in Portugal, including medical cannabis, at an outdoor medical cannabis site located in Constancia, Portugal. The Outdoor Property is located…

US: Family business brings hemp growing to local community

The hemp industry has seen tremendous growth over the years with plenty of farms and companies opening up, seemingly on a daily basis. It's not every day you can walk through the doors of the area's only hemp processing and manufacturing plants. Castetter Cannabis Group opened the doors to its new…

US (IL): New breed of hemp growers tout resurgence of the plant

In early 2019, Rachael and Jesse Smedberg took a leap of faith and bought a corn farm in Beecher. A corn silo remains on the 65-acre property that is now Tulip Tree Gardens…

US (AZ): Copperstate Farms partners with Last Prisoner Project to raise $100,000

Copperstate Farms Management has partnered with Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry. In an effort…

Cannabis boom: German growth booster for CBD hemp

On March 10, 2017, cannabidiol (CBD) was released in Germany as an active substance for medical prescriptions. Doctors quickly recognized and set out to use the possibilities of CBD, starting to issue their prescriptions accordingly. Unfortunately it turned out that for a nationwide coverage, 70% of the…

CAN (ON): Lift & Co. files for bankruptcy

Lift & Co. has made a voluntary assignment for the benefit of its creditors under section 49 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada) and that all of its directors and…

Easing cannabis growers' regulatory bookkeeping

Growing cannabis on an industrial scale involves managing margins while continually adhering to compliance laws. For many growers, large and small, this consists of constant data entry from seed to sale. Canix’s solution employs a robust enterprise resource planning platform with a steep tilt toward…

DE: Shipment completed successfully of non-irradiated MMJ

Four 20 Pharma and Northern Green Canada have completed their first successful shipment of non-irradiated medical cannabis flower. This shipment from Toronto, Canada to Paderborn, Germany is the part of a larger supply agreement between Four 20 and NGC that will extend into 2021. The shipped cannabis…

CAN (ON): Cannabis startup eyes Carp production facility

An Ottawa company wants to build a cannabis production facility in Carp that would cultivate pot in stacked containers instead of soil. In planning documents recently filed with the city, CannaGenetics says the proposed 43,000-square-foot plant in the WestKan Business Park on Russ Bradley Road near…

SIPCO Innovations’ new product Hyshield hits the shelves

SIPCO Innovations the manufacturer of Hygrozyme, announces the launch of its brand-new product HYSHIELD in the month of September. The launch includes both European and North American markets and comes after months of research and development ensuring the introduction of a superior product to the market…

US (CA): Viola partners up with local grower uniting in support of social justice

Viola, a nationwide leader in the production and sale of premium quality cannabis products, founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, today announced its partnership with Ball Family Farms, founded by Chris Ball, the first vertically integrated, minority-owned, commercial cannabis facility in Los Angeles,…

US (CO): Approval received for medical cannabis authentication patent

JW Colorado, LLC, received approval for a United States Patent filed in March of the previous year. The patent, “Methods, systems, apparatuses and devices for facilitating provisioning of an audit data corresponding to a biological target matter,” establishes an Internet of Things (IoT) and…

CAN: PharmHouse given creditor protection, halting legal dispute

Canadian cannabis cultivator PharmHouse Inc. has been granted creditor protection and will look to restructure its business and operations while halting court proceedings…

US (CO): Launch of a new hemp seed bred for row crop growers

Today, at an exclusive unveiling of New West Genetics’ unparalleled breeding program, the company officially introduced ABOUND, a line of hemp varieties specifically bred for row crop farmers. For the hemp industry to have a future, it must be scalable to ensure a stable supply chain with quality…

CAN (BC): Agreement signed for supply of EU-GMP cannabis

AgraFlora Organics' Farmako has executed the binding supply agreement with ZenPharm, a subsidiary of Zenabis Global. ZenPharm will supply EU-GMP quality medical cannabis flower cultivated by Zenabis to Farmako for distribution to medical cannabis patients in Germany. The agreement is intended to…

Get your copy of the Greenhouse Guide

You've probably heard about our Greenhouse Guide, the buyer's guide filled with contact details of greenhouse constructors, screen installers, energy experts, seed suppliers, breeders, consultants and other companies from the industry. You can view it online, but sometimes it's nice to just have a copy…

US (NY): Cannabis testing lab opens in former prison

Kaycha Labs, a 9,000 sq.ft. testing lab on the former Mid-Orange State Correctional Facility had its ribbon-cutting Monday. The lab is the most advanced facility of its kind…

CAN: Cannabis producers, including Canopy Growth, sued for $500 million over supply dispute

A dispute over cannabis supply contracts has spilled over to an Ontario courtroom, with a group of cannabis producers including Canopy Growth Corp. being sued for $500 million…

AU: Canadian MMJ company puts down roots in Queensland

A rich farming region in southern Queensland has proved the perfect location for a Canadian company’s extensive Australian operations. Asterion is building one of the world’s biggest glasshouse projects to cultivate medicinal cannabis,with the aim of exporting up to A$2 billion worth of products…

US (CA): Many growers are uninsured and exposed to wildfires

The summer of 2020 has brought record-breaking heat waves and wildfires to California, with more than 3 million acres burned and smoke-filled air covering the majority of the state. As the fires burn, cannabis cultivators across the state are racing to finish and harvest their crops. But the fires can be…

US (CA): Two hemp farms lost due to wildfire

The first time the Campos family realized their Jamul hemp farm might be in danger was around 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. “We started to see smoke but didn’t think it was too much of a risk,” says Brooke Campos, co-owner of No Boundaries Farm. By 3 p.m., Campos’ brother, Blake, and her father, Eddie,…

CAN (ON): Grower receives license to prepare for harvest season

Health Canada has granted 48North Cannabis Corp. the required license for its state-of-the-art drying facility at Good:Farm, providing the Company with the capability to dry the planted crop at Good:Farm. Working towards its second annual harvest, this decision builds on a series of operational and…

CannNext Netherlands completes harvest nr 14. and celebrates 1-year anniversary

CannNext Netherlands has been around for just over a year now and has successfully completed nearly 14 harvests in its own state-of-the art facility in the Netherlands. CannNext Nederland carries out the cultivation with a permit for research from the Dutch government, as the tenders for medicinal and…

Fairway Green Cannabis and Acniti to collaborate on nanobubble technologies for North American market

Fairway Green Cannabis are now the North American exclusive distributor for Osaka, Japan based Acniti LLC agricultural nanobubble technologies. “Following our acquisition of Nanobubble Control Systems, partnering with Acniti as their North American distributor for agricultural nanobubble systems made…

UK: Cannabis farm backed by British Lord raises £1.6m

Avida Global has big dreams—they want to sell their medicinal cannabis to pharmaceutical companies throughout Europe and beyond, where it’ll be used to treat pain relief, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and dietary problems. Backed by a UK peer Lord Mancroft, the company has an 100 acre farm in Colombia…

UK: Grower to harvest its biggest ever crop

The company – the first British grower licensed to cultivate hemp flowers for CBD extraction – has undergone rapid growth since forming seven years ago, and has seen the area of land under cultivation rising from 30 vergées in 2019 to about 200 this year. Chief executive David Ryan, who is currently…

CAN (BC): Emerald Health and Stenocare receives Swedish Medicines Agency approval to supply MMJ products to patients

Emerald Health Therapeutics and STENOCARE today announced that they have received special approval from the Swedish Medicines Agency to provide medical cannabis oil to Swedish patients who have applied via their doctor to use such products for treatment purposes. Under an agreement signed in November…

US (MI): Clare-based cannabis operation holds grand opening

The licensed cannabis dispensary and grow operation, The Hempire Collective, held their grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 12. The Hempire Collective is the first licensed…

Accusation of betrayal targets cannabis giant

In early 2014, Cary Neiman was a scrappy cannabis grower feeling ecstatic as he watched the long-standing taboo around his favorite plant easing. More and more states were enacting laws to allow medical and even recreational uses. He was determined to participate in the economic boom that would…

Oreon

Oreon supplies LED to MMJ grower based in Denmark

Oreon is to supply LED fixtures to Danish medicinal cannabis grower Medican. Denmark legalized the cultivation of medicinal cannabis in 2018. Immediately following the announcement of the legalization, 22 growers applied for a license. Medican is new to the market and will illuminate with LED lighting;…

Demecan

DE: Cannabis agency visits Demecan's production facility

Demecan is committed to the nationwide supply of high-quality medical cannabis to patients in Germany. For this purpose, the company purchased the production facility of the former cannabis producer Wayland near Dresden and is building Europe's largest indoor production facility for medical cannabis in…

Gilad Krakower, founder and CEO of Quiclone

"By using clones, you know that you are using strong, healthy, and predictable plants"

The cannabis market is becoming increasingly competitive, with a growing number of countries and producers joining this young business. Exactly because the industry is so young, and considering also the status of cannabis in the past years, a number of growers had a hard time producing high-quality…

US (MN): Light shines for Minnesota-based Lift and Store, thanks to cannabis business

Little more than a year ago, Chris Benyo, CEO of Lift and Store, was talking to his dog in the warehouse office about whether the company was going to make it. Benyo, 59, a veteran executive, led a small group that bought the company three years ago from its founder. Lift and Store supplies retailers…

Munchy Farms

US (MI): From Kellogg's employee to MMJ grower

Craig Cunningham always wanted to be a farmer.  "I never knew it would be this type of indoor farming," he said. Cunningham worked the past eight years for the Kellogg Co. as a senior business intelligence analyst. During that time, he was also a licensed medical cannabis caregiver. This summer, the Athens,…

US (FL): Gainesville-based cultivation facility to expand by 300,000 sq. ft. by end of 2021

Liberty Health Sciences provided an update on the expansion and readiness of its operations for its state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and processing capabilities at its LHS360 facility. The multi-phase expansion plan sets the stage for Liberty to grow its LHS360 cultivation facility, located on a…

Acniti cooperates with Vsquare:

Japan based company brings nano bubble solutions to the Netherlands

Osaka Japan based Acniti LLC announces its partnership with Vsquare Holding B.V. in Vollenhove, the Netherlands. The company specialises in developing and producing nano bubble technology systems.  The partnership will be on exclusive basis for sales and development in the Benelux and eventually bound to expand…

CAN (ON): RoyalMax awarded sales license by Health Canada

Matica Enterprises subsidiary, RoyalMax Biotechnology Canada, has received approval from Health Canada for its amended Sales Licence. The Sales Licence permits for the sale of…

US (CA): Acquisition of a Los Angeles-based 32,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility

Columbia Care has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Project Cannabis, a cannabis company based in Los Angeles, California, for approximately $57 million in Columbia Care stock and approximately $12 million in cash from the proceeds of a concurrent sale of Project Cannabis’ real estate assets1.…

CAN (BC): Village Farms to take full ownership of Pure Sunfarms

Village Farms International has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics to acquire 36,958,500 common shares of Pure Sunfarms owned by Emerald, representing approximately 41.3% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pure Sunfarms. Upon completion of…

A Polish start-up is growing hemp in shipping containers

Green Jungle is a newly opened indoor hemp farm comprised of 6 independent fully automated and sealed growing rooms. Each room hosts 180 plants. All aspects are monitored and automated – lighting, humidity, temperature, airflow, CO2, watering and nutrients. Climate computer allows to schedule and plan in…

Larger commercial production of Spear products

Daniel Peck joined Vestaron Corp. a year ago in what became a timely indoctrination into the fledgling company’s mission to improve the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through displacement of chemical pesticides with biological peptides. Peck, a Ph.D. who earned his doctorate in…

CAN (BC): Kelowna-based cannabis operation destroyed by fire

RCMP have taken over the investigation into an early morning fire at a legal grow op near the Kelowna airport. It happened on Old Vernon Road just after 6 a.m. on Monday, in a barn-like structure. The fire scene is just two doors down from the Ellison Fire hall, but the winds made fighting the fire a bit…

US (MD): Salisbury-based cultivation facility to break ground

Construction is set to begin on a large-scale cultivation and manufacturing facility that the co-founders hope will become a key marijuana business in the state — much akin to the best local craft beer.   Root & Bloom LLC intends to build the 40,000-square-foot, recreational marijuana operation on 2.3 acres at…

US (MA): Cannabis business opens at former LEGO factory in Fitchburg

The last LEGO bricks rolled off the assembly line at this factory in 2006. The building on Crawford Street was one of the last LEGO operations in the U.S., and Labor Day weekend saw a new tenant, Atlantic Medicinal Partners, open its first seed-to-sale medical and recreational cannabis center. This is…

Besseling Techniek introduces #roofwashertuesday

With the peak of summer behind us, the days are getting shorter and growers in the Northern Hemisphere are preparing for fall. Screen products (chalk) and coatings are removed from the glass and the desire for a clean greenhouse roof is once again topical. The amount of requests for a roof washing…

US (MA): Obstacles in cannabis industry unionization push

This summer saw encouraging steps forward in the drive to unionize the fast-growing cannabis industry.  Workers at Cultivate Holdings‘ grow facility and retail outlet in the central…

US (MI): Battle Creek's cannabis industry is blossoming

John Kassa did his due diligence in scouting a location for his cannabis business in Battle Creek. When looking at a map of available space for potential provisioning centers, he spotted an area on the city’s north side medical corridor along North Avenue, between a dialysis center and an Arby’s. “We saw…

CAN: New job opportunities in sight for Chippewas of the Thames First Nation through new partnership

Officials with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) are announcing a $2 million investment in a Canadian licensed cannabis cultivation and production company. The purchase of 21% of Sensi Brands Inc. will be a “long-term partnership for positive impact in the COTTFN community,” according to…

CAN (BC): Canopy Growth intends to close Aldergrove-based greenhouse

Six months ago to the day, Canopy Growth Corp. announced it was downsizing, and proceeded to shut down its 1.3-million-square-foot cannabis greenhouses near 264th Street. It was one of two Lower Mainland facilities shuttered in March – one in Aldergrove, the other in Delta. While it meant the end to…

US (OK): Company uses radio waves to kill harmful bacteria in cannabis

When a medical cannabis grower failed a test for harmful microbials, the only options they had were to create a distillate of the product, which drastically diminishes its value, or trash it entirely. But a new company launched in Oklahoma hopes to save those cannabis harvests by exposing the flower to a…

US (CA): Lemoore approves cannabis cultivation site

Lemoore will soon be home to an 83-acre cannabis cultivation operation south of the city. During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Lemoore City Council unanimously approved a project development agreement and cannabis regulatory permit between the city and FARM Lemoore, LLC. FARM Lemoore LLC, the same…

Company to grow cannabis for customers

Innovative cannabis products are everywhere. For example, where online dispensaries buy and distribute cannabis, a new startup will exercise your right to grow plants at home – by cultivating them for you. Every now and then a new idea crops up, one where a slightly different way of doing things emerges.…

Theelers:

Healthy tea launched by Dutch growers

Four Dutch growers ('Telers', in Dutch) launched on Sustainable Tuesday (September 1), a tea with the taste and power of bromelia, basil, curry and laurel: Theelers. According to the growers, the herbal blend is not only very tasty, but is also very suitable for people who want to keep their sugar levels…

CAN (BC): Christina Lake commenced harvest of over 22,500 plants

Christina Lake Cannabis, on its 32-acre site, has commenced harvest of over 22,500 cannabis plants covering eight cannabis strains. "Many plants are showing high yields, with some presently over eight feet tall," the team with the company explains. "Total harvest for 2020 is forecast to be a minimum of…

Copperstate Farms

US (AZ): First harvest after ten-acre greenhouse retrofit project

Copperstate Farms has completed its first harvest after finishing a ten-acre greenhouse buildout and renovation at its cultivation facility in Snowflake, Arizona. "The 435,600 square-foot construction project, designated Greenhouse 3, encompassed best-of-industry technologies and cutting-edge ventilation…

US (AZ): Grower harvests an estimated 5 million feminized hemp seeds

Anything Technologies Media's subsidiary, Sonoran Flower, has harvested 5 million feminized Hemp seeds from their 12,000 sq ft Arizona based facility. The estimated value of the seed inventory is $2,500,000 and will be sold through their retail and wholesale sales channels.  "The Sonoran Flower indoor facility…

CAN (ON): First research and innovation collaboration driving data and analytics insights

MediPharm Labs has completed work associated with a Research and Innovation Collaboration Agreement with Georgian College for a Data and Analytics Insights project. This four-month applied research project now complete, heightens MediPharm Labs abilities in diagnostic assessment of operations, analyzing…

CAN (ON): Canopy Growth laying off more staff from Niagara-on-the-Lake-based facility

An undisclosed number of employees have been laid off from Canopy Growth Corp. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario facility. “Canopy Growth did conduct a number of layoffs in Niagara-on-the-Lake as part of the larger restructuring efforts outlined by the company earlier this year,” Jordan Sinclair, VP of…

US (CA): Eaze expands social equity program

California’s Eaze yesterday launched a menu expansion in Los Angeles featuring brands owned by Black people and people of color. The expansion also includes brands from its…

IL: Israel-based company secures patent for editing medical cannabis seeds

Israel-based CanBreed has obtained a licensing agreement for foundational CRISPR-Cas9 patents, making it the first company to hold a license for genetic editing technology in…

US (CA): Cathedral City-based glasshouse sale completed

Sunniva reports that a Unified Trustee's Sale was held in Corona, California whereby Bobs LLC, successfully foreclosed on the Cathedral City Glasshouse in Cathedral City, California which was owned by the Ramon Road Production Campus, LLC. Bobs LLC now becomes the sole owner of the Cathedral City…

US (MD): Entrepreneur launches platform to improve diversity and inclusion in cannabis industry

An entrepreneur of color in Maryland is working to diversify the cannabis industry in Maryland. Kevin Ford is the CEO of Uplift Maryland – a new platform strives to increase diversity and inclusion within the emerging medical cannabis industry and “ensuring our community has an opportunity to participate…

Valoya and Citizen Electronics enter a licensing agreement

Citizen Electronics Co. Ltd., developer of electronic devices and applied products and Valoya, the research driven LED grow light manufacturer, have entered a licensing agreement whereby Citizen Electronics will take Valoya’s LED spectrum portfolio into use. Citizen Electronics will apply Valoya's…

US (CO): Wildfires impact state's cannabis industry

On August 27, the Pine Gulch Fire became the largest wildfire in Colorado’s history. It started from a lightning strike on July 31, and over the course of a month, it had burned more than 130,000 acres in the western part of the state. The blaze hasn’t claimed any lives, but it blanketed the surrounding…

IL: Developments on an Israel-based cannabis farm

Isracann Biosciences, working closely with Israeli consultants and counterparts, updated plans for the Hefer Valley-based Ein Hahoresh Farm include the following: The post harvest facility is being expanded from the initial design to allow for servicing the expected increased demand in the Israel market.…

CAN (ON): JWC acquisition granted licenses by Health Canada

Trichome Financial's wholly-owned subsidiary, Trichome JWC Acquisition, received licensure from Health Canada and closed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of…

ZA: Partnership to license and distribute cannabis genetics in Africa

Felbridge has entered into a license and distribution agreement with Puregene to market their elite cannabis strains throughout Africa. “Puregene is a leading Swiss biotech breeding company that has successfully sequenced the world's first cannabis super-pangenome. This enables Puregene to completely…

Aleafia Health

DE: Aleafia Health secures regulatory approval for cannabis sales in Germany

Aleafia Health indirect subsidiary, Aleafia Health Germany GmbH will commence distributing medical cannabis products to German pharmacies following regulatory approvals. "Aleafia Germany has now received a controlled drug licence from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices and a European…

Fluence

IL: Fluence to supply LEDs to Israel-based MMJ operations through strategic partnership

Fluence by OSRAM has partnered with REMY 108 LTD (REMY) in Israel to bring energy-efficient LED lighting to commercial crop production in the country and drive growth in its legalized cannabis market. The new partnership makes REMY the exclusive provider of horticultural LED lighting in Israel, helping a…

US (CA): Indoor cultivation facility approved for McKinleyville area

A new indoor commercial cannabis cultivation operation has been approved in the McKinleyville area, despite school district objections. ​The county’s Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for the project at its Aug. 20 meeting. ​Advanced by Yeti Enterprises LLC of Fortuna, the project…

US (CA): Acquisition of a Lynwood-based cannabis manufacturing and distribution business

Cannabis Global has acquired a stake in Natural Plant Extract of California, which operates a licensed cannabis manufacturing and distribution business operation out of Lynwood, California. NPE owns a Type 7 California Manufacturing License as well as a California Distribution license. Under the terms of…

AU: MediPharm enters Denmark MMJ market

MediPharm Labs will supply cannabis concentrate products in Denmark to two new medical cannabis customers under two separate white-label agreements. These customers will be serviced by both GMP approved facilities, MediPharm Labs Inc. and MediPharm Labs Australia. This marks MediPharm Labs’ first supply…

Coco fiber and coir production facility joins the Fibredust family

Fibredust announces new Mexican operation “Costa Sur”

US based Fibredust announced the expansion of their Mexican operation to include the production facility in beautiful Jalisco Mexico. This 10 hectare facility offers a new avenue for coir and fiber made and shipped from Mexico. “The addition of Costa Sur to the Fibredust family enables efficient shipment…

Zenabis

CAN (BC): Zenabis completes shipment to Australia

Zenabis Global has completed its first shipments to Australia from its Zenabis Atholville facility, on August 28, 2020. Zenabis has commenced the supply of packaged cannabis…

PacRoots

Growing hemp in the Canadian 'Golden Mile"

The PacRoots and Rock Creek Farms 100-acre premium hemp joint venture commenced in late May after receiving the hemp cultivation license from Health Canada on May 22nd, 2020. The operations team spent several weeks working the fields and installing irrigation systems, before planting began in mid June. "There…

Andermatt Romania: a new subsidiary in the Andermatt Biocontrol Group

Andermatt Biocontrol has established a new subsidiary in Bucharest, Romania, called Andermatt Romania SRL. Andermatt Biocontrol is pleased to announce that Felix Dubach will…

CAN (BC): Benchmark Botanics completes acquisition of 1139000 B.C.

Benchmark has completed the share exchange transaction contemplated under the share exchange agreement with shareholders of 1139000 B.C. ("1139") and acquired 5,199,000 Common shares of 1139 from the shareholders. Benchmark now owns 10,199,000 Common shares of 1139, which will represent a 51%,…

CAN (AB): Canopy Growth expands into Alberta market

Canopy Growth Corporation will be opening 10 brick-and-mortar retail cannabis locations across Alberta under its Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners.    “With 10 new stores set to open and additional locations in the pipeline, we are thrilled to announce this milestone and excited to bring the Tokyo Smoke and Tweed guest experiences…

US (CO): Charlotte's Web earns B Corporation certification

Charlotte’s Web Holdings has earned B Lab’s B Corporation certification to further expand the ways in which the Company can fulfill its mission of benefitting the planet and all who live upon it. "The Charlotte’s Web family is honored to now join the B Corp community of more than 3,500 other B Corps in…

US (MI): Grand Rapid-based growers convert industrial properties

Idled and deteriorating industrial buildings across the city are being transformed with multimillion dollar investments to support cannabis growing operations.  Two commercial growing…

US (CA): Acquisition of a Santa Rosa-based manufacturing and distribution business

Vibe Bioscience has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cathedral Asset Holding Corporation and its distribution and manufacturing assets in Santa Rosa, California.  “The acquisition of Cathedral makes Vibe a true, vertically integrated cannabis cultivator, distributor, manufacturer and retailer…

NZ: The bitter collapse of a medical cannabis venture

When a character calling himself the Wolf of Weed Street announced he was starting a medical cannabis venture, some of the biggest names in the Bay of Plenty business world became investors. Two years later, the company is in liquidation; more than $1m gone. Tony Wall investigates. When Brendon Ogilvy…

US (OK): Grower to get modular LED lights

Heliospectra AB has provided Marcella Property Group in Dewey, Oklahoma, United States, with an order of the value of USD $87,920.  Marcella Property Group is a well-known and respected…

CTT Pharma sues Aurora for allegedly shirking successful deal

CTT Pharmaceutical Holdings' wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, CTT Pharma, has filed a statement of claim with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Aurora Cannabis. The Company is seeking compensation for Aurora’s denial of contractual commitments with CTT, which includes expenses, royalties…

US: Grower suspends several US-based operations due to pandemic

Primo Nutraceuticals, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the Canada-U.S. border, has suspended several of its U.S. operations except for the Oroville Campus. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Company has terminated its hemp farm operations in Oregon and cancelled the Coachella hemp…

SPRHOUT generates solar thermal power for greenhouse farm

The team with Solho (Solar Horticulture) recently went and visited the SPRHOUT (Solar Powered Off-grid Horticultural UniT) in France. Read more about this installation in this article.  The novel control unit and software for safe and autonomous operation was installed successfully, and is now generating solar…

GlobalGAP

New user-friendly GlobalGAP app

GlobalGAP announced the launch of their new app 'GLOBALG.A.P. Solutions'. It has been available to download from app stores since 24 July. The app, available for both Android and IOS devices,…

CAN (BC): Citation Growth settles litigation with ACC Enterprises

Citation Growth settled its ongoing litigation with ACC Enterprises. While the details of the settlement agreement are confidential, without admitting any liability, the companies have agreed to go their separate ways. Citation will continue to operate its cultivation and production facility in North Las…

US (MD): Cannabis facilities upgrade security technology

Will Biggerman, Chief Operating Officer of Surveillance Secure, a Gaithersburg, Maryland security integrations firm, knows that security is everything in the rapidly expanding…

Citation Growth

US (NV): Las Vegas-based operation provides update

Citation Growth update on its Las Vegas operations. In March 2020, Citation realized the first effects of the global pandemic when it saw the cannabis industry shut down due to government regulations, resulting in a large decline in demand and sales. The company made the decision to remain operational…

Buddy Boy Farm

US (WA): Reardan-based grower expands with second Tier 3 license

Buddy Boy Farm, the cannabis grower and processor located west of Spokane near Reardan recently expanded with a second Tier 3 license, giving the company an additional 30,000 square feet. “We now have 12 greenhouses on this (first) license,” said General Manager Galadriel Walser. “Last year we bought a…

The state of cannabis unions in the US

In cannabis, unionization is frequently seen as a way for a business to demonstrate legitimacy, however, not all companies are supportive of unionizing efforts. With unionization becoming ever more common in the cannabis industry, Labor Day 2020 provides an opportunity to take a closer look at the state…

CT Pharma

US (CT): Grower to move into a 216,000 sq. ft. facility

CTPharma has purchased a 216,532 square foot building in Rocky Hill from the pharmaceutical company McKesson Corporation, which had moved out. CTPharma CEO Tom Schultz said the company is reluctantly leaving Portland, where it enjoyed operating since the beginning of its operations in 2014 and where it…

PT: Clever Leaves granted license to cultivate, sell, and export

Clever Leaves has been granted a license from INFARMED I.P., the Portuguese regulatory authority with oversight over the pharmaceutical industry in Portugal, including medical cannabis, to cultivate, import and export Good Agricultural and Collecting Practice (GACP) quality dried flower, produced from…

CAN (BC): 5 weeks left to the harvest of one of largest outdoor cannabis crops in Canadian history

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club has been growing one of the largest single outdoor cannabis crops in Canadian history.  Outdoor Harvest On ScheduleSummer at Rock Creek, to date, has been warm and dry allowing the plants to enjoy an uninterrupted period of vigorous growth. With planting completed since mid-July, SpeakEasy…

US (NY): Bringing subtle design to the art of medical cannabis

Etain Health, New York’s only family-run, women-owned vertically integrated agribusiness and medical cannabis dispensary, has opened its new flagship facility at 242 East 58th…

Lighthouse Genomics

CAN (BC): Lighthouse Genomics expands company IP holdings, prepares for launch of cannabis authenticity and purity standard

Lighthouse Genomics has filed a US patent application and Canadian trademark applications in the months of July and August. The new Intellectual Property (IP) holdings expand the company’s protection to operate with key branding and methods in the fast-growing genomic sciences and bioinformatics…

US (MD): Partnership established to set up a hemp science center of excellence

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) and Front Range Biosciences (FRB) have partnered up to establish a Hemp Science Center of Excellence. Through this collaborative research and education agreement, SSI will provide instrumentation to support FRB’s new analytical laboratory for hemp research and…

CAN (ON): Supreme Cannabis and KKE Canada announce mutual termination of international partnership

The Supreme Cannabis Company and Khalifa Kush Enterprises Canada ULC (“KKE”), have mutually agreed to terminate their exclusive consulting services agreement (“the Agreement”) entered into on December 6, 2018. Supreme Cannabis and KKE amicably part ways in order to re-focus their resources on…

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Netled partners up with agritech start-up Vertigo Farms:

A focus on new kinds of vertical farming applications

Netled and a Polish agritech start-up, Vertigo Farms have announced a new technology partnership. Vertigo Farms will use Netled’s Vera vertical farming technology in its indoor growing projects. The collaboration has already started, and the goal is to have the first plants growing at the beginning of…

High Tide CEO to hold Ask Me Anything on Reddit

Yesterday, High Tide announced the acquisition of Meta Growth, thus making the company one of the largest cannabis retailers in Canada. Right after the announcement, High Tide CEO Raj Grover took over to Reddit to reveal an AMA which will take place on August 27th at 11:30am MST.  AMA is an acronym that stands…

US (CO): Charlotte's Web to file business acquisition report

Charlotte's Web Holdings will be relying on the temporary 45-day extension to the filing deadline granted by the Ontario Securities Commission in response to COVID-19 pursuant to Ontario Instrument 51-505 ("OI 51-505") - Temporary Exemption from Certain Corporate Finance Requirements with Deadlines…

Autogrow releases public API to empower growers

Autogrow has released a public API (Application Programming Interface) allowing connectivity between their Folium sensor network and other farm sensor data. “Growers currently feel frustrated by not having systems that speak to each other. And the truth is that, until other large industry players also…

CAN (BC): Pitt Meadows-based operation receives cultivation license

Benchmark Botanics, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Potanicals Green Growers, a holder of federal licenses to cultivate and sell cannabis under the Cannabis Act, has received its third cultivation license from Health Canada for the Company's joint venture YATAI & BBT Biotech Ltd. indoor and outdoor…

30,000 sq. m. production facility

DE: Demecan has acquired Wayland's core European asset

DEMECAN has acquired the core European asset of the former Canadian cannabis producer, Wayland – a 30,000 sqm production facility near Dresden. The purchase agreement was signed in June 2020 and became legally binding last week. It was agreed to maintain silence about the purchase price. "DEMECAN's…

Priva

Priva announces €10,000 “Horti Heroes” challenge winner

Nordetect, a biochemical analytics startup that develops lab-on-a-chip systems, was named the winner of Priva's “Horti Heroes” challenge for their portable nutrient sensor. Led by Priva’s Horticulture Innovation Lab (Phil), this competition was designed to discover and help showcase pioneering…

US (FL): Plans for a MMJ cultivation facility in Greater Pittsburgh area

A Florida medical cannabis company is planning to develop a cultivation facility in the Pittsburgh area as part of a 10-year research pact with the University of Pittsburgh.…

US (IL): Schaumburg may permit craft cannabis grower in industrial park

Schaumburg trustees Tuesday will consider approval of what would be the village's third recreational cannabis business, a craft grower that, unlike two recently approved dispensaries, would not be open to the public. Castle Cannabis is seeking a special-use permit from the village to occupy 17,100 square…

US (WA): State seeking help to further study cannabis business odor emissions

Washington State cannabis regulators are looking to hire a contractor to help study cannabis odors. The state specifically wants to find ways to mitigate smells emerging from legal cannabis businesses and determine whether the emissions have any impact on public health. The Washington State Liquor and…

TH: University donates cannabis seeds to Ministry of Public Health

Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Sakhon Nakhon campus will supply 18,000 cannabis seeds to the Ministry of Public Health for harvesting cannabis. "This donation of…

CAN (ON): High Tide to acquire Meta Growth

High Tide and Meta Growth have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement dated according to which High Tide will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Meta Growth. “The combination with Meta is a watershed moment in High Tide’s evolution as we become Canada’s largest and strongest…

US (MA): Cultivation facility proposed for Ashburnham

A potential cannabis grow and manufacturing facility was recently presented for a required public outreach that could bring both cannabis and additional revenue to town. The site being considered is located on Winchendon Road (Route 12) in the area of Corey Hill Road. New England Agricultural…

US (OK): Company in talks to acquire Oklahoma cannabis assets

RedHawk Holdings' wholly-owned subsidiary, RedHawk Pharma, has been in discussions to potentially acquire certain cannabis assets including licenses to grow, manufacture and sell in the State of Oklahoma, with an anticipated initial focus on "craft" cultivation and distribution of product. The Company…

CAN (QC): Acquisition of a 88,000 sq. ft. craft indoor cultivation facility

Through a share purchase agreement, Quinto Resources is now at liberty to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of various subsidiaries wholly-owned by Emerald Health Therapeutics. The subsidiaries, which jointly operate a premium 88,000 square foot craft cannabis production indoor facility,…

US (MI): Tribe wants own cannabis market independent from state control

A Native American tribe in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Wednesday announced plans to create a tribal marijuana market independent of state oversight. It will compete with Michigan’s existing medical and recreational marijuana market that is projected to generate $1.5 billion in sales over the next year.…

US (CA): Vertically-integrated company scales up through strategic acquisition

Kadenwood has acquired EcoGen Laboratories, the leading global manufacturer and supplier of hemp-derived CBD materials and formulations. The deal effectively establishes Kadenwood as one of the largest suppliers of vertically-integrated, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) in the US, expanding the company’s…

US (MI): Cannabis complex to open in Center Line

Much like Henry Ford did with the car, Mark Savaya is trying to do with cannabis.  Whereas the automotive tycoon built a manufacturing facility capable of constructing a vehicle from raw material origins to rolling off the assembly line, Savaya of Future Grow Solutions wants to build a system that encompasses…

DE: Cansativa awarded distribution of cannabis flower from German cultivation

Cansativa was awarded the contract by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) to roll out distribution, logistics and general services for the wholesale of cannabis flowers from German cultivation. On behalf of the cannabis agency, Cansativa will distribute the cannabis flowers from…

Heliospectra

Heliospectra releases Half Year Report January-June 2020

Heliospectra presented its Half Year Report for January-June 2020. Net sales amounted to KSEK 19 874 (16 744) which means an increase of 19% compared to last year. Of the period’s sales, the Mitra product group made up 33%. The operating loss amounted to KSEK -22 242 (-20 842) KSEK, signifying a negative…

CAN (ON): CO2 delivery solution installed at micro-cultivator for commercial feasibility

Toronto based CO2 GRO will install a CO2 Delivery Solutions VCO2 system with another Canadian cannabis micro-cultivator ("Customer") for a Commercial Feasibility. The Customer will evaluate the growth effects of CO2 Delivery Solutions on cannabis for up to 6 months focusing on grow cycle time, bud…

AU: Grower secures expanded GMP license

MediPharm Labs Australian operation, MediPharm Labs Australia has received an important enabling amendment to its Good Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) Certification and Licence to Manufacture Therapeutic Goods. The licence expansion, granted under Section 40B of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Act 1989…

US (CA): Letter of intent for a 18,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility

Halo Labs has entered into a Letter of Intent to establish a joint venture and strategic alliance with Terphogz, doing business as Zkittlez. The joint venture will establish and operate a state- and locally licensed commercial cannabis cultivation facility at Ukiah Ventures Inc. (UVI). Halo and Zkittlez…

Rua Biosciences

NZ: Grower licensed for commercial production, planning IPO

Pharmaceuticals company Rua Bioscience has been granted a commercial licence to grow and supply cannabis-derived medicines from its new specialist growing and production facilities on the East Coast and is planning an Initial Public Offering to list the company on the NZX. A leader in New Zealand’s…

Adastra

CAN (BC): Adastra finalizes supply agreement with Pure Sunfarms

Adastra Labs has signed a cannabis supply agreement with Pure Sunfarms. "We are pleased to finalize this cannabis biomass agreement with Pure Sunfarms. With a leader in cultivation in British Columbia in our backyard, we are fortunate to have access to the high-quality cannabis Pure Sunfarms produces on…

CAN (SK): Local family pioneering sale of micro-cannabis

A farm family from southeast Saskatchewan has turned to a new plant, and is one of the first in the province to do so. Trent Emmel, who farms lentils, canola, durum and more…

Royal Emerald Pharmaceuticals

US (CA): Cannabis research facility to open in Desert Hot Springs

The first pharmaceutical cannabis company in the U.S. is on its way to opening in the California desert.  Royal Emerald Pharmaceuticals, slated to open in March in a former Kmart in Desert Hot Springs, will be the first private company to secure a Drug Enforcement Agency license  to grow cannabis for the purpose of…


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