US (PA): Hydrofarm to acquire organic nutrients and grow media operations

Hydrofarm has entered into an agreement to acquire Aurora Innovations, Aurora International, and Gotham Properties, a Eugene, Oregon-based manufacturer and supplier of organic hydroponic products. Aurora’s Roots Organics and Soul soil, grow media, and nutrients brands, as well as its Procision perlite…

Vertical growing towers for strawberries and cannabis showcased in Canada

Affinor Growers is pleased to announce that it has ordered one hundred of its patented vertical growing towers for the production of strawberries and cannabis pending Health…

US (FL): Captive Insurance Solution for cannabis businesses launched

Alternative Risk Strategies (ARS) today announced a new insurance solution for the cannabis industry that is specifically designed to meet the most difficult insurance challenges cannabis, hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) businesses face today. Under current market conditions, cannabis businesses that are…

US (NY): Company supports social justice organizations through foundation

The Hawthorne Gardening Company (Hawthorne) announced the first grantees of The Hawthorne Social Justice Fund within The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation. These organizations are leading the charge with criminal and social justice reform for the cannabis industry. They include Last Prisoner Project,…

US (MI): Yeast and mold test receives approval for use in cannabis

Neogen's Soleris® Direct Yeast and Mold test has received the Performance Tested MethodsSM Certification from the AOAC Research Institute's Emergency Response Validation Process for the enumeration of yeasts and molds in dried cannabis flower [9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) >0.3%]. This AOAC approval for…

CAN (ON): Oro-Medonte cannabis producer facing growing demand

Growing demand for cannabis has one local company looking to add up to 20 people to its team. Carmel Pharms will be holding a job fair June 17, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., at its Oro-Medonte operation at 837 Line 7 S. “With increasing sales in Ontario and demand for craft product, we have purchase orders that…

Sollum technologies appoints new chief financial officer

Sollum Technologies is pleased to welcome Paul-Henri Rouleau to the team as chief financial officer. "Paul-Henri has an impressive track record with significant achievements in investment, financing and management at organizations such as Desjardins Capital and the National Bank of Canada, as well as…

Certhon expands further in North America

"We are working to realize a stable presence in the United States"

While celebrating its 125 years of existence this year, Certhon is far from done developing and expanding within the horticultural market. There have been a lot of developments for the company in the last few years. For example, Certhon established its own Innovation Center to research the optimization…

PharmaCielo

CO: Grower makes initial shipment to a Canadian life science company

PharmaCielo has made an initial shipment of CBD Isolate to a Canadian life sciences company that specializes in developing and commercializing proprietary drug-delivery technologies (the “Customer”). The Customer intends to use PharmaCielo’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) for expanded research…

US (CA): Cannabis agricultural workers at Tikun Olam vote to unionize

On Monday, cannabis agricultural workers at Tikun Olam California’s Adelanto facility voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 1932. The results mark the first Agricultural Labor Relations Board election victory for cannabis workers in Southern California. There are 39 workers in the bargaining unit.…

Plantalux

Polish lighting manufacturer goes globally in cannabis industry

Plantalux, manufacturer of horticulture LED lighting and control systems based in Poland, has been recently implementing its products and services in domestic indoor hemp farms. Most of them are focused on growing quality hemp flowers with high CBD (Cannabidiol) content, but CBG (Cannabigerol) has been…

North Macedonian grower receives export license

North Macedonia has been eyed by many cannabis companies globally thanks to its combination of favorable climate conditions and low operational and labor costs. PharmaCann is one of the companies that has gained a foothold into the North Macedonia cannabis sector, and they have just received a license…

MTL Cannabis

CAN (ON): Growers enter agreement to supply dried flowers for medical patients

Canada House Wellness Group and Montréal Cannabis Medical have entered into an exclusive agreement for Abba's distribution of MTL Cannabis' high-grade dried flower to Abba's medical patient base.   "As cannabis for medical purposes continues to evolve, supporting patients who choose dried flower inhalation for…

CAN (BC): Grower reached debt settlement agreement

Fiore Cannabis has agreed to a debt settlement agreement related to a convertible bond certificate issued May 1, 2017. "I'm satisfied with the settlement with our bondholders…

CAN (ON): Supreme Cannabis obtains court order approving arrangement with Canopy Growth

The Supreme Cannabis Company has been granted the final court order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approving the plan of arrangement with Canopy Growth Corporation, which is going to acquire the Canadian Licenced Producer in a transaction valued at $435 million.   Assuming the satisfaction of all conditions,…

What is MEP engineering in indoor agriculture?

MEP engineers provide a wide range of engineering services necessary for any construction project. MEP engineers are especially critical when designing an energy-efficient Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) grow facility. Cultivators and facility designers should involve an experienced engineering firm as soon as possible in the planning process.…

EU cannabis company raises $ 44.2 M

Berlin-based cannabis start-up Sanity Group announced today it has closed a $44.2M USD Series A financing round with new investment led by Swiss venture capital firm Redalpine along with US-based Navy Capital and SOJE Capital. GMPVC also participated in the round. This represents the largest round of…

Columbia Care

US (CO): Columbia Care to acquire Denver-based Medicine Man

Columbia Care has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Medicine Man Denver, a premier vertically integrated cannabis company that has been serving the Denver metro area since 2009. “We have great admiration for what Medicine Man’s leaders, Sally Vander Veer and Andy Williams, have built over…

CAN (ON): Grower poised for successful outdoor cultivation season

Aleafia Health has largely completed planting across 86 acres at its outdoor cultivation facility in Port Perry, Ont. The milestone was achieved a month earlier, and on a significantly larger scale, than the 2020 outdoor season, which yielded 31,200 kgs. of dried flower, at a cash cost to harvest of…

WeedMD

CAN (ON): Bowmanville-based facility sold for C$2.5M

WeedMD has signed and closed a definitive agreement to sell its subsidiary Starseed Medicinal Inc., which had been operating out of the production facility located on Bennett Road North in Bowmanville, Ontario, to Final Bell Canada Inc. (the “Purchaser”) for C$2.5 million in cash. Starseed Medicinal Inc.…

Buckeye Relief

US (OH): Growth and success have been constant for Buckeye Relief, CEO says

When Andrew Rayburn was putting Buckeye Relief and its team members together in 2016, he was "very quiet" about it. Now, as the Ohio-owned and Ohio-operated marijuana cultivator and processor—with a location in Eastlake—reaches its 44th harvest and on the verge of gaining 100 employees, Rayburn says he…

US (MA): Cannabis lab samples collected like evidence from a crime scene

A recent Michigan State University grad slips on an arm-length polyethylene glove, the kind worn to inseminate cows. Wearing a hooded, one-time-use, micro-fiber, full-body suit, and face mask, he reaches into a nearly four-foot tall, corrugated curing tube filled to the brim with cannabis buds at the…

MJardin eyes restructuring amid fallout from Bridging Finance scandal

MJardin Group Inc. has retained a restructuring firm to advise a special committee of board members to review a potential sale of the Canadian cannabis producer’s assets after…

US (IL): Cronos to acquire 10.5% ownership stake in PharmaCann

Cronos Group is set to acquire an approximately 10.5% ownership stake in PharmaCann on a fully diluted basis.  PharmaCann has a broad geographic footprint in the U.S. and has built an efficient, effective and scalable operating model, including six production facilities and 23 dispensaries operating under…

Grown Rogue

US (OR): Grower triples indoor production

Grown Rogue has successfully tripled its indoor production in Oregon with recently announced capacity increases. Grown Rogue completed facility improvements at their existing 17,000 sq ft facility adding 40% additional flowering space and have successfully harvested two rooms from the 30,000 sq ft…

US (MA): Cultivators Berkshire Kind to begin site work at William Stanley Business Park in the Fall

Cannabis cultivator Berkshire Kind is "moving along" with its development in the William Stanley Business Park but has an extended timeline and budget. In the Pittsfield…

Announcing the passing of A.M.A. founder Allen Monsma

It is with great sadness that A.M.A. Horticulture Inc. announces the passing of company founder, Allen (Eelke) Monsma, at age 87. Allen died suddenly yet peacefully on June 10th in hospital, surrounded by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Monsma, and his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Rick…

Native Gro

US (FL): Comprehensive management solution launched to support Native American tribes

Native Gro made its debut today at the Native American Hemp & Cannabis Conference at Harrah's Resort in California. Officially established on 4/20, Native Gro leverages the combined experience and expertise of Violet Gro, an indoor agriculture lighting company; Hyperponic, an integrated vertical grow…

"With 'hexagons', mounting can no longer go wrong"

“The JB Groep systems are used in many greenhouses at home and abroad. The company's high-pressure fog systems are very much in demand, but the on-site installation sometimes turned out to be a bit difficult for the customer. We have now come up with a solution for that,” says Jordy van den Berg, owner…

Univo acquires control of the Medipharm pharmacy in Holon, Israel

"We achieved complete control over the chain from pharm to consumer"

Univo, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of medical cannabis products, today announced the acquisition of 51% of the Medipharm pharmacy in Holon, Israel. As part of the transaction, which will be financed from the company's equity at the amount of 1.69 – 2.156 million dollars (5.5-7 million NIS),…

lease and private equity enables them to grow 32,000 cannabis plants

Newly formed cannabis operator VinCann starts in Oklahoma

There's a new kid on the block in Oklahoma. Vinita Cannabis, also known as VinCann, will operate a 9.35 acre plot of land with approximately 40,000 square feet of greenhouses  as a cannabis cultivation facility in Oklahoma. "This cannabis cultivation facility is already operational and has significant potential…

Advanced Container Technologies’ Oklahoma distributor launches products and services at CannaCon

Advanced Container Technologies, announced that Grassfire Distro – its exclusive distributor for Oklahoma, launched several new products and services, and finalized a number…

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Federally compliant medical cannabis in the US? One company is doing it

CURE Pharmaceutical has signed an agreement with Biopharmaceutical Research Company (BRC) to produce federally compliant medical cannabis, CBD and THC products. BRC will…

US grower Terra Tech Corp acquires delivery company

US cannabis company Terra Tech Corp. today announced they have executed an agreement to acquire SilverStreak Solutions Inc, a company specialised in direct-to-consumer cannabis delivery. "SilverStreak has a strong market position in the direct-to-consumer cannabis delivery space in the greater Sacramento…

RotoGro updates market on vertical farming tech

"Single harvest yields of 372 kilograms could be achieved"

RotoGro (RGI) has given an update of its vertical farming technology with encouraging results from recent trials. RotoGro designs and manufactures cultivation solutions for indoor vertical farming, operating in perishable foods and lawful cannabis. The RotoGro Garden System is the core of the company's…

Fluence and Proper Cannabis introduce LED lighting to Midwestern cannabis market

Fluence and Proper Cannabis, a Rock Hill, Missouri-based cannabis cultivator and manufacturer, announced today the companies’ application of Fluence’s LED lighting solutions throughout Proper’s cultivation facility. Proper is headquartered in the Missouri cannabis market and operates a 90,000-square-foot…

Segra completes export of Cannabis plantlets to Portugal for greenhouse trials

Segra International is pleased to announce its first successful shipment of numerous premium Cannabis tissue culture plantlets to Portugal for greenhouse cultivation trials…

US (WA): The Hawthorne Gardening Company supports social justice reform for cannabis industry

The Hawthorne Gardening Company announced the first grantees of The Hawthorne Social Justice Fund within The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation. These organizations are leading the…

Vireo Health to continue as Goodness Growth Holdings

US Cannabis company Vireo Health International changes its name to Goodness Growth Holdings. "Our evolution to Goodness Growth reflects the progression of our business from a…

NFL.com

NFL, NFLPA provides funding for pain treatment research, including medical hemp

The pain management committee of the NFL and the NFL Players Association will provide $1 million in funding for research into pain management and cannabinoids, the committee announced Tuesday.The request for proposal is the next step in the NFL's shift on the use of marijuana by players, some of whom…

CAN (ON): The Supreme Cannabis Company announces shareholder approval of 
arrangement with Canopy Growth Corporation

The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc is pleased to announce that, at its special meeting of shareholders of Supreme, Supreme Shareholders approved the plan of arrangement with Canopy Growth Corporation pursuant to which, among other things, Canopy will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares…

James Whalen joins Total Energy Group

James Whalen has joined Total Energy Group as technical sales manager. He will lead the department of Environmental Controls, LED lights and Water technology. James worked the…

Fluence expands footprint in Israeli cannabis industry

“To maintain the industry’s pace, cultivators must invest in efficient lighting methods"

Fluence announced today its implementations with two major cannabis cultivators in Israel, Springs Valley Cannabis LTD and UNIVO Pharmaceuticals (UNIVO), through Fluence’s ongoing partnership with REMY, an Israel-based horticultural lighting provider to the country’s growing agriculture industry.  Following…

CAN: MCCN executes extraction agreement with international cannabis company

Medcolcanna Organics Inc., a Canadian and globally integrated medicinal cannabis company with operations in Colombia, announces the execution of an extraction service…

New general manager at Meteor Horticultural Systems, Canada

Meteor Systems Canada will be strengthened by a new experienced management team who will continue and expand on the success of past years. The position of General Manager is held by Neil Quiring. He will take care of the sales activities and is responsible for the entire branch. He will be supported by…

CAN (ON): HEXO Corp to offset 100% of carbon emissions and plastic packaging

HEXO has announced a commitment to offsetting the Company’s operational carbon emissions and the personal emissions of all 1,200 employees*, making HEXO 100% carbon neutral from September 2021 onwards. The Company is also committing to offset the plastic used in their pouch packaging through Plastic…

“OpusMAX being designated as OMRI Listed is a significant milestone for all of BPS Agriculture’s entities”

BPS Agriculture’s proprietary carrier technology, OpusMAX, has attained Organic Material Research Institute (OMRI) listing for the United States and Canada, with anticipated listing soon in Mexico. The Texas-based, diversified agriculture holding company currently incubates three start-ups: Verano365®,…

US (IL): WIU receives federal grant for cannabis testing

Although cannabis testing is an everlasting topic in the curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry program in the Western Illinois University Department of Chemistry, it was recently revitalized by a $160,181 grant, awarded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and a Certification…

US (CA): Augmented reality cultivation experience launched

Grow Glide announced an immersive, augmented reality experience designed to give cultivators across the globe the opportunity to view its multi-tier, vertical cannabis farming systems virtually in almost any location. This first of its kind AR portal allows cultivators to build a single, double or triple…

US (CO): Surna introduces heat recovery chiller

Surna Cultivation Technologies has introduced the addition of heat recovery chillers to its EcoChill™ product portfolio. “Surna continues to add technological options to our product lines to meet the growing demands of indoor agriculture climates. We understand that one of the biggest challenges for our…

US (CA): Company to acquire 5,500 sq. ft. indoor cultivation

Demand Brands has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire Show Me State LLC - Cannabis Farm.  Show Me State LLC - Cannabis Farm is a 33-acre working farm with a 5500 sq. ft. indoor facility producing 120 lbs. of indoor flower every 8 weeks. Cloning bays in the Farm produce 2000 clones every…

Cannabis Control Commission:

US: "License now available to qualifying applicants in Massachusetts"

The Cannabis Control Commission is pleased to announce that Certified Economic Empowerment Applicants and Social Equity Program Participants can now apply for pre-certification and licensure for a second delivery license type through the Massachusetts Cannabis Industry Portal (MassCIP). The availability…

CAN (AB): Kaiser Day signs production agreement with medical cannabis grower

Kaiser Day Cannaceuticals has signed a production agreement with Northern Green. The agreement will allow Kaiser Day Cannaceuticals to offer its pharmaceutical-grade,…

US (WA): Washington State allows for free cannabis with Covid-19 vaccine.

As part of its strategy to vaccinate more of its population, Washington State will allow adults to claim a free marijuana joint when they receive a Covid-19 vaccination shot. The state’s liquor and cannabis board announced on Monday that the promotion, called “Joints for Jabs,” was effective immediately…

US (NY): “As cannabis regulation evolves, we believe that companies able to control the traits and consistency of the plants will command"

22nd Century has announced new initiatives to strengthen and maximize revenue opportunities in its hemp/cannabis franchise. Included in these developments is the announcement of strategic partnerships with two plant breeders in the northern and southern hemispheres providing the Company with year-round…

CAN: LP to export 500 kg of MMJ to Israel

The Flowr Corporation has entered into a supply agreement with Focus Medical Herbs to export up to five hundred kilograms of premium dry flower cannabis in bulk form into Israel. The Israeli medical cannabis market was characterized by strong year-over-year growth in 2020. According to Prohibition…

US (TX): Grower raises $21M in funding

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation has secured $21 million in Series B funding led by AFI Capital Partners, a growth equity fund investing exclusively in the cannabis industry. The funding will bolster the company’s production and support its statewide delivery strategy. TOCC’s latest funding…

Klonetics

CAN (BC): Breeder receives nursery cultivation license

Klonetics Plant Science has received its Health Canada Nursery Cultivation license to produce cannabis starting materials available for sale to the cannabis industry in Canada. Its impressive 25,000 Square Foot state of the art facility in Kelowna will produce Ready to Flower plants at an industrial…

Agentix signs deal with NHRI to license CBD-based compound to treat type 2 diabetes

Under the radar investment opportunities aren’t necessarily rare but rather are hard to find. And one unpolished gem could be Agentix, a company estimated to have between…

"It's all about the licensing"

As Cannabis legalization sweeps the United States, companies in the industry are quickly realizing they have one major problem; they can't keep up with all the demand. A large cause of this supply…

US (OR): Lawsuit over hemp seized dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing an Oregon county of constitutional violations for destroying $2.5 million worth of hemp while claiming it was illegal cannabis. However, the Oregonized Hemp Co. will be allowed to revive its complaint against Josephine County under an alternate legal…

US (NJ): South River unveils complex plan for allowing cannabis businesses

The borough has introduced two ordinances that would allow certain licensed cannabis facilities to operate in nonresidential areas in the borough.  The proposal, which was introduced…

Kind Technologies sells its pharmaceutical business

Dutch high-tech group Kind Technologies sells daughter company Vimec Applied Vision Technology. "We're allocating all resources on future growth to becoming a leader in computer vision, robotics, AI and data."  Safe harbourKind Technologies acquired Vimec Applied Vision Technology in 2014, a company active…

Cronos Group and Ginkgo Bioworks announce Amended Agreement

Accelerating the commercialization of cultured cannabinoids at scale

Cronos Group Inc., an innovative global cannabinoid company, and Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., which is building a horizontal platform for cell programming, announced an amended…

September 2nd-3rd in Munich, Germany

Join the Vertical Farming community to rebuild our food systems

The Association for Vertical Farming is organizing a Webinar focusing on technical aspects and experience of the invited experts: Emil Breza is Co-Founder, President, and CEO of AgricUltra Advancements. Bringing together his interdisciplinary technical expertise and many years of product development and…

US (OR): Agreement signed to bring pesticide-free cannabis to Oregon

SugarTop Buddery and Terra Vera to the next level: the two companies have entered into a co-branding agreement, developing a new unique logo to ensure the clear and prominent labeling of SugarTop’s products in collaboration with Terra Vera’s non-toxic, pesticide-free crop management solutions. Oregon…

Aleafia Health

DE: LP completes MMJ export to Germany

Aleafia Health's dried flower, grown at its Niagara greenhouse facility, has been successfully exported to Germany. "Gaining access to Europe’s most mature legal cannabis market is an important breakthrough for Aleafia Health, with fulfilment of successive purchase orders to Germany currently underway,"…

CAN (BC): Grower expands production and inventory capacity

Allied Corp. has commenced construction on an additional 200,000 square feet of outdoor cultivation space at its Bucaramanga, Columbia production facility. This expansion includes an upgraded and expanded mothering, cloning, and vegetative infrastructure that will allow the company to continue its…

Nano trace elements advantages: stronger plants and sustainable use

Hortus recently entered into an exclusive partnership with B+H Solutions GmbH for the sale and distribution of Nano trace elements. "Nano trace elements strengthen plants, making them stronger and more resilient, and rendering a better structure and produce a greater yield per square meter. Nano trace…

US (CA): Monterey County’s first outdoor cannabis growing program failed. Will new changes help?

Locals in the cannabis industry talk about the product once grown in outdoor gardens like the stuff of legend. However, when cannabis became legal in 2016, county regulations requiring cannabis to be grown in greenhouses forced outdoor growers to either shut down their operation or continue under a…

Breakthrough: new factory produces nitrates from manure

Van Iperen International and Pure Green Agriculture started operations of the world’s first factory, located in the Netherlands, to produce nitrates from manure. It aims to dramatically reduce nitrogen while producing sustainable and organic liquid nitrate fertilizers. Currently, governments and…

Amazon backs effort to legalize pot

Amazon is throwing its weight behind federal pot legalization. The Jeff Bezos-owned e-commerce giant announced its support for a proposed bill to legalize marijuana across the US—and said that it will no longer disqualify people from working at the company in certain roles if they test positive for pot…

Little Green Pharma

AU: Australian grower receives additional order to export MMJ to Germany

Little Green Pharma has received an additional firm purchase order for ~21,300 units of the Company’s high-THC medicinal cannabis flower medicine from German pharmaceutical wholesaler Deutsche Medizinalcannabis GmbH (“DEMECAN”). The purchase order has a value of $2.5m and represents ~320kg of flower for…

CAN: Canopy Growth breaks up with Drake

Drake's plan to become a global cannabis mogul may be in doubt after his deal with Canopy Growth Corp. abruptly came to an end earlier this year, according to new information.…

Cannabis research center established at Washington State University

Washington State University’s  early efforts on cannabis research have now grown into a full, multi-disciplinary research center with nearly 100 scientists working on a diverse range of cannabis-related projects. The newly christened Center for Cannabis Policy, Research and Outreach, or CCPRO, was officially…

US (CA): Estrella River Farm receives approval for cultivation

LiveWire Ergogenics' affiliate company Estrella River Farms has received approval for its State license application for cannabis cultivation on historic Estrella Ranch in California. Bill Hodson, CEO of LiveWire and Managing Member of Estrella River Farms states, “Today, we are pleased to announce that…

Schwazze

US (CO): Schwattze to acquire Southern Colorado Growers

Schwazze signed definitive documents to acquire the assets of Southern Colorado Growers ("SCG") in Huerfano County, Colorado.  The proposed transaction includes 34 acres of land with outdoor cultivation capacity, as well as indoor, greenhouse, and hoop house cultivation facilities and equipment. "This planned…

Pipp Horticulture

CO2 enrichment and monitoring: where's the balance?

“Vertical Air Solutions provides an effective delivery of carbon dioxide, but it also provides a consistent environment to keep CO2 levels uniform,” says James Cunningham, founder of Vertical Air Solutions (VAS). VAS is an agtech company providing a low-profile air circulation system to improve air…

High Ground Medica

MT: Grower initiates process towards EU-GMP certification

High Ground Medica has initiated the process to secure a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Malta Enterprises, the economic development agency of Malta. The LOI is the first step of High Ground’s application for a Cannabis Processing License (the "License") in Malta. Such License would allow the Company to…

Hexo

Hexo and Zenabis close arrangement

Hexo and Zenabis have completed the arrangement, according to which Hexo has acquired Zenabis. "Today is another great day for HEXO," said HEXO CEO and co-founder Sebastien St-Louis. "With the acquisition of Zenabis, we are actively positioning HEXO for future expansion in Canada, Europe and beyond. This…

US (CA): Harborside to acquire Sublime for $43.8M

Harborside has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sublimation, a cannabis manufacturing company located in Oakland, CA, for a total consideration of US$43.8 million. The Acquisition is expected to close, subject to customary closing conditions, in July 2021. "Founded in 2016, Sublime is best known…

US (MA): Green Thumb closes acquisition of MA-based cannabis operator

Green Thumb Industries has closed on an acquisition of Liberty Compassion, a Massachusetts-based medical cannabis cultivator and retailer. The acquisition adds cultivation and production capacity and two operating medical cannabis dispensaries located in Boston and West Springfield. “We are thrilled to…

US (PA): Cannabis grower adding 200 jobs, buying former mill

A former Cambria Iron Co. machine shop has been sold for $1 million to the company that recast the site into a medical cannabis growing facility in 2020. It’s part of a move…

IL: Cannabis farm to install IoT water and control system

Water Ways Technologies received the fifth commercial order, effective May 23, 2021, for its Medical Cannabis Internet of Things water and control system. The CAD$315,000 order was received from an Israeli Licensed Producer who is currently building a 7,000 Square meters (approximately 75,000 sq. ft.)…

US (NM): Grower gets ready for adult-use, deploys projects in several regions across state

Ultra Health has officially broken ground on multiple capital expansion projects in New Mexico to ready the state for the onset of commercial cannabis activity under the Cannabis Regulation Act, effective June 29, 2021. The provider has multiple contracts in place to expand retail, production,…

US (FL): Metrc hired Michael Johnson as CFO

Metrc has appointed Michael Johnson as the company’s first full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Additionally, the Lakeland-based company announced the launch of a…

CannTx Life Sciences

CAN (ON): WeedMD to acquire CannTx Life Sciences

WeedMD has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of renowned craft cultivator CannTx Life Sciences in an all-stock transaction. CannTx, which operates out of its licensed production facility in Guelph, Ontario, is a highly regarded cultivator that specializes in…

Medicinal

Caribbean cannabis ready to hit the market

In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the volcano La Soufrière erupted a month ago and has put the country on high alert, with the government ordering evacuations from communities flanking the volcano. La Soufrière last erupted in 1979 and while volcanic eruptions pose major threats to physical…

CNC

CAN (BC): AgriCann to acquire Craft Nurseries Canada

AgriCann Solutions has given notice in accordance with the terms of its Letter of Intent and Convertible Loan Agreement with Craft Nurseries Canada (CNC), whereby it is: Exercising its rights to convert $600,000 principal and $28,099 accrued interest due from CNC into 6,280,986 Class "A" Voting Common Shares…

US (MA): Preliminary approval received for a $15M Chicopee-based cultivation business

The City Council will consider a proposal to allow a $15 million cannabis cultivation facility to be located in a former industrial building after one of its subcommittees gave the proposal the green light. The Council’s zoning committee voted 4-0 on Thursday to recommend Mass Alternative Care Inc. be…

US (NY): Canajoharie community hears details on cannabis facility proposal

Operators of the proposed cannabis business at the old Beech-Nut site spelled out in more detail this week both how the business will work and what job opportunities will look like for local residents. Up to 500 workers could be employed at the site by the third phase of the rollout, and those jobs –…

US (NY): Prison to become cultivation facility

Until closing a decade ago, a sprawling state prison in this town northwest of New York City locked up men convicted of drug offenses and other crimes. Now Warwick aims to turn what was a medium-security complex in Orange County into a bustling regional hub for growing and processing cannabis. Its…

US (MA): Cultivation facility 'breaks the floor' in Lynn

Bostica hosted a groundbreaking – technically a floor-breaking – ceremony as it begins construction on a state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility on Linden Street. "We are excited to be moving forward and to have the opportunity to create new jobs that will support Lynn's economic…

ZA: Labat Africa makes moves in the growing cannabis economy

Labat Africa Ltd is making moves to become a major player in the cannabis economy. The company has acquired a 75% stake in Leaf Botanicals Pty Ltd, a cannabis growing and cultivation facility and one of the first companies in South Africa to be issued with a cultivation and export license. Labat Africa…

US (CO): Two Colorado cannabis companies unionize, setting precedent for CBD workers

Workers at two Longmont cannabis companies unionized this week, a move the labor organization hopes sets a precedent as the first-ever national union contract for CBD workers. Workers from Union Harvest and Nature’s Root will join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which counts 22,000 Colorado…

Green Life Business

US (CA): Massive cannabis property with multiple licenses up for sale in San Bernardino County

The American cannabis industry has continued to have steady and consistent growth in 2021. According to New Cannabis Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) within the cannabis space were projected to soar in the year 2021. Federal legalization on the horizon has increased interest and demand from…

US (CO): Labs to leverage HLVd licensing partnership to launch commercial testing

Front Range Biosciences has announced a licensing partnership with AgriScience Labs and CERESLabs. With this partnership, AgriScience and CERESLabs are launching commercial testing services for Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) at their respective facilities leveraging FRB's patent pending HLVd detection assays.  HLVd…

Hexo

Hexo to acquire privately owned Canadian LP

HEXO is set to acquire Redecan, one of Canada’s largest privately owned licensed producers, for $925 million.  “We articulated a plan to become a top three cannabis player in the Canadian adult-use market,” said HEXO CEO and co-founder Sebastien St-Louis. “With today’s announcement, we believe that we are…

Havecon hires Justin Lukoff

Havecon expands its sales team in North America

Havecon has expanded its sales team in North America to strengthen its ongoing business development efforts in the region. With a successful Canadian branch already up and running, Havecon is determined to add a local presence for its rapidly growing US customer base. Justin comes to Havecon having spent…

How Dallas became the unlikely home of one of the largest cannabis investment firms in the U.S.

When Matt Hawkins first considered investing in cannabis in 2014, a couple of his longtime partners sat him down and offered some sobering advice: “You can’t do this. You’re…

Culta

US (MD): Grower launches tissue culture lab program

CULTA has launched a tissue culture lab program. Often touted as the future of cannabis cultivation, tissue culture technology enables cultivators to reduce costs and improve the quality of their cannabis with consistent, disease-free, scalable cannabis clones. "We took our first tissue culture clones on…

GR: Israelis invest in industrial cannabis production in Thessaloniki

An investment that will total six million euros for the production of initially industrial and then medical cannabis, which will be exported mainly to Europe and Israel, is underway in the coastal area of Epanomi, Thessaloniki. The project is being spearheaded by a business group consisting of Israeli…

US (CO): HempFusion to acquire CBD topical maker

HempFusion Wellness has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sagely Enterprises. Founded in 2015 by Kerrigan Behrens and Kaley Nichol, Sagely Naturals is one of the largest female-founded CBD wellness brands. "Since its inception, the brand has been on a mission to naturally modernize the…

US (CO): In the regulatory process of becoming a holding company, company aims to win cannabis licenses in Colorado

Millennium Investment & Acquisition Co. Inc. (MILC) announced that it has agreed to invest in a newly formed cannabis operator Walsenburg Cannabis LLC (WC). As part of the…

US (NJ): Company helps 50th cultivation facility secure refund on utility bills

GreenLight has secured money back on utilities for its 50th cannabis cultivation facility customer. Indoor Cannabis cultivation facilities use a lot of energy. Utility billing structures are complex and require years of experience to find irregularities, billing errors, classification mistakes, or…

US (CO): Acquisition of a Colorado-based 102,800 sq. ft. greenhouse

Power REIT has acquired a 35-acre property located in Huerfano County, Colorado. "The property currently has multiple greenhouses and support buildings which will be upgraded through a redevelopment plan that Power REIT will fund along with the new construction of additional greenhouse space. Upon…

Hydrofarm to acquire House & Garden

Hydrofarm has entered into an agreement to acquire House & Garden, Humboldt Wholesale, Allied Imports & Logistics, and South Coast Horticultural Supply, (collectively “House & Garden”) a Humboldt County, Calif.-based producer of nutrients under the House & Garden and Mad Farmer brands. Hydrofarm will…

GR: Kanabo signs deal with Greek cannabis cultivation facility

Kanabo has entered a deal to partner with Hellenic Dynamics S.A, a medical cannabis cultivation company with a substantial cultivation facility in Northern Greece. Under the terms, Kanabo will buy up to 1000 kg per year of EU-GMP-certified cannabis flowers with pre-defined THC or CBD contents, subject to…

WeGROW

LS: Final construction phase commenced for a more than 180,000 sq. ft.

ASIF420 is in the final stages of constructing one of the biggest (17,000 sqm) and most modern (powered by Israeli agro-tech innovation) cultivation centers in Lesotho: 'WeGROW Lesotho', which is fully built to comply with EU's good manufacturing practice standards (GMP), allowing the company to export…

Bright Green

US (NM): Bright Green got DEA's approval to build $300M cannabis research facility

Rural New Mexico will soon be the home to one of the nation’s largest cannabis manufacturing and research facilities, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Bright Green Corp. announced Monday – a $300 million investment in a state-of-the-art agricultural ecosystem on company-owned property in…

Aurora Cannabis

DE: Aurora Germany renews agreement to enter UK market

Aurora Germany and Grow Group have extended their long-standing strategic relationship by signing a two-year market access services agreement for the UK.  "We are delighted to extend…

The Hemp Mine

US (OR): Competing hemp genetics providers join forces to raise quality standards

Davis Farms and The Hemp Mine of Fair Play, SC are creating a paradigm shift in hemp genetics for farmers. Both Davis Farms and The Hemp Mine are leading genetics providers for hemp farmers across the United States. Instead of competing to produce quality genetics, they are joining forces to select and…

"Despite the unusual weather, we achieved strong results"

Bopehlo operates a 200-hectare cannabis cultivation site near Mafeteng, the first Special Economic Zone in Lesotho, Africa. Now, the company is partnering up with DNA Genetics to grow California-style genetics in Lesotho. Bophelo and DNA entered a seed purchase agreement giving Bophelo exclusive rights…

Michigan Agricultural Services, LLC

US (MI): Minority-owned cultivation business breaks ground

A new cannabis grow operation that broke ground in Inkster on Friday claims to be Michigan's first to be fully Black-owned. The 25,500 square foot facility is owned by Michigan Agricultural Services, LLC (MAS), which was founded by Detroit natives Mark Stockdale and Sahir Al-Salam. It will include a…

US (MA): Cultivation facility breaks ground in Lynn

A warehouse on Linden Street will soon be the site of a 45,000 square-foot cannabis cultivation facility. The executives of Bostica, a cannabis cultivation and manufacturing company that owns the future facility, held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning with Mayor Thomas M. McGee, city councilors,…

US (OK): Grower closes $44 M funding round, acquires minority equity position in a MO-based cultivation

Stability Cannabis has successfully closed a $44 million series A funding round and acquires minority equity position in a Missouri cannabis operation. Established in 2018 as one of the largest indoor cannabis cultivators in Oklahoma, Stability Cannabis now expands to a multi-state footprint as one of…

Westland Horti Tours restarts guided tours through the greenhouses

Westland Horti Tours has started giving tours of the Westland greenhouses again. This was not possible for a while due to the anti corona measures, but recently the first tours of this year took place again. Two students from ArtEZ University of the Arts with an interest in water management were guided…

US (CO): Pagosa Spring grower to install LEDs

Cannabis grower San Juan Strains Inc of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States is going to install new LED lights, namely, Heliospectra's MITRA LED lighting solution.  San Juan Strains is a locally owned and operated recreational cannabis business with a large light deprivation greenhouse grow located in…

Halo Collective

LS: Prime Minister visits cannabis grower's cultivation

Lesotho's Prime Minister, the Rt. Honorable Dr. Moeketse Majoro and six of his Cabinet Ministers paid a visit to cannabis cultivator Bophelo, a subsidiary of Halo Collective. Ms. Louisa Mojela, the Executive Chairman of Halo and the Founder and Chairman of Bophelo, affirmed the groundbreaking opportunity…

Modern Canna Labs

US (FL): Testing lab to expand to Gainesville

Modern Canna Labs will be opening an additional testing facility in Gainesville, Florida, in the summer of 2021. The opening of this 11,300-square-foot laboratory will allow Modern Canna to better serve Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs) and licensed hemp producers across the state of Florida.…

US (MA): R&D partnership to combine indoor solutions with genetic expertise

Agrify and Front Range Biosciences signed a definitive agreement to push the boundaries of cannabis and hemp genetics via the application and incorporation of technology to the genetic and cultivation processes. "The R&D partnership will be based in California and Colorado, including the installation of…

company to divide into two business units

DGT by Senmatic returns

This year, Senmatic A/S will separate its sensor business and its horticulture business to improve reactivity to new trends in the two very different markets, says CEO Mads Nychel. The horticulture…

Queen’s University project feature P.L. Light systems

"New LEDs have greatly improved light uniformity over our crops"

An integrated driver and high efficiencies were two of the top reasons Queen’s University chose to retrofit their research greenhouses with the HortiLED Top 2.0. The Queen’s University Phytotron was designed and built in 1996 as a center for experimental plant biology research. The facility has a…

MJ Holdings

US (NV): 260,000 sq. ft. greenhouses to be built in Nevada

MJ Holdings has entered into a cultivation management agreement to develop 10 acres with Green Grow Investments Corporation. Green Grow Investments Corporation expects to build an estimated 260,000 sq. ft. of greenhouses. The first phase is to be completed in the fall of 2021 and is targeted to include…

"Demand for glass is huge"

An export manager who never travels. It may sound strange, but with the corona pandemic in mind, that is - unfortunately - a normal situation. Philippe Gers started a year ago as an export manager at Van Looveren, so he knows the tricks of the trade. Fortunately, he was able to visit several customers by car in the summer, but…

InfiSense secures investments from FreshTracks Capital

"Our platform understands the importance of data in tacking burning issues of today"

InfiSense, a SaaS data company launched in 2019, announced that it graduated from the 2020/2021 Creative Destruction Lab (CDL-Montreal) supply chain stream program and…

US (CA): Acquisition of Lake County-based growing company completed

Sugarmade has closed the acquisition of Lemon Glow, located in Lake County, California, outside of the Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Exclusion Zones. Jimmy Chan, CEO of…

PharmHouse closes sale of greenhouse facility

RIV Capital announced that PharmHouse has closed the sale of its greenhouse facility following to its asset purchase agreement with a company related to Sensei Ag Holdings.…


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