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New development on haze control

There are not many developments in the glass business in the horticultural industry. However, Planti is one of the companies who keeps investing in the innovation. Their newest novelty includes the use of a new type of roller to print haze on glass, which makes the surface of the glass smoother, resulting in fewer droplets and…

US (NV): Australis and 3 Rivers Biotech enter into tissue culture joint venture

Australis Capital has entered into a binding terms sheet concerning a joint venture (JV) partnership with 3 Rivers Biotech Inc. ("3 Rivers"), a leading agricultural technology company specialised in commercial scale micropropagation, or plant tissue culture (PTC), for cannabis, hemp and traditional…

Canola/Rapeseed Pan-Genome Consortium results reveal broad genetic diversity of the crop

A consortium of leading academic and commercial companies from the USA, Canada, Europe and Israel, together with NRGene, has announced the successful completion and results of the canola/rapeseed pan-genome. The International Canola Pan-genome Consortium was established in 2019 to advance the rapeseed…

US (NY): Agreement secured to accelerate commercialization of new cannabis plant lines and IP

22nd Century Group has secured an exclusive agreement with CannaMetrix for the use of their proprietary, human cell-based testing CannaMetrix EC50Array technology that will enable 22nd Century to accelerate the commercialization of new hemp/cannabis plant lines and intellectual property. Since reporting…

US (CA): Terra Tech to acquire Unrivaled

Terra Tech has executed an agreement to acquire Unrivaled in an all-stock transaction. Unrivaled is a diversified cannabis company comprised of several cannabis brands complemented by distribution, manufacturing and dispensary operations. Unrivaled brands include Korova, a top ten cannabis brand in…

US (OR): Fertilizer company helps revive hemp industry

The hemp-growing market, mainly focused on producing medical CBD and CBG, rose like a rocket over the last several years—until supply outpaced demand and prices plummeted. While the "glory days" of hemp growing are gone, the market is adjusting itself. Remaining are the most productive and efficient hemp…

CAN (BC): Canadian export product aim to help reduce shortages in medical supply chain

Isracann Biosciences has entered a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) outlining an importation sales agreement with a major Israeli medical cannabis company. The proposed relationship is with one of the leading cannabis product manufacturers in Israel, who for commercial reasons can not be identified at…

JMCC Group expands global medical cannabis distribution network with Australasia partnership

JMCC Group has signed an agreement with Sativite Pty to distribute JMCC medical cannabis products throughout Australia, New Zealand and other countries in the region. The deal follows the announcement of another last week on the formation of JMCC European Distribution Limited in the Channel Island of…

Origin Coast

CAN (NS): Micro-grower receives license from Health Canada

Origin Coast has received micro-cultivation, micro-processing and sale for medical purposes licenses by Health Canada.  "Origin Coast represents the passion, skills and expertise of Nova Scotia’s cannabis community, harnessing decades of legacy experience to produce a premium craft product," Origin Coast team…

US (CA): Grower increases cultivation capacity by 300% to meet demand

TransCanna Holdings has increased its cultivation capacity by 300%, enabling it to effectively triple production of its indoor flower. "With this increased cultivation capacity, Lyfted Farms can now meet consumer-driven demand in Northern California while expanding into the sizable Southern California…

US (IL): Oakton to build new cannabis program cultivation lab; provide scholarships thanks to $600,000 PharmaCann donation

Individuals looking to make their mark on the cannabis industry soon will have access to unique, hands-on learning opportunities in a brand-new cultivation lab at Oakton Community College, thanks to a generous gift from PharmaCann, a leading national cannabis company. Of PharmaCann’s $600,000 donation to…

US (AZ): Design and building plans for a 20,000 sq. ft. cannabis cultivation facility getting completed

Over the past four months, American Green has been conducting its due diligence regarding plans to increase its cannabis cultivation footprint in the U.S. “Gierczyk Developments architectural team is currently completing design and building plans for an Arizona location that will house a 20,000 SF…

CAN (MB): Grower completed final services with micro cultivation partner

Delta 9 Cannabis has completed its final milestone under an agreement with Ontario based Micro Cultivation partner, F1NE Cannabis Cultivation LTD. (“F1”). F1 is an arm’s length third party in which the Company has no ownership control or interest. As one of Delta 9’s Micro Cultivation partners, F1…

DesignLights Consortium releases second draft of update to technical requirements for horticultural lighting

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released the second draft of updated Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting (Version 2.1). Scheduled to take effect on July 1, the proposed changes would establish Qualified Products List (QPL) eligibility for three additional product types. Comments on…

Renew Biopharma announces licensing agreement to employ proprietary enzymes

Renew Biopharma Inc., a preclinical drug discovery company, today announced a licensing agreement with Hypercann Agrogenetics Inc. giving Hypercann rights to use Renew’s proprietary engineered enzymes to modify Cannabis plants for improved profiles of cannabinoids. Hypercann has licensed the use of…

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Front range biosciences' leaders recognised by the Cannabis Scientists Power list

Front Range Biosciences, a cannabis and hemp genetics platform company, leveraging next generation breeding technology and R&D, today announced that two of its scientists, Dr. Reggie Guadino and Dr. Daniela Vergara, have been named to the Cannabis Scientist Power List for the second year in a row. The…

US: (WA): App launched for growers in Metrc states to weigh cannabis plants offline

GrowFlow, a business management and compliance solution for cannabis wholesalers and retailers, today announced the launch of Harvest, a new mobile app, that enables GrowFlow customers to precisely weigh and measure their individual harvested plants while offline or away from a computer. Developed with…

US (NY): MedMen sells 87% of New York operations for $73M

MedMen has signed a definitive investment agreement with Ascend Wellness Holdings according to which AWH will complete an investment totaling up to approximately $73 million in MedMen NY Inc. (“MMNY”), MedMen’s subsidiary in the state of New York. In connection with the Investment, and subject to…

Ora Pharm

NZ: Grower secures MMJ license

Ora Pharm has been granted a Medicinal Cannabis License to cultivate, manufacture and supply medicinal cannabis in New Zealand. The license was approved by the Ministry of Health’s Medicinal Cannabis Agency, following an inspection of Ora Pharm’s state-of-the-art Waikato facility in December. It means we can start growing our…

Levin Amweg, co-founder of Cannerald

“Growing vertically was essential when designing our facility”

Cannerald is a Swiss commercial medical cannabis grower that follows stringent Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to develop high-quality products intended for patients throughout Europe. Cannerald optimizes plant quality and yield by growing under Fluence LED horticulture lighting solutions throughout…

US (FL): Ayr Wellness enters Florida market through strategic acquisition

Ayr Wellness and Liberty Health Sciences have completed the previously announced arrangement under the provisions of the Business Corporations Act pursuant to which, among other things, Ayr has acquired all of the common shares of Liberty. Following the overwhelming support of the Liberty shareholders in…

US (PA): TerraVida and Verano Holdings to merge

TerraVida Holistic Center has entered into an agreement to merge with Verano Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO), a leading multistate cannabis operator with a portfolio that…

Global Garden hires horticulture expert to lead lighting management

Global Garden announced today that respected industry veteran Christopher Sloper has joined their organization to serve as the Lighting Category Manager. In his role, Christopher will oversee all lighting technology offerings at Global Garden. Christopher will also be engaged in expanding Global Garden's…

TheraTrue hires new CEO as it pursues licenses in Georgia and Virginia

Today, TheraTrue, a medical cannabis production company, announced the addition of cannabis industry veteran Victor E. Mancebo as the company’s CEO. In addition, TheraTrue has…

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IS: Two cannabis breeders will together develop novel medical products

Cannbit, a subsidiary of Tikun Olam-Cannbit Ltd. a leading medical cannabis company, and Canonic Ltd., a subsidiary of Evogene, focused on the development of medical cannabis products, today announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement for the development of novel medical cannabis…

Indus Holdings acquires Lowell herb and changes name

Indus Holdings, Inc., a vertically-integrated, California-focused cannabis company, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Lowell Herb Co. and…

Arcadia

GoodHemp™ seed varieties earn certification

Arcadia Biosciences, a company science-based approaches to enhancing the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, today announced that four of its GoodHemp varieties – Rogue, Umpqua, Santiam and Potomac –  have all passed the rigorous standards of the national Association of Official Seed…

US: Acreage announces sale of Florida operations

Acreage Holdings today announced its subsidiary, High Street Capital Partners, LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement with Red White and Bloom Brands, pursuant to which…

Americann's Massachusetts partner launches adult use sales

AmeriCann, a cannabis company that develops cultivation, processing and product manufacturing facilities, announced that AmeriCann’s Joint Venture partner, Bask has opened its adult use retail cannabis dispensary on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. AmeriCann has a 15-year…

New lightweight portable deck showcased

Pipp Horticulture, a provider of space‐saving, multi‐level mobile cultivation systems, announces the new Elevate Platform System. The Elevate Platform System is a robust yet lightweight and portable deck that allows cultivators to access PIPP’s Multi-Tier Mobile Grow Racks quickly, and most importantly,…

Canadian cannabis cultivator announces vendor conversions to equity

Flower One Holdings, a cannabis cultivator and producer in Nevada, is pleased to announce today that several vendors have agreed to convert their debt into equity shares of…

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Canadian agtech firm joins partnership with cannabis breeder to create premium genetic catalog

Segra International, an AgTech firm focused on cannabis tissue culture and BioAgronomics Group, an internationally recognized cannabis breeding and consulting company, are pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement to distribute numerous premium cannabis cultivars within the Canadian…

Emerald Health Therapeutics to close Greater Vancouver production facility

Emerald Health Therapeutics today announced that it will cease operations at its cannabis production facility in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia effective March 31, 2021…

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Missouri medical cannabis applicants win licenses after lengthy legal fight

Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission has awarded two applicants licenses to start growing medical cannabis, more than a year after state officials initially rejected their requests. The commission on Tuesday awarded Heya Kirksville and Heya Excello cultivation licenses, according to orders issued…

Australis completes definitive agreement to acquire 51% stake in ALPS

Australis Capital announced today that, further to its press release dated January 5, 2021, the Company has entered into a definitive agreement with the principals of ALPS for…

Cannabis cultivator and Zkittlez brand join for cannabis crossover

Known for their positive reputation and award-winning products, both Seven Leaves and Zkittlez have been massive names in the cannabis industry for a while now. Seven Leaves has been one of California’s indoor cultivation operations in recent years, offering various premium cannabis goods, including…

Matt Szucs general manager new Plantech West venue

"We've become a local area supplier for Leamington, Kingsville & Chatham-Kent region"

Recently, in an effort to respond to the dynamic and growing market in the Leamington/Kingsville/Chatham-Kent area, Plantech Control Systems Inc, owned by Richard Hiebendaal and Rob Brinkert, joined forces with JM Controls and Electric, owned by Jeff McFadden, in developing Plantech West, a new venture…

US (CA): Cultivation commenced at Stockton-based 30,000 sq. ft. facility

Juva Life has commenced commercial cannabis cultivation at its Stockton, California facility. "Subsequent to state licensing approval in January, the Juva cultivation team quickly concluded preparatory efforts for plant delivery this week," Juva team explains. "After 30 months of development effort, Juva…

Agnetix

US (CA): Asian-American cannabis firm partners up with Agnetix for three greenhouses

Agnetix has been selected as primary lighting partner by BP Logistics, currently constructing several new Cannabis greenhouses and indoor grows totaling over 110,000FT2 in the San Francisco area for a total of over 2,000 high-powered A3 luminaires.  BP Logistics is a California-licensed cultivation group owned…

Artemis announces team expansion in Quebec

To bolster its growing presence in Canada, Artemis has added a Client Success Manager and Business Development Representative in Quebec. The two new additions add more than a decade of experience to the Artemis team and expands the team’s ability to support their growing customer base in Canada.  Artemis is…

US (CA): Plans to build a 150,000 sq. ft. cannabis facility in Southern California

Despite the uncertainties of 2020, one industry continued to grow and excel: Cannabis. U.S. retail cannabis sales rose approximately 40 percent last year, with projected revenue of $37 billion by 2024. The vertical integration of Integrated National Resources first entered the market in 2010 and is now…

CAN (ON): Aphria and Tilray launch joint website

Aphria and Tilray have launched the website: www.aphriatilraytogether.com. This new, dedicated resource seeks to provide shareholders of both companies with pertinent information, news and updates leading up to the special meetings of shareholders at which Aphria's and Tilray's respective shareholders…

Common Citizen

US (MI): Producer of safe, high-quality cannabis products continues commitment to job creation, growth, boosting local economies

Common Citizen continues to hire at its retail locations and its state-of-the-art cannabis greenhouse in Marshall, playing a key economic development role as Michigan surpasses Oregon in cannabis industry job creation. The producer of safe, high-quality cannabis products has consistently hired both…

IL: Exclusive agreement signed for commercialization of the autoflower trait of cannabis

NRGene and Kayagene signed an agreement that grants NRGene a world-wide, exclusive license to commercialize the Cannabis autoflower trait and DNA markers linked to it. Utilizing NRGene’s proprietary genomic tools and Kayagene’s proprietary germplasm and breeding knowledge the two companies recently…

US (CA): Company submits novel foods application for CBD products through European Industrial Hemp Association Consortium

Medical Marijuana's subsidiary Kannaway has submitted its Novel Foods application for its cannabidiol (CBD) products to the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) through the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) Novel Foods Consortium.  “We are witnessing a pivotal moment in history when the global appetite…

US (FL): Lab to open new locations in Massachusetts, Nevada, and Oregon

Kaycha Labs is adding three new states to its national network of labs. The company’s nine labs are in California, Colorado, Florida (Fort Lauderdale/Davie and Gainesville), Massachusetts, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. In recent weeks, Kaycha has acquired Evio Labs in Medford, Oregon, signed a…

CAN (QC): Cannabis collective expands in Québec

Hydrocanna is the latest micro-producer to launch a made-in-Québec cannabis product via the DLYS brand, exclusive to the SQDC. Fittingly named after its hometown along the north shore of Montréal, Terrebonne offers an initial strain (Do-Si-Dos) said the company's president Jen-Frédérick Nadeau. "We're so…

US (CA): Acquisition of a 1,600-acre farm

Halo Collective has acquired a 44% ownership interest in Triangle Canna, the parent company of Farm Opco (as defined herein). As previously announced in September 2020, the Company partnered with Green Matter Holding to purchase 1,600 acres of farm property in Lake County, California. The Farm was…

BOLD Growth

CAN (AB): BOLD launches its Prairie-grown cannabis in Alberta

Saskatchewan-born producer, BOLD Growth, is heading west, bringing their high-quality craft cannabis products to the Alberta market. This week, cannabis consumers throughout Alberta will be able to find BOLD strains at their favourite retail store. BOLD products are already a hit in their home province…

CAN (QC): The Green Organic Dutchman to sell Valleyfield-based greenhouse

The Green Organic Dutchman has unveiled plans to monetize under-utilized assets at its Valleyfield site. In 2019, TGOD made the strategic decision to use its Valleyfield site as a processing hub while maintaining the optionality to start cultivation at a later date. TGOD has now retained the services of…

Lyfted Farms

US (CA): Modesto-based facility receives cultivation license

TransCanna has received a highly coveted cultivation license from the State of California that will accelerate the Company's cultivation capacity almost immediately. The State of California has granted a cultivation license to Lyfted Farms - a TransCanna wholly owned subsidiary - for its flagship Daly…

US horticulture provider hires new sales account manager

The team at Mycorrhizal Applications (MA) has recently gained a new Western States Sales Account Manager, Jason Padden. MA is the world’s leading supplier of mycorrhizal inoculants, and with the growing interest and demand for these sustainable soil solutions, Jason will support the continued growth and…

US (AZ): Tucson-based cultivation facility completes expansion

Arizona Natural Remedies, an affiliate of Vireo Health International, has completed a major expansion of its cultivation and processing facility south of Tucson, AZ. The expansion features a nine-acre shade house that the Company expects to increase ANR's output capacity of cannabis flower by at least…

US (CA): GreenGro Technologies begins work on its first large scale industrial hemp cultivation project

GreenGro Technologies has begun work on a large scale Industrial Hemp Project in Hemet, California. The effort comes on the heels of the Company’s recently announced alliance…

Autoflower hemp to be introduced in South East Asia and Latin America

Hemp seed breeder Trilogene Seeds releases three new autoflower hemp varietals for 2021 seed sales, a bid to meet the needs of hemp growers in regions like Thailand and Latin America predicted to dominate the future of global CBD hemp production. After 80 years of prohibition, Thailand is the first…

US (WA): Cannabis potency patent granted by USPTO

Panacea Plant Sciences' first patent application for methods to manipulate the yield and growth of cannabis (hemp) plants (US20180279611) has been granted by the USPTO. The award comes at a moment when the company has recently begun meetings with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to seek new…

US (CA): New testing reports to establish markers for quality and for predicting effects through chemical composition

SC Laboratories has licensed Napro Research's proprietary data visualization tool PhytoFacts. "Clients testing cannabis through the lab will now have access to this…

CAN (BC): Tilray reported profitable Q4

Today is the turn of Tilray to release the financial result of the quarter ended on December 31, 2020. For the first time, the Nanaimo-based company reported a profitable…

ZA: First two shipments of tissue culture plantlets from Vancouver arrived at South African MMJ grower

Segra International's first shipment of 700 tissue culture plantlets arrived in South Africa this week, making TiTi Medical one of the first licensed producers to begin cannabis cultivation in South Africa. The second shipment of more than 1,500 plantlets will be sent in March. The companies have entered…

Vicaa launches website offering range of high quality growing media for medical Cannabis

Vicaa launched its new website. Vicaa.us offers a broad portfolio of sustainable growing media for the medical cannabis & hemp industry. The Vicaa range includes pots, pellets, growblocks, growbags, substrates, and plugs. They have all been specially developed for growing medical-grade cannabis and hemp,…

Asperello® T34 Biocontrol™  granted label expansion

"Label expansion means more US crops to benefit"

The biofungicide Asperello® T34 Biocontrol™ has been granted label expansion in the US to cover an array of field-grown and protected crops. “Growers from across the US had…

US (CO): urban-gro closes $62 million public offering

urban-gro has closed its previously announced public offering of 6,210,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a public offering price of $10.00 per share, which includes 810,000 shares sold upon full exercise of the underwriter’s option to purchase additional shares. The gross proceeds from the…

US (VA): Cannabis test lab moves to Hanover County to be centrally located

Eager to get closer to the action as marijuana legalization efforts progress in the General Assembly, a Blacksburg-based cannabis testing company has found a place to hang its lab coats in Hanover County. ECC Test Lab, formerly known as East Coast Cannalytics, moved in January to 10329 Stony Run Lane,…

CAN (ON): Health Canada issued cannabis drug license to MediPharm

MediPharm Labs has received a Cannabis Drug Licence (“CDL licence”) from Health Canada. "The CDL licence is a critical licence required in the qualification for MediPharm Labs to manufacture and supply drugs that contain cannabis," MediPharm team explains. "These products include pharmaceutical…

Sinse Cultivation

"We have the ability to replicate this process where each crop, each round"

Sinse Cultivation is pleased to announce the commencement of the first St. Louis city location. Sinse is putting Missouri-cultivated cannabis on the map with expert cultivation and curing, an impressive, state-of-the-art facility, and one of the most experienced and talented teams in the industry. Sinse…

Canopy sells Aldergrove and Delta greenhouses at a loss

Canopy Growth has sold off it’s Aldergrove and Delta cannabis growing facilities for a fraction of what it paid to buy them. In a Feb. 9 filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission signed by Chief Executive Officer David Klein and Chief Financial Officer Michael Lee, the…

US (NV): Grower sells surplus cultivation license to fund expansion of Las Vegas-based facility

Fiore Cannabis has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent on February 15, 2021 to sell a surplus cultivation license for its Apex cannabis cultivation and production facility in Las Vegas, Nevada to Allied Corp. for US$1.5 million. A definitive agreement is expected to follow within 30 days. Allied is a…

US (CA): InSpire launches cloud-based grow room controls and automation for commercial cannabis growers

InSpire Transpiration Solutions has introduced its new Integrated Room Automation systems to bring cannabis cultivators unprecedented levels of environmental monitoring and control. InSpire’s integrated cloud-based controls for HVACD systems allow growers to leverage advanced crop steering techniques…

US (NY): Chris Webber and JW Asset Management team up to launch $100 million cannabis impact fund

Chris Webber, entrepreneur, five-time NBA All-Star and Founder of Webber Wellness, has partnered up with Jason Wild and JW Asset Management to launch a $100 million private equity cannabis fund that will invest in companies led by entrepreneurs of color pursuing careers in the cannabis sector.   "As our country moves…

"Taking new steps in Portugal"

Premier Tech is proud to announce the acquisition of the Portuguese enterprise H2PRO. Completed by its Water and Environment business group, this acquisition represents Premier Tech’s second…

"Greenhouse automation system brings consistency, quality and predictability"

When Eric Culberson arrived in 2015 as Columbia Care’s senior cultivation manager, the vertically integrated cannabis company was operating in three U.S. markets. Today, that number totals 18. The task of managing production for multiple facilities located in different parts of the country comes with…

Hexo to acquire Zenabis

The Transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors of each of HEXO and Zenabis. The acquisition will give HEXO immediate access to the European medical cannabis market through Zenabis’ local partner, with an established facility in the European Union supplying pharmaceutical products to the European market. The…

BioTherm hires new regional sales representative

BioTherm has expanded its sales team with the addition of Les Grafton as its regional sales representative for Western-Mountain Region. “As BioTherm scales up to meet growing demand for our innovative products, Les’ expertise in the power industry will be a great asset,” says Jim Rearden, BioTherm’s…

US (IN): New company structure to deliver sustainable industrial-scale odor mitigation solutions

Marc Byers and his team of odor mitigation experts recently announced the launch of Byers Scientific (Byers), which brings two industry-leading companies—Byers Scientific & Manufacturing and Pacific Environmental Analytics—together under one roof. Through this internal restructuring, Byers has expanded…

Peter Hendriks, CEO Hoogendoorn Growth Management, the Netherlands

"Now we can go full steam ahead”

Late last year, Hoogendoorn Growth Management had big news. This Dutch company proudly presented 'its biggest innovation to date' - IIVO. This is a next-level processing computer. And it's the horticultural automation company's new flagship project. But, at the same time, Hoogendoorn had another announcement. Peter Hendriks was…

Pascal Piepers appointed as CEO of Ridder

As from 1st April 2021, Pascal Piepers will join Ridder as its new CEO, putting him at the helm of the international supplier in controlled-environment agriculture.  Pascal Piepers (40) will bring with him extensive knowledge and experience from previous management and executive positions. Over the past five…

Creso Pharma

Creso Pharma to supply Pakistan and Philippines, and other markets, with CBD products

Creso Pharma Limited had secured a distribution agreement with Route2 Pharm Pvt Ltd, which will allow Creso to import, market, distribute and sell its innovative hemp-derived therapeutic products exclusively into Pakistan and the Philippines. The deal also allows Creso to market, distribute and sell its…

RCK signs multi-million-dollar deal with Holland’s SeedTech to provide genetics breeding services for hybrid cannabis seeds

RCK is developing technology for producing new strains of elite hybrid cannabis seeds that meet the highest standards required for various medical and commercial needs. The seeds developed by the company will enable global mass production of medical cannabis and the development of new medications to…

CanBreed

IL: Biggest research farm completed for R&D and production of stable cannabis seeds

Israeli genetic seeds company CanBreed has completed the construction of one of the largest fully licensed cannabis seed research, breeding, and seed production farms in Israel. The farm is located in Givat Chen, at the center of Israel. CanBreed has been granted with a permit from the Israeli Medical…

Dutch LED-provider hires new account managers

On February 15, 2021, the Hortilux sales team will be expanded with two new account managers: Mitchel Visser will start as Area Sales Manager BeNeLux and Juriën Koster as Area…

ZenLeaf

US (CA): Oceanside’s first cannabis nursery gets nod from planners, heads to City Council

Planning commissioners unanimously have recommended approval for what would be Oceanside’s first legal cannabis nursery in the agricultural region along North River Road in South Morro Hills. The site is owned by DM Color Express, a wholesale grower and distributor of seasonal bedding plants, succulents,…

CAN (BC): Ikänik Farms completed a commercial sale of THC into Mexico

Ikänik Farms' wholly owned, Colombian subsidiary Pideka SAS, has successfully completed the first commercial sale and exportation of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) to Mexico for use in Formula Magistral. “We are excited to participate in this groundbreaking moment…

CAN (ON): Aurora Q2 results show decreased recreational cannabis sales

Aurora Cannabis has shared its results for Q2, showing a 17% decrease in net revenue from recreational cannabis sales. The previous quarter’s sales amounted to CA$34.4 million, while the current stands at CA$28.6 million. At the same time, revenue from medical cannabis sales increased by 16%, growing to…

Agrify

US (MA): Cultivation intelligence delivers added transparency and consistency to growers

Agrify Corporation has partnered up with Confident Cannabis, that should seamlessly integrate Confident Cannabis’ lab data with Agrify Insights™, allowing cannabis growers to augment and improve certain processes to optimize the chemical composition of plants while cultivating at scale. For the first…

TH: Thai Health Ministry to start cannabis cultivation project in Buri Ram

A cannabis cultivation project is being launched by Thailand’s Public Health Ministry in the Isaan province Buri Ram. 6 cannabis plants will be given to each member of the local Non Malai Community Enterprise as a pilot project on commercial cultivation of cannabis, according to the director of the…

General Cannabis Corp.

US (CO): Additional capital raised to improve 17,000 sq. ft. light deprivation greenhouse

General Cannabis Corp has raised an additional $1.66 million of its senior convertible promissory notes, bringing the total amount raised in the round to $4.6 million. The additional capital will be used to make capital improvements at SevenFive Farm, the Company’s 17,000 square foot light deprivation…

DICANS

DICANS to build a glasshouse of more than 26,000 sq. ft. in South Central USA

DICANS will build a cannabis facility, a so called mixed light facility (glasshouse) in South Central USA. The entire facility has an area of ​​2500 square meters, of which 800 square meters will function as  service area. The remaining 1700 square meters consists of a glass greenhouse and will utilize the…

US (CA): Santa Barbara receives proposal for expanding cannabis cultivation

A new proposal for cannabis cultivation is making its way through Santa Barbara County’s planning and development pipeline. The 13.66 acre property located at 3861 Foothill Road is owned by Rene Van Wingerden and leased to Cresco California. In addition to being the landlord, Van Wingerden is also a…

CAN (ON): Canopy sees end to cash burn as cost-cuts sow profit seeds

Canopy Growth Corp, the world’s largest cannabis producer, said on Tuesday it expects to turn a profit in the second half of 2022 after aggressive cost-cutting and higher demand for cannabis helped narrow third-quarter losses. Canadian cannabis producers have been under pressure from investors as profits…

CAN (ON): Emerald Health receives final payment from Village Farms

Emerald Health Therapeutics has received from Village Farms International Inc. $19.9M plus $621,534.25 in interest, representing full repayment of the promissory note issued by Village Farms to Emerald as part of its purchase of Emerald’s interest in the Pure Sunfarms joint venture which closed in…

US growpods provider anticipate to capitalize on federal legalization of cannabis

Advanced Container Technologies, announced it will be able to capitalize on federal legalization of cannabis. In addition to a full line of customizable packaging solutions and its patented “Medtainer” certified child resistant containers, the company also provides self-contained micro-farms used for…

Isiah Thomas invested $3 million in One World Pharma

One World Pharma has received an investment of $3 million from ISIAH International, the holding company of its CEO, Isiah Thomas.. "The $3 million investment will fund the expansion of farm operations, additional certifications for THC seeds already approved by the government of Colombia, Global GAP…

US (CO): Hemp cultivation secures water infrastructure assets

Global Hemp Group has signed the Definitive Agreement with Prescient Strategies Group to acquire all of its Western Sierra Resource Corporation Preferred A Class Share holdings (“WSRC Prefs”) in a private, third party transaction. Closing of the transaction is expected to be on or about February 9, 2021…

CAN: Hydroponic grower receives cultivation license

Delta 9 Cannabis' strategic partner Oceanic Releaf has been granted its cannabis cultivation licenses from Health Canada for standard cannabis and processing operations.  "This…

CAN: Cannabis grower announces positive adjusted EBITDA

Fiore Cannabis, a cannabis cultivator, producer and retailer, today announced that it achieved a positive Adjusted EBITDA for the month of January and reported ongoing crop…

Genetics company announces strategic alliance agreement in Colombia

DNA Genetics has signed a licensing agreement with GrowLAB s.a.s , a cultivator, producer, and manufacturer of cannabis in Colombia. This Agreement will grant GrowLAB license to the DNA brand and access to their proprietary library of award-winning genetics for use at the company’s greenhouse facilities…

US: Cannabis businesses, associations, and advocacy organizations join forces to launch U.S. Cannabis Council

Top cannabis businesses, associations, and advocacy organizations in the United States today launched the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that…

US (OR): Acquisition completed of a Medford-based 30,000 sq. ft. indoor facility

Grown Rogue's subsidiary, Grown Rogue Distribution, has signed a Definitive Agreement and Management Services Agreement HSCP, a subsidiary of Acreage Holdings for a previously operational, state-of-the-art 30,000 Sq Ft indoor facility located in Medford, Oregon, and a fully operational retail dispensary…

US (CA): Four hemp varieties receive certification from Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies

Arcadia Biosciences' four GoodHemp varieties – Rogue, Umpqua, Santiam and Potomac –  have all passed the rigorous standards of the national Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) variety review board. “In an emerging industry such as hemp, where variable quality of seed has historically plagued…

Greenlab

AU: NZ medical cannabis company to supply Australia

Greenlab, based at Lincoln University, has entered into an agreement to supply pharmaceutical-grade, cannabinoid pharmaceuticals to Cannvalate, one of Australia’s largest distributors. Under the two-year agreement, Greenlab will supply a range of certified cannabis products that meet the high-quality…

AU: Grower targeted by cybersecurity attack

Medical cannabis company Cann Group is the latest firm targeted in an international cyber security incident, with the company seeking to recover $3.6 million now missing after…

CAN (MB): Grower completed final services with micro cultivation partner

Delta 9 Cannabis has completed its final services under an agreement with Alberta based Micro Cultivation partner, Dry Island LTD.  On January 29, 2021, Dry Island confirmed it had reached its final milestone under the Strategic Cooperation Agreement and has been granted its cannabis micro cultivation licenses…

US (MA): Agrify’s cultivation software strengthened with regulatory tracking and compliance system

Agrify has integrated Metrc with its Agrify Insights software platform. "This integration further strengthens Agrify’s software capabilities by adding regulatory tracking and compliance functionality to Agrify Insights’ many other core features, which allow cultivators to optimize growing environments…

US (NJ): Grower closes $11M financing to build-out NJ facilities

iAnthus has closed an $11 million bridge financing. "The proceeds of the Financing, net of fees, costs and expenses related to the Financing, will be used primarily for the construction and improvements of certain New Jersey facilities leased and/or owned by iAnthus NJ," iAnthus team explains. "Upon…

US (MA): Chicopee-based industrial building receives special permit to host cannabis cultivation

 A cannabis business narrowly received approvals to open a cultivation facility and recreational cannabis shop in a vacant industrial building, despite concerns that it may add traffic to an already congested area. Revolution Greencare LLC. is now close to becoming the third cannabis business to open in the…

US (CA): Half Moon Bay cannabis company under investigation for farmworker wage allegations

A once-thriving cannabis and hemp company in Half Moon Bay is now being investigated by state and local authorities for possibly cheating it’s farmworker labor force out of two months of pay.  The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office is coordinating an all-out investigation involving many agencies aimed…

Pao Group

US (OH): Company estimates $50,000 Q4 revenue from cannabis cultivation subsidiary

PAO Group anticipates reporting an estimated $50,000 in revenue for Q4 2020. The revenue is anticipated from a $300,000 sales agreement executed by PAOG's cannabis cultivation subsidiary. "Last summer, PAOG acquired a cannabis cultivation business from Puration," PAOG team explains. "The acquisition was…

US (NY): Company acquires Oregon-based cannabis assets

Greenwerks has acquired Greenwave Business Consultants, all its assets, including an Oregon cannabis wholesale license, multiple technologies. "Greenwerks is currently working…

US AgTech company adds experienced controlled environment farmer as innovation specialist

AEssenseGrows, an AgTech company specializing in precision automated aeroponic platforms for consistent high-yield plant production, announced today that Jim Garza, a 4th generation farmer from Texas, with wide experience in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), public service, and plant physiology,…

UK: Jazz Pharmaceuticals to acquire GW Pharmaceuticals for $7.2 billion

Jazz Pharmaceuticals and GW Pharmaceuticals have entered into a definitive agreement for Jazz to acquire GW for $7.2 billion. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021. GW is a global leader in…

Van der Knaap starts new production location in Mexico

The new production location in Mexico was recently opened. Centrally located in Mexico, Van der Knaap Mexico focuses on producing high-quality coco substrates for local horticulture. Producing locally enables the company to offer fast delivery times and be in direct contact with the customers.Van der…

US (PA): National Labor Relations Board vetoes unionization of workers at a Chester cannabis grower

An attempt to unionize workers at a medical cannabis facility near Philadelphia was dismissed after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the employees who were…

US (CA): Santa Barbara County Planning Commission denies appeal of 86-acre cannabis grow near Lompoc

An appeal of an 86.8-acre cannabis cultivation project near Lompoc was rejected Wednesday by the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission, whose members said that decision likely will be appealed to the Board of Supervisors anyway. After more than five hours of presentations, discussion and public…

US (CA): Broad spectrum white LEDs are widely available

Lumileds today announced immediate high quantity availability of its LUXEON 3030 HE Plus Horticulture LEDs. Based on the company’s leading 3030 LED portfolio and characterized…

US (CA): GreenGro Technolgies signs agreement with organic certification partner

GreenGro Technologies has structured an alliance with Industrial Hemp Organic Certification experts Organna LLC. "The Agreement with Organna is the brainchild of CEO Mr.…

North Star Holdings

US (CO): Grower submits seven research license applications with the DEA for cannabis cultivation

North Star announced today that it has completed its first physical inspection with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). North Star intends to be the leader in pharmaceutical grade cannabis production with facilities encompassing over 140 acres of outdoor cultivation and over 500,000 square…

New case study shows proprietary protein surfactant betters terpenes, THC, CBD, and cannabinoids

New field trial data reveals that Thrivedo from Verano365® can allow medicinal cannabis growers to achieve improved yields and higher quality product. In a third-party trial with a commercial grower in Florida, using Thrivedo netted a 20:1 return-on-investment by producing a 31 percent increase in…

In Grown Farms

US (IL): Freeport-based cannabis cultivation is expanding–and looking for new hires

Business is booming for state cannabis manufacturers. So much so that some farms are looking to expand their operations and hire employees in the process. One Freeport business is hiring while growing the Pretzel City itself. “We want to be able to deliver good quality cannabis wherever people want it,…

MKH Ventures

US (WY): Company expands into cannabis cultivation and distribution

Critical‌ ‌Solutions has‌ ‌successfully‌ ‌funded and acquired $600,000.00 ‌in a "Profit Sharing Contract with Across the OC, LLC a cannabis distribution company with sales of over $12.5 million ‌that has launched ‌MKH‌ ‌Finance into a return of $420,000.00 Gross Profit into our company for the next 5…

US (ME): Woolwich approves first cannabis greenhouse

Woolwich selectmen unanimously approved Seagrass, the town’s first cannabis cultivation enterprise, Monday. Seagrass founders Stephen Elie and Edward Ney plan to open a 7,000-square-foot facility on a 4.2-acre plot at 46 Sam Moore Road. The greenhouse will be set back about 300 feet from the road.…

US (MA): Milford-based cultivation center sold for $5M

A nine-acre site eyed for an expansion by Milford medical cannabis cultivator and seller Sira Naturals has sold for $5 million to a firm registered in New York. The property, at 5-7 Industrial Road, is planned for a new cultivation center to support Sira Naturals' retail stores. It stands a short walk…

Fresh Publishers turns 25

A room in the attic and a plan to publish a book for the Dutch fruit and vegetable trading sector. That's how, on 1 February 1996, Boekhout Publishers' adventure began. Yesterday, the company celebrated its 25th anniversary. The group's name has since changed to the more international, Fresh Publishers. Fresh Publishers publishes 15…

IR: Operation of a refinery for the production of standard materials for medicinal plants

Mohammad Hasan Asareh, in an interview with our correspondent, he added that: The idea of ​​setting up a raw material production refinery in compliance with the highest international standards was formed by the private sector in 2018.   The head of the Institute for Research and Certification of Seeds and Seedlings…

MT: Maltese cannabis company receives EU-GMP certification

Zenabis Global's Maltese joint venture, ZenPharm Limited, has received European Union Good Manufacturing Practices certification issued by the Malta Medicines Authority. EU GMP certification is issued by the designated regulatory authority to pharmaceutical facilities that have passed a rigorous…

GR: Thebes-based 15-acre facility to raise up to $45M for construction

Kaya Holdings' Greek joint venture Kaya Kannabis has engaged Dutch based Orange Ridge Capital to raise up to $45 million for its planned 15-acre cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Thebes, Greece. "The facility has already received its Installation License from the Greek Government allowing for…

LED provider adds horticulture specialists to team

Fluence by Osram, a provider of LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, today announced that Peter Hendrix, Dennis Raadschelders and André Lagareiro joined the company’s team in Europe, the Middle East and Afrika (EMEA). "After expanding Fluence’s footprint into the…

US (ME): GrowGeneration acquires Maine-based Grow Depot

GrowGeneration has acquired Grow Depot, a two-store chain in Auburn and Augusta, Maine. The acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers in Maine to five, with locations in Auburn, Augusta, Biddeford, Brewer and York. "It's a very exciting time in Maine's adult-use market, and…

Israeli medical cannabis and food distribution powered by IoT technology

Pointer Telocation has realized significant momentum in the past year by driving global IoT innovation in the pharmaceutical and food distribution market. Pointer has leveraged its best-in-class IoT solutions to secure multiple new contracts with companies. LogistiPharmPointer’s IoT solution was chosen…


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