US (NY): Proposal to convert tissue factory into cannabis growing, processing center

A Suffolk County businessman is proposing to build a cannabis growing and processing facility on some unused property at the Morcon Tissue facility in White Creek. Tim Lorito of Holtsville said he and his investors are set to close on the property on Oct. 4. There are two existing buildings on the site —…

BR: An NGO grows medical cannabis to help patients

Surrounded by barbed wire and an electric fence, cannabis plants flourish under the bright sun on a farm in a mountainous area outside Rio de Janeiro. But this farm has nothing to do with drug trafficking. It belongs, in fact, to a pioneering Brazilian NGO engaged in the production of medical cannabis to…

US (CA): Cultivation begins at Wesley-based greenhouse

TransCanna has introduced the first plants into its crop management site today – a greenhouse in Wesley, California. The Company partnered with the 3rd generation cannabis farmers at 365 CannaFarms to consult on the construction of the state-of-the-art, computer-controlled greenhouse and to help manage…

PATS receives investment

Rollout and further development of smart insect monitor and bat drone

PATS, a Delft-based company that uses vision and AI to detect insect pests and then fights them with small drones, has received an investment. The funding will be used to put the first commercial module of the technology on the market on a large scale. The new investors are Jaap Korteweg and Kees van…

Blue Sky Hemp Ventures

CAN (ON): Hemp grower to certify in cannabis authenticity and purity standard

As the global CBD and Cannabis market continues to try and raise the bar on consistency, quality, and efficacy, Purity-IQ is partnering with Blue Sky Hemp Ventures; a hemp company seeking certification in the Cannabis Authenticity and Purity Standard (CAPS). "We are excited to officially welcome Blue Sky…

Aurora Cannabis

CAN (AB): Aurora to shut down Edmonton facility, says 8% of its workforce to be impacted

On Tuesday, Aurora Cannabis Inc said it will shut down a facility in Edmonton, Alberta, adding to the woes of the cash-strapped Canadian pot producer, which has been reeling under the impact of the pandemic since last year. The company said medical distribution from the Aurora Polaris facility that is…

US (CA): San Bernardino, Measure O cannabis operators settle long-standing lawsuits

San Bernardino and two cannabis business owners who received permits to operate in town under a controversial 2016 ballot measure have settled extensive and protracted…

Leon Delhez, new financial controller at Peter Dekker Installations

"When a company grows, it is important that the organisation grows too"

As the new financial controller at Peter Dekker Installaties, Leon Delhez is unlikely to be bored. He is taking over the tasks of financial director Gabriel van Oostenbruggen, who is set to retire in the near future. Leon Delhez and Peter Dekker International developmentsBe it a major project in America,…

Biota Nutri nominated for Innovation Award

Fertilizer calculator helps growers reduce environmental impact

On September 28th, 2021, the Innovation Award will be presented during the GreenTech fair at the RAI in Amsterdam. This is one of the leading horticultural fairs in the world. Biota Nutri is a Dutch company that develops and produces liquid organic fertilizers for growers worldwide. They are competing…

US (MA): Crowdfunding cannabis cultivation project to start this week

A crowdfunding cannabis cultivation project is scheduled to start this week for Grow Space Orange, the Massachusetts company that develops cannabis cultivation facilities that are leased to licensed growers.  The NEAgTech team is headed by Rob Wolf along with brothers Alan, Paul and Tony Alves of Lighthouse…

Fluence

Hybrid lighting strategies: advantages, disadvantages and getting started

Research on the ideal lighting for greenhouse cultivation reveals a fundamental truth: LED systems are far more efficient and effective than their HPS counterparts. However, not all cultivators can afford to discard their functional HPS lighting system for an immediate and full LED retrofit. For many,…

US (NY): Hemp grower to use Italian cannabinoids-solventless extraction, purification technologies

Wheatfield Gardens and Herbolea Biotech have signed a Licensing Agreement granting Wheatfield Gardens the limited exclusive rights to utilize Herbolea's Bio-Herbolysis and Hydrocan extraction and purification technologies. "Bio-Herbolysis is a patented, solventless, and environmentally friendly…

US (MO): Grower enters long-term lease for property to meet growing demand

Innovative Industrial Properties closed on the acquisition of a property in Missouri and entered into a long-term lease with CPC of Missouri – Smithville, a subsidiary of Calyx Peak. The purchase price for the property was $1.53 million (excluding transaction costs). CPC is expected to construct…

Tilray

Tilray gets a new option on U.S. legalization with MedMen deal

Tilray Inc., a Canadian marijuana company that has recently made headway in international markets, has a new option to get into the U.S. through a deal with MedMen Enterprises Inc. Tilray agreed Tuesday to buy a majority position in senior secured convertible notes of the small California-based firm,…

PT: Canadian, Israeli company invests €16 million in medicinal cannabis project

The project kicked off nine months ago and the company has carried out agricultural tests on the lands which were successful, Ricardo Pinheiro said. Pinheiro added that…

Village Farms rebrands

"Our branding represents an evolution to a plant-based, consumer products company"

Village Farms International, Inc. has unveiled new corporate branding and launched its new corporate website. The new branding embodies the company’s evolution over the last…

Craft Herbs

US (TX): South Texas-based grower gets acquired

MedX Holdings has acquired Craft Herbs, a licensed cultivator and processor of hemp in South “The original intent for Craft Herbs was to develop several revenue generating farms for micro greens, hops, local produce and begin growing hemp and prepare for medical cannabis and full recreational…

TerrAscend

US (MI): TerrAscend receives pre-qualification approval for Gage Growth acquisition

TerrAscend has received pre-qualification approval for cultivation, processing and retail licenses from the state of Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency pursuant to the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. The pre-qualification approval is a key closing condition for TerrAscend’s previously…

Harborside

Harborside partners with Utah State University

US (UT): New research on cannabis crop steering

Harborside says it has entered into a research agreement with Utah State University to conduct a study led plant physiologist Dr. Bruce Bugbee on cannabis crop steering. This complex cultivation approach manipulates all environmental influences to increase crop yield, improve product quality and save…

Berkshire Roots

US (MA): Cannabis operator custom training center launched in MA

Berkshire Roots and Green Flower have co-created a custom, team training curriculum leveraging the industry’s leading eLearning platform. Berkshire Roots (BR) prides itself on its highly rated staff education. BR understands the importance of the initial and ongoing training of its staff, especially for…

DE: German grower receives subsidies for expansion plans

German grower DEMECAN will receive substantial state subsidies worth several million Euros for the expansion of the production plant near Dresden. DEMECAN’s investments in the construction of the cannabis production facility will receive a 30% subsidy from the Sächsische Aufbaubank. The focus of the…

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CAN (BC): ‘It’s a serious blow:’ cannabis producer Tilray announces shut down of Nanaimo operation

A large employer in the city is pulling out of Nanaimo, leaving hundreds of people out of work. Tilray announced on Wednesday, Sept. 15, it would close its Nanaimo cultivation facility and offices based in Duke Point in phases — a process the company expected to be finalized next spring. The publicly…

Hexo

CAN (ON): Hexo achieves carbon neutrality

Canadian grower Hexo had achieved its goal to become carbon neutral by September 2021, offsetting 100% of its 2020 operational carbon emissions in addition to the personal emissions of its 1,200 employees*. In June of 2021, Hexo embarked on a mission to counteract its carbon footprint, through a…

US (OK): Cannabis business fights 'ghost owner' lawsuit after $1M investment to convert chicken farm

An Oklahoma County judge granted a temporary injunction in favor of a medical cannabis business whose owner said authorities wrongly deactivated his license amid busts of “ghost owner” enterprises. The judge found that the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority “acted contrary to law” when it accepted…

US (OK): Native American Cannabis Alliace creates large source of cannabis cultivation capacity

Native American Cannabis Alliance and Everscore have signed three memorandums of understanding with indigenous farmers from tribes including Mohawk Nation, and Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Nations. This series of agreements will support the activation of over 500,000 acres of tribal farmland to cannabis…

NPM Capital acquires minority share in KUBO

Investment company NPM Capital has acquired a minority share in KUBO, developer of high-tech greenhouses for horticulture.  "A year and a half ago we realized that we could use some help us further develop our leadership in state-of-the-art greenhouse concepts. We carefully looked for a partner that really…

US (CA): Glass House completes acquisition of SoCal-based 5.5 million sq. ft. greenhouse

Glass House Brands has completed its previously announced acquisition of an approximately 5.5 million square foot greenhouse facility located in Southern California for $93.0 million in cash, reduced from $118 million previously, plus stock considerations payable to the original holder of the option to…

Helius Therapeutics

NZ: Helius forms advanced medicinal cannabis collaboration

New Zealand’s largest licenced medicinal cannabis company, Helius Therapeutics, has signed an agreement with Auckland University of Technology (AUT). It will see Helius working with AUT academics and doctoral students, researching and developing advanced medicinal cannabis products. The announcement…

US (CA): Kevin Jodrey to join steering committee in partnership promoting standardized cannabis education

Kevin Jodrey is joining the GFI Steering Committee to advise, guide, and approve standardized cannabis education credentials, powered by the Green Flower learning & development platform. "The Cannabis industry's rapid growth in recent years has created an even greater need for the establishment of real,…

US (AR): Still under construction, Grady grower gets license extension

Carpenter Medical Group will have seven more months to complete its medical cannabis cultivation facility after state regulators granted an extension to the Southeast Arkansas cultivator who didn’t make its deadline to get up and running. The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, which regulates the…

US (MA): Chillers to eliminate additional electrical capacity necessary for cooling and dehumidifying

A Massachusetts-based indoor grower is to is install three 400-ton Tecochill. "This is the 23rd cannabis cultivation facility to select the Tecochill solution and will eliminate the need for approximately 750 kW of electric capacity if electric chillers were used," the Tecogen team explains. “We worked…

AU: Council considering growing MMJ

On the agenda for an Australian council’s meeting last night was an alternative revenue generation proposal – medical cannabis. The City of Maribyrnong is a local government area within the metropolitan area of Melbourne, the state of Victoria’s capital city. Home to more than 87,000 people, its…

AU: Cronos Australia to merge with Queensland-based cannabis company

Two medicinal cannabis companies have entered into a merger agreement today in a deal worth around $85 million, giving Queensland-based CDA Health control over the Australian subsidiary of Canadian giant Cronos Group. The deal, between ASX-listed Cronos Australia and CDA Health, will comprise a…

US (IL): Property sale for cannabis growing facility and dispensary approved by Pekin council

The sale of city-owned property and a redevelopment agreement with Riverway Property Management LLC highlighted Monday’s Pekin City Council meeting. The company is interested in relocating its development site location from Enterprise Drive to 300 Hanna Dr, according to Pekin City Manager Mark Rothert.…

Ecofarm Storti, Italy

Ozone water for irrigation and produce treatments

Among the various products showcased at Macfrut, a series of devices to 'produce' ozone to sterilize irrigation water, perform treatments and for storage units were particularly popular. The company that develops this technology is Ecofarm Storti. Left to right: Massimo Bizzarri, Enrico Storti and…

US (MA): Grower buys closed Hampden Papers property in Holyoke

Cannabis grower Green Thumb Industries — the second-largest cannabis company in the world with $557 million in annual revenue revenue — bought the closed Hampden Papers complex at 100 Water St. last month for $4.55 million. Chicago-based Green Thumb, known also as GTI, got a special use permit in August…

Delta 9

Delta 9 and Cultivatd partner up

CAN: "The Grow Pods provide a high level of control over the growing environment"

Delta 9 Cannabis has entered into a partnership with Cultivatd to target Grow Pod sales opportunities in Canada and the United States. "We are looking forward to working with Cultivatd to drive future sales in our B2B Grow Pod business in Canada and the US marketplace. Our B2B business unit has produced…

Jushi completes acquisition of Nature's Remedy

US (MA): "We are excited to officially enter the MA market"

Jushi Holdings has closed its previously announced acquisition of Nature’s Remedy of Massachusetts, for total upfront consideration of US$91.2 million. Nature’s Remedy currently operates two retail dispensaries, in Millbury, MA and Tyngsborough, MA and a 50,000 sq. ft. cultivation and production facility…

US (OR): Acquisition completed of a Portland-based 55,000 sq. ft. indoor cultivation

Halo Collective has closed the acquisition of Food Concepts LLC, the master tenant of an approximately 55,000 square foot indoor cannabis cultivation, processing, and wholesaling facility in Portland, Oregon operated under the Pistil Point name. Pursuant to the Acquisition, ANM Inc., Halo's wholly-owned…

AFC Gamma

US (AZ): Grower receives additional $30M funding

AFC Gamma has expanded its senior credit facility by $30 million to Nature’s Medicines, a multi-state operator headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The credit facility is designed to provide Nature’s Medicines with additional capital to complete strategic acquisitions and further expand its existing…

PharmaCielo

CO: Grower receives confirmation of Colombian phytotherapeutics GMP certification

PharmaCielo has achieved Colombian GMP Certification for Phytotherapeutics manufactured with its extracts and proprietary cultivars from the Colombian National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute (“INVIMA”). The Company's Rionegro facility is one of Colombia's largest cannabis processing centres, and…

AR: More than 4,000 seeds are expected to arrive in San Juan

According to the advertisements of Cannabis Medicinal San Juan Sociedad del Estado (CanMe San Juan), the first half of September will be key to continue its research and production project. The company stated that during the course of this week 4,500 seeds from the United States will be arriving in the…

Aurora Cannabis, former execs accused of "sham" sales to inflate earnings, lawsuit alleges

Aurora Cannabis Inc. and several of its former and current executives allegedly inflated one of its quarterly earnings results in 2019 through a fraudulent scheme that involved selling $21.7 million worth of cannabis back to itself through a company it had significant influence over, according to a…

US (CA): A video tour of a 196,000 cannabis indoor facility

TransCanna has released a one-minute animated video tour of its 196,000 square foot Daly Facility. "This video perfectly captures the depth, breadth, scale, and capabilities…

US: National Hemp Association asks congress to budget $1 billion to support industry innovation

The National Hemp Association with its Standing Committee of Hemp Organizations (SCOHO) submits a $1B amendment to the upcoming infrastructure bill to accelerate hemp fiber…

IL: BioHarvest's new factory obtains ISO accreditation

BioHarvest Sciences' new manufacturing facility in Israel has successfully met the Israeli Ministry of Health's ISO9001 and ISO22000 (HACCP) certification requirements ahead of time. The ISO9001 certification covers internationally recognized standards for quality assurance and management, and the…

$25M tech grant lets researchers ‘talk’ to plants

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $25 million to launch the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS). The center, a…

Australia’s largest biological control company Biological Services:

"50 years on, we're still growing strong"

"A collaborative pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment to product and service quality have underpinned our growth," says James Altmann, co-Director with the Australian company Biological Services. The company is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and over that time their mission has always…

GTI

US (CA): New cannabis facility breaks ground at former Hudson Valley prison

What was once a medium-security prison that housed about 1,000 inmates in Warwick will become a fully operating cannabis cultivation site by 2023. Green Thumb Industries, a Chicago-based cannabis operator, began construction on Thursday for a Hudson Valley facility at the former Mid-Orange Correctional…

US (MI): Acquisition completed of a 556,146 sq. ft. Dutch Venlo Style greenhouse

Power REIT has closed the acquisition of a greenhouse cultivation facility in Marengo Township, Michigan through a wholly owned subsidiary. The Property is comprised of approximately 556,000 square feet and is located in the “Marijuana Overlay District” of Marengo County which allows for unlimited…

Danish grower completes pharma-grade cultivation facility

STENOCARE has completed its scaled-up indoor cultivation facility. The facility has been constructed, upgraded and completed to meet uniquely high pharma-grade standards. This means that STENOCARE’s premium mother plants from its existing, small scale facility can now move in and the scaled up…

German, Swiss, Canadian companies get licenses in Zimbabwe

Investors from Germany, Switzerland and Canada are among those who have received cultivation and processing licenses under Zimbabwe’s cannabis program. A total of 57 licenses…

Wonderbrett

US (MI): Cultivation partnership to spread genetics in MI

Wonderbrett has announced a cultivation partnership with Cloud Cannabis. Concurrently, Cloud Cannabis has announced the acquisition of a state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot grow facility. "The acquisition serves as the lynchpin for our new cultivation partnership, wherein Wonderbrett will cultivate their…

US (CA): Crescent City council gives cannabis cultivation operation green light despite residents' objections

Crescent City Councilors could see no reason to deny a conditional use permit for a cannabis cultivation operation proposed for the old Turf Club despite objections from a handful of residents about odor and the operation’s proximity to Beachfront Park. Noting that Crescent Ocean Grown owner, Artashes…

The Valens Company

AU: The Valens Company gains access to AU-based GMP facility through partnership

The Valens Company has partnered with Epsilon Healthcare for access to Epsilon’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility in Australia for manufacturing products, furthering its international expansion to GMP markets in Latin America, Europe, UK and the Asia-Pacific regions. Products will be…

Leadership change within Svensson USA

After 18 years with Svensson, Mauricio Manotas has decided to pursue a new opportunity. "During this time, Mauricio has built a strong team and business in the Americas.…

SpeakEasy

Marc Green, founder of SpeakEasy Cannabis

"This years weather and threat of fires was a real rollercoaster ride and kept us on our toes everyday this season"

"This years weather and threat of fires was a real rollercoaster ride and kept us on our toes everyday this season," Marc Green, founder of SpeakEasy "The scorching weather in June and July, total lack of rain, forest fires throughout the province, water restrictions, throw some COVID into the mix and…

Acreage

US (NJ): Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage to Sewell-based cultivation facility

Acreage Holdings has informed that Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage to its cultivation center located in Sewell, New Jersey, which was nearing the completion of its construction. “The damage will significantly delay the opening of the Sewell cultivation center,” said Steve Goertz, Acreage’s Chief…

US (CO): Company closes acquisition of Englewood-based location

General Cannabis has closed the acquisition of the TREES Englewood Dispensary. The company will now be doing business as TREES, pursuant to a Colorado tradename filing. The company expects to close the acquisition of the two previously announced dispensaries in Portland, Oregon in the near future, and…

Mass Yield Cultivation

US (MA): Pittsfield pot grower seeks larger cultivation facility in Cheshire

A Pittsfield marijuana grower is eyeing Cheshire for a larger outdoor/indoor cultivation complex. Mass Yield Cultivation wants to use 10 acres of a 100-acre parcel at 828 Wells Road, just south of Jenks Road, to initially establish an open-air facility that would cover about 33,000 square feet, or 3/4 of…

Natrabis

US (MI): $25M Cannabis facility to open soon in Lake Orion

Society C, a cannabis company owned by Natrabis in Lake Orion, will open a $25-million cultivation facility on Friday. The 54,000-square-foot building, located at 4601 Liberty Drive South in Lake Orion, is located on a 5.5-acre site. The facility, which saw construction start in fall 2020, has been…

TransCanna Holdings

US (CA): Grower to launch second cultivation room

TransCanna's team of cultivators are placing plants into its second new state-of-the-art cultivation room at its Daly Facility today. The master cultivators from Lyfted Farms, a wholly owned TransCanna subsidiary, have nurtured the 1,000 plants of four strains from a vegetative state to the flowering…

LGP

Little Green Pharma ships medical cannabis from newly acquired Denmark facility

Little Green Pharma has successfully completed its first shipment of cannabis flower medicines to Australia from its recently acquired Danish Facility. Dried flower medicine sales in Australia have seen an increase in demand as doctors become more comfortable with this method of administration, with…

Grow-RI

Providing low-cost, high-functionality automation systems

“Grow-RI came together to help the vertical farming space by putting the grower first and finding pain points to develop industrial controls,” says Brian Rajotte, vice president of engineering at Grow-RI. Grow-RI is an agtech company providing affordable automation systems for greenhouses and indoor…

US (MA): Jonathan Gilbert appointed as chairman/interim CEO of ACM

Alternative Commodities Massachusetts has appointed Jonathan Gilbert as Chairman and Interim CEO. In addition to Jonathan Gilbert, George Scorsis has been added as Strategic…

Kadean Construction

US (MO): 60,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility on pace to be completed

Kadean Construction’s Cannabis Design-Build Group is on pace to complete more than $22 million of design and/or construction work on six major cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facilities in Missouri, representing more than 13 percent of all cannabis cultivation and manufacturing licenses now…

Flora Growth

CAN (ON): Grower receives export quota of 7,900 kg of cannabis flowers from Colombian government

Flora Growth has received its 2021 export quota from the Colombian Technical Quotas Group to cultivate up to 7,900 kilograms of high-THC cannabis dried flower for direct sale or processing into derivative products for export to international markets. “We have been eagerly anticipating and preparing for…

Ananda

UK grower receives approval to import cannabis flower into Israel

The Government of Israel has granted a license for cannabis flower grown at Ananda’s subsidiary, DJT Plants to be imported into Israel. The license is held by Cannasoul Analytics, the research company which will be analyzing DJT Plants’ cannabis flower. "The purpose of obtaining an import license at this…

Cannara

CAN (BC): Grower receives license amendment to market cannabis 2.0 products

Cannara Biotech has received an amendment of its license from Health Canada, permitting the sale of Cannabis 2.0 products for which the company intends to use to commercialize hash and other solventless concentrates, solvent-based concentrates, vaporizers, tinctures, and topicals. Cannara has also…

Hans van der Salm new COO Havecon Horticultural Projects

Due to the growing size of the company and the increasingly larger projects they are involved in, Havecon has decided to expand their management team. Hans van der Salm (48) will join the international greenhouse builder as COO as of August 2021. "The developments in the sector call for a solid…

US (MA): Cresco Labs close acquisition of Cultivate

Cresco Labs has closed the acquisition of Cultivate. "Cultivate brings approximately 42,000 square feet of active flowering canopy, bringing combined canopy in-state to approximately 64,000 square feet to Cresco. The transaction also includes space available to further expand cultivation capacity," the…

Stepping up the IPM game: Biobest invests 10M CAD in ecoation

Biobest and ecoation today announced stepping-up their initial  commercial collaboration. Biobest invests $ Can 10 Mio in ecoation. Biobest’s CEO, Jean-Marc Vandoorne, and COO, Karel Bolckmans, join ecoation’s board of directors. Furthermore, the parties join forces to develop new IPM related technologies…

US (OH): Cory Miller apointed as CFO of ScottsMiracle-Gro

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has appointed Cory Miller as executive vice president and chief financial officer effective immediately. Miller was promoted to senior vice…

IL: Cannabis firm to expand retail locations

InterCure has signed an agreement to purchase strategic assets from Cannomed, an Israel-based company and owner of a pharmacy chain specializing in dispensing medical cannabis. According to the agreement, the company will acquire Cannomed's holdings; 55% of 'Max Pharm' (which operates two medical…

"The most common mistakes with a grow operation tend to be not having the right folks trained in their positions"

ItemGrabber Green, a cannabis supply company based out of Northern California, offers professional cultivation consultation services for both indoor and outdoor grow…

Surna Cultivation Technologies

Surna expands HVACD products portfolio

Surna Cultivation Technologies has expanded its HVACD product portfolio. “We’ve seen code requirements in several states where variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technologies are required. To serve customers in these states, we have added this technology to our portfolio,” said Troy Rippe, Surna’s Vice…

Signature Products via EU-startups.com

German startup lands €800K from local authority for hemp protein value chain

Signature Products has landed a funding commitment of approx. €800K in funding from the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany for the development of a regional hemp protein value chain. Founded in 2019, Signature Products is one of the largest ‘Made-in-Germany’ hemp suppliers in Europe, focusing on the…

North Macedonia-based grower to install EU-GMP extraction system

Advanced Extraction Systems ("AESI"), and Pharmarolly Holdings have agreed on the commissioning of an AESI CO2 extraction system to produce high-quality cannabis extracts at Pharmarolly's EU GMP facility in Skopje, North Macedonia. "All of us at AESI are excited to have our first system operating on the…

Harco Constructors

Building green in Arkansas: contractor and security firm discover MMJ niche

A new kind of green construction has brought some unexpected business to one Central Arkansas company.  HARCO Constructors, a family-owned general contractor in Maumelle, has built two medical cannabis cultivation facilities and three dispensaries. When a third cultivation facility is completed this year,…

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US (CA): Cannabis associations reach agreement on odor issues

Following months of negotiations, cannabis-industry association CARP Growers (Cannabis Association for Responsible Producers), led by president Autumn Shelton of Autumn Brands, has reached an agreement with the Santa Barbara County Coalition for Responsible Cannabis to jointly address odor issues across…

Planet 13

US (FL): Planet 13 enters Florida market through license acquisition

Planet 13 Holdings has entered into a definitive license purchase agreement with a subsidiary of Harvest Health & Recreation to purchase a license to operate as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center, (the "License") issued by the Florida Department of Health to the Seller, and no other assets or…

TerrAscend

TerrAscend to acqurie Gage Growth

TerrAscend is set to acquire Gage Growth for approximately $545 million. Upon completion of the Transaction, the combined business will have operations in 5 states and Canada, including 7 cultivation and processing facilities and 23 operating dispensaries serving both medical and adult-use cannabis…

US (AZ): Grower's cannabis cup win marks 9 top podium placements

Item 9 Labs has earned two podium finishes in Arizona's first-ever High Times Cannabis Cup. Item 9 Labs earned first place in the "vape pens" category with its Black and Blue Kush Broad Spectrum Cartridge and third place in the "pre-rolls" category with its Do-Si-Do strain. "The Cannabis Cup is the most…

US (FL): Greenlane and KushCo complete merger

Greenlane Holdings and KushCo Holdings have completed their merger. "The combined company, operating as Greenlane, brings together two of the pioneering cannabis ancillary product and service companies with more than 26 years of operating history to create an undisputed leader in the cannabis industry,"…

CAN (BC): The Valens Company to acquire craft grower

The Valens Company is set to acquire Citizen Stash Cannabis for approximately $54.3 million on an enterprise value basis. "Citizen Stash is a licensed cultivator and processor of premium craft cannabis products based in Mission, British Columbia, and will provide Valens the opportunity to unlock…

US (MO): Grower receives $23M to fund expansion

AFC Gamma has provided a credit facility of $23 million to BeLeaf Medical. The credit facility is designed to provide BeLeaf with the capital necessary to expand its three Missouri cultivation facilities in Lakefront, Jonesburg and Cherokee, as well as purchase the Jonesburg cultivation facility. The…

CAN (NB): Grower expands into New Brunswick

Decibel Cannabis Company has expanded into the Province of New Brunswick, following approval from Cannabis NB, the province's only legal recreational cannabis retailer. The company anticipates its first purchase order from Cannabis NB in early September. In addition to New Brunswick, Decibel's adult-use…

NZ: Organic Genetics seeks NZ$4m through equity crowdfunding to drive growth

Medicinal cannabis company, Organic Genetics, is seeking NZ$4m via equity crowdfunding investment platform, PledgeMe, to accelerate its growth plans including fast-tracking an indoor production facility in Auckland, designed to cultivate premium medicinal craft cannabis and manufacture an extensive…

CAN (BC): Grower receives test results of cannabis batches from Delta-based greenhouse

Agra Ventures has received the test results from the four successful batches that comprise the recent crop of cannabis grown and harvested at its Delta greenhouse complex. The company submitted five strain samples – Mimosa, Motor Breath, Purple Punch, Rogue Gelato and Thrive – to an independent,…

“FarmaGrowers proved that they could do the impossible in the middle of this pandemic"

FarmaGrowers, a large family-owned farming enterprise in South Africa, is announcing the first 100% complete GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified high cannabinoid medicinal cannabis export from cultivation facilities in South Africa to Releaf Group Ltd in Australia. FarmaGrowers has reached a…

Hexo completes acquisition of Redecan

Hexo has completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of the entities that carry on the business of Redecan, one of Canada’s largest privately-owned licensed producers. At closing, Hexo paid the selling shareholders of Redecan $400 million in cash and delivered 69.7 million newly issued…

US (MD): Cannabis firm receives franchisor license

Curio Wellness has announced the application process opening for franchisee and investment fund applications in more than ten states nationwide, including MD, VA, PA, OH, MO,…

US (UT): Suite of compliance solutions for cannabis businesses launches in Utah

Simplifya has launched a suite of compliance solutions for cannabis businesses in Utah. The suite of services available in Utah include Simplifya Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Simplifya Smart Cabinet and Simplifya Self Audit. Together, the solution suite is specifically designed to help cannabis…

US (OR): Acquisition of a Portland-based 55,000 sq. ft. indoor cultivation

Halo Collective entered into definitive agreements to acquire Food Concepts LLC, the master tenant of an approximately 55,000 square foot indoor cannabis cultivation, processing, and wholesaling facility in Portland, Oregon operated under the Pistil Point name, and the related licenses issued by the…

CAN (AB): Craft growers partner up to enter Quebec

Sugarbud Craft Growers has entered into a Sales, Marketing, Supply and Distribution agreement with ROSE LifeScience for the Province of Québec. Supply AgreementUnder the terms of the Agreement, Sugarbud will be partnering with ROSE to bring Sugarbud grown premium craft cannabis to the province of Québec…

Affinor Growers:

Patent issued for automated vertical growing towers

Affinor Growers Inc, a vertical grower, announced it has been issued Patent No. 38806 by the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (Industry and Commerce), Republica de Colombia for “vertical growing towers for automated horticulture and agriculture”.  Affinor’s vertical farming towers can be used to sustainably…

US (CA): Grower enters $19M construction-financing loan

Pelorus Equity Group has entered into a $19 million construction-financing loan with Item 9 Labs. The proceeds from Pelorus’ high-performance loan will be used to finance the acquisition of 44 acres of adjacent land next to Item 9 Labs’ 19,200 sq. ft. facility in Arizona, which has been operational since…

AU: Victoria-based grower receives cultivation permit, first harvest by January

Green Farmers, a wholly owned subsidiary of CHI, has been granted a medicinal cannabis cultivation permit by the ODC for genetic stock, cultivation, and production. Having acquired the Victorian site in October 2020 Green Farmers has now completed an upgrade of the 4,000 sqm glasshouse for cannabis…

US (MD): Cannabis company gets license, clearing way for Forest Park opening

Karuna Ventures cannabis cultivation and dispensary company didn’t get the state issued license it wanted to operate a cannabis dispensary in Forest Park – but it did get a…

"We have an obligation to the industry to maintain a strict Quality Control process"

Athena’s state-of-the-art Quality Control program is made up of Director of Manufacturing, Chris Durand, who moved to Athena after 15 years of leading greenhouse research operations at University of California, Davis. Durand oversaw thousands of projects on hundreds of crops. He is a master formulator…

US (FL): Trulieve employees charged with stealing MMJ from Midway distribution facility

Two employees of Trulieve’s Midway distribution facility were arrested after Gadsden County investigators say they stole upwards of $135,000 in medical cannabis that was later…

CAN: Grower completes MMJ shipment to South Africa

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings completed its first international commercial shipment consisting of cannabis flower and other extracts destined for the highly anticipated…

InSpire

New product line by InSpire

"Integrated HVACD units provide cannabis cultivators with superior flexibility and control to increase product yield, quality and consistency"

InSpire Transpiration Solutions has presented their newest product line: the Heritage Series. "Products in the Heritage Series are packaged heating, ventilation, air conditioning and dehumidification (HVACD) units combining multiple systems into one integrated piece of equipment," the InSpire team…

US (TX): Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation partners up with Vertosa

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TOCC), Texas’ leading medical cannabis provider, today announced it has partnered with Vertosa, a science-first cannabis company that creates the most effective and reliable active ingredients for infused products. TOCC’s proven medical cannabis products will be…

US (MA): Grower purchases former Ashburnham Shaker Workshop property for $1.5M

A cannabis cultivation company has paid $1.5 million for a 42,000-square-foot facility at 14 South Pleasant St. in Ashburnham, according to the North Worcester County Registry of Deeds. Registered to a Haverhill address as Evokanna Labs, LLC, the company has submitted applications for cannabis…

Nano Live Tech

Ricky Brava, Co-Founder of Nano Live Tech.

"We at Nano Live Tech are happy to extend our services to the ever growing cannabis industry"

The total U.S. economic impact from marijuana sales in 2021 is expected to reach $92 billion. That being said protecting your grow is of the utmost importance. "We at Nano Live Tech are happy to extend our services to the ever growing cannabis industry," says Ricky Brava, Co-Founder of Nano Live Tech.…

NZ: Call for pharmacists to get ahead of medicinal cannabis surge

New Zealand’s over 3,500 practising pharmacists need to urgently familiarise themselves with medicinal cannabis. Patient enquiries and demand are set to surge when Kiwi-made products come onto the market later this year, says one pharmacist who should know. Charge pharmacist and co-owner at Ngā Hua…

TILT Holdings

US (NY): Company partners up with Shinnecock Indian Nation to establish vertical cannabis operations

TILT Holdings has partnered up with the Shinnecock Indian Nation to establish vertical cannabis operations on their aboriginal tribal territory in the Hamptons. Through a joint venture with the Nation’s cannabis project development firm Conor Green, TILT will finance, build and provide management…

UFCW328

US (MA): Cannabis workers at Solar Therapeutics in Somerset file for union election

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local Union 328 , which represents 11,000 workers in a variety of industries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, announced that the hardworking team of budtenders employed at Solar Therapeutics in Somerset, Massachusetts, filed for their union election. On…

US (CA): "The new crop steering module empowers growers to produce higher volumes of quality cannabis"

Trym has released a crop-steering module, empowering cultivation businesses to produce higher volumes of quality cannabis through the combination of sensors and data-analytics.  Crop steering, a long-standing practice in large-scale greenhouse vegetable farming, is the manipulation of a controlled environment…

US (CA): Breeder to develop triploid hemp and cannabis genetics

GreenGro Technologies' wholly-owned seed genetics subsidiary, Genobreeding, is using cutting edge triploid methodology to develop the company's own proprietary hemp and…

Aurora successfully delivered initial shipment of MMJ for French pilot program

Aurora Germany GmbH and Ethypharm have successfully delivered their initial shipment of cannabis to the French medical cannabis pilot program, set to begin serving patients in the coming weeks. Aurora and Ethypharm were selected by the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products…

Swiss Life Sciences Group to develop cannabis genetics for healthcare

Swiss Life Sciences Group Plc (SLSG) is pleased to announce its partnership with Switzerland's leading cannabis and CBD genetics experts, Bio Zu Farm, who have been developing their own cannabis genetics for more than 25 years. Bio Zu are now the owners of leading cannabis strains such as BZ1, one of…

GrowGeneration

US (WA): GrowGeneration purchases gardening store in Washington state

GrowGeneration announced the acquisition of Hoagtech Hydroponics. This acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers nationwide to 59 stores. "We're thrilled with our acquisition of Hoagtech Hydroponics, which boasts a strong commercial customer base and a talented team of grow…

US (MI): Sol Global enters Michigan cannabis market with $20M investment

SOL Global Investments has completed an investment in Common C Holdings, a Michigan-based, Delaware limited partnership that provides support services to state-compliant…

TerrAscend

US (NJ): Licensing Agreement with TerrAscend will provide New Jersey with access to Cookies branded products

Cookies has entered licensing agreements with TerrAscend NJ. TerrAscend will be the sole cultivator and manufacturer of Cookies branded products in New Jersey. TerrAscend operates a 140,000 square foot cultivation and processing facility in The Garden State. “We could not be more excited to announce…

By achieving commercial scale production of CBG, the companies are on track to enable access to rare cannabis molecules

Cronos Group and Ginkgo Bioworks have achieved the first target productivity milestone in their partnership to produce eight cultured cannabinoids. Using Ginkgo’s platform for organism design and development, Cronos Group has successfully achieved the productivity target for cannabigerolic acid (CBGA),…

US (CO): Agreement signed to acquire Colorado cultivation grower Brow 2

Schwazze has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Brow 2, LLC, located in Denver, Colorado. The planned transaction includes a 37,000 square foot building (27,000 square feet of canopy) for indoor cultivation and equipment. This transaction continues Schwazze's aggressive expansion in…

Kaycha Labs

US (FL): Kaycha Labs participates in federal quality assurance program to promote industry standardization

Kaycha Labs has successfully participated in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cannabis Quality Assurance Program (CannaQAP). By taking part in CannaQAP’s Exercise 1 (potency with 17 cannabinoids) and CannaQAP’s Exercise 2 (potency, heavy metals, and moisture content)…

US (OH): Grower to commence operation of its Ohio MMJ processing business

FarmaceuticalRX has completed construction of its Ohio processing facility and received certification to commence operations as a medical cannabis processor from the Ohio Department of Commerce. The FarmaceuticalRX of Ohio medical marijuana processing business is co-located with the Company's Level 1…

US (CA): Acquisition of 10-acre greenhouse cultivation site

Vibe Growth Corporation has closed the purchase agreement for the acquisition of a 10-acre parcel of land in Monterey County, California for 254,000 square feet of potential greenhouse cannabis cultivation. "Vibe continues to deploy capital prudently in the highest growth and margin areas of the…

Panaxia

New agreement signed to market medical cannabis products in Germany

Panaxia Labs Israel and the German pharmaceutical company AxioNovo GmbH have signed an agreement. The agreement, a part of Panaxia's collaboration with Neuraxpharm, is for the marketing, sale and distribution of a new series of medical cannabis products, with a unique formulation, designed and being used…

CenturionPro

CAN (BC): CenturionPro set to corner the dry batch trimmer market

CenturionPro Solutions has developed the CenturionPro Dry Batch Trimmers (DBT Models 1 to 5). The debate has raged for years on whether to trim wet or dry, but the emerging trend of dry batch trimming is undeniable.  “I could see dry batch trimming becoming the standard in the next 3 to 5 years”, says Karl…

Bophelo

LS: Canadian Bankers visit Lesotho to price Akanda’s grow op as Halo restructure gathers steam

The suits have descended on Lesotho to start putting a value on Bophelo Bioscience and Wellness, which aspires to be the world’s biggest cannabis grow. Bophelo is being spun off by Canadian parent Halo Collective into a new, non-US, international entity, Akanda.  In a statement on 30 July 2021, Akanda said…

CAN: Hexo to raise $140M to fund acquisition and expansion into the US

HEXO has announced the pricing of its previously announced overnight marketed public offering of units of the company. The underwriters for the offering have agreed to…

Triploid hemp and cannabis strains being developed

GreenGro Technologies, a provider of eco-friendly green technologies for the industrial hemp and cannabis industries, today announced that its wholly-owned seed genetics…

Jamaican cannabis flower now available in Germany

Australia-based Cannim is partnering with Germany-based Cantourage to help bring Jamaican cannabis to German pharmacies. Cannim is one of the cannabis cultivators in Jamaica, which plans to utilize Cantourage’s Fast Track Access Platform to sell its flower product, called Lumir, in Germany. The platform…

Harvest health & recreation obtains final order approving arrangement with Trulieve Cannabis

Harvest Health & Recreation a vertically integrated cannabis company and multi-state operator in the U.S., today announced that it has obtained the final order from the…


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