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CAN: LED with spectrum control to grow cannabis

Heliospectra AB has announced a new order from Eco Canadian Organic Inc. (E.C.O.). According to them, Heliospectra will supply the controllable spectra Elixia Led lighting…

US (CA): Newly developed proprietary breed of hemp

GreenGro Technologies wholly owned subsidiary, CBD Ventures has successfully developed a proprietary new breed of Hemp, branded as “Red Blossom, Red Bubblegum and Berry Bubblegum; a finely structured amalgamation of the “Red Cross” and Cherry Blossom and Bubblegum” strands. “This is a substantial…

CO: Collaboration for design and technical support for a 10.6 acre MMJ greenhouse

Water Ways Technologies has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) with a Colombian company, Emerald Bud Corp. (“Emerald”), to assist in the development, supply,…

CO: Colombian hemp cultivation receives USDA organic certification

Avicanna has announced that Santa Marta Golden Hemp S.A.S. (“SMGH”), a majority owned subsidiary of the Company, has obtained a United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) National Organic Program (“NOP”) certification from Control Union Certifications, for its hemp cultivar, and has obtained…

Marijuana Policy Project appoints Revolution CEO Mark de Souza to Board of Directors

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a cannabis policy reform group, announced the election of Revolution Global CEO Mark de Souza to its board of directors. Revolution is a…

Beneficial Insectary adds IPM specialist to team

Beneficial Insectary introduces Saul Alba as the newest addition to its IPM specialist team. Saul began his career in agriculture working for winery and vineyard operations on the central California coast. After several years in wine and grapes, he decided to focus on crop protection and obtained his PCA…

US (NV): Aurora Cannabis partners with UFC for CBD research

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has announced a multi-year partnership with mixed martial arts organization, UFC to conduct research involving cannabidiol (CBD) and athletes. The exclusive multi-million dollar global research agreement is expected to advance current clinical research on the use of hemp-derived CBD…

US (MA): State lifts suspension on cannabis company Nova Farms

The Massachusetts state has lifted its roughly monthlong suspension on six licenses held by cannabis business Nova Farms Wednesday. Nova Farms plans to open a retail cannabis shop in Framingham early next year, in the former Papa Gino's building on Rte. 9. The company is still working through the state’s…

UK licenses Canopy Growth for bulk medical cannabis imports

Canopy Growth’s pharmaceutical division, Spectrum Therapeutics, has been granted a license to import bulk medical cannabis into the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reports. It’s the first such license issued by the Home Office and will allow the company to import cannabis from its facilities in…

CAN (BC): Benchmark Botanics to supply cannabis to British Columbia

Benchmark Botanics wholly-owned subsidiary, Potanicals Green Growers has signed a Licensed Producer Supply Agreement for Non-Medical Cannabis with the Province of British Columbia. In British Columbia (BC), Benchmark has signed an agreement with the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB), the sole,…

Roots and ClearVue to collaborate on greenhouse opportunities

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Limited and ClearVue Technologies Ltd have signed a collaboration agreement to explore complementary sales opportunities within the…

UK: License granted to grow cannabis in Somerset

The Home Office has granted a Westcountry company a licence to grow cannabis for medical tests. Sativa Cultivation and Extraction Ltd, based in Frome, Somerset, has been awarded a Controlled Drug licence for cannabis cultivation, production, possession and supply by the UK Home Office. The licence allows…

US (MN): St. Cloud State University granted hemp research license

CO2 GRO has announced the expanded research capabilities of their academic research partner, St. Cloud State University (“SCSU”). The State of Minnesota has granted SCSU a license for experimentation with commercial hemp production and processing. GROW expects to sponsor hemp research with SCSU to…

CAN (ON): NA cannabis firm has fully integrated with CA track-and-trace system

Origin House has achieved full integration with the California Cannabis Track-and-Trace (“CCTT”) system at each of its six licensed facilities in the state. "The CCTT system,…

CO: Acquisition of Colombian MMJ company

Canadian Imperial Venture has announced that Ikänik International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ikänik Farms, has purchased all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Pideka SAS, an indoor medical cannabis cultivator based in Bogotá, Colombia whose founders have over 20 years of R&D experience…

CAN (ON): Acquisition of UK research company, sale of stake in AusCann

Canopy Growth Corporation has closed the previously announced acquisition of all outstanding shares in the global cannabinoid-based research company Beckley Canopy Therapeutics, including the joint commercial venture Spectrum Biomedical UK. "These teams will now be integrated into the broader Spectrum…

US (IL): $29M investment to expand Illinois based cultivation facility

Freehold Properties, a newly formed real estate investment company focused on specialized agricultural, industrial and cannabis properties, and Revolution Global, a…

US (CA): Mavericks Renewables selects Procurant for greenhouse IoT solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, today announced that Mavericks Renewable Energy, an energy-as-a-service provider for…

CAN (ON): CannTrust to destroy $77M in cannabis plants and inventory

CannTrust Holdings continues to make progress on its commitment to take any and all actions required to both bring the Company into full regulatory compliance and seek the…

US (CO): Cannabis company recalls cannabis for mold and yeast at 54 Denver dispensaries

Cannabis growers Bonsai Cultivation has recalled marijuana from stores all over the city and state because of excessively high yeast and mold counts, the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday. Consumers who bought Bonsai brand flower, shake, trim, and pre-rolls (spliffs,…

ZW: Zimbabwean company sows first legal hemp seeds

A Zimbabwean company planted the country's first authorised hemp crop on Friday at a prison in the capital Harare after the production of industrial cannabis was legalised last month. The Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust (ZIHT) sowed six varieties of industrial cannabis, also known as hemp, saying it chose…

Five years of lighting innovation

The company Light4Food exists 5 years. What started as an experiment, has grown into a thriving company nowadays. This milestone was celebrated at the Light4Food premises in Horst, the Netherlands. Peter Christiaens started more than 10 years ago with an experiment in a shipping container. He bought LED…

US (NY): National Association of Cannabis Businesses adopts National Security Standards

The NACB has adopted its National Standards on Security. "In the cannabis industry, the vast majority of cash and product diversion is caused by internal actors," the team…

DE: Cannabis group begins EU-GMP audit of its MMJ supply chain in Germany

AMP German Cannabis has begun conducting an European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Procedure (EU-GMP) audit of its supply chain logistics in Germany to ensure that the quality…

CAN (BC): Collaboration to develop a 'smart farming system platform' for the cannabis industry

Benchmark Botanics has announced its intention to cooperate with Vission Technology to develop Smart Farm Total Solution for optimizing production efficiency. Benchmark Botanics and Vission Technology have signed a non-binding letter of intent to jointly develop a "Smart Farming System Platform" for the…

NZ: AFT and SETEK will work together in research, development, and commercialisation of medicinal cannabis products

AFT Pharmaceuticals and New Zealand medicinal cannabis company SETEK today announce they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in the research, development and commercialisation of medicinal cannabis products. The MoU seeks to combine, and take advantage of, AFT’s expertise in…

CAN (ON): Constellation Brands chief financial officer named chair at Canopy Growth

Canopy Growth announced that David Klein has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Klein currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Constellation Brands, Inc. He has held numerous executive positions in the finance sector over the…

US (CO): Mile High Labs opens major CBD manufacturing facility in Broomfield

It’s been a historic week for Mile High Labs, a 400,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility was reborn as the epicenter for their CBD manufacturing, distribution, testing and research. Before the acquisition of the Broomfield facility, the company extracted CBD in a 1,500-square-foot lab in Loveland,…

CAN (QC): Cannara Biotech secures $6 million mortgage financing facility with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Cannara Biotech Inc., an emerging vertically integrated cannabis company focused on indoor cultivation and sale of cannabis and cannabis-infused products, announced it has…

US (AZ): Establishment of stand alone hemp practice

Rose Law Group has announced that Attorney and Partner Adam Trenk has been named director of the Rose Law Group Cannabis and Hemp Departments. This comes as the Arizona firm…

TGOD looking for funding for cannabis grow facilities

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings is looking for a new source of funding to complete construction at its Ancaster, Ontario facility. The company had planned on using a…

US (IL): Ex-NBA player Jamal Mashburn to advise cannabis company Revolution Global

Retired NBA star Jamal Mashburn joined the board of cannabis health and wellness company Revolution Global as an advisor, the company announced on Thursday. Mashburn, a former forward who played for teams that included the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, became the latest in a series of former athletes…

US (MI): Laboratory to pay $100,000 fine as part of settlement with Michigan's regulatory agency

Iron Laboratories, a Walled Lake cannabis safety compliance facility that had its license summarily suspended in August, has entered into a settlement agreement with the…

CAN (ON): Kitchener-based grower reports inaugural harvest

James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation has completed its inaugural harvest in flowering room G2 of its flagship facility located at 530 Manitou Drive in Kitchener, Ontario (“JWC2”). "Flowering room G2 is one of two rooms in what JWC has designated as “G Pod”, each of which rooms consists of…

CAN (ON): Aleafia charges Aphria with failure to meet cannabis supply agreement, Aphria responds to contract termination

Aleafia Health has provided Aphria Inc. with a formal notice of the termination, effective October 7, 2019, of the wholesale cannabis supply agreement dated September 11, 2018…

Leo Alsemgeest, Alweco:

"Bit by bit a step back"

Leo Alsemgeest is the man behind Alweco. After 33 years he transfers the baton to the younger generation. “I am leaving behind a strong team. So I am confident that the future will be good for Alweco. On the other hand, it is also difficult. Alweco is my child. It is a part of myself. I am really going to let that go bit by…

DE: Demecan receives 7M euros investment

DEMECAN has completed a Series A financing round of 7 million euros. According to the company, the funding will be used to expand the production facility for medical cannabis…

Rob de Wit joins Bom Group

Bom Group has strengthened its organization. Rob de Wit started as export manager on October 1. Rob has very broad experience in the development and sale of (large) turnkey projects worldwide. In his new position, Rob de Wit is responsible for sales, relationship management and strengthening and developing new markets at home and…

US (PA): Over two dozen medical cannabis growers in Pennsylvania unionize

The employees of a Pennsylvania medical cannabis company have signed a labor contract with their employer, making them the first cannabis workers in the state to unionize. The three-year agreement between employees and management of Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Solutions was recently ratified, making…

Havecon adds Ricky Elz to North American Sales Team

Havecon Horticultural Projects welcomes Ricky Elz to the North American Sales Team. Ricky will be working out of the Niagara on the Lake, Ontario office. According to the company, Ricky is a dynamic team player who exhibits strong leadership, creative thinking and is performance driven. Ricky brings with…

Cannabis producer begins phase 2 development at its largest cultivation facility

MJardin has received the C$11 million payment from Peguis, which immediately allows the company to commence Phase 2 construction and expedite the path to full production of the Warman facility. On Aug. 28, 2019, MJardin announced the signing of a non-binding LOI with Peguis concerning a joint venture…

Ed Rosenthal

CAN (ON): Licensed cannabis company just outside of Ottawa announces new global advisor

As apollogreen opens its Phase 1 facility just off Highway 417 in Vars, near the Amazon Fulfillment Centre, the quickly growing genetics and cannabis micropropagation company is pleased to announce the addition of cannabis social activist, educator and horticulturalist Ed Rosenthal as Global Advisor. The…

US (NY): Cresco Labs announces closing of acquisition in New York State

Cresco Labs Inc., a vertically integrated multistate cannabis operator in the United States, has announced that it has closed its acquisition of 100 percent of the membership…

Tasmania: Fellowship recipient to develop expertise in hemp cultivation and manufacturing

Tim Crow, from Blackwood Creek in Tasmania, is one of 115 recipients of the prestigious Churchill Fellowship award. Mr. Crow will develop further expertise in the cultivation, manufacturing, science, and policy of hemp and will travel to Nepal, India, Israel, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA.…

MedMen and PharmaCann kill their $682 million merger

MedMen and PharmaCann announced Tuesday they will end a merger agreement that would have solidified MedMen’s position as one of the largest multi-state operators in the United States.  The termination of the deal, which was signed in December 2018, comes after a year of several major mergers and acquisitions…

Canadian cannabis company targeted by U.S. class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit against Sundial Growers Inc. in Canada claims the company’s U.S. stock prices were affected by an unreported incident where $1.9 million worth of cannabis was returned to the company due to poor quality. Canadian licensed cannabis company Sundial Growers Inc. is being sued in the…

US (NY): $2.8M cannabis cultivation facility planned for Pittsfield's William Stanley Business Park

A pair of New York brothers plan to build a $2.8 million cannabis cultivation facility across the street from the Berkshire Innovation Center. Board members of the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted unanimously Tuesday to advance an option agreement with Jeremy and Phil Silverman, the…

US (CA): California-based firm completes $16M investment round

Viola has closed a $16 million funding round led by Gotham Green Partners. The investment firm, known for its financial support of some of the most reputable cannabis companies in the industry, is the first institutional investment in the company. "This latest round of funding will assist with the…

CAN (ON): Construction completed, full occupancy secured for facility expansion

Aleafia Health has completed the construction of its Paris Processing facility’s Phase II expansion and secured full site occupancy on October 4, 2019, following the successful completion of County of Brant inspections. The Paris Phase II expansion is a 30,000 sq. ft. facility entirely dedicated to the…

CAN (NB): Tidal Health Solutions enters into Supply Agreement with Cannabis NB

Tidal Health Solutions, one of Canada's medical cannabis producers, has announced a multi-year supply agreement with Cannabis NB. “We are pleased to be working with Tidal Health Solutions, to help us expand our portfolio of safe recreational adult-use products,” said Lara Wood, General Manager, Cannabis…

CAN (BC): Cannabis products to be shipped to BC provincial wholesaler

Emerald Health Therapeutics 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms has begun shipping branded, packaged dried cannabis products to the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch, which acts as the provincial wholesaler of non-medical cannabis,…

US (CA): Former Barclays banker Roger Jenkins abandons dreams of cannabis ‘green rush’ after cannabis farm is sold

Former Barclays banker Roger Jenkins has abandoned his dreams of joining the California “green rush” after the cannabis farm he invested in was sold. A cannabis plantation backed by the 64-year-old multi-millionaire has been bought by an unknown investor, City sources said. Mr. Jenkins, who lives near…

US (FL): Acquisition of 30-acre nursery in Fort Meade

Green Point Research (GPR) finalizes its purchase of Sunshine Growers, a 30-acre nursery in Fort Meade, Florida, creating one of the largest hemp-dedicated nurseries in the United States. “We plan to move our seed production from Colorado into Florida, creating new jobs in the agricultural sector,” said…

CAN: 17 additional growing rooms approved by Health Canada

Organigram Holdings has obtained Health Canada approval for licensing of 17 additional cultivation rooms. According to them, the move brings the company’s total target licensed production capacity to 76,000 kilograms per year.  The new cultivation rooms represent approximately 15,000 kilograms per year of…

CAN (ON): First harvest expected in 2019 Q4 and additional 2020 cultivation plans

VIVO Cannabis expects to commence first harvest at its Kimmetts facility in Napanee, Ontario in the fourth quarter of 2019. VIVO also unveiled its 2020 plans for the facility, which include an accelerated planting schedule and the contemplated use of five additional acres of land adjacent to the existing…

CAN (ON): Grower targets California for West Coast expansion

Flower One Holdings has initiated its West Coast expansion. "After successfully delivering the largest facility in Nevada, from conception to revenue generation in less than 14 months, Flower One has now set its sights on California as its next strategic market," the team with the company explains. "At…

CAN (ON): Canopy Rivers invests additional US$10M in Terrascend

Canopy Rivers has completed a US$10 million investment in TerrAscend Canada. The investment includes the purchase of 13,243 units, with each unit consisting of: (i) one…

CAN (ON): Canopy Growth purchases majority stake in Biosteel Sports Nutrition

Canopy Growth Corporation has completed an all-cash transaction to purchase a majority stake in BioSteel Sports Nutrition. "The transaction provides Canopy Growth with a significant platform to enter the sports nutrition and hydration segment, and lays the groundwork for the adoption of cannabidiol in…

US (OK): Oklahoma based grower achieved $1M monthly revenue

Stability Growth, Oklahoma's leading cannabis cultivator, announces it has reached one million dollars in monthly revenue. "This is the result of seeking out the right advisors, building the right team, and focusing on execution of our vision to become the leading cannabis cultivator in the Midwest",…

US (CA): Unveiling of Salinas based one-acre growing facility

Harborside has unvelied a state-of-the-art Dutch Venlo Greenhouse at its Harborside Farms growing facility in Salinas, CA. The project will grow premium flower varieties for the Harborside dispensaries and third party brands at wholesale, the team with the company explains. "Harborside began cultivation…

US (CA): First cannabis farm granted permit to grow in Sonoma County

On Monday, a growing operation received the first one-acre, conditional-use permit for cannabis cultivation in Sonoma County, the northern California hotbed for Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. The operation will be overseen by a grow team known as Petaluma Hills Farm, but the entire…

CAN (ON): Health Canada approves increased exports of MMJ concentrate to Australia

MediPharm Labs has successfully completed its second set of export shipments of medical cannabis concentrate, which were 137% greater in volume compared to its first export into Australia in June 2019. "Through its wholly owned subsidiary, MediPharm Labs the Company received its second set of export…

US (CA): Orchid Ventures bet on Calexico and the cannabis market

Orchid Ventures is an Orange County company that has cannabis retail stores and cultivation centers in California and Oregon. But nothing as big as the plant it says will soon sprout in Calexico. When complete, the company's cultivation facility will be a veritable factory for cannabis growing. Company…

CAN (BC): Grower reports operational ramp up

Citation Growth Corp. has reported on its significant operational ramp up since completing the merger with ACC Group of Companies. "Since the Merger with ACC on August 2, 2019, the Company produced an additional 89,250 grams of flower in August, of which 39,916 grams were sold to dispensaries for…

DK: Danish grower successfully completes its first harvest without use of chemical crop protections

Stenocare has successfully completed its first cycle of cultivation and harvest in line with the very strict requirements of the Danish Medical cannabis programme. "This includes uniformity of products and zero tolerance for use of chemical crop protections from seed to harvest," the team with the…

New partnership eyes Thai market

Asia Cannabis Corp, producer of hemp fibers, is entering South East Asia via a cooperation with the flower breeders of AmeriSeed Group, a Thai company. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to make steps in the development of seed and plant production techniques relating to hemp and other plants with medicinal,…

US (CA): Lab secures $22M for new vape testing

Cannalysis, a state-licensed cannabis testing facility in California, has raised $22.6 million to fund a new test for vaping additives. The new funds will also go towards the lab’s multi-state expansion and the creation of automated testing systems. Cannalysis introduces new vape product testing…

US (IL): Agreement signed for Illinois based facilities

Cresco Labs has signed a binding agreement to sell its Joliet and Kankakee, Ill. properties to Innovative Industrial Properties for approximately $46.3 million, which amount includes funding for additional tenant improvements at the Kankakee property. "Concurrent with the closing of the sale, Cresco Labs…

CAN (NB): Another cannabis grower settles in St. Stephen

The community of St. Stephen, N.B., is seeing a boom in pot production. A second cultivator has set up shop in the town. Tamara Follett, who owns and operates Sunleaf Microcultivation, has been approved to produce cannabis.  Her business joins Tidal Health Solutions as the second producer in the St. Stephen…

Front Range Biosciences acquires Steep Hill Research and Development team

Front Range Biosciences are very pleased to announce that they have signed a deal acquiring Steep Hill‘s R&D team and in-licensing IP on cannabis genomics. Led by former president of Steep Hill, Dr. Reggie Gaudino, the eleven-person genomics team brings nearly four years of data and intellectual property…

Partnership for strategic growth

BOAL Group acquires Holland Group

BOAL Group, together with its strategic partner Equistone, has invested in Holland Group Westland, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality screening and netting…

plans for major greenhouse complexes

Huafa Group acquires 25% of MegaPhoton

A large collaboration is announced in the horticultural industry. The Chinese Huafa Group is making its way into horticulture. Not only are they planning to build 500 hectares of greenhouses in China within the coming years, but they are also active in the lighting industry now. They acquired 25% of…

Randy van Polanen Petel joins Growmasters

“It is of the utmost importance to have stable quality genes combined with a stable environment"

To strengthen the expertise of Growmasters, Randy van Polanen Petel will help the company, bringing his many years of experience in the technology of growing. “I have mainly worked in the ornamental sector for over 25 years,” he says. “My expertise is on latest multiplication techniques and plant…

New Project Manager Export at Havecon

Arjan Koene starts working with 'beautiful Dutch products'

Arjan Koene is the new Project Manager Export at Havecon Horticultural Projects. He was ready for a new challenge after having spent seven years with his previous employer, where he worked as a Work Planner and Maintenance Engineer. "Beautiful Dutch industry"He found his challenge in the role of Project Manager…

Thomas Graham is the new PhytoGro Research Chair in Controlled Environment Systems

CAN (ON): University of Guelph has a new Controlled Environments professor

The School of Environmental Sciences is pleased to welcome Thomas Graham as the new PhytoGro Research Chair in Controlled Environment Systems. In this new role, created through a $1 million donation from PhytoGro Canada, a PRM Inc. company, Graham will lead cutting edge research to develop novel…

US (NJ): Ethical concerns agitates NJ cannabis group. Board hires outside firm to investigate

A three-member subcommittee from New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association sent a letter to its board Tuesday morning which said they were “aware of concerns regarding some of…

US (NV): 'Hard lesson learned' in Nevada hemp and THC farms after weed infestation

Crop Infrastructure has completed September site visits in Nevada with its consultants and joint venture partners at the hemp and THC farms where weeds have caused major losses. After drone reconnaissance, and sample plant counts were completed, it was established that eight of 10 of the company’s hemp…

UY: Strategic partnership to track cannabis production on the blockchain

æternity is creating a supply chain management platform for the cannabis trade alongside Uruguay Can, one of South America’s leading cannabis production companies. "æternity’s…

US (MO): Hopes to bring growing experience to Maryville greenhouse

Managing Director and CFO Jeremy Capussi of JC Fresh Farms said their company wants to take their 60 plus years in cultivation experience further by having a greenhouse cannabis operation in Northwest Missouri. Capussi has applied for one cultivation license in Maryville as Green Planet Missouri.…

BE: Phormium adds sales manager to sales team

On 16th of September, the Phormium sales team was reinforced with a new sales manager: Marta Gentile.Marta is Italian and has been living in Belgium for almost 9 years now. She can rely on several years of experience from her previous jobs at Capsugel and Atlas Copco. At the pharmaceutical company…

US (FL): In line for DEA cannabis grow license on Indian Tribal lands

To obtain a federal license, applicants must meet additional stringent guidelines, including demonstrating a case for the public interest, such as FDA fillings for the development of a pharmaceutical. Among the 33 current applicants, only two companies have filed for clinical trials with the FDA. Other…

CAN (BC): Closing of $84M credit facilities

Auxly Cannabis Group joint venture partner, Sunens Farms has closed the previously announced $84 million syndicated credit facilities, with the Bank of Montreal as Lead Underwriter. The syndicated senior debt facility will be for $71.5 million (the “Credit Facility”) for a three-year term together with a…

CAN (ON): Operational update for Heidelberg based craft cannabis facility

AgraFlora Organics International has provided the following operational update and sales licensing guidance at its wholly-owned AAA Heidelberg craft cannabis cultivation facility located in London Ontario: Activation of two flower rooms for the cultivation of ultra-premium craft cannabis flower; Completed…

Eureka 93 Inc. acquires a Health Canada License

Eureka 93 Inc. today confirmed it acquired a Health Canada license to cultivate cannabis at its Artiva location in Ottawa on September 20, 2019. Subsequently, the company began a restructuring that saw its CEO, entire senior leadership team, and all but one of the directors on its board hand in their…

CAN (ON): Canadian firm enters German market through strategic partnership

MediPharm Labs has signed its first private label sales agreement for export to Europe, with ADREXpharma® GmbH, a licensed wholesale distributor of controlled drugs and medical cannabis which can serve all of the approximate 20,000 pharmacies across Germany. "Through its private label solutions platform,…

CAN (BC): Operational milestones achieved for cannabis plantlet production

Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it has completed the installation and activation of its research and innovation laboratory under license from biotech leader Intrexon Corp. In a statement, the Vancouver-based cannabis company said this will advance Intrexon's Botticelli next-generation…

Ellepot and PROPTEC parter up: Ellepot Australia

New partnership to provide integrated paper-pot solution to Australian growers

As part of Ellepot's vision to be active in key regions globally, Ellepot is proud to announce its partnership with PROPTEC and Brad Skinner in Australia. Ellepot Australia will be supplying the market with the latest technology from Ellepot to provide a fully integrated paper-pot solution including…

CAN (BC): BC based aquaponics facility receives micro-cultivation license

Habitat Craft Cannabis has received a micro-cultivation licence from Health Canada. The licence gives Habitat the ability to begin cultivation at its fully constructed…

US (PA): Pennsylvania based grower closes financing

FarmaceuticalRX has closed on two capital financings that provided an aggregate of approximately $18M of working capital to the Company (the “Offerings”). "The $10M Series A Preferred Unit financing was raised through a syndicate of high net-worth individuals, and the $8M Common Unit financing was raised…

CAN (ON): Bruce Linton to lead expansion in USA of Hamilton based company

Cannabis kingmaker Bruce Linton, who was forced from his job at the top of Canopy Growth this summer, will lead the U.S. expansion of the Hamilton-based Gage brand of high-THC pot products. The move will install Linton as the executive chair of a company called Gage Growth focused on expanding in…

US (NY): Grower to offer medical cannabis flowers in New York

Curaleaf New York has launched New York State’s first medical flower products, Curaleaf Ground Flower Pods. The products are launched at the company’s Carle Place dispensary…

US (CA): Strategic partnership to distribute nutrients

GP Solutions has inked a deal to become a distributor of Snoop's Premium Nutrients. Additionally, GP Solutions will produce a series of customized co-branded GrowPods. "The deal allows GP Solutions to create specially configured "Snoop's Premium Nutrients Pods." Customers will receive a 6-month supply of…

CAN (BC): Atholville based facility receives final license amendment

Zenabis Global has announced the licensing of Phase 2C – Part 2 at Zenabis Atholville for an additional 3,000 kg of licensed annual cultivation capacity. "The amendment received September 20, 2019, adds 3,000 kg of licensed annual cultivation capacity at Zenabis Atholville," the team with the company…

Dirk Sprangers

Argus Controls announces new Technical Sales Manager for the Australian market

Argus Controls welcomes Dirk Sprangers as their new Technical Sales Manager for Argus Controls for the Australian market. Dirk has been in the Greenhouse industry since the age of nineteen where he began as an all-rounder with a focus on installing and commissioning heating systems and controllers in…

US (PA): Growing, processing operations receive full certifications

FarmaceuticalRX has received full certification to operate its grower/processor operations in Pennsylvania. FarmaceuticalRX was awarded a Grower/Processor license last summer from the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Office as part of Round Two of the Medical Marijuana Program. "FarmaceuticalRX's…

Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects B.V. and CannabiDol are going to cooperate

"Higher production, with a lower risk of diseases."

Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects B.V. and CannabiDol are going to cooperate. Bas Duijvestijn and John Dol announced this last week. As Sales Manager at Van der Hoeven, Bas Duijvestijn has seen the demand for cannabis projects increase for some time. This strong demand is often accompanied by some uncertainty…

CAN (ON): CannTrust issues statement regarding product return

CannTrust Holdings has received notice from the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC), the Crown corporation in charge of wholesale distribution of cannabis…

CAN (BC): Organic fertilizer for cannabis growers

Alliance Growers is in advanced discussions with a company that has created a turn-key waste management system for cannabis cultivators that combines the grower's cannabis…

US (MO): Montana vertical integration executive hopes to expand to his roots in Laclede County

Top Shelf Botanicals, operational in Montana and Oklahoma, has applied for seven medical cannabis facility licenses in Missouri – where the company’s CEO calls home. Top Shelf…

CAN (ON): Partnership to supply MMJ in Europe

VIVO Cannabis has partnered with Linneo Health, a subsidiary of Alcaliber S.A., to be its European medical cannabis supply partner. Linneo Health, that recently received its EU-GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification from the Spanish regulatory authorities. The agreement is a multi-year…

US (CA): Launch of $75M strategic M&A fund

Hydroponics will deploy up to $75 million to acquire tangentially-related service businesses over the next 24 months through a special acquisition fund. "Hydroponics, Inc. is a 10-year old company with a rich history in the California cannabis industry, the team with the company explains. "Acquired…

US (LA): Louisiana based MMJ business sold at a $32M total valuation

GB Sciences on Friday, September 13, 2019, filed an 8k announcing the sale of its 50% ownership stake in GB Sciences Louisiana, LLC.  According to the company, the stake will be purchased by Wellcana Plus LLC, affiliated through its managers with the group which holds the other 50% of the Louisiana operations.…

CAN (ON): Health Canada suspends CannTrust license

CannTrust Holdings received late this morning a Notice of Licence Suspension under section 64(1) of the Cannabis Act (Canada). The Notice cites the Company’s previous non-compliance with certain requirements of the Cannabis Act (Canada) and the regulation made thereunder in respect of the matters that…

CAN (BC): Definitive agreement for outdoor cannabis cultivation

BevCanna Enterprises has signed a definitive agreement with Clearwater CannGrow to grow certified organic sun-grown cannabis on an aggregate 130-acre plot of land on BevCanna’s allocated property near Osoyoos, B.C. Following the announcement on Sept. 4, 2019, of the signing of a letter of intent to the…

US (IL): Oglesby cannabis grower launches $1.5 million expansion

With a little over 100 days until recreational cannabis becomes legal in Illinois, Oglesby licensed cannabis grower is expanding and adding new jobs. Monday, Oglesby Mayor Dom Rivara announced that Green Thumb Industries plans to launch a $1.5 million expansion of its operations in the next 30 days.…

TerrAscend completes acquisition of Ilera Healthcare

TerrAscend Corp., a global cannabis company licensed for sales in Canada, the U.S., and the EU, has announced it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of…

US (NV): Operator expands towards west through strategic acquisition

Cresco Labs has signed a purchase agreement to acquire certain assets from Tryke Companies, a vertically integrated seed-to-sale cannabis company, including six prime Reef Dispensary locations in Nevada and Arizona, expanded licensed cultivation and process capacity in Las Vegas and Phoenix and entry…

US (NV): Official launch of Nevada-based cannabis facility

Flower One Holdings has announced the official, operational launch of its technologically advanced cannabis production lab which will operate alongside the Company's 400,000 square-foot greenhouse. "The new production space encompasses approximately 55,000 square feet and can readily consume between…

DK: Atlas Biotechnologies receives cultivation license

Atlas Growers Denmark A/S has received its licences to begin cultivation from the Danish Medicine Agency: Authorization has been granted for initial cannabis production of the newly acquired 170,000 sq. ft. facility located on Funen, Denmark which will serve as Atlas’ European base of operations. The…

CAN (ON): Ontario-based operation receives Health Canada approval to expand and to sell

Muskoka Grown Limited ("Muskoka Grown" or the "Company") proudly announces that it has received two updates from Health Canada; its sales amendment allowing for the…

US (FL): Florida-based operation receives certifications for cannabis cultivation

SOL Global Investments announced that 3 Boys Farms has obtained Good Agricultural Practices-Farm (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Processing (GMP) approvals for its…

DE: Supply contract signed to serve rapid growth in German patient demand

MJardin Group has announced a supply contract with ACA Müller ADAG Pharma Vertriebs GmbH, a subsidiary of Franchise Cannabis, for the supply offtake of a total of 2,250 kg of…

UK: British firm planning to grow MMJ in the UK

A British company which has assembled a heavyweight board and is planning to grow marijuana in England is plotting a £100 million float that would make it the largest cannabis business on the London Stock Exchange. Cannaray will become the only London-listed UK grower of cannabis next summer if it…

US (WA): Oroville Campus tenant receives production approval

Bougainville Ventures has announced that the licensed I-502 tenant-grower for the Company's Oroville Campus has received their final production approval from the Washington State Liquor Control Board to commence operations. "This signals a major milestone for the Company and its obligation to our tenant-grower…

DE: Australia's locally grown MMJ product exported to Germany

Elixxer has announced that Little Green Pharma (LGP) exports Australia’s first locally grown medical cannabis product to Germany. Elixxer recently announced that it has increased its ownership of Little Green Pharma to 40.4% and is its largest shareholder. "Western Australian based company Little Green…

IL: Pharma company signs distribution agreement with Israeli distribution

Pharma giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will enter into the medical cannabis sector after subsidiary Salomon, Levin, Elstein (S.L.E.) signed a distribution agreement with…

CAN (ON): A $3 million fraud in the cannabis sector

The Ontario Securities Commission is mounting its first fraud case in Canada’s cannabis sector. In a statement of allegations made public Friday, the regulator alleges that…

US (WA): Cannabis grow to remain open after fire, cause under investigation

The 'Phat Panda' marijuana grow in Spokane Valley will remain open after a fire on Saturday evening led to the evacuation of 80 employees. According to the Spokane Valley Fire Department, a smoldering fire self-extinguished in a second-floor grow room on Saturday. The fire never got big enough to set off…

US (CA): Acquisition of California-based cannabis operation

TransCanna Holdings has signed a binding agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Lyfted Farms, which updates the terms of the previously announced non-binding letter of intent. "Lyfted Farms brings over 2 decades of cultivation experience to the company and currently holds a Distribution…

US (CO): Closing of Amercanex acquisition

Helix TCS finalized its previously announced acquisition of Amercanex, a B2B wholesale marketplace that leverages blockchain technology and is capable of facilitating…

US (MA): Cultivation facility in Southerneastern US selects Tecogen to support expansion

Tecogen has announced the sale of two 400-ton Tecochill units to a cannabis cultivation facility located in Southeastern US. "The order supplements the existing 800 tons of…

US (CA): Acquisition of California property portfolio

Innovative Industrial Properties has closed on the final parcel of a four-property portfolio in southern California, which comprises approximately 79,000 square feet of industrial space in total. The purchase price for the southern California portfolio was approximately $17.3 million in the aggregate…

CO: Vinzan forms Vinzan Colombia through strategic acquisition

Vinzan International has announced the 51-percent acquisition of Colombia Dreams Marihuana Inc. Colombia Dreams Marihuana’s operations will fall under Vinzan International’s global umbrella and will be renamed “Vinzan Colombia.” The Colombia Dreams Marihuana brand will be used to market products. “We are…

US (CO): Medicine Man Technologies to acquire Strawberry Fields

Medicine Man Technologies has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire Strawberry Fields, an integrated cannabis operator located in Southern Colorado. Medicine Man Technologies will purchase Strawberry Fields for $31 million, consisting of $14 million in cash and $17 million in common stock,…

US (CA): Cannabis indoor farm proposed in Antioch

Antioch City Council will decide on Tuesday whether to approve a proposed cannabis farm on Wilbur Avenue. Contra Costa Farms LLC plans to operate a business that would include cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retail dispensary with delivery on 9.2 acres at 3400 Wilbur Ave. The proposal…

Michèl de Wit new managing director Hortilux

Since 1 September, Michèl de Wit is managing director at Hortilux. De Wit has been working at Hortilux as Commercial Director since 1 April and is now taking overall management of the company. He is a familiar face in the industry: as commercial director of Ridder Growing Solutions, he has built up a…

CaNavis International hires light deprivation and blackout curtain expert James Gomm

CaNavis International has hired James Gomm, formerly of Ludvig Svensson, for the position of North American Project Sales. It is a move that is endorsed by both companies, which have had a long, positive business relationship for many years. Gomm will be responsible for leading the North American sales of…

DE: First import of MMJ from Australia to Germany

German cannabis company Cansativa GmbH becomes the first European company to import medical cannabis from Australia. The test samples are provided by Little Green Pharma (LGP).  "After becoming the first German company to receive the authorization to import medical cannabis from South America in April, Cansativa…


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