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Mercer Park Brand Acquisition

CAN (ON): Mercer Park Brand Acquisition to acquire Glass House group for approximately $567 million

Mercer Park Brand Acquisition has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Glass House Group and all related assets for total consideration of approximately US$567 million. Subject to the satisfaction of all required conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021. “When…

US (CO): urban-gro appointed to Board of Directors of the United States National Cannabis Roundtable

urban-gro has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR). urban-gro will be represented on the NCR Board by Chairman and CEO, Bradley Nattrass.  The NCR is a non-partisan advocacy group focused on federal cannabis reform in the United States comprised of innovators,…

The Supreme Cannabis Company

Canopy Growth acquires The Supreme Cannabis Company

Canopy Growth is set to acquire The Supreme Cannabis Company in a transaction valued at $435 million.  Following completion of the acquisition, Canopy will possess a brand portfolio including 7ACRES.  Other than a bigger brand portfolio, such an acquisition will grant Canopy the Supreme's hybrid greenhouse cultivation…

Gilad Krakower, CEO of Quiclone

“We ramped up production to meet the growing global demand of commercial aeroponic cloning systems”

Considering how critical it is to clone and root cannabis plants perfectly to ensure the success of the crop as a whole, the selection of the proper cloning methodology is of paramount importance. A way to approach this issue with peace of mind is through aeroponic cultivation. “There’s no medium, and…

US (CO): Gypsum-based cannabis farm gets approval for 40-acre expansion

A two-acre cannabis cultivation and processing operation located approximately 12 miles south of Gypsum is poised to get a lot larger after netting an expansion approval from Eagle County this week. TNT Botanicals — which does business under the brand Pot Zero — can now expand to 40 acres of outdoor…

US (NY): Shinnecock Indian Nation to break ground on cannabis cultivation facility

The Shinnecock Indian Nation is planning to break ground on a marijuana cultivation facility on its Southampton reservation in the coming weeks. Shinnecock leaders tell News 12 they are planning to build a 20,000-square-foot marijuana facility. The tribal chairman says they are working on regulations for…

US (CA): Trial of nanotech water system to be carried out at SoCal-based 130,000 sq. ft. greenhouse

Cavitation Technologies has signed a pilot test agreement with Island Breeze Farms. The agreement is meant to evaluate CVAT’s technology and the growth of healthier cannabis plants with increased crop yields. Island Breeze Farms is a Licensed Cannabis grower in Southern California, operating a 130,000…

The Valens Company

CAN (MB): The Valens Company enters into Manitoba market through distribution agreement

The Valens Company has entered into an agreement with the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation to supply and distribute a wide range of cannabis products to LGCA-licensed private retailers in the Province of Manitoba. With this agreement, Valens expands its distribution network to five provinces in…

"IPM Scoutek provides real-time pest management information"

Tech company accepted into Canada’s tech network’s Soft Landing

A local tech company focused on providing digital pest management services for the greenhouse industry has been accepted into Canada’s Tech Network’s Soft Landing: Scale from Home program. IPM Scoutek, co-founded by Brian Hendel and Carrie Iszak of Splice Digital, provides real-time pest management…

US (CA): Ikänik Farms enters into three year supply contract with Yura Group

Ikänik Farms has signed a three-year supply agreement with Yura Group, for the company's full line of hemp-based CBD products.   "We are excited to announce our partnership with Yura Group, whose founders have a strong reputation for distribution excellence in the LATAM marketplace," said Brian Baca, CEO of Ikänik…

Letsgrow.com celebrates 20th birthday

Twenty years of working with data in horticulture

2021 is a special year for LetsGrow.com. The company from Vlaardingen, specialized in collecting, visualizing, and analyzing crop data, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! The entire year 2021 will therefore be dedicated to this anniversary. Has LetsGrow.com really been working with data in…

Body and Mind

US (AR): West Memphis-based grower has commenced cultivation

Body and Mind have commenced cultivation operations in West Memphis, Arkansas near the border with Tennessee. The Body and Mind branded dispensary was the 22nd dispensary to open in the state out of a total of up to 40 licensed dispensaries approved in Arkansas. The cultivation facility was built out in…

SoCal Hemp

US (CA): SoCal Hemp renews partnership with Victor Valley College to support hemp research

SoCal Hemp has renewed its local partnership with Victorville, California's Victor Valley College ("VVC") to support student research into desert hemp farming, hemp product marketing and development.  Through the partnership with VVC, which was established last year, SoCal Hemp is supporting VVC's Agricultural…

UFCW328

US (RI): Cannabis workers at compassion center unionized

In a milestone moment, the employees at Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, Rhode Island became the first cannabis dispensary workers in the state to unionize after an overwhelming majority voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328 (UFCW) by a vote of 21 to 1. The…

"A custom light optic provides extra-wide, uniform light dispersion over the grow area"

GE Current, a Daintree company, has launched the Arize Factor Multilayer (ML) Series, the latest addition to its lineup of horticulture fixtures for indoor farms and greenhouses. "Assembled in the USA, the Arize Factor packages improved optics and optimized light spectrums to become an industry-leading,…

Israeli grower to conduct commercial feasibility of CO2 foliar spray

Toronto-based CO2 GRO is carrying out a commercial feasibility to assess CO2 Delivery Solutions technology with Israel-based Cannabis producer Pharmocann Global. This commercial feasibility was sourced by CO2 Gro's Israel marketing partner Greenmist. The commercial feasibility will be conducted in a…

Red White & Bloom

US (FL): Grower planning to increase cultivation capacity, purchases 30 turn-key grow pods

Red White & Bloom is planning to increase cultivation capacity upon closing of the previously announced definitive agreement to enter the Florida cannabis market. RWB has secured 30 double wide fully enclosed cultivation pods that collectively provide approximately 19,000 square feet of operating space,…

NZ: Former paper mill to be converted into a cannabis cultivation

The former Mataura paper mill, where ouvea premix was being stored, is being converted into a medicinal cannabis and hemp mill. Southern Medicinal Ltd, a partnership between Natural Horticulture Ltd and Dunedin based medicinal cannabis company SOMA Group, has begun converting the former mill buildings…

FarmaceuticalRx

US (OH): Grower closes up to $21M in debt financing to expand MMJ operation

FarmaceuticalRx has closed an up to $21 million senior secured term loan with AFC Gamma. "The Senior Term Loan proceeds will be used to fund construction of the Company’s processing and Level 1 cultivation facility in Ohio and for general working capital purposes. Upon certification of operations at the…

Embedded multi-sensor & imaging horticulture lighting system launched

Agnetix has launched Zenith, a new grow lighting series with built-in sensor & imaging technologies. Building on Agnetix A3, Zenith directly integrates plant health sensors and canopy imaging cameras with the Agnetix water-cooled system. With several standard and optional configurations, Zenith provides…

Khiron Life Sciences

Cannabis clones, from Colombia to Europe

Khiron Life Sciences is a vertically integrated cannabis leader with core operations in Latin America and Europe. As cannabis legalization expands globally, Prohibition Partners’ stats predict by 2024 the European market will be worth nearly $2.5 billion, and many want in. Some companies have already…

IL: Cannabis operator to acquire Better Holdings for $35M

Canndoc has signed a Letter of Intent with Cann Pharmaceutical to acquire Better Holdings, a medical cannabis operator in Israel and Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, InterCure will acquire 100% of Cann’s shares, which includes Better’s operations in Israel and 50% of Cann Pharma’s shares,…

HydraFiber celebrates 100th machine installation

HydraFiber, in partnership with AgriNomix, a supplier of greenhouse automation solutions, is celebrating the 100th installation of HydraFiber processing equipment, just a few years after a successful market launch. The installations span across North America and abroad, serving growers of all sizes with…

Jushi

US (NV): Acquisition completed of a Las Vegas-based cannabis operator

Jushi Holdings' subsidiary, Production Excellence has completed the acquisition of 100% of the equity of Franklin Bioscience NV (FBS Nevada). FBS Nevada holds medical and adult-use cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution licenses issued by the Nevada Cannabis Control Board and currently…

IM Cannabis to acquire MYM Nutraceuticals

IM Cannabis has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MYM Nutraceuticals and its licensed producer subsidiary Highland Grow. The Transaction reinforces the Company's…

Jushi

US (PA): Scranton-based cultivation facility commences $40M expansion

Jushi Holdings has commenced the first phase of expansion at its Pennsylvania cultivation facility located in Scranton, PA. The Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pennsylvania Medical Solutions (PAMS) has entered into an amendment of its existing lease with Innovative Industrial Properties, making…

CAN (BC): AgraFlora sells 8,800 sq. ft. indoor cultivation facility for approximately $1M

AgraFlora Organics International has signed the definitive agreement to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, AAA Heidelberg for approximately $1 million. AAA operates an 8,800 square foot indoor growing facility in London, Ontario. The closing of the Transaction is subject to customary approvals and is…

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Happy Easter!

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US (NY): Plans for a 70-acre cannabis campus to move forward

Now that adult-use recreational cannabis is legal in New York State, plans to put a 70-acre ‘cannabis campus’ in South Buffalo are moving forward. The multi-million dollar project has been in the works for years, and developers say Wednesday’s ‘landmark legislation’ will have an immediate impact on…

Parallel

US (IL): Parallel expands into Illinois thorugh acquisition of Windy City Cannabis

Parallel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain operations of Windy City Cannabis, comprised of Posen Dispensary Holding Company, Homewood Holding Company, Homewood 2nd Site Holding Company, Posen 2nd Site Holding Company and Compass Dispensary Holdings.  Subject to regulatory approval,…

Heliospectra's board nominates new members

Heliospectra announces the nomination of two new board members, Ljubo Mrnjavac and Bonny Heeren. They are set to replace Staffan Hillberg and Martin Skoglund. The nomination committee will officially present the nominations at the annual general meeting on May 20th, 2021.  As Heliospectra turns focus towards…

US (CA): LOI signed to acquire cultivation operation with potential for 64 tons of annual flower production

Sugarmade has signed a Binding Letter of Intent for the acquisition of Lemon Glow Company. As stipulated in the LOI, thirty-two acres of the property have been designated for outdoor cannabis cultivation. Sugarmade and Lemon Glow management have agreed that the annual potential cultivation yield at the…

Mark Pellicane, President and CEO of CannabCo

“Imagine getting top-shelf quality product that people want at one tenth the cost"

CannabCo Pharmaceutical has released the latest results of their Phoenix 2.0 system. Working with their technology partners for the enhancement of CannabCo's proprietary grow system, dubbed PHOENIX, the company has achieved metrics of over 3 lbs per sq/ft per annum, and an indoor production cost of under…

US (DE): Revenue analysis of multi-phase cultivation plan shows $3 billion potential in annual retail value

Hero Technologies' subsidiary, BlackBox Systems and Technologies has produced detailed cost, revenue, and profit projections for cannabis production on the 120-acre property in Jackson, Michigan the company plans to purchase. The company's plans for the property include building state-of-the-art sun…

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

Fiore Cannabis has signed a Definitive Agreement 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.  "We are building a great partnership with the team at Allied as we work collaboratively to drive our business…

CAN (BC): Cannabis growing operation first to unionize in Canada with UFCW 1518

UFCW 1518 crossed a new milestone today as workers at Potanicals Green Growers joined the union and ratified their first collective agreement. Following a unanimous vote to ratify the new contract, Potanicals has become the first cannabis growing operation and extraction facility to unionize in Canada.…

US (OR): Handbook released for utilities and efficiency program implementers serving cannabis growers

Identifying opportunities to implement energy efficiency practices in cannabis cultivation environments can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Consequently, implementing those practices once they are identified can be a similarly arduous task.  “Creating a program from scratch can be daunting. Energy…

The importance of a well-maintained climate (energy) screen

A perfect functioning screen installation is essential for achieving the right climate for your crop. “We regularly see that insufficient attention is paid to the maintenance of the screen installation with the result that malfunctions may occur when the use of the screen installation is necessary. The…

CAN (ON): Canopy Growth appoints VP of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Sumayyah Emeh-Edu will be joining Canopy Growth in the newly created role of Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this role, Emeh-Edu will be responsible for enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness and programs across Canopy’s business and regions. “We are incredibly…

US (IL): Chicago-based cannabis giant allegedly part of federal pay-to-play investigation

A Chicago-based cannabis cultivator and dispenser that has rapidly grown into one of the nation’s biggest pot firms is under federal investigation for possible pay-to-play violations during its push for coveted state licenses, sources said. Investigators have been scrutinizing campaign donations and…

Israeli grower receives cultivation and processing license

Kaya Holdings' Israeli subsidiary, Kaya Shalvah has been awarded its initial permit from the "YAKAR", the Department for Medical Cannabis in the Israeli Ministry of Health, to develop an Israeli cannabis cultivation and processing facility. This initial permit grants the Company permission to develop…

"The demand for high-quality green compost is growing"

Klasmann-Deilmann and Olde Bolhaar agree joint venture

Klasmann-Deilmann and Olde-Bolhaar are pooling their activities in the field of compost and will work with a joint venture in the future. In the coming years, the company is to be developed into a supplier of high-quality green compost and other raw materials for substrate production. With retroactive…

US (CA): Turlock’s first indoor cannabis grow moving forward

Turlock’s first indoor cannabis cultivation site will soon be up and running in the City’s industrial zone, completing a years-long process for its owner with Turlock roots.  The 20,000-plant grow operation will be the vertically-integrated cannabis hub for JDI Farms, Inc., owned by Darron Silva of Turlock.…

US (MA): Cannabis cultivator takes over old machine shop in Northampton

A small crowd gathered on Ladd Avenue Tuesday afternoon to welcome a new occupant to the neighborhood’s empty, former gun-manufacturing facility: a cannabis cultivator. “It has been years in the making,” said Charlotte Hanna, founder of Community Growth Partners, the company behind the operation, briefly…

UK: MMJ company raises 14 million pounds before London IPO

Medical cannabis cultivator Northern Leaf Ltd has raised 14 million pounds ($19.21 million) in an oversubscribed offering over the past month, adding five global institutional…

Biotherm expands sales team for Midwest region

BioTherm has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jesus Martin as its regional sales representative for the Midwest Region. “Jesus’ ambition and service-oriented attitude match well with our company culture,” says Jim Rearden, BioTherm’s President. “It’s refreshing to add a new member to the team…

US (CA): San Diego County-based hemp farm receives cultivation and breeding license

CanBreed's fully-owned subsidiary CanBreed Farms received a license to grow and breed hemp seeds in the farm it owns in San Diego County, California. The company bought the 1.4-acre farm last November for ~$1 million. The license is valid for one year and is renewable annually. At the farm, the…

CAN (ON): Grower ceases operation at outdoor cultivation, lays off 20% of staff

48North is ceasing operations at its “Good:Farm” outdoor cultivation facility located in Brant County, Ontario. The decision comes during a significant transitional period for the industry and a nationwide excess of supply. “48North has always been a brand-led, consumer-centric licensed cannabis producer…

Four years of PB tec with Sam: "The more complex the projects, the better"

Sam van der Knaap started working at PB tec four years ago. After a technical education and a first job with a grower in the United States, he chose a job in line with his education. At the age of 23 he came on board at PB tec, ready to get to know the technical profession in practice. After a period of…

Belgian account manager takes on new challenge

In Belgium, Steven Adriaense has left Van Looveren to join De Ruiter Seeds. Last Friday was his last day at the Greenhouse producer. Steven will be De Ruiter's tomato account manager.  "It was a difficult decision, and I have mixed feelings about it. Since I married into the family, Van Looveren wasn't a standard…

US (NJ): Ayr to acquire New Jersey-based operation

Ayr Wellness has entered into a Definitive Agreement with GSD, a licensed operator in New Jersey doing business as Garden State Dispensary, following the Letter of Intent previously announced on December 22, 2020. Ayr will purchase 100% of the equity interests of GSD, one of the 12 existing vertical…

US (CO): Vangst to launch a new Executive Talent service

Vangst is now offering a new Executive Talent service, and Jennifer Bedford will join the company as VP Executive Talent. In her role at Vangst, Jennifer will support the emerging cannabis market with strategic executive searches to recruit rapid-growth leadership teams. Today, over 210,000 people are…

PlantPaper U1 has achieved Plastic Free Certification

"Certified Plastic Free plug system sets new world standard"

PlantPaper U1 has achieved Plastic Free Certification, making them among the first plug system in the world with the global standardised Plastic Free Trust Mark from the organisation A Plastic Planet. The Plastic Free certificate provides growers, distributers, and consumers with complete confidence that…

US (CA): Former olive plant to become a cannabis cultivation operation

The former Lindsay Olive processing plant will be home to an indoor cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution operation after the Lindsay City Council voted 5-0 to approve a conditional indoor use permit for the project on March 9. The 35-acre property at the corner of North Westwood Avenue…

US (SD): The Cannabis Industry Association of South Dakota (CIASD) will work to build a responsible and successful South Dakota cannabis industry

A group of business owners, entrepreneurs, and advocates announced the formation of the Cannabis Industry Association of South Dakota, an organization for medical and recreational cannabis businesses as well as ancillary businesses adjacent to the cannabis industry. The CIASD Board issued the following…

LS: Lesotho grower completes first sale of cannabis flowers

Halo Collective's wholly-owned subsidiary Bophelo Bioscience & Wellness has completed its first sale of cannabis flower to a licensed cannabis producer and exporter based in Lesotho, Africa. "The license-to-license market in Africa is estimated to be $7.1B USD by 2023 and Bophelo is uniquely positioned…

Women Grow and Curaleaf partner to further “Rooted in Good” supplier diversity initiatives

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Curaleaf’s “Rooted in Good” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative is partnering up with Women Grow, focusing on supplier diversity and education for underrepresented communities across the cannabis ecosystem. "As a part of Curaleaf’s 420x25 initiative,…

US (CO): Grower wins dispute over trademark

Charlotte's Web secured a successful resolution of its trademark infringement and false advertising claims against AAXLL Supply.  Charlotte's Web filed a complaint against AAXLL on April 17, 2020 in which it alleged that AAXLL infringed Charlotte's Web's rights in its CHARLOTTE'S WEB trademark and had misrepresented…

SpeakEasy

CAN (BC): 13,300 sq. ft. indoor cultivation facility for craft production completed

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club has completed its additional 13,300 square foot production facility. Plants are being moved into the brand-new facility this week and represents an increase of four times the flower production capacity from what the company currently has. This is the first of three facilities all…

IL: CannoMed and Tikun Olam sign cannabis production agreement

CannoMe has signed an agreement with Tikun Olam Cannbit, according to which Tikun Olam Cannbit will produce dried cannabis and oils for CannoMed from raw materials that will be supplied by Cannomed. The agreement is for a period of 36 months, which begins on the date of the first order. The parties have…

"We combine that Dutch know-how with the North American construction approach"

Large-scale horticultural installations are on the rise around the globe, and North America is no exception to this trend. Ready to meet the increased demand for horticultural installations is PB tec and its North American subsidiaries. PB tec is an international horticultural design and project management…

US (CO): National Hispanic Cannabis Council launches to advance education and economic opportunities

The National Hispanic Cannabis Council launched Thursday, aimed at empowering the U.S. Hispanic community through education, entrepreneurialism, and economic opportunity. With 36 states, having already legalized cannabis for medical use, the new national nonprofit organization aims to raise awareness…

US (CA): Humboldt County Growers Alliance opposes 23-acre Sun Valley cannabis cultivation project

The Arcata Land Company LLC and Headwaters have proposed a 23-acre cannabis cultivation project on the existing Sun Valley flower farm site in Arcata. The project is set to be located between 27th street and Foster Avenue, west of the Arcata, in an unincorporated area of Humboldt County in the Arcata…

US (MA): Dudley-based company proposes 52,000 sq. ft. greenhouse project

Two business leaders in Dudley have teamed up to request the town’s permission to build and operate eight 6,500-square-foot cannabis cultivation greenhouses on a parcel of land near the Quinebaug River Reservoir.  The greenhouses would be built on a piece of land off Fish Road, a dead end. The proposal comes…

US (TN): Hemp Alliance of Tennessee launches to cultivate state’s growing agricultural crop and industry

With the ambitious goal of making the state’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry among the world’s best, the Hemp Alliance of Tennessee (HAT) launched today with a membership drive to recruit responsible companies, schools and individuals working across the value chain for hemp and hemp-derived…

urban-gro signed agreements

"Continued expansion into European market"

urban-gro, Inc. has signed agreements with two European companies, one in France and one in the Netherlands, experiencing quick inertia with opportunities throughout the European market. These representation agreements are the Company’s first outside of the US. Additionally, the Company is readying final…

In memoriam Eric Laget, commercial director CMF Group

It is with deep sadness that Renaud Josse, president of the French CMF Group, announces the sudden and tragic passing of Eric Laget, commercial director of the company. Eric passed away March 16 2021, at the age of 55. Eric joined the company in September 1999 as head of sales. He became CMF’s sales manager…

US (AZ): Grower enters Arizona through strategic acquisition

Ayr Wellness has closed the purchase of 100% of the membership interests of Blue Camo LLC, which operates under the name Oasis. Oasis is a vertically integrated operation in Arizona that includes three medical and adult-use dispensaries in the greater Phoenix area, a 10,000 ft2 triple-stacked cultivation…

Data-driven growing: “But that’s what I’ve been doing, right?”

In recent years, there has been an increase in written articles about data-driven growing. Ton van Dijk with LetsGrow talks about this a lot with growers from all over the world. A common comment he gets is: "But that’s what I’ve been doing, right? How is data-driven growing going to help me?" And of…

Growgeneration.com

GrowGeneration acquires agron.io B2B integrated platform

"Give commercial customers real-time data to manage their purchasing"

GrowGeneration, a chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, today announced its acquisition of Agron.io, a leading wholesale agriculture platform that allows commercial growers to manage their purchasing and logistics in one platform. Agron.io offers commercial pricing, real-time…

US (CO): Company accelerates franchise development through acquisition

ONE Cannabis Group has been acquired by Item 9 Labs Corp. "The newly formed entity is the first vertically integrated cannabis franchisor in the United States," the team…

US (CA): Contra Costa County cannabis operation gets approval

A 37-acre farm in unincorporated Brentwood will be allowed to grow small cannabis plants for profit, despite worries from some residents and officials that it’s too close to the Sunset Park athletic complex, a frequent site of youth sports. The owners of Diablo Valley Farms, off Sellers Avenue just…

US (FL): Grower enters West Virginia through acquisition, gets green light to grow at Holyoke-based facility

Trulieve Cannabis has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mountaineer Holding LLC ("Mountaineer") and that it began planting at its Holyoke, Massachusetts cultivation and processing facility. Mountaineer Transaction:The Mountaineer acquisition positions Trulieve for vertical operations in West…

US: USDA grants nearly $300,000 for hemp cattle-feed study

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded over $8.5 million in funding for 29 research and Extension grants(link is external) that will advance solutions to critically important problems in U.S. agriculture. “These NIFA investments in…

US (CA): Vertically-integrated operator partners up for infrastructure technology investment

Glass House Group, one of the fastest-growing, privately held, vertically integrated cannabis and hemp companies in California, announces its technology partnership with Alcott Enterprises. Over the past four years, Glass House Group has acquired numerous businesses and recognized the need to address a…

US (CO): Delta-based hemp farm up for sale

Green Hemp Farm is up For Sale. When operating it was priced $30 mil and now working minimally, priced at $16 mil that includes over $3 mil in Inventory. Green Farming, established in 2018, is a vertically integrated industrial hemp company with operations in CO and KY. From seed to sale, the company…

CAN (QC): Grower completes installation of vertical hydroponic technology

Navaya has completed the installation of equipment that will help it to deliver premium, low-cost, high-yield cannabis. The unique equipment features hyper-controlled vertical hydroponic technology that is a first in the cannabis industry. “This is a momentous day for us at Navaya,” says Mark Stermer,…

Pieter van Berchum, Gakon Horticultural Projects:

"Acquisition prepares us for the next seventy years"

“Netafim has the network, the strength, and the financial capabilities to put Gakon on the map worldwide,” says Pieter van Berchum, Managing Director of Gakon Horticultural Projects. From April 1, the company will officially be part of Netafim. 70 years of historyGakon Horticultural Projects was founded in…

IL: Amit Farm receives cannabis cultivation license

Univo has received a license for commercial cultivation at its medical cannabis farm Amit Farm. The company intends to start the cultivation immediately. Univo has now completed the establishment of Amit Farm and received the licenses for control over the entire value chain: cultivation, production, and…

CAN (ON): Company receives license to export to Brazil

Health Canada has granted Heritage Cannabis a license to export cannabis products from Canada to Brazil. In December 2020, Heritage entered into an arrangement with CannaBR Exports, a Brazilian focused pharmaceutical CBD product importation, and distribution company, for the distribution and bulk sale of…

IL: IMC closes acquisition of Trichome Financial

IM Cannabis has closed the acquisition of Trichome Financial. The Transaction was completed pursuant a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). The Transaction will result in IMC entering the Canadian recreational cannabis market. Oren Shuster, Chief Executive Officer of IMC,…

CAN (ON): Canopy Growth to enter $750M term loan financing

Canopy Growth has entered into a credit agreement with Funds advised by King Street Capital Management. Through this, the company has raised a US$750 million senior secured term loan. The Company also has the ability to obtain up to an additional US$500 million of incremental senior secured debt pursuant…

NewLake Capital

US (IL): NewLake and GreenAcreage complete merger

NewLake Capital and GreenAcreage Real Estate have completed their merger and rebranding of the combined company as NewLake Capital Partners. With the closing of this merger, the combined company is one of the largest cannabis real estate companies in the industry. The combined company owns a diversified…

Segra

CAN (BC): Development and validation of in-house assay for Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd)

Segra has developed and validated an in-house assay for Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) through leveraging the capabilities of their in-house molecular biology laboratory, under the leadership of Segra's Chief Science Officer Dr. John Brunstein. This assay now enables the company to monitor HLVd status on…

Cresco Labs

US (MA): Cresco Lab enters Massachusetts through acquisition of vertically integrated operator

Cresco Labs has acquired 100% of the outstanding equity interests in Cultivate Licensing and BL Real Estate (collectively, “Cultivate”), a vertically integrated Massachusetts operator, for upfront consideration equal to US$90 million plus an earnout of up to US$68 million. The Transaction is expected to…

US (MA): Letter of intent signed to build a 2,500 sq. ft. R&D facility

Agrify has entered into a binding letter of intent, which sets forth the principal terms of a partnership currently being negotiated with Atlantis Hydroponics to build out a 2,500-square-foot research and development facility. The new R&D facility will be at the Atlantis location in Georgia, where…

CAN (SK): BOLD expands Prairie footprint to Manitoba

After a recent successful launch in Alberta, the Saskatchewan-born cannabis producer, BOLD Growth, is entering the Manitoba market. Retailers in all three prairie provinces will now be stocked with BOLD’s quality craft cannabis. BOLD has built a loyal following in their home province of Saskatchewan, and…

Emerald Health Therpeutics

Emerald Health Therapeutics establishes partnership with Spanish greenhouse grower for GMP-certified cannabis

Emerald Health Therapeutics has formed a partnership with Medical Plants SLU, based in Almeria, Spain, in which it will provide resources and expertise to assist Medical Plants to produce medical cannabis dried flower and 2.0 products to serve emerging legal medical cannabis markets in the EU and other…

Helping growers create the most optimal plant recipe

UK based Light Science Technologies (LST), has opened its new, state-of-the-art in-house laboratory as it aims to help growers create the most optimal plant recipe. The purpose-built testing facility at LST’s Derby site will mimic, via a test and replicate process, a grower’s closed indoor environment…

US (MA): Massachusetts-based facility to install chiller system

Tecogen has sold three 400-ton Tecochill™ chillers integrated into a chiller system for use by an indoor cannabis cultivation facility in Massachusetts. The chillers will be packaged integrated into a modular packaged container that will be located outside the grow facility to maximize indoor space for…

Ethypharm partners with Clever Leaves for medical cannabis products in Germany

Ethypharm has signed an exclusive licence agreement with Clever Leaves for the sale of medical cannabis extracts in Germany, the most important European market for medical cannabis. For Ethypharm, this is a further step to become a leading and trusted provider of medical cannabis products in Europe. This…

US (IL): Agreement reached to build a 558,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility

4Front Ventures has entered into definitive agreements with both the land owner and an affiliate of Innovative Industrial Properties., to build an up to 558,000 square foot cultivation and production facility in Illinois. In summary, the agreements provide for IIPR to acquire the land for $6.5m and fund…

US (CO): ACC to acquire Colorado Springs-based operation

American Cannabis Company has acquired the assets and operations of Medihemp and its wholly owned subsidiary SLAM Enterprises, and Medical Cannabis Caregivers, all doing business as Naturaleaf™, located in the metropolitan area of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A long-standing and reputable medical cannabis…

Little Green Pharma

Australian grower receives order from Demecan, sets to acquire land for expansion

Little Green Pharma Ltd (ASX: LGP, “LGP” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a firm purchase order from German pharmaceutical wholesaler Deutsche Medizinalcannabis Gmbh (“DEMECAN”) and has also entered into a binding Terms Sheet (“Agreement”) to acquire the freehold properties…

Surna

Surna and Anden partner up

Surna and Anden have partnered up to grow and enhance both companies’ abilities to deliver world-class dehumidification to the industry. Surna is a pioneer in the industry with a deep understanding of every aspect of cultivation facility design, not just the HVACD and systems in which they specialize, allowing them to lend…

Matica

CAN (ON): Grower forwards first shipment of cannabis to BC

Matica's subsidiary RoyalMax Biotechnology Canada has forwarded its first shipment of cannabis to Province of British Columbia. Alumina Equity FacilityThe Company has renewed the draw-down equity facility of up to $20,000,000, with Alumina Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm that has made…

New collaboration in research on non-coding DNA influencing gene expression

Annogen, the Amsterdam based biotech company behind the SuRE™ technology for the functional annotation of the non-coding part of the genome, and KeyGene, the Wageningen-based research company developing innovative technologies for crop improvement, are to collaborate in identifying non-coding DNA…

Blueberries Medical Corp.

Blueberries Medical enters Peruvian medical cannabis market

Blueberries Medical's wholly owned subsidiary Blueberries SAS will supply formulated cannabis oil to Futura Farms, a licensed distributor serving the Peruvian market. This is the Company's first agreement in Peru and the next step in Blueberries’ international growth strategy under way. As part of this…

US (CO): GrowGeneration acquires Char Coir

GrowGeneration has acquired Char Coir. Established in 2014, Char Coir is recognized as one of the best coco coirs on the market. Char Coir's portfolio of products are 100 percent biodegradable and compostable and a sustainable alternative to rockwool. Char Coir's line of coco products is projected to add…

GrowRay

US (CO): GrowRay Technologies receives new patent for Advanced Triangular Extrusion Lighting design

GrowRay Technologies has received a patent for its Triangular Extrusion Shade Reduction Bar, for horticulturists and cannabis cultivators to use in tandem with the GrowRay full-spectrum LED lights and light sensing Adaptive Controller in greenhouses and in all other growth applications. "When paired…

CAN (ON): TerrAscend and PharmHouse settle termination of offtake agreement

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved a settlement agreement between TerrAscend Canada and PharmHouse, with respect to an offtake agreement dated October 25, 2018.  Pursuant to the original Offtake Agreement, PharmHouse was required to sell to TerrAscend Canada, cannabis from 20% of its licensed dedicated…

US (CO): Moffat-based 40-acre of land purchased for year-round cannabis cultivation

Hero Technologies has purchase 40 acres of land in Moffat, Colorado. The company plans to use the land for year-round cannabis cultivation, both in greenhouses and outdoors. The company plans on closing on or before March 30th and close the deal with Summit Resources. The land is likely to be assigned…

CAN (AB): Sundial and SAF Group enter capital partnership

Sundial Growers and SAF Opportunities have entered into an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture through a new corporation, SunStream Bancorp. "The Joint Venture will leverage a strategic financial and operational partnership to generate asymmetrically enhanced risk-return opportunities in the cannabis…

US (CO): Crowely County-based 2.2 acres acquired to build cannabis greenhouse

Power REIT has acquired an additional 2.2 acre parcel in Crowley County, Colorado through a wholly owned subsidiary (“PropCo”). The Property is strategically located in a part of southern Colorado that offers a very favorable business setting and growing environment for efficient and sustainable…

Pideka

Export of MMJ from Colombia to Mexico completed

Colombia has completed the first commercial export of cannabis for medicinal use with THS to Mexico, after a negotiation made by the Pideka company. What is consolidated as a landmark transaction for medicinal cannabis between the two countries may represent a market of around US $ 20,000 million in the…

Aphria receives regulatory approvals to complete transaction with Tilray

Aphria and Tilray have received the required regulatory approvals necessary to complete the proposed business combination between the two companies (the “Transaction”); Irwin D. Simon, Aphria’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who will have these same roles with the Combined Company, commented, “We…

CO2 GRO presents update on Canada’s trade commissioner Ag-Tech program in Mexico

Toronto based CO2 GRO provides an update on the three-month Mexico Ag Tech Program that Grow was selected to participate in announced on January 7, 2021. The first half of the…

US (CA): Cannabis nursery gets green light in South Morro Hills

The Oceanside City Council recently approved the operation of a cannabis cultivation and nursery facility in the South Morro Hills area. At its March 10 meeting, Council approved two conditional use permits (CUPs) and a waiver of location requirements to allow Zenleaf, LLC to run a mixed-light cannabis…

Bloomberg

Vertical farms turn to makeup and cannabis

Supercharged by the need to secure local supplies of fresh vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic, some vertical farms are now branching out into other high-margin areas, such as medical cannabis, health supplements and cosmetics. South Korean start-up Farm 8 Co is among a proliferation of indoor urban…

US (CO): Colorado genetics specialist acquired by hemp grower

Santa Fe Farms has acquired High Grade Hemp Seed.  Founded by seasoned investor Steven Gluckstern, Santa Fe Farms recognizes the critical importance of genetics to successful hemp farming and production, and High Grade fills that role. For High Grade, joining Santa Fe Farms provides a strong foundation in…

Khiron

Live cannabis clones successfully exported from Colombia to Europe for the first time

Khiron Life Sciences has successfully exported its registered Colombian cannabis strains, in the form of live clones, to Europe. This represents the first shipment of medical cannabis live plant material to Europe from Colombia and is expected to accelerate access to European.   Through its EU-GMP certified supply…

Organigram

CAN (NB): British American Tobacco buys stake in Organigram

Organigram Holdings has announced a C$221 million strategic investment from a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAT. The BAT subsidiary has subscribed for approximately 58.3 million common shares of Organigram, which represents a 19.9% equity interest on a post-transaction basis for total proceeds of…

Zenabis

CAN (BC): Zenabis closes sale of Bevo Farms

Zenabis has closed the previously announced sale of Bevo Farms. As announced on December 31, 2020, the agreement provided for the sale of all of the shares in Bevo to Langley, as well as the provision of funding for certain liabilities of Zenabis, the retention by Langley of certain existing debt of…

US (CO): Akerna to acquire Viridian Science

Akerna has signed an agreement to acquire Viridian Sciences.     The all-stock deal is accretive to revenue and earnings and is expected to contribute positive cash flow. As a result of the acquisition, Viridian's 30+ clients will gain access to Akerna's Compliance Gateway, feature-rich reporting, and the recently launched MJ…

US (TX): Puration and PAOG expand cannabis partnership

Puration and PAOG Group continue to work together on developing a variety of cannabis centric applications through a partnership that initiated when PAOG acquired Puration's cannabis cultivation business last year.  "Operationally, Puration and PAOG are working together on Puration's Farmersville Brands project,"…

Mariwell

CAN (ON): Wheatley-based grower to commence second cannabis cultivation season

Mariwell had broken ground for its second year of cultivation. This season will see the recreational and medical grower expand on its early success, applying innovative and sustainable organic growing practices to highly sought-after cultivars. With deep-rooted passion, agricultural expertise and a…

AU: Neurotech and CannaPacific enter cultivation partnership

Neurotech has announced  a strategic cultivation partnership with CannaPacific to grow and maintain genetic stock and assist in the development of elite varietal strains developed by NTI and Dolce Cann through their exclusive licensing agreement. Following successful outcome of the Phase I/II clinical trials…

Segra

CAN (BC): Agreement to distribute data-backed cultivars across Canada and international markets

Segra International and Allele Genetics have entered into an exclusive agreement to distribute Allele’s collection of data-backed “Proven Winner” cannabis cultivars within the Canadian market and other legal international markets. "Allele’s Proven Winners have been grown at both commercial scale and for…

US (SC): The Hemp Mine enters genetics distribution agreement with a hemp young plant supplier

The Hemp Mine is entering into a Genetics Distribution Agreement with Fort Collins, CO based Alterra, a prominent Hemp Young Plant supplier. The Hemp Mine’s line of trusted and trialed genetics will be the exclusive vegetative hemp material offered by Alterra for 2021. “Alterra is excited to announce…

New activities, new members for Dutch cannabis knowledge center

The Legal Cannabis Coalition (LCC) in the Netherlands has four new members. These are Delphy, the Viscon Group, the VEK Advisory Group, and Thar Process. LCC is the Netherlands' knowledge center for the development of legal cannabis. There aren't only more members. From now on, Darryn Bruce will assist…

US (CA): Company launches sustainable "green" energy production with a goal of achieving Net Zero Energy status (NZE)

Kolas Energy is optimizing the efficiency of the entire cannabis value chain from cultivation through retail by integrating energy infrastructure and new technology. "As one of the nation's fastest-growing industries, it's important that we develop an innovative and sustainable means of cultivation,"…

US (AZ): Indoor grower doubles cultivation capacity

Sonoran Flower, has expanded its cultivation facility to double its current capacity. "With the additional indoor space we are expected to increase our capacity for indoor craft flower," Sonoran Flower team explains. "This expansion also will give Sonoran Flower the space for light deprivation…

CO: Grower receives approval for the cultivation of proprietary cannabis varieties

Allied Corp' subsidiary Allied Colombia SAS has received approval from the Colombian Institute of Agriculture (“ICA”) for the cultivation of its proprietary psychoactive cannabis strains.   This achievement comes as a follow up to May 05, 2020 press release that announced the approval from ICA to conduct the seed…

Arie Alblas strengthens the team of Royal Brinkman in Canada

As of March, Arie Alblas (48) is the new local representative in the region of Ontario, Canada. In this role, he is responsible for advising and helping customers in that region. Now more than ever, when customers need to rely on stable and optimal service, his local presence will be an asset. In close…

Tilray receives approval to commercialize medical cannabis products in New Zealand

Tilray has received the necessary approvals from New Zealand's Ministry of Health and the Medicinal Cannabis Agency to launch Tilray medical cannabis products across the country. Tilray is one of the leading providers of medical cannabis in Australia and New Zealand for commercial, compassionate access,…

Curaleaf enters European market through strategic acquisition

Curaleaf has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMMAC Life Sciences Limited, a vertically integrated independent cannabis company in Europe for base consideration of approximately US$286 million to be paid 85% in Curaleaf subordinate voting shares and 15% in cash. Contingent consideration of up to…

Canopy Growth laying off more staff and plans to close Danish facility, sources say

Canopy Growth Corp. is laying off 75 people in North America, and may cut dozens of additional positions in Denmark, as the Canadian cannabis producer completes a year-long cost-cutting review of its operations, a company spokesperson said.  The restructuring in Canopy’s home market took immediate effect,…

US (CA): Harborside completes $5M investment in CA grower

Harborside has completed a $5 million strategic investment in Loudpack through a 15%, secured convertible note due December, 2022. Loudpack is the premier California cannabis…


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