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IL: Acquisition completed of Hefer Valley-based farm operations

Isracann Biosciences has acquired a 50% interest in a joint venture called Cannation for a phased partnership of two near-term farm operations located in the Hefer Valley region of Israel. "Cannation has an offtake agreement with Focus Medical Herbs, a licensed medical cannabis producer in Israel, for a…

US (MA): Agrify to help in the fight against Coronavirus

Agrify is making its antimicrobial products, normally used to mitigate environmental threats to cannabis crops, available to the public as critically needed sanitization weapons in the fight against COVID-19. "Bluezone and Enozo are two antimicrobial products Agrify typically sells to cannabis…

US (WA): Canadian LP completes sale of Washington-based greenhouse

Rubicon Organics has sold its 40,000 sq. ft. hybrid greenhouse in Ferndale, Wash., for US$8.5 million to a group of real estate investors.  “The sale of the Washington greenhouse is an important step in focusing the company on our core strength of bringing certified organic cannabis to the Canadian market,”…

CAN (NB): Producer temporarily lays off 45% of its workforce

Organigram Holdings has temporarily laid off of approximately 45 per cent of its workforce primarily to help boost COVID-19 containment efforts representing approximately 400 employees. “These are unprecedented and trying times,” says Greg Engel, CEO, Organigram. “Our priority right now is to make sound…

CAN (BC): Acquisition of Vancouver Island-based cannabis facilities

Mota Ventures has acquired all of the outstanding share capital of 1244780 B.C. "The Acquisition was completed pursuant to a share exchange agreement, dated April 7, 2020, and entered into with an arms-length third-party," the team with the company explains. "The sole asset of the Target consists of a…

US (AZ): Arizona-based grower keeps operating to maintain MMJ supply chain

Copperstate Farms Management is answering increased product demand while prioritizing patient and employee safety at its dispensary and cultivation operations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. "As the top cannabis wholesaler in Arizona and home to one of the largest greenhouses in North…

US: Cannabis industry helping fight the Coronavirus

With nearly 339,000 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the U.S., and President Trump cautioning the nation to prepare for the “toughest week,” the pandemic is projected to peak within the next several days in hot spot cities, including New York, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. The cannabis industry…

CAN: Growing pains at Aurora

There's been nothing but bad news for Aurora Cannabis lately. The Canadian cannabis producer posted dismal fiscal 2020 Q2 results in February. Its longtime CEO stepped down. Aurora laid off staff. Its stock is down more than 60% year to date. And now the picture for Aurora just got bleaker. One of the biggest problems for the…

CO: Grower adjusts operations to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts

PharmaCielo has made adjustments to its operations in the Rionegro complex. "The new measures are in support of President Duque and the Colombian government’s proactive COVID-19 mitigation efforts, and to protect the health and safety of PharmaCielo’s staff and the community," the team with the company…

CAN (BC): Richmond-based cultivation facility releases first harvest

Emerald Health Therapeutics has announced that the first shipment of its own unique version of the cannabis strain, Chemdog, from its 100%-owned Richmond facility is now available through the BC Liquor Distribution Board’s online site and will become available in certain licensed cannabis retail stores…

CAN (BC): Grower completes agreement with micro cultivation partner

Delta 9 Cannabis has completed its final services milestone under an agreement with another Micro Cultivation partner, Oliver Acres Ltd., (operating as “Cypress Craft”). Cypress Craft is an arms length third party in which the Company has no ownership control or interest.  "As one of the Company’s micro cultivation…

US (CO): Collaboration on developing integrated compliance solutions

Simplifya and Akerna have entered into a collaboration to deliver integrated compliance and regulatory solutions to the cannabis industry through Leaf Data Systems. “We are…

US (NY): Cannabis company carries out measures because of COVID-19 pandemic

Acreage Holdings has announced a series of operational updates and strategic business decisions related to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other uncontrollable factors that have greatly shifted the cannabis landscape. "The moves are intended to enable the company to maintain its…

CAN (BC): Additional financing for Pure Sunfarms joint venture

Emerald Health Therapeutics' Pure Sunfarms (“PSF”) joint venture has finalized the expansion of its credit facility with its existing lender to $59 million, including accordion provisions of $22.5 million. The expanded credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) consists of a $7.5 million revolving operating…

CAN (BC): Rock Creek-based operation adds 2.6M sq. ft. outdoor grow area

SpeakEasy Cannabis has received an amendment to its licence from Health Canada for its 2.6 million square foot outdoor field. With the amendment, SpeakEasy expands its licenced cultivation area from 10,000 square feet to over 2.6 million square feet, an increase of over 250 times larger. Founder, Marc…

CAN (BC): 2.2M sq. ft. greenhouse moves towards licensing

AgraFlora Organics International's Propagation Services Canada (the “Delta Facility”) has completed additional steps in the process to obtain a license to cultivate cannabis…

US (OH): Company lays off 800 workers

The spread of COVID-19 across North America couldn’t have come at a worse time for Green Growth Brands.  The Ohio-based cannabis company is in the process of selling an 80 per cent…

Marcel Koolen, Codema;

"Food safety, automation and reliability are more critical than ever"

Since 2017, Marcel Koolen has been at the head of Codema as CEO. He took over from founder Maarten de Jager, who meticulously merged various horticultural specialists into the Netherlands' leading supplier of horticultural solutions. It is his task to realize the international ambitions and at the same…

US (MA): Two cannabis workers tested positive for Coronavirus

Two employees of a Massachusetts cannabis company have contracted the novel coronavirus, prompting other workers at the firm to criticize its safety measures during the continuing pandemic. State cannabis regulators said on Wednesday that they were “looking into” allegations that New England Treatment…

US (MA): Acquisition completed of a 199,000 sq. ft. property

Innovative Industrial Properties has closed on the acquisition of a property in Athol, Massachusetts, which comprises approximately 199,000 square feet of industrial space. "The purchase price for the Massachusetts property was approximately $26.8 million (excluding transaction costs)," the team with the…

CAN (ON): Supreme Cannabis completes shipment to Israel

The Supreme Cannabis Company has completed its first international cannabis shipment from Canada into Israel. "Supreme Cannabis partnered with Breath of Life International Israel’s largest and leading producer of medical cannabis and cannabis products, to offer Truverra-branded premium medical cannabis…

CAN (BC): Cannabis extraction agreement signed with 10-acre greenhouse

Nextleaf Labs has entered into a Cannabis Extraction Agreement with a well-known cannabis producer based in Ontario who operates a 10-acre greenhouse licensed for cannabis…

CAN (ON): James E. Wagner Cultivation to seek protection under Companies' Creditor Arrangement act

James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation has agreed with Trichome Financial to a consensual restructuring wherein JWC will seek an Initial Order approving an application for creditor protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA"). "The Restructuring was negotiated and recommended by…

US (FL): Florida MMJ facility opts for air-cooled chiller

Tecogen has announced an order for a Tecochill CH-50 air-cooled chiller to a medical cannabis cultivation facility in Florida. "The Tecochill 50-ton product, a self-contained, modular chiller designed to be located outdoors, is an excellent fit for smaller grow facilities pursuing the lower operating…

US (CO): License amendment for LED hemp cultivation research facility

​​Black Dog Grow Technologies has received a license amendment from the Colorado Department of Agriculture to begin cultivating 2018 Farm Bill compliant hemp flower. "This new facility will greatly enhance Black Dog Grow Technologies’ test grows to perfect growing technologies and techniques used with…

US (UT): First MMJ facility opens in North Logan

True North of Utah launched Cache Valley’s first medical cannabis pharmacy, Perfect Earth Modern Apothecary, on Wednesday, April 1 with a soft opening at their temporary North Logan location. Mike Standlee, CEO of True North Organics and Perfect Earth Modern Apothecary, said they will hold a larger grand…

CAN (ON): Health Canada grants license amendment for additional 10,000 sq.ft. production space

Indiva Limited has announced that Health Canada has approved its licence amendment, adding 10,000 square feet of production space. "The newly licensed space adds additional capacity for production of Bhang Chocolate, Wana Sour Gummies and other Powered by Indiva products," the team with the company…

US (MA): Freetown-based cannabis center completes first harvest

AmeriCann, a cannabis company that is developing state-of-the-art cultivation, processing and product manufacturing facilities, announced the first harvest at its new state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and processing facility. AmeriCann’s Joint Venture partner recently commenced operations at…

US: CBD Industry Association has named Graciela Moreno as Executive Director

The CBD Industry Association has named Graciela Moreno Executive Director. Graciela previously served as the Director of Member Engagement and is stepping into the position vacated by Heidi Sewell who has taken on Executive Director duties for the Cannabinoid Medicine Studies program. “Heidi has been…

US (AZ): Cannabis company announces restructuring

4Front Ventures has announced that as part of its focus on continually increasing operational excellence, reducing capital and operating expenses, and achieving positive cash flow in the second half of 2020, a number of changes have been put in place. The Company also announced strong business trends,…

CAN (BC): Cannabis operation increases cultivation and processing capacity

Experion Holdings' wholly-owned subsidiary Experion Biotechnologies has received approval from Health Canada amending its license to expand cultivation and processing capacity…

US (MA): Cannabis operations to produce hand sanitizers to support hospitals

As local hospitals run low on supplies, two local cannabis cultivation centers are stepping up to make hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 outbreak. Garden Remedies and Revolutionary Clinics, among several other businesses, received authorization from the state to produce hand sanitizer last week, and…

CAN (ON): Ag Energy Co-operative partners with Hensall Co-operative

Ag Energy Co-operative are partnering with Hensall Co-operative to offer natural gas and electricity to their members. Hensall Co-operative is the 8th largest non-financial…

also during COVID-outbreak, Biobest advisors help growers

“Personal advice is a standard”

Biological crop protection is a total package. In addition to the products, a large part of it is the service. With more than 30 years in the sector, Biobest is convinced that there really is more to it than just sales and delivery. “For us, custom advice, personalised for each customer, has become the standard,” says Martin…

CAN (ON): Greater Toronto Area-based facility receives license amendment

AgraFlora Organics International's wholly-owned subsidiary Sustainable Growth Strategic Capital (“SGSC”) has received Health Canada approval to commence extraction at its licensed facility pursuant to an amendment to its Standard Processing License.  SGSC also holds Standard Cultivation and Medical Sales Licenses…

NL: Signify expands Philips certified horticulture partner network in Quebec

Signify has signed a partnership agreement with Dubois Agrinovation, allowing Dubois to provide Philips GreenPower Lighting to growers in the eastern provinces of Canada. Dubois Agrinovation, located in St- Rémi, Quebec, has been providing a wide range of horticulture products and systems for large…

CAN (ON): TerrAscend to continue operating during Corona crisis, hires more staff

TerrAscend has provided an update on the current state of its business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Over the last two weeks, cannabis operations have been deemed essential in the jurisdictions in which TerrAscend is licensed, allowing the Company to remain fully operational and continue to serve…

US (CA): KushCo Holdings announces company's restructuring

KushCo Holdings has released a new strategic plan for achieving positive adjusted EBITDA, including recent changes to its leadership team and significant cost-cutting efforts to right-size the business. "After more than doubling sales in each of the last five years, we entered fiscal 2020 embarking on a…

US (AZ): Harvest Health and Verano Holdings terminate agreement

Harvest Health & Recreation and Verano Holdings have announced the mutual termination of the Business Combination Agreement dated April 22, 2019 (the "BCA"). "Prolonged obstacles in meeting requirements for state and local regulatory authorities needed to transfer ownership and operational licenses,…

US (CA): UCLA awarded $3.9M to research cannabis compounds

Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative…

CAN (ON): TGOD continues cost-reduction

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings has announced that, due to market conditions, it is adapting operations and aggressively reducing costs. Valleyfield Cost SavingsThe Company has postponed the start up of its Valleyfield facility in order to centralize cultivation operations at Ancaster.  The Ontario facility…

US (CO): Cannabis and hemp industries helping fight Coronavirus

A Republican senator said in a floor speech on Wednesday that the cannabis and hemp industries in Colorado are helping the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Sen. Cory…

CAN (ON): License producer announces restructuring, updates on operations

The Flowr Corporation has restructured approximately 25% of its workforce globally, which is expected to result in an annual reduction of headcount expenses in excess of approximately $6 million. "In an effort to tighten the timeline towards becoming cash flow positive in H2 2020, the Company has decided…

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Greenhouse building & assembling continues all over the world

Many companies have already felt the effects of the spread, the coronavirus, on their business. The rapid spread of the coronavirus around the world has led to increased travel restrictions from authorities. So what to do when, by the nature of your company, your employees are spread all over the world?…

CAN: Cannabis companies helping with providing medical gear

As hospitals across Canada scramble to find new protective gear for healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak, some are getting fresh shipments…

US (NV): Testing lab awarded R&D license

Digipath has received a Research and Development license to cultivate cannabis via an approval provided by Health Canada to the Company’s recently acquired VSSL Enterprises Ltd. VSSL’s management team, including Kyle Remenda and Dr. Philippe Henry have joined Digipath’s management team as CEO and Chief…

CAN (BC): Amid Corona crisis, grower reports increase in sales

“We are prioritizing our growth in US markets, deploying capital and building an operational team featuring great salespeople, under trying global times,” said Mr. Chris…

CAN (ON): Canada House Wellness closed second tranche of non-brokered financing

Canada House Wellness Group has closed the second tranche of its previously announced Non-Brokered financing of units of the Corporation. "Upon closing of the Second Tranche, the Corporation issued a total of 3,571,429 Units at a purchase price of $0.028 per Unit, to raise gross proceeds of $100,000,…

US (ME): Cannabis company sues state over residency requirement

Wellness Connection filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday against the Maine department that oversees cannabis policy, claiming that residency restrictions on owners of recreational cannabis businesses violate the U.S. Constitution. The Auburn-based company said the residency requirement is delaying its…

US (NV): Operations keep going in Nevada-based cultivation facility

Citation Growth Corp, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports that no interruptions to its business will occur at this time. Citation’s management team met with all staff to begin the week and the operations team put the following proactive measures into place immediately: All operations were thoroughly…

IL: Agreement for near-term cannabis farm production opportunity in Israel

Isracann Biosciences has entered into a joint venture agreement resulting in a phased partnership of two near-term farm operations located in the Sharon Plain region of Israel. "The Israel Medical Cannabis (IMC) compliant farm properties operates under preliminary cannabis nursery and cultivation…

CAN (BC): Pure Sunfarms receives approval for 65,000 sqft processing center

Emerald Health Therapeutics and Village Farms, announced that their Pure Sunfarms joint venture has received approval from Health Canada for the final components of its 65,000…

US (CO): Company secures $10M credit line

Charlotte’s Web Holdings has entered into a new Asset Backed Line of Credit with J.P. Morgan for $10 million with an accordion feature to extend the line to $20 million with a 3 year maturity. In addition, Charlotte’s Web has engaged J.P. Morgan for commercial banking services including merchant…

IL: Agreement to bolster supply of MMJ in Israel

IM Cannabis has announced that Focus Medical Herbs has signed a 12-month definitive supply agreement (the "Supply Agreement") with Intelicanna Ltd. ("Intelicanna")(INTL.TA) for a minimum of 500kg and up to 1,000kg of medical cannabis. Additional purchases may be made by Focus Medical under this agreement…

US: DEA says it is exempted from any liability if cannabis is damaged under new rules

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced a proposed rule to expand cannabis research last week—but it also made clear that it would be exempt from any liability if that cannabis is damaged while in its possession or transit. Under the proposal, which was formally published in the Federal…

US (FL): Approval process going forward to grow MMJ on tribal lands

MMJ Bio Pharma Cultivation has received notification that the DEA approval process is moving forward processing the company application to grow cannabis as a bulk manufacturer for cannabis research. "A notice was published today in the Federal Register," the team with the company explains. "MMJ is…

CAN (ON): Coronavirus doesn't stop Vivo Cannabis

VIVO Cannabis has announced that the Company, its production facilities and medical clinics are continuing to respond to COVID-19 with changes to internal business practices consistent with the guidelines of public health authorities. "As VIVO continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and…

US (CO): Acquisition completed of a property for construction of greenhouse

Power REIT has completed the acquisition of 5.2 acre property in southern Colorado for the construction of a greenhouse cultivation facility through a wholly owned subsidiary.…

How greenhouse automation can assist social distancing

Unless you've been living off the grid for the past month, you're probably aware that the effects of the Covid-19 virus have changed our world as we know it. More and more…

US (AZ): Harvest Health executes merger agreement, board changes

Harvest Health & Recreation has announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement of the previously announced acquisition of Interurban Capital Group, the resignation of Jason Vedadi from his role as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and planned updates to the Board. Definitive Merger…

US: Cresco Labs and FlowerOne continue operating as essential businesses

"Cresco Labs views the health and safety of its customers, patients and employees as its number one responsibility during this challenging time," the team with the company explains.  "The company will continue to operate all of its dispensaries during regularly scheduled hours, as permitted, to ensure that…

CAN (ON): Union pleads for cannabis grower recognition

A union is asking cannabis grower WeedMD of Mount Brydges to voluntarily agree to bargain for a contract covering concerns about “hours, scheduling, unjust terminations, abuse of power, and unsafe working conditions.” Cannabis growers are deemed part of the agriculture industry and therefore excluded…

US (NV): 1933 Industries continues its operation as 'essential business'

1933 Industries has provided an update regarding its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "On behalf of our proprietary Alternative Medicine Association (AMA) and Canna Hemp brands as well as our licensing partners, I would like to reiterate our ongoing commitment to quality and safety by joining our…

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Indoor growing platform wins 250K prize

Radicle Growth has awarded Scanit Technologies $250,000 as the winner of the Radicle Challenge by Corteva. Radicle teamed up with Corteva on this Challenge to identify a…

CAN: Canopy Growth closes Canadian retail locations due to Coronavirus

"Canopy Growth Corporation has been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and paying close attention to the guidance given by public health bodies around the globe," the team with the company explains. "Canopy Growth’s leadership team has made the decision to temporarily close all corporate-owned Tokyo Smoke…

CAN (ON): Cannabis firm to expand paid leave to ensure well-being of employees, customers, and communities

Ayr Strategies joined with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union in announcing measures to safeguard the health of its employees and customers amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Under the measures, Ayr employees will benefit from an expanded sick leave policy that allows for…

US (CA): Agreement to acquire Desert Hot Springs-based dispensary terminated

Nabis Holdings has terminated the agreement to acquire Desert’s Finest dispensary located in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. The acquisition was initially announced on June 12, 2019 with revised terms announced Oct. 1, 2019. Per the terms of the amended agreement, Nabis was to acquire 100% ownership of…

US (CO): Charlotte's Web achieves GRAS status

Charlotte’s Web Holdings has announced that an expert panel has unanimously concluded that Charlotte’s Web’s full spectrum hemp extract is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)…

CAN (ON): Grower completes first shipment to Ontario Cannabis Store

Muskoka Grown has successfully completed its first shipment to the Ontario Cannabis Store ("OCS"), marking its entrance into the Canadian cannabis market. "Today's shipment to the Ontario Cannabis Store marks a major milestone for Muskoka Grown and we're extremely proud of everything we've been able to…

IL: Cannabis products successfully imported to Israel

Ultra Health successfully exported low-THC, high-CBD cannabis medicine to Israel last week through its strategic partnership with Israeli pharmaceutical group Panaxia. "Ultra Health is one the first-ever commercial United States cannabis companies to export cannabis extracts to Israel," the team with the…

CAN (QC): Health Canada issues cultivation license for 24,500 sq. ft. cultivation facility

North Bud Farms' wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP, has received its standard cultivation licence from Health Canada for 24,500 sq. ft. of indoor cannabis cultivation space at its purpose-built cannabis production facility located on 135 acres of agricultural land in Low, Quebec. The receipt of this…

CAN (ON): Grimsby-based facility received cultivation license

Aleafia Health's wholly owned subsidiary, Aleafia Farms Inc., has secured a Health Canada Cultivation Licence for the Company’s Niagara Production Facility, located in Grimsby, Ont.  “This is an important and long-awaited breakthrough for Aleafia Health. We can now fully leverage our supply chain across three…

Plant Products hires new technical sales representative for the Midwest

Plant Products has hired Alan Cartwright as the technical sales representative for the Midwest region. Alan lives in Southeast Michigan, and is a graduate of Ferris State…

CAN (BC): Closing of Sanna Health acquisition

AgraFlora Organics International has closed the acquisition of Sanna Health originally announced on December 5 2019. Sanna is a Canadian cannabis company based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) which holds a standard cultivation standard processing and medical sales licences awarded under the Cannabis…

CAN (ON): Cannabis company files for bankruptcy

Eureka 93 has announced that the Board of Directors, after having reviewed strategic alternatives, resolved on February 14, 2020 to file a Notice of Intention to Make a Proposal (“NOI”) under Section 50.4(1) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, R.S.C 1985, c.B-3, as amended (BIA) for each of Eureka 93…

PB Tec opens new building

The Grand Opening of the new building took place at PB Tec on Saturday 7 March. Employees, customers, partners and family were present to celebrate the growth of PB tec. The opening of PB tec was celebrated with approximately 350 (international) guests. The evening was opened by the brothers Koen and Paul Brabander; Paul took the guests back in time: from 1987 to 2020. From the grinding of skis in an old gar…

US (CA): Fire breaks out at Oaksterdam University

An early morning fire Sunday damaged the downtown Oakland buildings housing famed cannabis college Oaksterdam University and the adjacent Patient ID Center, the school’s executive chancellor confirmed to Cannabis Now. No injuries were reported and responding firefighters extinguished the blaze before it could…

Colder outside air ingeniously mixed with greenhouse air

"As you can see, it looks quite 'space age' and industrial and that has its reasons", says Hans Weisbeek of Hinova in an item on Dutch regional television about the development of the Hinovator. The regional TV channel sees there are quite a few horticulture suppliers in the region, and that those…

US (CA): Ikänik Farms provides corporate update

"Despite its many challenges, 2019 was a foundational year for Ikänik – one in which we transformed from a little-known California-based cannabis company into a multi-national operator with pharmaceutical-grade production potential," Brian Baca, the CEO of the company, says. "During 2019, we determined…

US (CA): Grower expands through licensing and management deals

Kings Garden has announced upcoming licensing and management deals. "Co-Founded by Michael King and Charlie Kieley, Kings Garden’s focus on operational excellence and quality has helped log $45 million in revenue in 2019, up 50% from 2018," the team with the company explains. "The company expects to…

CAN: Zenabis layoff 10% of staff

Beleaguered cannabis producer Zenabis Global Inc. laid off about 40 people on Tuesday as the Vancouver-based company attempts to find a pathway toward profitability. The staff departures, roughly 10 per cent of the company’s workforce, were confirmed by a company spokesperson, who stated the job losses were mainly from Zenabis’…

US (KY): University of Kentucky to open cannabis research center with $4M in state funds

A bill establishing the Kentucky Center for Cannabis Research at the University of Kentucky to advance study of cannabis use for medical treatment received tentative approval…

CAN: Cannabis growers continue to operate growing facilities amid Coronavirus pandemic

As Canadian cannabis companies monitor developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, most major producers continue to operate their cultivation facilities. Spokespeople from Canopy…

GrowGeneration opens largest hydroponic store in the US

GrowGen has officially opened its 2nd Tulsa operation. The ribbon cutting, in order to signify that the store was officially opened for business, took place Saturday, March 7th at 10 a.m. at 5566 S Garnett Rd, Tulsa OK. 74146. This 40,000 square foot retail location will serve as the central division's…

AU: Grower obtains expanded MMJ license

Elixxer has announced that Little Green Pharma has been approved by the Office of Drug Control an expansion to LGP’s current Medicinal Cannabis Licence. This allows the cultivation and production of medicinal cannabis, and conduct ancillary activities, at its newly expanded cultivation facility and…

US (OK): Fast and effective way to start a cannabis business in Oklahoma

Micro Lab Farms has announced a new program to allow entrepreneurs to rapidly enter Oklahoma's fast-growing cannabis industry. The New York Times recently reported that entrepreneurs are flocking to Oklahoma to enter the cannabis industry. A combination of factors, including low taxes and licensing fees,…

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Delays in horticultural projects due to travel limitations

The suspension of all travel from Europe to the US will greatly affect the horticultural industry, especially since more and more travel limitations are expected or already in place. Suppliers and builders respond to the current situation and how to do business when you can't visit your project. The…

CAN (BC): Farmako submits application for EU-GMP certification

AgraFlora Organics International's wholly owned subsidiary Farmako GmbH has submitted its application documents to the respective regional authorities in Germany for the granting of EU Good Manufacturing Practice (“EU–GMP”) certification as well as a Manufacturing and Import Authorization (“MIA”) under…

US (ME): Future Farm's hemp seeds available for early season sales

Future Farm Technologies is now selling high quality, mature hemp seeds from its 2019 Maine crop. "With the acquisition of a high throughput seed sorter, Future Farm has ramped up production and packaging of seeds from our Cherry Wine cultivar," the team with the company explains. "The robust 2019 crop…

US (CA): Acquisition of a California-based cannabis cultivation facility

Innovative Industrial Properties has closed on the acquisition of a property in Wimauma, Florida, which comprises approximately 373,000 square feet of industrial and greenhouse space, from an affiliate of Parallel. Parallel is the corporate parent company to Surterra Wellness. "The purchase price for the…

US (IL): Company wants to bring craft grow facility to Carbondale

During its Tuesday meeting, the Carbondale City Council unanimously approved the sale of 800 E. Main St. to a company hoping to build a craft grow cannabis facility, and…

Codema appoints three new salespeople

On March 1, 2020, Codema welcomed two new Account managers and a new Commercial Representative APAC. Martijn Egberts is the new Account manager Software, Remco Meewisse is appointed as Account manager Water solutions and Amanda Liu is Commercial Representative APAC. Martijn Egberts is 34 years young and has…

US (CA): Definitive agreement to acquire genetic blockchain company

Agritek Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Full Spectrum Biosciences, a Colorado based company focused on blockchain and genetic mapping of cannabis strains and formulation of premium brands. "Agritek Holdings has positioned itself…

US (CA): Acquisition of a Humboldt County-based extraction company

Left Coast Ventures has closed an acquisition of cannabis extraction company Sisu Extracts (SISU). "SISU is based in Humboldt County and has successfully scaled its business…

AU: Grower completes capital raising

MMJ Group Holdings' private owned Canadian cannabis business, Weed Me has completed a CAD 2.5m capital raising. MMJ has been an investor in Weed Me since December 2017 which…

CAN (AB): Red Deer-based cultivation facility receives cannabis sales license

CanadaBis Capital's subsidiary 1998643 AB LTD. ("Stigma Grow") secured its licence from Health Canada to sell cannabis cultivated at its 66,000 square foot cultivation facility in Red Deer, Alberta. "By targeting organic growth opportunities alongside the right-fit partners, we remain focused on finding…

US (MO): 11,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility approved in Muskegon Township

A Missouri-based cannabis growing company has been approved to build cannabis cultivation facilities in Muskegon Township. The 11,000-square-foot industrial cannabis growing facility will be located at 3129 E. Laketon Ave. It will be owned and operated by Root Weaver, LLC, a Missouri company run by Linda…

US (WA): Cannabis industrial complex proposed for Georgetown

Georgetown may soon be home to a new cannabis industrial complex, complete with cannabis cultivation and research labs and a solar farm to help power it all. Charles Jenkins of Future Energy Solutions and representatives from King Green Industries met with the Georgetown Board of Selectmen Monday night…

US (NV): Lawsuit filed for alleged refusal of completing sale of business

CLS Holdings USA, operating as Cannabis Life Sciences, has filed a complaint against In Good Health, after it allegedly refused to complete the sale of its business to CLS. "The agreement to acquire IGH was originally announced in November 2018, but after IGH allegedly withheld financial documents,…

IL: Long-term partnership signed for supply 10 tons of MMJ products

InterCure's wholly owned subsidiary, Canndoc, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Super-Pharm. Under the term of the agreement, Super-Pharm commits to…

US (IL): Investement of up to $50M in Oglesby-based cultivation facility

Green Thumb Industries has closed on a transaction to sell its Oglesby, Illinois cultivation and processing facility to Innovative Industrial Properties. GTI will lease back…

CAN (ON): Eve & Co. receives EU-GMP certification

Eve & Co's wholly owned subsidiary Natural MedCo has received its European Union ‘Certificate of GMP Compliance of a Manufacturer’ from the Government of Upper Bavaria (Regierung von Oberbayern), Germany.  "EU GMP certification is one of the key and final regulatory steps for Natural MedCo to start fulfilling…

CAN (ON): Biome Grow to change initiatives due to current market dynamics

Biome Grow is announcing, in light of current market dynamics, changes to a number of its previously announced initiatives, strategic investments, and proposed relationships, including Red Sands Craft Cannabis, Weed VR, its business relationship with CBD Acres, its partnership with St. Francis Xavier…

US (CA): Agreement to acquire a Crescent Bay-based cultivation facility

Vibe Bioscience's wholly-owned subsidiary has entered into an acquisition agreement to acquire a 13,500 square foot cannabis cultivation facility in Crescent City, California. "Under the NGEV Purchase Agreement with security holders of NGEV, Vibe’s subsidiary acquire all issued and outstanding shares of…

Doug Barrow joins Bioworks as Biological Control Advisor

Doug Barrow has been named Biological Control Advisor at BioWorks. In his new position, Mr. Barrow will be increasing BioWorks ability to deliver personalized programs and support to customers in North America. Mr. Barrow has over 20 years of experience in the horticulture industry, with his most recent experience…

Jan van Nieuwenhuizen to leave Rabobank

Jan van Nieuwenhuizen will step down from the Managing Board of Rabobank this summer, ending a 35-year banking career. After working in the financial sector in the Netherlands, London and Frankfurt, he joined the Executive Board of Rabobank in March 2014 where he was responsible for the Dutch and…

US (AZ): Cannabis company to achieve carbon neutrality

Zoned Properties has announced its validation by the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative and One Carbon World as the first organization focused on the regulated cannabis industry to achieve carbon neutrality. Zoned Properties and One Carbon World"Zoned Properties has partnered with One Carbon…

CAN (BC): Canada's first micro-grower crop ready for retail

Shelter Craft Collective has announced that North 40 Cannabis (North 40) was made available to retailers in Saskatchewan today. "North 40 is Canada's first licensed micro-cultivator and processor," the team with the company explains. "Based in Saskatchewan, the small family run grow with over thirty…

US (MI): Langley-based bowling alley to be converted to grow cannabis

The former site of Lansing's Pro Bowl is under construction with big plans to grow, process and sell cannabis.  The company behind the operation, PG Manufacturing, already has licenses…

US (WI): Hemp company planning to add indoor grow

A company that operates a hemp farm plans to add an indoor growing operation at a redeveloped building in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood. Wisconsin Growing Co. wants to grow 20 to 30 plants within about 5,000 square feet it's leasing at 3728 N. Fratney St., said Sam Santana, who operates the company.…

US (CO): Grower reports harvest delivers 10% increase in yield

Charlotte's Web Holdings has completed the audit of its 2019 hemp harvest. The results of the 2019 harvest versus the 2018 are as follows: 245% increase in total dried biomass to 2.34 million lbs. 22% increase in CBD potency 10% increase in yield per acre Estimated 36 thousand kg CBD harvested, with a 33%…

CAN (BC): Grower successfully completes first harvest

SpeakEasy Cannabis Club it has successfully completed its first harvest.   First HarvestSpeakEasy received its licence in November 2019 and immediately began preparations necessary to achieve harvest as quickly as possible. "A large collection of unique genetic materials were brought on site prior to licensing and…

Canopy Growth lays off staff, write-down greenhouse projects

Over the last period, many of the biggest cannabis companies started carrying out the restructuring of businesses, putting projects on hold and laying off staff.  However, the bomb dropped today when Canopy Growth, the last giant of cannabis that didn’t announce any restructuring, revealed the layoff of 500…

US (NY): Night sky illuminated by purple glow in Wheatfield

The Wheatfield neighborhood near Nottingwood Drive is illuminated purple, on a daily basis according to neighbors and passers-by. “You look up in the sky and it looks like aliens are landing,” said resident Barbara Nesbit. The lights are coming from Wheatfield Gardens, a company that grows lettuce and…

US (PA): Strategic partnership signed with PA-based MMJ company

OG DNA Genetics has announced a licensing agreement with PurePenn. The agreement will grant PurePenn license to the DNA brand, access to its proprietary award-winning genetics…

CAN: Village Farms and Emerald Health settle dispute over Pure SunFarms joint-venture

Emerald Health Therapeutics and Village Farms have entered into a settlement agreement regarding disputes over the Pure SunFarms joint-venture. On completion of the Settlement the arbitration process involving the Parties will be discontinued. The net impact of the settlement on the ownership of Pure…

US (CA): First planting at new California-based cannabis campus

Gold Flora has started cultivating in its new, state-of-the-art cannabis campus in Desert Hot Springs, California. The grow encompasses over 35,000 sq ft and utilizes the latest in cultivation technology. "The company began construction on Gold Flora Farms over three years ago and recently complete Phase…

CAN (ON): 1.3M sq.ft. automated facility now fully licensed

Canopy Rivers has announced that PharmHouse, its 49%-owned joint venture in Leamington, Ontario, received a licence amendment from Health Canada allowing for cultivation across its entire greenhouse, which is now fully operational. PharmHouse plans to immediately ramp up production in accordance with its…

IL: Collaboration agreement to import, produce, market and export MMJ in Israel

Univo has announced an agreement with Canopy Growth for exclusive collaboration in Israel. "As part of the exclusive agreement in Israel, Univo will in the first stage import into Israel 470 kg of dry medical cannabis grown by Canopy, produce its products with Canopy’s raw materials – products that will…

CAN (ON): Water pipeline plans put on hold by cannabis company

A local cannabis company is putting on hold plans to build a water pipeline from the Grand River its outdoor grow operation in Brant County. 48North announced on social media…

CO: First company authorized to extracth high THC MMJ

Khiron Life Sciences has received manufacturing quotas from the Colombian Technical Quotas Group. These quotas authorize the Company to manufacture high-THC whole plant…

US (GA): SAFE tours MMJ facilities to ensure best practices for the State of Georgia

SAFE toured the east coast and Canadian medical cannabis facilities to research best practices. These facilities have been operating for at least a decade and have developed best practices for producing the highest quality medicine. The medical cannabis facility excursion, conducted in February 2020,…

CAN (BC): Acquisition of curated portfolio of Elite Live-Plant cannabis genetics

One of AgraFlora Organics International's subsidiaries Propagation Services Canada (“PSC”) has entered into an agreement to acquire a curated portfolio of elite live-plant cannabis genetics that will accelerate the Company’s plans in the Canadian cannabis market.  "The Live-Plant Genetics will be acquired…

US: MedMen wants to focus on retail only

The popular, yet troubled, cannabis dispensary chain wants to get out of the business of growing and producing cannabis so it can focus on its retail stores. "While vertical integration has been a big focus for the industry, our growing belief is that cannabis is evolving like every other consumer…

CannNext and James E. Wagner Cultivation partner up in European opportunities

CannNext, located in the Netherlands, and James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC), located in Canada, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, through which CannNext will support JWC in the marketing in Europe of their patented GrowthSTORM system, and JWC will assist CannNext with its tender to the…

US (NV): Grower initiates voluntary recall of cannabis flower

Deep Roots Harvest has initiated a voluntary recall of three lots of flower in response to a Nevada Department of Taxation Safety Notice Advisory 2020-05 issued on Feb. 21,…

US (CA): Announcement of Certified Feminized Seal

LeafWorks has launched the LeafWorks Certified Feminized Seal. "The LeafWorks Certified Feminized Seal certifies that cannabis/hemp seeds are female, the desired gender for cultivation," the team with the company explains. "This provides the cultivator the opportunity to use the seal on their packaging,…

CAN: Tilray taken to court after it ends deal for Alberta cannabis retailer

A legal fight has emerged after Tilray Inc.’s deal to buy 420 Investments Ltd. for $110 million was terminated last week, with the Alberta-based retailer suing the Canadian cannabis producer for breach of contract and accusing it of dragging its feet on the deal following a “change of heart”, according…


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