Innovations

Yara and Nel collaborate to produce carbon free hydrogen for fertilizer production

In an agreement signed today, Yara and Nel confirm their shared ambition of developing clean hydrogen which would allow Yara to realize low carbon footprint fertilizer production. The project is based on Nel’s development of new water electrolyzer technology that will be tested at Yara’s existing plant…

AU: Boosting Australia's MMJ industry

The Morrison Government will boost the nation's medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status (MPS) and ultimately driving…

New platform to provide actionable data, improve yields and prevent crop loss

urban-gro is launching the Soleil Sense and Soleil 360 Platform at NCIA’s 6th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in San Jose, California on July 23 and 24. Providing commercial growers the ability to access environmental growing data anywhere, Soleil Sense and the Soleil 360 Platform is designed…

Company raises $50M to develop cannabinoid extraction method

Demetrix, a biotechnology company focused on the production of cannabinoids, has secured $50 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Tuatara Capital with participation from existing investor Horizons Ventures. Horizons Ventures previously led Demetrix’s $11 million Series Seed round. "Over the…

US growing largest cannabis crop for research in 5 years

The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD. The government is the only source of pot for nearly all research in the U.S., while it still considers it illegal and dangerous. Scientists have asked…

US (CA): Partnership formed to ensure accountability and transparency in seed-to-sale tracking

Accela®, a provider of cloud-based solutions for government, has announced a partnership with KIND Financial. "The KIND seed-to-sale solution is a technologically advanced, true cloud-based platform, now being offered to Accela customers to streamline the complex process of tracking the cannabis supply…

A leaf-free future of cannabis production

In many ways, cannabis culture is a horti-culture. Those who cultivate the plant prize their “green fingers,” the regions that legalize its use are known as “green states,”…

Patent issused for commercial cloning system designed for hemp and cannabis industries

GrowLife announced that the Canadian patent regulatory authority issued the Company a patent on the design of its EZ-CLONE Pro Commercial Cloning System entitled “Aeroponics System with Rack and Tray” under patent number 2,985,009. The product was developed by GrowLife’s recently majority acquired…

Planting density and Fertilization evidently influence fiber yield of hemp

In a paper by the Huazhong Agricultural University, the factors that influence the fiber yield of hemp plants are explored. The abstract reads: "Hemp is one of the most…

How digital technology has transformed agriculture

Since the turn of the millennium, digital technology has completely transformed retail, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and pretty much every industry within the…

US (CO): Governor unveils online tool to track cannabis achievements

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) launched an online tool on Monday that will enable members of the public to keep track of what the state government is doing to attain its goals,…

Yield and Quality of essential oils in hemp varieties in different environments

The University of Udine, Italy, has released the results of a research on the yield and quality of hemp essential oils, and the effects on this of growing plants in different…

How are innovations driving the cannabis market growth?

The rapid legalization of cannabis across the states has set licensed producers in search of ways to grow more with less effort and better efficiency. Of course, this requires an updated technology that has made the growing of amazing quality in a consistent and controlled manner possible. So let’s take…

The Academy of Medical Cannabis lunched a medical cannabis evidence portal

A new, comprehensive and free to use evidence portal providing healthcare professionals with access to the latest peer-reviewed scientific research about medical cannabis has…

US (CO): Companies partner up to conduct trials on industrial hemp

Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company focused on soil health solutions, has partnered with Gray Farm Maple LLC, a progressive farming operation in Denmark, Maine to…

US (OR): Hemp research center to open at Oregon State University

Analytics firm Brightfield Group, which tracks the cannabis industry, expects the hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) market to grow from $618 million in 2018 to $22 billion by 2022. Because of the growing interest in hemp and its potential to become a major agricultural commodity, Oregon State University is…

US (PA): Three med schools selected for MMJ research programs

Three clinical research centers have been chosen to investigate the potential benefits and risks of using medical marijuana to treat health conditions. In Philadelphia, Drexel…

FR: MMJ group forms research partnership with UK biotech company

European medical cannabis company EMMAC announced on Monday a research partnership with UK biotechnology company Hyris Limited to develop a library of genetic profiles of existing cannabis varieties. Earlier this month, EMMAC bought French hemp-based and cannabis healthcare company GreenLeaf, as the…

Creating a physical and genetic map of Cannabis sativa

The Cannabis sativa plant is commonly used for a variety of medicinal, agricultural, industrial and recreational purposes around the world. Despite its widespread use, there remains little genetic information that provides supportive evidence on its medicinal, chemical and/or psychoactive properties. To…

NZ: Govt. to invest $ 2.5 million in a tech start-up working in the cannabis space

The Government will be investing $2.5 million in a tech start-up working in the cannabis space. The grant from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will be paid over five years to ag-tech firm BioLumic, which develops technology to aid in the agriculture of crops. "The result of the…

A software to find them all

Cannabiz Media has created a database software to do research and find information about operators throughout the cannabis and hemp supply chains in the US, Canada and now across the globe. “We aim to simplify business development for companies and individuals looking to expand within the cannabis and hemp industries,” says Ed…

US (RI): Rhode Island looking for tech to track MMJ

Rhode Island is hoping that blockchain technology can enhance the state’s efforts to track the medical marijuana industry and identify bad actors, according to a notice…

The science of industrial scale pharmaceutical cannabinoid production

With the very recent loosening of restrictions on cannabis research across the world, the pharmaceutical industry is playing catchup following decades prohibition. More than…

Leveraging chemotyping techniques for data-driven classification of cannabis

Cannabis chemotyping might seem, at first glance, to be a trendy new buzz phrase in the industry. Efforts, though, have been underway for decades to establish an objective classification system to distinguish angiosperm specimens of the family Cannabaceae based on their suite of chemical constituents.…

Uruguay and Argentina join the cannabis research conversation

South America is famous as a cannabis production region, and across the world, cannabis companies are flocking to the area to take advantage of the cheap production opportunities. Latin American governments seek greater recognition, not just for their growing season, but also for science and innovation.…


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