Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Australia: Victorian minister finds MMJ inspiration in Canada and Israel

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is gaining insight from world leaders in medicinal cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution to help ensure the success of this new and emerging industry in Victoria.

Ms Pulford was in Canada to meet with a number of medicinal cannabis companies including some of Canada’s largest producers of medicinal cannabis, Aurora Enterprises, ABcannMedicinals and Canopy Growth Corporation.

Highlights included visiting the highly automated 800,000 square foot Aurora Sky facility now under construction at Edmonton International Airport, as well as the company’s 55,000 square foot production facility in Mountain View County, Alberta, which was Canada’s first purpose-built indoor medicinal cannabis growing facility. 



Ms Pulford will also travel to Israel to meet key industry leaders to discuss opportunities for collaboration to further develop Victoria’s medicinal cannabis industry.

She is set to meet with the Shizim Group, Israel’s largest privately owned biomed services group which provides companies with mentoring and consultation while helping them find relevant investors.

The Andrews Labor Government marked a milestone for Victoria’s medicinal cannabis industry in March this year with the granting of Australia’s first commercial medicinal cannabis licence to Melbourne based company, Cann Group, who Ms Pulford is also meeting in Canada.

“Across the world medicinal cannabis products are changing the lives of patients who suffer from a number of medical conditions and Victoria is well advanced in delivering medicinal cannabis to those who need it most”, said Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford.

“By building on our existing strengths – such as Victoria’s advanced manufacturing and bio and med-tech capabilities – we are well-placed to develop an industry that provides patients with safe, effective, life-changing medicines.”

“This is an opportunity to learn from Canadian and Israeli industry leaders on the challenges and opportunities in this developing market, the pathway for industry and the role that government can best play.”

Publication date: 7/17/2017

 


 

Other news in this sector:

6/25/2018 Spain: Freedom Leaf purchases 430,000 sq.ft. greenhouse
6/22/2018 CAN (BC): Valens GroWorks finalizes greenhouse expansion plans
6/21/2018 US (NV): Cannabis grower expands cultivation by 40%
6/21/2018 CAN (QC): First plants in at 250,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse
6/20/2018 CAN (QC): MYM cuts ribbon for 1.5 million sq.ft. MMJ facility
6/20/2018 "Our industry has been going broke"
6/19/2018 CAN (ON): Peter Quiring to build 1.4 million sq.ft. MJ greenhouse
6/15/2018 SoCal MJ industry plagued by tax and pesticide woes
6/13/2018 Inside Britain's biggest weed greenhouse
6/13/2018 Aurora Cannabis to acquire Anandia Laboratories
6/13/2018 CAN (ON): WeedMD secures licence for large-scale MJ greenhouse
6/12/2018 Canada: Deloitte expects cannabis sales to exceed $7 billion
6/7/2018 Canada prepares to make marijuana legal
6/6/2018 CAN (QC): MYM finalizes purchase of 329 acres of land in Weedon
6/6/2018 US (OH): Integrating LED to address impending MMJ demand
6/5/2018 Macedonia: MMJ grower expands cultivation under LED
6/1/2018 US (MA): Sale of orchard for MJ greenhouse on hold amid public outcry
5/31/2018 CAN (BC): Harvest One expands at Aldergrove site
5/30/2018 CAN (BC): Emerald Health commences production at Delta 3 site
5/30/2018 CAN (QC): MYM hires Casey Houweling for 1.5 million sq.ft. project