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US (MD): University of Maryland cancels MMJ training

Citing legal concerns, the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy has canceled plans to offer training for those who work in the medical marijuana industry,After consulting with the Maryland attorney general’s office, the university asked pharmacy school officials to cancel the classes, a university.....

US (NV): First plants are in at Marapharm's Las Vegas facility

Marapharm Ventures Inc. “Marapharm” is growing plants at its facility in Las Vegas. The seeds have “popped” and photos are available at www.marapharm.com.“The plants become ‘moms’ and cuttings are taken which become production plants. There are several thousand resultant cuttings from a mom over the lifetime.....

US (CA): Smart Cannabis sells greenhouse system to cultivator

Smart Cannabis announced the sale of another greenhouse system with automation accessories to a Northern California cannabis cultivation company.President John Taylor stated, “It is a good feeling to be part of a company that keeps chalking up wins and profitable revenues. Smart Cannabis Corp began producing.....

"26 percent of Canadians consume cannabis"

Nearly 11.5 million Canadians, or 39 percent of adult-age Canadians have admitted they will be cannabis consumers if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s legalization plans for 2018 come to bloom, and as a country, 57 percent of Canadians are supportive of the Prime Minister’s plan for changing the cannabis laws......

Solution on the horizon for marijuana business banking issues

According to MJBizDaily, a Colorado-based credit union believes it may have the solution to marijuana businesses’ banking issues, one that it hopes will be available in six states by the end of this year and about 20 by the end of 2018. Sundie Seefried – the CEO of Partner Colorado Credit Union and architect.....

US: Nanoparticle cannabinoid drones to target lung cancer

Cannabis Science, Inc., a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, announces the publication of initial research results on using nanoparticle drones to target lung cancer with radiosensitizers and cannabinoids in the world-renowned cancer research journal Frontiers in.....

US: Texas issues first medical marijuana license

Texas has issued its first medical marijuana license, and two more companies are expected to be awarded licenses soon.Cansortium Texas, which is a part of Florida-based Cansortium Holdings, received a license Friday, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The company will be allowed to grow, process and.....

CAN (ON): Tweed Farms to expand three-fold , acquires Garden City Growers

Tweed Farms, wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation and operator of the largest known licensed cannabis production facility in the world, has finalized the purchase of a parcel of land adjacent to its current facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON including the operational 458,000 sq. ft......

Canada: Supreme completes first sales with Aurora Cannabis

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announces its wholly owned subsidiary, 7ACRES, has completed its first sale of dried cannabis to Aurora Cannabis. Aurora will sell cannabis procured from 7ACRES to its medical cannabis patients with a producer’s mark specifying the cannabis as "SunGrown by 7ACRES."Since it commenced.....

US (MI): Medical marijuana shops get temporary reprieve

Existing medical marijuana dispensaries will get a reprieve from being immediately shuttered, but they could harm their chance for a license from the state if they continue to operate past Dec. 15, the state Department of Licensing and Regulation said.At a meeting, Andrew Brisbo, director of the state's.....

Cannabis Science participates in U.S.-Africa Policy Forum

Cannabis Science announces that its senior executives will participate in the Constituency for Africa's (CFA) 2017 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. The Series will be held September 18th-22nd in Washington, DC.For over 26 years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading, non-partisan.....

US: Medical marijuana plants have started to grow in Maryland

The first legal crop of marijuana has started to grow in Maryland. And industry officials say products should be available in medical marijuana dispensaries by 2018.The Washington Post reported Saturday that at least two licensed cultivators have marijuana plants growing. They are ForwardGro in Anne Arundel.....

September 26, Lancaster

US (PA): Griffin to host cannabis growers’ workshop in September

Griffin will host an educational workshop for medicinal marijuana growers on September 26 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. The half-day program will include three seminars, presented by members of Griffin’s GGSPro technical services team.“The workshop includes something for.....

US (MA): AmeriCann secures $10,000,000 equity financing commitment

AmeriCann has secured an equity investment commitment of $10,000,000 from Mountain States Capital.The majority of the investment from MSC will be utilized to develop the first phase of AmeriCann’s flagship project, the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center. This state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and.....

Canada’s premiers discuss delaying MJ legalization

It’s time to take a deep breath and put pot on the back burner for an extra year, says Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister.He’s trying to persuade his provincial and territorial counterparts at their annual conference to ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to delay the legalization of cannabis for 12 months to.....
August 1, Hollywood

US (CA): Demystifying and disrupting the status quo in cannabis

MedMen Co-founder and CEO Adam Bierman will be a lecturer at the business and culture conference WORLDZ in Hollywood on Aug. 1, where he will share his experience on disrupting the status quo and unlocking huge potentials in the booming, multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.Mr. Bierman is a voice for.....

US: Puration acquires 25-greenhouse grow operation

Puration has announced the acquisition of a 25-greenhouse grow operation. PURA operates a U.S. Patented Cannabis Extraction process and sells its extracts for infusion into a variety of consumer products to include beverages, foods, nutritional supplements and cosmetics. The grow operation will provide PURA.....

US (CO): Grower optimizes cannabis operation for hot climate

The Spot is one of Southern Colorado’s earliest recreational cultivation facilities. Their boutique-style facility houses 430 plants under 20,000 sq ft of roof, and emphasizes utmost importance on quality. VP and Chief Operating Officer, Dave Munn proclaims, “We’ve been doing this since recreational was.....

Canadian firm invests in African MMJ cultivation

LGC Capital has entered into a strategic alliance with AfriAg to create a new 50/50 Joint Venture to grow and distribute medical and recreational cannabis products in the southern African region for export to regulated and certified end users around the world.AfriAg has extensive experience with managing.....

US (CA): Do's and don'ts of cannabis and crop protection

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) regulates the sale and use of pesticides in California, including use on cannabis. The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2016 and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act further require DPR to provide guidelines for the use of pesticides in the cultivation of.....

Aphria's EBITDA increases 181% in the quarter, exceeding $2.8 million

Aphria reported its results, for the fourth quarter and year ended May 31, 2017. All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars.“We capped off another exceptional year at Aphria, with increased earnings and lowered all-in production cash costs that provides us with a considerable competitive advantage,” said.....

CAN (BC): Nicolas Elbaze joins Sublime team

Nicolas Elbaze has joined the MYM/Sublime team as the Quality Assurance Manager for the Sublime Project. Mr. Elbaze has trained and managed several quality assurance personnel in the cannabis industry and brings a wealth of expertise regarding the procedures and quality management systems that Health Canada.....