Medicinal production


Australia: The Hydroponics Company granted cannabis research licence

The Hydroponics Company is one of the first ASX-listed cannabis companies to have secured a medicinal cannabis research licence.The license was granted to THC’s wholly owned subsidiary Canndeo Ltd by the Office of Drug Control.The research licence will allow Canndeo to build its exclusive Plant Breeders.....

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.....
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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.....

Uruguay legalizes over-the-counter cannabis sales

Uruguay is launching its legal, adult-use cannabis market. Sales, set to begin in pharmacies in the country, will make the small South American country the first in the world to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis.Legislation to legalize was first approved in 2013, and since then Uruguayans have been.....

US (WA): MCOA receives funding for 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse

Marijuana Company of America has contributed the first installment of capital to Bougainville Ventures in partial satisfaction of the joint venture agreement entered into earlier this year in Washington State.MCOA received $375,000 in its first round of financing. This investment will contribute to funding.....

US: Hawaii's MMJ industry not getting off the ground

Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries were allowed to open exactly one year ago today, but the industry has still not been able to get off the ground.Of the eight dispensary licensees, all but two have received state approval to begin growing cannabis, and at least three have marijuana ready to.....

US states say 'yes' to MMJ, federal govt says 'no'

In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry is facing a federal crackdown under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has compared.....

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.....

US: Billion-dollar fund manager targets cannabis

First Trust Portfolios filed an S-6 on May 30th with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a Medical Cannabis Portfolio Series - FT 6766 that is seeking above-average capital appreciation. The prospectus for the Unit Investment Trust has only been filed and not yet approved by the SEC.According to the.....

"Canadian weed producers will dominate the global marijuana market"

In marketing strategy, there’s a term called “first-mover advantage”. It’s when a few key players in a particular industry gain an advantage because they entered into the marketplace first. These companies are able to establish strong brand recognition, shore up the best sources of funding, and build a loyal.....

US: Ohio Department of Commerce updates MMJ Cultivator Q&A

The Ohio Department of Commerce has posted an updated Q&A for growers of medical marijuana. The Q&A covers topics such as cultivator rules, an Approved Pesticide List, as well as detailed Application Process Information.For more information:www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/cultivation

US (OH): Marijuana growers face June deadline

Dozens of major players in the medical marijuana industry are expected to apply by June 30 for 12 large-scale medical marijuana cultivator licenses offered in Ohio.PharmaCann, an Illinois-based company operating in multiple states, said it is currently negotiating terms for purchase options for parcels.....

Aphria teaming up with DFMMJ and Chestnut Hill Tree Farms

Aphria and Securecom Mobile have announced the successful first step of their previously announced US expansion strategy. Aphria, through a strategic investment into DFMMJ Investment, a special purpose private company, entered into an exclusive Management Agreement with Chestnut Hill Tree Farm. DFMMJ intends.....

Vanuatu police hand out gardening tools to dissuade marijuana farming

In order to persuade locals away from growing marijuana Police in the Pacific island state of Vanuatu have given away free gardening tools in hopes that they will grow vegetables instead. Authorities on the island of Tanna are encouraging youths to grow vegetables instead of drug crops, Radio New Zealand.....

CAN (ON): Cronos breaks ground on 286,000 sq. ft. MMJ facility

Cronos Group announces that the company's wholly-owned licensed producer, the Peace Naturals Project, breaks ground on a 315,000 sq. ft. expansion. The expansion includes a state-of-the-art 286,000 sq. ft. production facility, a 28,000 sq. ft. greenhouse, and an additional 1,200 sq. ft. extraction.....

CAN (BC): Tantalus Labs receives ACMPR cultivation licence

B.C.-based medical cannabis producer, Tantalus Labs, has received its licence to cultivate medical marijuana, issued by Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The acquisition of this licence marks a significant landmark for the company. They will begin.....