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Cultivating consistent quality in cannabis

Cannabis is one of the North America’s newest and most promising industries. It is now medically legal in 29 states and recreationally legal in 8 states, with even more allowing CBD for certain medical conditions. A recent poll also shows that close to 60% of American support legalized cannabis and Canada is.....

US (FL): John Morgan ‘prepared to invest $100M’ in medical marijuana

John Morgan spent nearly $7 million pushing two statewide ballot initiatives to expand medical marijuana throughout the state of Florida.But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what the wealthy Orlando attorney and possible gubernatorial candidate says he’s prepared to invest in the industry now that.....

permits approved

NE: Marapharm construction will be underway immediately

Marapharm Las Vegas announced on May 23, 2017 that 2 modular buildings were on site with occupancy permits and that this temporary measure was done to meet state requirements for recreational marijuana licensing.The modular buildings will also be used to facilitate the start of genetics that will be used in.....

How to control cannabis odor with fog systems

Cannabis plants have a strong odor when they are at the flowering stage of growth. Therefore, there are strict odor control regulations on greenhouses that grow legalized marijuana.One way to control the smell is through charcoal filters, but these are very costly and result in a lot of maintenance to the.....

US (CA): Adelanto wants to become 'Silicon Valley of medical marijuana'

As California moves toward issuing permits for large-scale medical marijuana cultivation next year, a number of struggling desert cities, such as Adelanto and Desert Hot Springs, have sought to establish themselves as destinations for growers.Just by approving ordinances allowing industrial cultivation.....

Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld:

"There is still a bit of a Wild West mentality in the cannabis industry"

After two decades in the pharmaceutical industry, Vic Neufeld entered the cannabis space in 2014 as the CEO of the low-cost, large-scale cannabis producer Aphria. Civilized has published an interview with him.What makes your company different from others in the cannabis space?There are three components that.....

US: Utah GOP rejects medical marijuana resolution

Delegates to the Utah Republican Party state convention rejected a resolution in support of medical marijuana.In a 70% to 29% vote on Saturday, the party delegates voted down the resolution in support of cannabis to treat a number of medical conditions. It came after a vigorous debate on the convention floor.....

US: West Virginia in early stages of MMJ planning

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is “in the preliminary stage” of developing a plan for implementation of West Virginia’s medical marijuana law, according to state officials, and has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information.Only one agency.....

US (WA): Commissioners explore marijuana greenhouse option

Outdoor cannabis farming in Chelan County could hinge on whether state law will permit commercial production in filtered greenhouses. The Wenatchee World reports these types of operations would produce a single crop per year. They are less expensive to build and operate because they are unheated and not.....

US (FL): Health officials look to halt smokable MMJ

The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted.Quincy-based Trulieve started selling “Entourage,” a whole flower product meant to be used in.....

US: First MMJ crop harvested in Hawaii

Aloha Green Holdings is the first medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii to harvest its first crop.The Oahu-based dispensary said on Tuesday that it has successfully harvested its initial crop from its first enclosed indoor production center.Aloha Green and Maui Wellness Group, dba Maui Grown Therapies, were.....

US (FL): Knox Medical looking to expand

Knox Medical, which is building a medical-marijuana dispensary in Orlando and grows products at a Winter Garden nursery, plans to open a dispensary in Gainesville.Located about a mile from University of Florida’s campus, the Gainesville site is sandwiched between stores for Kohl’s and Goodwill.Knox said its.....

Ed Rosenthal explains fertigation

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures released the second installment of their blog series with the 'Guru of Ganja' Ed Rosenthal. In his article “Fertigation” Rosenthal breaks down the basics of fertigation and how the technique can help growing operations produce lusher, healthier crops.The article can be read on.....

US: Delaware Senate blocks medical marijuana expansion

Concerns from a special interest group and a state agency torpedoed a bill that would expand access to Delaware’s medical marijuana program.The measure would have allowed sufferers of post traumatic stress disorder to forego the current requirement to get a psychiatrist’s recommendation for a medical.....

Aphria launches US expansion strategy

Aphria announces the launch of its US expansion strategy through a strategic lead investment in an entity to be renamed Liberty Health Sciences that will operate in the United States under the brand “Aphria USA”. While the initial investment relates to the State of Florida, the intention of the US expansion.....

Israel: Hebrew University launches MMJ research center

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has announced the launch of a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research. The new Center will serve as one of the world’s leading institutes for conducting and coordinating research on cannabinoids, endocannabinoids and medical Cannabis. In addition, it will promote.....

US (WV): Senate passes MMJ bill to House

The West Virginia Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would permit marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes in West Virginia.Senate Bill 386, sponsored by Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, would create the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Commission, a group of lawyers, medical professionals, members of the.....

BuzzFeed investor leads $3M funding for marijuana tech firm

The B2B cannabis e-commerce platform LeafLink has closed a $3 Million seed round led by New York's Lerer Hippeau Ventures, a tech-focused venture fund with early investments in companies such as Oscar Health, Casper, Warby Parker, Venmo, and Buzzfeed. Additional participants include strategic investors from.....

US (WA): Marijuana Company of America in joint venture with Bougainville

Marijuana Company of America has finalized the joint venture agreement with Bougainville Ventures in Washington State.MCOA will invest $1 million in cash in a newly formed entity. Bougainville Ventures, Inc. will contribute its expertise in the construction and management of a 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse.....

US (CA): Reporters find pesticides in MMJ

After an NBC4 I-Team investigation revealed that some of California's medical marijuana supply was contaminated with potentially toxic pesticides, several local dispensaries have pulled pot products off their shelves. And, the California agency responsible for overseeing medical cannabis is promising that.....

US: California MMJ company CBI ramps up production

Cannabis Science has substantially increased its production for its self-medicating patient product line distributed through cannabis dispensaries in California. CBIS moves to meet the outstanding influx of self-medicating patient requests as it highlights Moonlight Cannabis as its Newest Spotlight.....

US (FL): Senate looks to add medical marijuana licenses

With the bill sponsor saying it "faithfully" carries out a constitutional amendment that voters passed in November, a Senate committee Monday approved a bill that would revamp Florida's medical-marijuana laws."It fully realizes the intent of the voters in passing that amendment," bill sponsor Rob Bradley,.....

US (CA): Cannabis forum a hit with Silicon Valley investors

Late in the afternoon with the conference panels wrapped up for the day, a couple of hundred attendees gathered in the garden area of the hotel for some networking. A very elegantly dressed, middle-aged woman scanned the crowd and noted. "So many suits," she said. "Not a tie dye shirt in sight."More than 300.....

Canada: ICC acquires 21,528 sq. ft. greenhouse for CBD production

ICC International Cannabis Corporation announced that as part of its strategic plan to become one of the world's largest and lowest cost producers of cannabidiol ("CBD") it has acquired 100 kilograms of "Helena" hemp seeds and has completed the acquisition of a new 21,528 sq. ft. greenhouse for its CBD.....

US (CA): Rubicon Organics receives permit for 80,000 sq. ft. greenhouse

Rubicon Organics announces that its application to the City of Greenfield for a municipal cultivation and manufacturing permit has been approved. The company plans to develop a high-tech greenhouse facility of approximately 80,000 square feet.Advanced climate-controlled Dutch greenhouses use 90% less energy.....

Biosecurity risks in the garden

Biosecurity is quickly becoming one of the most important topics in the cannabis industry. Testing standards are getting stricter and rates of tainted crops are sky rocketing, causing supply shortages and significant financial blows to cultivators all over the continent. Crops with mold or fungus can be.....

US (MD): John Hopkins University pulls out of MMJ study

Eighteen months after joining a study on using marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, Johns Hopkins University has pulled out without enrolling any veterans, the latest setback for the long-awaited research.The university said its goals were no longer aligned with those of the administrator of.....

US: Only 8 states still prohibit marijuana

The United States of America is comprised of 8 states and DC that have legalized adult-use and medical-use marijuana, another 20 states that have legalized medical-use marijuana, and another 14 that have legalized medical-use cannabidiol oil, leaving just eight states – Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas,.....

US (UT): Governor signs MMJ research bill

Utah's governor has signed off on a bill that allows research into the risks and benefits of medical marijuana.On Saturday, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert approved the legislation, after lawmakers shied away from passing a broad medical marijuana program during the recently completed session.The proposal from.....

Aphria strengthens US investment platform

Aphria, through its subsidiary Aphria (Arizona) Inc., has made an additional investment of $3 million in Copperstate Farms Investors. The investment will assist Investors in advancing its capital expenditure program related to extractions, lighting and power generation. This investment increases Aphria’s.....

Argentina approves cannabis oil for medicinal use

Argentina gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing cannabis oil for medicinal use and permitting the federal government to grow marijuana for research and therapeutic purposes.The measure will become law once it is signed by President Mauricio Macri, whose Cambiemos party sponsored.....

US: Illinois considers legalizing MJ for fiscal boost

Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational pot, arguing the move will help solve the state's notorious budget crisis.Two Illinois state lawmakers introduced legislation last week that would allow.....

CAN (ON): CannaRoyalty completes $5 million financing

CannaRoyalty announces that one of its investee companies Resolve Digital Health, a medical cannabis delivery system company that develops proprietary smart technology, has completed a $5 million Series A financing round led by Canadian TSX-listed company and ACMPR Licensed Producer, Aphria together with.....