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CAN (BC): Should Delta get a share of lucrative pot bucks?

Delta could become the marijuana growing capital of Canada but it’s not clear if it will get a fair share of the lucrative tax revenue to police what may be coming.Canadian municipalities are demanding a share of the pot revenue to help cover costs associated with legalization.In a letter from the Federation.....

Australia: Casey Houwelings, Peter Cummings contribute to MMJ project

PUF Ventures Australia has retained Casey Houweling and Peter Cummings as greenhouse consultants for the medical cannabis Northern River Project, a 1,200,000-square foot greenhouse being constructed in north eastern New South Wales. Houweling and Cummings will contribute to the design and construction of the.....

IBM wants British Columbia to track legal pot with blockchain tech

Canada is gearing up for the legalization of weed next year, and the provinces are scrambling to figure out how they're going to manage and sell all that bud. Tech giant IBM recently pitched one possible high-tech solution to the British Columbia government: the blockchain.Blockchain technology, which is.....

Jamaica: MMJ companies form alliance

Amidst increasing calls for policymakers to accelerate efforts to establish Jamaica's medicinal cannabis and hemp industry, the first three companies that were issued licences to operate have taken a bold step forward.Timeless Herbal Care, Epican, and Everything Oily Labs have forged an alliance which they.....

MedReleaf Australia receives cultivation license

MedReleaf's Australian joint venture partner, Indica Industries, has been granted a licence from the Australian Government Office of Drug Control for the cultivation and production of medical cannabis. The licence to undertake authorized cannabis activities commences on November 10, 2018 in order to allow.....

Vancouver firm eyes Uruguayan MMJ market

Vancouver-based ICC International Cannabis Corporation will begin producing and exporting medicinal cannabis in Uruguay next year as competitors at home prepare to make a big push into the recreational marijuana market.The company will change its name to ICCLabs before the end of the year or early next year,.....

US (CA): Cannabis growers could face taxes on destroyed crops

Local governments around the state of California are adopting taxes that require cannabis growers to pay fees even if they lose their crop in fires or other natural disasters, which some say is an unfair burden on an industry that is trying to come out of the shadows.Nevada City’s proposed medical cannabis.....

Aurora Cannabis plans to take over CanniMed

Aurora Cannabis has submitted a proposal to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of CanniMed. The proposal was delivered to the Board of Directors of CanniMed on November 13, 2017 and Aurora is seeking to pursue a mutually agreed upon combination with CanniMed. CanniMed has not yet engaged.....

Greece hopes to boost economy with MMJ

Investors in medical cannabis projects are focusing on Greece, where a warm, sunny climate and potentially favorable future legislation could help the government deliver on a promise to pull the country out of a seven-year economic crisis.Growers have expressed interest in pumping more than 1.5 billion euros.....

US (CA): Coachella City approves cannabis greenhouse facility

Coachella City Council has approved, by unanimous vote, a revised proposal for the construction of greenhouses within the Coachella cultivation zone. In light of this positive news from City Council, High Hampton anticipates a significant reduction in the Company's future CAPEX financial obligations for the.....

US (NV): Grower hits record-breaking THC & terpene profiles

Kynd Cannabis is one of Nevada’s premier cultivation and extraction companies, specializing in a range of premium cannabis-based products. Headed by Mark Pitchford (CEO), and Mike Rognier (Head Grower), Kynd Cannabis touts over 70 years of combined cultivation and production experience among their executive.....

Canada: Supreme commences production in new flowering rooms

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announced that 7ACRES has commenced production in the newly constructed flowering rooms recently approved by Health Canada. Over 3,000 plants of a specially selected phenotype of cannabis called "Wappa" were hand-transplanted into the first of three 10,000 sq. ft. flowering rooms......

US: New natural bactericide & fungicide for cannabis & hemp

Greenspire Global has created Procidic2, an agricultural bactericide and fungicide specifically developed for cannabis and hemp grown indoors or in open fields. “Procidic2’s ingredients allow crops to grow the healthy, natural way,” says Steve Knauss, President of Greenspire Global. “What sets Procidic2.....

Macedonian MMJ grower invests in LED

Heliospectra announces an order from Medical 420 a medicinal cannabis cultivation facility in Macedonia. The indoor controlled environment facility is investing in Heliospectra LED lighting solutions to improve quality, accelerate harvest cycles and increase yields. The order is valued at $117,000 USD.“We.....

US: FDA hints it may look into marijuana health claims

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims that marijuana has health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.“I see people who are developing products who are making claims that marijuana has antitumor effects in the setting of cancer,” FDA.....

CAN (QC): Hydropothecary appoints Nathalie Bourque to Board of Directors

Hydropothecary has appointed Nathalie Bourque to its Board of Directors. An expert in public affairs and communications for finance and capital markets, Ms. Bourque is currently a member of the boards of directors at Alimentation Couche-Tard, Héroux-Devtek and McGill University.During her career, Ms. Bourque.....

CAN (ON): Construction in full swing at 7ACRES

Dinafem Seeds, the genetics supplier of Ontario based cannabis producer Supreme, has recently made a nice video on the expansion at 7ACRES cannabis greenhouses in Tiverton. The Licensed Producer started its activities in 2016, when there were less than 20 people involved in the adventure of producing medical.....

CAN (QC): Hydropothecary wins job creation award

Hydropothecary has been awarded the Coup de Coeur Award at the inaugural Québec Employment Creators Award.The awards are given annually to honour major job creators in Quebec and its 17 administrative regions. The awards highlight exemplary efforts made by companies in job creation, as well as their.....

CAN (ON): Supreme to quadruple capacity at 7ACRES hybrid facility

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announces that 7ACRES has completed construction of three additional 10,000 sq. ft. flowering rooms at its Hybrid Facility, and applied to Health Canada for licensing. Subject to Health Canada approval, the additional flowering rooms will quadruple 7ACRES' flowering footprint from.....

Canada: Trudeau proposes tax on marijuana

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada is proposing to levy a federal excise tax on recreational marijuana once it becomes legal next July, with the provinces and territories receiving half the revenue.Under a federal proposal put to premiers during a first ministers meeting Tuesday, each gram of pot would.....

US (MI): Regulators will allow mega-growers of MMJ into the state

Michigan is opening up the medical marijuana business to big-time grow operations, according to an advisory released Thursday.When the Legislature passed medical marijuana bills last year, it created three classes of licenses for growers: Class A - up to 500 plants; Class B - up to 1,000 plants, and Class C.....

Israeli Agriculture Ministry accepts medical marijuana as farming sector

As proposed legislation to decriminalize recreational marijuana use awaits approval from the attorney-general, the Agriculture Ministry recently announced it is classifying medical-grade-cannabis growing as an official farming sector.The move thereby entitles between 15 and 20 marijuana farmers to government.....

Augmented reality comes to the cannabis industry

Future Farm Technologies has signed an exclusive license agreement with AR E1, LLC wherein the company has acquired the exclusive right to use ARE1’s patented technology in the cannabis industry. Future Farm and ARE1 will work together to merge augmented reality (AR) and ad-tech with the cannabis industry.....

A growing problem: Lightening the carbon footprint of cannabis farms

Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop.In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to a new market.But the venture comes with both a business and social overhead: high energy bills.....

US: The Grove Nevada adds new LED lights

Heliospectra announces a third order from The Grove Nevada. After standardizing on Heliospectra LED lighting solutions and technology in 2015, The Grove Nevada continues to achieve consistent medicinal cannabis crop results while expanding the cutting edge commercial cultivation facility. The order is valued.....

Aurora Cannabis acquires BC Northern Lights and Urban Cultivator

Aurora Cannabis has completed the acquisition of 100% of both BC Northern Lights Enterprises and Urban Cultivator, companies, respectively, in the production and sale of proprietary systems for the safe, efficient and high-yield indoor cultivation of cannabis, and in state-of-the-art indoor gardening.....

US (AK): Fairbanks campaigners want to keep cannabis legal

The Keep Cannabis Legal Fairbanks political action committee had raised $47,500 as of Sept. 7, according to the latest campaign finance reports, dwarfing the industry prohibition movement's fundraising.The Safe Neighborhoods Fairbanks committee raised $7,928.77.Voters in the city of Fairbanks and Fairbanks.....

December 2-3, Melbourne

Australia’s largest hemp & cannabis event heads to Melbourne

The Hemp, Health & Innovation Expo Melbourne 2017 is taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, next to the Yarra River in South Wharf.Held over 2 days, December 2nd and 3rd 2017, this event will have something for everyone. Come and look, feel, taste, and experience the excitement.....

US: Marapharm closes on second cannabis property in California

Marapharm has closed escrow and has title and possession of a second cannabis property located in Desert Hot Springs, California for a purchase price of $520,000 USD.The transaction was first announced in August, 2017 when Marapharm entered into an agreement to purchase 1.25 acres of industrial property.....

US: Earth Alive signs distribution agreement with cannabis company

Earth Alive Clean Technologies has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with American Cannabis Company, a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, for the commercialization of Dr. Marijane, the company’s cannabis.....

Canopy Growth expands into Denmark

Canopy Growth has established a binding strategic partnership in the emerging Danish market as part of its systematic expansion plan in Europe. Spectrum Denmark will be a joint venture between Canopy Growth and Danish Cannabis which will serve the needs of Danish medical cannabis patients with Spectrum's.....

Cannabis Science presents African Drug Development Initiative

Cannabis Science, a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, presented an update to its African Drug Development Initiative at the Constituency for Africa's (CFA) Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series in Washington, DC last week. Convened annually, the Ronald H. Brown.....

Canada: Preparing the statistical system for the legalization of cannabis

Canada’s economy, and society more generally, continue to grow and evolve. Statistics Canada strives to keep its programs up-to-date with changing trends and circumstances to ensure Canadians are well informed about current developments. This means Statistics Canada has to continuously innovate and invest in.....

Canada: British Columbia prepares for cannabis legalization

Government is inviting British Columbians to share their views about how the Province can keep young people, neighbourhoods and roads safe after Canada legalizes non-medical cannabis next year.“We want to hear from as many people as possible about how we can best protect our kids, keep our roads safe, and.....

Supreme expands leadership team

Supreme Pharmaceuticals has announced changes and additions to their senior leadership team as the company prepares for growth."Our business is driven by a commitment to quality. The quality of our products, the quality of our facility and most of all: the quality of our leadership team," said John Fowler,.....

US (OH): Two universities apply for MMJ laboratory testing

In response to the Request For Applications from Ohio’s public institutions of higher education that was announced on July 26, 2017, the Department of Commerce received two applications from interested institutions. Central State University and Hocking College both submitted applications to the Department.....

"Existing greenhouse growers taking big interest in the cannabis market"

An increasing number of growers in traditional horticultural markets are looking into the burgeoning cannabis industry and deciding whether or not they want to take part.20.7% of North American greenhouse growers stated they are either already planning on growing cannabis or plan to investigate growing it in.....

US (NV): Las Vegas MJ testing lab shut down

A Las Vegas marijuana testing laboratory has been suspended, state officials confirmed to the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week.The Department of Taxation suspended the license of G3 Labs LLC, at 3220 Procyon St., on Aug. 24, department spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein said.The Nevada Department of.....

US (PA): Legal challenges threaten medical marijuana program

Mounting legal challenges are threatening to bog down the rollout of the state’s medical marijuana program, leading to significant delays in treatment for patients as previously experienced in states such as Maryland and Florida, advocates fear.At least 140 unsuccessful medical marijuana permit applicants —.....

Canopy Growth announces strategic Spanish partnership

Canopy Growth Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary Spektrum Cannabis GmbH announce a supply license agreement with Alcaliber, a leading player in the international pharmaceutical industry based in Spain. Alcaliber specializes in research and development, breeding and cultivation, and the extraction,.....

US (CO): State, stakeholders discuss new marijuana research licenses

Cannabis's federally illegal status makes it difficult to conduct licensed clinical research on the plant and products made from it, hampering medical and commercial advancements in cultivation, extraction and ingestion. Colorado legislators, tired of waiting for the feds, passed a bill in May 2017 that.....

Fluence illuminates Las Vegas' new cannabis vertical farm

In the cannabis industry, there are a variety of products on the market: flower, oils, waxes and the increasingly popular infused edible products. With the rise in demand for infused products, a group out of Denver, Colorado set out to address the inconsistencies with THC and CBD dosage in edible products.....

Aurora begins supplying German medical cannabis market

Aurora Cannabis has received all the required permits to ship dried cannabis flower from Canada to Germany, enabling the Company to begin supplying the German medical cannabis market through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pedanios.Aurora is now in receipt of a Health Canada issued Export Permit, as well as.....

Canadian company to grow MMJ in Portugal

Tilray announced plans today to invest up to €20 million in a European Union Campus (EU Campus) after receiving licenses from the Government of Portugal to import cannabis genetics and to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes.“Tilray’s EU Campus is another strategic milestone as we aim to build the world’s.....

US (MI): Northern Michigan University to train undergrads for MJ industry

Northern Michigan University in Marquette is the first college to offer an undergraduate major in medicinal plant chemistry, starting this fall.“This area is just exploding. I mean, you see Washington, Colorado, Oregon, California with full legal recreational marijuana. You’ve got over half the states with.....

US (LA): LSU AgCenter finalizes medical marijuana contract

The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GB Sciences, Inc., to produce medical cannabis products for qualifying patients in Louisiana.GB Sciences, a cannabis company focused on biopharmaceutical development, has filed patent applications for.....

US: Sen. Tillis backs medical marijuana study bill

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is throwing his support behind a federal bill that gives some advocates of medical cannabis hope for the future.Last week, Tillis signed on as a co-sponsor to the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, a bipartisan bit of legislation introduced by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah in a.....

Dutch grower gets permission to grow medicinal cannabis

The regulated legal cultivation of medicinal cannabis is suitable for large-scale cultivation in (Westland) greenhouses, according to the Executive Board of the Westland municipality. There is only one important restriction: only with exemption from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and under strict.....

Canada: Supreme completes sale with Emerald Health Botanicals

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announces its wholly owned subsidiary, 7ACRES, has completed a sale of dried cannabis to Emerald Health Botanicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Health Therapeutics. Emerald is a Canadian Licensed Producer with a focus on advancing the science of medical cannabis through a.....

Peru moves closer to medical marijuana legalisation

Peru has taken its first steps towards the legalisation of medical marijuana after it approved a bill that would allow the production and importation of the plant for therapeutic purposes.The Congressional Committee on National Defense signed off on the legislation amid public outcry over a police raid on a.....

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US (CA): First pick at Future Farms cannabis cultivation facility

Future Farm Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has harvested the first cannabis crop from the previously announced Riverside County, CA cultivation facility and is currently drying, curing, trimming and packaging the flower in preparation for sale and distribution to medical patients in.....

US (CA): Vacant greenhouses snapped up in cannabis land boom

To weaken one mind-altering leaf crop 4,000 miles away, the feds inadvertently crushed California’s cut-flower crop, setting the stage for another mind-altering leaf crop to flourish decades later.A preferential trade agreement with four South American countries signed in 1991 — part of the War on Drugs — is.....

CAN (ON): Niagara College to offer cannabis production course

Responding to a need for skilled graduates who are knowledgeable in the complex regulations and requirements of an emerging industry, Niagara College will launch a Graduate Certificate program in Commercial Cannabis Production in 2018 – Canada’s first post-secondary credential in the production of commercial.....