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Canadian marijuana producers go on hiring spree

Canadian marijuana companies are on a hiring spree, looking to fill an array of roles as they gear up for the legalization of recreational cannabis later this year.The workforce is booming, said Alison McMahon, who runs Cannabis At Work, a staffing agency focused on the burgeoning industry.Right now, she's.....

60,000 sq.ft. expansion planned

CAN (BC): Aphria acquires fellow MJ grower Broken Coast

Aphria has entered into a binding letter agreement to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Broken Coast, a cannabis producer located in British Columbia.The Transaction is expected to add incremental annual production of 10,500 kgs, a portion of which is market ready today, elevating.....

Village Farms

Video: How to ready over 1M sq.ft. of greenhouse for cannabis

Last June, Village Farms made an official announcement of a new joint venture agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics, which would convert an initial 25 acres of their Ladner, B.C. greenhouse facility into a state of the art glasshouse for the annual production of 75,000 kilograms medical, and if.....

US (OR): Growing cannabis year-round despite weather

Just outside of Bend, in the rural land of Deschutes County, resides Central Oregon’s first approved OLCC Farm-To-Table Cannabis Producer, Alfalfa Valley Farms. Alfalfa Valley is owned by 5th generation farmers who care deeply about the cannabis they produce and the customers they provide for. The farm also.....

1.4 million square foot acreage

CAN (ON): Aphria partners with Double Diamond to grow cannabis

Aphria has entered a strategic relationship with Double Diamond Farms to provide an additional 120,000 kgs of annual cannabis production. The deal accelerates Aphria’s capacity increase by over a year versus building out its existing 100-acre site. Combined with Aphria’s existing expected cannabis production.....

Paraguay legalizes marijuana for medicinal and scientific use

President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes signed a medical marijuana bill this week, which establishes a legal framework for the production and use of cannabis.The law establishes a regulation for the controlled production of the marijuana plant. Though the legislation allows for the local production of cannabis.....

Germany: Nuclear bunker becomes marijuana farm

In the quiet countryside of southern Germany, Christoph Rossner is transforming a former nuclear bunker into what could be Europe's largest medical marijuana grow-operation.The 47-year-old entrepreneur says that because of Germany's tight restrictions on growing, he looked for a site that would offer ample.....

320,000 sq.ft. production space

CAN (ON): MMJ grower receives approval to double production capacity

Newstrike's wholly-owned subsidiary and licensed producer, Up Cannabis, has received site plan approval from the Town of Lincoln, Ontario, for its automated greenhouse facility in the Niagara region. This key approval permits Up Cannabis to double the footprint of the Niagara Facility to approximately.....

US (CA): CDFA now accepting temporary cannabis licensing applications

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's CalCannabis program has officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for temporary commercial cannabis licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors. The link to the online licensing system can be accessed at:.....

Australia to permit medicinal cannabis exports

Australia said on Thursday it planned to become the fourth country in the world to legalise medicinal marijuana exports in a bid to score a piece of the estimated $55 billion global market.Cannabis cultivation in Australia is still relatively small, as recreational use remains illegal. But the government.....

US: Trump administration move 'could threaten marijuana legalization'

The viability of the multibillion-dollar marijuana legalization movement was thrown into new doubt on Thursday when the Trump administration freed prosecutors to more aggressively enforce federal laws against the drug in states that have decriminalized its production and sale, most recently.....

US (FL): Liberty buys 200,000 sq.ft. greenhouse and processing facilities

Liberty has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of 242 Cannabis Canada, whose wholly-owned subsidiary 242 Cannabis has agreed to purchase a 387 acre parcel of land in Gainesville, Florida.The Property includes over 200,000 square feet of state-of-art.....

Denmark: Tomato grower Alfred Pedersen & Søn in cannabis joint-venture

Aurora has signed a binding term sheet for the formation of a joint venture with Alfred Pedersen & Søn, pursuant to which Aurora will ultimately own a 51% interest in Aurora Nordic Cannabis A/S, the joint venture company, which is based in Odense, Denmark. Aurora and APS anticipate completing the final.....

CAN (BC): True Leaf to construct MMJ facility on 40-acre site

True Leaf has exercised its option to purchase 40 acres of land that encompasses its facility in Lumby, B.C. through its wholly owned subsidiary True Leaf Medicine Inc.The option was exercised on December 22, 2017 at a total cost of $3.3 million CAD. An up-front fee of $100,000 CAD was paid to the vendor for.....