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CAN (BC): Affinor sells vertical farming system for medical cannabis

Affinor Growers has sold a vertical farming system for growing medical cannabis in British Columbia, Canada. Affinor has signed a non-exclusive license and purchase agreement with a private third party to buy an automated vertical growing tower specifically for medical cannabis.The four level tower will.....

US (OH): MMJ Control program releases list of approved pesticides

Pursuant to rule 3796:2-2-01 of the Administrative Code, the Department of Commerce has developed a list of pesticides approved for use by licensed medical marijuana cultivators. As no pesticides are currently approved at the federal level for use on cannabis, the Department has conducted research on.....
Oregon marijuana company fined $5,300 over butane explosion:

Don't light your bong when handling butane

According to an article on MjBizDaily.com, Oregon regulators fined Higher Level Concentrates $5,300 for workplace safety violations following a butane-extraction explosion last year that landed one man in a Portland burn ward. The accident occurred last October, when, according to a lawsuit, William “Chris”.....

Yurij Duda, Argus Controls, on the challenges of CEA:

"In indoor ag, every project demands a unique approach"

Just two more weeks and the Indoor Ag-Conwill once again take off in Las Vegas. Argus Controls will once again be exhibiting at the educational two-day event that will celebrate and highlight the opportunities of the rapidly rising indoor agriculture industry. We asked Argus Controls' General Manager Yurij.....

Marijuana Company of America forms Strategic Advisory Board

Marijuana Company of America has established a Strategic Advisory Board, with the appointment of Noble DraKoln as Chairman, and the appointment of Andy Carter and David Hill as Advisors.The Company has engaged experienced professionals with expertise in various industries to provide support for executing.....

Illumitex partners with Lightning Electric:

US (WA): Take advantage of available rebates for your LED installation

Since the legalization of cannabis for recreational sales in Washington occurred in 2014, an increasing number of cannabis growers are looking to take advantage of rebates offered for light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. Rob Van Diest, president at Lightning Electric LLC, in Bellingham, Wash., said about 70.....

Surna Blog:

5 things to know about Canada's marijuana legislation

Last week, Canada finally released its much-anticipated marijuana legislation, making it the second country in the world after Uruguay to legalize marijuana for recreational usage. This is an important moment in the development of cannabis as a global industry and we are all watching Canada take on this new.....

Zerez to change name to Smart Cannabis Inc.

Zerez Holdings Corporation marked the annual 420 celebration with the early-release of its first quarter 2017 earnings report. The company reported gross revenues for the period January 1 through March 31, 2017 of $544,467; a 148% increase over its fourth quarter 2016. Net profits for the period were.....

License for Canadian aquaponic MMJ grower Green Relief

Green Relief, with production facilities in Flamborough, Ontario, becomes the 31st licensed producer in Canada to receive its license from Health Canada to sell medical marijuana."We are using an innovative growing method called aquaponics, one of the most sustainable forms of agriculture in the world," says.....

US: West Virginia becomes 29th medical marijuana state

Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on Wednesday, making West Virginia the 29th state in the nation to enact legislation allowing seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.SB 386, titled the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, was introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda.....

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Webinar: Designing a precision greenhouse for commercial cannabis

GGS Structures is organizing a special webinar to discuss what comes into play when designing a greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. As this industry continues to grow rapidly, cultivators are seeing the benefits of designing the ideal greenhouse facility to produce top quality and high yield.....

US: North Dakota governor signs MMJ bill

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana into law.Voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana in a citizen initiative in November.Lawmakers did make some changes to the plan but supporters of the campaign have said they are mostly satisfied with the new rules.The.....

US (CA): Distributor sets up cannabis campus for small growers

Flow Kana, branded distributor of craft sun-grown medical cannabis, announced the Flow Cannabis Institute, the world’s first cannabis campus and processing center dedicated to the small-batch craft cannabis farmer. Flow Kana believes that sustainability, the small-farmer ecosystem, and cannabis grown “The.....

US: Michigan centralizes MMJ regulation in new bureau

Michigan has centralized all aspects of medical marijuana regulation with the creation of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR) housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The new bureau combines the existing oversight functions of the state’s patient and caregiver.....

US: $20M MMJ facility proposed in Northern Michigan

A Canadian cannabis company has plans to build a $20 million medical marijuana plant in the Northern Michigan village of Kingsley.Officials representing TheraCann International recently presented its plans to Kingsley's Downtown Development Authority.The Calgary-based company is proposing a 100,000.....

US: Cannabis Science CEO to speak at Harvard Medical School

Cannabis Science's President, CEO and Co-Founder, Raymond C. Dabney, will be a keynote speaker and panelist at the Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit at Harvard Medical School on April 28-30, 2017. Additionally, Cannabis Science's Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Allen Herman, will Co-Chair a special session at.....

US: Democrats demand Trump clarify stance on MMJ

An Illinois state Democrat is demanding greater clarity from the Trump administration on whether they will be adversarial to state laws legalizing marijuana.Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerich sent a letter to President Donald Trump Monday slamming the administration for teasing a possible crackdown on state.....

Israel: Cannabis officially decriminalized

In Israel's divisive political climate, a common cause between right and left has emerged: cannabis.Israel's Cabinet decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, at its weekly meeting on Sunday in a move hailed by politicians from across the spectrum.Under the new policy, first-time.....

US (RI): Coastal Aeroponics preliminary MMJ cultivation approval revoked

Two medical marijuana growers who were in the process of seeking one of the state's new marijuana cultivation licenses were arrested last week after state officials conducted an unannounced inspection.Stefanie Fischer and Thomas Moulton, the owners of Coastal Aeroponics LLC, a registered medical marijuana.....

GOP governors to Trump:

"Too late to turn back the clock on medical marijuana"

Despite the Trump administration’s proposed crackdown on recreational marijuana, some Republicans are coming to terms with the fact that medical weed is here and it’s not going anywhere.Trump’s Department of Justice announced plans for greater federal enforcement of laws against recreational pot use last.....

US: Industry giants combine forces for cannabis conferences

Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja, has teamed up with Growers Supply to make two appearances in the month of March. The first will be from March 5-8 at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego, California, while the second will be from March 20-22 at the Cannabis 2017 Cultivation Conference in.....

ASTM International unveils new cannabis committee

Pending approval from its board of directors, ASTM International announced the launch of a new committee focused on creating technical standards and guidance materials for cannabis and its products and processes.About 60 industry representatives, associations, and others convened at ASTM International’s.....

"Tremendous opportunities in the legal cannabis industry"

MedMen, a cannabis management and investment firm based in Los Angeles, grew its workforce more than five-fold and greatly expanded its footprint in 2016 with new investments and operations across North America, the firm said in its annual report.Among the highlights was the addition of Bloomfield.....

'Tesla of cannabis' opens up in Canada

A marijuana cultivator that's been called the "Tesla of cannabis" is bringing the industry out of the darkness and into the light — literally.Tantalus Labs, which could start selling product as early as 2018, has wrapped construction on a state-of-the-art cultivation site designed to give marijuana plants.....

US (MD): 44,000 sq. ft. MMJ facility ready to expand

Maryland's medical cannabis program is expected to be fully up and running later this year, and in the coming months, patients can register with the state.But there's a series of issues that still need to be resolved, even as marijuana growers and dispensaries are getting ready to open for.....

Netherlands: Commercial cannabis cultivation on the horizon

Following legislative changes in other countries, The Netherlands might become a next interesting place for the development of commercial scale legalized cannabis cultivation. Should cannabis cultivation indeed under certain conditions be allowed, the Dutch professional greenhouse growers are best positioned.....