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Lebanon preparing to legalize medical marijuana

Lebanon's parliament is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation and its production for medicinal use, House Speaker Nabih Berri told US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday according to Lebanon's official news agency.Berri offered no timeframe for the move, which would face a difficult path.....

Canada: Bert Mucci also goes into the cannabis business

Cronos Group has entered into a joint venture partnership with a group of investors led by Bert Mucci (the Greenhouse Partners). This partnership will function through a newly formed entity, Cronos GrowCo, which will develop, construct and operate a state-of-the-art purpose-built greenhouse for cannabis.....

Aphria acquires assets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Aphria is planning to expand into Latin America and the Caribbean with the proposed acquisition of companies in Colombia, Argentina, Jamaica and a right of first offer and refusal in respect of Brazil through a definitive share purchase agreement with Scythian. Aphria will acquire 100% of the issued and.....

US (WA): Production starts at 35,000 sq.ft. cannabis greenhouse

CROP has completed the retrofit and upgrades at its ‘The Park’ state-of-the-art facility in Washington State. Crop’s licensed tenant grower there has now advised that it expects to harvest an initial 350 pounds of cannabis within six weeks and will be at full scale production in September 2018.The Park.....

5 tech systems anyone with a cannabis greenhouse should be using

Greenhouse cultivation of cannabis is “a dramatically different growing paradigm,” experts say. In a traditional outdoor grow, the farmer has little control over key environmental factors. In a greenhouse, environmental conditions can be more finely managed, which gives the grower an edge. But this.....

CAN (BC): Local governments can regulate MJ growth on agricultural land

Local and Indigenous governments in B.C. will be permitted to prevent marijuana production in their communities on land that is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve, but with conditions.The Ministry of Agriculture said Friday the regulatory change is effective immediately and gives governments the right to.....

Video: Check out Canada's largest government-approved MJ greenhouse

Metro Vancouver is home to the largest government-approved cannabis greenhouse in the country.Canopy Growth took over an Aldergrove greenhouse complex that was once used to grow peppers.Global News got an inside look at Canada's largest government-approved cannabis greenhouse:Read more at Global News (Jon.....

CAN (ON): Hamilton council blocks 123,000 sq.ft. cannabis greenhouse

A plan to build a 123,000-square-foot cannabis greenhouse on the agricultural outskirts of Hamilton, Ont. was rejected by the municipality on Friday, causing a setback for marijuana grower The Green Organic Dutchman, and highlighting an emerging risk for the industry.Green Organic spent months touting a.....

CAN (ON): Councillors consider MJ greenhouse proposal again

Officials from Green Organic Dutchman will be returning to Hamilton’s council chambers in an effort to get its proposal to expand its marijuana greenhouse operation approved even though councillors decided last week to limit the size of cannabis facilities on agricultural land.Hamilton’s planning committee.....

Canada: Aphria's strategy for legalization of recreational marijuana

Canada is soon going to be the first G7 nation to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes by adult consumers. This revolutionary law is anticipated to open up a new and extremely lucrative market for cannabis companies in the country. According to market assessment, the sales of Canadian.....

CAN (QC): Sherbrooke College to provide cannabis production training

MYM Nutraceuticals and Sherbrooke College (CEGEP) signed a partnership agreement to develop a training program for MYM’s employees assigned to the production of cannabis. The educational curriculum will be expanded and offered as a diploma (AEC) program as part of the Sherbrooke College (CEGEP) course.....

Israeli MMJ grower to shift to EU amid red tape

Recently incorporated medical-cannabis grower Together Pharma is moving some of its greenhouses to the EU amid Israeli red tape that is threatening to strangle the budding industry.Together Pharma signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an unnamed European Union country to set up a 30,000 sq.m......

Italy’s only MMJ producer can’t keep up with demand

Italy’s lone medical marijuana facility is controlled by the military, which officials say helps prevent patients from buying it on the black market. However, the government's yield can't keep up with an increasing demand, creating shortages for cancer patients and others who need treatment. NewsHour Weekend.....

US (PA): University launches cannabis science graduate certificate programs

With 30 states now allowing the use of medical marijuana, the multi-billion dollar legal cannabis industry is projected to be one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy in the next decade.Until now, healthcare providers, researchers and industry professionals have found few credible,.....