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Maximize cannabis production with the right environmental control system

Ensuring that the proper environmental control system is installed for indoor cannabis growing can minimize disease- and production-related issues and optimize growth.by David KuackThe DeltaCool Environmental System from Delta T Solutions provides indoor cannabis growers with a custom-designed package that.....

Marapharm Ventures purchases 1.5 million units of Veritas Pharma

Marapharm has filed an early warning report advising that it has purchased a total of 1,500,000 units of Veritas Pharma at a purchase price of $0.28 per unit, each unit consisting of one common share in the share capital of the Issuer and one common share purchase warrant of the issuer, exercisable at a.....

US (CA): $8.4 million MMJ greenhouse comes to Greenfield

Greengro Technologies' majority-owned subsidiary, Biodynamics, was awarded a purchase contract to build a 2-acre turn-key fully automated photovoltaic solar glass hydroponic cannabis greenhouse in Greenfield California, for Canna Culture Collective, San Jose, California.Under the terms of the agreement,.....

North America’s first scientific paper on how to produce cannabis under controlled environment

PhD candidate Deron Caplan, Dr. Youbin Zheng and Mike Dixon at the University of Guelph have published their first of a series of papers on how to produce cannabis under controlled environment in HortScience.Cannabis producers, especially those with organic operations, lack reliable information on the.....

One million square foot cannabis production facility to be built in Australia

MYM Nutraceuticals has entered into a strategic partnership with PUF Ventures for the construction of a one million square foot greenhouse facility in northern New South Wales Australia called the Northern Rivers Project.The Northern Rivers Project is a partnership with the Richmond Valley Council—the local.....

Photos: A trip inside Caliva's farms

Indoor cannabis cultivation has moved out of the dimly-lit basements and garages operated by renegade activists, patients, and green thumbs. Nowadays, massive legal grows occupy sprawling warehouses and multi-million dollar agricultural facilities. As budgets and plant counts scale up, so do the technology.....

US: 42% of marijuana business owners plan to expand into new markets

Over 40% of cannabis business owners are planning to take their companies into a new market within the next year, according to a Marijuana Business Daily survey.Of the business owners intending to expand, the vast majority have identified opportunities in both the medical and recreational markets.With sales.....

Canada: Aphria announces $80 million bought deal

Aphria has entered into an agreement with Clarus Securities, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters, pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a “bought deal” basis, 11,034,500 Common Shares of the Company at a price of C$7.25 per Common Share for aggregate gross proceeds to the.....

US (MI): Marijuana degree combines science and business

Alex Roth has gotten into the habit of pulling out his cell phone and showing skeptical friends a screen shot of the classes he’ll have to take to get his bachelor of science degree from Northern Michigan University.“When they hear what my major is, there are a lot of people who say, 'Wow, cool dude. You’re.....

Medicinal marijuana one step away from legalization in Peru

The Healthcare Commission of the Peruvian Congress approved a bill that would make medicinal marijuana legal in the country.Eight votes in favor and one against led the bill to pass; two members of the commission abstained. In September, the Defense Commission of Congress also gave a green light to the bill,.....

Vincente Fox speaks about Mexican marijuana at Cannabis Expo:

Will legalized marijuana give a new impulse to Mexico's economy?

Last Saturday, Mexico's former president Vincente Fox was speaking at the Southwest Cannabis Convention and Expo in Phoenix Arizona. Fox, also a former Coca-Cola executive, answered questions at a news conference and then held an hour long talk. Besides lobbing insults at Trump, the ex-presidente also had a.....

Macedonian MMJ grower invests in Heliospectra LEDs

Heliospectra announces a new cooperation with NYSK Holdings, a state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis facility in Macedonia. The grower is partnering with Heliospectra to be able to supply patients with consistent, pharmaceutical-grade medicine for chronic diseases year-round. The investment is valued at around.....

Cronos announces distribution agreement in Germany

Cronos has entered into a strategic distribution partnership with Pohl-Boskamp. Founded in 1835, Pohl-Boskamp is an international pharmaceutical manufacturer and supplier, distributing its products to over 12,000 pharmacies in Germany alone.Under the five-year exclusive distribution agreement, Cronos’ global.....

What is Vapor Pressure Deficit and why does it matter?

Vapor Pressure Deficit (VPD) has become a common term among cultivators. Various bloggers and cultivation experts have been weighing in on VPD and why it’s important for growing healthy, high yielding plants.To understand VPD, it is important to understand how humidity works. When we talk about humidity,.....

Canada: Supreme completes first sales with Aurora Cannabis

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announces its wholly owned subsidiary, 7ACRES, has completed its first sale of dried cannabis to Aurora Cannabis. Aurora will sell cannabis procured from 7ACRES to its medical cannabis patients with a producer’s mark specifying the cannabis as "SunGrown by 7ACRES."Since it commenced.....

US (MI): Medical marijuana shops get temporary reprieve

Existing medical marijuana dispensaries will get a reprieve from being immediately shuttered, but they could harm their chance for a license from the state if they continue to operate past Dec. 15, the state Department of Licensing and Regulation said.At a meeting, Andrew Brisbo, director of the state's.....

Cannabis Science participates in U.S.-Africa Policy Forum

Cannabis Science announces that its senior executives will participate in the Constituency for Africa's (CFA) 2017 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. The Series will be held September 18th-22nd in Washington, DC.For over 26 years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading, non-partisan.....

US: Medical marijuana plants have started to grow in Maryland

The first legal crop of marijuana has started to grow in Maryland. And industry officials say products should be available in medical marijuana dispensaries by 2018.The Washington Post reported Saturday that at least two licensed cultivators have marijuana plants growing. They are ForwardGro in Anne Arundel.....

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US (PA): Griffin to host cannabis growers’ workshop in September

Griffin will host an educational workshop for medicinal marijuana growers on September 26 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. The half-day program will include three seminars, presented by members of Griffin’s GGSPro technical services team.“The workshop includes something for.....

US (MA): AmeriCann secures $10,000,000 equity financing commitment

AmeriCann has secured an equity investment commitment of $10,000,000 from Mountain States Capital.The majority of the investment from MSC will be utilized to develop the first phase of AmeriCann’s flagship project, the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center. This state-of-the-art cannabis cultivation and.....

Indoor sunlight now available for medical cannabis growers

Azentive is a company providing energy efficiency and wellness consulting services as well as emerging technology solutions. They have just launched a new plasma lighting solution for the medical cannabis industry.European medical cannabis growers using the new plasma lighting technology report crops with.....

Planning for cannabis odor control in the design phase

In states where cannabis can be grown legally, there is an increasing concern about the odor that these greenhouses produce. This is not something that is unique to cannabis growth, but it is more distinct and more problematic than many other commercially grown crops. High pressure fogging systems are very.....

Canada: Ontario to announce MMJ legalization plans today

Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will make an announcement on Ontario's approach to the federal legalization of cannabis this moring.CBC News has learned that the Ontario government will announce that it will create.....

Cronos announces MMJ supply agreement in Germany

Cronos Group announces that one of its wholly-owned licensed producers, Peace Naturals Project, has entered into a supply agreement with Cannamedical Pharma.With 82 million people, Germany is the largest federally legal medical cannabis market in the world. Cannamedical has been actively selling cannabis.....

CAN (QC): MYM receives permit approval to begin construction in Laval

MYM Nutraceuticals announces that the City of Laval, QC has approved the building permits to begin construction on the Laval project.MYM has commenced phase one construction of the Laval production facility which is capable of producing 1000kg of medical cannabis annually. The estimated date of completion.....

US (CA): Future Farm makes progress on Riverside County cultivation facility

Future Farm Technologies announces that its subsidiary, FFM Consulting Services, is making progress in California with respect to the management services being provided to the Huntington Park extraction facility and the Riverside County cultivation facility.Since installation of the extraction equipment at.....

Israeli company to set up 4 US cannabis factories

Israeli company Panaxia, selected 18 months ago to set up a plant in New Mexico for producing medical cannabis products, has announced the signing of a new contract for setting up four more plants in the same style in other US states. The first plant began production six months ago.The new agreement is with.....

US (CA): "80% of MMJ at conference tested positive for contaminants"

After a recent marijuana conference in San Francisco, a Bay Area laboratory found that 80 percent of marijuana produced by California growers tested positive for mold, fungus, bacteria, pesticides and other harmful solvents. A doctor from the lab said it's common for 20 to 30 percent of samples to contain.....

US (NV): Marapharm schedules completion date for buildings in Las Vegas

Two crews are working to complete the construction of two 5000 square foot buildings on the Marapharm cannabis campus in Las Vegas, Nevada. The crews have completed one building shell and the other is progressing quickly. A third crew will be added for around the clock construction as weather permits......

US (NV): The Grove Nevada standardizes on Heliospectra

Heliospectra announces a second order from The Grove Nevada. The prominent cultivation facility in Las Vegas, Nevada standardized on Heliospectra LED lighting solutions and technology in 2015. The order is valued at $209,960 (SEK 1,749,667). "We were ahead of the curve in adopting LED lighting for our.....

Canada: Canopy Growth solidifies New Brunswick expansion strategy

Canopy Growth announces that it has acquired Spot Therapeutics, an ACMPR applicant based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Additionally, through an affiliated entity, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to complete the previously announced purchase of the industrial building and property where.....

CAN (BC): Hydropothecary appoints former Health Minister as VP

The Hydropothecary Corporation has announced the appointment of Dr. Terry Lake, DVM, to the position of Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility.He is joined by Pierre Killeen, who is appointed as the company's Vice-President of Corporate Communications and Government Relations.As the former.....

US: NCSL urges de-scheduling marijuana

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution urging that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to remove marijuana from scheduling in order to give federally approved banks the ability to work with marijuana businesses. This would also allow states to determine their.....

US (NV): Terra Tech signs letter of intent to acquire MMJ facility

Terra Tech has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire 50% of NuLeaf Sparks Cultivation LLC and NuLeaf Reno Production LLC. The acquisition is expected to fast track Terra Tech's cultivation and production facilities allowing them to introduce their IVXX wholesale brand as well as support increasing.....

US (PA): Cannabis industry luring college-grad job seekers

Growing up in a Colonial home in Downingtown, Alessandro Cesario cultivated an interest in the family garden, trying to become “in tune” with plants and insects, and by the time he was 16, he knew he wanted to work with plants in his career. Specifically, one plant: cannabis.So he spent four years at.....

US (CA): Marapharm acquires third property in Desert Hot Springs

Marapharm has entered into an agreement to purchase 1.25 acres located in Desert Hot Springs, California. The property has an approved CUP, (conditional use permit), for 20,664 square feet of cannabis cultivation and manufacturing. The purchase price is $520,000 USD. The transaction is scheduled to close on.....

Israel approves export of medial marijuana

The export of medical cannabis has been approved by an interministerial committee of the Finance and Health Ministries, it was announced on Sunday. The state will earn from this an estimated NIS 1 billion to NIS 4 billion a year. Any entity that meets the requirements may obtain a license to grow,.....

Growers Supply joins Cannabis and Hemp Association

Growers Supply, the manufacturer of GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures, has joined the Cannabis and Hemp Association as a supporting member. “Having Growers Supply as a member of the CHA is an honor for us,” said Scott Giannotti, founder of the Cannabis and Hemp Association. “The work Growers Supply has been.....

US (CA): GB Sciences to build MMJ site on Los Coyotes lands

GB Sciences has announced an agreement with the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians (Los Coyotes) for the purposes of establishing cannabis operations on the tribe’s lands located near Warner Springs, California.The nonbinding Joint Statement of Intent outlines plans to build and operate.....

Cannabis Science launches global consortium

Cannabis Science, a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, announces the launch of the Cannabis Science Global Consortium and provides updates on the company's drug development initiatives and research collaborations.The Cannabis Science Global Consortium provides the.....

Canada approves two medical marijuana producers

Canada has added two more licensed medical cannabis companies, bringing the total number of approved LPs to 54.The latest to win approval are Experion Biotechnologies of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Zenabis of Atholville, New Brunswick.The pair bring to nine the number of MMJ producers that have been.....

US (FL): State approves 5 new MMJ growers

The Florida Department of Health has chosen five new marijuana growers in the last few weeks.The new nurseries selected are: Treadwell Nursery, Sunbulb Company, 3 Boys Farm, Plants of Ruskin and Loop’s Nursery and Greenhouse.Treadwell Nursery has been selected as Central Florida’s second medical marijuana.....

US: Marijuana could take center stage in 2020 presidential elections

After decades spent on the fringes of the nation's political discourse, marijuana could take center stage in the next presidential elections. A perfect storm of shifting public attitudes, legislative initiatives and anti-Prohibition candidates has made cannabis a must-address topic for 2020. "Between a.....

The importance of a cannabis humidifier

With the legalization of marijuana becoming more common over the past few years, the development of cannabis greenhouses and warehouses in a variety of different locations has increased. Each of these locations throughout various states have different environmental levels of humidity, all which play into the.....

CAN (BC): Abattis announces receipt of cultivation license by LP partner

Abattis and its majority-owned testing and laboratory subsidiary, Northern Vine Canada, announce that their Licensed Producer (LP) investment partner, Experion Biotechnologies, has officially received an Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations cultivation license from Health Canada to grow.....

CAN (ON): Cronos secures $40M in debt for domestic capacity expansion

Cronos has entered into a commitment letter for $40 million in debt financing with Romspen Investment Corporation to fund the continued construction of its 315,000 sq. ft. expansion.Under the commitment letter, Romspen has agreed to provide the $40 million senior secured facility to the company’s.....

Canada: Plant-Prod launches range of MJ fertilizers

Plant-Prod is launching a new brand of products tailored to each stage of cannabis production. The five formulations will be available for medical marijuana growers in Canada:Plant-Prod MJ Boost for seedling germination and bud settingPlant-Prod MJ Grow for the vegetative growth stagePlant-Prod MJ Cal Kick.....

US (FL): Canadian firm buys land to boost MMJ output

Liberty Health Sciences entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire an additional 36 acres of land in Alachua County, Florida for $866,975.00 (USD) adjacent to their existing facility at Chestnut Hill Tree Farm. The purchase price paid in respect of the transaction was funded from existing cash on.....

US (CA): 60-acre MMJ project gathers steam

Cannabis Science, a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, and Free Spirit Organics Native American Corporation announces that after a planning session the group has accelerated the completion of the 60-acre project planted on the 250-acre CBIS/FSO NAC MBS001 plot.....

US (MI): Participants sought for MMJ stakeholder workgroups

LARA’s Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation (BMMR) is facilitating five stakeholder workgroups to discuss and provide suggestions on regulatory topics related to the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). The workgroups are:GrowerProcessorSafety Compliance FacilityProvisioning CenterSecure.....

US (OH): GreenGro sells 25,000 sq. ft. vertical farm to MMJ grower

Biodynamics, a subsidiary of GreenGro Technologies announced that it has received a commitment from Ohio Medicinal Gardens, based out of Akron, Ohio, to build a state of the art Level-I 25,000 square foot medical marijuana facility. “I am 100% behind the system, it is the best we have seen,” said Joseph.....

US (CO): Special forces veteran sues police for MJ greenhouse raid

A veteran of the U.S. special forces is suing a Colorado police department for raiding his house looking for marijuana. What's the basis for the lawsuit? Well, turns out the soldier had a permit to grow marijuana.At 6 a.m. on July 22nd, 2016, a SWAT team from Fountain, Colorado burst into the home of Eli.....

Video: This is what you call 'protected cropping'

VIDEO Entering a present day legal marijuana greenhouse is harder than robbing a bank. Dinafem Seeds, a Spanish breeder of cannabis seeds, recently visited one of their customers in Ontario. The company made a nice video that illustrates the level of safety at the greenhouses of Supreme Pharmaceutical's 7Acres.....

US: 10 states most likely to pass recreational marijuana next

Every week there's a new story about how well recreational marijuana legalization has helped states such as Colorado, Washington and Oregon. And now several other states, such as California, Nevada and Massachusetts, have jumped on the train to reap the benefits of legalization. As the trend continues of.....

CAN(QC): Havecon to build 250,000 sq. ft. greenhouse for Hydropothecary

Quebec medicinal marijuana grower Hydropothecary is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Havecon Projects for the delivery and installation of a 250,000 sq. ft. Dutch designed, state-of-the-art Venlo style greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be build at the company's 65 acre.....