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Canada facing marijuana shortage ?

The biggest challenge for Justin Trudeau’s forthcoming legal recreational marijuana market is a shortage of pot, the finance minister of Canada’s most-populous province says.Ontario’s Charles Sousa said a supply crunch was discussed during a meeting with provincial and federal counterparts this week. Canada.....

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US: Cannabis industry employs 165,000-plus workers

With 165,000-230,000 full- and part-time workers, the U.S. cannabis industry has quickly become a major job generator.Cannabis-related businesses now employ more people than there are dental hygienists and bakers in the United States and will soon surpass the number of telemarketers and pharmacists.The.....

US: Puration to convert First Choice Nursery into MMJ operation

Puration has entered into a letter of intent agreement to acquire First Choice Nursery which has an existing twenty-five greenhouse facility in Texas. The company has the opportunity to expand to an additional 400 irrigated greenhouse pads ready for buildout.Puration has a U.S. Patented Cannabis Extraction.....

US (OH): Stryker agrees to sell land for marijuana cultivation

With a 4-1 vote Monday, Stryker Village Council entered into a purchase agreement with Ohio Leaf Relief for the cultivation of medical marijuana.Despite passage of the agreement, the deal isn’t final.“The final details would be negotiated before any exchange and is contingent upon the approval of a state.....

US (NJ): The move to legalize marijuana has begun

Although a topic in Trenton for three years, the campaign to legalize marijuana in New Jersey officially begins Monday when a Senate committee will discuss how the potentially billion-dollar industry should be regulated.So what will it take for you to be able to legally buy recreational pot in New Jersey?.....

Polish lawmakers legalise medicinal marijuana

Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, on Thursday voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances.The EU member follows in the steps of the Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, as well as 23 US states and Uruguay, which in 2013.....

Mexico just legalized medical marijuana

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree this week legalizing medical marijuana. The measure also classified the psychoactive ingredient in the drug as “therapeutic.”The new policy isn't exactly opening the door for medical marijuana dispensaries on every corner.Instead it calls on the Ministry.....

Marapharm announces appointment of President of Operations

The Marapharm Board of Directors has appointed Brian Lovig as Interim-President while the company expands its operations and prepares to scale production in Nevada.Brian Lovig is a businessman with vast entrepreneurial experience who has been involved in the establishment of multiple businesses in multiple.....

CAN (QC): MYM Nutraceuticals builds 1.5 million sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse

MYM Nutraceuticals has signed an exclusive deal with the Municipality of Weedon, Québec to build a 1.5 million-square-foot cannabis production facility consisting of fifteen 100,000-square-foot greenhouses. Once the entire project is completed and licensed, it would have the potential to produce over 150,000.....

US: Pennsylvania releases 12 marijuana grower permits

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has released information on the issuance of 12 permits for medical marijuana growers/processors in the state. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin growing medical marijuana. Entities receiving permits were notified.....

Aphria launches first partnership with major North American union

Aphria announced its first collaborative initiative with Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), partnering with LiUNA Local 625 as its primary provider of medical cannabis to members in Essex and Kent counties. Local 625’s membership approximates 1,600 plus eligible dependents, who will.....

US (PA): State lists applicants to grow MMJ

A complete list of companies that want to grow and process medical marijuana in Pennsylvania was released Friday by the state Department of Health.If all goes as planned, the state will award 12 of the coveted growing permits by the end of June. An announcement of the winners could come as soon as next.....

Greengro signs cannabis genetic JV with plant geneticist

Greengro Technologies has signed a joint venture with Maqsood Rehman, Ph.D., a leading horticulture geneticist, for the development, patenting and licensing of cannabis strains.The JV is between GenoBreeding, a majority-owned Greengro subsidiary, and Dr. Rehman. Under the terms of the agreement, GenoBreeding.....

US: Vermont expands medical marijuana program

Just weeks after voting a bill that would have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott (R) has expanded the drug for medicinal use. In a new law signed on Thursday, Scott expanded the number of conditions that can be prescribed marijuana, and increased the number of.....

May 17-19, Washington DC

US: Environmental control systems for increasing cannabis yields

Desert Aire’s GrowAire Systems, a family of integrated grow room dehumidification and environmental control solutions, will be on display at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, May 17-19, at Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in Washington, DC. Desert Aire’s booth number is 1139.GrowAire Systems are.....

Health Canada shares results of MMJ pesticide tests

On February 7, 2017, following three recalls of medical cannabis related to the use of unauthorized pesticides, Health Canada announced that it would begin a series of unannounced inspections, including random testing of cannabis products from licensed producers to ensure that only registered pesticides are.....

Canada: Marijuana industry pioneer launches cannabis streaming firm

Marijuana industry pioneer Chuck Rifici is turning to streaming — a business model often used in mining — to tackle what he says are growing pains facing the rapidly expanding sector.There are 1.4 million square feet of licensed medical marijuana production facilities in Canada, says Rifici, one of two.....

US (GA): Allen Peake wins medical marijuana expansion

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal approved an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program on Tuesday, allowing people being treated for six additional medical conditions to possess cannabis oil.The new qualifying conditions include autism, AIDS, Tourette’s syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease. Patients must.....

Australia: The Hydroponics Company appoints John Hall as director

A Bundaberg hemp grower has been appointed executive director of a medical marijuana and hydroponics supplier, which is riding high on the pot boom all the way to the stock exchange.John Hall is now executive director of The Hydroponics Company, which manufactures and distributes hydroponic equipment,.....

US (CA): Native tribe turns casino into MMJ facility

A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout: marijuana cultivation.The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel — which shuttered its 35,000-square-foot gambling hall in February 2014, buried under $50 million in debt.....

Supreme updates Board of Directors and provides licensing update

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announces that Mr. Ron Factor, B.A.Sc, MBA, has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Factor was the founder of the global supply chain management consulting practice at Deloitte Consulting in Toronto. He will replace Mr. Chuck Rifici on the Board, who has resigned to focus his efforts.....

US (FL): Disney World bans medical marijuana

With the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida last year, Disney has taken action to clear a cloud of confusion surrounding the drug — by banning it at the premises.“Although some states have legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, marijuana remains illegal under federal law,” a Disney.....

US: MedMen's first investment fund raises more than $60 million

MedMen has closed its first Opportunity Fund - a private equity fund aimed at strategic investments in the cannabis space, raising more than $60 million with $92 million in transactions.The investments span seven projects across three states, making MedMen Opportunity Fund one of the most successful cannabis.....

Trump speaks out on medical marijuana

President Donald Trump issued his first statement on medical marijuana since he took office.Trump on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government funded through September 30.Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, though 29 states have varying degrees of.....

NFL players turn to medical marijuana for pain relief

One by one, they entered a nondescript building on the eastern edge of town, 18,000 square feet with no signage out front. They came looking for relief. These nine former professional football players are part of the Denver Broncos Alumni Association. They played in nearly 700 NFL games combined and have.....

AmeriCann adds greenhouse scientist to cannabis development team

AmeriCann announced the hiring of Dr. Brian Corr as Director of Horticultural Science and Operations. Dr. Corr, a noted expert in controlled-environment horticulture, is a 40-year veteran in the traditional horticulture industry with companies such as Ball Horticulture and Syngenta, which has a $43 billion.....

US: Maryland MMJ industry comes into bloom

Since lawmakers approved medical marijuana in Maryland, the nascent industry has been mired in legal and political controversy.A judge is deciding whether the state improperly awarded licenses to grow and process the plant. Black lawmakers said minorities didn't have a fair chance of getting those licenses......

US (FL): 10-acre ornamental greenhouse to become MMJ facility

Future Farm Technologies announces that its Florida partner, a Florida LLC, has received a bank term sheet in the amount of $2,673,698 at prime plus 2% to acquire the previously announced 10-acre greenhouse property and business located near Orlando, Florida. This term sheet enables Future Farm and its.....

Mexican Congress approves use of medical marijuana

Mexico's Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization.The bill sailed through the Senate in December and will now be sent to President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is expected to sign it."The.....

US (VT): Senate approves bill to regulate marijuana for adult use

The Vermont Senate approved a bill on Friday that would regulate the production and sale of marijuana and eliminate penalties for personal possession and cultivation by adults 21 and older.The Senate amended H. 167, an unrelated House-approved bill, to replace it with a revised version of a marijuana.....

US (OH): MMJ facility not coming to Salem

Zoning won’t be changed to accommodate a proposed medical marijuana cultivation site at South Broadway and East Perry Street, effectively killing plans by Geoff Korff to locate a growing facility in the city.The president of Quaker City Castings said now he’ll be looking at other cities that have already.....

US: Oregon announces more MMJ cultivation site inspections

An adviser to Gov. Kate Brown told local officials Thursday he expects state inspections of marijuana grow sites to “significantly increase” now that so many growers have been licensed.The adviser, Jeff Rhoades, gave no estimates, however, about how many more inspections would take place. A total of 13.....