Marijuana Cultivation

Five companies picked to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas

Arkansas cannabis regulators on Tuesday announced the five companies the state intends to license to grow medical marijuana under a voter-approved amendment that legalized MMJ for certain patients. The growers approved by the Medical Marijuana Commission will provide cannabis for the 32 MMJ dispensaries the state eventually will license. The cultivation licenses are contingent on […]

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African marijuana producer signs supply deal with Canadian company

Toronto-based Nuuvera has signed an offtake agreement with Verve Dynamics, a licensed medical cannabis producer in the kingdom of Lesotho.

Lesotho, a landlocked country located within the borders of South Africa, was the first African country to regulate the cultivation and production of medical marijuana products.

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Marijuana industry goes to court to force Israeli government to permit MMJ exports

The marijuana industry is fighting a high-stakes court battle to force the Israeli government to approve medical cannabis exports sooner rather than later. The decision by industry advocates to go to court comes as Israeli lawmakers prepare to debate the country’s medical cannabis export policy on Monday. The outcome is huge for dozens of international […]

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Week in Review: White House versus hemp, CA crackdown & Massachusetts’ MMJ shortfall worries

The Trump administration opposes nationwide hemp production, California takes action against unlicensed marijuana businesses, and Massachusetts fears a medical cannabis shortage. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Hemp sector fires back The hemp industry gasped this week when a Trump administration official said hemp production […]

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Greek parliamentarians start debating draft medical marijuana law

Greek lawmakers had their first opportunity to debate a draft bill to legalize medical cannabis production that was submitted to Parliament on Feb. 7. The draft law was taken up by the Committee on Production and Trade and the Committee on Social Affairs. Greece’s government has said it wants to fast-track plans to foster a […]

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Massachusetts fears medical marijuana shortage once adult-use sales launch

Massachusetts’ medical marijuana industry is worried the MMJ supply will dry up once the state begins legal recreational sales in July. According to Masslive.com, industry analysts are convinced there won’t be enough cannabis to support both markets, citing supply problems in other states that added adult-use programs, including Nevada and Washington. Industry watchers believe it will […]

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Report: California marijuana growers lagging in licensing process

Nearly two months after California launched recreational marijuana sales, less than 1% of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released by a cannabis industry group. According to a 38-page report from the California Growers Association, 0.78%, or 534, of an estimated 68,150 marijuana growers were licensed by the state as […]

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Ohio may award extra medical marijuana cultivation license

The Ohio Department of Commerce is weighing the addition of a 25th medical marijuana cultivation business permit to the 24 it’s already handed out. According to WOSU Public Media, the department admitted in a letter to state Auditor Dave Yost that errors in the MMJ grow application scoring system led to the exclusion of one […]

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Louisiana State University’s cannabis cultivation contractor sells 15% stake

GB Sciences, a Las Vegas company contracted to develop the Louisiana State University AgCenter’s medical marijuana products and manufacturing program, has sold a 15% stake in the venture. Wellcana Group, which was formed last month in Lafayette, Louisiana, paid $3 million for its share of the project, The Advocate reported. The capital will be used for […]

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Toronto craft brewer, MedReleaf team up for ‘cannabis-inspired beer’

A Toronto craft brewer has partnered with one of the largest medical cannabis companies in Canada to create a “cannabis-inspired beer” in a project that could be the start of cross-industry collaboration on product development and branding in the nation. It’s the first time a Canadian licensed cannabis producer has worked with a local craft […]

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‘Critical flaw’ found in Ohio’s medical cannabis grow license scoring process

Ohio’s state auditor has found a “critical flaw” in the process used by the Ohio Department of Commerce to score business applications for a limited number of medical marijuana cultivation licenses. According to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Auditor Dave Yost said at least two Commerce Department employees had essentially unlimited access to the applications. That […]

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