One of the challenges cannabis growers face is a lack of rigorous, academic studies investigating the various aspects of their business. Lighting is an important example, since it is typically the highest single capital expenditure for indoor and advanced-greenhouse growing facilities.
Goldleaf Pharm, a subsidiary of FIGR Cannabis Inc., has completed the purchase of a 20-acre property adjacent to its facility in Simcoe, Ont., where it expects to build a greenhouse production facility.
Medical cannabis firm Aleafia Health Inc has completed the acquisition of a modern, fully automated 160,000-sq.-ft. greenhouse in the Niagara Region, the company announced.
As cultivators and consumers await the official legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on Oct. 17th, opportunities grow for HVAC contractors.
CannTrust Holdings Inc. has announced that its Danish joint venture partner Stenocare has received approval to distribute CannTrust products in Denmark. CannTrust's "high-quality, standardized cannabis oils" are the first oils approved for Denmark's list of admitted cannabis products and are the only ready-to-use oil products available, according to CannTrust.
Some 136 local jobs are expected to be created in New Brunswick over the next six years with the announcement of a $40 million investment by Canopy Growth Corporation into its new cannabis production facility in Fredericton, N.B.
The first phase of the build-out of the FV Pharma facility in Cobourg, Ont., has been approved in an updated construction and development budget provided by Auxly Cannabis Group, according to a statement from FSD Pharma, which owns FV Pharma.
At least one major licensed producer has welcomed news that the Canadian government will be introducing regulations that will allow growing of cannabis in outdoor farms.
LAVAL, Que. - Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. has entered into a multi-year agreement with giant licensed producer Canopy Growth to supplement its extraction, refinement and extract product formulation capacity.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed a cannabis flower and trim supply agreement with Ascent Industries' wholly-owned subsidiary, Agrima Botanicals Corp., a licensed producer of medical cannabis under the Health Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Commercial horticultural crops have basically two stages of growth. The vegetative growth phase is where roots, shoots and branches are produced. This growth is needed for the plant to establish itself and have enough leaf area to carry out adequate photosynthesis.
When executives at Bonify were approached about a year ago on an initiative to introduce a voluntary standards and certification program for premium quality cannabis products, they immediately warmed up to the idea.
Canopy Growth's chief executive is talking more aggressively about the potential for U.S. expansion when and if marijuana becomes federally legal south of the border – following news the licensed medical marijuana producer got a $5-billion infusion of cash – believing that even under a Trump government that day will dawn sooner than anticipated.
As more countries jump on the legal cannabis bandwagon, the opportunities for Canadian cannabis producers to expand to global markets have never been bigger. This is the consensus among industry observers and emphasized at the opening session of the MJBizCon International conference, happening in Toronto this week.
(Editor's Note: What follows is a two-part Grow Opportunity exclusive reporting on First Nations communities' efforts to get a slice of the booming Canadian cannabis market through various business and economic initiatives. Watch for Part 2 next week.)According to many people with and without First Nations (FN) ancestry, the potential benefits of cannabis industry involvement cannot be overestimated. Simply put, if involvement is properly enabled by the federal and provincial governments and to the appropriate extent, it could mean a sea change for Canada's indigenous people. It's obviously all about long-term and large revenue opportunities, at a time in history when it's still the case, as stated by Allan Adam, chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan FN in northern Alberta on CBC.ca, "so many FN across this country are in such dire straits."
Canadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on cannabis-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana's efficacy for companion animals.
Molson Coors Canada is seeking to disrupt the country's beverage industry by entering into a joint venture to develop non-alcoholic cannabis-infused products that could give it a leg up as more countries move toward legalization.
NanoSphere Health Sciences, the biotechnology company behind the patented NanoSphere Delivery System, has partnered with Delta 9 Cannabis INC to bring products from its cannabis brand, Evolve Formulas, into the Canadian market, a statement from the company said.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn't have was access to enough capital to make it all happen.
The Manitoba government has issued a request for pre-qualifications (RFPQ) to expand opportunities for retail cannabis stores in the province, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen has announced.
SEATTLE – A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide.
Beleave Inc. has announced its acquisition of 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Seven Oaks Inc. valued at $3 million, which the licensed producer said would strengthen its distribution arm in the recreational cannabis market.
EDMONTON – Aurora Cannabis Inc. has announced it has agreed to a new $200 million debt facility, with a potential upsize to $250 million, with the Bank of Montreal (BMO).
Under the federal government’s proposed Cannabis Act, jurisdiction over how retail sales are conducted is left to the province and territories. Each province and territory has implemented its own distinct process and the retail environment will differ in each jurisdiction.
A new report from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce predicted that sales of legal cannabis will hit $6.5 billion by 2020, surpassing even liquor sales in the country.  
Innovation distilled into its simplest meaning is creating new things. From fire pits and sharp stones to quantum computing and nuclear fusion, innovators create value for themselves and their users.
If there was one word to describe the Canadian cannabis industry in 2017, it would be explosive.
This past November, accounting giant Ernst & Young (EY) released a 12-page report focusing on the opportunities for Canadian licensed producers (LPs) of cannabis. Conversely, in that very same report, it noted that an uncertain operating landscape also exists, thus presenting enormous challenges for LPs.
Meaghan Seagrave – Executive Director of BioNBIf the past few years have shown us anything, it’s that there is tremendous opportunity for the biomass industry in Canada, specifically in Atlantic Canada. In thinking of Atlantic Canada, thoughts of our hospitality, friendliness, seafood, and bitterly cold winters might spring to mind. But, with these sweeping winds comes opportunity for growth in biomass-based industries, especially those that have been traditionally under-realized. 
One can’t blame Canadian cannabis entrepreneurs and investors for feeling a bit motion sick from turbulence, while waiting to see where different layers of government will land on key policies. Unfortunately, you can’t completely blame Ottawa for the hurry up and wait antics. Canadians are simply experiencing legalization through a “parliamentary” process, rather than through an electoral ballot process, like in the U.S.
Not a day goes by without the topic of cannabis making headlines across Canada.
September 2017 – Nothing evokes passionate debate in the cannabis community like the threat of big business taking over. The arguments against big marijuana fill the Internet. The heartfelt plea to preserve small farms is echoed throughout the U.S., Canada and Jamaica.
Our recent webinar outlining the emerging business opportunities related to the move to legalize large-scale marijuana cultivation drew considerable interest.
A new era in medical marijuana production dawned in April of this year, and it hasn’t taken long for the horticulture industry to take note.

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