Production
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.
While cannabis has no shortage of pests and diseases to challenge producers working within Health Canada’s guidelines, none has been more front and center than powdery mildew, which has dominated industry news both in terms of contamination of end-product by the mildew itself or illegal fungicides used to treat it.
TruTag Technologies, a brand security solutions company, announced a partnership with Tag-it Tech, a Seattle, Washington-based technology firm, last week.

The alliance couples TruTag’s “edible barcode” technology platform with Tag-it Tech’s blockchain-based tracking system. 


In a press release, TruTag said the two companies will work together to bring safety, security and traceability to the North American cannabis market.

The illicit trade and unauthorized diversion of legal marijuana products is jeopardizing consumer safety and costing states hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue.

The combined platform offers regulators and producers visibility, auditability and a means of safeguarding the cannabis supply chain.

“Blockchain innovation offers producers, regulators and dispensers a novel means of information-sharing in the supply chain,” said Paul Schutt, CEO and co-founder of Tag-it Tech.

“However, blockchain systems still require a secure link between the physical and digital world, and TruTag’s micro-taggant technology is perfect in this respect – providing a covert means of directly tagging cannabis products and their edible derivatives.”  

Michael Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive Officer of TruTag Technologies said, “Tag-it Tech brings technological innovation, sector experience and a shared vision for creating a trusted supply chain.”





WINNIPEG – A Toronto-based pot producer is taking over the former Maple Leaf Foods meat plant in Winnipeg.
VANCOUVER – Licensed marijuana producers in Canada are throwing out thousands of kilograms of plant waste each year in what some of them say is a missed opportunity to find other uses for the byproduct.
It is definitely an understatement to say that cannabis production and processing is on the rise in Canada. Alongside this increased interest comes the development and dissemination of many myths surrounding its cultivation. (Mainly borne out of people thinking they have secret recipes to grow bigger buds with strong THC, CBD and turpentine contents.)
Similar to other industries, how cannabis is produced and processed has evolved over time — and it will only continue to evolve as new companies join the elite group of licence producers in Canada that already exists.
It is often assumed in the cannabis industry that greenhouse production, rather than indoor production, will become the norm, especially since costs can be substantially reduced by using the “free power of the sun.”
Oct. 31, 2017 - I hear from clients daily, “these pesticides are just not working like they used to.”
It is true, pesticides are not working as well any more. Even when the pesticides were working well, not all the pests were killed despite good coverage and dead bugs on the leaves.
Sept. 29, 2016, Vineland Station, Ont. – As the cannabis industry continues to gain legal status around the world, more and more cannabis growers are learning about commercial scale horticultural production techniques, and of course, that means greenhouse growing.
DECEMBER 2016 – A decade ago the last thing you would want to hear is that your business has gone to pot! But that was then and this is now; it’s an old idiom worthy of a new definition.
May 25, 2017 – Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing.
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