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October 31, 2018
Lighting Firm to Produce Cannabis LEDs with Ultra-Wide Spectrum

In October, Valoya, a manufacturer of high end LED grow lights, introduced Valoya Canna+ to the market. The company produces a line of LED luminaires with an ultra-wide spectrum designed for the professional cultivation of cannabis. Valoya has independently tested and optimized Valoya Canna+ lights through a series of trials.... more »

October 15, 2018
MedMen Acquires PharmaCann

MedMen Enterprises Inc. announced it has acquired PharmaCann, one of the largest medical cannabis providers in the United States, for $682 million, making it the largest acquisition in history of the budding cannabis industry. Combined, the companies have cannabis licenses in 12 states and operate 79 cannabis facilities. MedMen, which... more »

August 28, 2018
Time for a Reality Check

As more states legalize the use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, commercial plant growers, who have seen their profit margins drop to single digits, may consider cannabis production as a quick way to increase their bottom line. News stories of growers making exorbitant amounts of money producing cannabis... more »

August 21, 2018
Alaska Officials Approve License for Cannabis Testing Facility

Officials from the Alaska Marijuana Control Office have given preliminary approval for the license of the first cannabis testing facility in Interior Alaska. On Aug. 9, the cannabis board approved a license for Fairbanks Analytical Testing by a vote of 4-1.. The Control Office will issue the license once the... more »

August 15, 2018
Medical Marijuana Facility Coming to Marshall, Michigan

Michigan Pure Med is building a 800,000-square-foot facility in Marshall to grow and process medical marijuana. The company plans to hire about 400 employees. Marshall has also approved three other growing and processing facilities. "Housing is always very short in most towns," said Tom Tarkiewicz, Marshall city manager. "So we're... more »

July 12, 2018
Greenspire Global Adds New Distributors

Greenspire Global, Inc. has expanded its distribution network in response to growing product demand. Greenspire Global’s products include Procidic2, a bactericide and fungicide specifically developed for cannabis and hemp, and Procidic, an organic fungicide and bactericide formulated to protect crops during all stages of growth. “As part of our ongoing... more »

June 27, 2018
CannTrust Opens Perpetual Harvest Facility

On June 26, CannTrust Holdings Inc., one of Canada’s leading licensed producers of cannabis,  held the official grand opening of its Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility, in Vaughn, Ontario. The 450,000 sq. ft. hydroponic facility sets new standards for the industry. The current annual output from the facility is estimated at... more »

June 21, 2018
Columbus to Host New One-Day Cannabis Conference in July

The 2018 GPN Cannabis Conference will take place July 14, in Columbus, Ohio. The Cannabis Conference is a full-day educational experience providing the latest insight, tips and guidelines for success in the cannabis market. It will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The... more »

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