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July 9, 2019

Vancouver calls for shutdown of illegal dispensaries following court decision

The City of Vancouver said nine illegal marijuana dispensaries must close down while they wait for the outcome of a legal challenge at the B.C. Court of Appeal.

Alberta LP touts sustainable production with solar panel install

Licensed producer Freedom Cannabis Inc. is installing a state-of-the-art solar array at its 126,000-square-foot facility in Acheson, Alberta, located 20 kilometres west of Edmonton, the company has announced.

VIDEO: Addressing security challenges for the cannabis industry

A little more than six months after the federal legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, Grow Opportunity's sister publication Canadian Security takes a look at the security challenges facing licensed producers and some of the potential solutions.
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Specifying HVAC for cannabis cultivation

If Health Canada’s recent cannabis prediction statistics prove true, designing a new construction or retrofit HVAC system for cannabis cultivation facilities in 2019 is almost guaranteed. Here are some best practices for specifying HVAC for cannabis production. » Read More
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Amid oversupply, Oregon takes steps to curb production

Oregon is awash in pot, glutted with so much legal cannabis that if growing were to stop today, it could take more than six years by one estimate to smoke or eat it all. Now, the state is planning to curb production. » Read More
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Conversation with CannTrust CEO Peter Aceto

In the same month that Canada legalized recreational marijuana for adult use, Peter Aceto assumed the role of chief executive officer at CannTrust, one of the first movers in the medical cannabis space. Grow Opportunity caught up with the chief executive at CannTrust’s head office in Vaughan, Ont., to check in on the LP’s progress navigating this new paradigm of a fully legalized cannabis industry. » Read More

Cannabis edibles, topicals markets valued at $2.7B

The Canadian market for next-generation cannabis products is worth an estimated $2.7 billion annually, with edibles contributing more than half, according to a new report from Deloitte. » Read More

Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference

June 6, 2019
Location: Toronto, ON
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June 12-14, 2019
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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Grower Day

June 18-19, 2019
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Catharines Conference Centre
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Grow Up Conference & Expo

September 12-14, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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