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Canada to lead international workshop on safe cannabis production

The Standards Council of Canada and UL are partnering to establish guidelines for the creation of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical committee on cannabis.

Willow Biosciences begins first CBG production

Vancouver-based biotech company, Willow Biosciences Inc. is getting ready for its 500-litre pilot production run to deliver samples of its first cannabinoid, cannabigerol (CBG). Chief operating officer says this could be “a watershed moment” for the industry.

Investment program to fund innovations in indoor growing

Chicago-based investment firm, Sente Foundry LLC, is accepting applications worldwide for its new Indoor AgTech program. The program, run in partnership with GrowRaw Lighting Technologies, looks to support startups that have developed innovative solutions to improve, automate and streamline agriculture in greenhouses and indoor growing environments.

Featured presentation: Nutrient Deficiencies in Cannabis: Visual Identification

Speakers: Bill MacDonald and Monica Maille

This session will help you to identify nutrient deficiencies in cannabis using visual clues. Nutrient deficiency research trials have been conducted at Niagara College’s “CannaBunker” on all of the primary macronutrients. The data gathered in these trials will be presented along with tips on how to avoid nutrient deficiencies.

Register for free for the Virtual Grower Day to access this presentation and a variety of live and on-demand sessions designed to help build up your cultivation knowledge. Register Today

BevCanna brings infused beverages to the Maritimes

Infused beverages producer, BevCanna Enterprises Inc., has signed a distribution deal with Argentia Gold Corp. to bring its products to Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. » Read More

Aphria reports $98.8M in net losses for Q4

The Leamington, Ont.-based company experienced a $98.8 million net loss and a $64 million non-cash asset impairment expense. The impairment expenses were linked to international markets. About $40 million of the charge is connected to operations in Colombia, $19 million to Jamaica and $5 million to Lesotho. » Read More
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