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LED lighting more energy efficient for indoor cultivation: U.S. study

A new study by non-profit Resource Innovation Institute (RII) indicated that facilities that performed best contained LED lighting in at least one phase of their operations. Facilities that use LED lighting in the flowering stage were also top performers.

VIVO Cannabis cuts jobs in effort to improve cash flow

In an effort to “streamline” operations, Ontario-based VIVO Cannabis Inc. is cutting 18 per cent of its workforce, or roughly 45 positions within the company. The majority of the cuts have come from its indoor grow facility in Napanee, Ont.

Canada’s medical cannabis needs more diversity, report shows

The new analysis from the University of Toronto’s Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation included 700 executives and directors across 166 licensed cannabis producers and 56 parent companies. The study found that overall, 84 per cent of cannabis industry leaders were White and only 16 per cent were non-White.
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Seth Rogen on fighting cannabis stigma

The Canadian actor and filmmaker is determined to push for the expungement of criminal records for cannabis crimes and bringing his Houseplant cannabis products to the masses, so using the substance can become as accepted as alcohol. » Read More

Task force chair shares thoughs on Year 2 of Cannabis Act

Hon. Anne McLellan reflects on the second anniversary of Canada's cannabis legalization during virtual event hosted by Cannabis Council of Canada. When asked about high cannabis excise taxes, McLellan said they might be here to stay. » Read More
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The problem with pests

While greenhouses offer a controlled environment for crop production, insects and other pests eventually find their way into the structures. Being in a closed environment can make it even more challenging to manage them. » Read More

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October 23 - 27, 2020
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Montreal Cannabis Expo

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Feb. 2-3, 2021
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