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Grow Opportunity launches new podcast

In this first episode of Grow Opportunity’s new podcast series, host Mari-Len De Guzman talks to Jake Ward, head grower at Nova Scotia-based licensed producer Aqualitas. Ward talks about his company’s journey toward sustainable production, through its innovate aquaponics system, and offers some real-world insights on growing quality cannabis in the most sustainable manner.

Cannabis could curb opioid crisis, Canopy Growth CMO says

While cannabis and opioid use both have risks for dependency, Dr. Mark Ware said that the level of risks and addiction is not the same. “If you take opioids in higher-than-intended doses, it can cause death. If it’s contaminated, it can kill you,” Ware explained.

Flowr and Hawthorne Canada opens facility for cultivation research

The new R&D Centre, located in Kelowna, B.C., includes state-of-the-art laboratories, indoor grow suites, and training areas in a single building. Flowr is looking to test cultivation systems and techniques with Hawthorne’s lighting, fertilization and irrigation systems.

Aurora hit by ‘cybersecurity incident’ on Christmas

The Edmonton-based cannabis producer says the incident took place on Dec. 25, but did not share what data was involved or how it was accessed. Spokesperson says Aurora’s patient systems were not compromised and the company’s network of operations is unaffected.
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CannTrust launches new medical brand, estora

CannTrust Holdings Inc. is looking to re-enter the Canadian cannabis market with the announcement of its new medical brand, estora. Products are available for sale immediately through the newly launched e-commerce site. » Read More

Greening the future

Packaging is one of the biggest sources of complaint since cannabis became legalized two years ago. While green cannabis packaging alone won’t fix all of the Canadian cannabis industry’s sustainability problems it will play a significant role in lowering our collective carbon footprint. » Read More

C3 promotes sustainable production in new webinar

The Cannabis Council of Canada’s Tri-chair Sustainability Caucus is hosting a virtual roundtable to discuss ongoing industry initiatives that promote responsible production and business practices. The free event features top executives from 48North, The Green Organic Dutchman and Aurora Cannabis. » Read more

Get growing to a science

When I see that some cannabis facilities have not been successful in growing cannabis and did not get their sale licences because the quality standards were not met, I get really worried. Enough body of scientific knowledge is available but there is a disconnect somewhere. » Read more

The Grower’s Source

Virtual Event
Jan. 20-Feb.6, 2021
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Montreal Cannabis Expo

May 12-13, 2021
Montreal, Que.
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Lift & Co. Expo

May 27-30, 2021
Toronto, Ont.
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