Category: Cultivation

  • Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    Canada: Hemp Farmers get Whole Plant Harvest Greenlight

    August 14th, 2018 – The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) announced that on August 10th, Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and officials at Health Canada issued a decision to allow industrial hemp farmers to undertake whole plant harvest for the 2018 crop. Health Canada’s revision of Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and…

  • Aphria Affirms Commitment to Producing 100% Pesticide Free

    Aphria Affirms Commitment to Producing 100% Pesticide Free

    March 8th, 2017 – In light of recent media coverage, Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:APH)(OTCQB:APHQF) today issued the following statement with respect to its ongoing commitment to providing pharmaceutical-grade cannabis that is free of chemical pesticides. Vic Neufeld, Chief Executive Officer of Aphria, said, “Aphria has always held itself to the highest…

  • ACMPR Applicant Tantalus Labs Advocates Sustainable Cultivation

    ACMPR Applicant Tantalus Labs Advocates Sustainable Cultivation

    VANCOUVER, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ – Tantalus Labs, the B.C.-based designer and builder of North America’s first cannabis-tailored greenhouse, and late stage licensed producer applicant, announced today the release of a white paper examining the significant economic impacts and need for environmental stewardship as legalization rolls out in British Columbia. The report, Into the Light, explores the key challenges…

  • Hemp Trade Alliance lobbies Ottawa for Change

    Hemp Trade Alliance lobbies Ottawa for Change

    June 1st, 2016 – Canada’s hemp industry is demanding the federal government liberate it from antiquated regulations, a move it says couldhelp revive interest in Ontario production and processing. Despite no health safety concerns, since it was legalized for farmers to grow in Canada 20 years ago, hemp is still treated the same as heroin…

  • State Plans Trip North to get Industrial Hemp Seeds

    State Plans Trip North to get Industrial Hemp Seeds

    By – Associated Press – Friday, April 8, 2016 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A state Agriculture Department official is planning a trip north to get the seeds for North Dakota’s first crop of industrial hemp. Three farming operations in three counties will be determining this year whether industrial hemp can be successfully grown in North…

  • Colorado Introduces First Hemp Seed Approval System in Country

    Colorado Introduces First Hemp Seed Approval System in Country

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture is hoping to help bring hemp into the limelight with a new program that’s a first for the country. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 AT 9:52 A.M. Under its brand-new seed certification program, created in conjunction with the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA) and Colorado State University, the CDA aims to…

  • Oregon to Issue Industrial Hemp Licenses for 2016 Crops

    Oregon to Issue Industrial Hemp Licenses for 2016 Crops

    Oregon expects to issue new industrial hemp licenses this winter Oregon’s industrial hemp industry is off to a slow start, but interest remains strong.   Eric Mortenson    Capital Press Published on January 11, 2016 9:59AM The Oregon Department of Agriculture expects to resume issuing licenses to grow industrial hemp in 2016 by the end of…

  • Advanced Nutrients CEO Vies for “King of Instagram” Status

    Advanced Nutrients CEO Vies for “King of Instagram” Status

    September 3rd, 2015 -Meet Michael Straumietis, the self-proclaimed ‘Marijuana Don’ of Instagram.  When he’s not running Advanced Nutrients, the hydroponic chemical fertilizer company he founded in Canada, he spends his time on Instagram entertaining us with constant streams of photos showing nearly nude models, private jets, fast cars . . . oh and weed. He wonders…

  • UK Farmer Grows his Home from Hemp

    UK Farmer Grows his Home from Hemp

    August 26, 2015 – When UK farmer Nick Voase switched his croplands from potatoes to hemp after severe flooding in 2007, he probably didn’t know he’d one day be using part of his harvest to build a home. Fast forward to 2015 and the Voase family lives in an amazing eco-hemp house, held together with…

  • Oregon Marijuana Growers Warned Against Use of Illegal Pesticides

    Oregon Marijuana Growers Warned Against Use of Illegal Pesticides

    August 6th, 2015 – The Oregon Department of Agriculture is warning marijuana growers to stop using illegal pesticides, while the state scrambles to put together a list of acceptable chemicals. The federal government puts pesticides through tests that determine in what context a chemical may be used in agriculture and how much may be used.…