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December 2017 – The talk of the town at this year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference was, you guessed it, marijuana. Not shady back-of-hall cloakroom conversations, but openly in the show aisles, on the bus during the tours and over dinner. One of the tour stops was even to a production facility: “… Aphria, the former Leamington flower grower that transformed its flower greenhouses into a state of the art regulated medical marijuana production facility.”1
Oct. 27, 2017, Smiths Falls,Ont. – Tweed Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation, and DNA Holding LLC  have renewed and expanded their partnership through to October 2022.
Oct. 11, 2017, Smiths Falls, Ont. – British Columbia will soon be home to a 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse cannabis operation.
Oct. 10, 2017, Vaughan, Ont. –  CannTrust Holdings Inc. has received its Health Canada cultivation licence under the ACMPR for its completed 250,000-square-foot Phase 1 redevelopment of its 430,000 square foot Niagara greenhouse facility.
Sept. 19, 2017, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – Canada’s first post-secondary course for the production of commercial cannabis will welcome its first students next September.
Sept. 13, 2017, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. – Tweed Farms Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation and operator of the largest known licensed cannabis production facility in the world, has finalized the purchase of a parcel of land adjacent to its current facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, including an operational 458,000 sq. ft. greenhouse.
Sept. 12, 2017, St. Davids, Ont. – Garden City Growers (GCG) is selling its facilities in St. Davids to Canopy Growth Corporation (Canopy), a leading Canadian cannabis producer.
September 2017 – Nothing evokes passionate debate in the cannabis community like the threat of big business taking over. The arguments against big marijuana fill the Internet. The heartfelt plea to preserve small farms is echoed throughout the U.S., Canada and Jamaica.
Aug. 23, 2017, Hamilton, Ont. – Canadian retail industry veteran Grant Froese is joining Hamilton-based Marquee Health Group Limited as chief executive officer.
July 6, 2017, Ottawa – The Canadian AIDS Society has announced a first of its kind research program funded by Canopy Growth Corporation.
June 29, 2017, Vancouver – MYM Nutraceuticals Inc., GGS Structures and CannaCanada Inc., a subsidiary of MYM, are working together on the planning and design of the 1.5 million square foot Weedon cannabis greenhouse production project.
June 16, 2017 – British Columbia will soon be home to one of the largest greenhouse cannabis operations in the country.
May 29, 2017, Vancouver – B.C.-based medical cannabis producer Tantalus Labs has received its licence to cultivate medical marijuana, issued by Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).
May 26, 2017, Calgary – Maple Leaf Green World Inc. has engaged Paramount Structures Inc., a Calgary based company, for the design, engineering and construction of both of its cannabis cultivation facilities at Telkwa, B.C. and Henderson, Nevada.
May 25, 2017 – Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing.
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