Your Weekly Industry Buzz: Ag Consulting, MMJ Conference Dates & Urban Agriculture Awards

Your Weekly Industry Buzz: Ag Consulting, MMJ Conference Dates & American Business Awards

Your Weekly Industry Buzz: Ag Consulting, MMJ Conference Dates & Urban Agriculture Awards


Royal Knight AG Officially LaunchedRoyal Knight AG Officially Launched

Royal Knight Ag, a science-backed consulting and brokerage company based in Bensalem, PA, officially launched on July 12. Its mission: to help customers increase their yields while helping the environment. Royal Knight AG knows that getting bigger, stickier, sweeter buds starts with the soil. By working with top scientists, it has developed powerful organic carbon-based fertilizers that not only supply the soil with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, but also increases the soil’s carbon levels, allowing for bigger stronger buds. Royal Knight Ag’s philosophy is education first as the company believe that an educated community of growers is essential for the industry. Not only does it provide the tools and products that growers need for sustainable growing, but Royal Knight Ag also works hand-in-hand with both professional and recreational growers to insure they get the results that they desire. For more information, visit or email Frank Colins at


Sugarmade Now Accepts BitcoinSugarmade Now Accepts Bitcoin

Sugarmade announced in a press release on PR Newswire that it now accepts Bitcoin for all purchases on its websites on and Sugarmade expects this move to significantly reduce its credit card process costs, reduce chargeback fraud, and limit potential losses due to identity theft, all while allowing increased flexibility for customers. “We are happy to accommodate the many requests we have received for payment via Bitcoin,” says CEO Jimmy Chan. “Our web traffic has grown substantially this year and with the recent turn up of our new website, which offers hydroponic supplies, flexible payment terms are more important than ever. Bitcoin provides our customers this flexibility while allowing Sugarmade to control costs.”


Dates for 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo ConfirmedDates for 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo Confirmed

Compassionate Certification Centers (CCC) has announced the official dates for the second annual World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo. The event will take place April 12-14, 2018, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Designed to unite medical professionals, patients, and the industry’s leading entrepreneurs, the expo will merge medical education with cannabis business innovation. Nearly 4,000 attendees are expected to attend the expo, including 150 exhibiting companies and dozens of medical, investment, and industry thought leaders. “Our conferences serve as a catalyst for healthcare progress and strive to create awareness. We want to inspire people of all different backgrounds to get involved and shape the evolution of this industry,” says CCC co-founder Melonie Kotchey. For tickets or information, call 1-888-316-9085 or visit The conference will coincide with the first Pennsylvania dispensary openings slated for spring 2018.


 Mike Habbyshaw Joins EYE HORTILUX’s Canadian TeamMike Habbyshaw Joins EYE HORTILUX’s Canadian Team

Mike Habbyshaw has joined EYE HORTILUX as sales manager for the Canadian market. Mike will work with growers, retailers, and distributors to make sure products are available in locations throughout the country. He is also tasked with making sure users at all levels of growing have access to the latest information on lighting technology for plant growth. “I have enjoyed working with many of the growers in this market and now I can show them the benefits of the EYE HORTILUX brand products,” he says. “My goal is to help growers increase their production and grow beautiful, healthy plants and the right lighting will do that.” Says director of specialty products Mike Anderson, the new team member brings with him an extensive background in this industry. “Mike has experience in the manufacturing side of the business as well as knowledge of the retail market, since he has managed a horticulture store,” Anderson says. “We hope customers at all levels will also rely on Mike for technical advice on growing since he is a Certified Master Grower.” To contact Mike, call 1-877-905-2562 or visit


Display Package Available from HydrofarmDisplay Package Available from Hydrofarm

The Green Pad CO2 Generator, available from Hydrofarm, is now offering retailers a merchandising package with the qualifying purchase of all three Green Pad CO2 products: Original Green Pad, Green Pad Jr., and Grand Daddy Pad. Qualifiying stores will receive a lightweight display, product samples, posters, and stickers. This offer is limited to one merchandising package per store and available while supplies last. Ask your Hydrofarm sales rep for details.


Urban Agriculture Company Takes Home Two Stevie AwardsUrban Agriculture Company Takes Home Two Stevie Awards

The Urban Agriculture Company, which makes all-in-one organic grow kits and outdoor living products, announced in a press release on EIN Presswire that it won two Stevie Awards at the 15th Annual American Business Awards (ABA). The Stevie Awards recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide, and are conferred in seven programs including the ABA. They won a Gold Stevie Award for Start-up of the Year in consumer products and a Silver People’s Choice Stevie Award for Favorite New Products. “We are thrilled to have been recognized in this year’s American Business Awards. Winning awards for both our business performance and our products is a wonderful testament to the hard work our team has put into making Urban Agriculture’s first year such a success,” says Chad Corzine, founder and CEO of Urban Agriculture Company. “It’s been quite the ride so far, and we are excited to continue sharing our mission to help make growing and maintaining a garden accessible and simple for everyone, no matter the size of their living space.”

iCAN Partners with LeafCanniCAN Partners with LeafCann

iCAN: Israel-Cannabis (iCAN), an Israeli company that develops medical cannabis formulations, clinical trials, and cannabis testing, has partnered with LeafCann Research and Advisory, an Australian developer of cannabis medications, clinical research, and education. According to the press release on PR Newswire, the new venture, iCAN: Australia, will collaborate on medicinal cannabis research, education, acceleration, and innovation. The venture will also take interest in CannaTech Australia, the country’s first major MMJ summit that will take place in Sydney in 2018. “We are thrilled to partner with LeafCann to form iCAN: Australia. Our collaboration will bring world-class cannabis products to the Australian market as well as accelerate our collaborative research and development of new products for a range of indications,” says Saul Kaye, CEO of iCAN: Israel-Cannabis.




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