Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip perform at the NAC September 27, 2009 in Ottawa. | Paul McKinnon / Shutterstock.com
Newstrike Partners with The Tragically Hip
MMJ company Newstrike has struck an investment and marketing partnership with The Tragically Hip, reports the CBC. “No one knows Canada and Canadians like the members of The Tragically Hip,” says Newstrike executive chairman Scott Kelly. “With their involvement and support, Newstrike firmly believes we are developing the brand that adult consumers who choose to use cannabis will turn to.” The band says it chose Newstrike because the company performed its due diligence before entering the market. “They’ve hired pre-eminent scientists and growers, developed large, well-structured sites, and have the wherewithal and expertise to take this on,” the band writes. “After much discussion and assessment on our part, we’ve decided that this company—and the many creative people in it—are a perfect fit for The Hip.” Newstrike started trading on the TSX in June under the symbol HIP.
Knalysis Technologies Releases MMJ App
New Brunswick company Knalysis Technologies has released Wellness Tracker, a mobile app for both Apple and Android that is designed to improve medical marijuana treatments. According to huddle.today, patients and their doctors use the app to track their MMJ use and discover with strain can treat their specific symptoms. Knalysis CEO Paul Methot says the data can also help licensed growers and suppliers learn if their strains are effective. He also hopes that the app will help legitimize the use of MMJ among more doctors and lawmakers. “We’re finding some of the states are hesitant about medical marijuana being legal because there is no data to back it up. Not just the doctors, but the FDA, government bodies, policy writers, everybody wants more evidence. It’s not enough that everybody is saying ‘make it legal.’ They want evidence,” he says. “At the end of the day, everyone wants to know the same thing. What strain helps fix or alleviate which symptoms and that’s basically what we’re doing here with all this technology.”
The Hydroponics Company Makes Key Board Appointment
The Hydroponics Company (THC) has appointed John Hall as executive director. His appointment to the board comes after THC’s acquisition of Canndeo Limited, which proactiveinvestors.com.au reports is “developing plant breeding technologies to target the high purity cannabidiol (CBD) markets.” Hall has experience with plant breeding, including involvement in breeding seven industrial hemp varieties for Agri Fibre Industries. He also has over 30 years of experience in crop management and monitoring systems, agricultural technology, and crop nutrition. “John’s experience will help drive THC and Canndeo to the forefront of quality medicinal cannabis through leading breeding, technology, and agronomic approaches,” says chairman Alan Beasley in the article. “We also look forward to John bringing his experience to the hydroponics and indoor farming divisions within THC to accelerate best practice amongst our international customers.”
Job Opportunities Available at Nelson and Pade
Nelson and Pade, located in Montello, WI, is always looking for talented individuals to join its team. The company, which offers aquaponic systems, training and consulting, is particularly searching for people with a variety of skills, including carpentry, equipment installation, plumbing, inventory management, writing and verbal communications, aquaponics, hydroponics, greenhouses and environmental control, aquaculture engineering, microbiology, CAD drawing and engineering, sales and marketing, and gardening. The company offers a positive, high-energy work environment in which dedication, hard work, inventiveness, and initiative are rewarded. The team-oriented approach to business includes weekly staff meetings to promote cohesiveness in sales, systems, processes, and client interactions. All employees receive 401k with matching, fresh produce from the greenhouse, and team events and lunches. Full-time employees also receive health insurance, paid time off and holidays, and a Rewards for Excellence program. If you possess any of these skills, please send a resume and cover letter to business manager Oliver Baysinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 1-866-815-9734. The company also regularly posts specific job opportunities on aquaponics.com.
The Hydroponics Company Joins with Phoenix Life Sciences
Australia’s The Hydroponics Company has signed a joint venture agreement with Phoenix Life Sciences, a Colorado-based healthcare solutions company, to develop and sell medicinal cannabis products internationally, reports a press release on Marketwired. “We are very pleased to have executed a strategic alliance agreement with a major international healthcare company that produces high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade medicinal cannabis solutions. This partnership will rapidly accelerate the development of THC’s supply chain for importing medicinal cannabis products in Australia, through Canndeo, and significantly expands our capabilities to advance intellectual property and research and development into cannabis delivery systems,” says THC’s chairman Alan Beasley. “This partnership will allow Phoenix to expand our distribution of medicinal cannabis products and establish our brand while jointly delivering cannabis products into the emerging Australian market and internationally,” says Phoenix Life Sciences’ CEO James Baumgartner.
Maricann Group Expands Facility
Cannabis company Maricann Group is planning an 817,000-square-foot expansion. Phase one of three, which broke ground earlier this year, will consist of a 217,000-square-foot modular-expandable project featuring a 90,000-square-foot production and receiving facility. By the end of the first year in this facility, the company expects an increase of $80 million in annual revenues and a 500-per-cent increase in yield/production to more than 20,000 kilograms. Phases two and three, which will be respectively completed in 2018 and 2019, will each consist of a 300,000-square-feet greenhouse. The production and receiving facility from Phase I is designed to handle the capacity of these additional greenhouses. “People say ‘To the moon,’” say project manager Jeff Ayotte in an article on norfolknews.ca. “We are skipping the moon and going right to Mars.”
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