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Colorado: MMJ America Reports Marijuana Greenhouse Yields Higher Than Indoor Growing

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In an effort to expand their production and improve the quality of their products, MMJ America, a supplier of medical marijuana in Colorado, invested in a greenhouse. The facility was equipped with environmental control systems, custom designed for their specific application based on ideal growing conditions.

The company was able to test and verify the marijuana growth in their newly designed greenhouse, compared to their historical method of indoor growing. Identical sized propagated plants were placed in the marijuana greenhouse and under supplemental lighting at the same time. The vegetative plants are seeing anywhere from 30 percent to 80 percent increases in size and weight after just 6 weeks, according to MMJ America.

Malek Noueiry, the general manager of production at MMJ America’s multi-facility operations, said he was very surprised at how dramatic the growth was in the marijuana greenhouse. “The plant growth was so much faster than what is typical in an indoor grow, so we had to adjust our fertigation to double the amount of nutrients that plants were capable of absorbing,” he said.

MMJ America hired Rough Brothers to design, supply, and install the greenhouse systems to support the controlled environment. The greenhouse was covered with high quality diffused glazing material specifically chosen to allow deeper sunlight penetration into the canopy of the marijuana plant. The control system operates the fertigation, daily light integral (DLI), temperature, and humidity.

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Nevada: Heliospectra's Grow Lights Chosen For Massive Las Vegas Marijuana Cultivation Facility

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One of the largest marijuana cultivation installations in the world, located in Las Vegas, will be using LED lighting, it was announced on Thursday.

Heliospectra AB, maker of intelligent lighting technologies for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, and American Cannabis Company, Inc., a full-service cannabis industry consultant and provider of proprietary and preferred products, announced they have successfully sold one of the largest LED cultivation installations in the world to a Las Vegas cannabis licensee.

Phase I of this contract represents over $672,000 USD (5.7 million SEK) in revenue for Heliospectra's LX601C lamps and is to be installed during the fourth quarter of 2015. American Cannabis, Heliospectra and the operator have designed a cutting edge facility that they say will deliver high quality end product at lower cost, with a substantially lower carbon footprint, than the current HID or HPS lamps used in similar operations.

"Not only is this our largest deal to date, it is one of the largest indoor, horticultural LED installations in the world," said Staffan Hillberg, CEO of Heliospectra AB. "This operator represents the culmination of hard work – from our product engineering to American Cannabis's facility design.

Colorado: Sipp Industries Enters Cannabis Space With Plasma Lighting Sale

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SIPP Industries, Inc., a conglomerate corporation that specializes in technology, import and export of commercial and consumer products, on Tuesday announced the initial sale of Sipp's Advanced Plasma Lighting (APL) to a strategic partner located in Colorado involved with the commercial development of cannabis grow operations.

"This initial order will be evaluated by our partner in the Colorado market to determine potential and feasibility for larger scale deployment in excess of 100 Sipp lights over the next 6-12 months," said Sipp CEO Syman Vong. "It is our mission to be the leader in consulting large scale commercial grow operations seeking higher efficiency lighting solutions with a focus on key recreational markets such as Colorado.

"Advanced Plasma Lighting is still in its infancy and we are taking a consultative approach to larger scale engagements that wish to test Sipp APL technology for proof of concept and beyond," Vong said.

In comparison to other grow lighting systems plasma can save up to 50 percent in energy consumption while significantly decreasing or eliminating the need for costly ventilation systems. More importantly, plasma lighting is the only technology that provides the fullest spectrum available which enhances the quality of the grow operation from vegetation to flowering stages compared with HID, HPS, and LED lighting systems, according to Sipp Industries.

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