Canada legalization chief: Let black-market MJ growers join

The chair of the Canadian government’s marijuana legalization task force believes black-market growers should be allowed to participate in the country’s new recreational cannabis industry.

Such as move could affect business opportunities. The federal government’s proposal stipulated that newer, smaller cultivators would be given an opportunity to participate in the nation’s new rec industry, although existing licensed medical marijuana producers would get first dibs on the new…

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Canadian medical marijuana grower Aphria lands CA$100M

Aphria, one of Canada’s largest licensed medical marijuana producers, announced it has secured 100 million Canadian dollars ($74 million) in financing.

The financing will be used mostly to expand Aphria’s production capacity, which “is expected to supply more than 75,000 (kilograms) of high-quality cannabis at one of the lowest costs in the industry,” CEO Vic Neufield said in the release.

According to the release, CA$75 million of the total funding comes from equity financing, while the remaining CA$25…

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Canada provincial leaders concerned over rec MJ timeline

Canadian provincial leaders are raising questions over whether they will be ready when Canada’s recreational marijuana market is set to go online in July 2018.

That could slow the adult-use industry’s rollout across Canada, making it more difficult for entrepreneurs hoping to cash in on the federal government’s legalization program.

Under legalization legislation introduced Thursday, the federal government would be responsible for regulating rec cultivation while the provinces would…

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Week in Review: 4 takeaways from Canada’s recreational marijuana plan

By Omar Sacirbey

The biggest marijuana business development this week – and quite possibly this year – originated north of the border.

On Thursday, the Canadian government introduced landmark legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, giving entrepreneurs worldwide a look at how the country could regulate the first adult-use cannabis market in a G-7 nation.

Among the four notable business highlights:

  • The government hopes to fast-track the program and have it up and running by the middle of…

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Canadian government introduces bill legalizing rec marijuana

Canada’s government on Thursday introduced highly anticipated legislation in the House of Commons to legalize recreational marijuana, proposing that existing licensed medical cannabis producers get the first crack at business licenses.

The legislation sets July 1, 2018, as the target date for legalization, The Globe and Mail reported.

At that time, adults 18 or older would be able to possess up to 30 grams – a little more than an ounce – of cannabis in public and grow a maximum of…

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Report: Canadian government to offer rec marijuana bill Thursday

Canada’s federal government is expected Thursday to introduce widely anticipated legislation to legalize recreational cannabis.

According to The Globe and Mail, the legislation is expected to require adult-use cannabis to be offered in plain packaging, more like tobacco products versus alcohol.

A government official told the newspaper a “big gap” exists between the government’s view on packaging and a proposal offered by the nation’s federally licensed cannabis producers as they…

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Cannabis-centric ETF begins trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

A marijuana exchange-traded fund – billed as the world’s first – began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the latest sign the cannabis industry is becoming more of a mainstream sector.

The newly launched Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences ETF packages the stocks of 14 marijuana-related businesses into one security, CBC News reported. The Canadian unit of Horizons ETFs Management oversees the ETF.


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An exchange-traded fund owns and tracks certain assets and,…

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Canadian marijuana grower strikes deal to enter U.S. market

Aphria – one of Canada’s largest medical marijuana producers – kicked off a U.S. expansion plan with an investment of 25 million Canadian dollars ($18.63 million) that will lead to the purchase of a licensed CBD business in Florida.

When the complex deal is done, Aphria will have established a foothold in Florida with the goal of eventually extending its reach to other medical marijuana markets in the United States, according to a news release.

Aphria plans to put the CA$25 million into private holding company…

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Week in Review: Pro-cannabis bills in Congress, Canada rec legalization & Ohio’s testing plans

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Federal lawmakers introduce a slew of pro-marijuana bills, Canada eyes legalizing adult-use cannabis by July 2018, and concerns crop up over a little-known provision in Ohio’s MMJ law.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Congress tries again

Thursday’s news that seven bills were introduced in Congress to reform national cannabis laws was greeted with exultation from many in the…

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Canadian pharmacy chain to cover employees’ medical cannabis

The biggest pharmacy chain in Canada will begin covering medical cannabis for certain conditions under its employee health insurance plan.

Loblaw Companies Limited and its Shoppers Drug Mart unit made the announcement through a staff memo, The Toronto Star reported.

The move coincides with Shoppers’ application last October to become a licensed MMJ producer in order to sell MMJ through its 1,300 brick-and-mortar storefronts.

Shoppers, which is awaiting a decision on its application, does…

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Canadian medical marijuana producer to open online store

Canopy Growth Corp., Canada’s biggest publicly traded medical marijuana producer, plans to launch an online store that will offer patients one-stop shopping for the company’s various brands.

The move sheds light on how Canadian cannabis companies could increasingly turn to the internet as a new approach to peddling their products, particularly as the country rolls out its new recreational market.

Consumers of Canopy’s three brands – Bedrocan, Mettrum and Tweed – currently must shop…

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Canadian producer invests $3M in Arizona medical marijuana grower

Aphria, a federally licensed Canadian medical marijuana producer, increased its investment in an Arizona MMJ grower by $3 million.

Aphria now owns 5% of Copperstate Farms LLC through its subsidiary, Aphria (Arizona), and Copperstate Farms Investors controls the remaining 95%, according to a news release.


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Aphria, based in Leamington, Ontario, on March 22 became the third Canadian MMJ company to publicly trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Copperstate owns about 1.7 million square feet of…

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Report: Canada’s legal rec MJ program to start by July 2018

Recreational marijuana will become legal in Canada by July 1, 2018, CBC News reported Monday.

The disclosure of the launch date for Canada’s rec sales is expected to piggyback on the liberal government’s announcement next month about the nation’s cannabis legislation, according to the national broadcaster.

Under the proposed legislation, which could be unveiled as soon as the week of April 10, Canada’s federal government will be responsible for licensing and monitoring cultivators,…

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Another Canadian medical cannabis producer goes public

Adding to a growing trend among licensed Canadian medical marijuana producers, Hydropothecary Corp. went public Tuesday.

The Quebec-based company started trading on the TSX Venture Exchange after completing a reverse takeover with BFK Capital Corp. last week, the Financial Post reported.


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Hydropothecary shares opened at 1.82 Canadian dollars ($1.36) and closed at CA$1.55 ($1.16) on Tuesday, according to the Post.

An analyst quoted by the Post estimated Hydropothecary will have an initial…

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Canadian marijuana cultivators are raking in capital

Canada’s federally licensed medical marijuana cultivation companies have raised roughly 700 million Canadian dollars ($524 million) in the past six months, according to canna-centric analysis firm Canaccord Genuity.

The investment frenzy started in the third quarter of 2016 when investors injected more than CA$150 million ($112 million) into publicly traded and privately held Canadian MMJ growers, the Canaccord report said, according to the Calgary Herald. But that amount more than doubled…

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Third lawsuit launched in Canada over tainted medical marijuana

A third proposed class-action lawsuit over pesticide-laden medical marijuana in Canada raises additional questions about Health Canada’s claim that people who consumed the tainted cannabis weren’t becoming ill.

According to The Globe and Mail, the Nova Scotia man listed in the new proposed class action allegedly became violently ill after consuming medical marijuana he purchased from Mettrum, one of two federally licensed MMJ cultivators caught up in the pesticide-related legal…

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Marijuana CEO calls for strict product testing in Canada

The CEO of one of Canada’s biggest medical marijuana cultivators wants to see the country’s public health department implement a strict system of product testing for cannabis companies after recent pesticide-related recalls.


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Marijuana companies should foot the bill for the increased inspections and tests, said Vic Neufeld, CEO of Aphria Inc., adding that such systems are common in pharmaceutical sector, according to The Globe and Mail.

Neufeld’s call comes after two Canadian marijuana…

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Canadian medical cannabis grower added to key stock index

The Canadian cannabis industry has taken another leap toward the mainstream now that Canopy Growth Corp. is being added to the influential S&P/TSX Composite Index.

Canopy, one of Canada’s federally licensed medical marijuana cultivators, will be the country’s first cannabis company to be included in the index’s health care sector, The Globe & Mail reported.

The company, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, will be added to the index prior to the start of trading next Monday.


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Toronto cops: Medical marijuana outlets linked to organized crime

High-profile Canadian medical marijuana dispensary owners Marc and Jodie Emery were arrested, jailed and released on bail last week, while Toronto police accused the couple of links to “high-level drug traffickers.”

The Emerys own Cannabis Culture, a brand which includes dispensaries in Vancouver, Toronto and Hamilton, as well as a magazine and other retail offerings.


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Police took
 250,000 Canadian dollars ($185,984) in cash in several currencies, 65 kilograms (143 pounds) of…

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Week in Review: Los Angeles marijuana vote, Canada rec rollout & new cannabis standards

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Los Angeles voters approve a groundbreaking marijuana initiative, Canada adult-use legalization may take longer than anticipated, and an influential standards-setting group eyes cannabis.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

L.A. industry now hitched to uncertain city rules

Those outside Los Angeles may not have heard wedding bells for the city’s cannabis industry and local officials, but…

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Second Canadian medical cannabis firm target of class-action suit

A second Canadian medical cannabis producer embroiled in a controversy over tainted marijuana is the target of a proposed class-action lawsuit by patients who unwittingly consumed prohibited pesticides.

According to the Globe and Mail, Mettrum, in addition to OrganiGram, was found selling MMJ containing pesticide myclobutanil, which emits hydrogen cyanide that, when lit, and can cause serious health problems.

A court must certify the proposed lawsuits targeting the federally licensed…

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Week in Review: Canada’s tainted MMJ, tribal grow operation & DOJ policies

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

Canadian cultivators are unable to find the source of pesticide-contaminated medical marijuana, a giant MJ greenhouse is planned for tribal land, and Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department will enact “reasonable policies” on cannabis.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Contaminated MMJ repercussions

Will the brouhaha surrounding pesticide-contaminated medical marijuana in Canada produce fallout for the nation’s federally…

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Canada MMJ grower can’t trace pesticide source, offers refund

Organigram, a federally licensed medical marijuana cultivator in Canada that recalled contaminated product last year, said it conducted an “extensive investigation” but was unable to find the source for the tainted cannabis.

The company also said it had reversed an earlier decision and now will refund money to patients who bought the contaminated cannabis.

The total cost of the refund will be about 2.3 million Canadian dollars ($1.7 million), Organigram estimated, and will essentially equal the company’s sales for its most recent…

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Canadian judge: Cities can forbid illegal dispensaries

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge issued a blow to Canada’s most notable owner of illegal medical cannabis dispensaries, ruling that municipalities have the right to ban MMJ businesses.

Don Briere, who owns a chain of medical cannabis stores in the western Canadian province, filed a lawsuit alleging Abbotsford city officials violated Canada’s constitution by denying him a dispensary license.


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Briere’s lawyer argued that local authorities don’t have authority to deny licenses to businesses because cannabis laws are decided by the…

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More than CA$1M of tainted MMJ destroyed in Canada

A health scare over cannabis containing a banned pesticide has led to more than a million Canadian dollars ($764,703) worth of medical marijuana being destroyed and raised concerns among patients about the extent of tainted MMJ.

Patient worries could potentially cut into Canadian sales of medical cannabis.

Health Canada has targeted two companies for greater product testing. But the government agency is not imposing that requirement on all the nation’s federally licensed MMJ producers.


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That has set off alarm bells among MMJ patients who…

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Tilray to export medical cannabis to New Zealand 

Tilray, a federally licensed cultivation company based in Nainamo, Canada, will begin exporting medical cannabis to New Zealand before the end of February.

It’s the latest overseas deal for Tilray, which is owned by Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings.


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Both the Canadian and New Zealand governments have approved the MMJ exports, Tilray announced in a news release.

The company will export THC- and CBD-infused oils to Middlemore Hospital in New Zealand’s capital, Auckland. Tilray’s medical cannabis products will serve as…

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MJ social media firm examines cross-listing on Canadian exchange

MassRoots CEO Isaac Dietrich revealed Monday during a shareholder conference call that the Denver-based social media company is exploring a public listing on a Canadian stock exchange.

MassRoots currently trades on the over-the-counter market. Monday’s announcement follows the Denver company’s failed attempt to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market last year.

“We’re evaluating exchanges right now,” Dietrich told shareholders. “The (Toronto Stock Exchange) did have to approve Aphria’s investment in MassRoots last fall, so…

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Contaminated medical cannabis leads to random testing in Canada

Health Canada said it will begin random testing of medical marijuana after two of the nation’s licensed producers recalled MMJ that was contaminated with unapproved pesticides.

The government health agency implemented the testing plan in response to the MMJ recall late last year by OrganiGram of Moncton, New Brunswick, and Mettrum of Toronto. Both used chemicals that are not among the nation’s 13 approved pesticides.

The growers’ recall of cannabis tainted with myclobutanil, bifenazate and pyrethrins affected roughly 25,000 medical…

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Breaking down borders: The rise of U.S.-Canada cannabis partnerships

The Green Solution, a large retail marijuana chain in Colorado, wanted a foothold in Canada’s expected recreational cannabis market. OrganiGram, among the growing number of federally licensed Canadian growers, needed know-how and a name.

And so was born a partnership indicative of the growing synergy between the U.S. and Canadian cannabis industries.

It reflects what’s expected to be a growing trend. Another U.S. cannabis brand, Snoop Dogg’s Leafs by Snoop, inked a partnership with Canadian medical cannabis cultivator Canopy Growth…

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MMJ cultivator Aphria gets initial OK to join Toronto Stock Exchange

Aphria, one of the largest federally licensed medical marijuana cultivation companies in Canada, on Monday received conditional approval to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange and announced a deal to raise 50 million Canadian dollars ($38.25 million).


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The TSX will grant final approval to Aphria if meets certain conditions the company described as “standard and customary” by May 3, according to a news release. Aphria currently trades on the TSX Venture Exchange.

If the Leamington, Ontario, company does receive the final OK, it would…

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Week in Review: Canadian exports, district attorneys policy group & dispensary lawsuits

By Omar Sacirbey, John Schroyer and Bart Schaneman

A Canadian medical marijuana company brokers another export deal, the nation’s district attorneys form a group to possibly recommend national cannabis policies, and Southern California dispensaries sue their unlicensed counterparts.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Canada builds its export lead

Tilray, a federally licensed MMJ grower in Canada, has inked another export deal, this time with Alef Biotechnology SpA, a cannabis…

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Marijuana company’s new stock symbol: WEED

Investors can now buy and sell WEED on the Toronto Stock Exchange after Canopy Growth Corp., a major federally licensed cannabis cultivator in Smith Falls, Ontario, changed its ticker symbol to the new, slangy version.

The move comes after the company made history last summer when it became the first marijuana cultivator to list on a major North American exchange.

Canopy announced its switchover from ticker symbol CGC on Wednesday and rang in its new era that morning by opening the TSX’s daily trading session.


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Tilray to begin exporting MMJ from Canada to Chile

One of Canada’s 38 licensed medical cannabis producers said it will begin exporting MMJ products to Chile starting this month.

Tilray, a subsidiary of Seattle-based Privateer Holdings, is teaming up with Alef Biotechnology SpA on the export deal, according to a news release.


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Based in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Tilray estimates the potential MMJ patient base in Chile is roughly 88,000.

Tilray’s products are expected to start arriving in Chile by the end of February and will be distributed via pharmacies and hospitals in Santiago,…

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Canadian company partners with AZ medical marijuana dispensaries

In what is a possible international first, a Canadian company has announced it will operate a pair of dispensaries in Arizona through a recently acquired management firm.

The deal, which cost the Canadian Bioceutical Corporation $27 million dollars (CA$35.5 million), also gives the the company ownership of a natural health products company, CGX Life Sciences, as a subsidiary, as well as the rights to license intellectual property from Melting Point Extracts, another Arizona-based medical marijuana company.


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Dispensaries in western Canada could be shut under legalization

As Canada readies to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide, existing medical cannabis dispensaries in British Columbia might not meet future regulatory requirements and may be forced to shut.


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B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Morris told CBC News that most of the current cannabis dispensaries will have to conform to new requirements of the government’s distribution model and that he envisions “many of them shutting down.”

The Canadian federal government announced earlier this year that legislation to legalize marijuana will be…

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Week in Review: Canada’s cannabis guidelines, Ohio’s dispensary rules & MJ’s big week in DC

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By Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

A task force makes recommendations on how the Canadian government should approach legalizing recreational marijuana, Ohio writes draft rules for MMJ dispensaries, and cannabis has a big week in Washington DC.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Small or big? 

Will Canada’s new adult-use marijuana market be open to small businesses – or dominated by big corporations?

Jodie Emery, a political activist and owner of Cannabis Culture, a magazine…

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Task force releases report on Canada rec marijuana legalization

Canada should permit adults as young as 18 to buy recreational marijuana through a variety of retail channels, according to a government-commissioned report that contains dozens of recommendations for how the country should proceed with the legalization of adult-use cannabis.

The report, from the country’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, was released to the public Tuesday. It recommends a “diversity of producers,” including smaller operators, and that consumers be allowed to purchase rec marijuana through…

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Canadian prime minister seeks crackdown on illegal dispensaries

Though the Canadian government is on track to legalize recreational cannabis in 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s frustrated with illegal medicinal marijuana storefronts and wants police to enforce the law.

Trudeau wants to put an end to dispensaries that say they are federally licensed but are not among the nation’s licensed producers, the Toronto Star reported Saturday. Many of these illegal storefronts have sprouted up in Canada, particularly in Toronto.


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A major marijuana merger in Canada

Canada’s biggest medical marijuana company, Canopy Growth Corp., just got bigger by acquiring competitor Mettrum Health Corp. for 430 million Canadian dollars ($323 million).

More mergers are likely, analyst Mason Brown of M Partners in Toronto, told Bloomberg News. Canada currently has 36 federally licensed MMJ producers. But as more mergers occur, he predicted, five to eight companies will control most of the market.


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Canopy Growth hopes to expand production as Canada’s government moves forward with plans to legalize adult-use cannabis,…

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Report: MMJ producers would also supply Canada’s rec program

Canada’s 36 federally licensed medical marijuana producers would become the initial cultivators for the country’s proposed legalized recreational program under a plan delivered to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sources told the Globe and Mail newspaper.

A task force responsible for recommending how the country’s proposed marijuana legalization system will be regulated delivered its report to Trudeau’s government Wednesday. But the proposals won’t be made public for several weeks, the newspaper reported.


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Another Canadian medical marijuana firm licensed to export

Aphria, a federally licensed medical marijuana cultivator in Canada, has been chosen to export product to Australian biotech company Medlab Clinical.

Medlab Clinical is conducting trials on the use of cannabis to manage pain in cancer patients, according to the Australian Associated Press, and will import a liquid blend of THC and CBD from Aphria for the testing. The product will be administered to patients via an oral spray.


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Canadian MMJ companies increasingly have been tapping the export market.

In July, Canopy Growth Corporation of Ontario…

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Report: Canada rec cannabis industry could top $26 billion

Canada’s widely anticipated recreational marijuana market could become a more than $22.6 billion industry once it’s legalized, according to a new report by Deloitte.

The accounting and consulting firm’s report, scheduled for release soon, concludes that adult-use marijuana will be a huge jump-start for the Canadian economy, the Toronto Star reported. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to introduce legislation to legalize rec marijuana next spring.


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Another Canadian MMJ cultivator plans to go public

Canadian medical cannabis producer Emblem is set to go public next month on the TSX Venture Exchange, the electronic exchange owned by the parent of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Ontario company is the latest federally licensed medical marijuana cultivator to list its shares on an exchange, thanks to Canada’s legalized MMJ industry.

Emblem President John Stewart told MoneyShow.com the IPO will come out next month and trade under the symbol EMC. Stewart said the company hasn’t yet priced the offering but that it’s likely to fall…

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Canadian Medical Marijuana Cultivator Offers Mobile App

A federally licensed Canadian medical marijuana producer has rolled out a mobile phone app to make it easier for patients to research products and place orders for delivery while on the go.

Cam Battley, of Aurora Cannabis, told the Canadian Press the company wanted to give customers the type of service offered by Amazon and other online retailers.

“As far as we know, it is the first legal app for Android and Apple for federally-approved legal medical cannabis,” Battley told the news agency.

The app lists different strains with descriptions…

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Two Canadian Banks Say No to Marijuana-Related Accounts

Two of Canada’s biggest banks – Scotiabank and the Royal Bank of Canada – say they aren’t providing accounts to plant-touching or ancillary marijuana businesses, forcing some owners to find new financial institutions that will take their money.

Nathan MacLellan, the owner of Hemp County in Woodstock, Ontario, a store that sells accessories including pipes and bongs but not actual cannabis, received a letter from Scotiabank late last month telling him his account was being cancelled, according to the Canadian Press. MacLellan had had…

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Experts Predict Increase in Canadian Cannabis M&A

Canada’s cannabis industry is poised for a period of increased mergers and acquisitions, according to financial market observers in the country.

M&A activity has already accelerated, Jacob Cawker, an attorney with Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto, said in an article published on the online site Mondaq.

Cawker cited data from Virdian Capital and Research, a cannabis-focused index that showed 33 acquisitions conducted in 2014, with even more M&A activity predicted for the future.

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Canadian MMJ Producer Planning Enormous Grow

One of Canada’s 35 licensed medical marijuana producers has big plans for the future – plans the size of 10 football fields.

That’s how big an automated greenhouse in Alberta will be once Vancouver-based Aurora Cannabis is finished building it out, the Calgary Sun reported. The grow will be roughly 600,000 square feet, with the capacity to produce more than 154,000 pounds of MMJ.

The facility is slated to be up and running in the summer of 2018, and could become the largest such operation in the country – although competitor Aphria…

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Canada Calling Cannabis Entrepreneur Whoopi Goldberg

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg is eyeing Canada as a potential market for her cannabis-infused menstrual pain products, underscoring marijuana entrepreneurs’ interest in the county’s market ahead of the federal government’s plans to legalize adult-use MJ.

Whoopi & Maya, as Goldberg’s cannabis products are known, is currently available only in California. But Goldberg said in an interview this week she would like to make the therapy available to Canadian women, according to the Canadian Press.

Part of Canada’s attraction as a market,…

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Canadian MJ Grower to List on Major Stock Exchange

In what could be a first in both the cannabis industry and stock market history, a large marijuana cultivation company will list on a major North American stock exchange.

Canopy Growth Corp., one of Canada’s biggest licensed medical marijuana companies, started trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX) Tuesday under the ticker symbol CGC, according to Bloomberg.

“The addition of Canopy Growth helps signal that the world’s view of cannabis has finally shifted, starting right here in Canada,” said Canopy CEO Bruce Linton in a…

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German MMJ Company Taps Canadian Grower for Imports

The Canopy Growth Corporation in Ontario announced Monday that the Canadian and German governments have given the thumbs up to its wholly owned subsidiary Tweed Inc. to begin exporting medical cannabis for sale to German patients, according to a press release.

Tweed will export its medical cannabis to MedCann GmbH Pharma and Nutraceuticals, a privately held pharmaceutical importer and manufacturer.

The approvals mark the first time a major G7 country will be allowed to import medical marijuana from Canada.

Germans are legally allowed to…

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