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Shares of Canadian marijuana company Aphria Inc sank on Tuesday, after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said cannabis companies with U.S. interests would come under heightened scrutiny and could be delisted.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – MJIC Inc. completed its third quarter rebalancing of the Marijuana Index, adding two new cannabis companies each to the United States Marijuana Index and the Canadian Marijuana Index.
Canada’s TMX Group Ltd (X.TO), operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law.
TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities, which among other things, outlines CSA staff’s specific disclosure expectations for issuers that have, or are in the process of developing, marijuana-related activities in the U.S.
Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge has long been an advocate of medical marijuana and on Aug. 17, 2017, her advocacy met a prohibition reality when she was charged with simple possession in North Dakota, but Etheridge kept it all smiles for her mug shot.
TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (“Khiron” or the “Company”) reports that Matthew Murphy, Security and Compliance Advisor to Khiron, and former U.S. DEA Chief of Pharmaceutical Investigations, will be featured as part of a 60 Minutes and Washington Post joint investigation on the U.S. opioid crisis.
It is perhaps an overstatement to say that Big Tobacco is unhappy with weed becoming legal — after all, they claim that marijuana isn’t a substance that can act as a substitute for tobacco consumption.
With weed legalization on the horizon, dozens of grey-market dispensaries remain open in Toronto. VICE offers a glimpse into the violent cannabis dispensary robberies that are creating a rift between shop owners and police.
CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Sunniva Inc. (“Sunniva” or “the Company”), a North American provider of medical cannabis products and services, is bringing advanced greenhouse technology to Cathedral City, California, following unanimous approval of the project by the city’s Planning Commission.
The stock of MedReleaf Corp. has recently outperformed those of other top marijuana stock players in Canada, and there could be further price gains going forward after the recently listed cannabis firm has found its footing and stopped the earlier quarterly revenue declines.
Bank of Montreal and Toronto-Dominion Bank are emerging as the banks of choice for Canada’s burgeoning marijuana industry, even as some lenders shun the sector.
Canada’s biggest medical cannabis producers are seeing their stock prices rise after the federal government announced a plan to levy a one dollar per gram tax on recreational marijuana sales.
When the province of Alberta announced that it was surveying the public on Alberta cannabis regulations, it didn’t know that more than 45,000 residents would submit their opinions on the matter.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Alberta Cannabis Framework proposes who will be able to buy and use cannabis once it is legal, where they will be able to buy it and where they will be allowed to use it.
Canada is proposing a federal excise tax on marijuana to help ease the path to legalizing the drug, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, drawing a cautious response from provinces that would oversee the process.
PARIS, Ontario, Oct. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Emblem Corp. (TSXV:EMC) (EMC.WT) (“Emblem” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a Collaboration and Licensing Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Canntab Therapeutics Limited (“Canntab”) of Toronto.
TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Supreme” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FIRE) is pleased to announce that 7ACRES’ first month of sales exceeded $1,500,000, and that such sales will be recorded in the quarter ended September 30, 2017.
BC Bud Tour takes us on a journey through Canada’s pacific jewel with a cast of characters that make up the true cannabis culture of the city. In this episode, VICE’s weed expert Damian Abraham and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! smoke their way through Vancouver’s weed scene while discussing touring, music, and how high they can possibly get.
TORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with 2Badgers Consulting Inc. of British Columbia, Canada to explore partnerships between Indigenous Peoples and Industry to develop cannabis based businesses on Indigenous land.
NANAIMO, British Columbia, Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray medical cannabis products have been successfully exported to New Zealand and are now available for distribution nationwide.
DENVER, Sept. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced that its active client in New Brunswick has successfully submitted application materials and supporting documents for the purpose of acquiring business licenses to operate within the newly founded medical cannabis program that is to be regulated by the province and the Canadian government.
While Canada is planning to delay the roll out of recreational cannabis edibles for regulatory reasons, it may give stakeholders the added benefit of having extra time to master their formulations for what may become a booming market segment.
Most interviews with Cam Battley — Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s zealous executive vice-president — inevitably yield considerable enthusiasm about the company’s outlook.
Manitoba is studying whether to involve the private sector in rolling out sales of marijuana in the Canadian province — a contrast to Ontario’s plan to sell the drug in government-run stores.
HALIFAX, N.S., Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new study from Dalhousie University found that 46% of Canadians would try cannabis-infused food products if they became available on the market.
While cannabis regulations have already been proposed for Ontario and New Brunswick, British Columbia cannabis regulations have yet to take shape; however, on Sept. 25, 2017, the provincial government announced that it is now collecting public input on how it should sell and regulate the substance.
VANCOUVER, B.C., Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Government is inviting British Columbians to share their views about how the Province can keep young people, neighbourhoods and roads safe after Canada legalizes non-medical cannabis next year.
Canadian teens curious about cannabis will be the target of a new awareness campaign being launched by Health Canada.
The legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada has the country preparing for unprecedented expansion and with that will undoubtedly come career opportunities, but what can job seekers expect in regards to Canadian cannabis salaries?
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new global cannabis standardization group formed through ASTM International will host a free hemp and cannabis workshop on 10-11 October at the Berlin Marriott Hotel in Germany.
CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – GEA Technologies Ltd. “NEX:GEA.H” (“GEA” or the “Company”), an Alberta corporation listed on the NEX exchange, and DropLeaf LLC (“DropLeaf”), a limited liability company governed by the laws of Nevada, are pleased to announce (further to the press release dated September 8, 2017), that the merger transaction has been completed.
Ontario will try to sell legal pot for a price low enough to squash the black market. The government plans to establish a price for recreational marijuana that isn’t too high in order to eliminate illicit sales.
New Brunswick recently announced how the province will manage the sale and distribution of marijuana. New Brunswick has also signed deals with Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) and another company listed on the venture exchange.
With Ontario and New Brunswick having already announced plans for selling recreational cannabis in July 2018, prospective stakeholders in Canada’s remaining provinces are eyeing potential entry points.
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with 3|Sixty Secure Corp. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to provide the ultimate in security, transport and compliance for Canadian medical marijuana.
NIAGRA FALLS, Ontario, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Responding to a need for skilled graduates who are knowledgeable in the complex regulations and requirements of an emerging industry, Niagara College will launch a Graduate Certificate program in Commercial Cannabis Production in 2018.
Landmark legislation has led to the first serious deal in terms of shipping cannabis globally, with an initial consignment of dried medical cannabis already on its way to Germany for distribution. Now that Aurora are the proud recipients of a Health Canada issued Export Permit, they can legally send medical cannabis to Germany.
On Sept. 15, 2017, the Canadian province of New Brunswick announced during a news conference that Organigram (TSXV:OGI) and Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED), both already licensed producers in Canada’s medical marijuana program, will distribute recreational marijuana to retail stores established by a newly created provincial crown corporation.
Canada’s justice ministers are asking for clarity and support as they scramble to organize and police an entirely new marijuana industry in less than 10 months.
In response to the upcoming legalization of marijuana in Canada in 2018, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) announced today that, effective immediately, it has declared a Moratorium on the production, distribution and sale of cannabis within the Territory until such time as the community adopts its own regulations on the matter.
While Canada’s House of Commons is hashing out the details of legalization, stakeholders have been trying to determine how many recreational cannabis consumers will participate in the legal market and now there’s a new report to help them.
On Sept. 11, 2017, Canada’s House of Commons health committee returned to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to begin the first of five full-day hearings on Canadian cannabis legalization.
On Sept. 8, 2017, Ontario became the first province to reveal its plans to regulate Canadian cannabis, proposing to handle it in a fashion similar to that of tobacco and alcohol.
OTTAWA, Ont., Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licenced producers of medical cannabis that it represents, share the Province’s commitment to ensuring adult Ontarians have access to safe, regulated cannabis products and support the Government’s decision to make clear its intentions regarding the distribution and retail of recreational cannabis.
Canadian cannabis producer Tilray says it will invest 20 million euros in a medical cannabis operation in Portugal after winning federal licences there.
CANTANHEDE, Portugal, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Tilray, a global pioneer in medical cannabis research and production, announced plans today to invest up to €20 million in a European Union Campus (EU Campus) after receiving licenses from the Government of Portugal to import cannabis genetics and to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes.
SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hydroponics Company (ASX: THC) (THC or Company) has provided an update following international meetings held by its executive team in Europe, Israel and Canada.
With prices for many major Canadian cannabis stocks such as Canopy Growth Corp., Aphria Inc., and Aurora Cannabis Inc. trading sideways over the past few months, investors are now wondering which direction stocks will move from here, and what the long-term play with this industry is overall.
It’s a growing trend: hemp for pets. But it could soon be harder to find. Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it had issued warnings to more than two dozen businesses, asking them to stop manufacturing and selling adulterated or misbranded commercial feed.