Anticipation is building for GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) as the biotech prepares to hopefully launch its first product in the U.S. in 2018. The company announced its fiscal 2018 first-quarter results after the market closed on Monday. Frankly, most investors weren’t too interested in the financial numbers. But there was definitely a desire to know more about what is going on with the potential launch of Epidiolex and GW’s cannabinoid pipeline.
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been on a mission to ensure state-legal cannabis businesses have commercial insurance coverage and with his announcement of the first California cannabis surety bond program on Feb. 21, 2018, he continues to make progress.
More strife is on the horizon for Ohio’s troubled medical cannabis program. On Feb. 20, 2018, a group of unsuccessful medical cannabis applicants, led by Jimmy Gould of CannAscend Ohio LLC, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s medical cannabis licensing process.
While the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has its key policies in place for recreational legalization and has secured a supply agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) to provide cannabis for the province, it is now ready to hear from prospective cannabis retailers.