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Aurora sends first shipment of ‘free’ marijuana to France

A subsidiary of Edmonton, Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis delivered its initial shipment of medical marijuana to France for use in the country’s pilot program, the company announced Wednesday. The program is reportedly set to start serving medical cannabis to patients at no charge in the coming weeks. Aurora was among companies from Australia, Canada, Israel and […]

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Aurora Cannabis outdoor farm in British Columbia evacuated due to wildfire

(This story has been updated with information about Heritage Cannabis Holdings’ subsidiary in nearby Falkland being evacuated last week.) Aurora Cannabis had to evacuate its outdoor marijuana farm in Westwold, British Columbia, because of wildfire activity in the area, MJBizDaily has learned. Aurora’s employees are safe and the evacuation of the Aurora Valley site has had […]

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Aurora Cannabis continues board revamp, installs ex-Pfizer executive

Aurora Cannabis expanded its board and installed Theresa Firestone, a senior health-care executive, as an independent director, the Edmonton Alberta-based company announced Monday. Firestone joins Aurora after overseeing the launch of Shoppers Drug Mart’s medical cannabis business. Shoppers, owned by supermarket giant Loblaw Cos., is the largest pharmacy chain in Canada. Previous to Shoppers, Firestone […]

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Aurora not renewing recreational marijuana contract in Uruguay

Aurora Cannabis decided not to renew a contract to produce recreational marijuana in Uruguay, and the Canadian company is “actively marketing” a facility in the South American country, a spokeswoman confirmed to MJBizDaily. The move, first reported in local media, marks a continuation of large Canadian licensed producers shedding assets in small international markets. Last week, […]

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Aurora Cannabis shares make debut on Nasdaq after firm departs NYSE

Edmonton, Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis has left the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and followed some of its Canadian competitors onto the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Aurora, which lost 1.4 billion Canadian dollars ($1.2 billion) through nine months of its fiscal year, swapped one exchange for the other because the Nasdaq generally has lower ongoing listing […]

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Canada’s Aurora Cannabis files $1 billion shelf prospectus

Aurora Cannabis filed a preliminary short-form base shelf prospectus to raise up to $1 billion by issuing securities over a 25-month period. The cash raise will give Aurora “maximum flexibility to pursue strategic initiatives, which may include acquisitions or partnerships pursuant to the company’s previously stated global growth strategy,” Aurora said in a news release […]

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Aurora says its Danish cannabis has reached German pharmacies

A subsidiary of Canada’s Aurora Cannabis says its “made in Denmark” medical cannabis products have reached some Germany pharmacies for the first time – a milestone that was years in the making. The German distribution comes before the products have been cleared by authorities for sale in Denmark, where the medicine is produced. It’s the […]

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Aurora reports lower sales of adult-use cannabis

Aurora Cannabis sold less adult-use marijuana in its second quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter, but that was partially offset by growing revenue from its medical business, the Alberta-based company reported Thursday. Recreational cannabis net revenue was 28.6 million Canadian dollars ($22.5 million) for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020, 17% lower than […]

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