Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier

Israeli Parliament ends years of delays, approves medical cannabis exports

After years of delays, the Knesset – Israel’s Parliament – unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana late Tuesday. Some analysts believe the move could unlock a market worth up to $4 billion. To assuage concerns from security officials that medical marijuana would leak into the black market, the law empowers police […]

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Thailand legalizes marijuana for medical use, research

Just one month after a proposed law breezed through a key hurdle, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly voted 166-0 (with 13 abstentions) to allow medical marijuana and cannabis research. The move came as a year-end surprise because the Assembly was expected to take 60 days to deliberate the draft. The Southeast Asia nation could be sitting on […]

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IGC Resources, Westleaf Cannabis close CA$20M raise, including Tilray investment

Alberta marijuana companies IGC Resources (TSXV: IGC.H) and Westleaf Cannabis closed a brokered private placement of 20 million Canadian dollars ($15 million), including CA$2.9 million from British Columbia-based Tilray. The capital raise was completed in connection with Westleaf’s proposed reverse takeover of IGC, which received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange. The company plans to […]

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Sunniva acquires California-based cannabis distributor

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Sunniva (Canadian Securities Exchange: SNN) has acquired LTYR Logistics, a California-based cannabis distribution company in a stock deal valued at 7.9 million Canadian dollars ($5.9 million). LTYR Logistics, headquartered in San Diego, will become Sunniva’s logistics and technology distribution platform. Read more about the deal here.

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