Canada Marijuana News

Cannabis group Cansortium raises $56 million-plus ahead of IPO

Miami-based Cansortium, a vertically integrated cannabis operator, said it raised just over $56 million in funds ahead of its initial public offering (IPO). The company will use the net proceeds for continued expansion of its medical cannabis operations in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Puerto Rico, Canada and Colombia for repayment of debt and for general […]

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Canada clamps down on ‘one-click’ age checks for marijuana promotions

One-click authentications of a website user’s age are not enough to ensure cannabis promotions cannot be accessed by young people, according to Health Canada, and the agency expects regulated parties to take corrective steps “in the coming weeks.” Earlier this month, Canada’s cannabis regulator warned regulated parties of their obligation to comply with the Cannabis […]

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Cannabis financier Gotham Green Partners to invest up to $250 million in MedMen

MedMen, a California-based multistate marijuana operator, said it will receive an investment of up to $250 million from private equity fund Gotham Green Partners (GGP). The investment – a convertible credit facility – is believed to be the largest to date by a single investor in a publicly traded cannabis company with U.S. operations. The money […]

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Cannabis extraction company Nextleaf begins trading on CSE

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Nextleaf Solutions has begun trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the ticker symbol OILS. The company uses its technology to extract and process cannabinoid distillate, which can be used for premium infused products. Nextleaf said it has completed the construction of an extraction and processing facility in the Vancouver area and […]

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Canadian medical cannabis exports tripled last year, as race for European market share intensifies

Exports of medical cannabis from Canada soared last year as the country’s biggest licensed cannabis companies continued to establish beachheads in new medical markets overseas. Shipments of dried cannabis tripled to 1,460 kilograms (3,219 pounds) in 2018, compared with 500 kilograms in 2017 and only 44 kilograms in 2016. Exports of medical cannabis oil doubled […]

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Canadian firm DionyMed to acquire L.A. cannabis campus, other assets for $19 million

Toronto-based DionyMed Brands, a multistate cannabis brands operator, said it will acquire the 1.8-acre Los Angeles campus of MM Esperanza 2, also known as MMAC, for $19 million. The campus includes a dispensary, distribution and manufacturing facilities and a customer-fulfillment center. In a news release, DionyMed said the deal improves the company’s brands distribution and […]

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US marijuana firm Vireo Health launches on Canadian exchange

Vireo Health, a Minnesota-based multistate operating cannabis company, started trading Wednesday on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Vireo has growing, dispensary and processing operations in six states. Vireo is trading under the ticker symbol VREO. More details can be found here.

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Ascent to sell Canadian cannabis assets for undisclosed cash amount

Financially troubled cannabis firm Ascent Industries has agreed to sell its Canadian assets for a cash amount that will be disclosed only after the Supreme Court of British Columbia has signed off on the transaction. Ascent was granted creditor protection in early March to address liquidity issues after its cultivation subsidiary, Agrima Botanicals, was stripped […]

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Cresco to enter FL medical marijuana market via $120M VidaCann purchase

Cresco Labs, a Chicago-based vertically integrated cannabis company, agreed to acquire Florida medical marijuana provider VidaCann in a $120 million cash and stock deal. The deal gives Cresco a presence in Florida for the first time, expanding its operations into eight states and giving the company a toehold in a major MMJ market. VidaCann plans […]

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