Marijuana Cultivation

Week in Review: Nevada’s unhappy MJ growers, hemp’s friends in Congress & New York weighs adult use

Nevada marijuana growers are displeased with the state’s updated regulations, Congress members counter the DEA’s view of CBD, and New York may take a look at recreational cannabis. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Direct sales in Nevada As Nevada finalizes the rules for its […]

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Colorado company develops first US-bred hemp seed variety

A Colorado cannabis company has developed the first hemp seed bred entirely in the United States in the modern era, according to the state’s agriculture department. The Colorado Department of Agriculture said the seed variety, called NWG-Elite, was developed by New West Genetics, a cannabis biotechnology company in Fort Collins. “This is the first U.S.-bred […]

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Canadian marijuana companies opening wallets to tap California market

A handful of Canadian marijuana companies are already knee-deep in California, deploying millions of dollars in cultivation facilities, retail outlets and branded products to establish a footprint in the world’s largest marijuana market. Executives at the companies – whose shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) – said they hope to capitalize on: Access to […]

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Canadian-listed marijuana company buys Florida MMJ license holder for $48M

A New York-based marijuana investment company used cash and its Canadian-listed shares to fund a $48 million acquisition of a licensed medical marijuana business in Florida. iAnthus Capital Holdings, an investor in U.S. marijuana businesses, bought Florida’s GrowHealthy Holdings for $30.5 million in stock and $17.5 million in cash. GrowHealthy and its affiliate, McCrory’s Sunny Hill […]

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Reporter’s California Notebook: Regulated marijuana market an adjustment for some growers

Marijuana Business Daily reporter John Schroyer is on the ground in California, posting firsthand accounts detailing the historic, Jan. 1 launch of the state’s recreational marijuana market. Scroll down for an inside account from cannabis business executives pioneering the state’s new adult-use market, which Marijuana Business Daily estimates will generate at least $4 billion in annual retail sales […]

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Canadian marijuana grower spends CA$233M on British Columbia, Australia deals

One of Canada’s largest licensed medical marijuana producers got even bigger, buying rival British Columbia cultivator Broken Coast Cannabis for 230 million Canadian dollars ($185 million) in stock and cash. Aphria, based in Leamington, Ontario, also expanded its presence in Australia, purchasing a 25% stake in an Australian MMJ producer for CA$2.5 million. Aphria’s acquisition […]

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Canadian cannabis companies ink deals for nearly CA$1B in funding in 10 days

Capital is pouring into the Canadian marijuana sector faster than ever, as companies prepare for the country’s anticipated adult-use legalization this summer and bulk up for international expansion. Through the first 10 days of 2018, companies closed on a variety of funding deals or announced financing plans worth at least 978 million Canadian dollars ($780 […]

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Deal will allow CanniMed to distribute medical marijuana in 17 countries  

A major Canadian licensed producer has sealed an arrangement with a Dutch pharmaceutical distributor to market and sell its medical marijuana products in 17 countries. Saskatchewan-headquartered CanniMed Therapeutics, traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange as CMED, entered into a global marketing and distribution agreement with Fagron NV of the Netherlands. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under […]

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Canadian marijuana producers have bankrolled more than enough capacity to meet rec demand

If a recreational marijuana shortage materializes in Canada come 2019 – as most industry observers predict – don’t blame Health Canada, which more than doubled the number of production licenses it granted in 2017.

Instead, look to regional supply imbalances – possibly in provinces that opt to sell adult-use cannabis through government-run retail outlets – and producers who fail to live up to their cultivation targets.

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Canadian cannabis companies with US operations must disclose risks

An exchange in Canada dominated by marijuana stocks has asked listed companies with U.S. operations to publicly detail any risks they face after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to scrap protections for state-legal cannabis businesses. Richard Carleton, chief executive officer of the Canadian Securities Exchange, told Marijuana Business Daily that the exchange contacted all CSE-listed companies with […]

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Canopy adds 1.7 million square feet of marijuana greenhouse space in B.C.

Canopy Growth plans to exercise an option to develop an additional 1.7-million-square-foot greenhouse in British Columbia, bringing its production space in the province to 3 million square feet once the facilities are fully licensed. In October, Canopy announced plans to form a joint venture with a greenhouse operator to develop a 1.3-million-square-foot greenhouse in B.C., […]

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