Cultivation

Class-action suit against Canadian medical marijuana producer expands scope

The scope of a class-action lawsuit targeting Organigram has been expanded to cover allegations that the cultivator’s pesticide-tainted medical marijuana made patients sick before it was recalled. according to CBC News. The initial suit alleged that Organigram’s “design, development, testing, manufacturing, distribution, sale and marketing of its purported organic medical cannabis were negligent” and that […]

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Manitoba looks to private sector to grow, sell recreational marijuana

The Manitoba government has introduced legislation to have private businesses grow and sell recreational marijuana once Canada’s adult-use market launches next year. Home cultivation, meanwhile, would be banned. Under the bill, the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries would be responsible for securing all the cannabis for private retail outlets. That would mean Manitoba would have to look […]

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US firm MJardin snaps up ‘major’ stake in fledgling Canadian producer

A prominent U.S. cannabis company has acquired a “major” equity stake in a fledgling producer of medical marijuana in Ontario, and the CEO of Colorado-based MJardin told Marijuana Business Daily “there will be more to follow.” The investment is the latest sign of growing interest among U.S. marijuana companies in the Canadian MJ market ahead […]

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Canopy to build Denmark’s first medical marijuana production facility

Canopy Growth Corp. announced plans to build Denmark’s first medical marijuana production facility to meet demand when Europe’s newest MMJ market comes online next year. Spectrum Cannabis Denmark ApS – a joint venture between Canopy and Danish Cannabis ApS, a leading European hemp producer – will establish the 430,000-square-foot production facility in Odense, Denmark’s third-largest city on […]

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Arkansas sets timeline for awarding medical marijuana cultivation licenses

Winners of medical marijuana cultivation licenses in Arkansas will be announced Feb. 27. The state’s Medical Marijuana Commission has decided that in the next two weeks it will begin reviewing the 95 applications for the five available grow licenses, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Here’s what you need to know: The marijuana commissioners gave themselves a […]

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Canada’s largest pharmacy chain inks ‘game-changing’ medical marijuana distribution deal

Medical marijuana could soon be available through the online store of Canada’s largest pharmacy chain in what analysts are calling a groundbreaking deal for the MMJ industry. Aphria is set to supply the medical cannabis, including leaf and oil, for Toronto-based Shoppers Drug Mart. The Ontario-based licensed producer will be designated as the “preferred” supplier […]

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Marijuana real estate company files for $100 million raise

A San Diego-based real estate company that caters to medical cannabis cultivators has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing plans to raise $100 million. If successful, Innovative Industrial Properties’ raise would be one of the larger funding efforts for a U.S. cannabis business. The company – which began listing as IIPR on the New […]

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Week in Review: New Jersey rec MJ legalization, Indiana hemp chaos & cannabis + wine

New Jersey’s governor-elect appoints a marijuana advocate to a key position, Indiana hemp retailers are ordered to remove CBD products from their shelves, and an Oregon judge allows a vineyard’s lawsuit against a planned cannabis grow to continue. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Keeping […]

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Prestigious Toronto business club hosts its first marijuana event

A private business club almost as old as Canada held its first-ever marijuana event in downtown Toronto, demonstrating that medical cannabis is becoming more mainstream among the nation’s business elite. The National Club, located in Toronto’s financial district, hosted a panel discussion with industry experts in medical marijuana, finance and dispensary design that was attended […]

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Oklahoma proposal would allow hemp-based CBD production

Oklahoma lawmakers are poised to consider legal hemp production in 2018, a move that would open the state’s limited cannabidiol program to in-state producers. If the bipartisan proposal aimed at boosting a sagging farm economy succeeds, Oklahoma would join more than 30 other states that allow hemp production. “It’s a true cash crop and has a […]

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Applications to produce cannabis in Canada top 460

Applications to become a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada rose 10% in the past six months, even though Health Canada has been approving applications at a record clip. The jump in approved cultivators and applications comes as marijuana companies prepare for the planned rollout next summer of the nation’s recreational cannabis market. Amid […]

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