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Cannabis boom or bust: How US firms could be affected by Canada’s adult-use market

It’s crunch time for Canada’s cannabis companies as they hustle to prepare for the October launch of the country’s legal recreational market. South of the border, everyone tied to the legal marijuana scene is watching closely to gauge whether this historic milestone might translate into an economic boom for U.S. firms as well. Tremendous opportunities […]

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Marijuana M&A activity spikes as some cannabis pioneers cash out

Merger and acquisition activity is accelerating across the cannabis industry as more companies land multimillion-dollar capital infusions and ink deals aimed at growing market share. The momentum is giving more company founders an opportunity to cash out at an attractive price – or leverage the deals to launch their next venture. The flurry of activity […]

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Cannabis firm Tilray outlines IPO terms ahead of listing on Nasdaq

Tilray, a Canadian marijuana company owned by Seattle private equity firm Privateer Holdings, unveiled the terms of a previously announced initial public offering. The British Columbia-based company, which filed for the IPO last month, plans to issue 9 million shares of its common stock priced between $14 and $16 (CA$18.40 and  CA$21) a share. The IPO […]

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Aurora’s CA$200M loan another sign Canadian banks are opening to cannabis firms

After years of sitting on the sidelines, Canada’s top-tier financial institutions are increasingly teaming up with the country’s biggest cannabis companies to help fund their aggressive growth plans. Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis on Tuesday tapped the Bank of Montreal – Canada’s fourth-largest bank by revenue – for 200 million Canadian dollars ($150 million) in debt. The deal […]

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