Marijuana Sales, Funding & Banking News

CA Senate votes to allow banks, credit unions to accept marijuana retailer deposits

The California Senate voted almost unanimously to pass a bill that would allow banks and credit unions to accept cash deposits from cannabis retailers. The 35-1 vote would allow banks to issue special checks to the retailers that could be used for certain purposes, including paying taxes or California-based vendors. State lawmakers also say such […]

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Canadian cannabis producer Organigram to list on Nasdaq

Organigram, a New Brunswick-based marijuana producer, will begin trading on the Nasdaq on May 21. The company will join other major Canadian producers listed on senior U.S. exchanges, such as Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, Cronos and Tilray. Organigram will continue to maintain its TSX Ventures Exchange listing but will cease trading on U.S. over-the-counter markets […]

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Marijuana firm Green Growth Brands raises $45.5 million

Ohio-based Green Growth Brands raised $45.5 million through a private placement of convertible debt, the firm announced Friday. Terms of the financing included 15% secured convertible debentures at a price of $1,000 each and a conversion price of 7 Canadian dollars, which will be divided by the Canadian-U.S. exchange rate upon conversion, the company said […]

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Marijuana firm Tilray revenue up nearly 200% in Q1; net loss grows on spending

Tilray, a British Columbia, Canada-based cannabis cultivator and distributor, reported revenue of $23 million for the first quarter of 2019, up 195% from the same period last year. The company’s net loss, however, widened nearly sixfold on higher spending. Tilray, which reports its earnings in U.S. dollars, said in a news release the sales gain […]

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Cannabis firm Indus acquires multistate concentrate, vaporizer brand for $20M

California marijuana supplier Indus Holdings expanded its operations to Nevada and Oregon by signing an agreement to acquire the assets of W The Brand, a manufacturer and distributor of marijuana concentrates, cartridges and disposable pens, for $20 million in stock and cash. Here’s what you need to know: Salinas-based Indus will gain a 24,000-square-foot cultivation […]

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Acreage to sell cannabis real estate assets to newly formed REIT

New York-based marijuana company Acreage Holdings said it agreed to sell cannabis-related real estate to a newly formed real estate investment trust (REIT), GreenAcreage Real Estate Corp., under a leaseback agreement between the two companies. The price wasn’t disclosed. Acreage holds a 20% interest in GreenAcreage Real Estate Corp. (GARE). Acreage CEO Kevin Murphy also […]

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