International Marijuana Business News

Colombia’s first Canadian stock listing could lure capital to medical marijuana

With a potential patient count more than double Canada’s, Colombia’s medical marijuana market is quickly gaining recognition as a legitimate force in the global cannabis industry. The total market for patients with qualifying conditions in Colombia exceeds 5.5 million people, according to QuantilesIMS, a U.S.-based market analytics company. The country, which has long been known […]

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New Zealand voters soon will weigh in on cannabis legalization

A measure to legalize recreational cannabis will be on the ballot in New Zealand in 2019 or 2020, a government official said this week. Lawmakers are deciding whether to hold a stand-alone referendum next year or concurrently with the country’s elections in 2020, according to Radio New Zealand.

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Four takeaways as Big Alcohol makes another foray into Canada’s cannabis market

Industry observers have predicted more moves by Big Alcohol into the Canadian marijuana market. And that business forecast continues to prove on point with the groundbreaking announcement that North America’s largest wine and spirits distribution company signed an agreement to become the exclusive product distributor for one of Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producers. Under the agreement, […]

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Investment firm offers CA$1M seed money to Canadian marijuana entrepreneurs

A major investment company is putting 1 million Canadian dollars ($780,000) on the table for aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in Canada. Canopy Rivers Corp.’s program is open to entrepreneurs looking to access Health Canada’s proposed new licenses for micro-cultivation, nurseries, industrial hemp, processing, analytical testing, retailers and other emerging segments. “This is a way to help […]

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Micro-cultivation canopy limit clarified for Canadian cannabis growers

Proprietors who obtain micro-cultivation licenses in Canada under a new proposal won’t be able to circumvent the canopy limit by growing cannabis on vertically arranged spaces. The proposed limit of 200 square meters for micro-cultivation licensees would be based on the surface area occupied by all of the parts of cannabis plants, not just the floor […]

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Colombian marijuana companies seek first listings on Canadian exchange

As interest in Latin America’s medical marijuana industry grows, a major stock exchange in Canada could soon see the first listings from companies with their core operations in Colombia. Khiron Life Sciences CEO Alvaro F. Torres told Marijuana Business Daily the company expects to complete the regulatory paperwork in time to start trading as early […]

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What Canada’s top CEOs say about cannabis ‘commoditization’

While a shortage of marijuana is expected to precede any glut by a number of years, the potential for cannabis commoditization is already a consideration for many licensed cultivators in Canada. Greg Engel, CEO of New Brunswick-based Organigram, said commoditization, at least as it relates to cannabis, boils down to two things: Excess supply over […]

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Chicago-based cannabis firm GTI plans to go public in Canada

Green Thumb Industries, a Chicago-based cannabis grower and dispensary operator, released its plans to go public in Canada’s booming marijuana market. The multistate company has signed a letter of intent to complete a reverse takeover of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Bayswater Uranium Corp., which has interests in properties across Canada and in Wyoming. The deal charts […]

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Marijuana firm iAnthus lands $50 million investment

Multistate cannabis firm iAnthus secured a $50 million investment from Gotham Green Partners, a marijuana-focused private equity firm based in New York. The deal, announced Monday, is one of the largest investments by a single investor in a U.S.-based publicly traded cannabis firm, according to a news release. Net cash proceeds to the firm are […]

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