International Marijuana Business News

Aphria fallout: 5 takeaways on the report that sent this cannabis stock plunging

The blows to Aphria’s stock continued Wednesday as the Canadian cannabis giant’s share price tumbled in the wake of a scathing short-seller report. Aphria’s stock (Nasdaq: APHA) closed Wednesday at $4.51 – down more than 25% for the day. The company has been on the defensive since Monday, refuting claims lobbed by short sellers Quintessential […]

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Medical cannabis export law passes first vote in Israeli Parliament

A long-awaited bill to permit the export of medical cannabis from Israel passed the first of three crucial votes in the country’s Parliament, potentially setting it up for approval in the first half of 2019, according to experts. The bill was passed in the first reading Monday in the Knesset after a government committee approved […]

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Aphria warned by Health Canada about ‘noncompliance’ in June

Beleaguered Canadian cannabis giant Aphria was given a noncompliance rating and issued a warning letter by Health Canada in June over “critical” findings discovered in a routine annual inspection. During the inspection, Health Canada identified three critical items related to recordkeeping, good production practices and sanitation and maintenance of Aphria’s facility in Leamington, Ontario, the […]

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Luxembourg releases recreational marijuana proposal for ‘residents only’

Luxembourg’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana may be a milestone for the European Union, but business opportunities will be limited by a provision that would allow sales only to the country’s “adult residents.” The new government “isn’t considering transforming Luxembourg into a cannabis tourism destination,” a source in the Luxembourg Socialist Workers Party – one of the coalition […]

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Multistate cannabis firm Cresco Labs launches trading on CSE

Chicago-based Cresco Labs began trading Monday on the Canadian Securities Exchange, adding its name to the rapidly growing list of U.S.-based firms that are going public in Canada. Here’s what you need to know: Cresco Labs will trade on the CSE under the ticker symbol CL. Shares of the multistate marijuana company opened at 8 Canadian […]

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‘It’s a game changer’: Ontario company prepares Canada’s first outdoor cannabis crop

Ontario-based 48North is laying the groundwork for what would be Canada’s first large-scale outdoor marijuana crop under the Cannabis Act this spring, pending required permits from Health Canada. “With Health Canada’s permission and approval, we’ll be doing a very large outdoor grow for 2019,” co-CEO Jeannette VanderMarel told Marijuana Business Daily. “I’m hoping it’s in […]

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‘Christmas is coming early’: Canada’s draft rules for marijuana edibles expected in coming weeks

Hotly anticipated draft regulations to allow legal sales of cannabis edibles and concentrates in Canada are expected to be released before Christmas, according to sources, paving the way for a new wave of businesses and entrepreneurs aiming to capitalize on the country’s recreational marijuana industry. Edibles sales will begin next year, opening a potentially huge […]

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Brazil looks to home grows to expand medical marijuana access, but is it enough?

Brazil’s Committee of Social Affairs (Comissao de Assuntos Sociais) of the Senate approved a bill this week that would legalize home growing of medical marijuana – a move that highlights the need for better and more affordable access to MMJ products in the South American country. Only patients, patients associations or relatives would be authorized to grow […]

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Incoming Luxembourg government plans to legalize recreational marijuana

Luxembourg’s incoming coalition government agreed to include recreational cannabis legalization as part of the group’s policy goals, as the landlocked nation looks to become the first country in Europe to permit and regulate adult-use marijuana. The three parties that comprise the ruling coalition government – the Democratic Party (DP), Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the […]

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US cannabis edibles firm Dixie Brands debuts trading on CSE

Denver-based Dixie Brands began trading Thursday on the Canadian Securities Exchange, joining a rapidly growing list of U.S.-based marijuana firms that have looked north of the border to raise capital to grow and compete. Shares of Dixie – trading under the ticker symbol DIXI.U – opened at 1.05 Canadian dollars (79 cents). The move follows the […]

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