International Marijuana Business News

Leading US marijuana firms list shares on Canadian stock exchange

Three top American cannabis firms made their trading debuts on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) this week, continuing the frenzy of U.S.-based marijuana companies turning to Canada’s public markets to raise capital. Here’s a quick rundown of what investors need to know:   Multistate cannabis operator Acreage Holdings listed its shares under the ticker symbol ACRG.U […]

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Israel advances medical marijuana export law in ‘huge leap for industry’

An Israeli government committee approved the first draft law on the export of medical cannabis, an important step toward the government’s long-delayed plan to foster an MMJ export industry. The draft law was vetted by the Internal Affairs Committee, headed by Yoav Kish, and now moves to the Knesset – Israel’s Legislature – where lawmakers will […]

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Lawsuit throws German cannabis program into limbo; deadline delayed to Dec. 11

Another lawsuit challenging the application process to grow medical cannabis in Germany could throw the already-delayed domestic cultivation plans even further into a state of uncertainty.

In an update to the public tender, the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) disclosed a lawsuit filed in the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court (OLG Dusseldorf).

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MJBizCon 2018 begins with record attendance, reflecting marijuana industry’s rapid growth

The annual MJBizCon that began Wednesday is again setting record numbers for attendance and exhibitors, mirroring the marijuana industry’s explosive growth and its bullish prospects after voters approved three new MJ markets worth up to $2 billion. Some 25,000 marijuana industry professionals, investors and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the three-day conference at the Las […]

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Exec: Aurora Cannabis to expand in US ‘moment it becomes allowable’

Canada’s leading medical cannabis company by revenue is ready to expand into the United States “the moment it becomes allowable,” one of its executives said at MJBizCon in Las Vegas. Marc Lakmaaker, vice president of Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis, discussed the multinational cannabis producer’s plan to enter the world’s largest economy when relevant laws allow it […]

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Aurora ‘expects sufficient supply’ of marijuana to meet adult-use demand

Aurora Cannabis expects to have sufficient supply next year to meet demand in Canada’s shortage-ridden recreational marijuana market, according to a regulatory filing the Alberta company released Monday alongside its quarterly results. Aurora – one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of companies – reported revenue of 29 million Canadian dollars ($21 million) for the quarter […]

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Aphria seeks EU GMP certification before closing deal for German distributor

Aphria, one of Canada’s largest medical cannabis companies, aims to obtain an essential European quality standard certification before closing its deal to buy a large distributor of pharmaceutical products in Germany. Aphria announced last week its intention to buy Densborn, Germany-based CC Pharma for 24.5 million euros ($28 million) in cash on closing and another […]

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92% of licensed marijuana producers pass sales inspection as Health Canada boosts capacity

As Canadian licensed producers of medical cannabis scrambled to increase cultivation capacity in the months leading up to recreational legalization, the agency responsible for regulating marijuana cultivation was busy ramping up inspections and issuing new licenses. Health Canada almost quadrupled the number of presale inspections conducted on licensed producers (LPs) between 2017 and 2018, according […]

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Ontario Cannabis Store sticks to ‘Plan A’ despite lengthy delays

A contingency plan developed by the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) to cope with a rotating strike by its exclusive shipper has not been put into action, leading to lengthy shipping delays and thousands of customer complaints. The OCS previously said its contingency plan was “ready in the event orders cannot be fulfilled due to the […]

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Tips for success in Uruguay’s blossoming cannabis industry

One year ago, Uruguay’s cannabis industry was still working on implementing new regulations. Today, 17 companies have been licensed in some form and roughly 20 more have projects under government analysis. If all the projects are approved, industry investment could total $80 million, Martin Rodriguez, executive director of the Institute for the Regulation and Control […]

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