International Marijuana Business News

Proposed law in North Macedonia to allow cannabis flower export shelved

A North Macedonian draft bill that proposed modifications to the current medical cannabis framework has been removed from parliament’s agenda, according to Telma Television. The bill would have created a legal framework for the export of cannabis flower, which is currently not possible. That means local companies that have been stockpiling flower for export are going to […]

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Canadian, overseas medical cannabis sales drive Tilray’s revenue higher

British Columbia-based cannabis producer Tilray reported third-quarter revenue of $51.1 million (CA$67.8 million), a 408% jump from the same period a year earlier. Tilray also booked an 11% improvement from the second quarter’s $46 million, in line with consensus estimates. The higher revenue was driven by medical sales in Canada and overseas. Bulk shipments of […]

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Canadian cannabis firms rapped over ‘deficient’ corporate governance disclosures

Canada’s securities watchdog is warning the nation’s cannabis businesses of “deficient” corporate governance disclosures and urging them to address concerns related to potential conflicts of interest. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued a notice providing guidance related to the disclosure of financial interests in the context of mergers and acquisitions, as well as the independence […]

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New UK guidelines recommend public insurance coverage for two GW Pharma cannabis medicines, plus a synthetic cannabinoid

New British guidelines for the first time recommend that two plant-based cannabis medicines – Sativex and Epidiolex – be covered through the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), a significant step that is likely to boost sales of both products. Health regulators also are recommending the NHS make available a synthetic cannabinoid known as nabilone. […]

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Cronos to convert some cultivation space, reports revenue growth

Ontario-based Cronos Group reported quarterly revenue of 12.7 million Canadian dollars ($9.6 million), an improvement over the previous quarter’s CA$10.2 million but slightly lower than consensus estimates. The cannabinoid company’s adjusted EBITDA loss widened quarter-over-quarter to CA$24 million. Cronos said it shipped 3,142 kilograms (6,927 pounds) of cannabis in the third quarter, double the amount […]

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Organigram blames Ontario’s slow retail build-out in lower revenue guidance

Citing Ontario’s slow cannabis retail build-out, Organigram Holdings issued revenue guidance for expected fourth-quarter net revenue of 16.3 million Canadian dollars ($12.3 million), a substantial decline from the previous quarter’s CA$24.8 million. Analysts had expected the New Brunswick producer to report quarterly net revenue of about CA$27 million. That prompted a downgrade from Bank of […]

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Jamaica plans cannabis regulations overhaul, blueprint for industry support

Jamaica plans to overhaul the interim regulations governing legal marijuana businesses and create a national road map to support the development of the island’s regulated industry. The support could help businesses overcome obstacles hindering the sector’s growth, which include banking issues and finding markets for products. The Agriculture Ministry (MICAF) will reconstitute the National Cannabis Advisory […]

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Ontario business group wants ‘clear timeline’ for cannabis store expansion

A group comprised of cannabis industry leaders and experts is calling on Ontario’s government to provide a more complete timetable for when retail stores will be permitted through an open allocation of licenses. So far, the province has used a botched lottery system to award opportunities to open recreational marijuana stores. The Ontario Cannabis Policy […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana lending activity cools, Vireo hires Linton, MA judge lifts MMJ vape ban & more

Cannabis companies confront fewer funding opportunities, Vireo Health taps Bruce Linton to help the multistate operator expand, a Massachusetts judge rules an emergency ban on vapes can’t be enforced for medical marijuana patients – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news.   Marijuana investment activity slows Cannabis companies are struggling to thrive as […]

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Cannabis producer Canopy downsizes Latin America workforce as region struggles to generate revenue

One of the largest cannabis companies in the world, Canopy Growth, is restructuring its overseas operations by laying off 15% of its workforce in Latin America, reflecting the slow pace at which revenue-generating opportunities and regulatory structures are evolving in the region. Though the layoffs account for a tiny fraction of the Canadian producer’s global 3,850-person workforce, […]

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Marijuana company Vireo Health wagers on former Canopy co-CEO Linton to expand nationally

To help expand its national footprint, multistate marijuana company Vireo Health International has hired Bruce Linton, one of the biggest names in the cannabis industry and former leader of Canada’s Canopy Growth until his surprise firing in the summer. It’s a high-profile hire for the U.S. cannabis industry, one that many executives and investors across […]

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