Marijuana Stocks & Public Companies

Canada’s CannTrust becomes latest to invest in Danish medical cannabis market

A Canadian medical marijuana grower is launching a joint venture in Denmark with its eye on meeting MMJ demand throughout Europe, becoming the latest Canadian cultivator to establish a presence in the Scandinavian country. Ontario-based CannTrust Holdings said it inked a joint venture agreement with the Danish company Stenocare, which already has received a medical […]

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Cannabis company makes play for convenience-store CBD market

A California company that markets and distributes marijuana and hemp is making a play for convenience stores. Marijuana Company of America, a holding company with stakes in hemp and marijuana, is launching a line of CBD topicals, tinctures and edibles in sample sizes. The products will be sold in one-, two- and 30-day supplies. “The […]

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Ontario unveils cannabis retail board with no industry experience

Canada’s largest province on Friday unveiled the brand name and logo for its recreational cannabis stores and the board tasked with directing the company as it tries to compete with the black market. The retail brand and sales monopoly will be known as the Ontario Cannabis Store. The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corp.’s five-member board will include: […]

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Canadian provinces, local government programs boost burgeoning cannabis industry

Cannabis companies in Canada have access to tens of millions of dollars worth of financial incentives from provincial and municipal governments – if they know where to look. So far, various levels of government in six provinces have offered incentives to cannabis-related businesses in the form of direct subsidies, tax credits and other financial sweeteners. […]

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US marijuana heavyweights Helix TCS, BioTrackTHC agree to merge

Colorado-based Helix TCS, a publicly traded ancillary marijuana company, said it signed a merger agreement with BioTrackTHC, a Florida-based seed-to-sale cannabis tracking software company.

The deal’s price tag wasn’t disclosed.

According to an 8-K filing, BioTrackTHC stakeholders will own 48% of Helix TCS once the merger is finalized.

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Canadian companies gear up for cannabis-infused market before legalization

Canadian companies are getting a head start on the country’s marijuana-infused beverages industry, even before legislation has been introduced to legalize THC-added products. Companies are turning to cannabidiol, which does not have psychoactive effects and is already legal, to get a leg up on competitors. Recreational cannabis flower and oil are expected to be legalized in Canada by the […]

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Germany’s medical marijuana market poised for breakout year

Germany is on track to become one of the world’s largest medical marijuana markets this year as insured patient numbers soar, MMJ imports rise and the country prepares for domestic cultivation. Some executives also expect recreational legalization to happen “in the foreseeable future.” Germany’s rapid growth is expected to continue independent of the country’s plan […]

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Australian state cuts red tape to boost medical marijuana access

The most populous state in Australia is making it easier for doctors to prescribe medical marijuana, opening the door to faster growth in the country’s MMJ industry. Australia’s medical market has seen anemic growth due in part to separate regulations at the state and federal government level limiting patient access. New South Wales, however, is […]

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Canada’s top medical cannabis brand tries fashionable marketing idea

Tweed, a wholly owned subsidiary of Smiths Falls-based Canopy Growth and an international medical marijuana brand, is taking a new tack to raise awareness in a very restrictive marketing environment – collaborating with some of Canada’s top clothing designers for its first runway show. It will be presented at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, March 9-11. […]

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Ex-Coke, Coors executive takes reins of Canadian marijuana company

A burgeoning cannabis producer with aspirations of being a global leader has appointed a longtime Coke and Molson Coors executive as its new CEO. Torsten Kuenzlen took the helm of Alberta-based Sundial Growers this week. The move illustrates how Canadian cannabis companies are luring top international talent to fill C-suite executive positions, as the stigma […]

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Greek cannabis bill passes key hurdle as Canadian producer eyes investment

International investors are eyeing Greece as a draft bill on medical cannabis moved out of committee this week, positioning the country to be the next to ride the European Union’s medical cannabis wave. Parliamentary committees approved the government’s draft bill aimed at creating a legal framework for the cultivation and production of medical cannabis, while […]

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