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Canada Gets Clinical

February 1, 2019 · Updated June 6, 2021

Canada’s strict branding and packaging regulations have posed a unique challenge for cannabis companies trying to make their recreational products stand out on store shelves. The regulations limit what messages companies can deliver to consumers, given that MJ businesses must use generic, clinical packaging. Health Canada, which issued the rules ahead of last October’s adult-use […]

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Victoria’s aim to be Australian ‘cannabis capital’ challenged by patient access issues

January 31, 2019 · Updated August 14, 2019

An Australian state’s ambition to be the nation’s “medical cannabis capital” is unlikely to succeed unless market access for local patients substantially improves, experts note. Patient access to medical cannabis remains a serious concern despite marked improvements over the past year. “The crux of the problem is, we can’t produce medical cannabis products for our market […]

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In race to win Europe, Aurora Cannabis and other Canadian companies pursue EU-GMP

January 30, 2019 · Updated August 15, 2019

In an effort to add to their international credibility and gain leverage over competitors, more Canadian medical marijuana firms are aiming to achieve one of the highest levels of quality certification in the world. Only a handful of licensed cultivators in Canada qualify for the EU-Good Manufacturing Practices (EU-GMP) certification, giving them an advantage when […]

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In unusual move, Thailand to revoke foreign patent requests on marijuana

January 28, 2019

Thailand’s military government ordered the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) to revoke within three months foreign companies’ patent applications that include cannabis. The move is unusual, according to one analyst, but would be concerning only if other countries follow Thailand’s lead. Concerns have persisted for months that international companies could use patents to squeeze out […]

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Davos report: Europe could be world’s largest medical marijuana market in 5 years

January 25, 2019 · Updated January 31, 2019

Europe’s three largest medical cannabis markets could double in size in 2019, making this a “transformative” year for the European market, according to a new report by United Kingdom-based analytics firm Prohibition Partners, launched alongside the Davos World Economic Forum. The European cannabis market’s value skyrocketed last year, with 500 million euros ($560 million) already invested […]

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Steady growth in medical marijuana demand taxes Brazil’s import structure

January 18, 2019

The medical cannabis structure that requires patients in Brazil to get individual authorizations to import their MMJ products is “insufficient” to meet growing demand in the country, according to a former sanitary surveillance agency director. The continuous increase of individual authorizations to import medical cannabis could force Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria (ANVISA) to make […]

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Denmark approves ‘bulk’ medical cannabis exports as European programs stall

January 8, 2019 · Updated January 9, 2019

An executive order to implement bulk cannabis exports from Denmark went into force Jan. 1, according to the Ministry of Health, putting Danish medical marijuana companies on a solid footing to compete across the European Union. Denmark is now a clear front-runner in Europe, where countries and businesses are jostling for position for what United Kingdom-based […]

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Women to Watch in 2019

January 1, 2019 · Updated June 6, 2021

Cannabis professionals from all facets of the industry are set to make big strides The 22 women selected for Marijuana Business Magazine’s Women to Watch list have crafted companies from the ground up, forged new woman-focused alliances and upended traditional business models as they’ve paved the way in this rapidly evolving cannabis industry. But these […]

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New Zealand sets ‘binding’ cannabis legalization referendum

December 18, 2018 · Updated January 28, 2020

A week after approving medical marijuana, New Zealand’s government announced that a binding referendum on ending cannabis prohibition will be held alongside the general election in 2020. If the prohibition is struck down, New Zealand would be the first Group of Twenty nation in Oceania – and the second in the region – to legalize […]

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Marlboro maker, Cronos join forces in exclusive CA$2.4 billion deal to tap global cannabis opportunities

December 7, 2018 · Updated August 1, 2019

Altria Group, one of the largest tobacco companies in North America, has agreed to invest 2.4 billion Canadian dollars ($1.8 billion) in Ontario-based cannabis producer Cronos Group – the most significant foray by Big Tobacco into the rapidly growing cannabis industry to date.

Altria also agreed to make Cronos its exclusive partner for international cannabis opportunities.

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Multistate marijuana firm Cura Partners inks $75 million private placement

November 28, 2018

Oregon-based Cura Partners, a multistate cannabis firm, has completed a $75 million private placement. The capital will be used for product development, marketing and expanding operational infrastructure, the company said. The raise included investments from institutional investors in North America, Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom, “reflecting increasing global interest in the cannabis industry,” Cura […]

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

November 14, 2018 · Updated December 27, 2018

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 cannabis markets worth up to $2 billion. Roughly 25,000 marijuana industry professionals, investors and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the three-day conference at the Las […]

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