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Canadian Chamber throws weight behind marijuana industry

June 25, 2019 · Updated August 15, 2019

Canada’s largest business association is throwing its weight behind the cannabis industry. Canada must do more to realize the full economic potential of the country’s marijuana sector, according to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has established the National Cannabis Working Group to advocate on businesses’ behalf to improve the sector’s competitiveness. “This partnership […]

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Organigram ‘actively seeking beverage partner’: Q&A with CEO Greg Engel

June 24, 2019 · Updated June 25, 2019

As Canada’s biggest cannabis producers lose money hand over fist, companies that execute successfully in their home country and overseas are poised to stand out. One such company is Organigram. The New Brunswick-headquartered producer is laying the groundwork to capitalize on the next round of legalization in Canada – the launch of the edibles, extracts […]

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Germany’s medical cannabis market prioritizes efficacy over unfettered access

June 12, 2019

Germany may be the largest and fastest-growing medical cannabis market in Europe, but signs are emerging from medical and regulatory circles that should serve as a warning to marijuana companies planning to commercialize medicines without conclusive clinical trials. In fact, businesses based on science and efficacy may see a competitive advantage in Germany in the […]

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Aurora, Canopy are Canada’s ‘most reputable’ cannabis firms, survey finds; others rank far behind

June 5, 2019

Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis edged out Ontario’s Canopy Growth as the most reputable marijuana company in Canada, according to a first-of-its-kind survey by market research firm Leger. The survey – conducted from December 2018 to February 2019 – reflects the reputations of cannabis producers in the opening innings of legalization. The marijuana companies were included as […]

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Canadian cannabis producer Organigram to list on Nasdaq

May 17, 2019 · Updated June 26, 2019

Organigram, a New Brunswick-based marijuana producer, will begin trading on the Nasdaq on May 21. The company will join other major Canadian producers listed on senior U.S. exchanges, such as Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, Cronos and Tilray. Organigram will continue to maintain its TSX Ventures Exchange listing but will cease trading on U.S. over-the-counter markets […]

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Curaleaf’s $1B buy, cannabis brews, social use progress & more of the week’s top news

May 3, 2019 · Updated May 8, 2019

Curaleaf is buying Cura Partners for close to $1 billion, Canada’s largest independent brewery takes the cannabis plunge, Colorado and Las Vegas join the social use bandwagon – plus other important news from around the marijuana industry. Billion-dollar baby Massachusetts-based cannabis group Curaleaf is acquiring Cura Partners for 1.27 billion Canadian dollars ($949 million) in […]

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Cannabis Corporate Governance

May 1, 2019 · Updated June 6, 2021

The rough-and-tumble nature of an emerging industry. Company founders with potential black marks on their record. Heavy—and often-changing—regulations. These are among the factors that explain why the cannabis industry has a corporate governance problem. It’s a challenge that executives at publicly traded cannabis companies can ill afford to ignore, lest they risk incurring the wrath […]

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