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Canadian cannabis group appeals to Trudeau to help fix industry challenges

An industry group representing Canada’s biggest cannabis companies is appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help address some of the industry’s most persistent challenges. In a letter sent to Trudeau on Nov. 9 and made public Thursday night, the Cannabis Council of Canada highlighted a number of areas in need of improvement, including a […]

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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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Cannabis extraction firm MediPharm seeks Nasdaq listing

Barrie, Ontario-based cannabis extraction company MediPharm Labs has applied to list its shares on the Nasdaq amid a heightened period of volatility for marijuana stocks in North America. If approved for trading, MediPharm would join a growing list of Canadian cannabis companies turning to the top U.S. stock exchanges to tap the globe’s largest pool of institutional […]

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‘No longer a shortage,’ Canadian cannabis industry group declares

The shortage of cannabis that plagued businesses in the early months of legalization is over, according to an industry group representing Canada’s biggest marijuana producers. “There is ample supply of cannabis for the adult recreational market,” Cannabis Council of Canada wrote in an open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who cited the shortfall when […]

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Danish medical cannabis sales stall on supply, price issues

Denmark’s medical cannabis pilot program saw virtually no quarter-over-quarter growth in the first half of 2019, according to new Danish Health Authority data. Experts say the market was hampered by a combination of prohibitively priced imports and supply issues. In the second quarter, 1,844 cannabis prescriptions were redeemed by 1,045 patients under Denmark’s four-year medical […]

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Canada’s cannabis market ‘comes down to execution’: Q&A with marijuana entrepreneur Chuck Rifici

As Canada’s marijuana market enters the next phase of its evolution, serial cannabis entrepreneur Chuck Rifici expects to see a stratification of businesses that have the products consumers demand – and those that lack such merchandise. “We really started the beginning of the brand race, where the consumers are going to start seeing different types […]

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Canopy cannabis woes drives huge loss at alcohol giant Constellation

Constellation Brands, a New York-state based alcohol giant, on Thursday reported a net loss of $525.2 million in its most recent quarter, with most of the loss coming from its 38% stake in cannabis company, Canopy Growth. The red ink underscores the uncertainties mainstream companies face when partnering with a business involved in the emerging […]

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Linton back in cannabis business as chair, investor and adviser

Ousted Canopy Growth co-CEO Bruce Linton is getting back into the marijuana business in a big way, resurfacing as a senior executive, investor and adviser in three separate companies in the U.S. and Canada. Linton is joining Michigan-based Gage Cannabis Co. as executive chair, parent company Wolverine Partners said Tuesday. Gage said in a news […]

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