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Major Canadian pension fund loads up on cannabis stocks

One of Canada’s biggest pension managers increased its stake in Canopy Growth and took positions in three more Canadian cannabis companies recently, giving a vote of confidence to long-term investors in the booming industry. The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) – with 153 billion Canadian dollars ($130 billion) of net assets – disclosed it had purchased […]

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Canadian marijuana grower Village Farms approved for Nasdaq listing

Village Farms International, a Canadian greenhouse grower with a 50% stake in British Columbia-based cannabis firm Pure Sunfarms Corp., has graduated to the Nasdaq exchange. The company says it will leave the over-the-counter markets – where it trades as VFFIF – and list on the Nasdaq Capital Market as VFF. A date for the listing […]

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

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

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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Slideshow: 2018 US Cannabis Business Year in Review

2018 marked the historic legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, the end of hemp prohibition in the United States and huge wins on Election Day for state-legal cannabis and medical marijuana initiatives across the U.S.

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

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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Lawsuit throws German cannabis program into limbo; deadline delayed to Dec. 11

Another lawsuit challenging the application process to grow medical cannabis in Germany could throw the already-delayed domestic cultivation plans even further into a state of uncertainty.

In an update to the public tender, the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) disclosed a lawsuit filed in the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court (OLG Dusseldorf).

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