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Tilray Announces Second Facility To Meet Rapidly Growing Global Demand For Medical Cannabis

Total output to increase to 51 metric tonnes annually by end of 2018

CANADA: Tilray Canada Ltd., a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, has announced that it will invest, through an affiliated entity, up to $30 million in a second cultivation and processing facility located in Enniskillen, Ontario. The two facilities will generate a combined production capacity of up to 51 metric tonnes per year, which will Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Medical Cannabis Export To Cyprus

Tilray to export mmj to Cyprus

CANADA:  Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray cannabinoid products have arrived and are cleared for distribution in European Union member state Cyprus after the company received necessary approvals in Canada and Cyprus to export cannabinoid formulations for patients in Cyprus. “We are proud to be able to offer Read the full article…

Tilray Completes First Bulk Medical Cannabis Export To Australia Under New Regulations

Tilray mmj products are going Down Under

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced it has completed its first import of medical cannabis products into Australia under the country’s new import regulations. The products were produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, GMP-certified facility in Canada and can be dispensed to any patient with a valid prescription. “We are Read the full article…

7 in 10 Californians 21 & Older Ready to Use Cannabis Products Recreationally

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CALIFORNIA: Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products. Results of the 800-person survey found that the market potential for medical marijuana and other future cannabis products in California is staggering – between 15 million and Read the full article…

Highlights From The National Cannabis Summit in Denver

Andrew Freedman
Director of Marijuana Coordination | State of Colorado

COLORADO: The first National Cannabis Summit, the inaugural show from MJ Conferences’ Bruce and Andy Passen, was held October 12-13th at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado. Approximately 500 Cannabis Industry Professionals gathered for the first-time trade event, most to attend an impressive lineup of panelists and speakers, including: Andrew Freeman, Director of Marijuana Coordination Read the full article…

Seattle Marijuana Investment Firm Privateer Closes $75M Round To Build Global Cannabis Brands

Privateer Holdings is well on its way to becoming one of the country’s top marijuana investment firms.

WASHINGTON:  Privateer Holdings is well on its way to becoming one of the country’s top marijuana investment firms. The Seattle-based holding company today announced the closure of a $75 million Series B round, money that Privateer will use to grow its three marijuana-related startups and expand the firm’s portfolio further. “This positions us to build a family of global brands Read the full article…

Why Canada’s Better At The Pot Business Than US Is

The first licensed producer has been fully authorized to produce cannabis oil from medical marijuana.

CANADA:  There’s a place where you can buy medical marijuana without any worries, a place where the people growing marijuana wear laboratory-style “clean suits,” where scientists do extensive research into potential treatments using cannabis, and where marijuana business owners can put their cash into a bank account instead of a vault. It’s Canada. “We don’t have Read the full article…

Peter Thiel’s Fund Invests In Marijuana Equity Firm

Founders Fund announced Thursday that it has made a multi-million-dollar investment in the world's first private equity firm investing exclusively in the legal cannabis market.

WASHINGTON:  Peter Thiel, one of the early investors in Facebook, Lyft and Spotify, is turning his attention to marijuana. Founders Fund announced Thursday that it has made a multi-million-dollar investment in Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in the legal cannabis market. Founders Fund is backed by Peter Thiel, a co-founder Read the full article…

Vice Wars: Tobacco, Alcohol And The Rise Of Big Marijuana

Issues raised in the judiciary committee hearing Thursday ranged from government regulation and Congressional involvement to the punitive effects the ban has on businesses and residents who don’t own their homes.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Drug reformers always dreamed of a world where users were safe and dealers were free. Then that world arrived, at least in the states where marijuana is legal. Now they see a new nightmare on the horizon: Big Pot. The specter of corporate cannabis loomed large on Tuesday, when the family of Read the full article…

Canadian Medical Marijuana Business Flourishing

MMJ business is flourishing in Canada.

CANADA: Christian Groh is all business. Sharply dressed in a pressed navy suit and blue striped tie, he speaks boldly of his new investment venture – a $22-million, 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility tucked away on Vancouver Island. It’s heavily guarded around-the-clock by 72 CCTV cameras and a full roster of security officers overseen by a former RCMP Read the full article…