Tilray Launches Initial Public Offering

Tilray joins Nasdaq

CANADA: Tilray, a vertically-integrated and federally-licensed cannabis cultivator, processor and distributor, announced that it has launched an initial public offering of its Class 2 common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Tilray has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Global Read the full article…

Aphria Selects Great North Distributors For Canadian Distribution Of Adult-Use Cannabis

Cannabis in Canada

CANADA: Aphria and Great North Distributors, a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, have signed an agreement for Great North Distributors to serve as exclusive manufacturer’s representative for Aphria’s adult-use cannabis products throughout Canada, following the legalization of recreational cannabis for adult-use anticipated later this year. Under the terms of the agreement, Great North Distributors Read the full article…

Canopy Growth Submits Application To List On The NYSE

Canopy Growth Announces Application to List on the NYSE

CANADA: Canopy Growth Corporation announced it has applied to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company currently anticipates that, subject to the receipt of all required approvals, its common shares will begin trading on the NYSE before the end of May 2018. In advance of listing on the NYSE, Canopy Growth will Read the full article…

Tilray Signs LOI with Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ) To Supply Province With Cannabis

Tilray Canada inks deal with SAQ

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to supply the province of Quebec with high-quality cannabis products in anticipation of adult-use legalization later this year. “This LOI is another major milestone for us as we aim to build Read the full article…

Case Series: Topical Cannabis Preparations Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

Topical Cannabis Preparations Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

CANADA: The administration of whole-plant topical cannabis extracts is associated with reduced pain and opioid use in patients suffering from leg and ankle ulcers due to Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG), according to a series of case reports published online ahead of print in the Journal of Pain Symptom Management. Researchers from the University of Toronto evaluated the impact of topically Read the full article…

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…

Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeks To Legalize Marijuana By July 2018

Canadians love to smoke pot

CANADA:  Legislation is anticipated from the Trudeau administration in early April to regulate the use, production, and sale of marijuana. In 2015, the Liberal Party pledged to “legalize and regulate” marijuana if Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister. The forthcoming legislation will likely be modeled after recommendations issued in 2016 by a federal task force. Members of the task force called on Read the full article…

Trudeau’s Victory Could Be A Major Boon To Canada’s Marijuana Industry

With the announcement of the new Liberal government late Monday evening, stocks for Canada’s top three medical marijuana producers increased sharply Tuesday.

CANADA: Justin Trudeau’s historic Liberal victory could be a big win for Canadian’s medical marijuana industry as Trudeau’s previous pledge to “legalize and regulate” could increase a burgeoning sector of the country’s economy. With the announcement of the new Liberal government late Monday evening, stocks for Canada’s top three medical marijuana producers increased sharply Tuesday. Read the full article…

Pot-Smoking Mountie Can't Smoke Publicly In Uniform: RCMP

Cpl. Ronald Francis serves with J Division in New Brunswick, and received a prescription for medical-grade marijuana on Nov. 4

CANADA:  A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer with a medical marijuana prescription thinks he should be able to smoke the drug while in uniform, but the RCMP says he can’t smoke marijuana while in red serge or while wearing his regular working uniform. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Moreau said any officer with a medical marijuana prescription Read the full article…

New Canadian Medical Marijuana Rule Stresses Local Grower

Mike Dawe says he won't be able to afford to buy pot from private marijuana producers.

CANADA: A St. John’s man is upset by newly-created federal rules that would see medical marijuana production handed over to private companies. As of April 2014, growers like Mike Dawe will have to start buying it from companies licensed by the government.