Alternative Health Acquires California Cannabis Distribution, Manufacturing & Cultivation Licenses

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CANADA: Alternate Health, an international leader in technology solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, announced that the Company signed an arms length  agreement on October 16, 2018, to acquire 100% of Four Twenty Inc., receiving coveted cannabis distribution, manufacturing, processing and cultivation permits as part of the agreement. Four Twenty Inc. also holds a five-year Read the full article…

MPP Op-Ed: Our Neighbor to The North

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On Wednesday, marijuana sales will begin nationwide in Canada, making it the second country in the world — following Uruguay — with a federally legal adult-use marijuana industry.  Each Canadian province has developed its own system for how marijuana will be sold to adults. This will include government stores, private retailers, online government sales with Read the full article…

Aurora Cannabis Announces Application To List On The NYSE

Aurora Cannabis Announces Application to List on the NYSE

CANADA: Aurora Cannabis announced today that the Company has filed an application to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Listing of the Company’s common shares on the NYSE remains subject to the approval of the NYSE and the satisfaction of all applicable listing and regulatory requirements. Aurora anticipates that, subject to receipt Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Begins Construction Of Heritage Museum & Flagship Dispensary In Ontario

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CANADA: FSD Pharma Inc. announced that construction has commenced of its heritage museum and flagship dispensary at the former Kraft plant in Cobourg, Ontario, headquarters of its wholly-owned subsidiary FV Pharma Inc. Local politicians and media will be in attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 9, 2018 at 11:30 EST in Cobourg at the Head office Read the full article…

US Territory Legalizes Adult Marijuana Use

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CNMI: The governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,  a US territory of approximately 54,000 people, has signed legislation into law legalizing the use and retail sale of cannabis. House and Senate lawmakers had previously approved the measure in August by a vote of 24 to 1. Under the new law, those over the age of 21 will be permitted to possess Read the full article…

Hollyweed North Cannabis To Acquire Women Grow

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CANADA: Renee Gagnon, Founder and CEO of HollyWeed North Cannabis announced that the company has signed a letter of intent dated September 10, 2018, to acquire Women Grow, a global company that provides connections, education and empowerment for aspiring and current cannabis entrepreneurs and business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow has had over Read the full article…

South Africa: Highest Court Upholds Right To Consume Marijuana In Private

South African politicians first outlawed marijuana in 1908. Annually, some 13 percent of all arrests in the nation are marijuana-related.

SOUTH AFRICA: The nation’s highest court has upheld a 2017 decision finding that the use of marijuana by adults in private is constitutionally protected behavior. Judges unanimously ruled that privacy protections encompass an adult’s right to possess and grow cannabis in a private space. It is not “a criminal offense for an adult to use or be in possession of cannabis in Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Sproutly Canada CEO Keith Dolo

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Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we’ll profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week’s featured trailblazer is Keith Dolo, President and CEO of Sproutly Canada. 1. Tell us about your Company Sproutly is a Read the full article…

Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry To Be Barred Entry To The United States

Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they are "determined to be a drug abuser" or if they have assisted in the trafficking of an illicit substance.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A top official from the US Customs and Border Patrol has affirmed that the agency will enforce a federal policy prohibiting those involved with the Canadian marijuana industry from entering the United States. Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Expands Into Jamaican Market

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CANADA: FSD Pharma has announce that it intends to launch a strategic partnership into the Jamaican cannabis market as part of its plan to expand internationally. FSD has signed a Letter of Intent effective September 10, 2018 with JJAMACANN Inc. to form a joint venture operating as FSD Jamaica. FSD Jamaica expects to partner locally with Read the full article…