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…

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…

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…

Family of Bob Marley and Privateer Holdings Unveil World’s First Global Cannabis Brand – Marley Natural

“My dad would be so happy to see people understanding the healing power of the herb,” said Cedella Marley, Bob’s daughter. “He viewed the herb as something spiritual that could awaken our well-being, deepen our reflection, connect us to nature and liberate our creativity. Marley Natural is an authentic way to honor his legacy by adding his voice to the conversation about cannabis and helping end the social harms caused by prohibition.”

WASHINGTON: Today Privateer Holdings announced the creation of Marley Natural, the world’s first global cannabis brand. Privateer Holdings is the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in the legal cannabis industry. Marley Natural will offer premium cannabis products that honor the life and legacy of Bob Marley as well as his belief in the benefits 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…

Marijuana Warehouses To Open Across Washington State

Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, parent company of Arbormain in Seattle. The company will be opening I-502-compliant warehouses for marijuana entrepreneurs to grow and process cannabis products.

WASHINGTON: Once the legal market for recreational marijuana opens in 2014, a firm called Arbormain plans to open warehouses around the state to be used by as many as 24 entrepreneurs for growing, processing and testing a range of marijuana products. As the Washington State Liquor Control Board prepares to open the market, it’s taking applications from businesses Read the full article…

Drug Agent Joins Budding Industry

Patrick Moen is leaving the DEA. Privateer Holdings

WASHINGTON: Government officials regularly leverage their public-sector experience into more lucrative jobs in high finance. One former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor is giving that track a new twist. Patrick Moen, a longtime DEA agent, has left a post leading a federal team in Portland, Ore., that combats heroin and methamphetamine trafficking to join a private-equity Read the full article…

Seattle Online Tech Company Growing Big In … Marijuana

On the face of it, Leafly.com is just another Seattle-based Internet/tech company making big waves with big numbers. The difference is that Leafly’s content is all marijuana all the time.

WASHINGTON: Google or Bing “blue cheese” and you’ll get a surprise: Right at the top of your search results for that delectable food is a marijuana strain called … “blue cheese.”

One Toke Over The Line Now On A High

The retail marijuana industry has brought in more than $15 million in tax revenue for the state

WASHINGTON: When Barack Obama said it was time for Americans to have a national “conversation” on marijuana laws – he was careful to say he did not support legalization – back in December, the President, who smoked pot with the “Choom Gang”, high school stoners, was trying to catch up with the nation’s rapidly shifting mood.