Up Cannabis To launch first Experiential Hub In Ontario Market

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CANADA: Newstrike Brands, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Up Cannabis Inc., announce that an Up Cannabis “Experiential Hub” will be featured prominently in Ontario’s first Spiritleaf store, expected to be located in Kingston, Ontario, in connection with a retail agreement entered into between Spiritleaf and a Ontario cannabis retail lottery winner. Inner Spirit Holdings (“Inner Spirit”) (CSE: ISH) announced earlier today that Read the full article…

Patients Frequently Substitute Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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CANADA: Patients authorized to legally use medical cannabis frequently substitute it in place of benzodiazepines, according to a pair of new studies. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety. According to data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control, benzodiazepines were attributed to over 11,500 overdose deaths in 2017. In the first study, Canadian Read the full article…

Aphria’s Board of Directors Rejects Green Growth Brand’s Hostile Takeover Bid As Significantly Undervalued And Inadequate

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CANADA: Aphria announced that its Board of Directors has rejected the hostile bid by Green Growth Brands to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company including any Common Shares that may become issued and outstanding after January 22, 2019, but prior to the expiry of the hostile bid upon the exercise, conversion or exchange of options, warrants, Read the full article…

Weekend Unlimited Announces Retail License For Northern Lights Supply In Alberta

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 One of Only Ten New Licenses Granted, First Northern Lights Supply Retail Store to Be Open In February CANADA: Weekend Unlimited has announce that Northern Lights Supply, for which Weekend Unlimited has previously announced an arms-length agreement to acquire 49% of, was one of ten to get a new cannabis retail store operating license in Alberta. Read the full article…

Target Group To Acquire CannaKorp & WISP Pod Technology

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CANADA: Target Group is acquiring CannaKorp’s operations in the United States and Canada. The acquisition will facilitate Target Group’s expansion of cannabis operations, and position the Company’s brand portfolio for global distribution. Target Group will continue executing its global expansion strategy, which is focused on acquiring and developing quality cannabis brands and solidifying long-term growth and stability in vital Read the full article…

Weekend Unlimited Wins Lottery To Trade Under “POT” Symbol On CSE

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POT lottery raises awareness and demand, OTC listing provides US investor access and broadens shareholder base CANADA: Weekend Unlimited announced that it will begin to trade today on the CSE under the symbol POT. In addition, the Company is trading on the OTC Pink Open Market with ticker symbol WKULF. The Company, which has just announced that Read the full article…

Aphria Introduces First Cannabis Strains To Be Produced In Europe With Export To Danish Partner Schroll Medical

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CANADA: Aphria Inc. completed its first transfer of plant cuttings from four of the Company’s cannabis strains to Denmark-based Schroll Medical, as part of the Company’s previously announced Strategic Partnership with Schroll. The shipment was completed under permits issued by the relevant health authorities, including an export permit from Health Canada, an import permit from the Danish Medicines Agency and a phytosanitary certificate from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.   “We are pleased to introduce the first four Aphria strains to be produced in Europe, through our strategic alliance with Schroll,” Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Global Senior Leadership Appointments

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Former Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Nestle and Diageo executives join pioneering cannabis company CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis production, research, cultivation and distribution, announces the expansion of its global senior leadership team with four strategic hires: Greg Christopher as EVP of Operations, formerly with Nestle; Rita Seguin as EVP of Human Resources, formerly with Diageo; Read the full article…

Tilray To Acquire Natura Naturals Holdings For Up To C$70 Million Subject To Performance Milestones

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Natura Naturals Holdings, the parent company of a licensed cultivator of cannabis. As a result of the acquisition, if completed, Tilray will obtain Natura’s 662,000 square-foot Read the full article…

Aphria And UNOapp To Partner On Technology And Analytics Solutions For The Adult-Use Cannabis Industry

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CANADA: Aphria recently entered into an exclusive agreement with Toronto-based UNOapp to collaborate on the development of technology and analytics solutions for Canada’s adult-use cannabis industry.   “With our innovation-focused approach, Aphria is setting the pace for the evolution of the adult-use cannabis industry in Canada,” said Jakob Ripshtein, President of Aphria. “Our industry’s long-term future will be driven by consumer-centric, innovation-led product, brand and technology solutions. We are excited for this collaboration with a fantastic technology partner in UNOapp and look forward Read the full article…