FSD Pharma Appoints Former Member Of U.S. Congress To Its Board of Directors, Announces Share Consolidation

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CANADA: FSD Pharma announced the appointment of former U.S. congressman Stephen Buyer to the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company also announced that it will complete a consolidation of its class A multiple voting shares and its class B subordinate voting shares each on a 1 to 201 basis. “In welcoming Steve Buyer to the Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Receives First Adult-Use Cultivation Approvals Granted In Illinois

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that its three cultivation facilities in the state of Illinois have been approved for growing adult-use cannabis by the Illinois Department of Agriculture. The three facilities, located in Joliet, Kankakee and Lincoln, can represent a total combined Read the full article…

CannTrust Discloses Notice Of Licence Suspension

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CANADA: CannTrust Holdings has announced that it received late this morning a Notice of Licence Suspension under section 64(1) of the Cannabis Act. The Notice cites the Company’s previous non-compliance with certain requirements of the Cannabis Act and the regulation made thereunder in respect of the matters that the Company has been discussing with Health Canada. The Notice states Read the full article…

TerrAscend Completes Acquisition Of Ilera Healthcare

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Expands licensed cannabis footprint to four U.S. states, in addition to global reach into Canada and Europe CANADA: TerrAscend, the first and only global cannabis company licensed for sales in Canada, the US, and the EU, announced it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Pennsylvania-based Ilera Healthcare, one of five permitted vertically-integrated cannabis Read the full article…

Tilray And Privateer Sign Definitive Agreement To Extend Lock-up And Provide For Orderly Distribution Of 75 Million Tilray Shares Held By Privateer

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production, and distribution, today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with its largest stockholder Privateer Holdings, Inc. for a transaction that will extend the lock-up on and provide for the issuance of up to 75 million Tilray shares to Privateer’s equity holders (and the Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Announces Increased Profitability In Q2 2019 With Revenue Growth Of 253% Year-Over-Year and 42% Quarter-Over-Quarter

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today released its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. All financial information presented in this release is in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted. Second Quarter 2019 Highlights and Subsequent Events Revenue Second quarter revenue of $29.9 Read the full article…

Leafly Hires Veteran Product Executive Leslie Grandy As Chief Product Officer

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WASHINGTON: Leafly, the world’s leading destination to help people discover, find and buy cannabis, today announced the hiring of Leslie Grandy, a veteran product executive experienced in global markets, to the role of Chief Product Officer. As CPO, Grandy will lead product development for Leafly’s array of consumer and business products. “Leslie is a seasoned technology Read the full article…

Global Cannabis Business Leaders, Scientists, Technologists & Thought Leaders Gather For CannaTech Cape Town, South Africa, November 24 – 26, 2019

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ISRAEL: As the global medical cannabis market continues to expand and increasing numbers of countries around the globe legalize its use, the renowned CannaTech Summit will take place for the first time on the African Continent in Cape Town, South Africa, November 24 – 26 at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront. With estimates that the cannabis Read the full article…

Harvest Health & Recreation To Acquire Verano, Creating One Of The Largest U.S. Multi-State Cannabis Operators

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ILLINOIS: Harvest Health & Recreation, a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Verano Holdings, an arm’s length third party, one of the largest privately held multi-state, vertically integrated licensed operators of cannabis facilities, in an all-stock transaction Read the full article…

Altria Becomes Largest Shareholder in Cronos Group, A Leading Global Cannabinoid Company

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VIRGINIA: Altria announced the completion of its approximately USD $1.8 billion (CAD $2.4 billion) investment in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, following receipt of shareholder and Canadian regulatory approvals. Altria’s investment represents an approximate 45% economic and voting interest in Cronos Group with a warrant to acquire additional ownership at a price of CAD $19.00 Read the full article…