Aphria Receives Health Canada License Amendment, Approving Fully Expanded Production At Aphria One

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CANADA: Aphria has announced that Health Canada has granted the Company its license amendment, permitting Aphria to commence production in an additional 800,000 square feet of facilities at its Aphria One location, as part of the Company’s completed Part IV and Part V expansions. “This is a major milestone for Aphria on its path to becoming a Read the full article…

Investors That Purchased FSD Pharma Securities May Have An Opportunity To Recover Their Financial Losses.

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CANADA: Morganti & Co., P.C., a cross border shareholder’s rights law firm, has commenced a shareholder class action lawsuit against FSD Pharma Inc. for publishing investor documents containing misrepresentations of material fact about the status of its joint venture with Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. between September 29, 2018, and January 7 or February 6, 2019. The shareholders Read the full article…

International Hemp Oil Company, Functional Remedies, Acquires New Lab, Increasing Production Capacity Ten-Fold

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COLORADO: Functional Remedies, vertically integrated manufacturer of whole-plant hemp oil products, announced a major expansion of its lab and production facility from 2,000 square feet to a new 25,000-square-foot facility located in Louisville, CO to meet the rapidly growing demand for its products across the U.S. and globally. Additionally, Functional Remedies recently moved into new 4,000-square-foot Read the full article…

Tilray Increases Cannabis Supply With Acquisition Of Natura Naturals Holdings

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, announced the closing of a previously announced definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Natura Naturals Holdings, the parent company of a licensed cultivator of cannabis. Moving forward, the Natura facility will operate under the name High Park Read the full article…

WHO Expert Committee Calls For Changes In Cannabis’ International Classification

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SWITZERLAND: Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence have proposed amending the classification of cannabis under international law. According to reporting in the British Medical Journal, the WHO policy reversal “takes account of the growing evidence for the medical applications of the drug,” and marks the first time that the agency has reviewed its Read the full article…

Global Science & Business Leaders Converge For Panama’s First Medical Cannabis Conference February 12-13, 2019

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ISRAEL: The world’s leading cannabis researchers and scientists, ag-tech, pharma experts, regulators, investors, and entrepreneurs will share their knowledge about the burgeoning medical cannabis industry at CannaTech Panama, Panama’s first ever international Summit for Accelerating Medical Cannabis Innovation. The main event will take place February 12-13, 2019 at the Central Hotel in Casco Viejo. According to Saul 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…

US Virgin Islands Enacts Medical Cannabis Access Law

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USVI: Democratic Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. signed legislation into law last week establishing a regulated medical cannabis market in the US Virgin Islands. The Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act permits qualified patients to possess and access cannabis and cannabis-infused products from licensed dispensaries. Specified patients will also be permitted to cultivate their own marijuana. Under the law, regulators must finalize 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…

International Cannabis Industry Leaders To Convene At The CannaTech House In Davos, Switzerland

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ISRAEL:  The world’s top cannabis industry leaders will convene in an unprecedented gathering in Davos, Switzerland from January 22-25.  Ehud Barak, former Israeli Prime Minister and Chairman of InterCure, Roei Zerahia CEO CANNDOC, Yona Levy CEO of Alvit and Tefen, Eyal Barad CEO Cannabics,  Lorne Gertner Chairman of Hiku Brands, Jason Warnock CEO of TheraCann Read the full article…