Global Cannabis Sales Grow 48% To $15 Billion In 2019

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COLORADO: Global cannabis sales rose 48% to $15 billion in 2019, driven by growth in sales in Canada and seven U.S. states that saw sales more than double. Continued consumer adoption in maturing markets such as Colorado and new adult-use markets including Massachusetts contributed to 45% growth in adult-use sales to $8.9 billion. However, medical-only states Read the full article…

FSD Pharma To Begin Trading On The NASDAQ Capital Market Under Symbol ‘HUGE’ January 9, 2020

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CANADA: FSD Pharma Inc. today announced that its Class B Subordinate Voting Shares (the “Shares”) have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol ‘HUGE’. Trading on the NASDAQ is expected to commence at market open on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The Company’s Shares will continue to be listed on the Canadian Read the full article…

Tilray Exports First-Ever Shipment Of Medical Cannabis Allowed Into Israel

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CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Canndoc Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of InterCure Ltd., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda., to export a wholesale shipment of up to 2.5 tonnes of medical cannabis from Portugal to Israel. The shipment, Read the full article…

iCAN: Israel-Cannabis And Headquarters Announce Strategic Partnership

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ISRAEL: iCAN: Israel-Cannabis, Israel’s leading cannabis incubator and Headquarters (HQ), a Los Angeles based product accelerator and cannabis license holder with distribution and manufacturing facilities, have formed a strategic partnership to identify the most innovative Israeli cannabis companies and products, and provide them with access to the California market, via distribution, sales and marketing support. Saul Kaye, Read the full article…

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…

Sproutly Announces Expansion With New Manufacturing Facility In Ontario

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CANADA:  Sproutly Canada, announced an expansion of its operations with a new manufacturing facility in close proximity to the Toronto Herbal Remedies Inc production facility in Scarborough, Ontario. The additional property allows the Company to continue to centralize operations in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as providing manufacturing capabilities for it’s proprietary reagents, a key 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…

Infusion Biosciences Develops Breakthrough Testing Methods to Detect Cannabinoids in Water Solutions to Meet Food and Safety Standards

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CANADA: Sproutly Canada has announced today that Infusion Biosciences have developed and verified analytical methods that detect, identify, and measure cannabinoid molecules in water-soluble (“Infuz2O”) and oil preparations (“Bio-Natural Oil”) derived from cannabis and hemp using APP Technology (collectively, the “Developed Analytics”). APP Technology is a patent pending process that uses proprietary reagents to recover naturally occurring water-soluble 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…