Leafly Pickup Expands Into Canada

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CANADA: Leafly, the leading technology platform that helps people discover and find cannabis, today announced the launch of Leafly Pickup in Canada. Leafly Pickup allows consumers to browse the menus of participating cannabis retailers, reserve products online, and then pick up and purchase products in-store directly from the retailer. Leafly Pickup is available now with leading Read the full article…

Aphria Agrees To Accelerate Expiry Of Green Growth Brands Bid And Terminate Its Option With GA Opportunities Corp

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CANADA: Aphria announced that it has entered into a series of transactions that will accelerate the expiry date to April 25, 2019 for the previously announced take-over bid by Green Growth Brands Inc. and will terminate the arrangements with GA Opportunities Corp. for consideration of $89.0 million. Irwin D. Simon, Aphria’s Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are Read the full article…

China’s Thalys And iCAN: Israel-Cannabis Sign MOU For Co-Investment In Cannabis & Hemp Related Startups

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ISRAEL: Thalys Medical Technology, a leading Chinese healthcare conglomerate listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (603716.SS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding with iCAN Israel-Cannabis, Israel’s leading medical cannabis incubator. Thalys and iCAN will come together to create a unique partnership to advance the development of early stage incubated companies that focus on the creation of medical technology, Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Launches Hemp CBD Subsidiary — Expands House Of Brands

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the nation, today announced the formation of a new wellness subsidiary, Well Beings, that will provide the Company the ability to expand its house of branded products to all 50 states to potentially reach a new customer base outside of the licensed dispensary Read the full article…

Acreage Announces Listing On The Frankfurt Stock Exchange

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NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings announced that its subordinate voting shares have been listed on the open market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “0VZ.” The Company’s subordinate voting shares continue to be listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol “ACRG.U” and on the OTC under the symbol “ACRGF.”

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…

Halo Labs Announces Strategic Partnership In Lesotho Africa

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LESOTHO: Halo Labs announced it has signed a letter of intent to enter into a partnership with Bophelo Bioscience and Wellness Pty Ltd, a Lesotho based cannabis company. Halo will provide management services and expertise to build, design and operate cGAP cultivation and cGMP extraction facilities in exchange for a 20% equity position in Bophelo Bioscience, as Read the full article…

Altria to Make Growth Investment In Cronos Group

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Altria to Invest USD $1.8 Billion (CAD $2.4 Billion) for 45% Ownership Interest in Leading Global Cannabinoid Company with Warrant to Increase Ownership to 55% Over Next 4 Years VIRGINIA: Altria Group today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire newly issued shares in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, headquartered in Read the full article…

Sproutly Taps New President From Anheuser-Busch InBev And Kimberley-Clark

Sproutly Taps Bryan Semkuley As New President

CANADA: Sproutly Canada has tapped senior marketer Bryan Semkuley as President of Sproutly to accelerate the Company’s strategic objectives of becoming a leading cannabis formulations company focused on beverages. “We are pleased that Mr. Semkuley has chosen to join the leadership team of Sproutly as President,” said Keith Dolo, CEO and Chairman of Sproutly.  “Bryan brings significant experience Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Achieves Over 4 Billion Shares Traded In First 6 Months

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CANADA:  FSD Pharma announced today that the Company has traded over four Billion Class B subordinate voting shares in its first six months of trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange. During the period of May 29, 2018 to November 29, 2018, the Company traded exactly 4,041,346,300 Class B subordinate voting shares on the CSE. This Read the full article…