Canopy Growth Submits Application To List On The NYSE

CANADA: Canopy Growth Corporation announced it has applied to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Company currently anticipates that, subject to the receipt of all required approvals, its common shares will begin trading on the NYSE before the end of May 2018. In advance of listing on the NYSE, Canopy Growth will file a Form 40-F Registration Statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The listing of the Company’s common shares on the NYSE remains subject to the approval of the NYSE and the satisfaction of all applicable listing and regulatory requirements.

Canopy Growth’s common shares will trade on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “CGC” and will continue to trade on the TSX under the ticker symbol “WEED”. A trading date will be made public once all regulatory formalities are satisfied.

In announcing the application to list on a U.S. stock exchange, Canopy Growth’s Chairman & CEO, Bruce Linton, commented: “Since becoming the first regulated cannabis producer to list their shares in North America in 2014 our team has focused on building credibility through consistent execution. Once finalized, listing our shares on the NYSE will represent a continuation of our upward trajectory as we build the global cannabis industry.”

Marijuana’s Promise Of Profit Remains Elusive (For Now)

NEW YORK: Excitement surrounding medical marijuana led to a significant run-up in GW Pharmaceuticals‘ share price earlier this year, but based on the company’s recently announced quarterly and fiscal full-year earnings results, the promise of marijuana profit remains far off in the distance.

Planning for the future

That’s because GW Pharma has only one marketed marijuana derived therapy, Sativex, on the market, and Sativex, which is used to treat multiple sclerosis spasticity, has yet to win the FDA go-ahead for use in United States. As a result, sales of Sativex, which come primarily from European markets, total just $2 million in the quarter ending June and were small enough for the full fiscal year ending September that the company didn’t bother breaking them out in its quarterly earnings press release.

Instead, the company focused the bulk of its earnings report on the promising opportunity for its marijuana-based medicine across various indications and a slate of trials spanning cancer pain, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and even diabetes.

Those trials are all ongoing, so investors will need to rely on past trial data to make judgments on whether or not the market demand for GW Pharma’s medicine will justify the company’s $1.27 billion market cap.