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Cannabis patients boost Aurora edible sales

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto | Reuters — Aurora Cannabis this week became the first major Canadian company to sell edibles and vapes for medical use, a small base that nevertheless helps shore up margins and paves the way for sales in the much larger European medical market. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001, and recreational […] Read more

As ‘Cannabis 2.0’ kicks off, industry strangled by limited retail outlets

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reuters — A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana, cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the launch of higher-margin pot-infused drinks and other products will quickly lift shares may be in for a bumpy ride. So-called cannabis 2.0 — legalization of marijuana derivatives including edibles, beverages, extracts […] Read more


Vape product concerns weigh on cannabis companies

Reading Time: 3 minutes Toronto | Reuters — A U.S. recommendation that consumers avoid vaping products containing the active ingredient in marijuana ahead of their legalization in Canada next month could be a blow to Canadian cannabis companies’ hopes that the higher-margin products will help propel them to profitability. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said […] Read more

Labatt to partner with Tilray to tap cannabis drink market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto | Reuters — Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, and Canadian pot producer Tilray Inc. are partnering in a US$100 million joint venture to research cannabis-infused non-alcoholic drinks for the Canadian market, the companies said Wednesday. The alliance, the latest in a string of deals by global alcohol and tobacco giants in Canada’s cannabis […] Read more


U.S. pot firm Curaleaf to triple planned equity offering

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto | Reuters – U.S. cannabis retailer Curaleaf Holdings Inc is raising about $400 million, almost three times its original target, in Toronto, in a deal that would value the company at close to $4 billion, people familiar with the situation told Reuters. The move by the Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company, which also owns cannabis cultivation […] Read more

Sober start as recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes Toronto/Vancouver | Reuters — Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open. The day was historic for the country as Canadian adults can now legally smoke recreational […] Read more


Big Weed hits up Europe hoping for expansion cash

Reading Time: 4 minutes Toronto/London | Reuters — A favorite of DIY stock pickers, Canadian cannabis firms are trying to bolster their institutional investor base by ramping up efforts to woo European funds as countries across the region approve marijuana for medical use. For some time companies including Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis and Tilray Inc. have been signing export […] Read more

Ontario delays start date of retail cannabis sales

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto | Reuters — Ontario’s newly elected Tory government said Monday it will delay the start date of recreational marijuana sales in the province and will allow private retailers to sell cannabis rather than government-run stores. Ontario will allow private retailers to sell recreational marijuana starting on April 1, officials from the province’s Progressive Conservative […] Read more


Tim Hortons to enter China

Reading Time: 3 minutes Reuters — Canadian coffee-and-donut chain Tim Hortons will open 1,500 outlets in China over the next decade, capitalizing on a growing cafe culture in the world’s second-largest economy, the chain’s parent Restaurant Brands International said on Wednesday. Restaurant Brands shares rose almost three per cent after the company announced the Tim Hortons move into China […] Read more