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Altria reported seeking stake in cannabis firm Aphria

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Marlboro maker Altria Group is in talks for a stake in Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc., the Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday, citing multiple sources. The details of Richmond, Virginia-based Altria’s investment are still being finalized, though it has expressed interest in buying a minority stake in Aphria with the intention of […] Read more


Ontario pot firm Aphria selling U.S. stake

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Ontario marijuana company Aphria said on Friday it agreed to sell its minority stake in U.S.-based Copperstate Farms to Liberty Health Sciences for $20 million. Boards of Aphria and Liberty have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter. Aphria has been looking to hive off its business […] Read more

A hemp plant in Alberta. (Jennifer Blair photo)

Cannabis firm Aphria mulls sale of U.S. unit

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — Canadian cannabis company Aphria said Thursday it was exploring “strategic alternatives,” including a sale, for its U.S. business, amid tightening enforcement of federal cannabis laws in the country. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice revoked an Obama administration policy that discouraged federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana-related crimes in states that had […] Read more


Ontario medical marijuana producers plan major merger

Reading Time: 2 minutes A southwestern Ontario greenhouse firm billed as one of Canada’s lowest-cost medical marijuana producers plans to expand its reach by buying a rival firm sourcing cannabis worldwide for processing. Aphria Inc., based at Leamington, Ont., announced Monday it has locked in a cash-and-stock deal to buy Toronto-based Nuuvera Inc. for $826 million. The deal, expcted […] Read more


Toronto exchange may delist marijuana firms with U.S. operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Toronto | Reuters — Canada’s TMX Group, operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the U.S., where their operations are illegal under federal law. TMX disclosed its plans as Canadian securities regulators said companies must disclose any connection to the U.S. marijuana […] Read more