Canada’s CannaRoyalty Continues California Push, Reaches Agreement to Acquire FloraCal

Canadian cannabis product and brands company CannaRoyalty is continuing its expansion into California, announcing that it has entered an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Sonoma County’s FloraCal Farms for $1 million in cash and 3,508,772 CannaRoyalty shares on close of the deal, with an additional $3 million in cash and the same number of […]

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Yukon Signs First Rec. Cannabis Supplier

Canadian cannabis producer Tilray affiliate High Park Company has signed an agreement with the Yukon Liquor Corporation to produce and distribute cannabis products in the territory. It’s the first company to come to terms to serve the region. According to a CBC report, Yukon will receive a 50 kilogram shipment once the federal reforms take […]

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Aurora Cannabis German Subsidiary Ships MMJ to Italy; First Non-Government Supplier to Italian Market

Aurora Cannabis has shipped medical cannabis to the Italian government, becoming the first non-government supplier to the Italian market. The products were shipped from the Canadian company’s wholly-owned German subsidiary Pedanios GmbH. The products will be distributed through Italian pharmacies. In January, Aurora and Pedanios won a public tender to supply the Italian government with […]

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MedMen Proposes Reverse Takeover of Canadian Media Company to Access Stock Market

U.S. cannabis company MedMen has announced a proposed reverse takeover of OutdoorPartner Media, which would enable Medmen — a Los Angeles, California-based company — to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange. MedMen is vertically integrated in three states, including Nevada, New York, and California, where it operates seven licensed retail dispensaries. The deal is worth […]

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Celebrities Will Not Be Allowed to Endorse Canadian Cannabis Products

Celebrities will not be allowed to endorse recreational cannabis products in Canada and a July 1 legalization date was “never on the table,” according to the government’s legalization point-man MP Bill Blair. The former Toronto Police chief appeared on The West Block to clarify some aspects of the nation’s forthcoming legalization scheme. “The law is […]

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada City Council Votes to Ban All Public Cannabis Use

The Calgary, Alberta, Canada City Council has moved to ban all cannabis consumption in public but included exceptions for those with medical need, the Calgary Herald reports. The regulations also prohibit retail shops from opening 150 meters (about 492 feet) from schools and emergency shelters and 10 meters (about 33 feet) from daycares, pawnshops, and […]

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Canada’s CannaRoyalty Acquires Third California Cannabis Company

Canadian cannabis business operator and investment firm CannaRoyalty Corp. has acquired California’s River Distribution and its affiliates which hold both medical and recreational distribution licenses in the state. The stock deal is worth 5 million CannaRoyalty common shares, another 1,650,000 shares subject to operation milestones, and 2 million shares subject to other financial milestones. In […]

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Australian Company Set to Begin MMJ for Dogs Study

Australia’s CannPal Animal Therapeutics has received medical cannabis oils from Canada’s Aphria Inc to begin clinical trials of what it calls its lead drug candidate, known as CPAT-01. The company has already completed the dog selection for the live phase of the study, which will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will involve 11 […]

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Canadian Senate Moves Cannabis Legalization Bill to Second Reading

Canada’s Senate has passed the bill to legalize cannabis onto a second reading, moving it to five committees for further study, according to a report from the CBC. The measure passed 44-29, mostly across party lines; a defeat would have pushed the bill back to the lower chamber and jeopardized the chances of the program […]

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Canadian MMJ Company Strikes Distribution Deal with Nation’s Largest Independent Pharmacy Chain

Canadian medical cannabis producer Tilray has signed a letter of intent with independent pharmacy Pharmasave as a distributor of Tilray-branded medical cannabis products. Pharmasave is a member-governed cooperative of more than 650 independently owned pharmacies throughout Canada. Today’s announcement puts us in a strong position to expand the availability of our products to additional patients […]

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Canadian Cannabis Producer Inks Deal with Argentinian Firm to Supply MMJ

Canadian medical cannabis producer Aphria has signed an exclusive supply agreement with an Argentinian-based pharmaceutical import and distribution firm to provide medical cannabis products in the Latin American nation. “We are excited to enter the Argentinian market through this initial supply agreement. We see tremendous potential for medical cannabis in several emerging markets in South […]

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Major Pharmaceutical Company Partners with Canadian MMJ Firm for Non-Smokable Products

The fourth largest pharmaceutical company in the world by revenue, Novartis International AG, is partnering with Canadian medical cannabis company Tilray to develop and distribute medical cannabis products. The partnership will be spearheaded by Sandoz Canada, an arm of Sandoz International GmbH, which is the generics-focused branch of Novartis. The companies will co-develop and market […]

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UN Report Calls Out Nations for Cannabis Legalization

In their 2017 annual report, the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board called out Uruguay, the Netherlands, Jamaica, Canada, and U.S. states for implementing or moving forward with cannabis legalization. “The Board wishes to reiterate that any measures that permit or would permit the use of cannabis for non-medical purposes are in clear violation of […]

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Timeline for Canadian Legalization Gets Murky as Senate Pushes for Drugged Driving Bill

The Canadian Senate is effectively stalling federal cannabis legalization as they push for drugged-driving legislation, according to a report from Investor Intel. According to their analysis of the situation, December 2018 would be the earliest legalization could occur and the chamber could delay the legislation to the next election, which would effectively kill both the […]

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Retail Cannabis Applications Open in Alberta, Canada

Retail cannabis applications have opened in Alberta, Canada and the provincial Gaming and Liquor Commission expects to receive about 250 applications for the businesses over the next year, the Edmonton Journal reports. There is no cap on the number of retail licenses the agency will approve; however, no single person or entity can hold more […]

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Report: Cannabis Industry Investments Hit $1.23B In First Weeks of 2018

According to a Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker report outlined by Bezinga, investments in the cannabis space have increased 600 percent over the first five weeks of 2018 compared to the first five weeks of 2017. In the first five weeks of 2017, cannabis industry investments reached $178 million, while this year they have already swelled […]

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Brittny Anderson & Brian Farmer: Encouraging Sustainable Cannabis

Brittny Anderson and Brian Farmer are co-founders of the Cannabis Conservancy, a sustainability certification group that helps consumers identify cannabis growers and producers who use responsible agricultural practices. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Brittny and Brian join our host TG Branfalt to talk about the founding and goals of the Cannabis Conservancy, the positive response […]

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Canadian MMJ Company Listed on U.S. NASDAQ

Toronto-based medical cannabis company Cronos Group is the first Canadian cannabis company to be listed on the U.S. NASDAQ, according to a Forbes report. The company holds 100 percent of two Canadian medical cannabis companies: Ontario’s Peace Naturals and British Columbia’s Original BC. The company also holds a 21.5 percent stake in Whistler Medical Marijuana […]

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Two Maricann Directors, Including Board Chairman, Resign Amid CSE Investigation

Canadian medical cannabis company Maricann Group Inc.’s chairman along with a board member have stepped down amidst a review by the Canadian Securities Exchange of its planned $70 million financing, the Canadian Press reports. The review has put the financing on hold – but it has not been terminated. The company has been advised orally […]

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Canadian MMJ Company Acquires Malta-based Lab to Produce and Distribute Cannabis Oils

Canadian medical cannabis producer Nuuvera has acquired Malta-based laboratory ASG Pharma, one of few Maltese Good Manufacturing Practice labs. ASG Pharma is expected to be one of Nuuvera’s hubs for medical cannabis oil production and distribution. “It is clear that Malta specifically and the European Union generally intend to make consumer protection a priority, and […]

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Canadian Student Union Approves Student Health Plan MMJ Coverage Pilot Program

The student union at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus have approved a pilot program that will allow their student health insurance to cover medical cannabis, according to a CBC News report. This is the second university in Canada to approve allowing medical cannabis coverage under its healthcare plan after the University of Waterloo approved […]

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Canopy Growth Receives License for World’s Largest Cannabis Cultivation Site

Canadian medical cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp. has been granted a license for the largest federally-licensed cannabis cultivation site in the world – it’s 1.3 million-square-foot site in Aldergrove, British Columbia. The site is one of two operating under a partnership with BC Tweed, known as the BC Tweed Joint Venture. The license covers more […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador Cannabis Regulators Request Canna-business Proposals

The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp has launched Cannabis NL, which will oversee recreational cannabis sales in the Canadian province, according to a report from the Telegram. The formation of the cannabis arm comes with a call for canna-business proposals and NLC officials expect to award 41 total licenses in the first round, not including […]

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Canadian Cannabis Legalization Delayed Until at Least August

Recreational cannabis sales in Canada will not begin on July 1 as anticipated as federal lawmakers have come to an agreement that will see the legislation taken up on or before June 7, CBC News reports. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor said that it would take eight to 12 weeks after the legislation is approved to get […]

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