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Cannabis Drinks Expo Announces Canopy Growth Corp. CEO Bruce Linton Will Headline Event

Canadian cannabis industry superstar will join the July 2019 trade show in San Francisco San Francisco, California – The first-ever Cannabis Drinks Expo, set to take place on July 25, 2019 at the South San Francisco Conference Center, will feature as a headline speaker prominent cannabis industry executive Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, the largest producer…

Aurora Cannabis Obtains Health Canada Approval for Softgel Capsule Production: Launches CanniMed Capsules 3:3

EDMONTON , Aug. 22, 2018 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (ACB.TO) (ACBFF) ( Frankfurt : 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) announced it received Health Canada authorization to produce cannabis softgel capsules at its Aurora Vie facility in Pointe-Claire, Québec. Aurora will begin production of softgel capsules immediately, in partnership with Capcium Inc. (“Capcium”), the Montreal -based manufacturer that…

The MJBizCon Int’l Conference Brought American Canna-Business to Toronto

Opinion editorial Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily Considering the number of cannabis events that are popping up like mushrooms all over North America, perhaps a relativistic system of evaluating and comparing these events will develop over time, so that both exhibitors and consumers of the content will know where and when to invest their money. In the meantime, I…

The Ontario government will reportedly allow private stores to sell marijuana once recreational cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17.Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Ontario said to announce big change in plans for marijuana retailing under Doug Ford

By Geoff Zochodne – financialpost.com Evidence mounting that new government will allow private sector to sell pot. Canada’s biggest market for legalized marijuana may end up being a bit more laissez-faire than first imagined. According to reports from the Globe and Mail and Vice News, the Ontario government is preparing to announce that it will allow private stores — not just government-owned ones…

One Stop Shops? Not with the Kids. NSLC Shows Their Store.

By Eric Vengroff, Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily Following up from their previously announced strategy, and as reported by Jessica Leeder in the Globe and Mail the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) showed off their first retail outlet, which they say is the only retail outlet in the world that combines liquor sales with recreational weed sales. As per previous announcements,…

Selling Cannabis in Jamaica – Wait…What?

by Eric Vengroff,  Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily As a news aggregator in the cannabis space, we get some interesting stories. Naturally we follow developments of numerous cannabis companies.  We recently reported about The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd.’s expansion into Denmark, and now they have announced another international deal – the opening of Epican Medicinals’ (“Epican”) first legal cannabis retail…

Aurora Cannabis Selects Shopify to Power Global ECommerce Platform

New ECommerce Platform to Benefit Both Medical and Adult-Consumer Use Customers EDMONTON , July 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (ACB.TO) (ACBFF) ( Frankfurt : 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”), one of the world’s leading multi-channel, online commerce companies, to leverage the Shopify platform as…

Alberta Announces the ‘Lucky 13’

by Eric Vengroff, Senior Financial Analyst, Cannabis Daily As Alberta gets ‘ready to roll’ (from their own press release – pun absolutely intended) with its plans for the implementation of the federal legalization of cannabis on October 17th, the AGLC has announced the federally licensed producers (LPs) were selected from 31 applications received to supply them.  They are: 7 Acres/The…

Canada to legalise smoking pot: Can these stocks smoke the ASX?

By Rhys Brock – https://www.fool.com.au/ With Canada finally set to enact legislation to legalise the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in a matter of months, investor attention might soon return to the marijuana industry. How are the established local players positioning themselves to take advantage of what could be a new period of growth? After a frantic period at the beginning of…

Legal Marijuana Is Coming to Canada. Investors Catch the Buzz.

By Ian Austen – The New York Times CHESTERVILLE, Ontario — Inside garage-sized containers at one end of a cavernous warehouse in a former Nestlé factory south of Ottawa are rows of marijuana plants stacked atop each other, basking in the unearthly glow of grow lights. They belong to Hamed Asi, an Ontario businessman who calls them his “vertical farm.” He has…