Canada

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BC
Thu
24
Dec

Aphria and Tilray Plan $3.8 Billion Merger

A merger of cannabis giants Aphria and Tilray is poised to create a massive shift in the marijuana industry. The two companies announced the plans Dec. 16, with hopes of wrapping the process up in the second quarter of 2021. 

Aphria and Tilray announced they will be merging to create a leading global company accrediting cannabis communities worldwide. It is expected to generate around $100 million pre-tax annually based on the share price of Aphria and Tilray as of Dec. 15.

Thu
24
Dec

Over One-Third of Canadians With Cancer Acknowledge Using Cannabis

Battling cancer is one of the toughest things a person can do. Recent research says many of those afflicted may uses cannabis to treat their symptoms.

As of right now, there is no definitive cure for cancer, and that is beyond unfortunate. Hopefully, treatments will soon be developed that consistently cure all forms of the disease.

Until that happens, suffering patients will need to treat their cancer via whatever means their doctor deems appropriate and effective.

Medical cannabis is one treatment more and more patients are turning to.

Wed
23
Dec

Canadians are increasingly abandoning illicit market, buying more cannabis from legal stores, survey says

Health Canada has released the 2020 Canadian Cannabis Survey, shedding light on evolving habits and opinions about the plant. 

The CCS began in 2017 and, among other factors, examines sources of cannabis, types of cannabis products being consumed, and, this year, cannabis use in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tue
22
Dec

Cannabis Companies Continue Holiday Fundraisers for Communities Nationwide

Holiday festivities have been curtailed by the global resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its unprecedented social and economic effects. During this turbulent season, cannabis companies all over North America continue to do what they can to support local charities and populations in need.

So, let this 2020 holiday season be lit with the warmth of giving. Here’s a short list of holiday fundraising activities led by cannabis industry members, bringing happiness and help to so many for the season as we all look forward to a new year in 2021:

Tue
22
Dec

Canopy Rivers Sells Three Assetts to Canopy Growth for $115 Million

Canopy Rivers Inc. has entered into an agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation in which Rivers will transfer three portfolio assets to Canopy Growth in exchange for $115 million in cash and 3,750,000 common shares of Canopy Growth and the cancellation of all 36,468,318 Multiple Voting Shares and the 15,223,938 Subordinate Voting Shares of Rivers held by Canopy Growth.

Tue
22
Dec

Study Finds One-Third Of Canadian Cancer Patients Use Cannabis

A researcher has found that one-third of Canadian cancer patients use marijuana, according to a study released earlier this month. A report on the research, “Cannabis use among Canadian adults with cancer (2007-2016): results from a national survey,” was published online by the journal Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics & Outcome Research. 

Mon
21
Dec

5 Lessons the U.S. Can Learn From Canadian Cannabis Legalization.

Following the results of the 2020 presidential election, cannabis advocates across the nation breathed a sigh of relief; for the first time in our history, cannabis decriminalization was being supported by the party in office. Since 2012, 15 states and Washington, DC, have legalized cannabis for adults over the age of 21. And 36 states have legalized medical cannabis — meaning that a majority of Americans now have some form of access to cannabis, whether medically or recreationally. On December 4th, the House passed the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, a historic bill which will remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and serves as the first step in ultimately deciding the fate of federal decriminalization in the United States. 

Fri
18
Dec

Canadian health regulator says people growing too much pot at home

marijuana plant

(Reuters) - Canadian health regulator on Thursday raised concerns about the large quantity of medical marijuana people were growing at home, after its data showed a significant jump in daily average production permitted by health care practitioners.

While the practitioners can allow registered patients to grow limited amount at home for personal use, the regulator’s findings show that such authorizations rose to a staggering 36.2 grams by the end of March, compared with 25.2 grams in October 2018.

Meanwhile, average purchases by registered patients, who can buy pot from licensed producers and federal medical sellers, have stayed as low as 2 to 2.1 grams every month, data showed.

Thu
17
Dec

‘How do I choose the right cannabis strain?’: Canadians asked, we answered

The original bloom tender at B.C.-based Village Bloomery, Aniya attended the CannaReps budtender training program pre-regulation and is certified under the Selling it Right program. In today’s section, she answers some of the most frequently asked consumer queries.

Thu
17
Dec

Pot sector M&A expected to ramp up in wake of Aphria-Tilray merger

It's game on for the Canadian cannabis industry. 

Hours after Aphria Inc. and Tilray Inc. formally announced their blockbuster merger that would create a global cannabis powerhouse, some cannabis producer CEOs received a deluge of messages from several Canadian investment bankers wondering if they'd be interested in a deal of their own.

"The phone is ringing off the hook," said one cannabis producer CEO who declined to be named given the discussions with the bankers are preliminary. 

"You can see the writing on the wall. I've heard from at least four bankers this morning if I'd be interested in any deals." 

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