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Cannabis & CBD

Pot slump creates distressed opportunities

Cannabis stocks have lost about a quarter of their value in the first half of 2020, compounding a 50 per...

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Communications firm Ketchum launches cannabis offering in Canada

Ketchum Cultivate was created in 2016 to provide the food and wellness sector with strategic consulting on marketing, branding, crisis...

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“Cannabis Treats COVID-19” Rallied Weed Stocks. Cannabis Could Aid Pandemic—If Someone Pays To Find Out.

Already down when the coronavirus pandemic kicked all markets, a few cannabis stocks enjoyed rallies Friday — gains connected, it...

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How The Third Wave in Cannabis Stocks Begins

This past week, the New Cannabis Ventures Global Cannabis Stock Index soared 26%, its best week since late March, when...

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Cannabis Could Help Fight COVID-19 Infection: Canadian Study

Scientists searching for ways to reduce the threat of COVID-19 may be getting an assist from the cannabis industry....

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Navigating COVID-19 in the cannabis industry

In this article Hannah Deacon, co-founder of Maple Tree Consultancy, discusses how COVID-19 is impacting the cannabis industry....

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Ontario’s ‘virtual inspections’ of cannabis stores keep industry growing

Cannabis store entrepreneurs are crediting Ontario’s regulator for its quick transition to a virtual inspection regime amid the coronavirus pandemic...

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Aurora Cannabis shares skyrocket on hopes worst is behind Canadian weed company

Aurora Cannabis Inc. stock rampaged Monday, with U.S.-traded shares surging nearly 53% in a continued response to better-than-expected earnings last...

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The Birth of the Psychedelics Industry and Emergence of Psilocybin in the Mainstream

Few things catch the imagination and attract more attention in the markets than the emergence of a new industry. Most...

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Drink Your Weed: How Cannabis Beverages Finally Took Off

About a year ago, when Lyden Henderson took a sip of a nonalcoholic, cannabis-infused beer, he discovered something was amiss...

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Cannabis Consumer Trends

Over the past few years the CBD market has skyrocketed. The passing of the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill to legalize...

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Six months after legalization, Canada’s cannabis edibles market is stalled: ‘We’re just at the beginning of professionalizing this industry’

The cannabis drug was federally legalized in Canada in 2018, and edibles in 2019, but the market has so far...

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Cannabis sales soar as Canadians hunker down to stop coronavirus

To manage stress in the face of the coronavirus pandemic or just to pass the time under quarantine, Canadians and...

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Quebec Cannabis Survey reveals more residents than ever are lighting up

Released this week by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec, the report examined the cannabis consumption habits of 10,19...

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Canada Defends Marijuana Legalization In Response To International Skepticism

The Canadian government touted the benefits of its legal, regulated marijuana market in comments to the United Nations recently, saying...

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New UK fractional cannabis investment platform launched

A new cannabis investment fund app has been launched to provide exposure to businesses focussing on medical cannabis....

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Cannabis Canada: Pot companies need cash, flexibility to withstand COVID-19 outbreak, analyst says

If you’ve got cash – and the ability to be flexible with suppliers – you might be one of the...

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Cannabis-infused beverages finally arrive in Canada

More than two months after cannabis-infused beverages became legal for sale in Canada, consumers in Ontario will finally be able...

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Cannabis Payments Are Ripe For Fintech Innovation

It is undeniable that cannabis is more than just a budding industry — it is big business. In Denver, ground...

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Cannabis producer Canopy Growth shuts down 2 B.C. facilities, leaving hundreds out of work

Canopy Growth has closed large greenhouses in Delta and Aldergrove, staff who worked at the cannabis company tell Global News....

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Surprising conservative investors who’ve stuck with marijuana stocks in the U.S.

It’s been clear for some time now that investing in cannabis stocks has not gone so well....

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Winnipeg wants Ottawa's help in regulating medical-cannabis grow ops in residential neighbourhoods

The City of Winnipeg wants Health Canada to better regulate medical-cannabis grow operations after complaints about odour emanating from a...

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These Three American Cannabis Companies Are Making A Profit

Cannabis companies are ramping up revenue quickly, but few are profitable. At New Cannabis Ventures, we share a resource that...

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Cannabis producers in Canada are now offering ‘value brands’ to compete with cheaper illegal market

The legal cannabis market in Canada grew 107% in 2019, but illegal sellers still dominate with 70% of sales, according...

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Cannabis edibles are leading Canada’s cannabis market in 2020

It has now been more than a year since cannabis was legalised in Canada, and while 2019 sales fell short...

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In major shift, UN drug chief questions whether control treaties involving cannabis are out of date

The president of the narcotics enforcement agency of the United Nations is questioning whether the agency’s decades-old drug conventions are...

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Edibles and drinkables are leading Canada's legal cannabis market in 2020

It has been more than a year since cannabis was legalized in Canada and while 2019 sales fell short of...

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Weed Stocks Burned as Cowen Paints Hazy Outlook

Tilray led the freefall in marijuana stocks on Monday as one analyst on Wall Street warned that the upcoming further...

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Aurora Cannabis downgraded as Canadian sector struggles—but one analyst is upbeat

Cowen downgraded Aurora Cannabis Inc., Tilray Inc. and Sundial Growers Inc. on Monday with analysts becoming increasingly cautious on the...

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Canadian cannabis price data added on Nasdaq platform in futures push

Cannabis took another step closer to becoming a tradeable commodity on the futures market after Nasdaq added three Canadian pot...

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The cannabis industry's next big threat: Hacks and fraud

Cannabis is an emerging industry with stratospheric growth expectations. Like the California Gold Rush, the dot-com boom and every other...

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Chart: New York’s medical marijuana program grows, but future business opportunity hinges on adult-use legalization

While New York’s medical cannabis patient registry increased by more than 23,000 patients in 2019, growth has slowed significantly because...

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First specialist medical cannabis clinic in Scotland to open

Sapphire Medical Clinic is set to be the first clinic with specialist expertise in prescribing medical cannabis to open in...

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The West Island's first cannabis store has opened in a strip mall

The first pot store in the West Island is open for business. The Société Québécois du Cannabis (SQDC) outlet is...

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Thematic ETF pioneers launch global medical cannabis ETF

Rize ETF, Europe’s first specialist thematic ETF issuer, has today launched its first two ETFs – including a medical cannabis...

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NSLC to expand cannabis sales to 14 more stores across Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is more than doubling the number of its stores that sell cannabis products to try...

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Canopy Growth Stock Is Set to Soar. Why Its Earnings Were a ‘Beacon of Hope.’

Amid concerns in the cannabis industry about high spending and disappointing sales, Canopy Growth’s December quarter earnings were good enough...

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Cannabis oil products ‘could be off the shelves in a year’

Oils, snacks and drinks containing the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) will be "taken off the shelves" next year if they...

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Improved sales at Cannabis NB may give province second thoughts on unloading operation

Cannabis NB is looking more attractive by the day. As New Brunswick mulls eight separate private-sector applications to purchase the...

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Cannabis Trends To Watch In 2020

With a new decade upon us, the cannabis industry has found itself in somewhat of an awkward spot. This isn’t...

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Ontario considers allowing cannabis lounges and cafes

Premier Doug Ford's government said it is considering allowing cannabis lounges and cafes as it moves toward an open market...

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Some pot companies just months away from running out of cash

Liquidity is a more pressing concern for Canadian cannabis companies than for their U.S. counterparts, according to a new report...

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15 months after legalization, 2.8 million Ontarians live in places where cannabis retail is illegal

About a fifth of Ontario’s population — 2.8 million people — live in places where selling cannabis is illegal....

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More uncertainty for Canadian cannabis as class-action suits filed in U.S.

Canada’s cannabis industry could be in for another hit. At least nine U.S. law firms have launched proposed class-action lawsuits...

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Cannabis Jobs Report: Legal cannabis now supports 243,700 full-time American jobs

How many jobs are there in the legal marijuana industry? Leafly’s annual Cannabis Jobs Report found 243,700 full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs...

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Terry Booth resigns as Aurora Cannabis’ chief executive

Terry Booth has resigned as chief executive of Aurora Cannabis, the Canadian multinational marijuana company he helped build from the...

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These are the 15 buzziest cannabis startups to bet on in 2020, according to top investors

Despite tough times in the broader cannabis industry, investors who have bet on the burgeoning space say things will turn...

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Access denied: B.C. court rejects licensing appeal brought by illicit dispensaries

B.C.’s court of appeal has ruled against 11 illegal cannabis dispensaries hoping to continue business as usual in Vancouver....

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Cannabis Canada: Aurora latest pot company planning job cuts, according to source

MARIJUANA 14h ago Cannabis Canada: Aurora latest pot company planning job cuts, according to source BNN Bloomberg Now ShowingAurora to...

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The Nine Foundational Pillars Of Cannabis Markets

Worldwide, there are now more than 50 countries which are operating some form of legalized cannabis program, whether for hemp...

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Some struggling US cannabis companies may look to Canada for possible bankruptcy protection

With capital constraints a growing factor in the marijuana industry, U.S. cannabis companies facing financial pressure are increasingly eyeing Canadian...

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Cannabis Canada: Expect a bumpy road for pot executives this year

Being a cannabis CEO is emerging as a precarious position as at least five pot companies have made management changes...

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Quebec cannabis producer gets green light for giant cultivation, processing facility

Quebec cannabis producers HEXO and Great White North Growers can expect some big competition this year. Medical cannabis producer Cannara...

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Exclusive medical cannabis fund launched in London

UK medicinal cannabis company Eco Equity founder Jon-Paul Doran has launched his first exclusively medical cannabis fund, JPD Capital, in...

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Curaleaf taps former MGM executive as CFO as Select deal closes

Curaleaf Holdings Inc. announced several management changes Monday in conjunction with the closing of its Select acquisition, a deal that...

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Cannabis taxes not bringing the cash government expected

Marijuana hasn’t proven to be the cash crop the government expected, with cannabis excise tax revenues coming in at roughly...

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Everything Wrong With The Cannabis Industry: Investors Beware

Last year’s plunge in cannabis stocks has led some analysts to compare the industry to the dot-com bust of the...

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MedMen CEO stepping down as pot sector turnover continues

MedMen Enterprises Inc. Chief Executive Officer Adam Bierman is stepping down from his role in the latest executive resignation in...

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Cannabis Canada: Doug Ford expects Ontario to lead the nation in pot shop locations

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has some sharp words for cannabis company executives who blamed Ontario for its part in causing...

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Executive exodus continues in cannabis boardrooms with Sundial CEO’s resignation

Turnover inside the boardrooms of Canadian cannabis producers shows no sign of slowing. Cannabis producer Sundial Growers said Thursday that...

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'They didn’t have supply ready': Doug Ford fires back at pot execs

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has fired back at the cannabis industry after some leading executives complained that the lack of...

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Canadian cannabis update

Should investors be worried about a further fall in stock prices? Or is it an even better buying opportunity?...

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You’ll be able to buy weed from Ontario producers — but there’s a strange catch

This spring, Ontario will start to see farm-gate cannabis retail: much like a vineyard or brewery, customers will be able...

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European cannabis will eclipse US, says ICBC founder Alex Rogers

Is Europe about to steal America’s legalization thunder? Was last year’s pot stock correction productive? Might California be essentially “hosed”...

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Pot vapes, edibles to generate $250M in sales in first year amid 'uphill battle': RBC analyst

Expectations for Canada’s so-called “Cannabis 2.0” market have been further tempered as one analyst pegs first-year sales of those products...

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Canada's Marijuana Sales Top $100 Million in a Month for the First Time

At this time last year, cannabis stocks were flying high, and the expectation had been that most brand-name companies would...

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One of the biggest names in cannabis is falling behind in paying vendors

Cannabis dispensary operator MedMen Enterprises (MMNFF) had aspirations to be the biggest, most premium player in the emerging industry. It...

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The cannabis boom could be good for science — and scientists

I’ve been a chemistry professor for 15 years and a chemist for longer than that. Through most of that time...

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About 20% of licensed marijuana companies in California’s capital city face temporary closure

More than a fifth of the cannabis companies in Sacramento, California, are confronting the possibility of at least a temporary...

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US federal cannabis reform outlook: Progress expected in 2020, but distractions, high hurdles persist

Cannabis industry observers say that while it’s unlikely the Republican-controlled Senate will pass a major piece of marijuana reform this...

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2020 May Be the Year Cannabis Stocks Surge Like Apple

After a strong start in 2019, the cannabis industry entered a vicious bear market. Weak sales performance, as well as...

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Washington’s New Cannabis Bill Could Push Illegal Sales

In 2020, Washington state will be strict with its cannabis laws. Since the state legalized adult-use marijuana in 2012, the...

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The cannabis industry is descending on Davos at the World Economic Forum

The world’s cannabis industry elite is headed to Davos, Switzerland for a big session — of professional nature — for...

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Major Canadian pot companies facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the U.S.

Some of Canada's biggest cannabis producers are facing proposed class-action lawsuits in the United States after investors were hit with...

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Cannabis magazine High Times to open retail stores this year

High Times, the storied 45-year-old publication that advocates for the legalization of cannabis, is hanging out its shingle and getting...

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Canopy Growth Delay Raises Brutal Question: Will This Pot Stock Ever Turn a Profit?

Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC) delayed the launch of its much-anticipated cannabis beverages. The setback is a let down for...

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Global cannabis sales experience ‘stunning growth’ despite growing pains and limited access to markets

According to Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, global sales of the plant increased by 48 per cent to US$1...

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Canopy Growth delaying launch of cannabis-infused drinks

Canopy Growth Corp. is delaying the launch of its cannabis-infused drinks. The company says work to scale up to commercial...

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Starting today, you can buy edibles online through the Ontario Cannabis Store

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals will be available for sale through the Ontario Cannabis Store's website this morning....

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Congress investigates lifting some cannabis restrictions

Cannabis continues to make history on Capitol Hill — albeit incrementally. Although federal cannabis legalization may not be imminent, Congress...

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Marijuana Companies are Bad at Forecasting, Analyst Says

n Hexo Corp.’s fiscal third-quarter earnings call in 2019, Chief Executive Sebastien St.-Louis made a bold statement for a cannabis...

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Aphria shares fall after pot producer slashes full-year outlook

Aphria Inc. downgraded its full-year outlook after it reported second-quarter revenue that came in below analyst expectations following a decline...

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Pot imports grow as U.S. stalls on medical research

One of the top advocates for allowing U.S. companies to grow cannabis for research purposes has imported a batch from...

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Several states could legalize cannabis sales in 2020 as marijuana industry eyes lucrative East Coast market

Up to a dozen states could legalize adult-use or medical marijuana in 2020 through their legislatures or ballot measures, although...

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Too many producers: Analyst says market needs some pot growers to go out of business

A cannabis conference brought bright, smiling young entrepreneurs to Vancouver this week but also analysts warning that the fledgling industry...

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Researchers develop a non-invasive test they hope will be no sweat for roadside inebriation testing

Controversial saliva swabs and invasive blood tests could be on their way out when it comes to identifying and evaluating...

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2020 could be defining year for cannabis industry

The cannabis industry had a momentous year in 2019: Hemp-derived CBD had a heyday, Illinois made history, California got sticky...

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Edibles have arrived at London cannabis shops

The first shipment of cannabis gummies, chocolates, cookies and drinks arrived at pot shops across London Friday morning, with the...

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Foreign assets could be next on the block for cash-hungry cannabis companies

Two years ago, Canadian cannabis companies were racing to scoop up international assets, from swaths of fertile land in southern...

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Andrew Cuomo promises to legalize cannabis in New York. It could be 'gigantic'

New York wasn't able to legalize cannabis last year, but Governor Andrew Cuomo vows it'll happen this time around....

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Aurora Cannabis (ACB): Selling a Facility Is a Big Step Forward

The reorganization has apparently started at Aurora Cannabis (ACB) without any formal announcement by the Canadian cannabis LP. The latest...

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2020 could be a defining year for the cannabis industry

2019 was a momentous year for the cannabis industry: Hemp-derived CBD had a heyday, Illinois made history, California got sticky...

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