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The buyer, the target and the other guy: Behind Canada's biggest marijuana deal - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 19:38

The Globe and Mail

The buyer, the target and the other guy: Behind Canada's biggest marijuana deal
The Globe and Mail
Brent Zettl, CEO at CanniMed Therapeutics Ltd. and a close friend after months spent building toward a partnership, was on the line. Hours before, CanniMed struck an agreement to be acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for $1.2-billion, the biggest deal ...
Cannabis growers in marijuana mega-mergerBBC News
'Nobody got any sleep': Aurora Cannabis lands CanniMed after marathon talksFinancial Post
Aurora Cannabis buys CanniMed in Canada's biggest dealCBC.ca
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PEI government to buy 3 million grams of marijuana a year - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 18:25

CBC.ca

PEI government to buy 3 million grams of marijuana a year
CBC.ca
Going with the flow: Business is good for P.E.I. manufacturer of cannabis oil systems · P.E.I. marijuana grower looks ahead to $20M expansion · Adults will be able to carry 30 grams of pot in public, province says. The P.E.I. government has signed ...

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Mexico minister backs marijuana legalization in major beach resorts - Reuters

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:56

Reuters

Mexico minister backs marijuana legalization in major beach resorts
Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Mexico's Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero gives a speech during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corps in Mexico City, Mexico November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo. De la Madrid later said in a Twitter ...

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BMO open to cannabis deals if firms can pass 'the tests,' CEO says - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 17:09

The Globe and Mail

BMO open to cannabis deals if firms can pass 'the tests,' CEO says
The Globe and Mail
Bank of Montreal is open to more deals with cannabis companies, as long as those firms can get past "traps" in the lender's due-diligence process, chief executive Darryl White said. The Toronto-based lender became the first major Canadian bank to ...

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Despite Liberalizing Marijuana Laws, the War on Drugs Still Targets People of Color - The Intercept

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 14:52

The Intercept

Despite Liberalizing Marijuana Laws, the War on Drugs Still Targets People of Color
The Intercept
I recently picked up a magazine that was all about the marijuana industry. Not a single black or Latino face was in the entire magazine. That people of color are largely shut out of the legal cannabis industry, after paying the heaviest price for it ...
States Ask Congress to Allow Cannabis Access to BanksEntrepreneur
Cannabis Stock Investors Should Pay Attention To The US Federal Policy ChangeForbes
Memorandum - Department of JusticeDepartment of Justice
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Why No Gadget Can Prove How Stoned You Are - WIRED

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 13:28

WIRED

Why No Gadget Can Prove How Stoned You Are
WIRED
And how you took the cannabis. And the position of the North Star at the moment of ingestion. OK, maybe not that last one. But as medical and recreational marijuana use spreads across the United States, how on Earth can law enforcement tell if someone ...

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How Topical Marijuana Can Save Your Skin (And Hair And Body) - GQ Magazine

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:56

GQ Magazine

How Topical Marijuana Can Save Your Skin (And Hair And Body)
GQ Magazine
Allow me to introduce you to "marijuana," a psychoactive plant you probably haven't heard about because it isn't legal everywhere in the United States. (If you live in Maine, in Massachusetts, or along the Pacific seaboard, feel free to skip to the ...

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Got weed? NSLC wants to hear from potential cannabis suppliers - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:51

CBC.ca

Got weed? NSLC wants to hear from potential cannabis suppliers
CBC.ca
... NSLC stores will carry cannabis. "The Nova Scotia Liquor Commission are working through those next steps of actually what that will look like and how it will be presented within the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission environment," he said. Furey said an ...
NSLC searching for cannabis suppliers ahead of legalizationCTV News

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Cannabis Investing 101: So You Want To Take Part In The Green Rush

Alternet - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:39
Three pot-entials to grow your money whether you’re a first time investor or veteran of the cannabis space.

Ever since Colorado legalized weed in 2012 people are seeing green—asking, “Where they should invest in the cannabis industry?” And, they’re right to ask. According to Arcview Market Research legal cannabis sales in 2015 reached close to $7 billion, and are predicting that the overall industry could be worth a whopping $22 billion by 2020, and is showing no signs of slowing down. This past November’s recent election favorably indicates the public’s growing acceptance of cannabis with voters in four states (California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada) approving measures to fully legalize cannabis for adult use; while Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota adopted medical marijuana programs. Half of America live with some form of cannabis program within their state, whether it’s adult use or medical—and more than 60 million Americans can enjoy recreational weed.

John Kagia, Executive Vice President for Industry Analytics with New Frontier Data, recently helped to author the 2016 Cannabis Investor Study, providing valuable and objective research and analysis of the cannabis industry. When asked about the outcome of the recent ballot initiatives Kagia pointed out the bi-partisan nature of cannabis and how “public support has been growing robustly” in more than half of the United States. “We’re seeing affirmative validation that legalization at large has gained momentum,” says Kagia. “This really is a significant catalyst for growth in the industry.”

What’s beautiful about this entirely new industry is the opportunity to get in on the ground floor. “There are few moments in any generation where you’re literally watching the industry being birthed,” says Kagia. Couple that with cannabis finally ditching it’s social stigma and the time is absolutely on point to dive in and invest.

Where to put your money? Here are several ideas to consider when getting started cannabis investing:

Ancillary Businesses

The 2016 Cannabis Investor Study from Arcview Investor Network and New Frontier Data found investors most interested in ancillary commercial products. Anything ranging from vaporizers to LED lights is considered ancillary because they stay far away from touching the plant. These types of companies are great entry points for new cannabis investors because this class of company face “less scrutiny” and offer less “risk exposure” than those that touch the plant, according to Kagia. Given that cannabis is still not regulated federally and instead is guided by individual state law, it’s easier for ancillary services to expand their business state by state since they don’t face cross border problems—making this type of investment attractive for potential investors.

International Markets

Look abroad to Canada and beyond for investment opportunities. New Frontier’s investment study shows 64% of investors favoring opportunities in Canada, compared with the 57 percent of investors who expressed interest in California’s growing market. The same study also showed Israel as good potential, albeit only 34 percent of investors said they were interested, followed by Spain (20%) and Australia (15 percent). Canadian stocks are a safe bet because unlike the US, their Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations program is federally regulated and currently has its eyes on 30+ licensed medical cannabis producers. “So far the Canadian market is well regulated and a national legal market has raised robust interest from a number of sophisticated investors—which will only increase once the government releases their regulations in April 2017,” says Kagia. As for other international markets, Kagia points to Israel with their robust and long withstanding medical program; Australia which just got their medical program off the ground making it the first Asian Pacific country with regulate cannabis; and finally Spain which has piqued the interest of investors who are eyeing it closely for when the market eventually will activate.

Investment Groups

If you have the money to invest, but are unfamiliar with navigating the complexities of the cannabis market—a great place to start are by joining an investment group. Becoming an angel investor allows you to join forces with others who have experience within the space and have already researched, sought out and have teamed up with companies that would benefit from your financial support. “Like Arcview, members get the first stages of due diligence for investment brought to them along with investment targets,” says Kagia. Having an investment group’s expertise at your fingertips provide new investors with a sense of security in their investment, which is a huge benefit especially when the pace of change is so fast in this evolving industry.

 

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For Chinese Fentanyl Sellers, the U.S. Mail is the "Virtually Guaranteed" Route to Not Get Caught

Alternet - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:31
Look for a move to tighten documentation and inspection requirements for packages coming into the country via the U.S.P.S.

 

 

For Chinese fentanyl sellers, USPS is the "virtually guaranteed" route to not get caught

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fentanyl - and likely more - is pouring into the United States through international mail - and the federal government isn't equipped to track ...

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10 pot-repreneurs disrupting marijuana's white male monopoly - NOW Magazine

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 04:04

NOW Magazine

10 pot-repreneurs disrupting marijuana's white male monopoly
NOW Magazine
While women occupying the highest echelons of the cannabis industry have been making headlines Stateside, up here in the Great White North it's dudes in suits with Bay Street connections who dominate. A mere five per cent of board members of publicly ...

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AK: Wrangell Sentinel Archives

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:34
wrangellsentinel.com (US) A.G. decision unlikely to alter cannabis legalization in Alaska Despite a rescinding of Obama-era orders allowing for the state-by-state legalization process of ma... (Thu Jan 25 18:34:06 2018 PST)
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AK: Wrangell Sentinel Archives

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AK: News Briefs - The Valdez Star

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:33
valdezstar.net (US) Marijuana store to remain open despite recent federal policy shift (Thu Jan 25 18:33:16 2018 PST)
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AK: News Briefs - The Valdez Star

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:33
valdezstar.net (US) Legal pot (AP) Three Alaska lawmakers joined forces to rewrite a resolution pertaining to the separation of federal marijuana regulations and the state's legal pot industry. (AP) Three Alaska lawmakers joined forces to rewrite a resolution pertaining to the separation of federal marijuana regulations and the state's legal pot industry. (AP) Three Alaska ... (Thu Jan 25 18:33:16 2018 PST)
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AK: News Briefs - The Valdez Star

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AK: News Briefs - The Valdez Star

Drug News Bot - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:33
valdezstar.net (US) Legal pot (AP) Three Alaska lawmakers joined forces to rewrite a resolution pertaining to the separation of federal marijuana regulations and the state's legal pot industry. (AP) Three Alaska lawmakers joined forces to rewrite a resolution pertaining to the separation of federal marijuana regulations and the state's legal pot industry. (AP) Three Alaska ... (Thu Jan 25 18:33:16 2018 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $dissent_silenced(55%), $propaganda_theme8(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $govt_prohib_other(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $school(100%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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AK: SitNews: Congress Urged to Pass Banking Legislation for State Marijuana Businesses

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 01:31
sitnews.us (US) Marijuana has become an area where states are. (Thu Jan 25 18:31:42 2018 PST)
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AK: SitNews: Congress Urged to Pass Banking Legislation for State Marijuana Businesses

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