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Marijuana millionaires riding Canada’s legalization wave

Terry Booth didn’t expect his life would come full circle, thanks to marijuana. He sold pot in high school, peddling quarter ounces for C$25 ($19) to help out his dad. He spent the next two decades working as an electrician

Canadian company seeks to be the Starbucks of American marijuana

Golden Leaf Holdings is taking the first step to becoming the Starbucks or McDonald’s of weed, even though marijuana remains illegal across much of the U.S. The cannabis company has opened a chain of marijuana stores in Oregon called Chalice

Global pharmaceutical giant Novartis teams up with billionaire-backed Canadian marijuana startup

Published: Mar 20, 2018, 11:45 am • Updated: Mar 20, 2018, 12:20 pm By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg Novartis AG is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company backed by billionaire Peter Thiel to get in on the medical marijuana business. The

Marijuana is the new gold as former Canadian miners turn to cannabis

Published: Mar 19, 2018, 10:09 am • Updated: Mar 19, 2018, 10:11 am By Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg Just ask Jay Wilgar, a former wind power developer who started a medical marijuana company with friend Travis Kanellos after hatching the idea

Canadian cannabis giant models global growth plan after Circle K

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 11:53 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 12:09 pm By Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg News As Canadian marijuana growers rush to boost production before pot gets legalized, Quebec’s biggest cannabis company looks to a convenience-store giant for

Cannabis cultivation a go for giant Canadian tomato greenhouse

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 2:37 pm • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 3:58 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canadian officials have green-lighted a plan to convert a gargantuan tomato greenhouse for cannabis cultivation. Health Canada issued a cannabis cultivation

Launch of cannabis beverages in Canada could be “big business” for alcohol Goliath

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 12:15 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis is a “big business,” and Constellation Brands has big aspirations in the space, the alcohol beverage company’s president said this

Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a “risk factor” for its beer business

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Molson Coors Brewing Co. now considers legal cannabis a potential “risk factor” to its business. Molson Coors, which maintains headquarters in

Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 10:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Canada’s stock exchanges and securities regulators grow increasingly concerned about the state of legal cannabs south of the border, a

“Colas the size of my forearm’: Organigram’s indoor cannabis grow-house yielding impressive plants

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 5:07 pm • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 5:07 pm By Victoria Dekker, Civilized Life A uniformed jungle of cannabis plants sway like heavy pendulums in an airlocked grow room where everything – from light, to heat,

The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 2:59 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Wrapping up another year that had its share of soul-crushing moments, the ongoing progress of marijuana legalization and exploding growth of

A “misguided crusade”: Canada’s bill to legalize cannabis faces opposition

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 3:08 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Canadian House of Commons held a spirited debate over the legalization of cannabis Tuesday as the Liberal government presented a

Cannabis firms Canopy Growth, Organa and Green House team up on a joint venture in Canada

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 1:53 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 4:44 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Three well-known players in the cannabis industry have partnered in the operation of an Ontario indoor cultivation facility, a site they

Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July?

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alan Freeman, The Washington Post OTTAWA – Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by

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