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Tilray Q4 sales double, with net loss of $31 million

Tilray Inc. shares traded higher Monday after the Canadian cannabis group posted a wider-than-expected fourth quarter loss, but with the caveat that sales nearly tripled in a growing global market for medical marijuana.

Cannabis stocks rally ahead of Tilray earnings report

Stock in Tilray the Canadian pot company now sits finely poised between earnings due on today after the bell and a shortage of stock to short.

Seattle companies merge to create 'seed-to-sale' pot software

On Monday, Dauntless, Inc., a Seattle-area software developer providing point-of-sale and tracking software to the cannabis industry, has acquired pot sales software company Soro.

Idaho lawmakers OK funds for state police hemp-testing equipment

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit.

Scientists show that yeast can make marijuana compounds

Researchers have demonstrated that a type of yeast can be turned into a cannabinoid-producing factory, offering a low-cost and environmentally-friendly means to make cannabis products.

High Tide to assist second Ontario pot store lottery winner

Ontario - Alberta-based High Tide Inc. has been chosen to assist a second lottery winner selected to apply for one of the first 25 cannabis retail licenses in Ontario.

WHO recommends cannabis international regulations be loosened

Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties.

Cannabis industry boosts demand for jobs

A new survey reveals that the growth in the legalization of cannabis and the corresponding increase in uses is leading to an increase in the range and types of jobs required to support the burgeoning cannabis economy.

The incredible 10,000-year history humanity shares with cannabis

Today, as more countries change their laws and relax the legal restrictions surrounding the use of marijuana, one thing is missing from the discussion - the incredible 10,000-year history that cannabis shares with humankind.

Thailand suspends foreign patent applications for marijuana

Bangkok - Thailand’s military government on Monday suspended the licensing of commercial marijuana-based products for medical use amid concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market.

OurCrowd launches investment in global cannabis technology fund

Israeli-based OurCrowd and U.S.-based 7thirty Opportunity Fund have come together to to invest in early-stage companies aimed at applying new technology to the cannabis industry.

Bloomberg says legalizing marijuana was 'stupid'

It's 'the stupidest thing anybody has ever done', according to Michael Bloomberg. This isn't a reference to inventing nuclear weapons or the Vietnam war, but the legalization of marijuana.

Canada goes green — Legal pot sales reach $1.6 billion in 2018

Canadians spent $1.6 billion on legal cannabis in 2018, more than double the amount spent on medical marijuana in 2017, according to a new report released on January 15.

Increased use in cannabis could be bad for dental hygiene

Canadian dental hygienists are calling for a new cannabis conversation centered around dental hygiene. This arises following the legalization of recreational cannabis in the country and an increase in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Cannabis firms need to capture what Millennials want

Millennials are highly influential over many aspects of the economy and cannabis is no exception, especially given the high-usage rates of cannabis by millennials. Consequently, cannabis firms need to understand what appeals to millennials

Aphria shares gain after pot grower's CEO steps down

Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc.’s chief executive officer is stepping down following short-seller allegations that have hit the company’s stock.

Canada's cannabis sales top $43 million in two weeks

Cannabis is an increasingly lucrative business venture and the recent legalization in Canada is a case in point. Sales data indicates that sales of cannabis in Canada in the two weeks after legalization has totaled $43 million.

Thai farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law

Bangkok - Thai farmers welcomed a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes Wednesday, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza but also fears that foreign companies could reap the rewards.

Why technology companies are interested in the cannabis industry

Now that, in many countries, cannabis is becoming big business, technology companies are offering technological solutions, from machine learning to improve cultivation to blockchain to ensure transparent transactions.

Canada's pot plan facing two new crises — Kids and edibles

Following a sharp increase in cannabis poisoning among young people, Canadian health professionals are calling for tighter controls to keep edible marijuana products away from minors.

Why cannabis affects women differently to men

New research finds that cannabis affects women differently to men. The reason behind the difference lines up with the activities of different hormones. This explains why men are four times more likely to try cannabis; and why women are more vulnerable.

Aurora Cannabis gets first permit to export medical pot to Poland

Aurora Cannabis has reason to celebrate today, Besides having a modest rally of 1.9 percent as they headed for their first gains since debuting on the NYSE. Aurora also announced they will begin exporting medical cannabis to Poland.

Canadian cannabis stocks continue to fall amid supply shortages

Alberta - Cannabis stocks continued a six-day rout on Tuesday as retailers in Canada faced shortages in the supply chain — with some licensed producers acknowledging they will not reach full capacity for months.

Marijuana products produced by yeast - Appealing to non-smokers

With cannabis legal in a number of states and Canada, and even though pot is an agricultural product, not everyone wants to smoke it. So scientists have found a way to make pot's two most valuable compounds in a pot - using yeast.

Cannabis equity in California aims to level the playing field

On September 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Cannabis Equity Act. In many ways, the act recognizes the failed efforts of the war on drugs and the devastation cannabis criminalization had on minority and underserved communities.

An hour after pot made legal Winnipeg cops issue a ticket

Winnipeg - Yesterday at around one AM just an hour after use of recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada, during a traffic stop, Winnipeg police issued a ticket for consuming marijuana in a vehicle.

University of Connecticut runs cannabis horticulture course

The legalization of cannabis in many parts of North America is starting to impact on different parts of society, and this includes education. The University of Connecticut is set to run a course with a differences.

US pot producer asks Trump to stop Canada's domination of market

An American marijuana producer is warning Donald Trump that Canada is poised to take over the North American cannabis market and he needs to do something to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital in the U.S.

As Canada awaits, Uruguay's legal cannabis project provides benchmark

Montevideo - As Canada prepares on Wednesday to become only the second country in the world to legalize the use of marijuana, experts in Uruguay say its pioneering move three years ago helped to reduce drug trafficking in the South American nation.

Facebook will now allow verified cannabis and marijuana searches

Just a few days ahead of the legalization of adult recreational marijuana sales in Canada, Facebook ended a months-long block on cannabis and related search results for pages on its platform.
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Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack during a discussion about marijuana at CPAC 2015.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government has already moved to legalise medicinal cannabis, with legislation on the issue working its way through parliament
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File photo: Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers.
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Hound Labs is developing a breathalyzer for marijuana and alcohol that could hit the market later this year.
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COLORADO: A medical marijuana clinic operates openly in Denver in 2010.
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The entry into force of the Cannabis Act makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legalize the drug
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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