Canada

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Exclusive: Effects of cannabis use in adolescents may not last long, new research finds

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Research about the effects that cannabis use has on adolescents and young adults often yields inconsistent results. Typically studies show a strong correlation between marijuana consumption and reduced cognitive functioning but new research is showing that these cognitive effects may not persist for very long even for chronic users.

JAMA Psychiatry published the findings from their meta-analysis that combined data from previous studies, all which examined the effects of heavy marijuana consumption on cognitive functioning in adolescents and young adults.

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Canada: Hiku Brands and WeedMD to merge to create vertically integrated industry leader

  • The Transaction combines a premium cannabis brand house and retail focused operator in Hiku, with the significant production capabilities and differentiated medical brand in WeedMD
  • Vertically integrated operations secure control over the entire cannabis value chain
  • Coast-to-coast and diversified cannabis cultivation platform with four facilities, and planned capacity of over 56,000 kg by mid-2019
  • Brings together an experienced management team with leading capabilities in branding, marketing, retail and cannabis production
  • Increased scale of the combined company will enhance its capital markets profile and trading liquidity
  • WeedMD shareholders to receive 1.4185 common shares of Hiku for each share of WeedMD
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Keeping a close eye on protocol, Canadian banks warm up to cannabis

When Canopy Growth reached a financing deal with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) in January, it was a big step for both the licensed producer and for Canada’s financial sector. The deal signaled a shift in this country’s banking industry: It’s five biggest banks are finally warming up to the cannabis industry.

The banks have been skittish about getting involved in the industry, despite its dramatic growth in recent years, in large part because they have major business interests in the US, where cannabis is outlawed federally. (Cannabis for recreational or medical use is legal in many states but classified as an illegal Schedule-I narcotic under US law.)

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Canada: Reasons unclear for ban on mixing caffeine and cannabis

One research scientist speculated the ban could mean the government wishes to avoid commercial production of highly-caffeinated energy drinks laced with THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

A government prohibition against mixing cannabis and caffeine makes little sense, say some research scientists. There is only speculation that the combination might pose a risk.

The practice, so common in the legendary pot capital of Amsterdam that cannabis dispensaries are called “coffee shops,” appears unlikely to be coming to Canada anytime soon.

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Apr

Canada: No toking and driving until reliable roadside cannabis test available

68% of Manitobans polled agree with zero tolerance for driving with cannabis in system.

A majority of Manitobans support a zero-tolerance approach to policing drivers with even small traces of cannabis in their system, at least until scientists develop a reliable roadside test for cannabis impairment, a new poll suggests.

The Probe Research/Winnipeg Free Press poll asked Manitobans whether "it should be illegal to drive with even very small amounts of pot in your system."

Out of the 1,000 people polled, 68 per cent agreed — 51 per cent strongly and 17 per cent moderately agreed. Thirty-two per cent disagreed, 15 per cent of those strongly.

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Apr

Feel like a day at the spa? There's a cannabis strain for that

Smiling millennials, sleek packaging, talk of personal journeys: Canadian pot companies are revving up the marketing.

Aphria Inc., the country’s third-largest pot producer with a market value of C$2.5 billion ($2 billion), unveiled its first recreational brand Tuesday ahead of legalization of marijuana later this year. Called Solei Sungrown Cannabis, the brand “demystifies cannabis and allows current and novice users alike to enrich their cannabis journey,” Megan McCrae, Aphria’s vice president of marketing, said in a presentation at a Toronto restaurant.

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18
Apr

Civilized worldwide enters strategic investment agreement with Canopy Rivers

Civilized Worldwide Inc. is pleased to announce that it has executed a strategic investment and collaboration agreement with Canopy Rivers Corporation, an affiliated strategic investment partner of Canopy Growth Corporation.

Pursuant to the agreement, Canopy Rivers will invest CAD $5 million in Civilized via a convertible debenture and the companies will work together on various online, media and event mandates relating to the cannabis industry.

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Exclusive: Canopy Growth Corporation to provide hands-on learning experience for Niagara College students

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Canopy Growth Corporation’s President, Mark Zekulin along with President of Niagara College Canada, Dan Patterson, announced Tuesday their new partnership to provide experiential learning opportunities to students and graduates interested in pursuing careers in Canada’s flourishing legal cannabis industry.

The announcement took place at Canopy Growth’s Tweed Farms facility, located in the heart of South Western Ontario’s Wine Country, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), a less than ten minute drive from the college campus.

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17
Apr

Aphria profits up on Liberty Health sale, while U.S. cannabis prospects improve

Aphria revenues double, year-over-year, thanks to Broken Coast acquisition and new patients.

Aphria Inc.’s third-quarter income nearly tripled year-over-year, in a busy three months that saw the cannabis company begin to sell its U.S. assets and acquire smaller licensed producer Broken Coast Cannabis Inc.

On Monday, the Leamington, Ont.-based medical marijuana grower announced third quarter net income of $12.95 million or 8 cents a share, compared with $4.95 million or 4 cents a share the year before. The increase was due, in large part, to a $26.3 million gain realized on the sale of Liberty Health Science Inc. shares.

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