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Fri
14
Sep

She left tech to start a cannabis-based line of female self-care products

Cannabis is a new industry but women have to overcome a lot of the same old barriers. Cyo Ray Nystrom, founder and CEO of Quim Rock, left her startup life in tech to launch a line of cannabis and CBD centered female self-care products. Her mission is to create plant-based products that enhance pleasure and foster sustainable practices for vaginal health.

Wed
12
Sep

What's the best Arizer vaporizer?

The market for portable dry herb vaporizers is expanding quickly and new products seem to hit the market every day but which of the Arizer vaporizers, one of the market leaders, is the best?

Arizer says its products are ‘better by design’ and they offer a range of products to meet various needs, budgets and demands. For those wanting a smooth vaping experience and are buying a vaporizer for the first time, they would do well to start with this brand.

The company’s line-up includes the Solo and Solo 2, Extreme Q, V Tower, Air and the Argo and we will take a closer look at the offerings to help decide which might be best for you.

Wed
12
Sep

The biggest name in cannabis is taking a tech venture public

The man behind the world’s biggest publicly traded pot company is taking another venture public.

Bruce Linton, co-founder of Canopy Growth Corp., the Smith Falls, Ontario-based cannabis company with a market value of C$14.8 billion ($11.3 billion), is also co-chairman of Martello Technologies Group Inc. The software services company begins trading Wednesday on the TSX Venture Exchange through a reverse takeover under the symbol MTLO.

Tue
11
Sep

Canadian ‘weed tech’ company Trellis hopes to replicate stateside success at home

Pranav Sood took his cannabis tech company to California to learn from one of the world’s largest legal marijuana markets, and now the Canadian is bringing his software back home to capitalize on the legal recreational market here.

Founded in Canada in 2014, Trellis Solutions Inc. is a cannabis software company that allows growers to track plants as they move through the supply chain, from cultivation to distribution. The software generates regulator-mandated compliance reports and analytics, such as plant-mortality rate and cost per gram, that help licensed producers optimize their operations.

Mon
10
Sep

3 Canadian CBD leaders investors need to know

Demand for products that contain cannabidiol (CBD) continues to increase and this is a trend that is expected to continue for years to come.

Although the CBD market is a multi-billion-dollar opportunity, we believe that this market is flying under the radar. When compared to companies focused on the production of cannabis that contains THC, companies focused on CBD tend to trade at a much lower valuation and we think this creates a unique opportunity for investors.

During the last year, we have been focused on identifying leading players in the CBD market and have highlighted three stocks to watch this morning.

Mon
10
Sep

CannTrust and Breakthru Beverage enter exclusive partnership in recreational cannabis market in Canada

CannTrust Holdings Inc. ("CannTrust", TSX: TRST), one of Canada's leading licensed producers and most trusted brands for medical cannabis, and Breakthru Beverage Group, the largest Canadian beverage alcohol broker of premium spirits, wine and beer brands, have announced the execution of a letter of intent for an exclusive partnership to represent CannTrust's specialty products to Canadian adult consumers for recreational use.  Breakthru will invest in the establishment of a cannabis-focused sales brokerage company and develop a route-to-market platform for CannTrust in Canada, effective when the adult-use recreational market opens October 17, 2018.  

Thu
06
Sep

3 Cannabis stocks setting up for big returns

Canada has been leading the global cannabis movement and we have been favorable on this opportunity. The country’s recreational cannabis market will open on October 17th and companies are working tirelessly ahead of this.

Today, we have highlighted three Canadian cannabis companies that are levered to this opportunity and have been taking steps to improve their position in this upcoming market.

Emblem: A Recreational Cannabis Opportunity to Watch

The recreational cannabis market represents a significant opportunity and one of the companies that has been executing on this is Emblem Corp. (EMC.V) (EMMBF). The Canadian cannabis producer is in the middle of a major growth cycle and made a massive acquisition to help support demand for cannabis.

Wed
05
Sep

Cannabis company aims to reproduce rare cannabinoids using DNA

Gingko Bioworks and Cronos Group want to replace greenhouse cultivation with genetic engineering.

The Boston-based biotech firm Gingko Bioworks Inc. recently announced a major partnership with Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group Inc. to work on what could be a groundbreaking and potentially epoch-shifting innovation in cannabis production.

Taking a page straight out of Jurassic Park, Gingko wants to use plant DNA to genetically (re)produce cannabinoids directly, without growing the cannabis plants that naturally produce them.

Wed
05
Sep

This robot makes growing cannabis a lot easier

No need for expensive lighting. This robot moves plants towards the light. Would you buy a tiny six-legged robot that moves your plant in and out of the sun, doing a cute little dance to let you know when it needs more water? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you’re in luck.

Wed
05
Sep

3 Canadian giants making headlines

The cannabis sector has been in rally mode as the summer season comes to a close and the month of September gets started.

The recent rally has been nothing short of impressive and we have be closely watching these price movements. Today, we want to highlight 3 companies that have been executing on the global cannabis opportunity and provide an update on these firms.

Aurora and TGOD: A Relationship to Monitor

Earlier this year, Aurora Cannabis (ACB.TO) (ACBFF) announced a major investment in The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD.TO) (TGODF) and the market responded very favorably to this. Yesterday, TGOD extended Aurora’s option to acquire an additional 8% by 30 days after Aurora closed a $200 million debt financing with BMO.

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