Sweden

Tue
18
Jun

Five ways to play the emerging global cannabis industry, from Colombia to Denmark

Since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada in October 2018, most investors looking to catch a ride on the green wave, bumpy as it may be, have focussed on the opportunities available at home and in the United States. But while Canada may have taken the biggest leap into the legal realm, it is not the only country in which attitudes toward cannabis are changing. Here’s a look at five internationally focussed stocks that investors can look to for exposure to the emerging global cannabis industry.

Tue
16
Apr

Why Sweden's government bought Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth stock

On average, more than 32 million shares of Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). For Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), the average trading volume is much lower -- around 8 million shares. There's no way to know who's doing all this buying and selling of these top Canadian marijuana stocks. But we do know who at least one buyer was last year.

Wed
27
Mar

In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks

Growing numbers of Swedish investors are getting a buzz from trading in listed marijuana stocks even though the country has some of Europe’s most restrictive drug laws.

Shares in companies including Canadian cannabis producers Aurora and Canopy Growth and Sweden’s Heliospectra, which makes lighting for greenhouses that can be used to grow the plant, were the most heavily traded sector in January and February at online stockbroker Nordnet.

While private investors sold heavyweight Swedish stocks such as H&M, Nordea and Ericsson, cannabis stocks drew in around 700 million Swedish crowns ($85 million) over the period.

Mon
26
Mar

In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks

Growing numbers of Swedish investors are getting a buzz from trading in listed marijuana stocks even though the country has some of Europe’s most restrictive drug laws.

Shares in companies including Canadian cannabis producers Aurora (ACB.TO) and Canopy Growth (WEED.TO) and Sweden’s Heliospectra (HELIO.ST), which makes lighting for greenhouses that can be used to grow the plant, were the most heavily traded sector in January and February at online stockbroker Nordnet.

Tue
02
May

New Medical Marijuana Prescription Approved in Sweden

A further person has been granted a licence to use marijuana for medical purposes in Sweden three months after an historic decision from the country's Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) to allow the first prescriptions of the drug in the country.

The first two Swedish licences to use parts of the cannabis plants to relieve chronic pain were granted last February, and since then there have been ten further applications. One of those has now been approved, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reports.

Mon
13
Feb

Sweden Joins 'Green League,' Permits Medical Marijuana

Sweden's landmark decision to permit medicinal cannabis, albeit only through oral intake, is widely seen as part of the "green wave" that swept the West in recent years.

"Of course, it will not change the world, but it will change the situation for a few people," Dr. Claes Hulting, one of the campaigners for the use of medical marijuana who has been suffering from a spinal cord injury himself, told Swedish national broadcaster SVT.

Fri
25
Nov

Heliospectra Named Marijuana Industry Technology Leader

Heliospectra AB, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for controlled environments horticulture, announced today that the company was recognized as the Industry Leader in Lighting Technology award winner at 

Mon
11
Jul

Swedish Cannabis Cultivation Hits a High

Cannabis cultivation in Sweden has increased exponentially in recent years, to the degree that some parts of the country are now becoming self-sufficient, according to a report from radio station P1.

While in the past, Sweden imported the majority of the cannabis sold in the country from places like Afghanistan and Morocco, in recent years there has been a shift.

According to P1, the growth in home cultivation of the drug has made some parts of Sweden self-sufficient, and provided competition for imported Moroccan hashish in particular.

Fri
18
Mar

Friday Funny: Trapped in Ikea


Ylvis, the infamous comedy duo responsible for the "What Does the Fox Say" phenomenon, also do a candid prank show. Here they are tricking people into thinking they're stuck in an Ikea show room. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Tue
12
Jan

Heliospectra to Present at the Viridian Cannabis Investor Symposium in New York City

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) -Heliospectra AB (OTCQB: HLSPY) (FIRSTNORTH:HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, is pleased to announce that it has been invited to present at the Viridian Cannabis Investor Symposium in New York City on January 13, 2016.

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