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Iconic Canadian Neil Young is Finally a U.S. Citizen, Despite His Cannabis Use

NEWS Iconic Canadian Neil Young is finally a U.S. citizen, despite his cannabis use “I’m proud to be a Canarican.” By Emma Spears FILE: Neil Young performs on stage for his first time in Quebec City during 2018 Festival d'Ete on July 6, 2018. ALICE CHICHE/AFP via Getty Images FILE: Daryl Hannah and Neil Young attend the “Paradox” Premiere 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op After decades in the U.S., Canadian rock legend Neil Young announced this week that he has finally received his American citizenship following lengthy delays and many hiccups, believed to be linked to his cannabis consumption. “I’m happy to report I’m in!! Vote your conscience,” the famed musician wrote in an Instagram caption of himself standing next to an ...

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Canadian Cannabis Companies Facing Multiple U.S. Lawsuits

THE GROWTHOP Canadian cannabis companies facing multiple U.S. lawsuits Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis and Hexo Corp. draw ire of investors By Sam Riches A worker walks past rows of cannabis plants growing in a greenhouse at the Hexo Corp's facility in Gatineau, Quebec. Photo: Chris Roussakis/Bloomberg Three of Canada’s largest cannabis producers are facing multiple lawsuits in the United States, CBC is reporting.

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op Three of Canada’s largest cannabis producers are facing multiple lawsuits in the United States, CBC is reporting. At least nine U.S. law firms are pursuing cases against Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, and Hexo Corp., CBC said, with allegations ranging from misleading investors to failing to disclose problems with their businesses. As stock prices soared leading ...

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Contest in the Works to Bring Kiwis to Canada for Sneak-Peak at Cannabis Legalization

NEWS Contest in the works to bring Kiwis to Canada for sneak-peak at cannabis legalization Contest winners will get a glimpse of how the New Zealand cannabis industry might look if the country votes to legalize the drug By Emma Spears The competition comes courtesy of Coast, a cannabis brand owned by Ontario-based Choost Holdings, which operates primarily in Canada and Australia. PromesaArtStudio / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op As New Zealand gears up for a simultaneous federal election and adult-use cannabis legalization referendum, one company wants to fly a handful of Kiwis to the Great White North to get a closer look at what they might be in for. The competition comes courtesy of Coast, a cannabis brand owned by Ontario-based Choost Holdings, which ...

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Why U.S. Cannabis Researchers Have Had to Resort to Importing Weed From Canada and the Netherlands

CANNABIS BUSINESS Why U.S. cannabis researchers have had to resort to importing pot from Canada and the Netherlands Progress on cannabis medical research has stalled in the U.S. By Kristine Owram The restrictions on researching cannabis in the U.S. stem from a longstanding federal prohibition on the drug, despite it now being legal in 33 states for medical use and 11 for recreational use. Kevin Mohatt/Reuters files

Article by Kristine Owram, Growth Op One of the top advocates for allowing U.S. companies to grow cannabis for research purposes has imported a batch from the Netherlands, saying he had no choice because of the lack of progress at home. California-based Biopharmaceutical Research Co., founded by former Navy SEAL George Hodgin, legally imported a small quantity of marijuana from ...

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Pot Seizures Jumped at U.S. Border in the Year After Canada Legalized Cannabis

Politics Pot seizures jumped at U.S. border in the year after Canada legalized cannabis Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Email Drug expert says more illicit producers may look south as government works to stamp out the black market Kathleen Harris · CBC News A U.S. Customs and Border Protection patch on the arm of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Mission, Texas, July 1, 2019. (Loren Elliott/Reuters) A sign near Gretna, Man., warns travellers not to cross into the U.S. with cannabis. (Rémi Authier/CBC)

Article by Kathleen Harris, CBC News Marijuana seizures at the U.S. border jumped in the year after Canada legalized recreational cannabis. Figures provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show American officers seized 2,214 kg of marijuana from travellers entering the U.S. between Nov. 1, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2019, up from just 1,259 kg over the same ...

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Foreign Assets Could be Next on the Block for Cash-Hungry Cannabis Companies

CANNABIS BUSINESS Foreign assets could be next on the block for cash-hungry cannabis companies International holdings becoming burden to companies needing to divest non-core assets By Vanmala Subramaniam Cannabis plants grow on a farm in Jamaica. Ezra Fieser/Bloomberg

Article by Vanmala Subramaniam, Growth Op Two years ago, Canadian cannabis companies were racing to scoop up international assets, from swaths of fertile land in southern Africa to cultivation licences in Jamaica and everything in between. Now, with fears of a cash crunch looming over the industry, some of the same producers who spent tens of millions to build an ...

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Thailand Launches Full-Time Clinics Dispensing Cannabis Oil – Take Notes, Canada

THAILAND LAUNCHES FULL-TIME CLINICS DISPENSING CANNABIS OIL – TAKE NOTES, CANADA THE CANADIAN PRESSJANUARY 6, 2020 BLOGBUSINESSBUSINESSCANNABIS LEGALIZATIONFEATUREDHEALTHHEALTHMARIJUANA LEGALIZATIONMARIJUANA NEWS

Article by Cannabis Life Network Thailand on Monday opened its first two full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil for medical treatment, a step forward in the government’s policy of promoting the licensed use of cannabis products to relieve the symptoms of a range of ailments. About 400 patients, many of them with cancer, were given the oil for free at a flagship clinic ...

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Canopy Bets Big on Cannabis Beverages as Drinks Struggle to Gain Traction in U.S.

Canopy bets big on cannabis beverages as drinks struggle to gain traction in U.S. JOE CASTALDO Beverage cans are run through machinery during a tour at a Canopy Growth facility that produces cannabis derivatives in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Oct. 29, 2019. BLAIR GABLE/REUTERS

Article by Joe Castaldo, Globe and Mail Starting this month, Canopy Growth Corp. will learn the answer to an important question: Are people actually going to want to drink cannabis? . The Smiths Falls, Ont., producer is making a larger bet on cannabis beverages than its peers, rolling out 13 products after building a 125,000-square-foot bottling facility that can churn ...

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