Daily Cannabis News Roundup | February 25, 2019

HighLights

The governors of five states weighed in on marijuana and hemp during appearances at Politico’s ninth annual “State Solutions” conference on Friday. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) said hemp should be regulated “just like any crop” and emphasized that he wants his state to continue to expand its legal hemp and marijuana economies...

AltaCorp Capital
Synthetic and Biosynthetic cannabinoid production presents potential to disrupt the cannabis industry supply chain: With the expected shift in consumer preferences for derivative cannabis product formats, and the applications for cannabinoids in the pharmaceutical space, the demand for cannabinoid extracts and isolates is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years...

Intelligent Investor
We’ve long been fans of TED, a global non-profit that conducts conferences on technology, design, business and scientific topics and then shares the lectures on their website. Presenters are usually experts in their fields and have included Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Bono, and many Nobel Prize winners...

CNN Politics
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar in a statement on Friday said she supports legalizing marijuana. "I support the legalization of marijuana and believe that states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders," the Minnesota senator said...

Bloomberg
Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and former chair of the National Democratic Committee, offers his views on trade, cannabis legalization in the U.S. and his outlook for the presidential election next year...

US News
CALIFORNIA'S RECYCLING department is tackling the state's organic waste buildup in landfills one food scrap, tree branch and cannabis leaf at a time. Since cannabis waste – including leaves, trim, stalks, stems and root balls – was confirmed as organic instead of hazardous waste in the state's recently approved industry regulations, cannabis greens are a component of California's organic waste pileup...

Stocks

Bloomberg
On the face of it, Canopy Growth Corp.’s agreement with convenience-store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. to open a single store in London, Ontario doesn’t exactly scream “big deal.”...

CBC
Despite months with no sign of activity at Aphria Inc.'s west Saint John building a provincial official says the cannabis giant still plans to move ahead with a production plant there...

News Wire
Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Danial Schecter as Director of Global Medical Services...

Equities
Equities.com had the pleasure of speaking recently with Marc Lakmaaker, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development at Aurora Cannabis Inc...

Zacks
Pot stocks are soaring again. After a rough end to 2018, many of the top stocks have been on a great run since January...

Market Watch
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (the "Company") IIPR, +6.40% announced today that the initial purchasers in IIP Operating Partnership, LP's (the "Operating Partnership") previously announced private offering of 3.75% Exchangeable Senior Notes due 2024...

Investor Business Daily
Canadian pot producer CannTrust (CTST) will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, joining other Canadian marijuana stocks that listed on U.S. exchanges last year in an effort to attract more investors...

Bloomber
India Globalization Capital Inc. shares more than tripled in value Friday after it successfully challenged a New York Stock Exchange decision to delist the cannabis pharmaceuticals business over its foray into energy drinks...

News Wire
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the "Company" or "TGOD") (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF) is pleased to provide a detailed update on its Jamaican partner Epican Medicinals Ltd. ("Epican")...

The Deep Dive
For those of whom are following the drama of Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS, OTCMKTS: LHSIF), it has become clear that the company has been priming itself as a takeover target. For avid potstocks followers, it seems clear that this takeover is to come via Green Growth Brands (CSE: GGB, OTCMKTS: GGBXF)...

Hollywood Reporter
Venice Beach dispensary MedMen bought the three-storefront building where it's been leasing space since January 2018, promptly knocking out the Venice Recovery Center located there, and not everyone is high on the deal...

Los Angeles Times
As California’s marijuana industry works to project an image of mainstream respectability, one of its best-known companies has come under attack by a former insider...

Market Watch
Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (OTCQX: LHSIF) www.libertyhealthsciences.com ("Liberty" or the "Company"), as mentioned in the Company's Feb 12, 2019 press release, continues to work towards enhancing its directors and senior executives based in the United States...

Midas Letter
The formerly sleepy LP known as Village Farms International has shape-shifted recently. Range bound for most of 2018, a robust news cycle has thrust this experienced agricultural grower into the limelight...

Market Watch
Radient Technologies Inc. ("Radient" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: RTI; OTCQX: RDDTF) is pleased to announce it has filed an additional 17 provisional patent applications (the "Patent Applications") with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO")...

News Wire
Lift & Co. Corp. ("Lift & Co." or the "Company") (TSXV:LIFT) is pleased to announce that it will report its third quarter fiscal 2019 financial results for the period ended December 31, 2018 on Thursday, February 28, 2019 before market open...

Market Watch
Wayland Group Corp. (frankfurt:75M) (otcqb:MRRCF) ("Wayland" or the "Company") announces the following change to its Board of Directors. Eric Silver has resigned as Director of Wayland Group Corp...

Market Watch
Halo Labs Inc.("Halo" or the "Company")(neo:HALO) AGEEF, +6.29% (A9KN)is pleased to announce that OTC Markets Group Inc. has approved the trading of Halo Labs' shares on the OTCQB Venture Market...

AP News
Canaccord Genuity, the largest independent investment dealer in Canada, has initiated research coverage of CLS Holdings USA Inc. (OTCQB:CLSH)...

Growth Op
CannaRoyalty Corp., doing business as Origin House, has completed its previously announced acquisition of online and retail vape operator 180 Smoke and its affiliates...

Midas Letter
Tinley Beverage Company Inc (CNSX:TNY) (OTCMKTS:TNYBF) (FRA:45T) produces liquor inspired, alcohol free, cannabis-infused beverages...

Growth Op
Zenabis Global Inc. has formally entered the Alberta recreational cannabis market through a supply agreement with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission that will see the company supply retailers throughout the province...

Fox Business
Legal marijuana has sparked an investing revolution, and companies have sprung up quickly to capitalize on the cannabis craze. With legalized recreational marijuana throughout Canada and in many U.S. states...

Proactive Investors
AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8) has appointed global pharmaceutical business executive Ido Kanyon, as its CEO commencing 22 May 2019. Kanyon brings more than 15 years’ senior executive experience in the pharmaceutical industry most recently at multi-billion dollar Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA)...

New Cannabis Ventures
The SLANG Worldwide (CSE:SLNG) portfolio includes brands like Organa, Firefly, and Ish that can be found on shelves in 2,600 retail stores in 11 states and multiple countries. Co-founder and CEO Peter Miller spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about how his company’s capital...

News Wire
Sundial Growers Inc. ("Sundial") is pleased to announce that Brian Harriman will be joining the company's leadership team as Chief Operating Officer starting April 9...

Business

New Cannabis Ventures
Timothy Seymour, co-host of CNBC’s “Fast Money” and CIO of Seymour Asset Management, has been investing in emerging markets since the late 1990s...

CNBC
Cannabis stocks are the “next huge growth area” and the plant has “staggering” possibilities for medical use, according to one advisor to wealthy families...

Benzinga
In the span of four months in 2018, Canada became the tenth country to federally legalize cannabis in some form, and Michigan, Missouri and Utah brought the total number of U.S. states with at least legalized medical cannabis to 33...

Cannabis Business Times
When selecting or designing an indoor cannabis cultivation facility, it is imperative that the building’s electrical system meets your needs in order to avoid costly workarounds and construction projects...

New Cannabis Ventures
Grassroots Cannabis has quietly grown to have 61 total licenses and operations in 11 states with more than 340 employees, making the Illinois-based company the largest privately-held Multi-State Operator in the cannabis industry...

Biv
It is more than four months since Canada legalized recreational cannabis but entrepreneurs acting within the law in that sector continue to face hurdles and discrimination when looking for a financial institution...

Culture

USA Today
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has received Michigan Licensing Board preliminary approval to start a medical marijuana business in suburban Detroit...

CBC
There's a little something different in the swag bags that Oscar-nominated actors will receive this year — a range of cannabis products and services from five companies, including one from a Canadian company...

USA Today
Until states allow the immediate and automatic expungement of criminal records for all people with convictions for low-level marijuana possession, grant pardons for and release those who remain incarcerated on charges that are no longer criminalized...

Net News Ledger
For the first time ever, two federal ministers spoke at a cannabis conference – Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Border Securities Minister Bill Blair, who is in charge of Canada’s Cannabis Act...

Desert Sun
No, that wasn’t a mirage you saw Saturday near Interstate 10 in Desert Hot Springs — it was a pop-up music festival put on by Tyson Ranch...

The Fresh Toast
Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946-1964, are circling back to marijuana, becoming known as “Boomerangers”. This group of older adults are giving themselves permission to enjoy old and new ways of consuming cannabis, both recreationally and for the management of pain, anxiety and insomnia...

Sputnik News
As more US states legalize marijuana, a growing number of explosions and fires are taking place at cannabis factories, suggesting that the marijuana industry’s lack of safety protocols and regulations may be slowing the growth of what has become a national movement...

Inquisitir
Americans’ attitudes towards legalization of marijuana have changed over the decades, and Marketwatch posits that the reason for it is not as straightforward as you might think (assuming you think it stems from legalization across various states)...

Weed Maps
Patrick Fox, a 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran from Eureka, California, tried prescription medication to treat his pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

Global News

Loop Jamaica
Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Cindy Lightbourne, says that while several countries around the world appear to be way ahead of Jamaica in capitalising on the marijuana industry, they are not facing the kind of challenges affecting locals...

Times Live
The SA Drug Policy Initiative has welcomed finance minister Tito Mboweni’s statement that there needed to be a change in policy on the cannabis industry so it could become a potential source of revenue...

Nehanda Radio
Government has approved 37 investors who have shown interest to produce cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes...

Punch
It was 8am. The rains already turned a makeshift market in the Shitta area of Surulere, Lagos, to a soggy terrain. Some men slept carelessly on conjoined benches at corners in the open space...

PR News Wire
On February 23rd, the government of Peru published the regulations that will govern both the application and production of medical cannabis inside the country...

US News

ABQ Journal
A bill that would make New Mexico the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use is headed to the full House for the first time in state history after passing its second committee hurdle Saturday...

Chicago Sun Times
Fourth-generation Oakland native Tucky Blunt grew up around weed. His grandmother used it. So did his parents and his friends...

Cannabis Business Times
Illinois lawmakers are considering two proposals to legalize adult-use cannabis this year, and according to Chris Lindsey, senior legislative counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)...

Biz Journals
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is looking into the possibility of establishing interest-free loans for minorities as a way to bolster industry participation from women- and minority-owned businesses...

The News Tribune
Medical marijuana growers in Illinois have formed a political action committee and are spending money in an attempt to limit the market if recreational use of the drug is legalized in the state...

The Virginian Pilot
CHICAGO — As CBD products become more common on store shelves throughout Chicago, city officials are keeping track of businesses that say they are selling the increasingly trendy products...

North Jersey
New Jersey will likely not see any legal marijuana sales until January at the earliest, the Senate president said late Thursday...

Grand Forks Herald
FARGO - North Dakota's first medical marijuana dispensary is expected to open Thursday, Feb. 28, in Fargo, according to a statement released by Acreage Holdings, a multi-state cannabis selling company...

East Boston Times Free Press
An adult use marijuana facility proposed for Meridian Street and another proposed for Maverick Square both signed host agreements with the City of Boston last week...

Frederick News Post
Creating and selling edible medical cannabis products, allowing inmates to receive medical cannabis treatment, and prohibiting employers from asking about marijuana use could become law in Maryland under bills being pushed in this year’s General Assembly...

NBC Washington
As D.C. police step up raids of marijuana “pop-up” parties across the District, a News4 I-Team investigation has found the overwhelming majority of arrests stemming from those raids never make it to trial...