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Big changes in store for Colombia cannabis regulations, but final rules and timeline uncertain

A draft decree in Colombia is in the works that could substantially modify certain aspects of the current medical cannabis framework. Among other things, the proposed changes would make Colombian medical cannabis companies more competitive internationally by allowing flower to be exported into free trade zones. Another proposal is aimed at making it easier for […]

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Linton’s firing by Canopy follows string of losses, may raise concerns about cannabis sector-mainstream partnerships

Former Canopy Growth co-CEO Bruce Linton may have had suspicions about his future when a special board meeting of the Canadian cannabis giant was convened last Friday. Even though Linton was also Canopy’s chair, he didn’t call the meeting. By Wednesday, Linton was filling up his car with gas at Costco and contemplating his future […]

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‘The board decided’: Marijuana giant Canopy Growth fires Bruce Linton as CEO 

Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth on Wednesday announced the departure of Bruce Linton as co-chief executive, a surprise move that analysts say could be tied to the company’s disappointing earnings. Effective immediately, Linton is stepping down and co-CEO Mark Zekulin will become the sole interim chief executive as the board looks for a permanent leader. […]

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France on verge of launching trial medical cannabis program, opening door for overseas businesses to supply new market

A key government committee in France has set the stage for a two-year medical cannabis trial program that’s expected to kick off later this year, providing an opportunity for overseas companies to export product to the new market during its early stages. If made permanent, the program has the potential to make France one of the […]

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Organigram ‘actively seeking beverage partner’: Q&A with CEO Greg Engel

As Canada’s biggest cannabis producers lose money hand over fist, companies that execute successfully in their home country and overseas are poised to stand out. One such company is Organigram. The New Brunswick-headquartered producer is laying the groundwork to capitalize on the next round of legalization in Canada – the launch of the edibles, extracts […]

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Canada proposes ‘Cannabis Health Products’ category for humans and pets, paving way for large new market

Canada’s federal health regulator is proposing a new category of cannabis that could potentially open up a huge market in which marijuana is used for the therapeutic treatment of humans and animals for minor ailments. Health Canada is asking the public to submit feedback on the new category – called Cannabis Health Products – via […]

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