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Canadian cannabis retailers poised to merge

High Tide, Meta Growth to create biggest weed retailer

Two major Canadian cannabis sellers are poised to create the largest pot retailer in the country by revenue. Calgary retailer High Tide Inc., which operates the Canna Cabana chain of stores in three provinces, announced a merger deal Friday to take up Toronto-based Meta Growth Corp., which runs the Meta Cannabis and NewLeaf Cannabis chains. […] Read more



Constellation tightens grip on Canopy with CEO appointment

Reuters — Constellation Brands finance head David Klein will take over in January as CEO of pot producer Canopy Growth Corp., hardening up the Corona beer maker’s control of a company into which it has sunk US$4 billion. Klein was appointed Canopy chairman in October after Constellation booked a $430 million net loss related to […] Read more

Pot producer Canopy Growth to stop expanding in Canada

Reuters — Canopy Growth Corp. on Thursday reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss on soaring expenses and said it would not make any large investments to expand in Canada amid surplus supply and tepid demand for weed and weed products. The decision to hold expansion plans follows a wave of enthusiastic spending by marijuana companies to […] Read more


Cannabis firm Tilray sees growth slowing

Reuters — Pot producer Tilray Inc. reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss on Tuesday, as it ramped up investments to boost production and warned of muted growth in the Canadian recreational marijuana market for the second half of the year. Shares of the Nanaimo, B.C.-based company fell eight per cent after hours. Canada in October became […] Read more

Canopy Growth Q4 revenue beats as cannabis sales soar

Reuters — Pot producer Canopy Growth reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, as efforts to strengthen its retail operations paid off and increased production capacity resulted in higher sales following Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis. Marijuana companies in Canada have been pouring cash into their businesses to open stores and expand operations as the list […] Read more


Cannabis tax revenue below projections in early months

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada’s federal and provincial governments earned $186 million in tax revenues from direct sales of cannabis in the first 5-1/2 months of legalization, Statistics Canada data showed on Wednesday, after two major provinces cut their revenue forecasts. Statistics Canada found Ottawa collected a combined $55 million in revenue via federal excise […] Read more

Pot firm Canopy’s loss widens as spending surges

Reuters — Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly net loss on Wednesday as it ramped up spending in the run up to the legalization of recreational use of pot in mid-October, sending its shares down nine per cent. Marijuana companies in Canada have been pouring cash into their businesses to both fend […] Read more



Regulator finds cannabis company disclosures inadequate

Toronto | Reuters — A Canadian regulatory group said on Wednesday that it had found that the level and quality of disclosure by cannabis companies was insufficient. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), which conducted a review of disclosure practices of 70 Canadian and U.S. cannabis producers, said some companies were inconsistent in complying with Canadian […] Read more