The Next Big Cannabis IPO

October 14, 2016 By: John Stewart Play Interview   The Canadian cannabis industry continues to be a top place to invest as medical cannabis is legal at the Federal level and here, you will hear from John Stewart of Emblem Corp and learn about a federally licensed producer of medical cannabis that is going public in November. Michael Berger:  Joining us today is John Stewart, the President of Emblem Pharmaceuticals.  How are you doing today, John? John Stewart:  I’m doing well, thanks for asking, Michael, and, more importantly, thank you for the invitation to participate in your show. Michael Berger: We’re very happy to have you on.  Today, we’re going to focus on Emblem Corp, a licensed medical cannabis producer in Canada.  John, can you tell us a little bit about Emblem, its three divisions, as well as some of the goals you have for Emblem Pharmaceuticals? John Stewart:  Sure, … Continue reading

Organigram Holdings completes licensing deal with TGS

2016-10-12 09:08 ET – News Release Mr. Larry Rogers reports ORGANIGRAM FINALIZES AGREEMENT WITH TGS INTERNATIONAL Organigram Holdings Inc. has completed its previously disclosed licensing transaction with TGS International LLC. Pursuant to the agreement between the company and TGS, which was originally disclosed on Sept. 1, 2016, the TSX Venture Exchange has approved and the company has issued 437,957 common shares to TGS at a deemed price of $1.37 per share. As per the terms of the agreement, the shares will be released to TGS according to an escrow schedule that relates to certain calendar and operational milestones. “We are pleased to have finalized this transaction and look forward to continuing our work with TGS. Their technological knowledge and cannabis expertise are key for Organigram as we continue to focus on maximizing our production yields, streamlining our extraction processes, and continuing to develop and innovate our portfolio of high-quality cannabis … Continue reading

Don’t Fall Over, but Medical Marijuana Just Scored a Big Victory on Capitol Hill

The federal government just softened its stance on a very specific use of medical marijuana. Although its track record at the state level may not be perfect, medical marijuana has scored far more victories than defeats in recent years. Medical marijuana spreads its wings Following its first approval 20 years ago in California for compassionate use cases, medical marijuana has now become legal in 24 states, as well as Washington, D.C. The latest state to legalize the use of medical marijuana was just as much of an eye-opener as the first. Pennsylvania legalized the use of liquid, pill, or oil formulations of marijuana for medicinal use in mid-April, though it did so entirely at the legislative level (i.e., without residents voting). Pennsylvania could be the first of many states taking matters into their own hands from a legalization perspective. Medical marijuana has two primary supporters fueling its cause. In one … Continue reading

2016 Will Be Marijuana’s Big Year

December 28, 2015 Debra Borchardt , CONTRIBUTOR     2015 was a pretty amazing year for the progress in the legalization of marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia legalized recreational marijuana, many states decriminalized it and several more states approved of medical marijuana. But for all the advances made in 2015, the year was seen as a run up to 2016, where the presidential election is expected to ramp up the legalization landscape. In Congress, there are expectations for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the CARERS Act (S. 683 or H.R. 1538). This bill, sponsored by Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Dean Heller and presidential candidate Rand Paul is a comprehensive medical marijuana piece of legislation. It would allow states to legalize medical marijuana without federal interference and reschedule marijuana to a schedule II drug. It would eliminate barriers to research and allow banks to work with marijuana … Continue reading

Congress Just Ended The Ban On Medical Marijuana

December 26, 2015 Robert Celt The federal ban on medical marijuana is finally a thing of the past. Slipped inside a major budgetary spending bill that was purported to prevent the government from shutting down, is an interesting earmarked section that finally lifts the federal ban on medical marijuana. The relevant excerpt of bill H.R. 83 text reads as follows: “Sec. 538. None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana. Sec. 539. None … Continue reading

UN to call on governments around the world to decriminalise all drugs, says Richard Branson

October 19, 2015 Adam Withall Branson’s intervention appears to be designed to prevent the UN from changing its mind AFP The UN may be about to call on the governments of all countries to end the “war on drugs” and decriminilise the use and possession of all illegal substances. In an extraordinary post on his Virgin website, Richard Branson said he had been showed a report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which dramatically changed the organisation’s stance on drug control. He said the “as-yet unreleased statement” had been sent to some of the world’s media under embargo, but the businessman has gone public with it early for fear the UN will “bow to pressure by not going ahead with this important move”. The UN was preparing to declare “unequivocally that criminalisation is harmful unnecessary and disproportionate”, Branson wrote. A document changing the UN stance on drug control … Continue reading

Former Cara CEO tackling marijuana sector through Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd – Financial Post

Former Cara CEO tackling marijuana sector through Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd Financial Post Don Robinson says he is bringing the “best of big business practice” to just about the last place investors would think to look for it: the marijuana sector. “We’re a marriage of industry experts who don’t have corporate experience with corporate grey … and more Continue Reading … Continue reading

Top Marijuana Articles This Week

  Sunday, September 20, 2015 Marijuana Speculator     Good Afternoon, We have some great articles to share with you which were posted on our website this week. Top Articles For The Week A Brief History of Medical Marijuana The Real Reason Why Marijuana Will Be Legal Bernie Sanders Talks About Medical Marijuana, Decriminalization, Banking, And Legalization If you are not a current subscriber to http://MarijuanaSpeculator.com we encourage you to check out our services and get started soon. Enjoy your Sunday, The Marijuana Speculator http://MarijuanaSpeculator.com … Continue reading

A Brief History of Medical Marijuana

By Thomas Valentine, Cannabis Culture on September 17, 2015 CANNABIS CULTURE – Medical marijuana had its start long before California or Canada became med-pot-friendly. Cultures from around the globe have used medicinal cannabis throughout the ages. Marijuana made it’s first appearance in our known history about 10,000 years ago in China and Taiwan. Its fibers were used extensively for various applications from cloth to rope. Since eating the seeds in traditional dishes was widespread, it didn’t take long for them to recognize the medicinal properties of the rest of the plant. In 140-208 AD, the early Chinese surgeon Hua Tuo was the first recorded person to use cannabis as an anesthetic. He mixed a cannabis powder with wine for the patient in imbibe previous to surgery. Because of its widespread usefulness, cannabis became one of the 50 “fundamental” herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Every part of the cannabis plant had a use in preparation … Continue reading