Canopy Growth Acquires Wana Brands: An Interview with Nancy Whiteman

Following the news of the $297.5 million acquisition of Wana Brands by Canopy Growth, we sat down with Wana Brands co-founder and CEO Nancy Whiteman to chat about her journey to success, her plans for the company’s expansion and what the future might hold.

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Flower-Side Chats Part 10: What’s Next for Audacious

In this article, Aaron Green interviews Marc Lakmaaker, SVP of Capital Markets at Audacious (formerly Australis), to learn more about their unique business strategy.

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Cannabis Recalls: Lessons Learned After Three Years of Canadian Legalization

Many of the leading causes for cannabis recalls in Canada since legalization can be avoided with production and quality controls to reduce labelling errors and prevent product contamination.

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Unnecessary Obstacles for the Canadian Edibles Market

Complex regulatory standards, dosage limits, price disparities and a limited variety of products all hinder the Canadian edibles market and prevent the category from flourishing as it should.

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European Cannabis is Starting to Look Like the US Market 10 Years Ago

While still a very immature market, Europe will follow its own path by acknowledging the failures and successes of other markets, blending them to form its own unique European model.

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Charlotte’s Web Poised for Canadian Expansion

Charlotte’s Web Holdings announced this week that they have just been approved for registration on Health Canada’s list of approved cultivars for 2021, allowing the company to bring their proprietary high-CBD strains into the country.

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Canopy Growth Signs U.S. Distribution Deal

The foot-in-the-door agreement between Canopy Growth and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits will allow Canopy Growth to distribute their CBD beverage portfolio in the United States, also signaling the benefits of their relationship with Constellation Brands coming to life.

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Cannabis Revival and Year of the SPAC’s: What’s To Be Expected the Rest of 2021?

The rise of the SPAC-era and Canadian entry into the U.S. market will cause asset increases, but it is only the second chapter in the market expansion of cannabis.

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The (Arrested) Rise of Craft Cannabis in Canada

While the cannabis legalization story in Canada has had its bumps, the clear path forward for greater legal market success lies in increased support for micro-cultivators. By increasing support for these small-scale producers to navigate regulatory requirements, more will be able to enter the legal market and actually compete against their illicit counterparts.

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Canadian Lab Offers Vapor/Smoke Analysis

Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures (CBDV) has added an innovative testing solution to their repertoire of lab services: the vapor/smoke analyzer. In their lab embedded in the University of British Columbia, CBDV will now be able to offer clients the ability to test the very final stage of the plant’s lifecycle: the smoke that consumers inhale.

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