Canada Blazes Into 2018 With Corporate Cannabis Deals

Canada is scheduled to legalize leisure hashish in 2018 and dealmaking within the company sector is already off to a busy begin.

First, we’ve got The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD), a licensed producer with 970,000 ft.² of obtainable rising area in Ontario and Quebec. On Friday, mega-grower Aurora Cannabis introduced plans to buy an virtually 18 % stake in TGOD for $55 million (roughly $44,253,968 USD). TGOD is getting ready an IPO for March.

The partnership between Aurora and TGOD features a provide deal that may permit Aurora to buy as much as 20 % of TGOD’s annual harvest. For the deal to be absolutely executed, TGOD is required to listing on the inventory change.

Aurora has been busy cultivating different partnerships as nicely. Earlier this month, the Edmonton-based grower finalized a cope with a Danish tomato producer to domesticate and promote medicinal hashish to authorized European markets. Those territories embrace Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.

If that wasn’t sufficient from Aurora, the corporate has been actively concerned in a hostile takeover bid for CanniMed Therapeutics — a licensed producer based mostly out of Saskatchewan. Aurora has bought 207,800 shares of CanniMed in 2018.

On the West Coast, Victoria-based Emerald Health Therapeutics has reported an unnamed investor bought a $25-million piece of the B.C. cultivator. Also, in Leamington, Ontario, Aphria Inc. closed a $115-million bought-deal share providing, partially to increase the corporate’s cultivation talents.

Aphria additionally made a strategic enterprise partnership on the finish of final yr, getting into right into a cope with Canada’s largest pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart. Upon receiving permission from Health Canada, the retailer will promote Aphria’s hashish merchandise on-line.

Canada is predicted to completely legalize leisure hashish in July 2018.

Photo courtesy of Allie Beckett


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