Solid Profits Show Strength of Growing Cannabis Space

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: The cannabis markets have already produced some amazing financial results, but all indications are the industry is only at the beginning of an impressive ascent.

Quarter-over-quarter sales growth is one of the indicators used to indicate upside potential. With that in mind, Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) (WLDFF Profile) revenues have increased 11 consecutive quarters, quarter on quarter, ever since the company started selling its hemp-based CBD products. Similar quarterly sales spikes and strategic acquisitions foreshadowed dramatic price increases in some of the largest names in the cannabis universe. Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF) more than tripled its revenues from one year ago, both on a year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter basis, and Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) announced company-wide sales increased 17% in its fiscal second quarter. Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTC: TCNNF) grew its first-quarter 2019 revenues by 192% year-over-year to $44.5 million while Acreage Holdings Inc.’s (CSE: ACRG) (OTCQX: ACRGF) first-quarter 2019 performance showed…

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420 with CNW – Maine Relaxes Residency Requirements for Recreational Marijuana Companies

The Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee of Maine’s Assembly has voted 7-2 approving the draft rules for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. The approved rules relax the residency requirements included with the purpose of keeping out-of-state companies from moving in and controlling the recreational market at the expense of local companies.

The committee removed language that limited out-of-state players from having majority stake in recreational marijuana companies which operate within Maine. In its place, the committee left a provision to the effect that Mainers who have resided in the state for at least four years will have 51 percent ownership of any company to be licensed to conduct business in the recreational marijuana arena. This means that the local ownership can be several individuals or entities as long as their combined stake adds up to 51 percent in the company.

Erik Gundersen, the head of the Office of Marijuana Policy, said his office wants to see the tools which will make it possible for the letter and the spirit of the law to be implemented. He added that the law should be made by Mainers, within Maine and for the benefit of Mainers.

The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy was instrumental in including language which specifically sought to lock out large corporations from using out-of-state management contracts to dominate the local recreational cannabis market in the fashion of what is happening in Massachusetts and even in the medical marijuana program of Maine.

However, not everyone was thrilled with that proposal to lock out out-of-state companies. Some people said that the provision would be counterproductive because it would hurt the interests of Mainers in the long run since the capital and technical expertise of out-of-state operators was needed to kick-start the recreational marijuana industry. They cited the example of manufacturing equipment which costs millions and would be out of reach for most local investors.

Wellness Connection of Maine, the biggest medical marijuana company in the state, had even threatened to sue the regulator if the original text of the bill was retained in the final language of the law. The company felt that the provision about out-of-state companies was targeting it since it has complex management contracts with out-of-state operators.

The time at which marijuana companies should close their doors also generated a lot of debate in the committee. The original bill stipulated that retail outlets should close at 9pm, but this was changed to 10pm to avoid sending people to black market players. Law enforcement agencies had pushed for the 9pm closing time.

The committee decided that local authorities shouldn’t have the right to set their own operating hours for cannabis businesses. However, cannabis businesses could apply to open for extended hours and the regulator would consider their request on a case-by-case basis.

Now that the bill has been cleared by the committee, advocates hope that the entire House will vote on it before the legislative session ends on June 19.

Marijuana industry analysts hope that the cannabis industry, including players like Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) and VPR Brands LP (OTC: VPRB), will be happy that a robust debate was conducted and the strongest arguments won the day during the committee session.

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Searching for the Next Super Nova

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Skepticism has been squashed and all apprehension eliminated. There’s no longer any question about either the viability or the profitability of the newly respected cannabis sector. Huge money has already been made in the nascent industry, and the only real question left is: where’s the next super nova?

Quarter-over-quarter sales growth is one of the indicators used to target explosive upside potential. Similar growth patterns were exhibited by many of the cannabis behemoths prior to parabolic price increases. In what may be an equally telling indicator, Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) (WLDFF Profile) revenues have now increased 11 consecutive quarters, quarter on quarter, ever since the company started selling its hemp-based CBD products. Similar quarterly sales spikes and strategic acquisitions foreshadowed dramatic price increases in some of the largest names in the cannabis universe. Last October Medmen Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF) soared 60% in one week when the company announced a deal to buy PharmCann. Florida-based Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTC: TCNNF) (CSE: TRUL) went public last September through a reverse merger in Canada and soared 200% after a strong 2018 Q2. Already up big on Canadian exchanges, Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) became the first pure-play marijuana stock to list on NASDAQ around $7 and just bounced off $23 a share. Last year, Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) became the first cannabis company to…

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420 with CNW – Why Columbia Could Reshape the Canadian Cannabis Landscape

The big pot stocks in Canada, such as Tilray Inc., Canopy Growth Corp. and Aurora Cannabis may soon have to contend with an emerging threat as marijuana growers in North America start moving their farms across the border to Columbia.

This migration is eerily similar to what happened to the growers of rose flowers who all moved south to low-cost Columbia.

Paul Henderson, the owner of Grupo Flor (a cannabis cultivation company based in Monterey) is the trailblazer of this migration. He predicts that North American marijuana growers in Canada will suffer the same fate that rose growers experienced. Practically no rose grower was left in Monerey once cultivation starting moving south.

Henderson adds that within the next decade, the cannabis industry will transition into a phase of commoditization. As that happens, it will become increasingly untenable to keep growing marijuana in Canada when Columbia is just a short distance away.

Henderson’s company is currently getting a 1,000,000 square-foot cultivation facility ready on the outskirts of Cali, a city found close to the Equator in Columbia. He boasts that when the facility starts operations, his company would be able to cut the price of its produce by 90 percent and still make a profit, something that growers who are still based in Canada cannot do and stay afloat.

Columbia enjoys several advantages which are only a dream to Canadian cannabis growers. First, the climate in Columbia is so good that the cultivation facilities there don’t require elaborate climate-control systems. Secondly, the labor in Columbia is highly skilled yet more affordable than what is available in Canada.

These reduced production costs put Columbia firmly on course to attain the target of producing a gram of cannabis at just 50 Canadian cents ($0.38) and yet the long-term goal of cannabis production in Canada is to bring the cost of a gram down to CAD $2 ($1.51) . That is a whole world of difference in production costs!

Columbia legalized medical cannabis for domestic use as well as export. This policy shift is responsible for the interest of Canadian cannabis growers in shifting their operations to Columbia.

The emergence of Columbia as a destination for Canadian cannabis cultivators has come at a time when the cannabis industry in Canada has just been dealt a blow by the U.S. FDA. The regulators are reluctant to legalize CBD and it appears to be headed for regulatory oversight by the FDA. This has dampened the hopes of Canadian firms that were gearing up to enter the U.S. CBD market.

Cannabis industry watchers are wondering what major players like Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) and Youngevity International Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) can do to respond to developments like transferring marijuana cultivation facilities to another country different from the country where the company has its major operations.

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Products for Pets Gain Prominence in Hemp Market

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: As the hemp and CBD markets grow, a wide variety of CBD- and hemp-based products are becoming available, including products for pets.

Geyser Brands Inc. (TSX.V: GYSR) (GYSR Profile) has recently announced an acquisition that provides the company with two brands of hemp and CBD products. Indiva Ltd. (TSX.V: NDVA) (OTCQX: NDVAF), which provides infused products for humans, is working on a new extraction facility to increase its production. Viridium Pacific Group (TSX.V: VIR) (OTCQB: VIRFF) is supporting the growth of the hemp and cannabis industries through investment, both in acquisitions and in partnership with smaller companies. Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) (WLDFF Profile) has raised the public profile of CBD through celebrity associations and entry into prestige shops. Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTCQX: PHVAF) is producing CBD products for both…

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420 with CNW – Arizona Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Celebrate Supreme Court Decision on Concentrates as Sales Soar

In a 7-0 emphatic decision, the Supreme Court of Arizona has quashed a ruling by the Court of Appeal to the effect that marijuana concentrates, such as hashish, were not included in the law which legalized medical marijuana in the state.

This case arose after Yavapai County convicted a patient with a valid medical marijuana card issued by the state for possessing hashish. In their ruling delivered on Tuesday (May 28), the justices affirmed that the law legalized all forms of the cannabis plant, including the concentrates made from any segments of the plant that manufacturers deemed fit for processing.

For over a year, the decision of the Court of Appeal had stood and restricted the potentially explosive growth of the cannabis concentrates industry since the court ruling had excluded concentrates from the products envisaged by the 2010 law.

The cannabis extracts sold in medical marijuana dispensaries across the state include soda, candy, vape pens, food and many other products. Records show that the sale of cannabis concentrates is growing at a faster pace when compared to marijuana flower. For example, in the year ending April 2019, sales of cannabis flower grew by 33 percent while sales of concentrates surged by 71 percent in the same period. The 71 percent growth doesn’t include cannabis edibles.

It would therefore have been damaging (and strange) if the highest court has upheld the decision of the lower court. Many jurisdictions where medical marijuana is legal only allow extracts, such as cannabis oil, tinctures, creams, gels and ointments. These include Pennsylvania which only accepted smokable cannabis recently.

It is noteworthy that the dispensaries and manufacturers, such as Item 9 Labs, only paused cannabis concentrate sales briefly after the Court of Appeal ruling and then continued business as usual after their legal teams advised them that there was no legal basis for banning the concentrates.

The legal counsel of those companies has now been vindicated after the Supreme Court pronounced itself on the matter.

Patients have welcomed the latest ruling since the decision ensures that they will continue accessing marijuana concentrates. Many of the patients on the medical marijuana program are either unable or unwilling to smoke medical marijuana. Concentrates also provide a precise way to determine the dosage consumed, an attribute which is vital if the desired therapeutic effects are to be attained.

Lindsey Bartels, a patient who lives in Tempe and has battled chronic pain for years, admitted as much when she said cannabis oil allows her to live a normal life. Youngevity International Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI), Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) and the entire cannabis industry welcomes the court decision in Arizona which has given patients like Lindsey Bartels hope that they will continue having access to cannabis concentrates which have proved immensely helpful in improving the quality of their lives.

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Growing Media Coverage, Celebrity Endorsements Lead to Soaring CBD Popularity

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Growing media attention and celebrity acceptance is fueling rising popularity of CBD.

Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) (WLDFF Profile) is one of the companies benefiting most from this attention, with its products featured in Kim Kardashian’s baby shower and the new Saks CBD salon. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) is working with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and its athletes in clinical studies involving pain management, inflammation, injury, exercise recovery and mental well-being. Green Thumb Industries Inc. (CSE: GTII) (OTCQX: GTBIF) recently acquired Beboe, a luxury cannabis brand founded in California. With this growing CBD popularity, HEXO Corp. (NYSE American: HEXO) announced that it has become the first cannabis company to join Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), the largest voice of the Canadian food, beverage and consumer products industry. And Aphria Inc. (TSX: APHA) (NYSE: APHA) has been awarded a fifth lot for the cultivation of medical cannabis in Germany as part of the company’s previously awarded license from…

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Celebrity Attention Fuels Rising Press Profile of CBD

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Companies with a presence in the CBD market are seeing their profiles rise, thanks to growing media and celebrity attention.

Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) (WLDFF Profile) is one of the companies benefiting most from this attention, with its products featured in Kim Kardashian’s baby shower and the new Saks CBD store. Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) has seen strong market coverage as its shares rose following action to tackle product shortages in Canada. Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED) has fostered its public profile through efforts by the company’s media-savvy co-CEO. Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) drew attention as its share value rose with a large external investment. Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: CWBHF) (CSE: CWEB) has been focusing on growing better..

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420 with CNW – University of Washington to Study Effects of Cannabis Use During Pregnancy

There’s minimal scientific information about the potential effects of the different drugs which pregnant mothers are discouraged from taking, but cannabis is singled out and given a very negative connotation even if there’s no proof to show whether it is as dangerous, or more dangerous, than pharmaceutical drugs. To set the record straight, researchers from the University of Washington are now recruiting study subjects to research how cannabis use during pregnancy affects babies after they are born.

The “Moms + Marijuana” study will document pregnant mothers’ use of marijuana from the first trimester of pregnancy until birth. The babies born will then have their brains scanned at six months of age to determine how prenatal marijuana use affects the cognitive, psychomotor and behavioral development of infants.

The study is focusing on pregnant women who are already using cannabis to manage the conditions, such as nausea, which they are suffering from during pregnancy. The objective is to find scientific proof either in support of, or contradicting the advice given to pregnant women to abstain from using marijuana.

To this end, the researchers are on a drive to recruit 70 pregnant women who are still in the first trimester of pregnancy. Half of these women will be in the test group while the other half will be in the control group.

Those in the control group will not be allowed to take any cannabis, tobacco or alcohol while those in the test group will be allowed to consume marijuana at least two times each week. The marijuana will be used to control morning sickness.

The researchers intend to conduct random drugs tests throughout the study in order to confirm that the pregnant women aren’t using any other drugs apart from what they are self-reporting to the researchers.

The test group of pregnant women are required to report their weekly marijuana use, and that marijuana can only be bought from licensed sources. The women will also send photos of the cannabis package so that the THC and CBD concentration in that marijuana will be recorded.

When the babies of the research subjects reach six months of age, they will be tested to establish their social and cognitive development, their motor and communication skills, their temperament and other behavioral markers.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans will also be done while the babies are asleep. During those scans, the babies will be exposed to an odor of phenyl-ethanol. This substance is known to activate the sections of the brain which are associated with addiction and reward. The researchers want to use these scans to assess how prenatal marijuana use affects this part of the brain.

Once all this data has been collected, the researchers will compare the findings from the two groups and determine what role marijuana has had on the development of the babies. Youngevity International Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) and Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) hope that this research will provide conclusive proof of whether prenatal cannabis use should or shouldn’t be recommended.

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420 with CNW – Oregon Legislators Discuss Exporting Marijuana Surplus

The production of marijuana in Oregon is so high that the Oregon Liquor Commission estimates that the available inventory can address the supply needs of the state for nearly 7 years if demand remains at the current level. This overproduction has prompted lawmakers to consider exporting the excess cannabis to other jurisdictions where recreational marijuana is legal.

Senate Bill 582 is a preemptive step aimed at getting Oregon ready to move fast once the federal government relaxes its marijuana laws. Currently, marijuana is a schedule 1 controlled substance which cannot cross state lines.

Cannabis law reform at the federal level is expected to take one of two forms in the foreseeable future. First, the States Act which is before Congress seeks to get federal recognition that states have a right to make and implement their own marijuana laws without interference from the feds.

Alternatively, a statement by the Justice Department to the effect that the transfer of marijuana between states wouldn’t be a “priority for law enforcement” at the federal level can be interpreted to mean that states which have legalized marijuana can trade the substance between themselves.

Mike Getlin, a cannabis law reform advocate, says that should marijuana trade between states become a reality and Oregon isn’t poised to jump right in from the very onset, then a delay of even six months would be sufficient to knock the state out of contention as a major player in the interstate cannabis trade. Such an eventuality would flip the oversupply in Oregon from an asset to a major problem which can cripple the state’s cannabis industry.

SB 582 has provisions which would allow the Governor of Oregon to negotiate arrangements through which Oregon’s surplus marijuana can be sold to states where more supply is needed. The bill stipulates that only states where recreational marijuana is legal are eligible for an export and sale arrangement with Oregon.

Casey Houlihan, the head of the Oregon Cannabis Retailers Association, testified before the senate committee and revealed that the excess cannabis in Oregon will find its way to other states one way or the other, so it is better for mechanisms to be put in place so that the export can be done in a regulated way that brings revenue to state coffers.

Some of the cannabis companies that testified before the senate committee revealed that they had reduced their workforce by up to 80 percent because of the drop in marijuana prices due to oversupply within Oregon.

Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN) (OTCQB: WLDFF) and Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) look forward to a viable solution that can save the cannabis industry in Oregon from collapsing due to excess production.

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