This is your Daily Hit of cannabis news for April 23, 2018:
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Maricann & Broken Coast Add More Capacity
Aphria Inc. (APHQF) announced that its subsidiary, Broken Coast Cannabis received a license amendment from Health Canada that provides Broken Coast with an additional 18,000 square feet of production space as part of its Phase III expansion, bringing total production space to 44,000 square feet.
In addition to Broken Coast, Maricann Group Inc. (MRRCF) announced that it received all of the necessary approvals from Health Canada to commence cultivation in Phase One of the company’s new facility in Langton, Ontario, Canada. This is Maricann’s third license issued by Health Canada. Maricann is currently undertaking an expansion of its cultivation and support facilities in Canada in a 942,000 sq. ft. build out, with a designed expected capacity of producing 95,000 kg (based on conservative estimates) of dry cannabis flower per year to support existing and future patient growth.
Is YouTube Blocking Spanish Cannabis Channels?
For many Spanish-speaking cannabis users, Marihuana Television is their go-to source for all things cannabis. Featuring how-to guides and up-to-date news, Marihuana Television looks like any other mainstream YouTube channel but with cannabis; which is why many were shocked to find that the channel had been deleted with no explanation.
In Other News:
Nutritional High International Inc.
Nutritional High International Inc. (SPLIF) announced that it signed an agreement to purchase California-based Pasa Verde, LLC. a leading cannabis extraction and toll processing facility in Sacramento, California. Pasa Verde operates a 17,600 sq ft extraction facility in Sacramento’s “Green Zone” and was the first operator in Sacramento to receive its Conditional Use Permit. Pasa Verde’s large-scale facility is located in a fully-serviced industrial area and has excellent space and infrastructure to house a significant extraction and marijuana-infused products operation – capable of production volumes suitable for the California market which is expected to reach US$6.5 billion in annual sales by 2020.
Emblem Corp. (EMMBF) announced that it purchased C$2.5 million of units of Fire & Flower Inc. at a price of C$0.80 per unit as part of a larger unit offering conducted by Fire & Flower. According to the company statement, each unit consists of one common share in the capital of Fire & Flower and one common share purchase warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire one (1) additional Fire & Flower Share at a price of C$1.05 per share for a period of two (2) years, subject to adjustments in certain events.
General Cannabis Corp.
General Cannabis Corp. (CANN) announced that it completed the closing of a private placement transaction with various private parties, including existing and new investors in General Cannabis. The company issued $5.54 million of senior secured promissory notes and an aggregate of 4,432,000 warrants to purchase common stock at the closing. The notes bear interest at 8.5% per annum and are secured by all of the Company’s assets. The warrants have an exercise price of $2.35 per share. The proceeds of this debt raise will be used primarily to fund the company’s expansion and for working capital.
ABCD Cannabis Data
ABCD, a data-driven media campaign outlet, has released new data which reveals the number of marijuana head and grow shops in 120 cities around the world. This research, which builds on the 2018 Cannabis Price Index released earlier this year, reveals which locations around the world are ready to embrace cannabis legalization.
- With a total of 156, Los Angeles, USA has the most headshops.
- Madrid, Spain has the largest amount of grow shops, with a total of 68.
- Tokyo, Japan has the most expensive cannabis, at 32.66 USD per gram, while Quito, Ecuador has the least expensive marijuana, at 1.34 USD per gram.
- Based on the average US marijuana tax rates currently implemented, New York City could generate the highest potential tax revenue by legalizing weed, with 156.40 million USD per year. New York City also has the highest consumption rate of cannabis, at 77.44 metric tons per year.