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Cannabis company Cronos shares

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TORONTO — Shares of cannabis company Cronos Group Inc. plummeted nearly 27 per cent after a U.S. short-seller raised concerns about the Toronto-based company’s disclosures. The company’s stock fell $4.38 to $11.99 with nearly 10 million shares traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange after a brief halt in afternoon trading. …

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Lloyd’s to offer cannabis insurance in Canada

Lloyd’s of London is to enter the cannabis insurance market, offering cover in Canada to people who produce, distribute and sell it. The Canadian Cannabis Act, which comes into force in October, allows recreational use of marijuana. The law was passed earlier this summer. In a note to underwriters, Lloyd’s …

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Cannabis extract could eventually be used to treat psychosis – if a clinical trial proves it works

Cannabis extract could eventually be used to treat psychosis – if a clinical trial proves it works

A new study has suggested cannabis extract could be used to treat psychosis, despite long-held views that recreational use of cannabis itself could be linked to developing psychosis. Researchers from King’s College London found cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major chemical components of the marijuana plant, works separately to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which the …

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Fears of being ‘outed’ as a cannabis user?

Fears of being ‘outed’ as a cannabis user?

Careless online conduct on behalf of either a consumer or retailer, he said, might result in a breach or disclosure that could have unforeseeable effects on a person’s job prospects or insurability. Cybersecurity and protection of sensitive consumer information is the No. 1 concern cited by Canadians regarding cannabis purchasing, …

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Why the race to invest in cannabis is hotting up

Alcohol producers are right to be worried about moves to legalise marijuana in North America. Even permitting cannabis use for medical purposes has been shown to have a significant impact on sales of beer and spirits. That’s why recent reports that a suite of major brewers – including UK-listed Diageo …

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