Welcome to the Cannabis Countdown. In this week’s rendition, we’ll recap and countdown the top 10 Marijuana and Psychedelics industry news stories for the week of April 13th – 19th, 2020.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
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10. U.S. Lawmakers Lobby House Leaders to Include Cannabis in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Bill
A Group of 34 Lawmakers Are Lobbying to Have Cannabis Businesses Included in the New COVID-19 Relief Bill
The group stated their case to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Nancy Pelosi, recently called for the inclusion of language in the upcoming Coronavirus Stimulus Bill that would provide cannabis businesses with increased access to banking services.
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9. Champignon Brands is Turning Magic Mushrooms Into Medicine
Medical Professionals are Beginning to Use Psychedelics to Treat a Host of Mental Disorders
Champignon Brands (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) (FRA: 496) is growing a vertically integrated Psychedelic drug company. Champignon’s competitors such as MindMed (NEO: MMED) (OTC: MMEDF) (FRA: BGHM), are using different Psychedelics to treat different disorders, leaving Champignon more room to operate.
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8. Molson Coors, HEXO Form Joint Venture to Make CBD Drinks for Colorado Market
The Two Companies Have Agreed to Create a New Joint Venture
Cannabis company HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO) (NYSE: HEXO) (FRA: 74H) is enhancing its collaboration with Molson Coors (TSX: TPX.A) (NYSE: TAP) (FRA: NY7). Hexo announced that the joint venture Truss CBD USA will now produce non-alcohol hemp-derived CBD beverages in the Colorado market.
7. How the Impending Recession Could Change the Cannabis Industry
The 2020 Recession Represents the First Time an Established Cannabis Industry Has Had to Face an Economic Downturn
In recent weeks, some financial commentators have viewed the recent spikes in cannabis sales as a predictor of a bright future for the industry. Alan Brochstein’s expectations paint a less rosy picture for cannabis companies.
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6. Former Red Bull Canada President Joins Champignon Brands’ Special Advisory Committee
Champignon Appoints Mr. Jim Bailey to the Company’s Special Advisory Committee
Mr. Bailey is the former president of Red Bull Canada and will now lead Champignon Brands (CSE: SHRM) (OTC: SHRMF) (FRA: 496) marketing, distribution and commercialization of the company’s Novo Formulations-branded novel delivery systems for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and Psychedelic medicine industries.
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5. Allowing Marijuana Businesses to Open Bank Accounts Could Be Part of Coronavirus Stimulus
Legislation Allowing Banks to Serve Legal Cannabis Businesses Has Been Stalled in the Senate
Members of Congress are looking to add its provisions to the next coronavirus stimulus bill. The argument is that many patients who use legal marijuana are among the most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, and forcing them to deal in cash also puts employees at risk.
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4. Canopy Growth Exits Cannabis Cultivation on Three Continents in Major International Pullback
The Smiths Falls, Ontario, Company Also Said it is Eliminating 85 Full-Time Positions
Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) (FRA: 11L1) is ceasing more cannabis cultivation in Africa, Canada, Colombia and the United States in a bid to “improve efficiencies” in its global operations, the once high-flying marijuana giant said Thursday.
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3. Why Cannabis Has Been Deemed An Essential Business Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Cannabis is Considered as Essential as Food, Water, and All Other Medicine, Here’s Why
During this time of pandemic response, state and city governments around the country have deemed medicinal marijuana companies “essential businesses.” This means that they can remain open for business. Many have changed the way they operate — online and phone ordering, delivery, curbside — but nonetheless, they are open.
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2. Ontario Online Marijuana Purchases Jump 600% amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Data Shows
Sales Data Over the Past Six Weeks Show Legal Pot Appears to Be a More “Habitual” Purchase Than a One-Time Novelty
Ontario cannabis purchases rose as much as 600% since the beginning of March in Canada’s biggest market thanks to stockpiling by consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic – and demand may be sticking around.
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1. Trulieve Hiring Hundreds of New Workers in Multiple States
An Increase in Delivery Orders and Calls From Customers Are Driving the Need for New Hires
Some large multi-state operators (MSOs) are hiring, including Trulieve (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) and Curaleaf (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF). Trulieve is currently hiring for between 200 to 300 positions and has hired about 300 people since mid-March, Steven Ferrell, Trulieve’s director of human resources, said in an email.
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