Medical marijuana companies around the world have raised $2.7 billion so far this year to capitalize on explosive growth in the industry, an almost 300% increase from the same time last year. More than half that total, $1.6 billion, was raised in Canada via 189 transactions, the Financial Post reported. The data was compiled by New York-based Viridian Capital Advisors through November.
One of Canada’s largest medical marijuana producers announced a stock-purchase deal to raise 100 million Canadian dollars ($77.7 million) in capital, which it intends to apply to the construction of new production facilities globally and in Canada. Leamington, Ontario-based Aphria also said in a news release it has given the underwriters involved in the transaction the option to purchase an additional CA$15 million worth of company stock, which would bring the total to $CA115 million.
Aphria is scrambling to shed direct involvement in American medical cannabis businesses as it undergoes a delisting review by its stock exchange operator. The Leamington, Ontario-based company has been in the hot seat since the TMX Group – parent of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange – said companies with direct business ties in American marijuana companies could be delisted from its platforms.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".