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US: Canada Banker Is Pot's Money Man

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 08:00
Wall Street Journal, 23 Dec 2019 - Graham Saunders is a man in high demand. When U.S. cannabis companies need financing they can't find elsewhere, they turn to this Toronto banker who operates far from Wall Street. Since the spring of 2016, Mr. Saunders's team at Canadian boutique firm Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. has helped finance more than half of all pot deals in the global equity markets, raising more than $5 billion from investors, according to Dealogic.
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Canada: Pot in Canada: Legal, But Not Profitable

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 08:00
New York Times, 16 Dec 2019 - SMITHS FALLS, Ontario - When Canada became the first major industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana, visions of billions of dollars in profits inspired growers, retailers and investors, sending the stock market soaring in a so-called green rush. A year later, the euphoria has vanished.
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US TN: Drug Crisis Ravages Rural America And Fills Its Jails

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 08:00
New York Times, 14 Dec 2019 - MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - The Hamblen County Jail has been described as a dangerously overcrowded cesspool of a dungeon, with inmates sleeping on mats in the hallways, lawyers forced to meet their clients in a supply closet and the people inside subjected to horrible conditions every day. And that's the county sheriff talking.
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