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Cross-Border Pot Deals Getting More Creative: Cannabis Weekly

Aug. 23, 2021, 11:00 AM

The line that divides Canada from the U.S. is looking more and more illusory for the cannabis industry.

The 49th parallel used to be a big deal for marijuana growers. Canada’s legalization in 2018 spurred a generation of startups north of the border and investors flooded in with the hope they would follow the path of Canadian alcohol companies, which got a head start on U.S. competitors before prohibition was repealed.

Now, as more U.S. states have legalized cannabis, American firms have overshadowed their Canadian peers. And some Canadian companies, unable to export into the U.S. with its larger ...