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Industry News

1/25 5:18pm
Medical Marijuana

Why can't this ALS patient be allowed to smoke medical marijuana?

ut this time, the radenton couple appeared in a Leon County courtroom, asking a judge to overturn a state law that bans patients who qualify to use medical marijuana — like Cathy Jordan, who has suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease for more than three decades — from smoking their treatment.
1/25 5:06pm
Cigarettes, Marketing, Tobacco

US panel rejects marketing plan for heated tobacco device

ILVER PRING, Md. (AP) — Government advisers dealt a blow Thursday to Philip Morris International's hopes to sell its heat-not-burn device in the United tates as a less-harmful alternative to cigarettes.
1/25 4:56pm
Research, Tobacco

17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

eventeen public health schools in the U.. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a moke-Free World was ...
1/25 4:45pm

Governor expected to extend ban on CBD oil raids, fines and arrests

NDANAPOLS (WTHR) — A spokeswoman for Governor Eric Holcomb expects the state's short-term moratorium on CBD-related confiscations and arrests to be extended to give state lawmakers more time to legalize CBD oil for all Hoosiers. “'m pretty sure he's going to extend it,” the governor's press ...
1/25 4:22pm

To grow marijuana legally in Vermont, know the law

ONTPELIER - Home-grown marijuana will become legal in Vermont on July 1, meaning those who plant seeds on legalization day will have a short inaugural growing season. Vermonters will be allowed to cultivate a total of six plants per home, including up to two mature female plants that have ...
1/25 4:06pm
CBD, Cosmetics, Drinks, Foods, Hemp, Products, Industrial Hemp

Hemp company to produce cannabidiol products, eventually employ ...

exington Herald eaderHemp company to produce cannabidiol products, eventually employ ...exington Herald eaderAgTech Scientific will produce energy drinks, pet and equine foods and high-end cosmetics with CBD, or cannabidiol, from industrial hemp.and more »
1/25 4:00pm

The Complete Cannabis Guide #3: Consumption

e are optimistic on the large cannabis market post legalization but remain on the sidelines over valuation. All amounts in C$ unless otherwise ... In Part III of the series, we want to discuss the latest finding on the Canadian cannabis market from a consumption perspective. e will review the latest report ...
1/25 4:00pm
Cannabis, CBD

How Cannabis and CBD Offer Hope in Future Treatments of Autism

owever, accumulating evidence suggests that in many cases of autism, there's a reduction in the brain's “inhibitory tone” (see below). This suggests that cannabis-based medications, particularly CBD-rich preparations that enhance the brain's inhibitory signaling, may be a potential autism treatment.
1/25 4:00pm
APH.V Cannabis

The Complete Cannabis Guide #3: Consumption In Canada

e are optimistic on the large cannabis market post legalization but remain on the sidelines over valuation. All amounts in C$ unless ... Recall that in Part I of the series we compared cash cost and all-in cost among the top four largest publicly traded cannabis companies in Canada. e found that Aphria ...
1/25 3:54pm

Increasingly Bullish Wall Street Ratings for ZBH

hat to Expect from ZBH's 4Q17 Earnings ResultsThe latest analysts recommendations for ZBH stock
1/25 3:53pm

What Does Nektar Therapeutics’s (NASDAQ:NKTR) Share Price Indicate?

ektar Therapeutics (ASDAQ:KTR) received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the asdaqGS over the last few months. As a large-cap stock with high coverage by analysts,Read More...
1/25 3:52pm

6 Reasons Why William Blair Turned Bullish On Abbot Laboratories

bbott Laboratories (NYSE: BT ) reported fourth-quarter results that were highlighted by a top- and bottom-line beat and a guidance range for the first quarter that came in ahead of the consensus estimate. ...
1/25 3:51pm

Will Pfizer (PFE) Surpass Estimates This Earnings Season?

hile Pfizer's (PFE) new drugs like Ibrance and Xeljanz are likely to drive sales in Q4, genericization of key drugs and supply shortages in legacy Hospira products will hurt sales.
1/25 3:41pm

Marijuana Prices Are Falling in Canada Before Legalization

Falling marijuana prices will indeed pose a challenge” to producers, said Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Kenneth Shea. Companies can adapt by creating strong brands and other services such as helping customers choose the right strain. In Colorado they have learned to diversify and add more ...
1/25 3:37pm

Developing a roadside test for marijuana intoxication isn't as easy as it sounds

s the movement to legalize marijuana in the United States gains momentum, researchers worry about keeping the public safe, particularly on the roads. Recent studies in which marijuana users took controlled doses of cannabis in the lab have identified new biomarkers that can be used to estimate a ...
1/25 3:37pm
Growing, Cultivation

NJ marijuana legalization: Toms River plans to ban recreational weed sales

dd Toms River to the growing list of Ocean County towns poised to ban recreational marijuana sales. The Township Council introduced an ordinance Jan. 23 that also bans the cultivation of weed within the township's borders. "We think it creates a creative nuisance for the town and it's just not needed ...
1/25 3:26pm
Food, Products, Tobacco

What To Make Of The FDA Vote That Rocked Philip Morris

hat Happened Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM ) plummeted 6 percent intraday Thursday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee rejected one ...
1/25 3:26pm

Why No Gadget Can Prove How Stoned You Are

nd how you took the cannabis. nd the position of the North Star at the moment of ingestion. OK, maybe not that last one. But as medical and recreational marijuana use spreads across the United States, how on Earth can law enforcement tell if someone they've pulled over is too high to be driving, ...
1/25 3:16pm

Cannabis Stocks: Not A Dot-Com Bubble...Yet

eeking AlphaCannabis tocks: Not A Dot-Com Bubble...Yeteeking AlphaCalifornia has gone legal, Canada is about to go legal, Attorney General Jeff essions recently rescinded the Cole Memorandum, the marijuana stock market is bouncing daily like a monkey on a trampoline, new Exchange Traded Funds are mindlessly pouring ...
1/25 3:16pm

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Philip Morris International Inc. of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of February 20, 2018 – PM

EW YORK, Jan. 25, 2018-- The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:. To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Philip Morris International Inc. ...
1/25 2:53pm
IGC Investors

What You Must Know About India Globalization Capital Inc’s (NYSEMKT:IGC) Major Investors

oday, I will be analyzing India Globalization Capital Inc’s (AMEX:IGC) recent ownership structure, an important but not-so-popular subject among individual investors. Ownership structure has been found to have an impactRead More...
1/25 2:52pm

How Topical Marijuana Can Save Your Skin (And Hair And Body)

llow me to introduce you to "marijuana," a psychoactive plant you probably haven't heard about because it isn't legal everywhere in the United States. (If you live in Maine, in Massachusetts, or along the Pacific seaboard, feel free to skip to the next paragraph.) When ingested, marijuana imparts all sorts ...
1/25 2:40pm

What to Expect from Thermo Fisher Scientific’s 4Q17 Revenues

hermo Fisher Scientific: Strong Momentum for 4Q17?
1/25 2:13pm

Philip Morris stock falls, FDA advisors say evidence does...

n FD advisory committee said evidence doesn't support the tobacco company's claim that iQOS cuts the risk of tobacco-related diseases.
1/25 1:10pm

Thermo Fisher Scientific Stock Hit 52-Week High on January 23

hermo Fisher Scientific: Strong Momentum for 4Q17?
1/25 1:04pm

Want to get in on the pot stock and bitcoin frenzy? Here's how to make a sensible decision

he Globe and MailWant to get in on the pot stock and bitcoin frenzy? Here's how to make a sensible decisionhe Globe and Mailhe second-worst stock market environment for the sensible investor is what we're seeing today – a grab-fest of buying based on the fear of missing out. he worst of the worst market conditions are crashes like we most recently saw in 2008-09. A lot of ...
1/25 12:50pm

Crock-Pot Owner Defends Product After 'This Is Us' PR Nightmare

loombergCrock-Pot Owner Defends Product After 'This Is Us' PR NightmareloombergA scare over Crock-Pot fires is coming at an unfortunate moment for the product's owner, Newell rands Inc. On a day when a grim forecast and strategy shift sent its stock plunging 24 percent, Newell is also dealing with a PR nightmare sparked by the ...The maker of Crock-Pot is plunging as people freak out over a character's shocking death on 'This Is Us'Markets InsiderCrock-Pot Parent Company Stock Tanks: lame 'This Is Us' Fire?TheWrapCrock-Pot is forced to defend itself after a heartbreaking plot twist on 'This Is Us'usiness InsiderCNNMoney -TIMEall 78 news articles »
1/25 12:17pm

FDA panel rejects Philip Morris safety claim

NB's Dominic hu reports on the FDA rejecting a safety claim about Philip Morris' "IQOS" smoking device.
1/25 12:00pm

Philip Morris Falls as Tobacco Device Hits Snag on Health Risks

t’s unclear whether an electronic tobacco device made by Philip Morris nternational nc. would diminish the risk of diseases linked to smoking, a panel advising U.S. regulators said, in a setback for ...
1/25 11:53am
Cigarettes, Marketing

Philip Morris could win even if its iQOS marketing application fails

failed attempt to market iQOS as safer than cigarettes could still be a win for Philip Morris, says a former FD official.
1/25 11:45am

Why Analysts Expect Altria’s Earnings to Rise in 4Q17

an Altria Outperform Analyst Estimates in 4Q17? In 4Q17, analysts are expecting Altria Group (MO) to post EPS (earnings per share) of $0.80, which represents a growth of 17.6% from $0.68 in 4Q16. EPS growth is expected to be driven by revenue growth, expansion of net margins, and share repurchases.
1/25 11:37am

Analyst Ratings for Thermo Fisher Scientific before 4Q17 Results

hermo Fisher Scientific: Strong Momentum for 4Q17?Analyst recommendations
1/25 11:35am
Cannabis, Management, Hedge Fund

Hedge fund says cannabis stocks will either collapse or we should all move to Canada and grow pot

NBHedge fund says cannabis stocks will either collapse or we should all move to anada and grow potNB... is not high on marijuana stocks. Lakewood apital Management, led by Anthony Bozza, revealed short positions in anopy Growth and Aurora annabis, according to the firm's fourth-quarter investor letter sent Wednesday and obtained by NB. The firm ...and more »
1/25 11:31am
Bitcoin, Cannabis

Cannabis Industry Sees Blockchain as Key to Growth While Complying With Regulations

ntrepreneurCannabis Industry Sees Blockchain as Key to Growth While Complying With RegulationsntrepreneurThe ledger is secure, decentralized and public, with each transaction listed in chronological order. Once entered a transaction cannot be changed. Most associate blockchain with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The technology offers a way for people in a ...
1/25 10:15am

Altria’s 4Q17 Revenue: What Analysts Expect

an Altria Outperform Analyst Estimates in 4Q17? Analysts are expecting Altria to post net revenue of $4.8 billion in 4Q17, which represents a growth of 1.9% from $4.7 billion in 4Q16. Revenue growth is expected to be driven by the acquisition of Nat Sherman, product innovations, growth in MarkTen sales, and an increase in the prices of its products.
1/25 10:02am


EW YORK, Y / ACCESSWIRE / January 25, 2018 / Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC notifies investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Philip Morris International Inc. ("Philip Morris" ...
1/25 9:53am
GBLX Research

GB Sciences Welcomes Dr. Zoltan Mari, A Nationally Recognized Expert on the Study and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease to Their Scientific Advisory Board

AS VEGAS, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GB Sciences, Inc. (GBX) welcomes Dr. Zoltan Mari, Section Head of the Nevada Movement Disorders Program and ee Pascal Parkinson's Disease Scholar at Cleveland Clinic ou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Nevada, as Vegas, to its recently relaunched Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Mari is a renowned expert of clinical research on Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, who is willing to offer his guidance on GB Sciences' Parkinson's disease therapy program.
1/25 9:36am


ONDON/NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) has pulled out of the race to buy Pfizer's (PFE.N) consumer health business, leaving GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.) and Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) among those preparing bids, according to sources familiar with the matter. Bidders have until Feb. 1 to submit their non-binding offers for the unit, which makes Advil painkiller, Centrum multivitamins and Chapstick lip balm, five banking sources said. U.S. drugmaker Pfizer, which has not made public any details about the sale process, wants to sell the business for no less than $20 billion, two of the sources added.
1/25 9:35am

How Does Biogen Make its Money?

iogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it is diversifying its product line.
1/25 9:30am

These 3 Buyouts Could Happen in 2018

erox, Philip Morris International, and Viacom could all get bought out this year.
1/25 9:00am
CIIX Bitcoin, Investors, News

NetworkNewsAudio Announces Audio Press Release (APR) on Crypto and Blockchain Concepts Taking Root with Investors

ew York, ew York--(ewsfile Corp. - January 25, 2018) - etworkewsAudio announces an Audio Press Release (APR) titled "Established Companies Positioning to Invest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies," featuring, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX).To hear the etworkewsAudio version, visit LIKTo read the original editorial, visit LIK"Although there has been some volatility in the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin's price resilience is impressive … With each rebound in price relative to news, we see more evidence that the concept ...
1/25 9:00am
ETST Cannabis, Science

NetworkNewsAudio Announces Audio Press Release (APR) on How Diversity Strengthens Booming Legal Cannabis Industry

ew York, ew York--(ewsfile Corp. - January 25, 2018) - etworkewsAudio announces an Audio Press Release (APR) titled "Diversity Spells Success in the Cannabis Market," featuring Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTC Pink: ETST). To hear the etworkewsAudio version, visit LIKTo read the original editorial, visit LIKETST again extended its reach in June 2017 when it entered into a joint venture to launch its wholly owned KannBidoid, Inc. ("KBD") subsidiary ( to take advantage of ...
1/25 9:00am
CBD, Hemp, Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary Kannaway® Announces Exclusive Roadshow Event in Phoenix, AZ

AN DIEGO , Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary Kannaway LLC , the first hemp lifestyle network to offer cannabidiol (CBD) hemp botanical ...
1/25 8:52am

Why AbbVie (ABBV) Might Surprise This Earnings Season

bbVie (BBV) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.
1/25 8:41am

Altria’s 4Q17 Earnings: Why Investors Are Optimistic

an Altria Outperform Analyst Estimates in 4Q17?Stock performance
1/25 8:33am

Supreme Secures Supply Agreement with Namaste

upreme ecures upply Agreement with Namaste
1/25 8:26am
ATTBF Bioceuticals, News

Abattis Announces Successful Completion of Acquisition of Green Tree Therapeutics

ANCOUER, British Columbia, Jan. 25, 2018-- Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. is pleased to announce that, further to its news releases dated December 22, 2017 and January 11, 2018, it has completed its acquisition ...
1/25 8:20am
CNAB Cannabis

United Cannabis Corporation Signs First Licensing Agreement For Its Patented Technologies With Harborside Health

greement Grants Harborside Rights To The Use Of The Company's Patented Technologies DENVER, CO / CCESSWIRE / January 25, 2018 / United Cannabis Corporation (OTCQB: CNB) (the "Company" or "United ...