Legal changes in Canada are creating an ideal base for cannabis companies, which are shifting their focus away from smoking.
- As the first G20 nation to make recreational cannabis legal, Canada is creating an opportunity for its cannabis companies to become global leaders.
- Analysis shows that the global cannabis market is larger than expected — and set to keep growing.
- Many new consumers prefer not to smoke their cannabis, leading to a shift towards cannabis-derived food and drinks.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) (LXRP Profile) has developed patented technology that helps make cannabis available to nonsmokers; the company’s innovative development methods make cannabis’ active chemicals more palatable and more effective in food and drink. Companies such as Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) are expanding their production to cater to this growing market, resulting in rising share values. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) has leveraged its position in the market to raise extra financing through a $345 million public offering. Aurora Cannabis, Inc. (OTC: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) has been focusing on ensuring access to a broad market, setting up supply agreements across Canada. Meanwhile, other companies are evaluating international growth opportunities, with Cronos Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) having established subsidiaries on five continents.
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. licenses disruptive patented delivery technology that promotes healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness of lipophilic active molecules. Lexaria has multiple patents pending in over 40 countries around the world and has patents granted in the USA and in Australia for utilization of its DehydraTECH™ delivery technology. Lexaria’s technology provides increases in intestinal absorption rates; more rapid delivery to the bloodstream; and important taste-masking benefits, for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com
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