Abattis Bioceuticals Corp is a Canada-based specialty company that delves in the biotechnology, cultivation, licensing, and distribution of cannabis and related products. Through its subsidiary companies and with industry partners, the company is aiming to capitalize on both Canada and US marijuana markets. One of Abattis’ wholly owned subsidiaries is Biocube Green Grow Systems Corp, which provides controlled cultivation environments. This company has exclusive rights to the MgO board, a special building product touted as fireproof, waterp roof, antimicrobial, and recyclable.
The upsurge of opportunities in the marijuana industry has enticed many existing companies to diversify their portfolio to include cannabis-related businesses or even completely transition towards those. Affinor Growers, Inc is one such company. It is a Canada-based diversified company that started in mining and is now working on being a grower of premier medical marijuana.
Agritek Holdings, Inc. was the former MediSwipe, Inc. (MWIP), which changed its corporate name on May 20, 2014. Agritek, a leader in compassionate care, provides innovative solutions for businesses in the medical cannabis industry that operate within regulated jurisdictions across the United States. The company is an industry pioneer, and the first public entity to provide electronic processing transaction solutions within the legal marijuana sector.
American Green, formally named Altitude Organix and formerly known as Tranzbyte Corporation, Inc., is a driving force behind One Bode, Altitude Organic Corporation, Proxima RD, and The YO! Debit Card. The company’s subsidiary, Altitude Organic Corporation focuses on developing, branding, retailing, and commercial cultivating strategies in conjunction with its medical marijuana retail dispensaries that operate under the brand name Altitude Organic Medicine.
AVT, Inc. is an industry innovator and a global leader in automated retailing technology with primary focus on the design and manufacture of vending and product dispensing systems. It uses a custom-oriented approach that aims to increase customer convenience and to expand the use of vending machines into new applications.
Bedrocan Cannabis Corp. is a global leader in producing medicinal cannabis. The strains it has produced have been used by over 15,000 patients in seven countries. Currently based in Canada and with a long track record in the industry, Bedrocan is the world’s only source of legally exported cannabis, and is one of only two suppliers of pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis.
The growth of the marijuana industry has brought not only more cannabis producers and distributors, but also more businesses offering supplementary products and services. One of these ancillary businesses is BG Medical Technologies, a company that provides technology services in the medical cannabis industry. The premier service of BG Medical Technologies is the internet portal BudGenius.com.
BreedIT Corp is a technology firm that provides solutions to companies and groups in agriculture, including those in the marijuana industry. The firm, which has offices in the US and Israel, offers a flagship software for agro-breeders, and also partners with various plant-breeding institutions for research and development.
Canadian Cannabis Corp is an early-stage producer and supplier of medical marijuana in Canada. According to the company, it is poised to become the largest indoor cannabis producer in the country, with its Toronto facility and its license pending. Its focus is to work with doctors and distribute medical cannabis to patients, first in Canada then eventually around the world.
Canopy Growth advances the world’s perception of cannabis by focusing on research, product development and innovative production capabilities – all presented through brands people trust. Our vision is to be the number one cannabis company in the world. From product and process innovation to market execution and everything in between, we are driven by a passion for leadership, a commitment to drive the industry forward, and above all else, providing medical and recreational cannabis consumers the best possible experience.
Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biotech company that produces proprietary technologies for medical cannabis therapies. The company’s flagship product is the Cannabics SR, a sustained release cannabis capsule to provide palliative care to cancer patients.
Cannabis Sativa, Inc is one of the relatively new companies that has entered the marijuana industry. The company develops cannabis strains and offers cannabis-infused products through its subsidiaries Kush and Wild Earth Naturals. Kush, also known as Kush Cosmetics, has been recently acquired by Cannabis Sativa, Inc. This subsidiary specializes in cannabis research and development. It has produced two medicinal cannabis strains: the potent and patent-pending CTA strain, and the proprietary NTZ strain. Kush has also developed a proprietary lozenge delivery system for marijuana users; this is touted as a better delivery method than smoking and most edibles because users can control their dosages. The subsidiary has also created a proprietary trauma cream formula made with cannabis substances.
Cannabis Science, Inc. is a patient-oriented biotech company that specializes in cannabis formulation-based drug development and consulting. It is dedicated to meeting the needs of the community with products that are based on cannabinoid science. With the company’s unique understanding of metabolic processes, it aims to provide innovative treatment options for people whose medical needs were unmet.
Entering the marijuana industry only earlier in 2014, Cannabis Technologies, Inc is a new player in the biopharmaceutical area of the industry. The Vancouver, Canada-based company is developing cannabis-based therapies, both botanical and non-botanical, to treat certain health conditions. Among these are glaucoma, arthritis, Huntington’s disease, epilepsy, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. These, however, are only the company’s initial focus.
As marijuana rises in popularity and legitimacy, companies are flocking to answer the various needs that come with it. From research, cultivation, processing, and marketing, all the way up to commercial and personal use, the many aspects of the industry are covered by new and existing businesses. However, the Vancouver, Canada-based Cannabix Technologies, Inc stands out because it caters to the field of law enforcement through its Marijuana Breathalyzer. CannaGrow Holdings, Inc. is committed to taking a leading role in transforming the legal Cannabis industry into a vital, responsible and profitable sector of the American economy. We work to evolve the space through best business practices, science-based solutions and a sustainable ethos to benefit our customers, investors and planet.
CV Sciences, Inc. is a Nevada-based company that focuses on the procurement and wholesale of cannabidoil (CBD). The company also develops, produces, markets, and sells end-consumer products containing hemp-based compounds to the nutraceutical industry. It produces raw ingredients to be used by the pharmaceutical industry for a wide variety of therapeutic purposes, and by nutraceutical market as ingredients for foods and nutritional supplements for the health and wellness of consumers.
Chlormet Technologies, Inc is one of the mining companies that have now joined the “green rush”. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company evaluates, acquires, and develops natural mineral properties in Canada and Tanzania. Earlier this year, it has revealed its intentions to invest in the medical marijuana sector. Among the primary endeavors of Chlormet Technologies is exploring copper, gold, and silver deposits. It has a 100% interest in 15 mineral claims in the Chuchi Property, a 5,400-hectare area in the Omineca Mining Division in British Columbia.
Chuma Holdings, Inc. is the new name of CannaMed Corp. Currently traded in the OTC markets under the symbol CHUM, it is a financing and support solutions provider serving businesses in the legal cannabis industry. Solutions by Chuma Holdings cover the seed-to-sale operations of cannabis businesses like cultivators, dispensaries, and manufacturers.
Conatus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company that develops and commercializes novel medicines for the treatment of liver disease. Conatus develops emracasan, the company’s lead compound for treating patients suffering from chronic liver disease, as well as acute exacerbations of chronic liver disease. An orally active pan-caspase protease inhibitor, emracasan is designed for reduction of the activity of ten human caspases, the enzymes mediating inflammation and death of cells, or apoptosis.
Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and manufacturing novel medicines by applying the company’s proprietary Deuterated Chemical Entity (DCE) Platform to compounds that have well-characterized pharmacological activity. This type of approach may enable less costly and more efficient drug discovery and clinical development compared to conventional small molecule drug research and development.
Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc is a development-stage company that produces and markets nutraceutical and health supplements under the brand name Cenergy. In 2013, it established a partially owned subsidiary called CEN Biotech, Inc to supply pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis to Canada. The Cenergy brand has a variety of tablets, capsules, and powders for different aspects of health. These include weight management, energy, fitness, and well-being. The brand also has a “Natural” product line featuring hemp products such as tea and coffee additives. Digipath, Inc. is a publicly traded (OTCQB:DIGP) independent laboratory testing and media firm for the cannabis industry. The Company utilizes its expertise and experience to provide reliable cannabis safety and potency testing, cannabis news coverage, and comprehensive marijuana education.
A specialty pharmaceutical company, Easton Pharmaceuticals, Inc designs, develops, and markets topical health care products. These premium products provide various therapeutic benefits using the company’s proprietary gel formulation to deliver transdermal effects. In 2013, the Toronto, Canada-based company announced that it has also made initiatives to enter the medical marijuana sector.
Endexx Corporation is a provider of innovative medical marijuana management and technology solutions for entrepreneurs. It offers collaboration tools to different industries through its subsidiaries; the m3hub, Project Canopy, and the Global Solaris Group. The company also entered into an agreement to acquire GreenLeaf Consulting, LLC.
Enertopia Corporation is a Vancouver, Canada-based public company that cultivates, produces, and sells medical marijuana under Canada’s new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The company has interests in three different marijuana-growing facilities in Canada.One of Enertopia’s operations is with the Lexaria Joint Venture in Burlington, Ontario. This joint venture with Lexaria Corp has a facility area of 75,000 square feet in total.
FusionPharm, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells a commercial hydroponic cultivation system that has the capability to grow almost any type of vegetable, herb, fruit, flower or any terrestrial plant better and faster than any traditional farming methods. The company is the creator and manufacturer of the patent-pending PharmPod hydroponics cultivation container system, and sells and licenses the PharmPods to urban farming companies and agricultural equipment distributors.
FutureWorld Corporation is a diversified company in the industrial hemp and medical cannabis sectors. The company operates through various subsidiaries to acquire, develop, and commercialize cannabis and hemp products. The three featured subsidiaries in FutureWorld’s portfolio are HempTech, CB Scientific, and URVape. HempTech provides proprietary technology solutions to industrial hemp and medical marijuana cultivators.
Global Hemp Group Inc. (CSE: GHG) (OTC: GBHPF) (FRANKFURT: GHG) is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, with base operations in Montreal and Los Angeles. The Company was founded in 2014 and is focused on a multi-phased strategy to build a strong presence in the industrial hemp industry in both Canada and the United States. The first phase of this strategy is to develop hemp cultivation for the extraction of cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN & CBC) and creating a near term revenue stream that will allow the Company to expand and develop successive phases of the strategy. Under this first phase of the strategy, the Company has begun cultivating hemp at projects in New Brunswick, Canada and Oregon, in the United States. The second phase of the plan will focus on the development of value-added industrial products utilizing the processing of the whole hemp plant, as envisioned in the Company’s Hemp Agro-Industrial Zone (HAIZ) strategy.
GreenBank Capital, Inc is a Canadian corporate finance business that focuses on small cap publicly listed companies in Canada. With six small cap companies listed in the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and several investments in its portfolio, the company facilitates company listings, as well as mergers, acquisitions, and private equity transactions. It has also entered the medical marijuana sector earlier in 2014. GreenBank Capital has helped create and list six small caps in Canada’s natural resource, oil and gas, mining, and technology industries. These companies are Winston Resources, Inc; Hadley Mining, Inc; Zara Resources, Inc; CNRP Mining, Inc; GreenBank Capital, Inc; and Leo Resources, Inc.
GreenGro Technologies, Inc. focuses on designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing eco-friendly cultivation systems. With the company’s expertise in agricultural science systems, it provides innovative products such as nutrient mixers, flux lighting products, table stands, cloning systems, home units, tea brewers, automatic watering systems, hoods, fans, and nutrients to consumers and the commercial cultivators.
As medical marijuana gains more acceptance, many companies are now participating not only in distributing the product, but also in research and development to improve the production chain. GrowBlox Sciences, Inc is a company that offers solutions for cultivating and processing medical cannabis. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, this development-stage company develops proprietary technologies that it intends to implement through state-level partners.
GrowLife, Inc. is a holding company with multiple operating businesses that manufacture and supply expendables and equipment for urban gardening and for medical marijuana growing. The companies owned by GrowLife include Phototron, GrowLife Hydroponics, Inc., SG Technologies Corp., GrowLife Productions, Greners, and Soja, Inc. These companies are engaged in the promotion, marketing, distribution, and selling of their own brands.
GW Pharmaceuticals, PLC is a biopharmaceutical company based in United Kingdom, and is engaged in the research, manufacture, and commercialization of cannabinoid-based prescription medicines that contain controlled substances, and plant-based pharmaceutical products to meet the needs of patients in a range of therapeutic conditions. The company maintains in-house control over all aspects of the development process of their cannabinoid products, such as botanical research, extraction technology, drug formulation, clinical trials, and regulatory affairs.
Hemp, Inc., formerly known as Marijuana, Inc., supplies products, information, and services related to the medical marijuana industry. The company’s hemp-based products include cosmeceutical and nutraceutical products. Herbagenix supplements are among the hemp-based nutrition products developed and manufactured by Hemp, Inc. The supplements in Herbagenix product line have sufficient amounts of active ingredients to deliver the necessary effects and improved overall wellness.
Many companies have recently expanded or crossed over to the booming marijuana industry, not only to directly handle the plant or sell to the public, but also to offer supporting services. Homeland Security Corporation has been providing security solutions since 2001, but has now created a new division to cater to the medical and recreational marijuana markets, as well as the hemp market.
Ignyta, Inc., a biotechnology company, catalyzes personalized treatments in cancer. The company pusues an integrated Rx/Dx method of combining discovery and development of drugs with companion diagnostics for patient selection.
iMD Companies, Inc is a holding company for business acquisitions in the health and wellness as well as hydroponics industries. It has recently ventured into the marijuana industry by completing its first partnership in that industry in early 2014. The company’s four featured acquisitions are Optimum Mobile Imaging LLC; PCI HeartScan, Inc; R-Quest Hydroponics, Inc; and Lumz ‘n Blooms Ltd.
India Globalization Capital, Inc operates in several locations around the world to acquire, incubate, finance, and grow companies in various industries. Through its subsidiaries, it has businesses in India, Inner Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. Its business lines include iron ore processing, electronic components trading, clean energy, equipment leasing, and vertical farming, and it has entered the marijuana industry as well. The company’s foray into the legal cannabis industry involves its vertical farming projects in the US. Currently, it is planning to build indoor vertical farms designed to produce organic green vegetables, and eventually, legal marijuana. Also part of the company’s strategy are creating a portfolio of cannabis and hemp-based patents, developing FDA-approved drugs based on cannabinoids, and establishing a cannabis R&D laboratory.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals develops and commercializes drugs used for treating various health conditions that include viral, inflammatory, metabolic, cardiovascular and dermatologic diseases, and cancer. The company is a leader in the discovery and development of antisense drug, exploiting their own novel and highly efficient drug discovery platform to generate a pipeline drugs that are first in class. IONS’s antisense technology provides a direct route from genomics to drugs. The company discovers and conducts early development of new drugs and out-licenses their drugs to their partner companies.
Maple Leaf Green World, Inc holds a unique spot in the marijuana industry: it is an eco-agriculture company primarily dealing with reforestation and renewable energy, and has recently ventured as a marijuana cultivator. Though its projects are mostly in China, it is registered as a wholly owned foreign enterprise in Canada. Among the company’s reforestation involvements was the Inner Mongolia Greenhouse Project, wherein it cultivated and sold tree seedlings to fight desertification in China.
mCig, Inc. is a technology company that focuses on the development, manufacture, and distribution of portable vaporizers such as mCig 2.0, VitaCig, Vapolution 2.0, and other vaporizing products. The company, formerly known as LifeTech Industries, Inc., was founded in 2010 and changed its name to mCig, Inc. in August 2013.
MedBox, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells automated, biometrically-controlled storage and dispensing systems for medicine and merchandise, and provides consulting services related to the pharmaceutical industry. The company has been featured in articles of more than 30 news agencies worldwide for their cutting-edge products and services. The California-based MedBox, Inc. features patented systems hardware and software for medicine dispensing systems based on biometric identification or through fingerprint samples.
Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions, Inc is one of the technology companies that have crossed over to the marijuana industry. This company offers software products to medical cannabis businesses like cultivators and dispensaries. It currently has three types of products: a payment processing solution, a seed-to-sale management system, and a mobile application platform.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. is comprised of a diversified portfolio of products, technology, businesses, and services exclusively focused on the production of high concentrate hemp oil products that are rich in cannabinoid (CBD). The company’s products range from proprietary and patented cannabinoid-based products to seed and stalk, or isolated high-value extracts formulated and manufactured for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, and food industries.
The bio-pharmaceutical company Medican Enterprises, Inc aims to be the largest medical marijuana supplier in North America. Based in Nevada, it already has operations in both the US and Canada. Through its subsidiary and partnerships, the company cultivates and conducts researches on medical marijuana for wholesale distribution. It also provides corporate finance solutions for related projects.
Mentor Capital, Inc is a publicly traded private equity firm that invests in and acquires medical and social cannabis companies. It provides passive equity funding to smaller companies, invests in shelf IPOs, and aims to provide public market access to founders and owners of small businesses.
Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. is a development-stage specialty company that is aiming to enter the alternative medicine industry. Though the company is based in Nevada, USA, its current endeavors focus on medical marijuana development and production in Canada. There are not many active operations of the company on its current medical marijuana focus, but it has established a wholly owned subsidiary called MDRM Group Canada Ltd.
Touting itself as the first publicly traded hemp food company in the globe, Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd is a Vancouver-based company whose “superfoods” are derived from hemp. It develops, licenses, commercializes, and sells products nutritional enhancers and pet care products. The company also conducts research and development on hemp-based food products, for which it has received government funding.
Neutra Corporation is an early-stage company that delves in the research and development of health and wellness solutions, including cannabis-related products. The company has only recently begun production of commercial products; most of its endeavors so far have focused on building the business and forming partnerships. Together with one of its joint venture partners Vertigo Technologies, Inc, Neutra Corp announced in October 2014 that it has started manufacturing a plant-blooming system.
Originally an energy company, Next Generation Management Corp has expanded to the marijuana industry by focusing on retail and cultivation in the medical cannabis sector. Though the company still has its energy business, it has stated that the medical marijuana industry is “its most recent and promising direction.” In March 2014, it began devoting its focus and resources towards this new direction.
A Canadian exploration stage company, Namaste Technologies Inc. is one of the mining outfits that have expanded to the marijuana industry. While the company retains its mineral exploration pursuits, it has become a diversified public company whose focus includes investing in the medical marijuana and industrial hemp sectors. Namaste Technologies is known for its GreenRush Financial Conferences, hosted by its wholly owned subsidiary of the same name (GRFC).
Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. is a service provider that targets the healthcare component of the medical marijuana industry. The company provides health insurance and related insurance solutions within the industry in states where legal cannabis programs exist. They also seek to provide physicians’ education programs, business development services, and pharmaceutical research and development services within the industry.
Pharmacyte Biotech is a biotechnology company that focuses on developing treatments for brain cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, and diabetes through encapsulation technology using cellulose-based live cells. Through the company’s subsidiary, Medical Marijuana Sciences, Inc., Pharmacyte Biotech seeks to exploit the use of the technology in optimizing effectiveness of chemical constituents of marijuana, known as cannabinoids, against cancers.
Omnicanna Health Solutions, formerly named Endocan Corporation, focuses on developing natural cannabis-based products to utilize the benefits of cannabis and hemp plants. The company is committed to developing effective cannabinoid (CBD) formulation-based solutions for health and wellness, as well as cosmeceutical and nutraceutical solutions throughout the world.
OrganiGram Holdings, Inc is a Canadian company that develops, produces, and sells condition-specific medicinal marijuana. A licensed producer under Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), the company currently has 16 strains of medical cannabis in production, and it is developing more.
Medigreen Holdings Corp is a Nevada-based holding company for a number of businesses, and focuses on developing, producing, and distributing vapor inhaler products for medical cannabis patients and for users of nicotine and herbs around the world. The company develops and sells solutions for vaporizing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for the medical marijuana industry, nicotine, as well as herbs for casual users. They also provide consulting, marketing, and management services within the medical cannabis industry.
As the marijuana industry continues to show potential, companies from other industries such as mining have flocked to discover opportunities there. Satori Resources, Inc is one of the junior mining companies that are now exploring the cannabis industry. The company, which explores mineral properties in Canada, is now considering partnerships especially in growing and cultivating medical marijuana.
SinglePoint, Inc is a technology company that develops and sells mobile business platforms. Its products allow businesses to accept mobile payments, implement text message marketing, and conduct mobile auctions. The company has also created a solutions provider specifically for businesses in the cannabis industry.
Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc (also known as Supreme Pharma and Bioscience) is a Canadian company formerly in mining and now in biomedicine, particularly medical marijuana. The company has a greenhouse in Ontario and is preparing to sell its products online.
Surna, Inc develops, manufactures, and distributes solutions for controlled environment agriculture, specifically for cannabis cultivation. Based in Colorado, the company says its systems are currently in place in the US as well as in other countries such as Canada, Australia, and South Africa. The company is also noted for having had Zynga co-founder Thomas Bollich at its helm until earlier this year.
Many companies in the medical, wellness, and technology industries are expanding to the medical marijuana sector as it continues to show growth. Tauriga Sciences, Inc is one such company – it is a diversified biotechnology outfit that entered the marijuana space this year by acquiring a manufacturer of medical cannabis products. Tauriga Sciences aims to build on its diversified portfolio by acquiring licenses, exclusive and non-exclusive rights, and entire businesses.
Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc is a Canadian pharmaceutical company focusing on medical marijuana products. It is considered as British Columbia’s first publicly traded medical marijuana company. The company primarily operates through its subsidiary Thunderbird Biomedical Inc. This subsidiary is one of the first companies in Canada to obtain a medical marijuana production license under the country’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).
Terra Tech Corp is an agricultural company that has entered the US marijuana industry. Since 2012, it has been developing products for controlled plant cultivation, but it is only in early 2014 that it started to explore a medical cannabis business. Terra Tech’s main business is producing technologies for indoor and outdoor agriculture. These include environmental controllers, plant lighting, horticultural nutrients, and hydroponic trailers.
Two Rivers Water & Farming holds a unique position in the marijuana space as it is a provider of infrastructure to marijuana growers. The company is primarily a developer of farmland and water rights in Colorado, but has entered the booming marijuana industry in the state through a wholly owned subsidiary.
A former oil and gas energy company, Verde Science, Inc is now focusing on developing high-quality medical marijuana and related technologies through partnerships in the industry. The company intends to provide cannabis research and development, aeroponics technology, and technical services. It seeks to make an entry into the medical marijuana market in Canada and introduce aeroponic growing to Southern California.
In Canada, Vodis Pharmaceuticals, Inc is considered a foremost brand name of medical marijuana. The company prides in its award-winning grow teams and is currently waiting to be inspected by Health Canada for its marijuana license under new regulations. It has also very recently formed a subsidiary in the US to enter its marijuana market through Washington State. Vodis Pharmaceuticals’ product line comprises of 25 strains of medicinal marijuana, grouped into the Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid groups.
Unique Growing Solutions, Inc., formerly known as Alternative Energy & Environmental Solutions, Inc., is a leasing, sales, and consulting company that offers turnkey solutions to the natural or organic food industry, including the emerging cannabis sector. Unique Growing Solutions has developed its proprietary Enviropod, a high-technology, high-yielding growing environment that incorporates an innovative hydroponic grow system with state-of-the-art greenhouse lighting. The Enviropod is also equipped with ancillary horticulture support apparatus.