AURORA MAKES MEXICO POT PACT
Aurora Cannabis says it will supply medical pot to Mexico through a partnership with pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor Farmacias Magistrales. Farmacias recently got the green light to import weed, which Aurora says is the first and only import licence granted by federal Mexican authorities to date. Aurora CEO Terry Booth says the exclusive partnership expands the pot grower’s early mover advantage in Latin America. The Edmonton-based producer says Farmacias has a reach of roughly 80,000 retail points, and 500 pharmacies and hospitals across Mexico. It adds that Farmacias has also received licences from Mexico’s Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks to manufacture and distribute products with CBD and THC. Shares of Aurora rose as much as 10 per cent to hit $7.82 in intraday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.