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California pot company nixes potential blockbuster deal

Posted: 6:29 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 21:29:27-04
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Marijuana stocks have come down hard from their highs a year ago, and the skid isn't just spooking investors.

On Tuesday, MedMen Enterprises Inc., which sells legal cannabis in California and 11 other states, backed out of a blockbuster deal to buy PharmaCann, a Chicago-based marijuana company with operations in eight states.

In its announcement, Los Angeles-based MedMen cited the steep pullback in U.S. and Canadian cannabis stocks this year, noting the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index, a Canadian exchange-traded fund that tracks cannabis stocks, is down 47% since March.