Canadian pot stocks jump on reports that U.S. may ease cannabis restrictions
TORONTO - Embattled Canadian cannabis stocks jumped this week on the hope that the U.S. may ease restrictions on the substance.
The Associated Press reported that the U.S. health department has recommended marijuana be moved from a schedule one to a schedule three controlled substance.
U.S. Senate leaders hailed the recommendation Wednesday as a first step toward easing federal restrictions on cannabis.
Shares in Canopy Growth Corp. rose more than 28 per cent Thursday, after climbing nine per cent Wednesday.
Tilray Brands, Inc. shares rose almost 11 per cent, after its stock rose more than 10 per cent Wednesday.
Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. rose almost five per cent.
Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED, TSX:TLRY, TSX:ACB)