Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. shot up 10.8% in afternoon trade Friday, after the Canada-based marijuana company said it was expanding into Mexico with the establishment of an exclusive supply deal with Farmacias Magistrales S.A. The company said Farmacias, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor that reaches 80,000 retail points and 500 pharmacies and hospitals, recently received the first import license graded from the Mexico’s Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks, which allows the company to import medical cannabis containing THC. “This new exclusive partnership further expands Aurora’s early mover advantage in Latin America, allowing us to become a leading player in the development of the medical cannabis system in Mexico, a legal market of 130 million people,” said Aurora Chief Executive Terry Booth. The stock has lost 5.2% over the past three months, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF has shed 15.7% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 5.5%.
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