Shares in an Oxford cannabis research company backed by US rapper Snoop Dogg soared in its debut on the London Stock Exchange. The Evening Standard reports shares in Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT) jumped by 50 per cent to 7.5p in early trading before settling back at around 5p later on Friday morning. The company, which creates cannabinoid-based medicines for pain relief and aims to be able to sell its first drug by 2027, is the latest in a string of companies in the industry to opt for a UK listing this year, after regulator the Financial Conduct Authority gave permission for medicinal cannabis firms to float. OCT, which was founded in 2017 and has a partnership with Oxford University, placed 960.4 million shares at 5p per share, implying a market value of around £48 million. The company made £16.5 million from the IPO.

Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 05/23/2021 16:30:00

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