SMITHS FALLS – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to join Canadians and cannabis advocates from around the world in celebrating today’s legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.
With the dawn of this new day, Canada becomes the first G7 nation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis, and the first to do so while ushering in a diverse, professional retail marketplace for cannabis products.
To celebrate the day, the Company’s Founder and Co-CEO Bruce Linton completed (what the company believes was) the first legal sale of recreational cannabis in Canada at the Tweed flagship store on Water Street in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 12:00 a.m. Newfoundland Time.
Management issued the following statements about this historic day:
“On a day like this, it’s important to recognize all those who struggled, and fought to get us here. The advocates, patients, physicians, lawyers, and many more who can celebrate today as the product of years, if not a lifetime, of hard work. We couldn’t be more excited to open this new, legal, regulated market for recreational cannabis in Canada and to now provide Canadians with a diverse supply of high quality, safe cannabis products,” said Bruce Linton, Founder and Co-CEO, Canopy Growth.
“Now the real fun begins. In addition to our constant focus on education, we can start introducing customers to the differentiated retail experience and high-quality products we’re proud to offer. We look forward to continuing our introduction to Canadians and invite the curious in for a conversation. Our staff are experts and are ready to answer the questions people have never had the chance to ask in a legal marketplace before,” said Mark Zekulin, President and Co-CEO, Canopy Growth.
With all the excitement around legalization, it’s also important to celebrate and enjoy responsibly and with that in mind, management has also issued the following statement in support of Tweed’s ongoing Don’t Drive High campaign in partnership with Uber and MADD Canada. “Don’t drive high. Period. There are at least 101 better things to do instead. Need ideas or a $5 credit for an Uber where eligible? Check out DontDriveHigh.ca.”
We’re fond of Future Growth but today, here’s to October 17, 2018!